Are you a new or expectant parent?



I’m Jess Ahlum...

As an infant developmental specialist, my passion is helping families feel emotionally healthy  through the application of Attachment Science. 


Help your baby thrive!

Enroll in the Parenting Essentials Package  

Save $25  when you bundle the Tummy Time and Infant Massage classes

Baby Blue Prints

Prepare for the magic of childbirth and immediate newborn bonding, through my compilation of “most important things” in this (child)birth and bonding class.

  • Learn anatomy, stages of labor, and the deal with birth plans
  • Discover mindfulness, yoga, and massage to decrease stress before, during, and after birth
  • Have “no regrets” by understanding the importance of including baby in the birth process
  • Manage conflict and become a stronger couple
  • On top of all of this you will have me cheering from the sidelines and offering on demand support through text as you venture towards (and beyond) the birthday! 

4 sessions, two hour classes

Small group and private formats. Online version coming soon!

* See events for upcoming classes


Tummy Time

This class is  based on the expertise of Michelle Emanuel, a pediatric occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience helping babies in the NICU. She is a personal mentor and my trainer in the Tummy Time Method, developed for optimal health, posture, movement and connection.

This is a very specific 8-phase process to help your baby thrive in all aspects of growth, including…

  • Tethered oral tissues (tongue, lip & buccal ties)
  • Head flattening and molding
  • Reducing tension and strengthening the body
  • Minimizing head turning preferences
  • Handling stress

4 sessions, one hour classes

Designed for babies 2 weeks to pre-crawling and up to 2 caregivers. Sorry no siblings for this group.

*Offered every other month


Infant Massage Class

Based on the internationally renowned program from Vimala McClure, this step by step approach to massage makes it easy and fun for everyone!  Massaging your baby helps with:

  • Bonding, feeling safe and secure, boosting your confidence
  • Neurological development (massage is like turning on the “light switches” of your baby’s brain)
  • Understanding your baby’s unique non-verbal communication and help them transition through the day and night
  • Reducing stress, improving sleep, and increasing weight gain (just to name a few biggies)!

5 sessions, one hour classes

Designed for babies birth to pre-crawling and up to 2 caregivers. Sorry no siblings for this group.

*Offered every other month


One on One Coaching

I am fully committed to helping you, your baby, and your family thrive as your personal coach and educator, from pre-conception baby planning to postpartum navigation and beyond.

Contact me to schedule a session

Baby bodywork and Newborn Consulting

Sometimes you just need to talk through the craziness that is- early parenting. While I listen compassionately and non-judgmentally to everything going on for you related to the birth and newborn parenting, you can learn all the tricks of the trade to help yourself and your baby at home. Fill your cup with my support, so you can give your baby the best. In addition to learning the infant states and cues, you can try massage, baby yoga, and craniosacral therapy. Through my gentle techniques, you can help your baby with

  • Gestational constraint and impacts of the birth process
  • Head turning preferences
  • Muscle tightness
  • Torticollis
  • Head flattening
  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Asymmetries
  • Trouble at the breast
  • Tongue and lip tie pre and post revision
  • Constipation
  • Sleep

$85 / hr or $185 for a package of three, 60 minute sessions

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Couples Coaching

Welcoming a new family member (that sweet lil babe) can really shake up your relationship. Get back on track through my strength based, forward focused coaching….

  • Create a shared family mission statement, including a set of values to live by and a vision for life moving forward
  • Learn communication skills and how to meet everybody’s needs as they impact they family
  • Manage conflict in a way that teaches your child healthy coping skills
  • Co-create a psychologically safe family so everyone can thrive
 $100 / hr or $275 for a package of three, 60 minute sessions
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Since 2008, the Happy Families Happy Babies philosophy has been built around principles of a subject called “attachment theory.” The psychologist, John Bowlby, was the first to coin this term, which helps us understand how safe or unsafe we feel in the world– specifically in relationship to ourselves and others.

Much research has been done on meeting a child’s needs with a “secure base” from which he or she can explore the big wide world. The experiences we have with our primary caregivers (mom, dad, grandparents, etc.) shapes how we form relationships throughout adulthood and helps determine factors of independence and emotional security. The point is to be a sensitive and consistent caregiver from conception through the child’s 18-month mark so a “secure attachment style” is built. Most parents do not understand that daily acts of caregiving (especially when the child is in distress) is what shapes a child’s lifelong ability to be independent and emotionally secure.

This theory is foundational of all of my parenting education and I have dedicated my professional life to gaining the knowledge to help you parent from your best self. I feel passionate about sharing it with you so that we can, together, make the world a safer, healthier, and more loving place to live.

A few of my specialized certifications include:

  • Touch Research for Infant Massage: University of Miami Medical School, Tiffany Fields
  • Certified fertility, prenatal, and infant massage: Claire Marie Miller
  • Certified Gottman Level One Therapist: The Gottman Institute, John and Julie Gottman
  • Developmental Touch Points, Level One Practitioner: Dr.’s Vaught and Pollock
  • Working with Babies: John Chitty
  • Infant Craniosacral Therapy: Carol Grey
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage: Infant Massage USA, Justine Tutuska
  • Tummy Time! Method: Michelle Emanuel
  • DONA trained and certified birth doula (7 years was plenty!)

Please feel free to email or call with any questions you may have, or check out the testimonials to learn more about others’ experiences. I hope to connect with you soon.  



“Jessica has been a wonderful resource to our family for the past three years. She initially worked with us as our doula before the birth of our first child and has since worked with us in other capacities post the birth of my first and second child. We most recently completed an infant massage class with her of which we thoroghly enjoyed and benefited from with our 7 month old. Her knowledge of infants, children and the growing family is endless. She is a joy to be around I highly recommend her and all that she has to offer!”

-Greer Elizabeth Creech

“My wife and I did a couple Tummy Time group sessions and a couple individual craniosacral therapy sessions as well. Jessica is great with babies, she has an aura that calms them right down. Jessica helps the babies tremendously in their development and gives great DIY tips for the parents at home. I would recommend both sessions to anyone!”

-Simon Mestdagh



“I was able to observe one of Jess’ classes for tummy time today. She is empathetic with the parents and the babies, truly masterful in her skill of pointing out what is working well and reinforcing each parent’s strength. It was more than just a tummy time class – it was a parenting support group! As someone who works with parents every day, I know they could all benefit from learning from Jess.”

-Norma Ortiz Escobar