your new postpartum friend!

about

I’ve been a nurse and nurse practitioner for a total of 12 years, and I thought I would be equipped to handle my first born and postpartum journey–I was so wrong! Nothing was what I thought it would be, from labor to breastfeeding to postpartum–everything was SO hard! Even though I have a loving, present, and supportive husband, I was overwhelmed and quickly felt alone and uncertain about everything. I then realized postpartum care and support was severely lacking, so I decided to change that!

Everyone says “it all comes naturally.” But the reality is, that’s not always the case. Basic care for yourself, all the feelings associated with postpartum, lack of sleep, nutrients, companionship–it’s a lot, it can be overwhelming, and through it all, mamas need help and support. I’m here to help. This is ALL ABOUT MAMA!

But what about YOU, mama? what about your well-being? your sleep? your desires? your empowerment? 

Postpartum can feel overwhelming, especially when it feels like every single physical, mental, and emotional aspect of your life is going to that precious baby.  

- Chelsea Shippy

“In January of 2022, Stacia saved my life. I was 5 days postpartum when I reached out to Stacia for advice. My lower legs were extremely swollen, and my blood pressure was 165/100. She took one look at my legs and told me to call my OB immediately. She also forewarned me that I would be going straight to the ER. 

It was a Saturday night, and I was scared I’d be separated from my newborn baby if I went to the ER. I was hesitant to go after my OB told me to come in. If it wasn’t for Stacia’s knowledge and persistence, I wouldn’t be here today.

I went to the ER, and within 12 hours of being there, I had coded, was intubated, and then life-lined downtown to the new OB ICU at Riley Children’s hospital. I spent a week in the ICU where I recovered from Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. I wouldn’t have survived if I didn’t go to the ER immediately.

I have no words to express how thankful I am for Stacia. Because of her, I’m able to be Cooper’s mom and Tyler’s wife here on Earth. Please reach out to Stacia for all of your postpartum needs. You never know, she may save your life with the knowledge and education she can give you and your family! Thank you!”

It all started after one of my best friends catastrophic postpartum journey

meet the staff

I’ve been a NICU nurse for 11 years. I’ve never met a tiny human I didn’t like. Over the last 11 years, I’ve become a momma x4, each with a different postpartum journey. 

My son, Chase, is 8 and in 3rd grade. My daughter, Collins, is 5 and in kindergarten. My angel baby is Cam, and my rainbow baby, Cooper, is 3 months. 

One of those pregnancies made me 1 in 4. I had little to no support from my medical provider and the healthcare facilities following my miscarriage. It was then that I promised myself that I would find a way to support other mamas like me. 

Which brings me to PPCI! I am here to support mamas AND dads as they start to navigate their lifelong grief and/or postpartum journey. 

Hi mamas! My name is Kendall. I live in Westfield and have been married to my husband Matt for 11 years. 

Kendall, RN

Rachel,  RN

I am passionate about postpartum care because I myself am a mother, and I have seen others, as well as myself, struggle after delivery.  

As a nurse, I thought I knew much more about being pregnant and having a baby than I actually did. To make matters worse, my pregnancies were difficult, which caused a lot of postpartum anxiety. I relied heavily on my care team & family/friends to get me through.  

I want to help other mamas conquer their fears after delivery, and help them to become confident and strong with education and coaching. I want to allow them to focus on what is important and how to enjoy this new, beautiful phase of life. I learned so much from my own journey, and it has inspired me to do the same for others. 

I have been with my husband for 14 years. We are blessed with two beautiful, healthy children: one boy & one girl. We also have two little dogs that we love to spoil. Our family loves the outdoors and we spend most of our summers at our family lakehouse. We are just loving each new phase our journey brings and trying to soak up as much time with each other as possible! Can’t wait to meet you mama!

Hi mamas! I’m Rachel, and I have been a nurse for 10 years, mostly in cardiology. 

I graduated with my bachelors degree from Marian University, went on to receive my masters from the University of Indianapolis.  

I am married to my amazing husband, Andrew, and have two dogs, Bear and Holly! We are both Indiana natives and reside on the southside of Indianapolis. 

I recently became a new mom myself to my sweet daughter, Norah! Since having my daughter, I have fallen in love with postpartum care and education. I learned through my personal postpartum experience that education and support in the 4th trimester needed vast improvement. More focus and support for mom became my passion-because let’s face it, the attention is usually on your baby, but you need support and love, too! 

Norah truly became my inspiration for wanting to focus my professional career on supporting YOU, mama! The passion I have for supporting you physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially makes me extremely excited to work with PPCI and help change the narrative for postpartum care. I cannot wait to help you during your postpartum journey with PPCI!! 

Hi Mamas! My name is Sarah, and I am a Family Nurse Practitioner with experience in family practice and acute care medicine.

Sarah,  NP