I am excited you're here and I look forward to supporting you in meeting your parenting goals!
As a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), my goal is to support and educate you, and your family, regarding your specific needs and concerns. Together, we’ll create a personalized plan designed to support you in meeting your unique goals and solving any challenges.
MOM, IBCLC, CNM, WHNP
As a parent (a MOM), I know first-hand the intense emotions that arise when you are struggling to be your best for your family. My own struggles as a breastfeeding parent inspired me to become an IBCLC to help others. Before I became a parent, I was an experienced (10 years in clinical practice) Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP). And even prior to this, I worked Full Time as a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, and Perinatal Yoga instructor (since 2003). Today, I combine all my knowledge and 20 years of experience to give my clients the holistic support they are seeking. Together, we will develop a supportive plan for you and your family that’s personalized and effective.
My Lactation Services
The help you need in the comfort of your own home!
As your Lactation Consultant, I’m committed to creating a personalized feeding program that allows you and your family to thrive - not just survive - the early days of parenting. Together, we’ll ascertain the nature of the problems you’re dealing with and find the solutions best suited to you and your baby’s needs.
With 20 years of combined experience, as a Nurse Midwife/NP and Lacation Consultant, I can provide you with a holistic and highly knowledgable approach to supporting you and your feeding goals. During our initial session (usually 1.5-2 hrs), we’ll map your needs to come up with a personalized plan that is both comfortable and effective. This initial consultation includes complimentary follow-ups or “check-ins” via text messaging/email/short phone calls over the next week.
This is for families needing support in dealing with any challenges (e.g. sleep, behavioral challenges or feeding difficulties). I have lots of experience coaching and caring for new parents in the virtual realm. Let’s work together in order to find solutions that work for you and your family. Includes free follow up check-ins via text messaging and any additional virtual meetings at a discounted rate of $80/hr.
Follow-up consultations often occur when the baby is approaching a new milestone, or a growth spurt. With years of experience, I manage to incorporate a variety of different strategies into my approach as a professional Lactation Consultant. During our session, we’ll discuss your baby's changing needs to come up with a plan that works for your whole family.
I’m booking up fast, do please connect with me as soon as possible to ensure I’m available to help you through this challenging time!
What my clients are saying...
Straight From the Source
“Breastfeeding is more nuanced than I could have ever imagined. Journey was able to provide quick expert guidance that greatly improved the experience for me and my little one and set me up for success long-term. I wish I’d have contacted her sooner!”
“I am incredibly lucky to have found Journey for prenatal care and lactation support. She is attentive, kind, compassionate and cares deeply. She validated my feelings, which then eliminated my many concerns I had regarding pregnancy and childbirth. I was the most prepared I’ve ever been for the arrival of my daughter and I owe it all to Journey.
She is brilliant and extremely educated. She passes on her knowledge of lactation in a manner that is easy to remember and understand. She is encouraging and gives me the confidence I need to get through this challenging time. For me, breastfeeding is such a personal and difficult thing, and having her by my side has made me hopeful for easier days.”
Get in touch to book a consultation, or leave me a message about anything else and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Santa Cruz, California