1996-Present, Certified Postpartum Doula- Providing emotional, physical and breastfeeding support to the Mom. Specializing in basic infant care instruction, multiples care, Pre-term infants, postpartum mood disorders, and sleep deprivation concerns.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, breastfeeding support, infant care, supporting the parents in their new roles, errands, laundry, tidying the nursery & home, infant massage instruction, basic meal preparation, evidence based parent/infant education, providing appropriate resource and referrals, and encouraging the mother/infant dyad.
2011 – 2012 Parent Education Coordinator – Presbyterian/St.Lukes Medical Center Responsible for coordinating the parent education schedule and instructors for this HealthOne facility. Managed a team of 5-6 instructors. Worked closely with PR and website manager to market accurate program information. Strong customer service, communication and leadership skills were an essential part of this position.
2004 – 2011 Postpartum Doula Trainer – Colorado. Facilitating a two day, 16-hour evidence based workshop that trains participants to become certified Postpartum Doulas. Topics include PPMD, breastfeeding, basic infant care, mother/infant dyad, scope of practice, and business matters.
2004-2005 HealthOne, Rose Medical Center, Denver CO - Lead Facilitator of the Postpartum Moms Group. Organized speakers from the community, and encouraged various topics of conversation that included Postpartum Mood Disorders, infant massage, community resources, breastfeeding, nutrition, and exercise. Assisted Women with their transition into Motherhood.
Breastfeeding Class Instructor. Worked with 12-18 couples per class to discuss the benefits, physiology, and general instruction of breastfeeding basics. Provided tours of the Labor & Delivery Unit.
2004-2005 CAPPA – Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association - Director of Postpartum Doula Programs. Management of all issues that pertained to the Postpartum Doula Program, including, but not limited to, updating evidence based research in the field, overseeing National Trainers, making key decisions for expansion, and being the main contact person for current and prospective members. Took this program International – summer 2005.
1998-2002 St Anthony’s Hospital, Shared Beginnings - Responsibilities evolved from an internship providing assistance and Postpartum support to parenting and pregnant teens, to becoming a mentor for two participants. Taught the P.I.P.E curriculum to a class size between 12 – 15 participants through in-service meeting. Volunteered for adopt a family during the holiday season, and finally, provided various in-service meetings involving the participants as well as my colleagues.
Metropolitan State College of Denver
BS – Human Services – High Risk Youth (GPA 3.85)
Certified Postpartum Doula (CAPPA)
Labor Doula (CAPPA)
Lactation Educator (CAPPA)
Infant Massage Instructor – (IAIM)
Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) Certified
Night Nannies for Newborns, LLC – Former Owner
Certificate of Completion in High Risk Youth Studies
Certified Car Seat Technician