For over 34 years I have worked as a Registered Nurse in various areas including Labor and Delivery. Presently, my day job includes working in a hospital based outpatient lactation clinic assisting new families with breastfeeding as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and teaching expectant parenting classes as an RN educator. I became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2011, and in 2018 completed my HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator certification. Through my experiences supporting women and families during labor, birth and early postpartum, I realized that maternal-child health was what stirred my soul!
It is awe-inspiring to witness women growing into their role of motherhood and couples blossoming into a family. It is a unique honor to guide women and their partners through this transformative time. The goal of my classes is to explore options for labor, birth and early parenting, and encourage each woman/family to discover her own vision of her best birth. Looking within, we find that we likely have most of what is needed along this path of parenthood.
By ensuring an understanding of the natural process of birth, I hope to nurture confidence and joyful anticipation as you prepare to welcome your baby into this world.