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Hi! Iā€™m Bitsy!

I've had a long journey to becoming a postpartum support person, slowly nourishing my interest in birth work and women's health since my final year of college. Wanting to put the knowledge I gathered to practice, I chose to become a certified postpartum doula through Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn. Soon after my certification, I saw the importance of lactation support for new parents, and enrolled in a lactation consultant certification through The Center for Breastfeeding for June 2019.

In my work, I draw on my experiences in community health education, health communications and academic research to provide information and resources in a non-judging and accessible way. My goal is to provide the families I work with the support and knowledge they need to confidently be able to care for themselves and their children. 

I hold an MPH with a focus in Community Health Education from Hunter College, a BS in Community and International Development from University of Vermont, and a Certificate in Digital Health Communications from Tufts University. I enjoy spending my time checking out local goods at the farmers' market, taking my dog Halle on hikes, and cooking delicious meals for my family and friends. 

 

Experience and Training

Experience

Postpartum Doula
Jan 2019 to present

Education

MPH Community Health Education
Hunter College
Graduated: Winter 2014

B.S. Community Development
University Vermont
Graduated: Spring 2010

Certifications

Postpartum Doula
Carriage House Birth
June 2018

Digital Health Communications
Tufts University  
July 2017

Skills

Babywearing

Lactation and Infant Feeding

Multiples Care

American Red Cross Adult/Infant CPR

Herbal Allies and Support

Meal Prep and Planning