- Doula of North America (DONA) Certified Postpartum Doula
- Registered Nurse
- Lactation Consultant - International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
- American Heart Association CPR (infant and adult) certified
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider certified
I have been married for 49 years, have 3 grown children and 2 adorable grandchildren.
I am a registered nurse with over 29 years of experience in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
A NICU nurses' job is two-fold, first is the intense specialized medical care given to the babies in the NICU and the second is the support and education given to the parents.
Parent education includes helping our parents understand what is happening medically to their precious baby and as their baby approaches discharge, parent education focuses the on care of a well baby.
A NICU nurse is well versed in giving care to more than one baby at a time.
I have been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (ILCA) for over 19 years giving support to NICU moms as they establish their milk supply and ultimately go on to successfully breast feed their baby.