Ruth Hoffman Hein

Ruth Hoffman Hein

Baby Daze Postpartum Doula Service

The focus of my postpartum doula service is “Mom”. I see my service as an extra pair of hands to do “whatever Mom feels needs to be done,” i.e. take care of the baby and siblings so Mom can sleep, take care of baby or siblings so Mom can have uninterrupted time with one or the other, help with laundry, meals, dishes and house-cleaning. Furthermore, my role is an educator and health advocate – if you have questions about your baby’s care or health care, your health or other family members health we can pursue information and resources together.

Education

RN, BSN and 2000 DONA doula training course.

Experience

Thirty-three years as an RN; 30 years at Visiting Nurse Service including ten years of newborn visits; mother of 21 year old daughter.

Ruth can be reached at rich4parse@charter.net.

JoAnn Skloot

JoAnn Skloot

For 26 years I was a pre-school teacher. Children 3-5 are wonderfully fun. I enjoyed working with the children and their families. Now I begin a new connection with children and families as a doula. Helping women give birth in a safe and comfortable environment is something that every woman deserves. Every birth is unique, and I can guide you and your loved ones through this amazing experience, providing assurance that your needs and wishes will be respected. Together, we will create the environment where physical and emotional support will assure the kind of birth that you want. Starting life is a momentous event!

Education

Three years of university, 26 years of early childhood education workshops; DONA Doula Training and “Fearless Birthing” workshop; DONA member.

Experience

I am a mentor for a young girl. I have been her mentor since she was 5 years old and she is now 14 years old. During crisis times in her family, I have been a mentor to her entire family.

Births attended

Self, two; as Doula three.

JoAnn can be reached at 608-231-1521 or jskloot@yahoo.com.

Wendy Simyab

Wendy Simyab, AAHCC, CD(DONA)

Kindred Hearts Birth Services

Birth is experienced by the body, mind and heart. Your body IS wonderfully designed for naturally birthing your baby. Your mind can be affected dramatically by information and cultural influences. And your heart will hold eternally the treasured memories of your birth. My role as a doula is threefold as well. I am there to provide for both you and your partner’s physical comfort needs, to be an advocate for your choices and to help you in any way I can to create a beautiful birth. We accomplish this together by extensive prenatal contact. I can provide you with information, books and videos to help you in your birth planning process. I take this time to get to know you, your partner and your hearts desires. I value your choices, knowing with information and options you will give birth in the best way possible for you.

Services / Skills

Lending library, video loans, relaxation/visualization instruction, massage during labor, early pregnancy education, Bradley Method childbirth classes, (group or individual), information on breech birth alternatives, c-section support and VBAC support.

Education

Bradley Method Childbirth instructor, DONA doula training and DONA advanced doula training, Certified Doula with DONA, attended DONA Doula trainer training, certifying with ALACE, current UW student majoring in Developmental Psychology,

Experience

Bradley Childbirth instructor 1998-present, Doula 1998-present, home births, hospital births, past LLL member and current homeschooling mother of four.

Births attended

Self, four; as Doula 84; other, one.

Wendy will be on maternity leave until May 2007. She can be reached at 608-438-5844 or wsimyab@yahoo.com.

Diana Brazell

Diana Brazell

Reach Out Birth Services

Life is a journey. Your birth journey means reaching out and mine is to take your hand, in order to make a real difference by increasing the satisfaction with your birth and contributing to a safer outcome. Detailed information and references available by mail upon request. Will travel to you. Cary Hellenbrand, Heidi Anderson and I work as a team in order to provide comfortable and familiar back-up in case of a long labor.

Services / Skills

Conduct comprehensive prenatal visits, consult on birth plans, prepare/ review information on the birth process, have a lending library, unlimited phone consults, assist with early labor at home, continuous assistance to mother and birth partner through labor and delivery with immediate post-delivery support and lactation assistance, post-delivery check-ups and a two-week post-delivery visit. Trained and experienced in labor and birth processes; position, movement, relaxation, breathing, massage, birth partner participation, emotional reassurance, communication and comfort.

Education

Special Education and Communications, Eastern Michigan University. Courses in Yoga relaxation, self-hypnosis, acupressure, crisis counseling, lactation, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress, grieving, crisis pregnancy. Project Rachael training; Bradley Method Childbirth Classes; basic homeopathy; 1997 DONA doula training, 2002 DONA Doula Advanced Training; numerous DSW enrichment meetings.

Experience

Volunteer labor coach; volunteer crisis counselor; consumer advocacy; DONA member; six plus years doula experience.

Births attended

Self, two; other, five; as doula, 106.

Diana will be on leave from March 7, 2007 through October 30, 2007. She can be reached at 608-271-8766 or dianabrazell@aol.com. You can obtain services from her business partners Heidi Anderson, 608-438-1494, or Cary Hellenbrand, 608-241-0752.

Rose Marie Bertrand

Rose Marie Bertrand

Transforming Birth Ways

This is not just my job, this is my joy! I respectfully and proudly continue the age-old tradition of women helping women during labor. I have worked joyfully with mothers at both ends of the childbearing years. My clients have chosen a wide variety of birthing styles and options. I will help you explore your expectations and options for your birth. I honor your choices and I will do whatever is possible to help you attain them. I bring my years of accumulated experience to bear as I offer encouragement and support along the way. As a cesarean mother I bring special insight to VBAC and cesarean moms. I have a deep trust in your ability to give birth to your baby. Your birth is important to me.

Services / Skills

Lending library; relaxation help; labor support at home or hospital; wide variety of comfort measures during labor. Non-professional photos and videos. Information packet sent upon request.

Education

BA (Biology, Chemistry minor); graduate studies (Zoology, History of Science); Certified Childbirth Educator; multiple workshops since 1978 conducted by national experts; 1994, 2001, 2002 DONA basic and advanced doula trainings; 1998 and 2001 DONA conferences; multiple St. Mary’s Perinatal conferences 2002 to present.

Experience

Birth doula since 1978; former ICAN board of directors member; former childbirth educator; DONA member.

Births attended

Self, two; as doula, 232; as grandmother, one.

Rose Marie can be reached at 608-244-6958 or roseber@sbcglobal.net.

Marcia Barritt, Brookfield

Marcia Barritt, IBCLC, ICCE, LCCE, CD(DONA)

Nuturing Transitions

I live west of Milwaukee and provide birth education, lactation consultation and birth doula services within a 100 mile radius of my home. That would include places such as Beloit/Janesville, Stoughton, Edgerton, Lake Mills, Watertown, Ft. Atkinson, Racine, Kenosha and Madison. I welcome the opportunity to work with you during your pregnancy to plan for your baby’s birth. I provide professional labor support during your birth, in-home lactation consultation and parenting information and support in the early weeks with your new baby. Nurturing Transitions also has available private independent breastfeeding and birthing classes to provide you with comprehensive preparation for a natural birth and breastfeeding experience.

Services / Skills

Birth ball, lending library, comfort techniques and labor videos, current books on preparation for natural birth and breastfeeding, aromatherapy diffuser and essential oils for creating a supportive and comforting birth environment, essential oils for massage, relaxation music tapes and hypnobirthing videos and labor relaxation tapes. Private childbirth and breastfeeding classes.

Education

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant; International Childbirth Education Association Certified Childbirth Educator; Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator; DONA certified doula; ALACE professional labor assistant trained and childbirth educator trained; Hypnobirthing trained; and LLL leader.

Experience

Birth doula; Childbirth Educator; Lactation Consultant; LLL leader.

Births attended

Self, four; as Doula 49.

You can reach Marcia in Brookfield at 262-782-6814