I believe in protecting the birth experience for the growing family. The best way to do that is for mothers and fathers to take control by educating themselves on the birth experience and surrounding themselves with support. I also believe that as a new mother, you need mothering and ongoing encouragement and support. I hope to help you make this exciting time as comfortable and empowering as possible.
Services / Skills
I am available for breastfeeding support and in home counseling, childbirth classes (private classes both individual and group), postpartum planning, postpartum doula support, and infant massage classes. I have a wonderful lending library and a great community resource list. I provide: comfort techniques, physical and mental support, massage during labor, home and hospital support, help writing birth plan, unlimited phone support. I work with Cary Hellenbrand and Emily Sanford to provide experienced back-up for both labor and delivery.
I attended both Basic and Advanced Doula training through DONA as well as the postpartum doula training and am a DONA certified birth doula. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor- currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program for Maternal Child Health- Lactation Consulting. I am an infant massage instructor with certification pending. I have attended the 12 week Bradley childbirth class series, Dean Healthworks childbirth class and single parent/teen class. I became a provisionally certified childbirth educator in August of 2006 through ALACE. I volunteer as the Maternal and Child Program Coordinator for an organization that helps support women in crisis pregnancies and am trained as a lay-crisis counselor.
Self, two; as Doula, 32.
Heidi can be reached at 608-438-1494 <email@example.com>or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or view our website at www.birth-and-beyond.org.</email@example.com>
— August 2, 2007