Meet Your Instructor

Jen’s passion for helping new parents was sparked when she and her husband prepared for the birth of their first son in 2012. She became certified as a childbirth educator and doula in 2013 and graduated in 2017 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a holistic health coach, focusing on reproductive health and fertility. In addition to teaching, Jen works directly with families to provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum support.

Louise has over 20 years of experience as a registered nurse, with a focus on maternal, child, and public health. She has spent 15 years teaching childbirth and parenting classes, helping expecting parents prepare for labor, birth, and parenthood. She is passionate about using her experience to educate new moms and dads.

For over 25 years, Ann’s mission has been to give women tools to withstand the pressures of modern parenthood. Her expertise includes helping new parents deal with mental health concerns that can arise during pregnancy and early parenthood. Ann has served as president of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and has written five books about parenting, perinatal mood disorders, and postpartum depression.

Courtney began her career in 2006 as a labor and delivery nurse. After having her first baby in 2014, she experienced some of the same breastfeeding challenges that many new parents face. A lactation consultant helped Courtney learn to enjoy breastfeeding her new baby and inspired her to earn the highest available certification in lactation and breastfeeding care. Courtney now devotes her time to teaching, guiding, and supporting new parents.

For over 18 years, Jesus has served as the Senior Injury Prevention Program coordinator at a Texas-area children’s hospital. He is a certified child passenger safety instructor and an expert in child CPR and choking protocols. Jesus hosts community courses focused on teaching parents everything they need to know about car seat safety. He also teaches parents how to prevent traumatic injuries and how to respond if a serious injury happens.