Birth Doula

Birth Doula

"Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula." -American Congress of…

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

The informational, emotional, and physical support provided by doulas in birth can also be much appreciated in the postpartum period.  So many parents-to-be focus energy around the birth - though…

Placenta Preparation

Placenta Preparation

Placentophagy - the consumption of one's own placenta - has been practiced in some cultures for centuries.  Though new to mainstream US culture, the practice is one that has been…

Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education

Doulas generally recommend to their clients to take an out-of-hospital childbirth course during their pregnancy.  The better informed a family is, the more empowering their experience can be.  As they…

Lactation Support

Lactation Support

Breastfeeding. We often describe it as an awkward dance in the early weeks - and just like learning to dance can be a challenge, breastfeeding can be challenging even after watching…

Photography

Photography

Meeting your baby - welcoming a new person in the world.  How many moments in life are as (extraordinarily!) huge as those first moments exploring this child that you've brought…

Prenatal Services

Prenatal Services

All birth doulas provide prenatal support - up to 5hrs of one-on-one support; but what if you need more?  Complicated pregnancies and high levels of anxiety/fear in particular are situations…

Group Facilitation

Group Facilitation

All of the doulas of MDC co-facilitate our group prenatals at our offices each month. In addition, several doulas facilitate other groups for expectant and new families. The Madison Doula…

NICU Support

NICU Support

Having a babe in the NICU is one of the most stressful experiences as a new parent. Rarely do families know in advance that they’ll be navigating not only parenting a new babe,

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