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Primrose Postpartum was created as a comprehensive space for families to go for their postpartum needs.

Our vision is to provide a safe, caring, empathetic environment where you find trustworthy support so that you can achieve your exercise goals, enjoy your new baby, and get some quality sleep.

Our Founder

Ingrid hanifen

Ingrid is a Postpartum Doula, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist, and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in pregnancy & postpartum exercise. She has been working with families to get more sleep for 6 years, a nurse for 14 years, and a personal trainer for 21 years. She received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University and then received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Bellarmine University.

In 2017, Ingrid started Best Rest Families to help tired families work toward their unique sleep goals using gentle methods that are evidence-based and respected parenting philosophies. Ingrid has been trained and certified as a Gentle Sleep Coach by Kim West, LCSW-C, aka “The Sleep Lady” and author of Goodnight, Sleep Tight. In 2020, she graduated from Dr. Sarah Duvall’s Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Program. And in 2021, she became a Postpartum Doula through Childbirth International. 

After helping many families accomplish their sleep goals, Ingrid realized that what was missing in US healthcare specifically was a lack of attention to the postpartum period, typically referred to as “the fourth trimester.” While moving around the world Ingrid noticed that other countries and cultures placed much more emphasis on the importance of this crucial stage of life after giving birth. With this in mind, Primrose Postpartum was developed.

Whether families are needing postpartum doula support, healthy ways of exercising postpartum, or would like a tailored, gentle sleep coaching plan, Ingrid is here to support you.

"Ingrid was recommended to us by our pediatric psychologist, in hopes of addressing our child’s sleep concerns. Our daughter was never the best sleeper, but as she grew older bedtime had become challenging. When she turned 5 years old, she experienced the loss of a grandparent, and as a result, our sleep routine became increasingly difficult..."

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Inclusivity Statement

Primrose Postpartum believes that everyone is welcome regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or race.

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The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Sleep Wellness with Ingrid Hanifen

Ingrid Hanifen shares her wisdom on better sleep. She is an expert in wellness and her training and roles include: Exercise Science, RN, Sleep and Postpartum Coach.

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Let's Talk Postpartum w/an Expert

Join Ingrid and Susie to talk about wellness after the baby is born.
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