INDIVIDUALIZED COMMUNITY DOULA SUPPORT
HELPING PEOPLE OUT SINCE 2015
MY PHILOSOPHY AS A DOULA
Informed, Supported Births.
Pregnancy and parenting are topics saturated with advice and opinions. Doula support can help you to make birthing and parental choices for your family with evidence based information, paired with your care provider's medical recommendations. With gentle understanding that you know what feels right for your body, always.
Connie is an accomplished doula, supporting all birth preferences, including medicated, unmedicated, vaginal birth, surgical birth/cesarean, VBAC, and in all birth settings (hospital births, home births, and birth centers.) With professional experience assisting with singleton and multiples pregnancies.
I'm committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in my practice of Anti-Racist, Disability inclusive, and LGBTQIA+ affirming doula support.
Nurturing new families as they move through the childbearing year is so important for a positive overall experience. As a birth and postpartum doula, I understand the physiological process and emotional needs that come along with welcoming a baby into your family. I also bring reminders of your strength and to check in with your needs without judgement, knowing you will have full support.
Quality support during the childbearing year has to be flexible. I hold families throughout their entire pregnancy with trauma informed care and doula support. I help people with individualized guidance and resources, especially now during Covid-19 when medical care-providers are not always able to be as intimately involved prenatally as they once were. When you choose to work with a doula, you will have physical, emotional, and informational support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum that is continuous and personalized. As your doula, I feel that good support also means bringing attention to body autonomy, respect, informed consent, and amplifying your voice.
There's quite a bit of jargon in the medical world, which most people aren't completely familiar with. As your doula, I can walk alongside your family with tools to keep information clear and concise for decision making at your own pace.
Partnering with your clinical care team, doula support helps to ensure that you will understand all of what's happening and your choices.
Feeling connected and understood by your birth team is a significant element of having a positive birth experience. It's also important that the birthing person and their birth partner(s) are able to focus and move intimately together through a big physical, emotional, and mental work.
When working with a doula, partners are able to participate in all the ways they feel most comfortable and confident. Want ideas for comfort measures and supportive labor positions? Your doula has suggestions! You know your person best, and your doula knows the labor comfort tools and techniques.
BIRTH DOULA PACKAGES INCLUDE:
with Madison Doula Collective
All Birth Doula Packages include access to Madison Doula Collective Group Prenatals. This monthly event is for families contracted with a Madison Doula Collective Doula.
All Birth Doula Packages include 2 prenatal visits, resources throughout pregnancy, and on-call support surrounding your estimated due date.
Labor & Birth Support
Birth Doulas are proven to decrease the need for cesareans, provide pain relief, and birthing people are likely to report a more positive birth experience.
Concerned about lactation and breastfeeding? I can help! Connie is training to be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist.
Postpartum support is included in each birth package.
You can also add additional postpartum support once your baby is born, if needed.
Doulas are central in the birth and parenting community, and can connect you to individualized community resources with your
family in mind.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS INCLUDE:
Fertility Doula Support
Hypnofertility supports those trying to conceive with increasing the chances of fertility and conception, either naturally or alongside medical therapies.
group classes, private classes
In clinical trials, Hypnobirthing has been found to decrease time in active labor, and decrease the number of days spent in hospital.
Full Spectrum Doula
support for all reproductive outcomes
Connie brings the doula model of care to any pregnancy discourse or outcome, unexpected or planned.
additional or stand-alone
You can also choose stand-alone postpartum doula support, or add additional postpartum doula visits to your Birth Doula Package.
additional or stand-alone
Also known as a Maternity Concierge, I'm here to help you adjust to the new normal of parenthood, with whatever you might need.
Parent & Baby Group
weekly group, Wednesdays 10-11am
A Parent & Baby Group open to parents of all gender identities. We believe that human connection is at the heart of meaningful parent support.
Currently on Skype.
"Connie was my doula for the birth of our second babe and I wish she had been there for our first. Her calm presence was greatly beneficial for myself and especially for my husband. She provided snacks, a soothing voice, massage through contractions in just the right place, a hand to squeeze, a listening ear and valuable information regarding childbirth. Her services were professional, sensitive and reassuring. I would recommend Connie to anyone looking for a committed, calm and passionate doula. Thank you, Connie!"
— Amanda & Nick