Kari has a life-long passion for promoting maternal and infant health. 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).
Kari holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Her past experience includes work in mother-baby and medical-surgical nursing; starting a Birth Network; and volunteering as a La Leche League International Leader, Breastfeeding USA Counselor, and most recently as an Ambassador for Every Mother Counts. Kari started her private practice in 2018.
Kari’s personal experiences of natural birth and breastfeeding were deeply empowering experiences. She felt for herself the full impact of how natural birth and breastfeeding can lead to psychological growth, strong mother-baby attachment, and confidence as a mother. Kari’s purpose is to support others in experiencing the full life-significant benefits of normal birth and breastfeeding through excellent childbirth preparation and lactation support.