Tia Zlotnikoff (Fourth Trimester Class Educator + New Moms Group Facilitator) has devoted the past 13 years of her professional life to supporting new moms and families with newborns. She believes passionately that postpartum support is a natural extension of prenatal care, and that every family deserves compassionate and intelligent assistance during the life-altering transition from pregnancy to parenting.
Tia provides non-judgmental and compassionate support around infant feeding, postpartum recovery, transition to parenthood, and newborn care and behavior.
She is an experienced ally to the brand new breastfeeding relationship, and she specializes in helping parents understand their unique new baby day to day, and week to week, as a path towards finding and gaining confidence in their own parenting style.
After earning a bachelors degree in Women's History and four years of community organizing in Boston, Tia trained and certified as a Postpartum Doula with Doulas of North America. Following a learning-year working with a doula cooperative, she launched her own postpartum support practice in 2005 and has since worked with hundreds of families-in-transition. Along the way, she helped manage The Maternal Wellness Center, a non-profit organization that provided free perinatal services to families in need. Tia has been a student and lay practitioner of western herbs and aromatherapy for 20 years and is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor (AADP).
She moved to Park Slope from Philadelphia in 2016 with her husband, her infant daughter, and her big white dog that she rescued from the streets of North Philadelphia.