When I graduated from the Academy of Health Careers in 2004 I had dreams of becoming a nurse and making a difference in the community in which I grew up, Central Florida. I was working as a administrative assistant for an Ob-Gyn practice while I was obtaining my AA degree. I also loved practicing yoga at that time and obtained my certification as a prenatal yoga instructor. Through this I explored my passion to help women through their transition of pregnancy and to help prepare them for childbirth. I wanted to do more so I researched and became a birthing/postpartum doula. With my passion for pregnancy and birth I decided to work for a birthing center after I graduated nursing school; I LOVED my job. I worked clinic, assisted in labor & deliveries, and postpartum care. I spent many hours (especially at night) taking care of these beautiful families. I learned a lot from my peers and mentors but I learned the most from the moms I took care of. After a couple of years my life took me in different directions and I worked for multiple Ob-Gyn offices as a nurse; I loved women's health. I helped women of all ages, at different points of theirs lives and with completely different needs; It gave me a broad spectrum of experience. Fast forward to 2015 when I gave birth to my daughter. I had every intention breastfeeding and did so for 2 1/2 years, overcoming my own set of obstacles. Understanding the need for support, I volunteered to lead a free breastfeeding support group. I wanted to become more educated so I could help and do more for women, so I became a Certified Lactation Counselor and eventually an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I returned back to work as an IBCLC alongside physicians and midwives helping women with their lactation journey. In January 2020 I decided to focus solely on lactation support and became The Nursing Nurse.
Ob - Gyn - Labor & Delivery - Postpartum