Our story begins 30+ years ago when Corky Harvey RN, MS was a mom to 3 young children. Seeing the need for parenting education, Corky created a Baby Care Boot Camp that provided new parents with much needed, evidence based support and information to care for their newborns.
Corky expanded on this by renting breast pumps to new moms returning to the work force. She soon realized, there was a need for expert lactation education, support and information. Determined to help new moms, Corky enrolled in one of the country's first clinical lactation programs at UCLA and received her Lactation Consultant Certification. She could now offer the expert , evidence based education and support expectant and new moms needed to successfully breastfeed and care for their babies. Happy moms & dads soon spread the word and thus this breastfeeding and parenting resource center - the first of its kind - was born.
In 2007 after the birth of Daniela, first time mom Cheryl Petran, sought parenting support from The Pump Station. She joined a new Mommy & Me Group and found the community she'd been missing as a new mom. Inspired by her group experiences she was determined to make sure all new and expecting parents were aware of this wonderful and unique resource center.
As a former Buyer, Senior Executive and Consultant for companies like Target Corporation, Jakks Pacific, Disney, Mattel and others she saw the value in everything The Pump Station offered and wanted to deliver this to parents in Los Angeles and beyond. She saw The Pump Station's ability to expand on the curriculum and services offered - thus the "Nurtury" was born.
Today The Pump Station & Nurtury® provides education and support to over 500 expecting and new parents weekly in their Santa Monica and Hollywood locations. Cheryl is now CEO and Owner and together with her business partner Corky they continue to look for ways in which they can support men and women as they move into their new roles as parents. Their team of credentialed experts utilizes evidence based information to educate parents on everything parenting, breast, baby and toddler related. With the recent addition of Postpartum Doula services in the Los Angeles & Orange County areas, and more expansion on the horizon, The Pump Station & Nurtury® is continuing on its mission to nurture, support, and empower, all new parents with compassionate service, quality information & outstanding products.
"Our clients often tell us how wonderful it is to find most of the resources for expectant and new parents integrated in one convenient location. Parents and babies come through our doors every day to access the huge selection of products we now carry, and to attend classes that range from prenatal breastfeeding and baby care to baby signing and infant CPR. They also come for expert breastfeeding help by attending one of our breastfeeding support groups for new mothers, seeing one of our lactation consultants, or discussing breastfeeding issues with our trained staff. Our goal remains the same today as when we opened a more than a quarter of a century ago. We want The Pump Station & Nurtury to be a sanctuary for expectant parents, new parents, and their precious babies at this very challenging and rewarding time of life." – Corky Harvey