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My name is Leslee, and I am a certified birth doula and lactation counselor, postpartum doula, and founding member of the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op. I attended my first birth in 2005 and immediately knew I was where I wanted to be – serving families during the birth process.
In addition to doula work and lactation counseling, I am also a freelance writer and editor, virtual assistant to several woman-owned businesses, and an arts and crafts extraordinaire. I also work at Florida State University, my alma mater, and am currently finishing pre-requisits for TCC’s Nursing Program with the ultimate goal to be a Certified Nurse Midwife. My favorite part of this line of work is witnessing the birth of a new family.
Specialized trainings and education:
DONA International Birth Doula Training, April 2007
DONA International Advanced Doula Training, 2008
Spinning Babies workshop, 2011
Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding’s Lactation Counselor training, December 2012
VBAC Facts workshop, November 2013
Peanut Ball workshop, DONA Advanced Doula Training, November 2015
DONA International since 2007
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) since 2014
Founding member, Vice President and Secretary for the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op since 2010
Improving Birth Rally for Change – Tallahassee organizer since 2012
Big Latch On volunteer in 2012 and 2014
Volunteer Babywearing Educator-in-Training for Tallahassee Babywearers since 2013.
DONA International State Representative (SPAR) for the state of Florida since 2015.
Free-lance editor and writer:
I served as Editor for DONA International’s membership newsletter from 2015-2018. In my writings, I typically cover topics relating to fertility, infertility, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Here is a sampling of my articles, more of my work can be found over on the blog: