Hi, my name is Tina Khiani. I have been a registered nurse for over eight years, taking care of families, infants and children all over the northeast. I currently live in southern New Jersey with my partner, two dogs and daughter.
When I graduated nursing school in 2016, I knew I wanted to focus on maternal health. I was selected for a competitive residency program in a busy NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) where I yearned for critical care experience alongside supporting mothers. While I was getting exposed to surgeries, complex procedures, and critical medicine, I realized I found the most satisfaction in helping parents bond with and care for their infants. It warmed my heart to ask a parent if they wanted to hold their baby for the first time or to stand by as they changed a diaper and checked a temperature without any assistance.
The more time I spent in NICUs, there more I saw a glaring need for parent support both prenatally and after discharge from the hospital. I listened to many birth stories where parents felt out of control and unprepared. I felt that with the right support and education these families could have avoided the NICU completely. I also saw the fear and stress in parents’ eyes when it was finally time for them to be discharged home and they realized they had no idea what to do with their new baby, no matter how many brochures and pamphlets we gave them.
Now that I have found a community for my family in New Jersey, I want to share my knowledge and expertise with families to help them feel prepared for pregnancy, birth and parenthood. While I still enjoy working in hospitals, I started my Mama Coach practice to reach community caregivers and help them feel educated, in control and confident in the choices they are making. I want to be the person families turn to when have had weeks of rough nights and are looking for some sleep peace. I want to be the person mothers think of when breastfeeding or pumping just doesn’t seem to be going right. I want to be the person grandparents reach out to when they would like to help their kids and grandkids without being overbearing. I pride myself on being reliable, responsive and adaptable to each family’s comfort. Each client interaction to me is a learning experience for both of us.
To guide families through every stage of their parenting journey, by providing evidence informed education infused with nonjudgmental support, compassion, and empathy.
To become a recognized global team of healthcare professionals utilizing innovative practices, and committed to improving the quality of life for families as they grow and evolve over time.
Our job as healthcare professionals is to listen to your priorities and goals as a parent. We will walk beside you and share in your challenges and your triumphs, and we promise to support you with empathy, compassion, and respect.
As you move through your parenting journey, certain stages can feel overwhelming at times. We value creating a shared community, online and in our cities, where you are always welcome.
We support all families — as we believe every family is completely unique and deserves access to quality support. We will continue to learn and listen, ensuring our brand is thoughtful as well as inclusive.
You can expect us to provide you with evidence informed information in a professional manner. As healthcare professionals, we will treat your family as unique, provide individual assessments, and determine the best plan of care to meet your educational needs.
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 qualified support and realized there was a need for qualified support for new families. We recognize that our name can give the impression that we only serve moms, but we will continue to work and learn to ensure our messaging is clear that all people are welcome here. Parents carry a heavy load, and do it with grace. All parents deserve support, and The Mama Coach is the answer you’ve been searching for.
We do not just support moms — we help ALL people. All are welcome here, and we are committed to providing you with quality support, no matter your gender or family dynamic. As we learned in nursing school, your family is who YOU say they are.
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.
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