Meet our speakers
Laurel Wilson, BSc, IBCLC, CCCE, CLE®, CLD, CPPFE, CPPI owns MotherJourney in Morrison, Colorado. She has her degree in Maternal and Child Health – Lactation Consulting. With over twenty four years of experience working with women in the childbearing year and perinatal professionals, Laurel takes a creative approach to working with the pregnant family. She is co-author of best-selling books, The Greatest Pregnancy Ever: The Keys to the MotherBaby Bond and The Attachment Pregnancy: The Ultimate Guide to Bonding with Your Baby. She is also a contributing author to Round the Circle: Experienced Doulas Share What They Learned the Hard Way. She currently spends a great deal of her time working with hospitals seeking BabyFriendly status as a consultant and educator.
Jeanette McCulloch, IBCLC, is the co-founder of BirthSwell, spreading birth (and breastfeeding and MCH) genius, changing policy, and building businesses and organizations using strategic digital communications. With more than 20 years experience in communications and women’s health advocacy, she provides consultation to local, statewide, national, and international birth and breastfeeding organizations and small businesses. She has published research and spoken at national conferences on reaching millennial parents online. She is passionate about health equity and ensuring that all families have access to high-quality, culturally sensitive birth and lactation care. Jeanette unplugs with her two children while splashing around in the gorges of her hometown, Ithaca, NY.
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Throughout her 15-year career, Kim has made significant contributions to childbirth education and advancing the work of doulas. Kim currently teaches the Lamaze curriculum at Parent Trust for Washington Children where she sits on the education committee. As DONA International-approved birth doula trainer, Kim also co-teaches the birth doula skills workshop at the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University.
Kim is the DONA International Washington State representative and sits on the Lamaze International membership committee. Aside from her teaching and training, Kim is the owner and operator of DoulaMatch.net, an international doula referral website.
Kim has earned and maintains six professional credentials including: DONA-Approved Doula Trainer Certification, DONA International Certified Birth Doula Certification, Lamaze International LCCE Childbirth Educator Certification, International Childbirth Education Association ICCE Certification, Childbirth Education Association of Seattle CCE Certification, and PALS Doulas Labor Doula Certification.
Kim is a regular speaker at DONA International and Lamaze International conferences as well. She has contributed numerous professional articles to the International Doula and offers several advanced doula trainings throughout the country.
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