The best gift you can give your child is the healthiest, happiest version of yourself!

Why We’re Here

Nightingale Baby was established out of passion for supporting expectant and postpartum families during their journey into parenthood.  With over ten years of experience working with new moms and babies in local San Diego hospitals, it became clear families needed more ongoing, personalized support.  We wanted to offer the support families need such as prenatal classes that discuss what really happens during labor and postpartum support from immediately after delivery through the fourth trimester and more.  Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, each experience will be unique.  We are here to help!

Empowering Families

Our strongest belief is in empowering families to make the best decisions they can for their families.  Every family’s journey is unique.  Our goals are your goals, without judgement!  We seek to provide the education you’re looking for to make informed decisions that fit your families specific needs.

Ongoing Support

Some families only have an occasional question.  Others have challenges that require ongoing support, whether it be in person consults, needing questions answered, or even emotional support as they navigate challenges they’re experiencing.  We are here for you and can customize our services to fit your particular needs.

We Care

Did we mention we are passionate about helping families?  We will do everything we can to offer the education and support you’re looking for.  You can be confident knowing that we are also thrilled to collaborate with other providers to make sure you are receiving the care you and your family need.  We are here for you because we genuinely care about you and your family!  You will not be alone!


Jennifer Gathman, RN, MSN, IBCLC, PMH-C

Jennifer GathmanMy name is Jen and I am a registered nurse and lactation consultant with over 11 years of experience working with moms and newborns. I started my nursing career as a labor & delivery nurse and loved helping and empowering women to have the birth experience they hoped for. Working in L&D I realized how much support women also needed on their breastfeeding journey, so I became a lactation consultant as well. I could see there was so much room for improvement in caring for new families and promoting breastfeeding. I love being able to help provide the education families seek in order for them to make the best choices for their family. I am passionate about helping new families, without judgement! I genuinely care and am dedicated to being the ongoing support you need!