Nikki Wellensiek, LCCE, FACCE, CCCE, CHBE
Nikki has been a childbirth educator, doula, prenatal yoga instructor, and Happiest Baby educator for more than a decade. She has been actively involved in perinatal education in both the hospital and private settings and is thrilled to be be part of the CAPPA national faculty. She worked in the Center for Women and Infants Education and Lactation Department for Saint Joseph Hospital in downtown Denver, Colorado for more than eleven years. In addition, she is the Operations Coordinator and Family Educator for Birth Center of Denver, which is Colorado's first and only hospital-owned freestanding birth center. Nikki also had the privilege to work for the most recognized name in family education materials, InJoy Health Education. As a consultant for content as well as an account manager for hospitals all over the Western US, she gained a deeper understanding for the importance of strong perinatal education programs in hospitals, birth centers, and beyond.
She has served as President of the Childbirth and Parenting Association of Colorado, been a Lamaze International Candidate Coordinator, and guest speaker at a variety of local and national conferences.
Nikki is the proud mother of three children and spends her free time traveling, cooking, enjoying live music, and relaxing at their family cabin in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.