About

Kari’s life purpose is to promote maternal and infant health. This passion stems from influence from her own beloved mother and her own personal experiences of giving birth and breastfeeding. She is wholeheartedly grateful for the multigenerational positive effects of physiological birth and breastfeeding, such as strong family attachment, psychological growth, and enhanced health. She has made it her mission to support others in experiencing similar life-significant benefits. Kari’s private practice providing childbirth education and lactation services are currently on hold as she pursues her graduate school education studying nurse-midwifery.

Education

Kari holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She is a Registered Nurse (BSN, RN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, RLC), Certified Doula through Family Trees Birth Programs (CD, FTBP), and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE). She is currently a graduate student in nurse-midwifery.

Experience

Kari’s past experience includes work in mother-baby and medical-surgical nursing; starting a Birth Network, and volunteering as a La Leche League International Leader and Breastfeeding USA Counselor. Kari started her private practice as an IBCLC and childbirth educator in 2018. She is currently seeing clients on a very limited basis while she pursues her midwifery education.