Growing up, I've always been a nurturer. I have always had a passion to support, care for, and lift up those around me. I think this is what birthed my interest in lactation and childbirth education. Let me tell you where it all started...
I actually studied to become a teacher and got my masters in education as well. However, things shifted as I was navigating through my own experiences in motherhood...
In 2016, I opened up a small business where I sold attire for maternity, nursing, and baby. I then extended my services to offering baby shower gift baskets and diaper cakes. I met so many wonderful mamas who ended up visiting our store as a safe space to talk. We talked about so many things from motherhood to breastfeeding to pregnancy, and so much more. I then realized that more and more mamas come over to talk about these things and while I shared only personal experiences, I knew that there was more that I could do to support and encourage my fellow mamas.
In late 2017 I started my new journey of becoming a lactation counselor and parent educator. I met a wonderful woman named Barbara Mafnas who gave me that much more of a reason to continue this path. She became my mentor and continues to be one of the women who inspire me in my journey.
I am a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator - The Mongan Method (HBCE), an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and Labor Doula (CD-L)
For over 5 years, I have had the opportunity to educate and support women and their families through childbirth education, lactation support, and postpartum support.
I am so proud to be a part of and learned under such amazing professionals who share the same passion as I do.
I provide compassionate, professional, and non-judgmental support to all my clients. I support YOU and YOUR philosophy.
How do I keep going? Well aside from receiving support from amazing friends and families, having the honor of being a part of your story inspires me to keep educating and supporting families through all walks of parenthood.
You deserve being heard, feeling empowered, and having the resources for the best outcomes... not only for your family but for you.
"It was my third day home with my first born. I felt like I wasn’t producing enough milk and was desperate for help. I messaged Edna to ask if she new of any breastfeeding mommas who would be willing to donate a few ounces of milk to hold us over. She got back to me right away and told me she was on it. In a few hours she told me she had a donor. Without having to ask, she told me she would go pick it up and bring it over to me. She was over later that evening with more than just a few ounces and even stayed to help me with my breastfeeding. I had never felt more supported than I did then. We can’t thank her enough for helping us out in those early days."
♡ The Dungcas