ABOUT JOCELYN PIERCE
I grew up in Portland and moved to Seattle to get my degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from Seattle Pacific University. I fell in love with the city and never left. I enjoy the beauty in the Pacific Northwest and the relaxed, natural atmosphere.
I started working at Boeing as a Health and Fitness Specialist in 2010, supporting the Corporate Well Being program. In the 10 years I was at Boeing I started a lactation education program, teaching breastfeeding classes for Boeing Employees in addition to supporting the Mothers’ Room program in providing safe, private, clean, and comfortable rooms for milk expression. In addition to the Mothers' Room Program, I also worked with both the Well Being program and the On-Site Fitness program. I partnered with Boeing Employees to help them achieve their fitness goals – including prenatal and postpartum fitness. In working with employees, I utilized my training as a health coach to help guide individuals to making sustainable healthy lifestyle changes. A lot of my knowledge and experience as an exercise physiologist helps me as a birth doula understanding pelvic positioning and working to help parents to relax and move that baby down for labor progress.
I received my lactation educator certification from Bastyr in January 2015. I am a leader with La Leche League supporting other breastfeeding parents. In 2020 I became an IBCLC. I expanded my teaching in 2015 from just lactation to include childbirth education with a certification from Lamaze International. I enjoyed teaching so much that I decided to continue to expand my offerings and combine my background as a CPR Instructor to also include baby safety. 2015 also brought the start of my work as a birth doula and I certified with DONA International. In 2018 I started working as a postpartum doula. I enjoy the variety that each of these roles affords and appreciate being able to support parents from early pregnancy through birth and beyond.