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“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”

– Barbara Katz Rothman“

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Caleah with OakAro 30 weeks

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Madison Doula

As a doula, I want to encourage you, support you and inspire you to find your inner strength.  Birth is an empowering experience when all force of life comes rushing into a moment. It’s intense and glorious.   The experience will change you and live with you for the rest of your life.  

 

I want to make sure that you remember that experience full of light and strength.  I believe you can have the birth you want.   I believe in you.

 

BIO

I'm Caleah!  Since 2013, I have been a DONA trained Doula and have attended over 85 births (both at the hospitals and home).   I believe childbirth to be an intensely beautiful, transformative and powerful experience and I consider it an honor to be asked to attend your birth.  I have the upmost respect for you on your journey to creating this new being.  I support all families however they may be and however the journey looked to creating this new life.   I support all ways of birth and however you chose to guide yourself and your baby's during the process.   I have attended a 12 day Vipassanna Meditation sit and completed a 200hour Yoga Teacher training.  I bring mindfulness and breath work into the practice of labor and birthing.  My formal education was in Environmental Science, Geography and French.  On my free time I enjoy running, doing yoga, biking, hiking, swimming, netflix lounging and spending time with my kiddos (5 and 7 years old!!!).

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

  • DONA International trained Birth Doula (trained by Amy Gilliland, Ruth Ancheta and Karen Kohls), 2013

  • Attended DONA International approved breastfeeding course, 2014

  • Completed Cultural Competency Training-Working With Diverse Populations in Maternal and Child Health by Shafia Monroe, 2014

  • Completed Advanced Doula Training: the use of TENS During Labor with Debbie Young, 2014

  • Attended LGBT Sensitivity Training for Birth  Workers by Lucky Tomaszek 2014

  • 2015 NW Doula confrence "Supporting LGBTQ Families" by Kristin Kali

  • Full Circle Placenta trained Placenta Specialist including: 2014

  •          -Completion of Biologix Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulation Specialist training

  •          -WI food handilng certification

  • Completed Rebozo Training with Gena Kirby, 2015

  • Member of Madison Doula Collective 2014-current

  • Trained Postpartum Doula with ProDoula, 2016

  • Experience working with a multitude of diverse labors, births and families, both at home and in the hospital.

  • BA Environmental Studies and Geography, minoring in French

  • Vipassana Meditation Practitioner

  • 2018 Trans/forming Allyship: From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion with Davey Shlasko, Think Again Training (www.thinkagaintraining.com)

  • 2018 Oct-Nov Anti-Racism Workshop with Groundwork (https://groundworkmadison.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/groundwork-anti_-racism-education-workshop-2018-1.pdf)

 

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a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the birthing parent (and partner) before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.

 

dou·la

noun

 

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