Meredith Fein Lichtenberg is a Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC-RLC), a Certified Childbirth Educator (CCCE - CEA/MNY), parenting educator and non-fiction writer.
Meredith has taught for Citybirths, Pregnancy & Parenting, Hudson River Park Mamas, Bowery Babes, Realbirth, Tribeca Workshop, and Gumbo, at numerous major corporations, and privately all over Manhattan. She served on the Board of Directors of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York for over ten years. Meredith has guest-lectured for the Sexy Moms Series through Choices in Childbirth, and advised on From The Hips (Odes & Morris, Three Rivers Press 2006), and she privately mentors students who are becoming doulas and childbirth educators.
Her essays about parenting have appeared in Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers; The Mom Egg; Huffington Post; Full-Grown People, and elsewhere. Her focus is mothers’ changing identities through the childbirth years.
Meredith received her B.A., magna cum laude, from The University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Law Review. She left the private practice of law in 2002 to begin working with new mothers.