Kimberly Bepler, CPD, CLE®, IBCLC
Lactation Educator & Postpartum Doula Faculty
With a passion for the new family, Kimberly has been serving pregnant and postpartum families since 2001, first as a postpartum doula, then adding classes at a local hospital, then becoming a Lactation Consultant. She founded a ABC Doula & Newborn Care in Portland, OR and has seen it grow to serve over 2500 families, including 700 families with twins or triplets. She has a passion for newborns and their families, as well as new doulas and educators launching into their own businesses. She has been Faculty for CAPPA since 2005 and now trains Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Educators, New Parent Educators and her own advanced program for doulas, NCS and nannies called Working with Multiples, equipping caregivers to work with beloved twins and triplets.
With 2 decades in the industry, she has continued to evolve as an educator, incorporating online classes and virtual trainings, and innovating new activities and learning approaches along the way to keep engaging her students so their educational time can be fun and dynamic. Kimberly is the mother to two grown kids, and enjoys the collaboration at home and work with her husband of over 25 years. She also teaches Breastfeeding, Newborn Care, and Twins and More classes within the Providence Health System, teaching both virtually and in person, and facilitates two moms groups for parents creating community around the early parenting journey. Kimberly has also produced 2 instructional videos for educators and new parents covering swaddling approaches and connected infant bathing. She’s seen the world change since the pandemic, opening up awareness of mental health and social justice, and seeing the doula world explode…something she has been working towards for 20+ years! Her joy centers around making a difference for new parents, new doulas, and her community and changing the world one family at a time.