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 2 daughters. 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. Leanne also recently accepted a position as a midwifery apprentice, which will allow her to pursue certification as a professional midwife.
Lori was born and raised in the Middle Tennessee area and attended Middle Tennessee State University where she studied Finance. She married her best friend, Josh, in 2007 and they had their first son in 2008. After his birth, Lori decided to leave the corporate world to pursue her calling as a stay at home mom. Lori struggled with the outcome of her first son’s birth as well as during the early postpartum months. It was during this time that she discovered the significance of our choices during pregnancy and birth and how these choices can impact not only our physical and mental well-being, but also the way we view ourselves as mothers. She took what she learned from that experience, and over the years, she not only became a strong advocate for better choices for her own births, but also began helping other families to navigate these choices so they, too, could achieve the births they desired.
In November of 2013, Lori began the process to become a certified postpartum doula through Childbirth International (CBI) with the desire to provide much needed support to families during the postpartum days. Though she always thought she would never be able to work the demanding hours of a birth doula, it seemed The Lord had different plans for her, and after attending a few births, it became evident that she was, indeed, meant to be a birth doula. Lori has had the privilege to apprentice under Gaylea McDoula, creator of Roots Childbirth and owner of McDoula and a well respected doula/CPM apprentice. Lori is in the process of receiving her birth doula certification through McDoula (MCD).
Lori’s goal as a doula is to help families achieve their goals during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period and to feel supported while doing it. Her ultimate desire for families is to feel empowered to make decisions for their families and to achieve an ultimate sense of well-being while doing so. She has a love and passion for mothers and feels honored when she is invited into the very sacred process of pregnancy and birth. Lori lives in Gallatin with her husband and their 3 young sons and is the owner of Be Well Birth & Beyond.