Kimberly is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Speaker, Trainer and aspiring Midwife. A mother of five breastfed children, Kimberly first began helping women breastfeed shortly after the birth of her first child over 16 years ago. Since then Kimberly has helped thousands of families create powerful connections with their children guiding them with her wisdom and intuitive knowledge throughout the birthing, breastfeeding and postpartum experiences.
Kimberly is a former La Leche League Leader, and has served families in New York City, Washington, DC metro area (where she was named one of 2004 Best Lactation Consultants by Washington Families Magazine) and Los Angeles.
Kimberly has worked with families from a wide variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and has discovered that all families yearn for and are worthy of experienced and loving assistance in the demanding, yet gratifying path of parenting.
Luree Nicholson, C.Ht is a Master Certified, Clinical Hypnotherapist, specializing in medical and childbirth hypnosis. She is a graduate of the only nationally accredited school of hypnosis with over 1000 hours of education and training. Luree is a co-founder of a childbirth hypnosis program and has over 12 years experience with childbirth hypnosis. More than a hundred couples have benefited from her childbirth hypnosis program. Using hypnosis, Luree has stopped/reduced extreme morning sickness, stopped premature labor, turned breech babies, started stalled labor, and helped mothers to produce more milk. She has also helped new mothers overcome post partum depression without medication. In the case of unavoidable cesareans, Luree has helped mothers to use less medication and heal faster with hypnosis.
Luree is a mother of five and is both personally and professionally familiar with unavoidable complications of pregnancy, labor and birth. Luree’s children were all born in a hospital "naturally" (without drugs), one was breech, one posterior, and 2 were premature. These experiences motivated Luree to begin down the path of learning natural ways to prevent and address these birth issues. Luree is excited and inspired to be working with The Sanctuary to support families down their path to parenthood.