After struggling as a single teen mom with my first child I was adamant to get answers. This then led me to seek a better understanding of the human body, impartially human lactation, and natural birth, so I joined a few groups and began to volunteer as a peer counselor. This began the start of my lactation career. Working as a peer counselor for a local teen mom clinic in New York for several years I gained most of my passion for the work. My lactation career continued once relocating to Florida. I have worked as a lactation specialist for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County for over 7 years before becoming an independent consultant.
My doula experience goes as far back as 1991 when my mom gave birth to my youngest sister at home in her bed, and I was there for every moment. My sister was birthed into my hands. Never did I know this would lead me to where I am today.
As a Doula and Lactation specialist, I work to ensure that every family receives the quality of care they need and deserve.
Each Family's needs are unique, and the care and information are tailored in that way.
With over 20 years of personal and professional breastfeeding experience, I have handled many unique situations. In addition to my private practice, you can find me at Edgewater Pediatrics where I meet and consult with all their breastfeeding/chestfeeding families. As well as at the Easy Access Clinic where no family is turned away due to an inability to pay.
I live in Central Florida with my loving husband, and 5 beautiful children. In my spare time, I enjoy bike riding, long walks, jogging, reading, and writing. The water is my happy place!