CASSONDRA MORIARTY FAE IBCLC
Cassie lives in Bloomfield with her husband and daughter where she serves the Northern Jersey and NYC area. Her love of anatomy and hormonal health began in 2011. In her final year of film school at Montana State University, she wrote and directed her thesis film, Miscontraceptions - which later screened in the Northwest Filmmaker's Festival in Portland, the FLIC Film Festival, and at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Shortly after graduating university, she married her husband, packed up a u-haul, and moved across the country to New York City.
Throughout her pregnancy and transition into parenthood, Cassie studied and completed the FEMM teacher training program beginning in 2015. After the birth of her daughter in late 2015, Cassie experienced a difficult postpartum period. This led her to want to give back and shape better postpartum experiences for others. In 2018, she trained as a doula with DONA.
She now teaches adults and teens on reproductive health with the FEMM protocol - although she often brings in her background of being trained in many methods of Fertility Awareness, such as the Billings Ovulation Method and Marquette Model. Under the mentorship of the same Lactation Consultant who had made a difference in her own breastfeeding dyad, Cassie became a La Leche League Peer Counselor. She currently hosts 2 monthly La Leche League meetings to provide lactation guidance to new moms. She co-runs Appleseed Fertility and is a contributing writer for Natural Womanhood. While she loves anything fertility, birth, and breastfeeding related, she loves a good espionage novel and listening to live jazz music.
Certifications and Trainings:
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultant - 2020
- Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (through Empire Lactation) - 2019
- DONA Postpartum Doula Training - 2018
- La Leche League Peer Counselor Accreditation - 2018
- FEMM Teacher Certification - 2017
- Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning - 2016
- CCL SympoThermal Method Teacher Certification Program - 2014
- Billings Ovulation Method - 2012