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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

Doulas Around the State

Doulas Around the State

Ashland

Dana Churness
Birth Doula
Ashland, WI 54806
715-779-3852
eMail: northwoodsdoula@riseup.net
I am available to pregnant women living in the Bayfield/Washburn/Ashland area. I focus on serving women who seek an empowering birth experience. Please call or email me with questions!

Fond Du Lac County

The Lady’s Hands Doula Service
Sue Blevens – CD (DONA), CLD (CAPPA)
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Belly Casting and More
920-980-7083
Website: http://www.lhdoula-service.com

Milwaukee Area

Maggie Graff,CD(DONA) International

Birth Doula / Private Childbirth Classes
Website: http://www.doulablessings.com
eMail: doulablessings@juno.com I am willing and able to attend births in Milwaukee, Mequon, West Bend and Sheboygan.

Milwaukee Area

Michelle Hardy M.S., CLD, CD (DONA), CCCE
TLC Doula and Educational Services
Labor Doula / Postpartum Doula / Childbirth Educator / Massage Therapist
Website: http://www.mdhardy.net/tlcdoula.html
eMail: tlcdoula@mdhardy.net

Milwaukee Area

Josephine Sable
Peace in Birth
Birth Doula
414-364-3546
DONA trained doula
eMail: peaceinbirth@gmail.com
I serve clients in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Racine Counties.

Milwaukee — C.A.R.E. Network

C.A.R.E. Network
Birth and Postpartum Doulas
262-893-9945
Website: http://www.milwaukeedoulas.org
eMail: doulas@ticon.net

Oshkosh

Tiffany Vollrath
EmbraceableSound, LLC
Birth Doula
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Home: 920-303-9567
Cell:     920-716-1018
eMail: jtvoll@sbcglobal.net

Benefits of a doula. What does the research show?

The presence of a doula providing continuous support repeatedly produces significant reductions in:

  • Requests for pain medication
  • Use of epidurals
  • Instrumental delivery (forceps or vacuum)
  • The length of labor
  • Number of cesarean operations

Scott, Berkowitz and Klaus, A comparison of intermittent and continuous support during labor: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 1999.

Long term benefits to mothers and families:

  • Mother’s increased satisfaction with her birth experience
  • Increased positive feelings towards partner/father
  • Significantly increased success with breastfeeding
  • Decreased incidence of severe and moderate postpartum depression
  • Increased maternal self-confidence and self-esteem