Meet  Your IBCLC 

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MEET RUTH

Ruth is the owner of Birth to Breast and has a background in child development and is a walking perinatal encyclopedia. She has supported families since 2011 as a caregiver. In 2015 Ruth gave birth to her first child. This inspired Ruth to move her education and support to the pregnancy and postpartum period. Since 2017 Ruth has trained as a Postpartum Doula, Birth Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Gottman Bringing Home Baby Educator, and has completed the USCD Lactation Consultant program. She is an International board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) & Certified Doula. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Background

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

BIRTH DOULA

POSTPARTUM DOULA

NEWBORN COMMUNICATION

GOTTMAN BRINGING HOME BABY EDUCATOR

NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST

HYPNODOULA

CPR FIRST AID AND BLS FOR ADULT, CHILDREN, & INFANTS

UCSD- Lactation Consultant program 

COVID-19 INFO

I am an open book and understand how important it is for clients to know my vaccination status. I am fully vaccinated against covid-19 and wear masks during all client interactions. Open communication is essential, so I disclose any symptoms or exposures I may come across and have virtual back plans and fantastic backup doulas.

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MEET MY BABIES

I was a young mom and did not prepare for birth with my first. I had amazing support people at the hospital who discussed options with me, a nurse who took over a doula role, and continuous support from my husband. This taught the important of having support from people you trust. My second birth I tried to learn as much about birth as possible. I had a great support team again and my husband but this time I had knowledge for what is normal for birth. My son’s birth taught me the importance of being familiar with birth.

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