Chris has worn many hats over the years. She is a Registered Nurse, with a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. She worked in psychiatry and women's health, including high and low risk labor and delivery, post partum, newborn nursery, at the first Alternative Birth Center in San Francisco, and Planned Parenthood clinics. She taught fitness and nutrition in teenage mother programs, birth control and sex education to disabled teens, facilitated mother/daughter coming of age groups, as well as a Mama Circle for new mothers for over twenty five years. She worked alongside midwives at homebirths in the Bay Area, also for over twenty five years. Chris co-founded Natural Resources, a Pregnancy and Childbirth Resource Center, where she created the first doula training program, and where she now facilitates Childbirth Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding Classes, and Post Partum groups. She is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC), and a Certified Lactation Educator,(CLEC), both through the University of California San Diego. Post Partum Doula care and Lactation Consulting is the work she really loves, for the intimacy it affords in relating well to clients in their homes. She gave birth to three children in very different ways, and lives happily with her husband, dogs, cats and chickens in Moss Beach.
Chris Pritchard, B.S., R.N., IBCLC, CBE