MSN, CNM, LCCE, LMT
I’m originally from New York City. There I was trained as a Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, a licensed massage therapist and a certified labor support Doula. I offered all three services to pregnant women in my area. I relocated to North Carolina to attend Duke University’s School of Nursing where I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). I began my nursing career in 2005 at Duke Hospital’s Birthing Center. I returned to school to further enhance my career in women’s health. I attended East Carolina University and earned a Master’s degree in nurse Midwifery (MSN), and became certified as a Nurse Midwife in the summer of 2011.
I’m passionate about educating women, expectant mothers and their families. I’m dedicated to promoting healthy, natural childbirth and the benefits breastfeeding. In my spare time, I love spending time with my two grandsons. I also enjoy traveling to other countries and learning how they manage maternity healthcare. I currently sit on the Board of Directors of Lamaze International.
As a mother of two, Maddox age 9 and Hollis age 4, I have a profound respect for the labor and birth process. It’s very important to me that women and their partners go into birth feeling prepared, knowledgeable and empowered. Fear can really hinder the entire labor progress, where education and information promotes a sense of calm and relaxation. It’s my passion to help create an environment where parents are ready for the challenges and sometimes the overwhelming feelings that labor can bring, so they can truly experience the joy that comes with seeing their baby for the first time.
As a Lamaze trained childbirth educator I take pride in knowing I’ve helped new parents understand that childbirth can be a JOYFUL experience.
I’m a bachelor’s prepared nurse from UNC Charlotte with 27 years of nursing experience, currently working in Labor and Delivery at Women’s Hospital. One of the founding members of the Occaneechi Health Circle for the Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation, addressing the holistic health of the Occaneechi People. I’m a Certified Healthy Relationships Trainer by the Native Wellness Institute.
As a Lamaze trained childbirth educator who is also a Native American I’m afforded the opportunity to give back, educate and empower the women of my community. As a mother of 3 children I understand the challenges that comes with labor and as Lamaze trained childbirth educator I’m better equipped to guide them through the process.
4 Moms 2 Be strives to optimize maternal & child health while strengthen family bonds. We are committed to providing high quality, comprehensive, evidence based educational programs and services in order to meet these goals.
Our classes are centered in the Wholistic Model of Care that incorporates physical, mental, and social needs of the family. We partners with physician, midwives & doulas that support the normalcy of birth, respect family choices in childbearing, individualize client care, promote education and informed decision making. This model of care results in fewer use of interventions such as medications and cesareans.
MA, IBCLC, CLC
I hold a Bachelor’s degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and a Master’s degree in Human Lactation from Union Institute & University. I merged my two passions, Speech Therapy and Lactation in order to assist mothers and their families with their breastfeeding goal as well as guide them through the challenges. I’ve been working with breastfeeding women since 2007, and as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Lactation Counselor I’m passionate about providing lactation education and support to women of color and underprivileged women of Greensboro.
I am a wife and mother of three children, the youngest was born January 2016, so I’ve experienced both sides of the spectrum: working full-time and being a stay-at-home mother. I understand the demands of having to pump in order to maintain supply as well as the beauty of being able to nurse without limitations.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking, traveling, reviewing and conducting breastfeeding research, attending church, and volunteering in the Children's Ministry as well as leading a group of Young Adults with my husband for our congregation.