At Sound Babies, Aimee Strader offers postpartum doula care to families in Seattle as they transition from pregnancy to welcoming their baby home.
Aimee meets families in their home, makes sure they are nourished and nurtured, listens to concerns, offers guidance, and gives a helping hand as they navigate the first few weeks and months after birth.
Aimee’s support includes:
Listening to parents and believing they are the best parents for their children.
Offering evidence-based information for parent healing and baby care so families can make decisions confidently.
Sharing knowledge on baby development and all the tricks she has up her sleeve to make parenting easier.
Understanding how important it is to include siblings and extended family in adjusting to the new baby.
Sitting with parents as they process the pregnancy, birth, postpartum period, and becoming a parent.
Making sure everyone, including the baby, is eating and resting to support growth and healing.
And provide practical household assistance to ensure families aren't getting overwhelmed.
Aimee has been working closely with families for over thirteen years cultivating nurturing environments for their children to grow and flourish. She transitioned to postpartum doula work in the Fall of 2017 after being employed as a nanny for over seven years by an amazing family.
As a nanny, Aimee loved helping parents discover their goals and how to achieve them, creating an environment that supported children's development as individuals and members of society, all while keeping the household running smoothly. When the children at her previous position entered full-time school and the family's need for a nanny wrapped up, Aimee excitedly began her transition to postpartum doula work.
Aimee began her transition by completing Basty University's Postpartum Doula Training at Simkin Center, attending Simkin Center’s Lactation Educator Training, and becoming a certified Bringing Baby Home Educator through The Gottman Institute. Aimee is a member of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support and continues her education through reading, learning from other professionals, and attending workshops to provide families with the best possible support.
When Aimee is not holding babies and assisting growing families, you can find her working on her fixer-upper house, riding her bicycle around the city with her husband, and catching up with friends while having impromto dance parties in her living room.
Aimee offers free half hour consultations with parents to talk about their growing family and if her support fits their needs. Please fill out the contact form below to get in touch.