Meet Carmela

Carmela Pedicini is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA), and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and is currently enrolled with Lactation Education Resources to become a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

She has been providing independent childbirth education to Florida families for over two decades. She has been a home visiting nurse and lactation counselor for 15 years. Carmela performs infant metabolic screenings and hearing screenings in your home. She has assisted and supported hundreds of births, from simple to complex, in home settings, in birth centers and in hospitals throughout Southwest Florida.

As a nurse, lactation counselor, doula and birth assistant, Carmela has developed a unique evidence-based curriculum by collaborating with midwives, doctors and, most importantly, patients to offer pregnant families exactly the information they need. Carmela endorses family-centered maternity care, regardless of insurance, socio-economic status, education, culture or parenting style.

“My teaching methods always reflect my passionate belief in a woman’s ability to give birth and to express the process of birth as a natural and healthy part of her life.”

Carmela has two grown children. When she is not working in the healthcare field, she is on the road as a songwriter, singer and guitarist for the Americana band Passerine.

 

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