As the owner and founder of ABC Doula Service Kimberly also trains doulas both in Portland and all around the Northwest. She has worked extensively with families doing doula and lactation support for the past 15 years, and runs the day to day operations including answering the phone and email requests.
She is a Certified Postpartum Doula and CAPPA Faculty Postpartum Doula Trainer, a Certified Lactation Educator™ and is the Executive Director of the Lactation Educator Program for CAPPA. She is also a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC since 2011).
Kimberly has been working with postpartum families since she had an infant of her own in 2000, and has a passion for newborns and their families.
Kimberly travels and teaches postpartum doula and lactation educator trainings all over the US. If you are looking to host a training please contact her.
Since founding ABC Doula Service in 2001, Kimberly has seen the company grow to serve over 1600 families, and loves the working with the team of doulas. Kimberly is the mother to two lively school-aged kids, and enjoys the collaboration at home with her husband Mark who supports ABC as the Accounts Manager.
Locally in Portland Kimberly is a member of OWLA and NACEF and has been quoted in several publications on topics covering the postpartum period, including editing the Baby Issue of NW Kids each year.
Kimberly has been teaching in the Providence Health System for the past 12 years, offering breastfeeding, newborn care, and twin/triplet classes as well as having facilitated new moms groups at several hospitals for 6 of those years. She also offers beginning and advanced Doula Trainings through CAPPA. Her joy is in helping new parents and new doulas, so this is truly her dream profession!
Having recently relocated her family back to Whidbey Island, WA, Kimberly is still managing the needs of the business from home and comes back frequently to teach and serve families in Portland. She offers care to a limited number of local families on Whidbey and surrounding areas, including lactation support as well as doula service and overnight care.
If you want to know more about the company and Kimberly's doula journey, check out the The ABC Story.
If you are interested building and/or expanding your own doula team, consider a business consult. Let Kimberly's years of experience in this field help you build your own dream profession of helping more moms and babies with a fantastic team approach.