Meet the Doulas

227

Brittany Anderson, WHNP-BC, Integrative Health Coach, Doula

Brittany received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, Bloomington where she was a 4 year varsity athlete. She began her nursing career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for preventative medicine then lead her to the Duke University Center for Integrative Medicine where she completed training as an integrative health coach. Brittany received her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University and is now a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Brittany has a passion for helping women reach their health and wellness goals, while supporting them through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She has attended training in mindfulness based childbirth and parenting (MBCP) and completed training as a professional doula. She is currently completing the requirements to become a board certified lactation consultant. Brittany loves preconception and prenatal coaching and education, although she enjoys working with women throughout their life span. She seeks to empower women to take control of their health and create the best version of themselves.

Leanne Latterell, RN, Certified Lactation Counselor, Doula

Leanne received her Associate’s of Science in Nursing at Aquinas College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She began her journey into caring for women and families at a young age when she joined the Air Force as a Medic. During her enlistment while stationed in Germany at Laundstuhl Regional Medical Center, Leanne worked on Labor and Delivery as a Medical Services Apprentice where she received training in childbirth education, birth assistance, breastfeeding/lactation support, postpartum care, and perinatal loss support.

While serving in the military she gained a great deal of experience working with a diverse group of women, attending over 1200 births, and managing a variety of clinical situations. As time went on, it became clear to her that she could better serve women & babies if she practiced independently outside of a hospital setting.

She now lives in East Nashville with her husband and daughter. Leanne is a Certified Lactation Counselor and is actively becoming a Certified Loss Doula with Loss Doulas International. She is currently the only Loss Doula in Middle Tennessee. This is a subject that is very close to Leanne’s heart as she herself has experienced the loss of a baby. As a Loss Doula, Leanne hopes to advocate for women/couples from the time they learn of their loss, through their planning process, the birth, and afterwards.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s