Welcome to The Boobtique of Lake Norman
About the Owner
RN, IBCLC, ICCE
Thank you so much for your interest in my prenatal classes and lactation services! I am so honored that you are trusting in me to provide you with the education needed for such an exciting time in your life! My heart goes out to you, I’m sure having a baby during a global pandemic feels a little overwhelming, the last thing I want you to feel is overwhelmed AND ill prepared! My goal is to address your fears/ anxieties, answer your questions, and turn those overwhelming feelings into feelings of excitement and readiness! You got this!!!
Who am I and why should you take this advice/ information from me?
My name is Bri Blankenbicker and I am a Registered Nurse (RN), Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator (ICCE). I graduated from Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing in December 2015 and have worked in many different areas of nursing since then. I have professional experience working in the Emergency Room, Adult Medical/ Surgical, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health (a little bit of everything).
In July 2017, I started working at a birth center in Charlotte, NC and would be the second set of hands during the out of hospital deliveries. I would also do 48-hour postpartum home visits where I would assess mom and baby and provide breastfeeding support. After having a miscarriage in November 2017, I switched from the clinical side to the education side of Women’s Health and completely fell in love with it!
Even though this is something I have been doing for a while, I recently made the decision to turn my passion into a business! I became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant in September 2020 via Lactation Education Resources. I also completed The ICEA Childbirth Educator class, requirements, and exam and became an ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator in September 2021. Just adding those few extra letters to my name to make it ‘official.'
My husband, Tyler, and I have three children, Rhett is five, Finnley is three, & Colson was born this past Thanksgiving. I had a vaginal, un-medicated delivery with all of them so you will hear me reference my own births/ experiences during the classes.
Providing women and families with the education and tools they need to have a safe, healthy birth and postpartum experience is something that I am truly passionate about and I’m thankful you are here to learn more!
My husband and I took Bri’s birth class days before I went into preterm labor with our first baby. The information Bri provided to us helped me have the natural, unmedicated birth I always dreamed of. Bri shared with us her birth stories and remedies she used during labor and post labor to recover her body. Bri is amazing at what she does and truly empowers women ❤️ We love her and would recommend her class to any family!
Bri was amazing to work with and full of so much knowledge! My husband and I took all three of her classes; newborn care, breastfeeding, and birthing. Bri was thorough, informative, and caring during each of our classes. She broke down intimidating information to make it usable and relatable for first time parents. Bri took the time to answer all of our questions and always gave anecdotal, personal experiences, and scientific backing with each response. I would highly recommend her courses for first time parents or as a refresh for each of these topics!
Thank you Bri for all of your help and giving us the confidence to be able to fully experience and enjoy the process of birth and the first days of our newborns life!
My husband and I were moving to Charlotte at the end of my third trimester in the midst of COVID-19 and we were really wanting to take an in-person class to learn more about labor, delivery and the postpartum time as opposed to the numerous online options available. We found Bri and she made a personalized training class for us based off of my pregnancy and what we were wanting out of the experience. She was amazing and we learned SO much from her class! She is a great resource, you are definitely in great hands!
We can’t thank you enough for your classes to prepare us! I feel like everything in our control we felt so prepared for and then the (many) things out of our control went so well! We were able to have him naturally at the hospital with our backup doula (our main doula had covid) our backup doula is also a midwife for home births and her knowledge was so helpful throughout. We labored at home and then got to the hospital at 9 cm. He was born after a few hours of pushing in a squatting position. We were constantly thinking of the things you taught us and know it made a huge difference!
Bri was amazing, she’s passionate about what she does. Her classes were thorough and directly addressed our concerns and preferences related to childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care. During our course we had some medical complications that changed what our birth journey would be like. Bri quickly adapted information to ensure that we felt prepared for a very stressful change in circumstances. In being a first time mom, Bri has put myself as well as my husband at ease. I highly recommend her courses!!