Student Highlight Profile: Courtney Long

Courtney Long

Name Courtney Long
Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist
Areas Served
Washington, D.C. Area
Services Provided
Overnight care
Why are you passionate about newborn care?
I love educating new families and supporting them as they get to know their new baby.
What is the greatest compliment you’ve ever received from a client?
Several clients have told me that I have a very calm demeanor and presence. My mind is always assessing several things at a time so I love that I am able to bring a calm atmosphere to clients while handling multiple tasks.
What do you enjoy about working with new families?
love the excitement of watching new parents as their baby does something new. As simple as a little smirk while they’re sleeping. Everything is new and it’s wonderful to witness a parent experience that joy for the first time.
Let’s talk newborns: what is your favorite part about caring for newborns?
How quickly they grow! If you don’t see them for a week you’ll feel like you’re seeing a totally different baby.
What is next for you? Are you preparing for a new certification or training event?
Next month I will be taking a Child Passenger Safety Technician training and this fall I will be taking a training to become a Certified Lactation Couselor.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I typically bike to work everyday weather permitting and like to run 2-3 half marathons per year.