Aloha. I'm Jen (she/her).
As a Lactation Consultant and Birth and Postpartum Support Specialist, I draw upon many 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 the many emotions tangled up in this wild and fleeting time. My passion for supporting families extends into my photography work, where I strive to preserve the essence of these moments for years to come.
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 LGBTQ+ affirming and actively work on anti-racism in my personal and professional life. Whoever you are, you deserve the very best care and support.
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Anti-racism and trauma-informed care with Ar-Tic LLC
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
Basic Life Support (BLS) 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.
Knitting is another creative pursuit of mine.
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. Ella, our dog, likes to tag along, too.
Have a question about the services I offer? Reach out and let’s talk!