I am so glad you are here! The name "Mother Nurture" comes from so many things that bring me joy - a mother nurturing and nourishing her children, a mother taking the time to nurture herself on her own journey to health, and Mother Nature (where I love spending my free time). At Mother Nurture, I am here to support and guide you through some of life's difficult challenges. Whether you need breastfeeding support or simply want guidance on getting your health on track, I look forward to helping you on your journey!
My passion for lactation support and health coaching come from my own personal journeys. After having our son, I struggled with breastfeeding and felt so alone without professional support locally available. I researched and learned as much as I could during that time and felt the call to continue my education so that other mothers would not have to experience the same struggles. My health journey is very similar. I have struggled with allergies, food sensitivities, and autoimmune disease for years - hopping from specialist to specialist with no solid answers. Medications would reduce my symptoms for awhile, but they always came back (sometimes worse than before). I dove back into research and found that there are ways to get to the actual cause of the problem instead of just masking my symptoms. I feel so much better after addressing the "root cause" of my symptoms and want to help other women on their own quest to wellness as a part of their healthcare team.
My educational background and experience: I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a registered nurse. I have over 7 years of experience helping new mothers feed their babies. I am a prior NICU RN of 4 years and have previous experience in hospital lactation support before moving into private practice. I earned my BSN from UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and have a MS in Environmental Health from Colorado State University (Go Rams!). I am a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Restorative Wellness Practitioner (Level 1), focusing on helping mothers and their families find root cause healing solutions so they can live life to the fullest!