Dr. Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH

Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH
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Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, is a writer for The Spruce covering baby celebrations. She is a professor, childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, doula trainer, and lactation counselor.



Robin has over 20 years of experience in freelance writing, in addition to her work as a professor, childbirth, and postpartum educator. She has written more than 10 books including The Everything New Mother's First Year and The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion.


Robin holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in public health education and promotion and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in health management and systems science from the University of Louisville.

She 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.

Expertise: Baby Celebrations
Education: University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Title: Contributing Writer

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