Meet Your Instructors
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Certified Birth Doula
Certified Postpartum Doula
Certified Childbirth Educator
Certified Lactation Consultant
Stefanie has been working with new and expectant parents since 2013 as a certified birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator, and began offering lactation support as a breastfeeding counselor in 2013 and as an IBCLC in 2018. She has attended over 75 births at local birthing facilities.
Her passion for birth work was ignited with the empowering experiences of the VBAC births of her third and fourth children. Her personal experience with various birthing and feeding scenarios, including high-risk pregnancies, cesarean birth, tongue-tie, and other complications ensures she knows first-hand how valuable knowledgeable support is. She believes there is no right way to give birth but that each pregnancy, birth, and baby is unique and should be treated as such.
Stefanie is married and a mother of 4. She has worked as an inpatient and NICU lactation consultant at St. Joseph Medical Center and is currently a full time nursing student. Originally from California, she came to Washington in 2005. While not working with families she enjoys reading, walking outdoors on beautiful PNW trails, and Batdorf & Bronson coffee.
Read more about Stefanie's continuing education and volunteer work here.
Christine has been working with birthing and young families for the past 9 years. She is a board certified lactation consultant, childbirth educator and registered dietitian. She lives with her husband and three semi-feral, school-aged sons in the Tacoma area. Christine is multilingual and well traveled throughout the world. She looks forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with you during your childbirth, lactation and newborn care classes.