Whether this is your first baby, or you’re a seasoned parent, a new addition to your family is an adjustment for everyone. I provide the highest level of service to help you and your baby thrive. It's time to reimagine what life with a newborn can be like.
Alicia Amerson is a certified traveling Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, Sleep Consultant, and Eco-Consultant based in Seattle, WA. She got her start babysitting as a teen and young adult. While working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in home care and hospice settings, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology, rediscovering the joy of working with babies, young children, and parents. After supporting families as a newborn-infant nanny, she expanded her expertise in postpartum and newborn care. Working and traveling alongside parents and babies feels as natural as breathing and she feels incredibly fortunate to have a lasting impact for so many families.
In addition to over 10 years of experience helping families welcome their newborns, she is a lifelong learner and has studied with the top newborn and postpartum care programs. She enjoys gaining new skills and information to benefit parents, volunteering for industry organizations, teaching, and staying up to date on the latest research and guidelines.
Her goal in working with families is to guide parents through the ups and downs of life with a newborn and create a foundation of confidence as their baby grows. Her approach is founded in secure attachment and respectful newborn care (RIE/Pickler/Reggio Emilia), establishing sustainable routines, and helping parents understand their unique baby.
She optimizes postpartum recovery and newborn care with knowledgeable 24/7, overnight, and travel support. From prenatal education and nursery set-up, to your first months home with your baby, she makes life easy. Your family will rest at ease and enjoy bonding time, knowing she is there to handle the details.
A Newborn Care Specialist should be trained in all aspects of newborn/infant care and is able to provide independent care for the baby, in addition to parent education. Many Newborn Care Specialists offer additional expertise in postpartum care, lactation, sleep, and perinatal mental health.
A postpartum doula supports parents with informational, physical, and emotional support. Postpartum doulas can care for the newborn under the supervision of a parent but their primary goal is to educate and support the parent as they recover and learn about their baby. Doulas may also help with household tasks such as laundry, meal prep, and dishes.