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About

Hi there! I’m Lo,
RN + educator and proud birth junky.

Enneagram 1, type A as they come... I live for the spark in your eyes when you realize that you actually can do the things everyone told you that you could.

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ONCE UPON A TIME

I was an RN working 12 hours shifts at the bedside....and I loved it. 
And then life went topsy-turvy.

I've spent my entire nursing career in labor, delivery, and postpartum nursing. I was hooked at that first birth - you and your body and your baby are miracles - and I'll never stop marveling at all of it. Unfortunately, life threw some bumps at me when I started having children. My daughter was born, my mama died, my husband was traveling, my heart was broken - something had to give. So I left my patients... and starting dreaming about the day I could touch your lives again.  

Enter - The Labor Mama.
A precious way to still be a part of your lives, your births, your babies.

There is something about being at the bedside that no other job can replace. Watching you + your support team work together, teaching you about epidurals, pushing with you for 3 hours, watching your eyes light up at first latch? Being an educator can't take the place of that specific bedside magic.

But the question became, "how do I do what I love while I'm home with my kids and healing my own heart?" And that, for me, was teaching. Maybe, I don't get to see your baby's head rotate as they crown anymore. But I can teach you about your body. I can teach you how to handle pain. I can tell you what it's like to be induced. I can walk you through a cesarean. And I can reassure you that beautiful birth can happen anywhere - and then empower you to go chase yours. 

Sometimes we need to be reminded, over and over again, that we can do this. I want to remind you of that.

Top: my optimistic Irish other half Left: baby boy #1 Right: the baby girl who made me a mama

Left: 13 months in with baby boy, Top Right: my optimistic Irish other half, Bottom right: the baby girl who made me a mama 

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MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO,
healthcare style

Lo is a master's prepared registered nurse with specialty certifications in obstetrics and electronic fetal monitoring. She has spent her  nursing career in labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum/newborn care. She is also a freelance writer and editor of obstetric healthcare materials with LifeEvents.

SUPER FUN
FACTS

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF

01

If I could eat one food the rest of my life, it'd be mashed potatoes - with Lawry's seasoning salt. 

02

I'm the middle child of 3 girls
- and I think it's pretty darn easy to tell. #middlechildsyndrome

03

Favorite part of birth? That moment you realize they're actually here + you did it.

04

Born + raised in the PNW, then 10 years in Denver, CO - currently an expat in Amsterdam!

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

Best part of pregnancy

That baby moving!

celeb i'd love to meet

Virginia Apgar (straight lady doctor boss)

hardest part of birth

Transition - get me OUT of there

Favorite part of postpartum

Watching other people love my new baby

favorite place i've been

Zambia - unforgettable in every way

Can't live without

Peanut butter

What i'm scared of

Raising my kids without my mama

usually craving

A quiet night by myself

beach vs mountains

I'll take lake-life actually

Least like about NEwborns

Not sleeping - I'm so bad at that

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