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Kellie EdsonTrained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator The Root: Birth, Babies, Beyond
Kellie is a mom to two little girls and is certified through ICEA for childbirth education and also a CBE mentor through ICEA. She is also Birthing From Within Trained for Childbirth Education and is currently completing the full mentor certification in 2020. She has done over 80 hours of Lactation Education, first some locally and then certified as a CLEC through UCSD and studied under Gini Baker. She also co-leads a weekly breastfeeding support group at one of our local hospitals, and has supported the IBCLC there for the last 2 years. While not practicing as a PP doula, she has completed the certified Postpartum Doula Training through Cornerstone. She completed Penny Simkin’s “When Survivors Give Birth / OP Baby” Training in 2016 and is an Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member. She is also a Birth Story Medicine Mentor. Prior to owning The Root, she also hosted The Postpartum Podcast for 4 years.
Kellie is also a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with nearly 400 hours of training, including trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Chakras, Prenatal/Body & Birth Awareness, Advanced Assisting and Trauma-Informed Yoga. She wholeheartedly believes that yoga is one of the best preparations for birth and strives to create both strength and softening in those who experience her classes.