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Found 3 Pros in Collierville, TN, USA | Lactation support
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Families served
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Jessica Reyes

Memphis, TN

1 reviews • 200 families supported • 18 years experience

1 reviews • 200 families supported • 18 years experience

I was born in Manhattan, New York in 1985. At the age of two I was taken to Puerto Rico where I resided for my first thirteen years. During that time, I always saw my mother on her white coat going to the Hospital, and it was then I knew that I wanted to be like my mother. As I got older, I told my mother that I love babies and pregnant ladies, she said you can become a nurse to work in the labor and delivery area. It was then where my biggest dream began, of becoming that nurse my mother talked to me about. I did very well in elementary, middle school and it followed through High School and College. I have been on the honor roll in my High School years and in college. I was awarded for being on the Dean’s List all throughout my college years. The Deans of Administration decided to grant me graduation a semester early, because of my outstanding Grade point average. My career path changed a little and became a Healthcare worker as a Registered Medical Assistant whom I got certified through American Medical Technologist (AMT) for fourteen years. My major concentration was OB-GYN and Ultrasound. I went above and beyond for my patients to where patient trust was built. They always requested me to assist them during their OB visits. I am a trained Phlebotomist, and my patients always requested me to draw their blood for testing. I still felt like I wanted to be closer to my patients and not in a clinic setting, I felt like I can do more and began researching my options. One day in bible study I was introduced to a lady that called herself a doula. I wondered and asked what a doula is. She then replied, I assist pregnant women physically, emotionally, all throughout their pregnancy and physically attend during labor and delivery phases. At that precise moment I began searching on how to become a doula. It felt like the right thing to do; in addition to what I already did for my patients. I began to look and came across Expert rating, a well-known global certification, where I received my first Doula certificate. I then, continued my search into doing more. I strongly believe into providing multiple services to become a resource to my clients. I was eager to provide all services that correlated with being a doula to fulfill all the care that my clients need. I came across IAP College where I graduated as a Doula Business Owner. Not only, did I learned all the aspects of being a doula once again, but also the administrative side to be able to successfully operate a doula business. I became certified in Lactation Counseling and Educator through the . breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. I also became certified as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through Brilliant Birth Academy. Then, with the city of Milwaukee Health Department whom I worked for as a community-based doula helped me get certified as a Holistic Nutritionist. At the University of Wisconsin, I completed a massage therapist certification program to help my expectant mothers’ release stress to prevent preterm labor due to stress and reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy that can potentially lead to a health condition called (preeclampsia). I decided to implement meditation, aromatherapy, relaxation, and massage as a form to release stress. Lastly, I am a recent graduate from an undergrad program at Bryant & Stratton College Wauwatosa campus in Wisconsin, where I did my Associate of Applied Science with the major concentration in Health Service Administration. I intend to use this degree for myself in my Doula Business Administration. My mission and vision are to one day be able to become accessible by accepting health insurance. Serve clients in the Memphis, TN, and surrounding areas without having to pay out of pocket costs. Make a contract with the City of Memphis Health Department to help offer FREE services to help the underserved and help reduce fetal and infant mortality rates. To continue providing exceptional and genuine care to all my expectant families.

Care philosophy

I genuinely care about mothers and their families as my own. I like to bond with my clients and go above and beyond. I provide information and resource available to ensure that you never have doubts or questions. I believe strongly in good communication, great support system and innovating the way I care for my clients to make them feel welcome, cared for and nurtured.

Areas served

  • Memphis, TN
  • Olive branch, MS
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • Southaven, MS
  • Whitehaven
  • Millington,TN
  • Cordova, TN
  • Northaven, TN
  • covington,TN

Reviews

  • Hannah
    September 14, 2022 at 11:32 am | Client review

    Ms. Jessica really cared for me my husband, my mother and my baby. She was very caring, compassionate, and checked in with us every week. She is part of our family now. We recommend her to family and friends and everyone who is looking for a Doula.

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Atlanta Ellington

Memphis, TN

1 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

I provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions as you move through labor, and I can help with relaxation, positioning, massage and other techniques for your comfort.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, I provide emotional and physical support to a pregnant person during their labor and delivery. During the prenatal period, I provide information and education to help inform you of your options. In labor, I can also facilitate communication with staff to ensure that you have the information that you need to make informed choices.

Areas served

  • Memphis, TN and Surrounding Areas including N MS

Reviews

  • Teaira
    November 4, 2022 at 11:41 am | Peer review

    I have known Atlanta for over 10 years. She has always been a compassionate, kind and hard-working person. Throughout her time as a doula she has helped to create a well rounded and personal experience for her clients. Professionally, I have worked with her ensuring that she has diverse communication styles/techniques as well as evidence based coping skills. She is the utmost professional, and an amazing person to have on your team. I have personally recommended her to my sister for her pregnancy. As an older sister and new aunt I felt confident that my niece and sister were in highly capable hands. Atlanta was with her throughout the entire process. She provided excellent recommendations, was always available to answer questions and was an overall calming presence to have around. I would highly recommend her!

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Susan Rook

Memphis, TN

5 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

5 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

I began my formal journey toward becoming a doula by taking a weekend training workshop from Rae Davies at The Birth Company in the spring 2017. During that training with Rae, I was introduced to Evidence Based Birth® and was accepted into the Evidence Based Birth® Instructor program that fall. Whew! That was quite a year!! By 2019, I’d met all the requirements to officially become a DONA International certified birth doula. My continuing education includes the one day When Survivors Give Birth workshop taught by two of DONA International’s founders, Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW; that workshop has been incredibly helpful to my work supporting expectant parents. I also earned my CLC® from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice in 2020 to better provide education and counseling for families choosing to breastfeed. That makes for a lot of alphabet soup after my name, but what’s really important to me is being part of the support network that gets families off to a strong start whether it’s the first baby or the newest addition. https://cebirth.com

Care philosophy

Having me as your doula means: 1) you have had the opportunity to prepare for your birth by asking questions, receiving solid resources to address those questions and practicing comfort measures. 2) you have someone who knows you and your partner and is dedicated to being with you for your labor and birth. 3) you have people by your side for birth who fully understand your preferences

Areas served

  • Germantown, Collierville, Olive Branch

Reviews

  • Emily
    March 5, 2022 at 3:13 am | Peer review

    Susan is a highly experienced professional who provides excellent hands-on care. Our mutual clients rave about her. She is a life-long learner and provides balanced, thoughtful input when we collaborate on care.

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in Collierville, TN can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in Collierville, TN can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in Collierville, TN can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in Collierville, TN, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in Collierville, TN and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in Collierville, TN is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Collierville, TN area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in Collierville, TN. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in Collierville, TN offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in Collierville, TN can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in Collierville, TN has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in Collierville, TN are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in Collierville, TN can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in Collierville, TN. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in Collierville, TN also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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