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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