Baby Sleep Consultant NYC | Erica Shane
Welcome to Erica Shane Childbirth | 16yrs of Compassionate Care for the New Family
My Baby Sleep Coaching program is for families who are looking for Gentle and Intelligent Sleep Understanding that comes with Evidence Based, Real Answers to help your entire family structure solve it's struggles around sleep, the exhaustion that comes with new parenting, and all the issues in between.
Many parents believe their only options are cry-it-out, or to co-sleep and nurse all night. I'm here to debunk this myth, for you. I'm here to help you get your self-care plan back on track and your family unit more rested, too. It will take some work the first couple of weeks. I don't come to your home to do the work. I guide you, as parents, in standing by your child and gently getting them to bed, day and night, and thus used to a familiar routine that makes them feel secure.
My training includes secure attachment theory, basic counseling and child development, sleep science, behavioral modification techniques, and supporting the breastfeeding mom. I have extensive experience working with mothers with postpartum depression, moms who nurse, parents who bottle feed, parents who co-sleep, and parents who have their babies in their own room on day one; I've worked with it all. I have no agenda for your family. Your goals are your goals and I'll help you meet them. After two years of many sleepless nights with my own toddler and feeling the direct effects of sleep deprivation, I realize how important healthy sleep habits are to the entire family structure.
Your family's sleep story is unique and intimate to you, and you may benefit from a professional, non-judgmental ear, and sound guidance. I offer on-going gentle sleep coaching, over the phone and video, whether you are doing this with no help at all, or have a partner who helps with the night shifts (or a partner who just can’t help at all), or you're back to work, or you have a baby nurse. Whatever your story and your goals, my job is to hear you and to help you get there.
On-going Virtual assessments and consults include:
"I cannot say enough things about this wonderfully kind and professional person. Erica came into our family as a healing, nurturing, and calming presence. We were new parents with all the anxiety and naivete that comes with the gig, and it was a huge relief every single time Erica would offer her extensive wisdom, and kind energy, always making sure to build our confidence as Mom and Dad. The thing that makes Erica so special is her heart. She is truly empathic, and cared for me as a new mother, just as much as she was caring for our baby. I cannot imagine he would be as loving and trusting as he is now without her early influence. Erica allowed me to have such a happy early experience with our son, and I will forever be deeply grateful to her"