Debbie Gerken, RNC-NICU brings her clinical training and experience as a nurse and her life lessons as a mom to her dedication of changing the lives of
sleep deprived families.
Debbie received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and became certified in neonatal ICU over 25 years ago. Her years of caring for fragile infants and educating and supporting struggling parents truly gave her a deeper perspective on life. Being present and enjoying the moments, no matter how small, became extremely important to her.
Seeing new parents not being able to enjoy their new little one because of feelings of being overwhelmed and sleep deprived, Debbie began providing in-home newborn night nurse services. Being able to educate and support new parents and allowing them to get much needed rest has brought the enjoyment of those special moments to these parents.
Wanting to learn about gentle ways to lay down a wonderful sleep foundation for newborns as well as to help babies and children sleep better, Debbie became a Certified Gentle Coach. She is now able to bring the gift of sleep to more families by helping them learn about sleep and coaching them in finding the best answers for their family.
Debbie has been married for almost 30 years. She is a proud momma of 3 wonderful children and is in disbelief that they are now adults. When not helping families get better sleep, she can be found at Disney, hiking, visiting the mountains and enjoying family time.
"From my years of being a mom, I can tell you that the days seem so long at times as children are growing, developing, struggling with challenges, learning, and sleeping less than we think is humanly possible! However, the years are short. Embrace the present and reach out for support when you need it so that you can make these precious years as enjoyable as possible!"