The Ethologic Mom

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Gender Female
Occupation Occupational Therapist, Developmental Specialist, NIDCAP Trainer
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction I'm a married mom to 3 fantastic children. I'm a pediatric occupational therapist, working for the past 12 years as a developmental specialist in the NICU. I've been a NIDCAP trainer since 2005. I had a vaginal birth after 2 cesareans in 2006, a life-changing experience that merged my personal and professional interests profoundly!
Interests VBAC, ICAN, breastfeeding, attachment theory, babies, neurodevelopmental care of the premature newborn, family-centered care, prematurity, NIDCAP, skin-to-skin care, peaceful parenting, ethology, NIDCAP training, suck-swallow development of the preterm infant, respectful maternal and child care, natural birth, catholicism
Favorite Movies Not much of a movie watcher but, Harold and Maude, and any of the good ole "80's", John Hughes, movies.
Favorite Music I love everything. Really. Rock, punk, classical, alternative, country, hillbilly, everything except "classic rock" - yuk
Favorite Books Crime and Punishment - hands down.