Obstetrics Nurse with 37 years of monitoring women and infants. Conducts post-childbirth coaching for new mothers on breastfeeding, infant care, sleep techniques and safe handling of infants. Monitored and cared for women during labor performing dilation checks, monitoring mother and infant heart rates and recognizing emergency situations. Experienced Staff RN skilled with care of women before, during and after childbirth. Cared for and coached women on nutrition, taught stretching techniques and monitored health of unborn infants. Attentive nursing professional presenting high level of care, patient assistance and breastfeeding support during each shift. Considered hardworking and driven. Ready for new opportunity to apply exceptional nursing and lactation support skills in a Lactation inpatient and or outpatient setting. Lactation Consultant with over 24 years of clinical experience in maternity units. Proficient at providing lactation education, support and assistance to new mothers and families.
This is a new position. I am to begin orientation on 7/13/2020. I will be a per dium Lactation Consultant RN for the Lactation Support Service Department within the Postpartum Unit. My position will involve seeing postpartum mothers and babies to assess and assist with breastfeeding. I will also play a role in breastfeeding education for new parents as well as staff.
I began assisting women who were breastfeeding early in my nursing career. I trained through many workshops and conferences. In 1996 I became IBCLC certified. This helped me continue my focus in providing breastfeeding assistance to mothers and infants in an LDRP setting.
In 2008 I played a major role in the implementation of the lactation outpatient clinic at Falmouth Hospital. While continuing to assist in patients as a staff RN, I was also able to provide care to mothers and infants after discharge. During clinic appointments I utilized my skills to assess mothers and babies post discharge. I used breastfeeding assessments to assist and support the mother/baby couplets with technique for latching and feeding. Infant weights were evaluated during the visit. Breastfeeding plans were initiated or reevaluated. Follow up appointments were made as needed. I was able to work in conjunction with pediatricians for continued care.
I was also co-facilitator of the weekly breastfeeding support group for 9 years.
I am 61 yr old fairly active woman. I enjoy many activities including; cycling, hiking, walking, snowshoeing ,skiing and yoga. I enjoy traveling with my husband and girlfriends.
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