I am Amey Fields of Az Breastfed Babies LLC and I am an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a labor and delivery nurse with over 20 years of experience helping moms and babies with breastfeeding.
I am also a wife and mother. My husband Steven retired from the United States Coast Guard in 2016 after serving for 30 years. He is my biggest supporter and when he is not helping me he is always helping someone else.
I have three teenagers, Callahan, Emma and Conner. Each one of my birth experiences have been very different and each one has shaped me to be the nurse I am today. I have experienced a natural birth with a midwife, a hospital birth with an OB, and a Cesarean birth for a persistent breech baby!
I started working as a labor and delivery nurse in 1998 and in 2010 I was given the opportunity to run the community education department at the hospital I was working at. I became Lamaze certified and began teaching childbirth and newborn care classes to expectant parents. I also started and facilitated a wonderful postpartum support group called Circle of Mothers that I still offer as a free weekly group today.
In addition to working as a labor nurse in the hospital setting I have also assisted with home births and spent 2 years working at a free standing birth center.
I currently work part-time as a nurse educator for Premier Care for Woman in Surprise, Az. Premier Care for Women pairs the care of an OB, Dr. Gary Newman, Dr. Heather Lesmes and Certified Nurse Midwives, Janette Drogowski, Amanda Simon, and Yvonne Downs. This well rounded care supports low intervention rates, natural births, VBACS, and gentle cesarean births at Banner Del Webb hospital.
I also offer lactation support both in your home and in an office in Goodyear.
It is my passion to help moms and babies learn the breastfeeding dance as well as teach classes and to continue to offer postpartum support. See my Lactation Services for more information.
I am also pet friendly so do not hesitate to let your friendly pets say hi if I come to your home for a consult!