Your postpartum doula, Kimberly
My heart has always had a special place for infants and new parents. At the ripe
old age of five, I was helping my recently postpartum mother by changing my baby
brother's diapers and cleaning the bathroom sink. By twelve, I was babysittingfor infants in
my small hometown.
I moved to Lincoln for college and I was a
nanny throughout college and law school.
I never dreamed I could take care of babies and postpartum families as a career, so
I took a "traditional" career path and became an attorney.
I experienced postpartum mood disorder after having my own children
(twin boys who spent over three weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).
I felt alone, even though I had a very hands-on spouse. I will be forever
grateful for a friend who recognized my struggle, and encouraged me to talk to a
therapist. I finally knew I was not alone, and as I emerged from
my depression, I knew my calling was to help other parents.
Thirty years after my initial soiree into nurturing infants and supporting recently
post-partum parents, I first heard the term "postpartum doula."
I knew this was the perfect career for me. As a close friend encouraged,
"this makes total sense. You were a born nurturer."
Your peace of mind is important to me. I have experience with multiples, as well
as premature babies and medically fragile babies.
I completed my training with DONA International and am insured.
I am certified in adult, child, and infant first aid, CPR, and AED.