Naturopathic Doctor, Doctorate from Bastyr University
Licensed Acupuncturist, MS in Acupuncture from Bastyr University
Advanced Training in Lactation, Certified Lactation Educator
Advanced Training and Certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders
Member Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Trained birth doula by Seattle Midwifery School
Graduate of Bastyr University, Undergrad degree in Biology from University of CA, Davis
Former life as public high school science teacher
Cloth-diapering, ECing, Co-sleeping, Home-Birthing, Extended Breastfeeding mama to 2 beautiful girls
Beyond Birth Seattle founding board member
As soon as my husband and I decided it was time to start our family, I started preparing my body and mind for pregnancy. As soon as I was pregnant, I aimed to maintain a safe, healthy, dare I say pristine, environment for my baby to thrive. By the third trimester, I had done all my research and was obsessed with defining my perfect birth experience. It wasn’t until after the birth of my first child that I realized pregnancy and birth are finite, but being a mother is infinite. I was thus inspired to focus my practice around breastfeeding and post-partum issues.
There is an outpouring of physical, mental and emotional energy that goes into early breastfeeding, not to mention the incredible amount of time. So much uncertainty and anxiety that accompanies being a new mother can be focused around breastfeeding. It is not always easy and natural, and it comes as a shock to many when there are problems. Fathers and partners can also suffer from this intense work of having a newborn and the fluctuating emotions of becoming a parent. I have been helping families since 2008 and never cease to be amazed by their dedication, sacrifice and perseverance. I would be honored to help support you as well.
5105 39Th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Bastyr University, Seattle
Acupuncture, Acupressure, Herbs, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Massage, Reiki, Lactation Education,