As a leading provider of postnatal services, Gemma takes pride in offering the best parenting knowledge and newborn care. She is dedicated to serving the needs of her customers each and every day. Gemma has worked with children and families for over 20 years and brings a caring and nurturing approach to all aspects of parenting a newborn baby. Gemma's philosophy is that "Harmony in the postpartum period creates the building blocks for family happiness in the years to come". The road to happiness may not be easy but getting a positive beginning is a great start.
Gemma has worked with many families from all walks of life. Starting her career in England, Gemma worked with disadvantaged families providing education to parents while providing cost effective ways to clothe, educate. and nurture their children. After emigrating to the USA in 2003, Gemma became a full time nanny for a newborn. It was here where she honed in on her newborn experience and fell in love with newborn care and loved being a supportive role to parents going through the postpartum period.
In 2012 Gemma had her first daughter. It was at this time where Gemma struggled. She'd had so much childcare and baby experience, yet she was not prepared for the sleep deprivation that comes with most babies. No book or education could have prepared Gemma for the sleepless nights. Gemma also didn't have family or friends around to help. She tried to hire a nanny to help out but struggled to find a good quality and caring candidate.
It was at this time Gemma came up with the concept for New Parent Harmony; a service that would help families in her area. Families that needed help with laundry, cooking, and cleaning, but could also needed care for their newborn while they got the needed rest. Gemma wanted to create a support system for families, and be the village so many parents need after bringing baby home.
Gemma formed New Parent Harmony; a licensed and insured company in the Maryland area dedicated to helping families venturing into the world of parenting. In the years since New Parent Harmony was formed, Gemma has successfully helped many families in the area and continues to bring her charismatic and caring nature to people in need of an extra pair of hands. In the ever changing world, Gemma also continues to find new and innovative ways to enhance the parenting experience and bring families closer together.
Gemma's qualifications include a Postpartum Doula Certification and Lactation Councilor Certification through Childbirth International, Certification in Sleep Consulting through The Center for Pediatric Sleep, Btec Certification in Childhood Studies through Preston College, CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified in adults, children and infants through American Red Cross, formally trained in food hygiene, trained in infant massage, and Certified in Level 1 Raiki.