About

Nice to meet you!

Lindsey, owner of Nourish: Birth + Postpartum,  supports expecting and new families through educational, evidence-based informational, emotional, and physical support as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI), Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno-Doula (HCHD) and Certified Birth Doula cd(DONA), Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist AdvNCS(NCSA), Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), IBCLC Candidate, and nutritional health coach.  These perspectives and full spectrum experiences allow Lindsey to bring a unique level of support to families as she sees patterns between various emotions and nutritional issues women have, both prenatally and how it may affect them either during or immediately after birthing, as well as how they can thrive in the following years during postpartum, in addition to their own baby’s health and general wellness.

As a birthworker, Lindsey is a trained VBAC & Spinning Babies doula and is passionate about supporting women achieve their VBACs, as well those with thyroid issues, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia – home or hospital birth.

Lindsey has worked with hundreds of families and babies from preemie multiples, babies with hip dysplasia, tongue, cheek, and lip ties, and babies with feeding tubes. She offers virtual newborn care classes, newborn & Infant consultations like lactation and formula feeding consults, sleep education and sleep plans, daytime schedule plans, transitioning to solids consults, and teething consults. She prides herself on staying up-to-date on evidence-based information and educating parents, empowering them through their own choices to make the best decisions for their unique family’s values and parenting styles. 

Lindsey also owns an ayurvedic postpartum meal delivery service that ships nationwide, Nourish Meal Delivery, which decreases inflammation after birthing, speeding healing, blood and lymph circulation, while creating quality milk composition and increasing milk production.  As an ayurvedic chef and nutritional health coach specializing in lactation, the postpartum tonics, teas, and meals are excellent for new mothers and their babies.

Along with Hypnobabies childbirth ed class, Lindsey teaches private and group newborn care classes to expecting parents, as well as Tackle the 4th Trimester prenatal classes to prepare expecting mothers about postpartum recovery and how to heal their new body through herbs and immediate tools.  In addition, Lindsey offers Postpartum Wellness Packages a la carte which include in-home belly binding and pelvic/vaginal steaming sessions.

Here’s just part of my story & What You’ll Get from Me

The rest I will tell you during our Free Meet & Greet.

I came to be a Postpartum Doula after working as a Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, when I realized how much joy it brought me to be able to step out of the primary caregiver role and into a teaching role because it empowered parents to bond better with each other AND their baby!

I saw parents gain confidence and pride as I helped them gain specialized newborn skills I had learned with my Newborn Care Specialist training and experience.  It is important to me to see the parents’ love mature – love for themselves, each other, and for their baby.  In addition, having a postpartum doula experienced in specialized newborn care means the mother is not only fed and hydrated, but they’ll have a baby expert guiding them by their side through each baby step and growth spurt.

I later became a Certified Birth Doula cd(DONA) after hearing my postpartum clients’ birth stories and wishing better for them.  I desired they had known they had actual options; that they could have had been informed of benefits and risks and had a right to be involved in the decision making for choices they made or weren’t allowed to make (because they were unaware they were actually allowed) for their own bodies and their babies – to have ideal health care experiences during pregnancy and labor as well as better expectations for how to deal with scenarios they faced.

I had been setting up parents for their ideal postpartum experience but found it starts with the prenatal education and the actual birth!  The ideal postpartum experience is dependent upon setting up women for an ideal birth experience.  Choice made during the birth and for newborn care procedures immediately after birth greatly shape the postpartum experience pertaining to recovery and to their baby’s behavior, comfort level, and bonding.

Especially women with thyroid issues, Hashimotos, gestational diabetes, anxiety and fear for birthing, and preeclampsia – working as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) helped me better prepare women prenatally so they could make informed decisions on options they didn’t know about for storing colostrum and decisions on circumstances they weren’t even being told they would face by their care providers based on their health issues – situations they’d encounter immediately after birthing with their baby, such as sugar levels, delayed onset of milk, etc. and how to cope with immediate feeding issues and low milk supply.

What kind of support do you actually need?

There’s several ideas and methods for birth support, postpartum support, and newborn care – it can look very different. Find out more what support can look like here.

Nourish: Birth + Postpartum
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Certifications

National COVID-Ready Caregiver Certification

NextStep, COVID-19 Certification

Adult & Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED Certificate

American Red Cross

Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor

Hypnobabies®, Kerry Tuschhoff

Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula

Hypnobabies®, Kerry Tuschhoff

Certified Lactation Educator Counselor & Consultant

UCSD

Certified Birth Doula

DONA (Doula Association of North America) International

Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist

Newborn Care Specialist Association

Advanced Ayurveda Postpartum Doula

Ayurvedic Mamas, Jenna Furnari

Approved Reflexology Reliever
for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, and Baby

The Relievery, Nikki Yeager and Melinda Michshaw

Education

Lactation Consultant Program

UCSD

Lactation Consultant Training

BreastfeedLA, Brandi Jordan

Advanced Birth Doula Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

Advanced Birth Skills for Doulas Workshop

Joy In Birthing Foundation, Giuditta Tornetta

Birth Doula Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

Postpartum Doula Workshop

DONA International, Katherin Auger

Intro to Breastfeeding Workshop

DONA International, Katherin Auger

Intro to Childbirth for Doulas Workshop

DONA International, Ana Paula Markel

Spinning Babies Workshop Certificate

Spinning Babies, Nicole Morales

Advanced Training for Multiples Certificate

CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), Kimberly Bepler

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate

Yoga Education Institute, Nancy Wile

Newborn Care Specialist Certificate

Gentle Ventures, Nancy Hamm

New Parent Educator Training

CAPPA, Kimberly Bepler

Infant and Toddler Development Certificate

University of California Los Angeles

Developing Appropriate Learning Environments
for Infants & Toddlers Certificate

Texas A&M University

Strategies for Preschool & School Age Children
in Challenging Behavior Certificate

Texas A&M University

Child Growth and Development from
Infancy to School-Age Certificate

Texas A&M University

Lactation Support in the High-Risk Infant Population

BreastfeedLA

Beyond The Swaddle Postpartum Doula Workshop

Two Doulas Birth, Becca Gordon, Dayva Savio, and Alyson Carroll

Marketing and Advanced Business Skills Workshop

B*E*S*T Doulas, Tracy Hartley

Lindsey began 19 years ago as a Holistic health and nutrition coach and then an Advanced Newborn Care Specialist. She later became a Postpartum Doula after realizing her clients bonded better with each other and with their baby as she nourished new mothers to speed their healing and while teaching them specialized newborn care skills. Lindsey advanced her training as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor through UCSD and is waiting to sit for the 4 hour lactation bar to become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Her work with 2000+ mothers with lactation and their newborns provides new mothers confident their recovery and feeding goals, as their body transitions into a new life force for their new baby.

Lindsey launched Nourish Meal Delivery, an Ayurvedic postpartum meal delivery service with allergy-free and diabetic cooking (local to Greater LA, Ventura County, & Simi Valley). Lindsey is experienced in stabilizing all conditions postpartum, knowing the cause and results of certain properties in herbs and foods, their effects on breast milk composition & quality, increasing milk production, and balancing vata dosha in the body vital to detoxing and healing immediately after birthing and in the first 8 weeks.

Training as a Birth Doula and specializing in Hypnobabies after her clients opened up to her about situations they faced in pregnancy and during labor, Lindsey realized most could have been prevented had they and their partner known how to prevent common ailments or navigate the medical environment to advocate for themselves. Lindsey’s thorough prenatal and postnatal education equips new parents to feel determined in their birth choices and parenting decisions, no matter the birthplace or parenting style.

Lindsey helps foster maximum self-determination for expecting & new parents while transitioning to the journey of parenthood for their growing family. Receiving this essential support is something every family deserves.