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.
Self 2, as doula 11.
Patsy can be reached at 608-345-0588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or view our website at allfourtrimesters.tripod.com.
— September 26, 2007