Aloha. I'm Jen (she/her).
As a Lactation Specialist, I draw upon years of experience guiding thousands of families through labor, birth, and the early postpartum period as a labor, delivery, and postpartum nurse. As a parent myself, I understand and respect the endless emotions tangled up in this wild and fleeting time.
Experience & Education
In my 15 years of experience working with new families I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of family constellations and birth styles including: unmedicated birth, water birth, epidural assisted birth, cesarean birth, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), stillbirth, twins and triplets, LGBTQ+ families, surrogacy, single parents, and families who have experienced previous miscarriage and loss.
I am 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming and actively work on anti-racism in my personal and professional life. Whoever you are, you deserve the very best care and support.
Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A Master Class for the IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Anti-racism and trauma-informed care with Ar-Tic LLC
Herbal Support in Lactation and Infant Care for the Health Professional – Luna Lactation and Wellness
SMC Full Circle Doula Training
Supporting Trans Birthers Training with Trystan Reese
Registered Nurse – Labor and Delivery & Postpartum
Certified Lactation Educator Counselor – UC San Diego
Infant and Adult CPR/AED Certified
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified
Bachelors of Science in Nursing – UW Eau Claire
More about me...
I feel most centered when I am in, on, or near the water. All three of my own children were born in the water: one at a hospital, and two at home.
I’m a naturally quiet, calm and steady person, but am also adventurous. I’m nourished by spending time in nature and exploring with my husband and three children. I also enjoy the excitement of cheering on my sons’ outrigger paddling teams.
When I’m not supporting new families, I am a homeschooling parent, guiding my kiddos along their own learning journeys.
Have a question about the services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!