Rosemary is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Postpartum Doula. Her love for working with babies, birth and breastfeeding began in childhood – being raised by her natural childbirth and breastfeeding advocate of a mother, and helping to care for her younger siblings. When a new parent herself, Rosemary was struck by how much can be done to make the breastfeeding and postpartum experience more enjoyable with a little (or a lot) of help from those gathered around a newly formed family.
Rosemary has worked with new families for many years as a photographer, helping families capture and memorialize the precious and fleeting moments of childhood. Rosemary has a bachelors degree in fine art photography from San Francisco State and lactation specific education at Birthingway College of Midwifery.
Rosemary works part-time in a hospital system as a lactation consultant, giving her the opportunity to regularly support babies (at their parents) with additional health challenges or stays in the NICU.
In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her wife and son, gardening, traveling, cooking, reading, watching movies, singing and having fun.
You can contact Rosemary directly at [email protected] or 503.313.2427
Rosemary currently offers insurance coverage with BCBS PPO, Aetna PPO, Humana PPO plans and more. Get in touch with questions. To find out if your plan covers lactation visits with Rosemary:
https://lactationnetwork.com/request-a-consultant/?group=0018V00002VNmSn&group_name=Rosemary-Ragusa-IBCLC&disable_visit_type They will process your request and let me know if you are approved for insurance coverage. I will let you know as soon as I am notified.