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About Erica

Erica Harris is a highly trained maternity concierge professional with 25 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant; her experiences entails offering quality caregiving services to families. Professionally for the last 12 years, her expertise has been applied to specializing in Doula and Newborn Care services to families during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond the Postpartum journey.

Erica is proficient in quickly assimilating into diverse households and cultivating friendly and long lasting relationships with families, while implementing a safe, innovative, flexible, compassionate, and family-focused environment. Her extensive experience is evident for how she empowers, guides, and educates every family. Erica is a great source of knowledge for baby product recommendations, newborn care, and parent education. She has a passion to continue to learn and advance in her career. Erica’s certifications and training consists of breastfeeding education, full spectrum doula certification, newborn care, and the most recent training, Summers Sleep Secrets Signature Sleep Consultant Program. Erica is part of the birth and postpartum network, in addition to her knowledge, she has ways of tapping into the combined knowledge of other professionals and finding the solution to any problem.

There is no shame in asking for help; it is one the most courageous things you'll ever do and will lead to greater connection with those around you.

- Laura Lane

Sometimes the loudest cries for help are silent.

-Harlen Coban

Below you will meet my WHY on safe sleep

 As a newborn care specialist and postpartum doula, it's essential to emphasize placing infants to sleep on their backs, in a crib or bassinet that meets current safety standards and without any soft bedding or toys. This reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death for infants under one year of age. Additionally, keeping the sleeping area free of any hazardous objects or substances, such as loose cords or smoking, is essential for ensuring a safe sleeping environment for the baby. By following these guidelines, we can help promote safe sleep and ensure the health and safety of our little ones.

My Why

Meet my grandson, Gerel Isaac Monroe Jr. aka Izzy.

Born 2-9-2010 went to be with the angels 5-7-2011

Cause of death; SUID

Izzy

As an overnight Newborn Care Specialist, this will always be an important topic for me! As I transition into full-time overnight care, one of my goals will be to help new parents understand the importance of safe sleep habits. 

Here are a few facts from PediaLink 

The AAP Learning Center

  • Babies should always be placed on their backs for sleep.

  • There should be no smoking around the baby. 

  • Wedges, sleep positioners, rolled-up blankets, or pillows should not be used to keep a baby in a particular position unless specified by the doctor.​

  • The room temperature should be set in a comfortable range for a lightly clothed adult. 

  • Babies who are breastfed are at lower risk for SIDS.

  • Babies born prematurely or with low birth weight are at higher risk of SIDS. It is just as important, if not more so, to place babies born prematurely or with low birth weight on their backs for sleep.

  • SIDS occurs more often in male babies than female babies (60% of SIDS occurs in males). Immunizations or shots do not cause SIDS.

  • African-American and American Indian/Alaskan Native babies are 2-3 times more likely to die of SIDS, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed, and other sleep-related deaths.”

We Advocate for Safe Sleep

Get in Touch

Virginia and the surrounding area

(517) 245-6762

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