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.