Category Archives: Celebrate

I’m Now a DONA Certfied Advanced Doula!

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Here are my credentials: IBCLC, AdvCD (DONA), LLL Leader, JD, MLS

From left to right they mean, IBCLC (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant), AdvCD DONA (Advanced Certified Doula, DONA), LLL Leader (La Leche League Leader), JD (Juris Doctor or Law Degree), MLS (Master of Library Sciences).

Super Doula

I’ve decided to call this newest certification, Super Doula! To me it sounds more marvelous. This certification is brand-new for me. I just became certified on July 11th, 2018. This certification is an honor that they bestow on few doulas. I offer a heart-felt thank you to all of my clients and the readers of “Doulas’ Guide to Birthing Your Way”!

A few of my Career highlights:

Author of Doulas’ Guide to Birthing Your Way

Independent Lactation Consulting practice

La Leche League Leader 10 Years

Doula practicing in Pittsburgh for 16 years

Co-Coordinator, Heart and Hands Doula Service

Coordinator, Shining Light Doula Service

Master Lecturer for the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellows at Magee Hospital 4 years on Doula

       care and Obstetric Anesthesia.

Speaker at WPLCA (Western Pennsylvania Lactation Consultants Association) about

       How Birth Public Policy Affects Breastfeeding.

Happy Easter and Welcome Spring!

hairy bitter cress Easter

This Hairy bitter cress was blooming at Easter.

coltsfoot on Easter

This golden coltsfoot was blooming on Easter


My son and I made fused glass eggs at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Today we had our Easter fun in Pittsburgh. We had an egg hunt and a family dinner. We noted the tiny flowers that were blooming outside and welcomed spring.

Another spring opening is happening, too. Deena Blumenfeld is working with me to start a new and exciting doula group, Shining Light Doulas. I’m going to be the doula coordinator. We’re both very excited to start this new endeavor!






A Valentine

Fused glass made at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Fused glass made at Pittsburgh Glass Center


For Valentine’s Day this year I went with my son to Pittsburgh’s Glass Center. We both made fused-glass Valentines. It was wonderful to do something new and creative with my son. We adore being able to participate in the urbane joys of city living. This is also a reminder to moms, use social media and talk to friends. There are so many ways to feel connected to each other. A happy mom makes a happy holiday!