I have been working with new families as a Postpartum Doula since 2002. In 2011 I certified as a Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant after graduating from the UC San Diego Lactation Consultant program. I happily nursed my own son and daughter with what I thought at the time was no difficulty. Once I became an IBCLC, however, I realized that many of my children’s issues (crying, tummy discomfort, sleeping difficulties, frequent illnesses) could have been avoided had I had more help as well as educated lactation information, especially regarding tongue tie. I also had no family nearby so I really understand what a difference postpartum help can make. I love being able to help parents navigate their “new normal” with a baby.
I am a member of the International and United States Lactation Consultant Associations, the Bay Area Lactation Association, and the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie professionals. I trained as a postpartum doula through Blossom Birth and DONA.
My husband and I have lived in Alameda, California since 1987 and have four grown children. We really do love long walks on the beach and seeing movies at our restored 1932 Art Deco theatre. We are relocating to El Paso, Texas in February, 2017 – it will be the beginning of a new adventure!