A Note About CoViD-19 - I'm still here for you!
Helping Newborn Mothers
Nurture, Nourish, and Restore
Their Minds, Bodies, and Homes
for a Peaceful Postpartum
A Note About Covid-19: I'm Still Here For You!
As of September 2020, I began to offer in-person services once again, with a limited client number capacity and safety precautions in place. I am also fully vaccinated/boosted, and still continue to use masks in clients' homes upon request. However, each of my in-person services has a discounted remote service equivalent - ideal for families who are uncomfortable with in-person sessions during this unusual time. Please contact me for more information about these remote service options.
Don't let these uncertain times keep you from the postpartum experience and support you deserve.
Congratulations on your upcoming birth!
I'm Andrea. Nice to meet you!
Through Upon Arrival, I take a worldly, natural approach to childbirth and the postpartum period to help my clients slow down and focus on the holistic and intuitive aspects of maternal care. I specialize in "mothering the new mother" by providing healing meals, emotional wellness & self care offerings, and calming support to gently guide her through the life-changing experience of the early postpartum period. I will do my best each day to "work myself out of the job," making sure that Upon Arrival’s postpartum care helps my clients to feel supported, comforted, well rested, well fed, and confident in their parenting abilities, intuition, and instinct - fully prepared and ready for their “new normal.” Many women plan for the birth of a baby - but what about the birth of a mother? I am a firm believer in holding space for this sacred time and keeping it as peaceful as possible.
I'm here and ready to nurture, nourish, and restore your body, mind, and home to create your very own peaceful postpartum, as you so deserve.
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
Interview: Andrea on WonderFilledWeek Podcast, Oct. 2020
What is a Postpartum Doula?
Interview: Andrea on the Sacred Windows Studies Podcast, Dec. 2021
The Importance of Postpartum Planning
From our initial interview all the way through your post-birth journey, I will take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I’m always available to contact by phone/email throughout and will provide everything you require to make sure your post-birth experience is as calm and smooth as possible.
Infant Sleep Solutions
As a mother of 4 young children, I personally understand how precious (and rare!) sleep can be. I have extensive training in gentle techniques to help you and your little one get into a healthy sleep rhythm so that you both get the rest you so deserve.
"Mama-Spa" & Mindfulness Offerings
New motherhood has a habit of scrambling our "baby brains" and making life move too fast! Upon Arrival offers several pampering and calming services to help unwind, relax, and process the monumental change that a new baby can bring.
"We had a lovely experience with Andrea as our postpartum doula. She was helpful, caring, and attentive to our needs as first time parents. Andrea is a mother of three and soon to be four children, and with that comes a wealth of experience and suggestions that have been incredibly helpful to us. I would recommend and refer Andrea to friends and family."