Wendy Eson

IBCLC

Breastfeeding Center Manager

Wendy began her journey helping women and their families in 1999 when she trained as a birth doula in Washington State — quite a departure from her previous career as a journalist. She came to her new career path after experiencing firsthand how a doula can help families with pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

In 2002, after the birth of their third child, Wendy and her husband David moved back to Pittsburgh from Seattle. After returning to Pittsburgh, Wendy became certified as a birth doula and childbirth educator. While teaching childbirth education classes for West Penn Hospital, she became interested in broadening her knowledge and decided to pursue certification in the field of lactation. She has been board certified since 2011.

Her off-hour pursuits include spending time with her family, hiking, gardening, and basically any chance she gets to be outdoors.

To learn more about Wendy, check out her episode of Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh Q&A: