Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB, started her nursing career in a community hospital learning the basics of labor and delivery, admitting patients, the normal newborn, and scrubbing into the operating room. She quickly became a breastfeeding resource nurse and certified CPR instructor. In 2007, she took a position in a higher acuity facility in the Cleveland, Ohio area. There she worked postpartum and labor and delivery. She became the assistant manager and educated new nurses, developed educational content, and managed other labor and delivery specifications.
She is certified in: advanced cardiac life support, a neonatal education program that focuses on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants (STABLE), basic life support (instructor), and neonatal resuscitation program. She obtained her certification in high-risk obstetrics in 2010. She has been involved with many different committees at her job and received awards for her involvement in the program clinical ladder. Clinical ladder is a voluntary process designed to acknowledge and advance the role of registered nurses who provide excellence in clinical practice and leadership, work towards professional growth, and continually contribute to the enhancement of the organization.
She is involved in the community as a prenatal educator and instructs babysitting classes for teenagers. She started writing for different healthcare blogs and websites in 2012. Currently, Janine is currently writing for publishing companies and websites dedicated to pregnancy health and nursing in general.
Janine enjoys spending time with her husband, two young boys, and their Great Dane, Marvin. She enjoys the beach, outdoors, working out, running, but most of all, she loves being a busy mom.