I am a registered nurse, specializing in Labor & Delivery since 2013. I have worked as a travel nurse in different states, which has allowed me to learn a variety of useful methods and introduce them where beneficial to my laboring moms. It has been my pleasure to work with families of diverse backgrounds, helping them welcome their new baby into the world and fulfill their best possible pregnancy & birth experience. I enjoy working with moms who labor with or without epidurals assisting them with massage, positioning, and breathing techniques to achieve a calming labor experience. I have attended over 2,000 births including water birth and cesarean deliveries.
I completed my training and certification as a birth doula through the DONA International program. I have also obtained training as a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist through Lactation Education Resources. As a registered nurse I hold certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Rescusitation Program (NRP), AWOHNN Fetal Monitoring (Intermediate & Advanced) , and Safe Sleep.
My goal is to help educate mothers and families to be as prepared as possible for the childbirth experience and help them to adjust thereafter. I offer hands on support as well as help mom understand each step of the labor process so she may better voice her desires to her provider (MD/CNM). I am very open and willing to answer mom/family questions and address any expressed concerns. Sharing the birthing process and miracle of life is my passion. I know that the birthing process can be very overwhelming and my focus is to help diminish any sense of fear and replace it with knowledge and empowerment. I promise to hold your hand every step of the way so #Let'sHaveABaby!
------Lydia Robinson, RN, BSN, CD(DONA), CBS