|I have been a registered Nurse since 1993, practicing mostly in Pediatrics
and a CNM since 4/14.
I started working with Fresno EOC Early Head Start in 2000
as their Maternal Child Health and
Disabilities Coordinator, and it was there that my passion for helping
pregnant families evolved!
This led me to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth educator, Lamaze
Labor Support and Teen specialist, and a DONA certified Birth Doula.
I have been blessed to be trained by some of the top ladies in their fields,
Teri Schilling of Lamaze International and Passion for Birth directly,
and Penny Simkin, the author of several books and Doula extrordinaire, via
many seminars and trainings
The births of my own three children showed me how empowering an
experience Birth can be, ....... If you have the tools to make it happen your
way, and working with women taught me that
most families don't have these tools.
Breastfeeding my children, some for an extended time,
taught me what true bonding and being in love is!
Working with families taught me that
Breastfeeding is an art... Not always easy, and that women need support,
and I extended my
education to become a Certified Lactation Education Counselor as well
as a La Leche
League Peer Counselor Program Administrator so that I could better
support our community and my clients.
After 12 years as a Peds Nurse at Kaiser Fresno, I am back in the
community involved in the Health Centers, serving the under served.
I am a graduate from Frontier School of Midwifery now!!
I am now a Certified Nurse Midwife seeing women for well care, GYN, and
Prenatal, Post Partum, Contraception via Clinica Sierra Vista.
I still teach Lamaze classes and serve as a mentor for the new DOULAS.
I am a member of several professional organizations and community
organization such as :
Lamaze, La Leche League, DONA, Breastfeeding Task Force,
Childbirth Resource Network, ICAN,
EHS Continuous Improvement Team, and Head Start Health Services
How am I able to do all this AND be a MOM?!
Simple, I have a lovely and supportive
husband, Rob, who helps make it all possible..
He's an awesome DAD and Partner!
Check out my other pages for more information about other services:
Breastfeeding, Blessing Way, and Nurse Consultant
|BirthBridge.com.....Bridging the gap between the Art and the Science of Birth!
|A little bit about me.... Lisa Gartin RN MSN CLEC LCCE
Lamaze instructor, Lactation counselor, Midwife