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Hightower Newborn & Doula Care

"LOVINGLY SERVING MOMS & BABIES"

Kimberly Hightower Resume

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

25+ Years of Newborn Care Specialist Experience

Extensive International Travel Experience With Newborns 

Extensive Preemie & Multiples Experience

Member of NCSA (Newborn Care Specialist Association)

Member of NCSA (Infant Sleep Specialist)
Member of DONA International (Doulas of North America)
Member of Doulas of Southern California (DASC)
Member of CAPPA (Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association) 

Member of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers)
Infant, Child & Adult CPR & First Aid Certified (Richard Pass/Save A Little Life)
"The Happiest Baby" Educator (Dr. Harvey Karp)
Certified Lactation Specialist  (CAPPA)

Infant Massage Training (The Pump Station)
Swim Survival Training for Babies (Swim Bea Babies Method)

Experience Working With High-Profile Families


RECENT EXPERIENCE:


PRIVATE FAMILY - Beverly Hills, CA

Baby: Reign

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton - July 2018-March 2019

Newborn Doula July, 2018

Infant Sleep Training October 2018

Swim Survival Training September 2018-Jan 2019

Nanny Staff Training Feb/March 2019


MCFERRAN FAMILY

Mike & Nina McFerran - Beverly Hills, CA

Baby: Rye 

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton - March/June 2018

Infant Sleep Training - June 2018


PRIVATE FAMILY - Hollywood Hills

Baby: Maverick

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton - Dec 2017/Jan 2018

Lactation Training/Education - Dec/Jan

Infant Sleep Training Jan 2018

Swim Survival Training @ 7 Weeks - Dec/Jan


SETHI FAMILY - Bel Air Hotel

Baby: Daniel

Infant Sleep Training November 16-30, 2017

Ongoing Infant Sleep Consultation/London Nov/Dec 2017


CLAYTON & ELLEN KERSHAW - Dallas TX

Cali (2yr 10mos) & Charley (11 months)

Sleep Training/East Coast Time - November 7-13, 2017


JANE MORGAN WEINTRAUB ESTATE

Jody Weintraub  - West Hollywood, CA

Baby: Doc Jerry Weintraub 

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton - July/October 2017

Infant Sleep Training - Sept/Oct 2017

Currently sleeping 11pm-6:30am @ 12 weeks

Infant Swim Survival Training @ 8 weeks - Sept, 2017


BARZILAY-MURPHY FAMILY - West Hollywood, CA

Baby: Hope 

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton - June/July, 2017

Infant Sleep Consultant @ 6 weeks - July, 2017 (sleeping 8 hours at night @ 6 weeks)

Infant Swim Survival Training  @ 7 weeks - July, 2017


KERSHAW FAMILY- Studio City, CA

Baby: Charley Kershaw

Instant Sleep Consultant, Singleton 2nd Baby - May, 2017

Sleep Training @ 5 1/2 months


CLAYTON & ELLEN KERSHAW (Los Angeles Dodgers) - Studio City, CA

Baby: Cali Kershaw

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton 1st Baby

Infant Sleep Consultant - March 2015 to  May 2015

Lactation Consultant - March 2015 

Infant Swim Survival Training @ 7 Weeks

Sleep Training @ 8 weeks 


TERRI SEYMOUR (TV Correspondent) - Los Angeles, CA 

Baby: Coco 

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton, March, 2015

Postpartum Doula Care, March, 2015

Lactation Consultant March, 2015


SIMON COWELL (Syco Entertainment) - London/Los Angeles/NYC

Baby: Eric 

Newborn Care Specialist, Singleton Feb 2014-March 2015

Infant Swim Survival Training Apr - Dec, 2014

Hiring, Training & Management of Nanny Personnel/UK & USA Sept. 2014 - September 2015

24/7 Coverage From Birth

Full term single baby that included extensive domestic and international travel for 6 months. Baby sleeping through the night 7am-7pm at 7 weeks.  Swim Survival Training began at 7 weeks with baby swimming independently underwater at 10 months of age. At 6 months hired nanny team in America/UK and provided ongoing training & management of nanny personnel. Other ongoing responsibilities include co-ordinating immunization records with UK/American based pediatricians & overseeing multiple nursery & travel inventories with household managers and assistants.


POUPKO FAMILY - Santa Monica, CA

Twins: Ivy & Isabella
Newborn Care Specialist  - Preemie Twins - December, 2012 to October, 2013

Infant Sleep Consultant,  Feb 2013

Infant Swim Survival Training, June 2013

24/7 Coverage From Birth

8 weeks premature (4 weeks in NICU). Sleep Training: Babies sleeping 11pm-7am at 3 1/2 months old and  sleeping 7am-7pm at 4 1/2 months old. At six months of age I hired, trained and managed nanny team for household before transitioning to leave,


LEMMON FAMILY - Los Angeles, CA September, 2012- December, 2012 

Twins: Alex & Beckett

Newborn Care Specialist  - Full Term Twins

Infant Sleep Consultant

Night Training Only

Babies were separated as one baby was very ill with RSV and required breathing treatments, suctioning & medications. Babies sleeping from 11pm-7am @ 3 months of age. Responsible for training day nanny on how to care for the twin with RSV, and teaching her the EASY routine to follow.


KATHY GIACONIA (Sr. Exec Producer/Dr Phil Show) Los Angeles, CA July, 2012 - September, 2012

Twins: Gracie & Scarlett

Newborn Care Specialist - Preemie Twins

Infant Sleep Consultant

Infant Swim Survival Training

Night Training Only
 6 1/2 week old premature twins (6 weeks in NICU). One twin suffered from GERD. 


HANNAH MINGHELLA (President of TriStar Pictures) Los Angeles, CA -  May, 2012

Baby: Delilah

Infant Sleep Consultant

6-month old waking up 2-3 times per night trying to transition from a co-sleeper to a crib, and going from breast feeding to bottle feeding. After two nights the baby was sleeping through the night. 


REBECCA STEWART (Owner of VIP Nannies) - Sherman Oaks, CA  - May, 2012

Baby: Chase

Infant Sleep Consultant

3 month old who was waking up 6-7 times per night. Successfully had baby sleeping through the night after 2 nights.


DEROSNAY FAMILY (Justice Band) Paris/Los Angeles/Las Vegas/Palm Springs - April, 2012

24/7 Travel Newborn Care Specialist

Infant Sleep Consultant 

Infant Swim Survival Training
Traveled with musicians family visiting from Paris for 10 days with a 6 month old not sleeping through the night. Had child sleeping through the night in three days after being jet lagged from an international flight. Baby given 2 swimming lessons a day for eight days and able to master "Swim Survival Techniques" and swim "paddle style."


SARAH SMITH (Locksmith Animation/UK - Film Director/ScreenWriter) - Los Angeles/London/NYC April, 2010 - March, 2012

Baby: Grace

Worked 24/7 with a 6 month old - international travel for a week who was not sleeping through the night. Ongoing extensive 24/7 international travel on a consistent basis between Los Angeles, London and NYC. Lived in London for 4 months, as well as traveling solo with baby internationally and domestically while mother finished post production of animated film for Sony Studios.


BADER FAMILY - Los Angeles, CA April, 2008 - April, 2010

 Newborn Care Specialist, Preemie Quadruplets

Quadruplet Babies: McLaren, Austin, Cooper & Hudson

Two of the four babies were in the NICU for the first two months of life. They came home on apnea monitors and one had severe reflux and eczema. I worked with a team of baby nurses monitoring babies, charting meds and feedings.


INFANT EDUCATION:

Advanced Midwifery Workshop - Ina Mae Gaskins @ The Farm/TN 2016

Neonatal Resuscitation Workshop - Ina Mae Gaskins @ The Farm/TN 2016

Midwifery Assistant Workshop - Ina Mae Gaskins @ The Farm/TN 2015

NCS (Newborn Care Specialist) - Gentle Ventures, Phoenix, AZ 2012

Postpartum Doula Training - DONA International - Kathrin Auger @ Bini Birth 2013

Birth Doula Training - DONA International - Anna Paula Markel @ Bini Birth 2013

Breastfeeding Workshop - (CAPPA) - Lacey Mackey @ Naturalmom 2014

Certified Lactation Educator Training  (CLE) - Christy Jo Hendricks @ Bini Birth 2013

RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Training - Los Angeles, CA
*Nuturing Infant Course - Liz Memel 2012
*RIE Professional Development Course: RIE Foundations: Theory & Observation - Liz Memel 2012

"THE HAPPIEST BABY" Educator Training Los Angeles, CA -  2012

Infant Massage Training/The Pump Station - 2011

Swimbea Water Baby Training - Saint Simon's Island, GA -  2006


UNIVERSITY EDUCATION:

National College of Midwifery  Taos, NM 2017-Present

Mercer University Atlanta, GA  2000 Special Education Coursework/Emotional Behavior Disorder Emphasis

Oral Roberts University Tulsa, OK 1995-1996 Master's Degree in Secondary Education

University of Texas Austin, TX 1978-1981 Bachelor of Science Degree/Business


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:
*Currently Writing First Book on Infant Sleep Training & Keeping Babies on A Schedule 2018-Present
**Developing A Newborn App for First Time Moms With a Former Client 2018-Present
***Developing An Organic Based Non-Dairy Formula For Newborns/Infants With A Nutritionist in Santa Monica, CA 2016-Present