Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Wisdom Birthing Doula Services

I believe that the wisdom to birth is within each & every woman. As a doula, I hope to help you “tap” into your inner knowledge to have the birth you desire. I will work with you (& a support person) to achieve your birth goals throughout the entire pregnancy; birth process. I offer prenatal visits, labor support at home, a lending library, a birth ball, phone support. Giving birth is something that women remember for their entire lives. I want to help make it the best memory possible.

Services / Skills

Massage during labor, VBAC support, lending library, birth ball, physical and mental support during labor, initial breastfeeding assistance; then breastfeeding referrals, prenatal visits; phone support.

Education

BA in religious studies; women’s studies, DONA doula training in the of fall 2002, Birthing From Within childbirth class in the spring of 2003; childbirth class with the Madison Birth Center in the summer of 2003; Bradley childbirth class as an expectant parent; crisis counseling.

Experience

I have served as an advocate for a variety of women’s issues for nearly 10 years. Doula since the spring of 2003.

Births attended

Self, two; as Doula 32; other, one.

Laura is taking clients with due date of June 15, 2007 or later. She can be reached at 608-235-1415 or wisdombirthing@hotmail.com.

— August 2, 2007

Heidi Anderson

Heidi Anderson, CLC,

CD(DONA), CBE (ALACE)

I believe in protecting the birth experience for the growing family. The best way to do that is for mothers and fathers to take control by educating themselves on the birth experience and surrounding themselves with support. I also believe that as a new mother, you need mothering and ongoing encouragement and support. I hope to help you make this exciting time as comfortable and empowering as possible.

Services / Skills

I am available for breastfeeding support and in home counseling, childbirth classes (private classes both individual and group), postpartum planning, postpartum doula support, and infant massage classes. I have a wonderful lending library and a great community resource list. I provide: comfort techniques, physical and mental support, massage during labor, home and hospital support, help writing birth plan, unlimited phone support. I work with Cary Hellenbrand and Emily Sanford to provide experienced back-up for both labor and delivery.

Education

I attended both Basic and Advanced Doula training through DONA as well as the postpartum doula training and am a DONA certified birth doula. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor- currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program for Maternal Child Health- Lactation Consulting. I am an infant massage instructor with certification pending. I have attended the 12 week Bradley childbirth class series, Dean Healthworks childbirth class and single parent/teen class. I became a provisionally certified childbirth educator in August of 2006 through ALACE. I volunteer as the Maternal and Child Program Coordinator for an organization that helps support women in crisis pregnancies and am trained as a lay-crisis counselor.

Births attended

Self, two; as Doula, 32.

Heidi can be reached at 608-438-1494 <hezanderson@gmail.com>or hezanderson@gmail.com. Or view our website at www.birth-and-beyond.org.</hezanderson@gmail.com>

— August 2, 2007