About the Author

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I was born and educated in the UK, receiving an Honors degree in French from Southampton University. I lived in France for 15 years before moving to the United States in 1995. I have been a childbirth educator in the UK, France and the US. I became a DONA International Certified Birth Doula in 1997 and have attended over 100 births. In 1998, I was certified as a DONA International Birth Doula Trainer and have taught more than 60 workshops nationwide. In 2014 I became a Certified Lactation Counselor.

In 2000 I became a licensed massage therapist with a specialization in working with pregnant women. I was one of the creators of the Cortiva Institute’s Maternity and Infant Massage Program, a graduate-level course for certified massage therapists taught throughout the US. I was a founder and co-owner of Hillsborough Massage Therapy LLC in Hillsborough, NJ where I specialized in prenatal and postpartum massage.

I am also on the education team at Mama Mio "fit skin for life", an international provider of safe and effective high-quality skincare products for pregnancy and postpartum. I understand that the birthing experience is a transformative event in a woman’s life. My professional activities are focused on nurturing women through touch, emotional support and education during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

I live with my husband Rob in Arizona and have three children. Please visit www.pennydoula.com for more information or visit my LinkedIn profile View Penny Bussell's profile on LinkedIn.

Contact Penny

You can contact me by email or by phone at (908) 601-7403.