- Certified Birth Doula, DONA
- Certified Postpartum Doula, DONA
- Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Trained as a Lamaze Childbirth Educator
- Member of the Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin
- Certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR
- Experienced in Bellycasting
- Personal Experience- Mother of four healthy breastfed children
I feel it is the greatest honor to be asked to serve at a birth. I have been blessed with this calling after serving women spiritually and emotionally for the last 8 years. Using my training and experience as a doula and a mom, I would love to guide you and your partner through your joyous birth. I will involve your partner every step of the way to ensure he or she feels comfortable and connected. I will provide extra hands, a warm heart, and a calm guiding voice alongside you. I use a hands-on approach, integrating massage and other comfort measures during your labor. I also provide breastfeeding support immediately after your birth. In addition, I'm always excited to provide a birth story of your experience that can be cherished forever.
I am available for postpartum work as well. After the birth, it can be a trying time when adjusting to your new baby, especially when breastfeeding. I am available for breastfeeding support, light housecleaning, cooking, infant and sibling care, and emotional support specifically centered around the recovering mom.
What families are saying about Doula Dawn...
Kim, Bill, & Baby
We were so happy to have Dawn as our doula. It was so helpful to have a calming presence during the labor & birth. She helped to keep both of us centered & focused, especially when things got tough. We truly believe that because of Dawn we were able to avoid a c-section. Without her support & encouragement we don’t think we would have been able to have the natural, vaginal birth we desired. And we cannot thank her enough for that!
Julie, Tom, & Baby
Dawn has a very calm, knowledgeable presence. We both felt really relaxed with her (not easy for my husband). Her being there really allowed my husband to get comfortable and support me emotionally and physically in a way that was so beneficial for me and, that beforehand, he was nervous about being able to provide. Her presence was needed and appreciated.
Heather, Adam, & Baby
Dawn was a great support, both emotionally and physically. She reassured us that everything was progressing as it should and gave praise that i was doing a good job. She helped physically by holding my hand, helping me change positions and making me more comfortable. I had my doubts about being able to birth naturally, but with the support of my husband, doulas, and doctor, everything went amazingly well and i had the birth I had hoped for and wanted.
Laura, Greg, & Baby Vivian
Dawn's participation in this event was invaluable. Both for me and my husband, her calming presence and confident nature carried us through.
Dr. Jill Mallory (as Healthcare Provider for Family)
Dawn has an excellent, calm presence.
Ben (with Dawn as Postpartum Doula)
Dawn listened to my wife and allowed her to openly express how she was feeling. She was able to naturally assist in our home. My wife felt at ease in her presence and was willing to accept her help, which she doesn’t readily do otherwise. Dawn gave us peace of mind and made a dent in our overwhelming do-to list.
Emily (with Dawn as Postpartum Doula)
One of Dawn’s most valuable aspects of her doula support was her non-judgmental support, especially her listening skills. She had such a gentle way with me, my older children and my infant. I felt I could trust her completely.
Adam (with Dawn as Postpartum Doula)
Dawn offered advice on adjusting to our role as new parents; breastfeeding, recovery, etc. She was excellent all the way around and we would definitely recommend her!
Julie (with Dawn as Postpartum Doula)
Dawn was VERY reassuring that everything was on track. She provided positive reinforcement. I think she is great!
Derek (with Dawn as Postpartum Doula)
Dawn was very thoughtful and provided good suggestions, especially with breastfeeding. She was great.