Catherine Bolden

Catherine Bolden, CD, PCD(DONA)

Second Wind Birth Services

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.

Births attended

Self, three; as doula, 25.

Catherine can be reached at 608-217-7738 or 608-437-5973 or

Come to Meet Our Doulas!

Meet Our Doulas!


Whole Foods Market
3313 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
next meeting date to-be-announced

Are you pregnant right now or do you expect to be someday?

Do you wonder or worry about that birth? A doula can help!

Several doulas come to each of our meetings. We allow plenty of time for you to make personal contact with the doulas present. We will also have information about how to contact the other doulas in our association. There is a doula in our group who will be right for you. She can help you have the birth you desire.

Sometimes Dads are worried that a doula will take their place but that is not the case. You may be surprised to learn that Dads love doulas even when they aren’t sold on the idea at first!


— June 9, 2007

Hannah Bernard – Donals

Hannah Bernard -Donals

I have confidence in each woman to manage her labor and to parent her child(ren). I will support you through my presence, my words and my actions during both the unfamiliar and possibly troubling moments and the jubilant, joyous times before, during and after your baby joins your family. As an experienced mother and educator I value structure as well as flexibility. I will help you plan, practice and prepare for childbirth and parenthood. I will offer resources to enhance your feelings of confidence in your choices. And then I will help you manage the changes and challenges that you will face as a natural part of the process of birth and parenthood.

Maggie Shapiro Haskett and I work together as birth and postpartum doulas. Maggie will be taking a leave from birth doula work until September 2007 but will continue with postpartum doula work during this time. To learn more about us and how we can help you have the birth experience you want, please visit our website.

Services / Skills

We offer a lending library, sibling support, postpartum care, nutrition counseling, relaxation/visualization help and breastfeeding support. Some Hebrew.


Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University, Professional and Continuing Education in this field: Bradley class, natural childbirth class, DONA birth doula training, DONA postpartum doula training (January 2007).


I have over 20 years experience working with children and families: I worked in childcare for many years caring for infants through preschool age children. I also worked as a director of education in a supplementary school for over 10 years.

Births attended

Self 3, other 1, as doula 21.

Hannah can be reached at 608-334-4278/608-236-0364 or Or view our website at

Patsy Brooks

Patsy Brooks

All Four Trimesters Doula Service

Every mother deserves complete support and respect during childbirth. Every child deserves the very best beginning in life. My hope is that I can provide the encouragement, comfort, and advocacy so that the birth is joyful and empowers the mother in the life-long relationship with her child; and that the baby benefits from a healthy, peaceful birth experience.

I provide a facilitation role during labor and delivery based on the mother’s (and father’s) needs and desires. As a life-long educator, I have developed the ability to relate to a wide-range of people in a compassionate manner utilizing my communication and interaction skills.

Children give me hope for the future. If I can help support a mother in providing her child the best possible beginning in life — at birth — that is a calling I can’t resist. My passion is children. Whenever I have the chance I spend time with my two adult children, my ‘great’ nieces and nephews, and I volunteer at area pre-schools.

Services / Skills

Pre-natal and postpartum consultations; physical and mental support and comfort techniques for labor at home or hospital including relaxation, visualization, birth ball and others; initial breastfeeding assistance; breastfeeding and postpartum referrals; phone support; sibling support; lending library; photography.


Completion of the DONA doula childbirth training; member of Small Miracles Volunteer Doula Program; member of Doulas of South Central Wisconsin; masters degree in educational administration; bachelors degree in communication; high school teacher, college instructor, early childhood administrator; and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children.

Births attended

Self 2, as doula 11.

Patsy can be reached at 608-345-0588 or Or view our website at

— September 26, 2007

Emily Sanford

Emily Sanford, CLC

Birth and Beyond ~ Doula Services for the Childbearing Year

Childbirth is one of the most powerful experiences in the life of a family. Ever since I had my first child and learned first-hand how important, earth shaking and life changing having a baby is to a woman and to a family, I have wanted to help women feel comfortable, empowered and prepared for the childbirth experience. I believe that every woman deserves a safe and caring environment in which she is respected emotionally and physically. It would be my honor and complete joy to be a part of your team as you go through the journey of pregnancy, birth, and life with a new baby.

Services / Skills

Birth doula care, postpartum doula care, breastfeeding counseling, lending library. I work with Heidi Anderson and Cary Hellenbrand. Together we also provide childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, postpartum planning sessions and infant massage courses.


I attended DONA Birth Doula training in the Spring of 2005. I am currently in the process of completing my birth doula certification. In the Fall of 2005 I attended training by The Center for Breastfeeding and became a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. I am currently working on Childbirth Education Training and Certification through ALACE.

Births attended

Self, two; as Doula, 5.

Emily can be reached at 608-333-9313 or Or view our website at

— August 10, 2007

Kirsten Miller

 Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller

I believe that giving birth can be a beautiful, spiritual and natural experience. I am deeply committed to assisting my clients to prepare for and experience birth as a positive and empowering event. Every woman has the right to be supported and nurtured physically, emotionally and spiritually during the labor and birthing process, whether they have the resources or not. A doula’s presence at a birth provides the ultimate supportive care and advocacy for both mother and father.

In addition to doula work, I have a private counseling practice at the Alternative Therapy Center where I see clients for pain management, stress related issues and life transitions.


DONA Birth Doula training; Professional training in hypnosis for pain management and relaxation techniques; Basic Swedish Massage training; Master’s in Social Work; Bachelor’s in Psychology.


Over ten years of experience counseling women and families. In addition to my experience in coaching women through labor and birth, I also conduct private “hypno-birthing” sessions with birth clients that prepare them with deep relaxation skills for effective pain management tools during labor.

Births attended

Self, three; as Doula, 18.

Kirsten can be reached at 608-772-0969 or Please find more information on her website:

— September 19, 2007