As a breastfeeding mother with over 23 years breastfeeding experience (and 12 as a LBCLC), Kim knows the struggles and frustrations that can take a toll on a new mom. When confronted with breastfeeding problems it's important to get help sooner than later! There may be times, when you've tried everything-- when in doubt, call an IBCLC.
Kim provides consultations in-home, in office and via phone.
$300 in- home
$175 in office
$30 every fifteen minutes phone consult
" Kim saved us. We struggled so much with breastfeeding due to a breast reduction and she always answered my texts and phone calls. She even met with me after she worked all day at the sanctuary. And brought us donor milk from another mama. She gave us so much love and resources to help our journey. We breastfed for 16 months and there's no doubt it was thanks to her. She also led the moms group I was in and that was such a blessing." ~ Bekah B.
My beautiful daughter, Yhanni, became interested in learning the art of placenta encapsulation shortly after the homebirth of her son, Judah. She was taught this art by Los Angeles based midwife, Allegra Hill, who loving passed down the knowledge of preparing placentas for postpartum families. Yhanni, who is also a jewelry designer, adds the special touch of a handmade beaded bracelet, encircling the precious (dried) umbilical cord, lovingly shaped into a heart, one of Yhanni's signature symbols.
Placenta Pills aid:
- mood/balance hormones
- energy level
- milk supply
- recovery time
- “baby blues”
- iron levels
They can also ease the symptoms of menopause, help your little one through colds or big transitions and even help your daughter with the hormonal changes of her first period. So save a few! (There is also a tincture that can be prepared to ensure a longer supply.)
On average one placenta births 100 pills and it takes about 48 hours for dehydration and encapsulation. (Creating a tincture takes six weeks.)
Make your doctor aware that you would like to keep your placenta during your prenatal visits. It’s also good to include this in your birth plan. Pack a cooler (the one use styrofoam ones are fine as well) with your items that will accompany you to the hospital. Most hospitals will not release the placenta unless you have something to keep it cool in.
Stick your placenta in the fridge!
Once you have your pills take them like you do vitamins: Two twice a day for the first two weeks and 2-3 once daily thereafter. (Feel free to take an extra one if you’re in need of a pick-me-up.)
Price: $240 for pills $270 pills + tincture. This includes pick up and drop off.
About Yhanni: Mother. Partner. Daughter. Sister. Friend. & Placenta Encapsulator! Birth and Baby work runs in the family. Once I was taught how to encapsulate my first placenta it seemed natural like I was doing exactly as I should be. I am the mother of one and the eldest sibling of six. Needless to say I look forward to encapsulating the placentas of my future nieces and nephews.
This class is designed for singles or couples who are planning to breastfeed their baby. Studies show that people who receive breastfeeding education before having their baby are more successful at meeting their breastfeeding goals. This class covers the basics of breastfeeding for the first six weeks of your babies life to get you off to a great start! My class also covers a look at breastfeeding beyond 6 weeks, what to expect and how partners can help.
- Benefits of breastfeeding
- How to breastfeed
- Learning to get a proper latch
- Positioning your Baby at the Breast
- How to know your baby is getting enough breastmilk
- Understanding and solving common breastfeeding challenges
- How partners can support breastfeeding
- Going back to work or school while breastfeeding
- Pumping and using bottles
- Busting common breastfeeding myths
- Impact of breast surgery on future lactation
- and so much more.
Participants will leave my class feeling knowledgeable and much more confidant about their ability to breastfeed their baby! Learn important tips, techniques and strategies BEFORE the arrival of your little one!
This class is for you and your partner!
Class is from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Address given at registration. West Side location.
Join me for my unique focused Childbirth class for expecting families. My childbirth class is an comprehensive overview of "what to expect when giving birth" I have been teaching birthing families for over 14 years. I have designed this class especially for the unique needs of those wanting a natural birth. Topics include:
- Finding your tribe-how to create community
- Pregnancy discomforts, what they mean and how to manage them
- Anatomy and Physiology of pregnancy
- Optimal Fetal positioning to improve labor progress
- Palpation for partners
- Stages of Labor
- How partners can support their laboring partner
- Pain Coping techniques
- Complications/hospital transport and cesarean birth (what to expect if that becomes necessary) (for home birth families)
- How to have a healthy postpartum period
In addition we will use wonderful tools to help you get the most out of this class, such as Birth Art, Mindfullness Techniques, and specially designed homework to help strengthen your partnership as you prepare for the life changing event of having a baby! (or two!)
This class is ideal for first-time birthing families though it is also suitable for VBAC clients seeking OHB.
4 consecutive Saturdays from 10 AM to 2:30 PM (except for holidays)