I have been serving expectant and new families for over fifteen years and have only grown in my love for this work over that time. I began as a doula, childbirth educator and infant ASL instructor, earning certifications from DONA, PALS, ICEA and Sign2Me. I later moved into sleep consulting and birth consulting using an eclectic approach based on my extensive experience. I also offer infant parenting support through in-person classes or virtual coaching. My passion is enabling parents to embark on their birth and parenting journey with confidence and joy rather than uncertainty and fear. I seek to introduce my clients to strategies that are not only easily implemented but also customizable to match their priorities, philosophies and needs. Sleep consulting, birth consulting and infant parenting support are offered virtually, allowing you to receive assistance in the comfort of your own home. Infant parenting classes are in-person on the eastside.
Infant Parenting Classes
Infant parenting classes help new families establish a confident foundation from which to parent their children. This is accomplished by providing new parents with strategies to parent their infants capably.
Topics covered usually include feeding, awake time, sleep and naps, and learning to assess and meet baby’s needs. New parents will be given the tools to read their infant’s cues, establish routines if that is important to them, and embark on parenthood with certainty and joy rather than confusion and fear.
Classes typically meet for 4-8 weeks and often allow nursing infants to attend with the parents.
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Lesli Desai is a Clinical Social Worker providing individual, couples, and family therapy. By encouraging curiosity and self-compassion, she works to empower clients – reaching out for help is a sign courage, not weakness. Courage can be defined as “the willingness to show up and risk being seen, without knowing what will happen” (Brene Brown). With courage, comes strength, hope, and authenticity--ultimately a life you can be proud to live.
Insurance taken: Premera and First Choice