In 2003, I was given the opportunity to work as an Information Specialist at the DHHS Office of Minority Health/Resource Center (OMHRC). There I learned about the impact of health disparities and how it affected many minority communities. From the many programs and policies OMH/RC developed to eliminate health disparities, I became most interested in educating families about infant mortality. Because of my interest in maternal child health issues, I was asked to assist in the development and launch of "A Healthy Baby Begins with You." A national print and radio campaign to raise awareness about infant mortality in the African American community - as an effort to end health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
From the success of this campaign, The National Council of Negro Women, Montgomery County Chapter President asked me to collaborate with there organization in developing an education and support program for teen moms in four Montgomery County High Schools. From this partnership, the "Better Me, Better Baby, Better Village initiative was created.
From the fulfillment and joy I received from working with maternal child health organizations and parents seeking maternity and parenting education. In 2013, I founded Pregnancy Concepts. Since the inception of Pregnancy Concepts, I have collaborated with many organizations to assist many parents during their maternity journey.
I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Certified Dr. Sear's Health Coach, Certified Early Childhood Educator, holds Masters of Art in Elementary Education and currently is a Breastfeeding Coordinator for a non-profit organization in Prince George's County, MD.
Through my work and personal experience with pregnancy and childbirth, I believe that preparation is the key in helping moms lessen their anxiety and build confidence in their body's ability to give birth. Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
At Pregnancy Concepts, we encourage moms-to-be to take charge of their maternity care. When a woman participates in a free consultation with Pregnancy Concepts – she empowers herself with knowledge about available options during her birth experience.
This class is designed to prepare families for the labor and birth experience. This childbirth preparation class provides evidence-based information on the physiological and emotional aspects of labor and delivery through lecture, discussion, video and hands-on practice. This class will cover phases and stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, positioning for comfort, the role of your partner/doula support, and medication options.
The class covers what most moms want to know about breastfeeding basics. Class will cover the anatomy & physiology involved in breast milk production, explanation on breastfeeding and steps on getting started with breastfeeding. Moms will also gain a better understanding of the different types of breast pumps, as well as breast pump demonstrations. This class also provides an overview on caring for your infant – normal newborn appearances, bathing, diapering and more!
Online Childbirth Class