Gabrielle Volkmer is a Lincoln, NE childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor, postpartum doula, blogger, community organizer, wife, and mother. She is a certified instructor with the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA). She writes the Birth Beyond Bias blog, providing insight and inspiration to thousands of readers. Her writing has also been featured around the web on sites such as The Huffington Post, BabyMed and The Birthing Site. She is passionate about helping families prepare for birth and beyond. 

When she isn’t teaching, talking or writing about birth or breastfeeding, Gabrielle enjoys writing, doing mud runs (Warrior Dash, anyone?) and playing soccer. Gabrielle and her husband, Jonathon, have a 4 year-old daughter and an angel in heaven, miscarried at 8 weeks.