Amanda Ogden, RN, BSN, IBCLCAmanda Ogden has been practicing for over 20 years as a nurse and lactation consultant previously in the hospital and currently in private practice. She opened the mama ‘hood in 2012 along with her partners Allison Schneider and Linda Appel Lipsius to serve as a hub for new families to receive comprehensive, non-judgmental support dosed with humor and practicality. She spends her time deconstructing current paradigms and looking at them through an anthropological lens while using cutting edge evidence-based clinical care. The mama ‘hood’s team of IBCLCs have served over 15,000 families in the past 6 years. The mama ‘hood’s team of IBCLCs carry a wide range of expertise ranging from basic breastfeeding to breastfeeding multiples, adoptive breastfeeding, chestfeeding, induced lactation, and many more. The mama hood team is excited to partner with Seasons Midwifery and Birth Center to offer Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Care classes, Early Discharge and Post-Partum Recovery, and Sibling Preparation for expecting families. We will also be hosting a Donation Based Community Breastfeeding Group and a Feeding Clinic to help with common challenges when the new baby is here. Private 1:1 consults will be available as well.
The Mama'hood:2902 Zuni St. Denver, CO 80211
Hello! My name is Melissa Force and my passion is helping families and individuals prepare for childbirth. I started this journey in 2010 as a DONA certified doula working with teens and eventually landing in a Colorado freestanding birth center in 2011. I began teaching childbirth prep classes in 2012, initially using methods from my Birthing From Within training and then over the years, slowly building my own style of education.
In my classes, the focus is on… well, everything. My business is named Holistic Childbirth Education because it is the whole being that needs to prepare for labor and birth. Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I make sure I provide a safe space and evidence based information in my classes. No questions are off limits and I try to make every class fun and engaging.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you to have the best birthing experience you can have, and hopefully have some fun in the process.
Owner:Holistic Childbirth Education
Kristin Conley, IBCLC
Hi, I’m Kristin. I’m a Registered Dietitian and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. My early days as a new mom were a humbling roller coaster ride that shaped my career in supporting families on their breastfeeding journey. It’s the sense of community and good humor coupled with top-notch breastfeeding support that make me proud to be part of the Mama ‘hood’s lactation team. Teaching is my passion, and watching families grow and thrive is my reward. When I’m not at the ‘hood, you’ll find me gardening, practicing yoga, watching my kids play their favorite sports and dreaming up our family’s next travel adventure. I’m excited to bring breastfeeding education to the families at Seasons Birth Center!
Leanne will be teaching our Baby Care Basics (Newborn Care) Class at Seasons. Welcome!