Welcome To Your Baby Consultant
Your Baby Consultant is a team of registered nurses and infant care specialists in Annapolis, MD and Charleston, SC who help families successfully welcome new babies by providing newborn care classes, 24 hour newborn care, baby sleep solutions, and additional support to help you thrive as a new family.
About Your Baby Consultant
I’m Mandy Owens, Owner of Your Baby Consultant, LLC. I am often asked, “How did you come up with the idea for your business?” I developed a love for babies as a young child when my mother ran a daycare out of our home. I was always found holding the babies and knew that I wanted to pursue a career working with newborns. I graduated from UVA Nursing School with a Bachelor’s in Science and Nursing in 2001.
In my 19 years as a Registered Nurse (RN), I have worked with pregnant teens, mother/baby couplets, high-risk maternity patients, newborns and parents in private homes, and taught many childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care classes in hospitals and privately.
While working as a Mother/Baby RN at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, I found myself always wanting to give families more with regards to education, postpartum care and newborn care. I often had moms say to me, “I wish we could take you home with us” as I walked them to their cars upon discharge from the hospital. I left hospital nursing in 2008 to spend time raising my two boys who are now 10 and 13. While working part-time in clinics and teaching, my wheels continued to turn on how I could help families privately transition into parenthood.
In 2013, Annapolis Baby Consultant (ABC) was born. I worked independently for two years and in 2015, I needed a team to keep up with the demand of clients. Upon moving to Charleston in 2019, Charleston Baby Consultant (CBC) was born, which was a replica of ABC. After 7 successful months of business in the Lowcountry, I made the decision to merge ABC and CBC to form Your Baby Consultant (YBC). Services are the same in both Annapolis and Charleston.
My credentials include:
- CBP: Certified Baby Planner
- CGE: Certified Gottman Educator
- CLC: Certified Lactation Counselor
- LCCE: Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
- RN: Registered Nurse