Preparing For Birth and Beyond, LLC - Serving Central and North East Pennsylvania

 Our children’s births were a very special time for us, as is each day watching them grow and change.  I have found that I change and grow with them.
Tom and I grew up in Arizona, met in high school, and married in May 1979.  We moved around with the Navy for 10 years.  After Tom left the Navy we lived in Maryland for 16 years, moving to Webster, NY in 2006 and to Berwick, PA in 2010, where we plan to stay! 
 We are blessed to have eight amazing adult children, three wonderful sons and a grandson by marriage.  Seven delightful grandchildren 23 - 8, and an adorable great grandson!
I was a stay at home mom, worked as a nurse in a long term care/rehabilitation facility and in a doctors office. Now my work as a doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor are my full time job.
 In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, doing volunteer work through the community and our church, sewing, crocheting and reading.

 Working with families during pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum is not only my job but is my passion.

My family at our granddaughters wedding in August 2016  

Our adorable great grandson 

Trainings, Certifications, Membership

Served on DONA International Board of Directors 2011-2018 
Labor Doula Training-June 2001
Certification-March 2002
Continuing Education and Recertification is required every 3 years 

 Lamaze Educator Training - August 2014
LCCE exam - April 2015 
Certified - June 2015
Continuing Education and Recertification is required every 3 years

40 hour Lactation Counselor training course - January 2017
CLC Exam- January 2017
Certified Lactation Counselor - February 2017
Continuing Education and Recertification is required every 3 years

When Survivors Give Birth
Attended Training - October 2017
Working towards educator approval 

 American Heart Association Provider CPR Certified 

Current Federal and PA Criminal background and child abuse clearances 

Licensed Practical Nurse - 2006 - present

  I have attended numerous conferences and continuing education training in Breastfeeding and Postpartum period. Use of Rebozo, Peanut ball, Labor ball and TENs Units during labor and birth. Spinning Baby. Preparing and supporting survivors of trauma during childbirth. Medicated Birth, Unmedicated Birth, Cesarean Birth, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean(VBAC)

learning new rebozo techniques 

Please see links up and to the right to learn more!

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