I am a birth and postpartum doula certified with DONA! The birth of a child changes a family’s life dramatically. The events of a baby’s birth significantly effects his or her parent’s perception of themselves and their newborn. As a birth doula, I support and encourage the woman and her partner so that they may have the kind of birth they want. I help the family understand their options when asked to make decisions, so that they are able to make the choice that is right for the mom and her family. I have special interest working with women wanting a VBAC, women with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.
The transition a family makes with the addition of a child can be a very stressful time. As a postpartum doula, I help to ease the strain during the adjustment period. I provide intermittent care for older siblings, light housekeeping, meal preparation and more, all as needed. I have lots of experience working with babies with special needs. I have a very flexible schedule that allows me to provide services on short notice. I would love to help you and your family!
I have personal experience working prenatally, birthing and raising a child with Down Syndrome. For families that learn their child has Trisomy 21, I have the ability to help. I can assist the family to understand how this diagnosis will change their pregnancy, change their birth experience and I have many resources to help the family once the child is born.
Services / Skills
Lending library; sibling support; postpartum care; relaxation and visualization; infant, prenatal and labor massage; photography; prenatal and postnatal yoga experience and more.
DONA approved birth and postpartum doula training . Mother of three. DONA Conference attendance. Extensive breastfeeding experience, including working with special challenges.
Two plus years of doula work, mother of three. DONA Conference attendance. Extensive breastfeeding experience, including working with special challenges.
Self, three; as doula, 25.
Catherine can be reached at 608-217-7738 or 608-437-5973 or firstname.lastname@example.org.