Kira is an extroverted introvert, a lactation consultant and an activist for reproductive justice and informed consent and refusal during birth. As a student midwife through the Massachusetts Midwives Alliance and Mercy In Action, she prides herself on being an abundant fountain of information as she religiously keeps up with the latest studies, research and reviews.
B.A. Sociology/Public Health (University of California, Irvine)
IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)
Retired La Leche League Leader
toLabor trained Labor Doula
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (TCM and raw methods)
Student midwife (Massachusetts Midwives Alliance and Mercy in Action)
Fertility Awareness Educator
Professional Organizations (member of):
American Pregnancy Association
ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association)
La Leche League International (affiliated with Salem, MA and Shanghai, China groups)
CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association)
MMA (Mass Midwives Alliance) Supporting Member
ICTC (InternationalCenter for Traditional Childbearing)
ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)
I have played cello for 20 years.
I’m a c-section Mama, CBAC Mama (homebirth transfer for Cesarean) and have had two HBA2C births
I was a Navy brat.
My first son was named after Kierkegaard.
I knit breasts.
I have a penchant for sarcasm.
I dream in sepia.