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 15 years, and runs the day to day operations including answering the phone and email requests. She is a Certified Postpartum Doula and CAPPA Faculty Postpartum Doula Trainer, a Certified Postnatal Educator (ICEA) and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC since 2011). Kimberly has been working with postpartum families since she had an infant of her own in 2000, and has a passion for newborns and their families. Since founding ABC Doula in 2001 she has seen the company grow to serve over 1500 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 .
Kimberly has been teaching in the Providence Health System for the past 10 years, offering breastfeeding, newborn care, and twin/triplet classes as well as having facilitated new moms groups at several hospitals for 6 of those years. She also 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 has recently relocated her family back to Whidbey Island, WA however is still managing the needs of the business and comes back frequently to teach and serve families in Portland. She offers lactation and postpartum visits to a limited number of local families on Whidbey and surrounding areas, including lactation support as well as doula services. A new location for ABC Doula Service will open in the Seattle metro area March of 2016.
She will be traveling and teaching doula trainings all over the US in 2016; 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. If you are interested in a consult to inquire about how to build or expand your own doula team, contact her for a quote and see how you can make your own dream profession of helping moms and babies with a fantastic team approach.