Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH

Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH

Assistant adjunct professor, childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, doula trainer, and lactation counselor


Pregnancy, Birth


University of Louisville



Pregnancy is a special time in our lives, with everyone having a very personal experience. We need to be given the opportunity to ask questions, tell stories, and generally enjoy the experience of bringing a new life into this world. Look to me as your guide through this journey.

— Robin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH



obin Elise Weiss, PhD, MPH, is a former writer for Verywell covering pregnancy. She is a professor, childbirth and postpartum educator, certified doula, doula trainer, and lactation counselor. She and her husband have nine children.

Robin has over 20 years of writing experience, getting her start on the Internet when she founded She is the author of The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion, The Everything Pregnancy Fitness BookThe Everything Getting Pregnant BookEverything Parenting Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys, and more.

Robin also trains and lectures doulas and childbirth educators across the country.



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 in Louisville, Kentucky.

She has 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. She is also certified as a lactation counselor and trains people to become childbirth educators with Lamaze International.

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