As an International Childbirth Education Association and Lamaze International certified childbirth educator, Kim teaches independent childbirth education classes through Great Starts Birth and Family Education, a program of Parent Trust for Washington Children
. Kim is also a certified birth doula
providing physical, emotional and informational support to families in Seattle, Washington since 2000. Kim is committed to yearly professional continuing education in the areas of obstetrics, midwifery, breastfeeding, birth and postpartum support, and adult education. Kim holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington and has worked in development at the University of Washington and retail management for the Starbucks Coffee Company. Her daughters are and 3 years old.
My greatest pleasure as a childbirth educator and birth doula is witnessing families and expectant women become confident, joyous and excited about the birth and early parenting of their children. I firmly believe any fear and anxiety we might have can be used to examine our choices and beliefs, and help us open our minds and hearts to find ways of coping and parenting that are just right for us. When I think about the power of preparing for labor, birth, and parenthood, Maya Angelou sums it up best: "When you know better, you do better...".