About Jeannie Casey Doula Nashville TN

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Jeannie with Jackson, Bradley Childbirth Baby
Photo courtesy of Zach and Jody

 

Interest in Natural Childbirth, Home Births and Midwives

“From an early age, I knew that I was passionate about all things related to childbirth. When I was in my early 20s, I read an article in the newspaper about breastfeeding that sparked my interest. None of the women in my family had ever breastfed their babies before, so the idea fascinated me. However, it wasn’t until after I got married and became pregnant with my first child that I really started learning about the process of natural childbirth. With our first, my husband and I took Bradley Method classes and successfully had a natural home birth with a midwife. Following the birth, I left my job as a budget analyst to stay at home with our daughter, Jenessa and I started attending La Leche League meetings, which led to helping other women learn how to have natural births and breastfeed. That’s when I discovered my true passion:  helping women learn how to become mothers.”

Jeannie Casey, Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, & Bradley Method Certified Instructor serving Nashville, Brentwood, and Middle Tennessee

 

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(Jeannie baby wearing her first baby, Jenessa at 11 months old)

Certifications: Lactation Counselor – Doula – Bradley Method Instructor

I have added credential this year of a  CLC Certified Lactation Counselor. I’ve become a certified instructor in the Bradley Method of Husband-Coached Natural Childbirth (AAHCC), a labor doula certified by Doulas of North America (DONA), certified by the National Association of Childbirth Assistants (NACA), Dad Certified™ by Empowered Papa and a certified instructor in the Gena Kirby Rebozo Technique for professionals. Since 1989, I have attended 800+ births as a doula. In 2014, I completed the Skills Training with Stacy Hunt, CPM, at The Farm. I have the drive to continue to learn and know the latest information and discoveries. Each and every training I take makes me a better coach/doula and teacher.

Positive Impact of Childbirth Instructor and Doula on Families

“I love to learn, and each year, I take continuing education courses within the childbirth and parenting field. These experiences have given me an in-depth understanding of the various methods and procedures doctors and midwives use during labor. My hope is that my work as a childbirth educator and doula positively impacts the family dynamics of my students and clients.

When I’m not teaching childbirth classes, attending a home birth with a midwife, or leading a support group or event, you can usually find me sharing articles on Facebook, working in one of my many gardens or spending time with my husband Paul driving our 1972 convertible MG with the British Car Club, and finding new restaurants to visit. I love updating my house, painting and decorating. I love Cooking, Canning, quilting. Next, on my list is learning to knit.

If your friend me on Facebook, you will see some of the many animals who visit me in my yard, usually female animals with their babies. I’ve had a momma raccoon and her 5 babies, and momma fox,  Mr. Big raccoon, little white possum, bluebirds in 2 boxes raising babies, hummingbirds, Right now a doe and her fawn, who was born in my yard and she nurses it right in front of us, Breast is Best! Yes all this right in Cool Springs/Brentwood TN.

I can help families seeking home births with midwives as well as those parents-to-be planning a hospital or birthing center experience.  I am glad to serve as an instructor, coach, consultant and/or doula.”

Jeannie Casey

Credentials / Continuing education:

Doula* Child Birth * Lactation Education

Tongue and Lip Ties

Aerophagia induced Reflux associated with lip and tongue tie in breastfeeding with Scott Siegel- 2016

Tethered Oral Tissues: Beyond Breastfeeding with Autumn Read Henning-2016

Breastfeeding improvement following tongue-tie and lip-tie release: A prospective cohort study with Dr.Bobby Ghaheri

Gamechangers: new studies that will change the way we thing about tongue-tie with Alison Hazelbaker 2016

Will it hurt? Frenotomy aftercare strategies to optimize healing outcomes for the newborn with Melissa Cole 2016

Certified Baby Signing and Potty Time Signing instructor, SigningTime/2 Little Hands 2016

Certified Lactation Counselor, CLC. 2016

Baby Signing Teacher 2016

Spinning Babies workshop, optimal positioning for birth, 2016

Epigenetics and the Microbiome: The Latest Buzzwords in Maternity, Penny Sinkin 

Childbearing in the social context, Penny Sinkin 

Code Red: Perinatal Anxiety Disorder and Doula Interventions, Walker Karraa

Doulas and the Life Continuum: Lessons Drawn from Birth and Death, Amy Wright Glenn

Language Sensitivity, Maria Andreoulaki

The Pelvis and Positions: How can we help to make birth better? Mandy Rempfer-Kuncio,

Woman-Centered or Baby-Centered: The Truth of Being a Doula, Kerry Francis

The 10 Things You Need to Know about VBAC, Jen Kamel

Supporting the Grieving Sibling after Perinatal Death, Christine Knefley

Supporting the Childbirth and Breastfeeding Continuum, Ngozi D. Tibbs

The Source of Energy Within Ourselves, Naoli Vinaver

An Enthused Perinatal Team Collaborates to Form a Hospital Based Doula Program, Sujata Gami

Placenta Encapsulation training, 2016

Postpartum Doula training 2016

Advanced Business Training ATB, 2016

Guest Labor Doula Trainer, McDoula, 2015

EMPOWERED PAPA Communication, how to support the father  2014 with Joe Valley

Skills Training taught by The Farm midwifery- Stacie Hunt CPM, 2014

Gena Kirby Rebozo certified Trainer for the United states for birth professional 2014

Gena Kirby certified Rebozo Training, Mexican shawl techniques  August 2013 at The Farm TN

DONA (Doulas of North America) International Conference, Mayan abdominal massage with traditional Mexican midwives. Cancun, Mexico 2012

Dr. Harvey Karp, Happiest Baby and Happiest Toddler DVD filming Nashville TN, 2012

Certified H.U.G.  2009

DONA (Doulas of North America) International Conference Atlanta GA. 2009

Creator & Moderator of Postpartum Support and Breastfeeding Group 2006-2014

Belly Casting Workshop 2006

Certified Dr. Karp  “Happiest Baby on the  Block”  baby calming 2005

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Lactation Educator Training 2003

Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Member since 2000

Certified Doula/Labor Support – Seattle Midwifery School with Penny Simkin and Doulas of North America (DONA) – 1994

Certified Childbirth Assistant/Doula – National Association of Childbirth Assistants (NACA) – 1991

Certified Childbirth Educator – American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth Assistants (Bradley Method) – 1989

La Leche League member since 1988

Moderator of Pelvic Floor Injury and Bladder Surgery Support Group 2007

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