Stephanie is a wife of a USMC Veteran, mother of three boys, and Owner of The Bump and Beyond a retail shop and community space providing education to families in South Eastern North Carolina. She is a DONA Trained birth & postpartum doula, a certified HypnoBabies Hypno-Doula, a licensed nurse, a WIC trained Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor, a Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator, Bebo Mia Fertility Doula, Our Baby Newborn Care Educator, and co-founder of Port City Doula. As well as holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from the City University of New York at Hunter College and is continuing her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Indiana State University. She is currently working to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant as well as a Breastfeeding USA Counselor. She is a member of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, the North Carolina Lactation Consultant Association, and the Port City Breastfeeding Project. She is a Professional Member of Evidenced Based Birth as well International Cesarean Awareness Network and working to start an ICAN Chapter for the Greater Wilmington Area. As well as a supporter of the North Carolina Friends of Midwives. Stephanie became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2019.