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Hi! I'm Autumn.
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Owner of Sweet Peas Baby, LLC
About Autumn Tattenham, CD, NCS, CLC
Serving in-person clients in the greater San Diego area
Virtual service available to clients everywhere
I have always loved babies. As the oldest of six, caring for babies came naturally to me from the time I was a very little girl. I sometimes say that birth, postpartum, and newborn care are my native languages! After raising three children of my own and my years working as a newborn care specialist, I realized that the most effective way to ensure babies are off to a great start is to provide better care for their parents. I took many courses and became certified as a birth and postpartum doula and lactation counselor. My passion is to use my training and experience to ensure that new families get the very best support right from the beginning of their parenting journeys.
I’m a trauma-informed, evidenced-based, certified birth and postpartum doula, an INA (International Nanny Association) credentialed newborn care specialist (NCS), and a certified lactation counselor (CLC). I have decades of experience in perinatal care and am exceptionally skillful at guiding first-time parents through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and the earliest phase of their babies’ lives.
As a life-long learner, in addition to my doula certifications, I hold certifications in pediatric CPR and first aid, pediatric sleep shaping, managing multiples, postpartum mood disorders, and infant loss/bereavement support. I have taken extra steps and received an NCS certificate from CACHE, formerly known as the famed National Nursery Examinations Board (NNEB) in the UK, and completed Level I certification in Relationship Foundations for new parents with Becoming Us. I’ve completed National Covid-ready Caregiver certification and follow all Evidence Based Birth, AAP, WHO, and CDC guidelines for birth, postpartum and infant care. I’m a current member of Evidenced Based Birth, DONA International, Postpartum Support International (PSI), the International Nanny Association, and the Newborn Care Specialist Association (NCSA). I’m a Greater San Diego Birth Collective member, a postpartum doula and NCS with One Moon Doula, and I volunteer as a birth doula at least twice monthly with the UCSD Hearts and Hands program.
When I’m not busy helping new families transition to life with a newborn, I’m writing, creating courses for new parents, studying languages, adventuring with my dog and husband, and enjoying all that San Diego offers.