My name is Robin and I am so excited to bring the Mama Coach to Edmonton. I have been a Registered Nurse in Emergency and Paediatric Emergency for over 11 years and have additional training as an Infant Sleep Coach and Lactation Counsellor. Helping others has always been a calling for me. My desire to help others is what drew me to Nursing as a profession and now it has led me to helping make motherhood easier!
“Being a mother is my greatest joy”
I have two beautiful daughters, a 4 year old and a 7 month old. Being a mother is my greatest joy, but it hasn’t always been a joyful experience. My first daughter had a tongue tie which made nursing difficult. I pumped and syringe fed her for the first month. I had supply issues and the fact that neither of us were sleeping much, complicated matters further. She suffered from colic, reflux, milk and soy sensitivities, and would cry all night, every night.
I was devastated. I felt like I was failing at being a mother. I loved my baby more than anything and had all this medical knowledge, so why was this so hard?
At 9 months my daughter was diagnosed with an immune disease that can cause anaphylaxis from pretty much anything. I learned all I could about allergies, reactions, epipens, antihistamines and made sure my husband and family members were equally as prepared.
It took about a year, lots of research and the help of many professionals to get all of our issues sorted out. In hindsight, I wish I had gotten help earlier, I feel I missed out on many of the joys the first year has to offer.
Why I became a Mama Coach
The birth of my second daughter brought new challenges, but I felt better equipped to handle them this time. Talking to other moms, colleagues and friends I realized that I wasn’t alone in the struggles I had faced. Inconsolable crying, feeding difficulties and sleep issues are very common.
I don’t want anyone else to struggle or feel alone like I did and that is why I became a Mama Coach.
I wish that I could give you a magic answer to solve your problems. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. Every family, child and their issues are unique and as such requires a personalized solution.
“I want to help you find the solution that works for your family. So if you are struggling with feeding, sleep or allergies, please reach out to me, I would love to help make it easier for you and help you find your joy!”
Our Mama Coach services
Do you have a child who won’t sleep?
Are you exhausted and overwhelmed? We can help. As an Infant Sleep Coach we offer a gentle solution to get your child consistently napping and sleeping so much better in the night! Lactation counselling and intensive support is included in ALL of our packages.
Infant and Child Allergy Navigation
We understand the fear and anxiety around food allergies and my service helps educate and empower parents to gain control of their child’s allergies and feel more comfortable managing them.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!!
The Mama Coach prenatal education was created by Carrie Bruno (founder of The Mama Coach) based on over 12 years experience as a labour and delivery nurse and lactation consultant.
Your class will be taught by a Mama coach- and we are all Registered Nurses and Mamas!
Upcoming Workshops & Classes
Project Motherhood May 12, 2018 @ 12 – 4pm Come enjoy a wonderful afternoon learning about one of the most defining chapters in a woman’s life: motherhood. Learn from experienced doulas, mama coaches (ME!), and relaxation specialists. Book mini session with a lifestyle photographer or have a photo taken to celebrate motherhood. Shop for trendy and beautiful clothing that can carry you through pregnancy and beyond. Reserve your spot today. Tickets are FREE! https://foundryroom.com/products/project-motherhood
West Coast Kids Sleep Seminar June 10, 2018 @ 1030-1130 am : Join Robin The Mama Coach at West Coast Kids for a Free Informative Session on Sleep! Come learn the basics of sleep, my tips for getting your little one sleeping and ask questions. Registration is required as space is limited!Use the link to purchase tickets for $10. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/find-sleep-for-your-littles-tickets-45559707311