Ashley Brichter, CCCE, CLC, Childbirth Educator & Lactation Consultant
Ashley Brichter is a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator, a DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, mother of two, and founder of Birth Smarter. She provides a list of some of her favorite pregnancy and postpartum resources (books, websites, podcasts, etc.), a handout on how to select the right prenatal provider (the #1 influencer of your labor and delivery experience), as well as specific tips & resources for breastfeeding, postpartum recovery, and returning to work.
Dayna Kurtz, LMSW, CPT, Psychotherapist & Women's Health Expert
Dayna M. Kurtz is a psychotherapist, mother, and an authority on the subjects of maternal and general women’s health. She is the author of Mother Matters and The Total Body Cure for Women. She provides a host of resources and tips for managing through the massive psychological changes of motherhood. She also provides a self-assessment to determine if you could benefit from speaking with a mental health professional.
Madison Milmeister, MS, RD, Registered Dietitian
Madison Milmeister is a registered dietitian and mother who specializes in fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum nutrition. She holds an undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science and a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition. Madison provides a host of nutrition related resources for pregnancy including weight gain and caloric needs, selecting the right prenatal vitamin, guidance on “hot topics” (managing morning sickness, foods to avoid, etc), tips for maximizing your pregnancy diet, and even sample meal plans. She also provides postpartum resources including tips to promote postpartum healing, guidance on weight loss, and a host of resources around nutrition and breastfeeding.
Lindsey Vestal, M.S. OTR/L, Pelvic Floor Occupational Therapist
Lindsey Vestal is a pelvic floor occupational therapist, and the founder of The Functional Pelvis. She is a mother of two who has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from pelvic floor complications, and to helping them address the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on their everyday lives. She provides a self-assessment to determine if you’d benefit from seeing a pelvic floor specialist, along with questions to ask to determine if the specialist is right for you. She also provides resources on C-section scar massage, and other helpful postpartum recovery tips.