Your Team of Experts

The 19 women below are expert contributors to Dear Sunday's A Better Pregnancy Experience: Trying to Conceive Through Birth. They are doctors, therapists, dietitians, physical therapists, educators, nurses, and health professionals who guide women through the tough parts of pregnancy for a living. 
Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C, a psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health in Claremont, California.

Dorette Noorhasan, M.D., medical director and co-founder of CCRM Dallas – Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas.
Christena Raines, R.N., M.S.N., PHM-C, a dual-trained nurse practitioner in women’s health and board-certified in psychiatric mental health and board vice-president and chapters chair at Postpartum Support International based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Kristy Holloway, Ed.D., L.P.C., PMH-C, founder and director of New Vision Counseling Center, LLC, a group private practice in Douglasville, Georgia.

Marlena Fejzo, Ph.D., a faculty researcher in the department of medicine at UCLA and obstetrics and gynecology at USC based in Los Angeles, California who discovered the first genes linked to nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, as well as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a more severe form of it.
Amanda Baker Lemein, R.D., a registered dietitian based in Chicago, Illinois.

Erin Dawson Chalat, M.D., an OB-GYN at Coastal Women’s Healthcare in Scarborough, Maine.
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist specializing in women's reproductive and maternal mental health based in Los Angeles, California.
Sarah Bradford, a personal trainer and pre- and post-natal specialist based in San Rafael, California, and founder of LUNA Mother Collective, an online program for mothers in pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

Heidi Kristoffer, a yoga instructor based in New York, New York, and founder of the CrossFlow Yoga app.

Birdie Gunyon Meyer, R.N., M.A., PMH-C, Postpartum Support International certification director based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hilary Waller, L.P.C., director of programming at The Postpartum Stress Center in Rosemont, Pennsylvania.

Catherine Preston, Ph.D., a psychologist and assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of York in the U.K.
Jessica Shepherd, M.D., an OB-GYN at Baylor University Medical Center and founder of Her Viewpoint based in Dallas, Texas.
Marcy Crouch, P.T., D.P.T., the founder of Restorative Pelvic Floor, Inc. based in Auburn, Alabama.

Paige Bellenbaum, L.M.S.W., chief external relations officer at The Motherhood Center in New York, New York.
Jana Studelska, an adjunct faculty member at Midwives College of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Amanda Yeaton-Massey, M.D., an assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine in the department of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences and an OB-GYN at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, M.D., a researcher with the University of Missouri School of Medicine and a world-renowned sleep expert based in Columbia, Missouri.

What Does the Degree Mean?

Ph.D./Psy.D = Doctor of Psychology
PMH-C = The first certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International
M.D. = Doctor of Medicine
R.N. = Registered Nurse
M.S.N. = Master of Science in Nursing
Ed.D. = Doctor of Education
M.A. = Master of Arts 
L.P.C. = Licensed Professional Counselor
R.D. = Registered Dietitian
P.T. = Physical Therapist
D.P.T. = Doctor of Physical Therapy
W.C.S. = Women's Health Clinical Specialist
L.M.S.W. = Licensed Master Social Worker
L.P.C. = Licensed Professional Counselor