Kimberly is the owner and founder of ABC Doula Service and also trains doulas both in Portland and all around the Northwest. She has worked extensively with families doing doula and lactation support for the past 14 years, and is currently on sabbatical, although still running the day to day operations (and still answering the phone). She is a Certified Postpartum Doula and CAPPA Faculy Postpartum Doula Trainer, a Certified Postnatal Educator (ICEA) and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Kimberly has been working with postpartum families since she had an infant of her own, and has a passion for newborns and their families. Since founding ABC Doula in 2001 she has seen the company grow to serve over 1200 families, and loves the collaboration of the team that has come together. Kimberly is the mother to two lively school-aged kids, and enjoys the collaboration at home with her husband Mark, who supports ABC as the Accounts and Website Manager.
Locally in Portland Kimberly is a member of OWLA and NACEF and has been quoted in several publications on topics covering the postpartum period, including editing the Baby Issue of NW Kids. She also teaches breastfeeding, newborn care, and twin/triplet classes as well as facilitating new moms groups within the Providence Health System, and offers beginning and advanced Doula Trainings through CAPPA. Her joy is in helping new parents and new doulas, so this is truly her dream profession!
Kimberly is currently on sabbatical in Arizona with her family for this school year, however is still managing the needs of the business and coming back frequently to teach in Portland. She offers lactation and postpartum visits to a limited number of local families in the Surprise area (NW of Phoenix). She will be traveling and teaching doula trainings all over the US in 2015; if you are looking to host a training please contact her here. If you want to know more about her company and doula journey, check out the The ABC Story.