I discovered my passion for the birth and postpartum world after my pregnancy and the arrival of my daughter, Violet, in 2015. I decided then that I wanted to support others on their journey to parenthood. A time of discovery followed when my husband’s job brought us to Oregon in early 2016 and I decided to close my vegan baking company and pursue my new found passion and career path.
After our move to Portland, I became a certified Postpartum Doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and Hypno-doula within the year. In addition, I went back to school to complete a certification in Human Lactation through the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health Pathway Two Program. I will be sitting for the board exam to become an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2019. My training, education, and experience includes extensive breastfeeding support, birth planning, postpartum mood disorders, placenta medicine, baby wearing, and more.
I also volunteer my time as a Peer Counselor and the Member Education Coordinator with The Nursing Mother’s Counsel of Oregon, a local non-profit providing breastfeeding support to moms; as a Peer Counselor and Support Group Facilitator with Baby Blues Connection, providing support to families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders in the Portland-metro area; and as a co-leader for the Portland chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network), a non-profit whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
I am fascinated by a profession that supports and advocates for women on their journey to motherhood, helping them find their voice and make informed decisions so that they have a positive birth experience. On days off, you will likely find me browsing the farmers market, chasing after my toddler, exploring nature, dancing to live music, wine-tasting, and enjoying my new home in the Pacific Northwest with my husband Stephen, daughter Violet, and rescue pup Roscoe.
Robin Nunez, BA, CD, HCHI, HCHD