Meet Your IBCLC
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.
Education and Background
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
GOTTMAN BRINGING HOME BABY EDUCATOR
NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST
CPR FIRST AID AND BLS FOR ADULT, CHILDREN, & INFANTS
UCSD- Lactation Consultant program
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.
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.