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ABOUT MINDY

It all started after the birth of my 2nd child.  I was in a great paying job but completely miserable.  I kept thinking back to my first birth and breastfeeding experience and how rough it was.  What if I quit my job and started a new career in maternity services?  If I could help other woman prepare better than I had, I'd be happy!  So I took redundancy and used the money to start again.

 

After training with the UK's National Childbirth Trust for three years, I began teaching classes in southwest London.  On the way to a class one night, I happened upon a lady and her partner in labor in the parking lot.  After I caught her baby in a towel, I figured a higher power was trying to tell me something.  Then, after 20 years in the UK, I relocated to California and certified with Lamaze International.  I have been teaching both privately and for a large hospital since 2011.

A couple of years ago I started writing.  I want women to remember what they read so I write with humor and real life stories.  I also write on topics for other Educators. I've become a passionate advocate for women in pregnancy, labor, birth and parenting.  I love sharing all that I've learned and LOVE it when couples tell me about their labors.  What worked for them?  What will they do differently next time?

Today I reside in southern California with my husband, children and animals (Lola, Mr Finn and Whitey Bulge). I continue to meet the most wonderful people and partners of all ages, race and ethnicities.  They have taught me so much and I continue to learn every day.