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Carrie

Hi!

My name is Carrie Jennings and I currently reside in Bettendorf, Iowa. I decided to become a Mama Coach because after having my first child back in 2015, I would have loved to have had a trained professional helping me navigate the many questions that were keeping me up at night! Is my baby getting enough food? Is she sleeping enough? How do I get more sleep!!? 

Having professional and knowledgeable support after coming home with a new baby can change your experience and give you peace of mind and confidence as you navigate through parenthood. I want to be that support system for someone else in need.

My professional experience spans almost two decades. I began my career at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, I’ve worked within a pediatric clinic setting, and as a school nurse. Most recently, I’ve become a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

Finally, my most rewarding job is that of being a mother to my two lovely daughters. This real-life experience continues to teach me lessons daily.

There is so much joy in having a new baby, but there is also so much to learn. I would love to be your resource and walk alongside you in that journey.

The Mama Coach Mission Statement

To guide women and families through every stage of their journey by providing evidence-informed education infused with non-judgmental support, compassion, and empathy. 

our vision

TO BECOME A RECOGNIZED GLOBAL TEAM OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS UTILIZING INNOVATIVE PRACTICES, AND COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES AS THEY GROW AND EVOLVE OVER TIME.

CORE VALUES

empathy

Our job as healthcare professionals is to listen to your priorities and goals as our client.  We will walk beside you and share in your challenges and your triumphs, and we promise to support you with empathy, compassion, and respect.

community

As you move through your journey, certain stages can feel overwhelming at times. We value creating a shared community, online and in our cities, where you are always welcome.

diversity & inclusion

We support all families — as we believe every family is completely unique and deserves access to quality support.  We support all women.  We will continue to learn and listen, ensuring our brand is thoughtful as well as inclusive.

professionalism

You can expect us to provide you with evidence-informed information in a professional manner.  As healthcare professionals, we will treat you as unique, provide individual assessments, and determine the best plan of care to meet your educational needs.

frequently asked questions

Good question!  We are called The Mama Coach because years ago, when Carrie’s first boy was very small, she often wondered out loud to herself, “Where is my Mama Coach?” and “I need a Mama Coach!”.  Carrie searched and searched for the kind of support she was looking for, and realized there was a need for qualified support for new families.  Now that Carrie is going through her own journey into perimenopause, she has realized yet again the lack of qualified support for women and has set out to change that by launching a Women’s Health division within The Mama Coach brand. 

We recognize our name may give the impression we only serve moms; however, we will continue to work and learn to ensure our messaging is clear – all people are welcome here.  Women carry a heavy load and they do it with grace.   All people deserve support, and The Mama Coach is the answer you’ve been searching for.

We do not just support moms; our Women’s Health division will help ALL folks.  Everyone is welcome here and we are committed to providing you with quality support, no matter your sex assigned at birth, your current identified gender, and whether you have had children or not.  We are ready to hear your story and will ask and use the language you feel most comfortable with during our assessment and consultation.

We get asked this one all the time.  As Registered Nurses, having merely one method does not align with how we were trained in University to utilize the nursing process.

The Nursing Process is defined as, a “systematic approach to care using the fundamental principles of critical thinking, client-centered approaches to treatment, goal-oriented tasks, evidence-based practice (EDP) recommendations, and nursing intuition.  Holistic and scientific postulates are integrated to provide the basis for compassionate, quality-based care” (*1).  

Simply put, we will assess your child using our nursing training to determine the best way to help your family reach their goals, walking beside you all the way.  You can choose us with confidence, knowing you have picked the most qualified resource to support your family’s journey.

*1 – (Toney-Butler TJ, Thayer JM. Nursing Process. [Updated 2020 Jul 10]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499937/)

Yes.  As Registered Nurses, we have years of training on where to access credible guidelines and information. All of our programming is based on extensive research from credible sources.

As Registered Nurses, it is our professional obligation to manage client records and confidential information properly.  We use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that is compliant throughout North America.  Even though we share the same brand, we are all independent Registered Nurses with our own private practices. As such, we each have our own EMR that is private and secure. We do not share EMR or client information between one another without consent.

Often they are — the answer largely depends on where you live and what your private insurance covers.  For example, in Canada, our services are covered under ‘Lactation’, ‘Registered Nurse Services’ or ‘Health Spending Accounts’.  In the United States our services can be covered as well, through HSA or FSAs.  Reach out to me for more information.