based in Ocean Springs, MS
(click her to read Caprie's Birth Story)
After the birth of my first child, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, I felt good both physically and mentally. As I met other mothers, I quickly learned that my experience was not exactly typical. I knew at that time that I wanted to take all the skills I had learned in my career in corporate training and turn it to the world of mothering. I wasn't sure how, but that is when the seed was planted.
Since 2003, I have continued to expand my knowledge of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding through workshops, seminars, mentorships, and my own reading. My second child, a planned home birth with a midwife, furthered my passion. I knew that being a resource to the families of the Mississippi Coast was my calling.
As a pregnant woman, you want only the very best for your baby. As an educator, childbirth assistant and breastfeeding counselor I am here to be part of your team. I work to help you make the decisions that are best for you/your baby/your family during this very special time.
I look forward to meeting you.
My husband and I live in Ocean Springs, Mississippi with our three children. Luci, Caprie and Robbie each as unique as their births and breastfeeding journeys.
My oldest was born at Northside Hospital in Atlanta with the care of a Certified Nurse Midwife. As a baby she nursed off and on all day and all night, yet she was petite. Luci and the support of La Leche League taught me to trust my instincts as a mother. Small babies can be healthy babies too.
My second daughter, Caprie was born at home with the care of a Certified Professional Midwife. As a breastfeeding baby, she was "all business" - a quick nurser who wanted to waste no time snuggling with a big wide world to explore. She continue to be on the go.
My baby, Robbie brought me the experience of new challenges. Born, at 35 weeks, via Cesarean, the early days and weeks were not easy for us. I kept him skin to skin nearly around the clock to nurture his heart and body . We struggled with breastfeeding and he taught me all about tongue tie, lip tie, low milk supply and pre-term babies. Now, his is a wild toddler who continues to teach me new mothering skills.
In 2011, I began to work with expecting families professionally, as a childbirth educator, doula and breastfeeding support. But long before that I have had a deep desire to support families.
As a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), I am uniquely trained and experienced in providing care for breastfeeding families.