Baby Bump & Beyond, LLC. is dedicated to serving, supporting, and empowering parents-to-be, by alleviating unnecessary stress. We serve parents by placing their child(ren)'s needs first, parents' needs second, and our needs last. We support parents from pre-pregnancy and into the toddler years through family counseling, education, and personalized services. We empower parents to make the best decisions for their own families, knowing that every family's needs and values are different, by presenting unbiased, honest information.
Heather Atkinson, Founder & Baby Planner.
Heather was a student at the International Academy of Baby Planning Professionals, under the International Maternity Institute. She has passed the International Association for Child Safety Home Safety Awareness Test, and is an American Red Cross Certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. Along with her Baby Planning credentials, she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with minors in Computer Science and Web & Technology Literacy from CSU Long Beach.
Heather is a mother to a very energetic three year old and is expecting a little boy in April 2012. Her husband is a US Marine, and the family has been stationed at MCAS Miramar and MCB Camp Pendleton. She is passionate about helping others, especially parents-to-be, and has been supporting friends and other military wives through their pregnancies for over three years. Heather is also on the board of directors for the non-profit, Celebrate the Military Child.
Teresa Kinney, Family Counselor. Teresa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in infant and child development, from Santa Clara University. She will be receiving her Masters degree in Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology in the near future. Teresa is currently a Child Development Counselor at the San Diego Center for Children, where she builds therapeutic relationships with her clients. She has been working directly with children and families for over 7 years.
Teresa has a passion for helping people and strongly believes that an individuals’ foundation for success begins with the first few years of life, as well as in the womb. As a Counselor for Baby Bump & Beyond, Teresa will be there to assist expecting parents emotionally and interpersonally throughout pregnancy and after birth.
Sarah Searle, Registered Nurse, BSN. Sarah has over 11 years of nursing experience with an obstetrics and wellness focus. As a certified Childbirth Educator and trained Doula, Sarah offers a variety of pre-natal education and labor options. Her fitness and Wellness Coach certifications allow her to offer physical and emotional support from pregnancy and beyond. The birth of Sarah's son four years ago opened her eyes to the education, fitness and optimal wellness needs of parents. These days, Sarah enjoys attempting to keep up with her toddler while also providing parents the springboard to thrive!