Robin Elise Weiss, PhD

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Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, CPH, ICCE-CPE, ICPFE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE is a former writer for Verywell Family covering pregnancy. She is a childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, doula trainer, and lactation counselor. She and her husband, together, enjoy their nine children.

Since 1989, Robin has attended hundreds of births and taught couples about pregnancy and birth. She got her start on the Internet when she founded She is the author of The Guide to Having a Baby, Guide to Baby Care, Guarantee the Sex of Your Baby, The Everything Pregnancy Fitness Book, The Everything Getting Pregnant Book, Everything Parenting Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys, The Better Way to Care for Your Baby and The Better Way to Breastfeed. Robin is also a freelance writer and trains doulas and childbirth educators across the country.


Robin has a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Reproductive Health Education and a minor in Communications from the University of Louisville and her Masters in Public Health (MPH). Robin also has a doctorate in public health. She has received her childbirth education certifications from Lamaze International and ICEA, where she is also certified as a postpartum educator and prenatal fitness educator. Robin is a doula and doula trainer, certified by DONA International. She is also certified as a lactation counselor and trains people to become childbirth educators with Lamaze International. She is also certified in public health.

A Word From Robin Elise Weiss, PhD

Pregnancy is a special time in our lives, with everyone having a very personal experience. We need to be given the opportunity to ask questions, tell stories, and generally enjoy the experience of bringing a new life into this world. Look to me as your guide through this journey.

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