Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a sacred time. It is a rite of passage and the initial acts of parenthood, and it all counts for you and baby! I’m here to guide your way and help you have an educated and empowered birth and postpartum experience.
What is a Lactation Specialist?
A Lactation Specialist is someone who has taken a 95-hour comprehensive course and training and has passed an exam that certifies they are able to educate, consult and counsel others in breast/chest feeding. I am certified through The Breastfeeding Center Of Ann Arbor.
If you do not live in Riverside County, I offer virtual birth and breastfeeding consultations, including three hours of instruction and resources crafted for each individual seeking support.
What is a Birth Consultant?
A Birth Consultant is someone who helps to educate and empower expectant parents to make the best choices for their birth and their baby. As your consultant, I will meet with you before your birth to discuss how the pregnancy is going, address any questions you may have, help create written birth preferences, provide local resources for birth, postpartum, and breast/chest feeding. I provide phone, text, and email support throughout your pregnancy, and for six weeks postpartum (in person consults per request). I do not perform medical procedures, nor am I a medical advocate for the parents, however I do help you advocate for yourself.
Click here to learn more about the benefits of having a Doula.
When you hire me, what are you getting?
Two prenatal visits that include co-creating a birth preferences list, demonstration of movement, stretches, and positions that promote healthy pregnancy and optimal fetal positioning, and reviewing comfort measures for labor.
24/7 online and phone support
One postpartum visit
One batch Lactation Bars
I also offer private birth and breast/chest feeding classes, and weekly pregnancy and lactation support groups via Zoom. Contact me for more information!
I am a certified Birth Doula since 2011 and have attended multiple trainings with The Birth Sanctuary and CAPPA and currently collaborate with About Families. I am also a Certified Clinical & Communications Lactation Specialist.