Birth Doulas in Training/Volunteering

The process of becoming a certified birth doula requires that an aspiring individual complete a 16-18 hr training course through an accredited organization, attend 3-5 births, observe a childbirth education and breastfeeding class series, and complete required readings, assignments, and exams. Often, doulas in training offer their services for a reduced charge or for free. The following is a list of current birth doulas in training.

Listing of Birth Doulas in Training:

Abigail Wood

Serving the Addison and Chittenden counties

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Adina Marx-Arpadi

Serving the Addison County

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Volunteer Doula Program

We are a group of fully-trained birth doulas.  We offer our services for free to any woman who delivers her baby at BMH.  We are available to meet and establish relationships with clients ahead of time.  We are also on call for women who make the decision that they would like a doula while they are in labor.  We provide hands-on as well as emotional and informational support during and after labor.  We are always honored to accompany women and their families on this important day of their lives.

For information contact:

Carol Schnabel

Volunteer Doula Coordinator

802 257-1894

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Hayley Hirt

Serving the Chittenden County

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Heidi Riendeau
(802) 635-6981 or 730-7870
Johnson, VT


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Laura Dewey 
Stowe, Vermont

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Lizzie Ambros
Serving the Chittenden County


Louise Gearhart
Burlington, VT
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Maeghan Wonderly
Burlington, VT

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Shannon Bradley

Serving the Windsor County/Upper Valley Region

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