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We are a one-stop comprehensive place providing certified, personalized and experienced support for families during the postpartum period. Whether you are a new parent, a mom adjusting to her body after giving birth, or a family looking to get more sleep, Primrose Postpartum is here for you.

What We Offer

POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE

Personalized assistance and evidence-based support for families in those early weeks when an extra set of hands is so valuable.

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POSTPARTUM EXERCISE

Regain your strength and become even stronger than you were pre-pregnancy! Embrace your new body and learn how to exercise now that it has changed.

reach your fitness goals

PEDIATRIC SLEEP

Individualized, step-by-step sleep coaching that provides you with the skills, confidence, and knowledge you need to get the sleep your family deserves.

get better sleep

WHY CHOOSE US

Hi! I'm Ingrid

I’m a nurse and have been a GSC (Gentle Sleep Coach) for 5 years. I have a degree in Exercise Science and have been a personal trainer for over 20 years, specializing in postpartum corrective exercise. I am certified as a Postpartum Doula through Childbirth International.

I am also a mother that has been through postpartum blues, body issues and have had kids that haven’t slept - I understand your struggles and what you are going through.

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Hi, I'm Ingrid

Testimonials

  • “My family will be eternally grateful to Ingrid for her fabulous work teaching us how to teach our toddler to sleep on his own. Before Ingrid’s assistance, we spent hours putting our 2.5 year-old to bed each night and more hours still waking up 2,3, even 4 times a night to put him back to bed. Needless to say, we were a collectively miserable and exhausted mess.

    We found Ingrid through a recommendation online and worked with her remotely. She listened carefully to our personal concerns and asked insightful questions about our precocious but very anxious toddler. She designed a personalized plan that focused on gradually teaching him the skills he needed to feel comfortable in his bed and to fall asleep on his own. We were especially pleased that the program she designed focused on positive reinforcement and setting of boundaries, rather than discipline or “crying it out”. Completion of the training took nearly a month for our stubborn toddler, but Ingrid was there every step of the way with conference calls as needed to provide creative ideas and to keep us motivated.

    The result? Our son is now able to put himself to sleep both for naps and at bedtime. Most nights he sleeps the entire night. On the occasion he wakes during the night, he is able to fall back to sleep on his own. With more sleep, his mood is better as is ours. Our daycare provider commented he seems like an entirely different kid – with more energy and fewer disciplinary problems throughout the day.

    I cannot recommend Ingrid more highly to any parent who wants to help their child learn essential sleeping skills. I especially recommend the full package that includes one-to-one sessions to keep you motivated throughout the transition.”
    - Laura. London, UK
  • When we reached out to Ingrid, we were at our wits end. Our almost 4-year old daughter had been a light sleeper all her life and had resisted bedtime for months. But when we moved overseas, the changes overwhelmed our little girl, who went crazy. She ran away, screamed, hit, and kicked when it was time to get ready for bed. She would get in and out of bed dozens of times, often staying up for 2 or more hours after bedtime until she fell asleep. We didn’t have issues like this with our older son. We tried everything we could think of with our daughter: read and followed sleep plans, enticed her with rewards, warned of consequences. We were exhausted and beginning to think there was no hope. And then a wonderful neighbor and friend told us about Ingrid. Ingrid saved us. We had one meeting and that same day she gave us a plan. A plan that not only worked but was easy to follow. Within two weeks the monster was gone and our darling daughter had returned. She happily goes to sleep now. She sleeps peacefully through the night and wakes up happy. and so do we. We only wish we had contacted her earlier. The whole family had been held hostage to difficult evenings and the whims of a toddler. We got our lives back, thanks to Ingrid. Contact her - you won’t regret it!
    - Jenny. Muscat, Oman
  • We were in a sleepless state of mind when we began entertaining the idea of a Sleep Coach.
    Initially, we thought it was a crazy idea, and as parents, we should be able to figure things out ourselves. Night after night of hourly wakings coupled with utter exhaustion, we decided to reach out for help.
    We looked into various books at the library, talked to our pediatrician, and spoke with friends whose little ones were sleeping through the night, but all the methods were so different. We knew we weren’t comfortable leaving our little one in a room to cry to eventually fall asleep nor did we have a kiddo who just loved sleep and seamlessly transitioned to a crib without us.
    More confused than ever, we knew we needed professional help - someone who had studied and understood little ones and sleep.
    A quick Google search led us to Ingrid with Best Rest Families. After reviewing her credentials and learning she not only completed hours of study under The Sleep Lady, but was a registered nurse, we were ready to give it a shot!
    We began by completing a questionnaire about our little one; I appreciated this so much as her approach was not a one size fits all. She wanted to become invested in getting our little one to sleep and that meant digging deep and ensuring she knew our health history, any concerns we had as parents, as well as current routines and sleep.
    After we had the plan, we were committed to consistency and ready to get started! We followed the plan, spoke daily, tweaked whatever wasn’t working, and most importantly, we were right there to comfort our little one whenever he needed us.
    I’m happy to say, sleep is a completely different topic of conversation at our house now!! We’re rested, and we feel it was such a healthy change for us all!
    - Laura. Warrenton, VA
  • Our 8 month-old daughter was unable to sleep at all in her crib. We’d put her down and she’d immediately start crying until we picked her up again. In desperation, my wife and I took to holding her in a recliner for four hours each per night, which allowed our little girl to sleep, but meant that all three of us were constantly exhausted. As first-time parents, we lacked the experience and knowledge to solve this problem on our own.
    Ingrid worked with us over skype and by phone to learn about our habits, routines and concerns, and helped us to come up with a workable and sustainable sleep plan. On the first night, we were prepared for the worst, but actually it only took an hour to get our daughter to sleep in the crib. There was a little complaining on her part, but nothing traumatic for any of us. Within just a few nights of working with Ingrid, our baby was sleeping for 9-11 hours straight, and continues to do so. Not only is she better rested, but mom and dad now sleep for a full eight hours every night, which means we’re better equipped to give her what she needs.
    Ingrid has been a joy to work with. She is warm and supportive, a good listener and a consummate professional. She helped us achieve a remarkable transformation in under a week, for which we are enormously grateful. We would recommend her without any hesitation to parents dealing with similar problems.
    - Stu. Fairfax, VA
  • Becoming a parent is an absolutely incredible, but utterly exhausting experience! Like most new parents, my husband and I spent the first few months of our son’s life stumbling around like a pair of zombies. Our beautiful boy was incredibly happy, but just couldn’t connect his naptime sleep cycles. While he slept decently at night, naps were unpredictable and lasted twenty minutes at most. We couldn’t get anything done during the day and felt trapped in the house, while our son just woke up cranky and in need of more sleep. We tried so many things—different beds, props, rocking. Nothing worked! All the books offered conflicting advice and left us confused and without a solution. His twenty-minute naps gave us no time to rest, or even a break. We decided to call in a professional. We found Ingrid, and within a few days our lives felt changed. Our son had learned to fall asleep and connect his sleep cycles on his own. He began to wake up refreshed, happy, and ready for the day. And so did we. With Ingrid’s help, our 6 month-old son now sleeps on his own for 12 hours every night and enjoys a pair of two-hour naps each day.
    I recommend Ingrid to anyone whose baby has a hard time sleeping. Having a well-rested baby will completely change your experience as a parent. Ingrid gave us the knowledge and support we needed to help our son become a great napper and we thank her for changing our lives as first-time parents!
    - Britta. Arlington, VA
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