Hi. I'm Jen (she/her).

As a Lactation Consultant and Birth 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 portrait work, where I strive to preserve the essence of these moments for years to come.

Experience & Education

Through my 15 years of experience working with birthing families I have supported 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.

 

 

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
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...

Knitting is another creative pursuit of mine. I enjoy knitting hats and diaper covers for the newborns I photograph.

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 like to muck about in nature and go 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!

Images of my family by Teal Garcia.
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