Rose Marie Bertrand

Rose Marie Bertrand

Transforming Birth Ways

This is not just my job, this is my joy! I respectfully and proudly continue the age-old tradition of women helping women during labor. I have worked joyfully with mothers at both ends of the childbearing years. My clients have chosen a wide variety of birthing styles and options. I will help you explore your expectations and options for your birth. I honor your choices and I will do whatever is possible to help you attain them. I bring my years of accumulated experience to bear as I offer encouragement and support along the way. As a cesarean mother I bring special insight to VBAC and cesarean moms. I have a deep trust in your ability to give birth to your baby. Your birth is important to me.

Services / Skills

Lending library; relaxation help; labor support at home or hospital; wide variety of comfort measures during labor. Non-professional photos and videos. Information packet sent upon request.

Education

BA (Biology, Chemistry minor); graduate studies (Zoology, History of Science); Certified Childbirth Educator; multiple workshops since 1978 conducted by national experts; 1994, 2001, 2002 DONA basic and advanced doula trainings; 1998 and 2001 DONA conferences; multiple St. Mary’s Perinatal conferences 2002 to present.

Experience

Birth doula since 1978; former ICAN board of directors member; former childbirth educator; DONA member.

Births attended

Self, two; as doula, 232; as grandmother, one.

Rose Marie can be reached at 608-244-6958 orĀ roseber@sbcglobal.net.