Tiffany Jensen, CCLS, CLD, SBD, Postpartum CD, LCCE
Where do you live?
How long have you been teaching?
What was your journey to a career in childbirth education?
When I was pregnant with my first child, I took a childbirth class. Thanks to the empowering information I received, I advocated for myself and left a 41-week induction with baby still inside. I learned how important self advocacy is, and my class really taught me that.
How, where, and what do you teach?
I teach at the same hospital where I took that fateful first class of my own. I teach a Lamaze series and a few different one-day courses also.
Why did you choose to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator?
Lamaze is the most evidence-based and offers so many resources for making classes engaging, informative and tons of fun!
What or who influences your teaching?
Other Lamaze educators. I love the groups where we can discuss each other's teaching strategies and brainstorm together.
What is your goal as an educator?
To continue teaching where I'm at and to be an ally to both the hospital system and its customers to make hospital birth the absolute best it can be.
How do you use Lamaze resources to support you as an educator?
I visit the Science and Sensibility blog regularly for summaries of current research and ideas for class activities.
How could you suggest other members receive maximum value from Lamaze?
Reach out for help and ideas whenever you need it.
When you're not teaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with my husband and kids.