If I want to hire you as my doula, do I also need to take your childbirth classes?

[x_text]Nope! You’re more than welcome to do both, but it’s not a requirement, or even an expectation! Everybody learns differently, wants different amounts of information, and has different goals for their birth. I do prefer that you at least take a childbirth class (whether in or out of hospital) because our prenatal appointments don’t replace childbirth classes. Which one you take is completely up to you![/x_text]

You only teach natural childbirth classes, so does that mean that you only support doula clients who want a natural birth?

[x_text]Not at all. While a large percentage of people who seek me out because of my knowledge of natural birth through teaching and continuing education, I have also been hired by women who know that they want an epidural. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how you want your birth to look, and I’ll be there to support you every step of the way.[/x_text]

Which areas do you serve?

[x_text]I am happy to attend your hospital birth at St. Mary’s or Meriter in Madison, Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Reedsburg Area Medical Center in Reedsburg, Divine Savior in Portage, and Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. If you’re planning a homebirth anywhere within that area, I’m also happy to support you there. I often have students travel from outside of this area for my classes, up to an hour or more![/x_text]