Wendy Simyab

Wendy Simyab, AAHCC, CD(DONA)

Kindred Hearts Birth Services

Birth is experienced by the body, mind and heart. Your body IS wonderfully designed for naturally birthing your baby. Your mind can be affected dramatically by information and cultural influences. And your heart will hold eternally the treasured memories of your birth. My role as a doula is threefold as well. I am there to provide for both you and your partner’s physical comfort needs, to be an advocate for your choices and to help you in any way I can to create a beautiful birth. We accomplish this together by extensive prenatal contact. I can provide you with information, books and videos to help you in your birth planning process. I take this time to get to know you, your partner and your hearts desires. I value your choices, knowing with information and options you will give birth in the best way possible for you.

Services / Skills

Lending library, video loans, relaxation/visualization instruction, massage during labor, early pregnancy education, Bradley Method childbirth classes, (group or individual), information on breech birth alternatives, c-section support and VBAC support.

Education

Bradley Method Childbirth instructor, DONA doula training and DONA advanced doula training, Certified Doula with DONA, attended DONA Doula trainer training, certifying with ALACE, current UW student majoring in Developmental Psychology,

Experience

Bradley Childbirth instructor 1998-present, Doula 1998-present, home births, hospital births, past LLL member and current homeschooling mother of four.

Births attended

Self, four; as Doula 84; other, one.

Wendy will be on maternity leave until May 2007. She can be reached at 608-438-5844 orĀ wsimyab@yahoo.com.