A valuable resource for parents and caregivers
Jen Lindbeck, Welcome Baby Lead Coordinator
I love kids and feel passionate about providing parents with encouragement and support. I am not just chock full of good intentions, I also have experience as a parent of two children, and as a teacher in early childhood settings for over a decade both professionally and as a volunteer. In addition, I have a M.Ed. in Early Childhood and a host of training in trauma informed care, peer to peer support, and childhood development.
Diana Peregrina, Welcome Baby Coordinator
I strongly believe that the family is the most important system in society. The family is where everything begins, it is the first school for kids and parents are their child’s first teacher. It is my passion to work with parents and connect them to information, tools, and resources so their parenting journey is a little easier. I have worked with multiple community agencies and organizations in Skagit County over the last seven years, and continue to provide support to families as a Community Health Worker for Maternity Support Services. In addition, I worked with families as a Mental Health Specialist back in my home country, Mexico. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and I am certified trainer for the Strengthening Families program. I am also trained as Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence advocate.
About the coordinators...
What you can expect from Welcome Baby
Welcome Baby is a voluntary program for families in partnership with Skagit Valley Hospital. After the birth of your child, I will visit you in the hospital. I don’t have an agenda, other than to provide you with a gift to get you off to a great start when you go home. Ultimately, I want to get to know you and your baby and share information about resources.
Once you leave the hospital, you will become a part of the Welcome Baby Community and have access to a wealth of FREE resources including:
Monthly newsletters packed full of information about milestones, parenting survival tips, and opportunities to meet other parents
Social connection through meet-ups and the Welcome Baby Facebook Group
Finally, you get me! You can call or text me at any time at 360.922.2644 for practical or emotional support, and information about resources.
A world of possibilities for your child
Over the last 14 weeks, I have completed 178 visits to families who have delivered their babies at Skagit Valley Hospital. After seeing 178 babies, here are my top ten takeaways:
Watch the videos
Episode One: 0 - 1 month
Episode Three: 2 - 3 months
Episode Five: 4 - 5 months
Episode Seven: 6 - 7 months
We've produced a series of 12 short videos that follow the progress of babies, from birth to twelve months. These videos are designed to provide tips and insights as you work your way through this wonderful and sometimes daunting time.