Birth Doulas

A birth doula’s role is to nurture the birthing individual (and partner/supports). A doula offers guidance, physical and emotional support, and information to help couples make informed choices before, during, and after the birth.  The value of the continuous support of a nurturing and knowledgeable companion during this most sacred time cannot be underestimated. Doulas utilize techniques and comfort measures which ease labor pains and allow the birthing individual to be present with their labor in a positive way. Doulas are knowledgable in the terminology surrounding childbirth, as well as common medical interventions, so they can assist their clients in navigating through a sometimes confusing and overwhelming system.

Before, after, and during the birth, doulas educate the birthing individuals (and partners/supports) and help them gather the information they need to make informed choices for themselves and their birth. Doulas remain with their clients throughout the entire labor, birth, and immediate postpartum time. Perhaps most importantly, doulas provide empathic, steadfast, non-judgmental emotional support and reassurance.
Adapted from Sarah Keeley, CD (DONA) original statement

See the Questions to Ask Providers page for a list of questions useful in
getting to know a potential doula.

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Listing of Birth Doulas: in alphabetical order by last name

Francesca Arnoldy, ICCE, CD, ICAN of Northern VT Co-Leader
VT Birth Haven
Comforting, encouraging labor support services provided by a knowledgeable, certified doula.  Francesca is also a certified childbirth educator who teaches traditional birth preparation classes locally.
Providing services in Chittenden County and surrounding areas for hospital and home births.
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Gaylen Alexander
Serving the Addison County
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Rebecca Ascoli, Birth Doula
Mother’s Instinct-Easing your journey into motherhood
Serving the Franklin and Chittenden counties
802-233-4826
doula_rebecca@yahoo.com
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Birth Journeys, Childbirth Services

Genevieve Henry CD, CCE, CMT

Jenna Thayer, CD, CCE

Rachel Stanton, CD, CCE, Lactation counselor

A team of experienced, certified childbirth educators & doulas who are committed to facilitating the most fulfilling, empowering and satisfying birth experiences possible. We believe that everyone benefits from a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable support team who trusts in the process of birth. Providing services in Chittenden county and its surrounding areas, we offer birth & postpartum doula services as well as a full spectrum of childbirth education classes.

Website: www.VTBirthJourneys.com
Email: VTBirthJourneys@hotmail.com

Address: 1 Main Street, Suite 214 (Union Station) Burlington, VT 05401

Phone: 802-324-8809

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Paule Bézaire, C.L.D. (CAPPA)
La Smala Birth Service
placenta encapsulation specialist

“La smala” means “the family”.  Because I value the important transition of birth for families and I want to insure services to all birthing families who wish to receive them, I offer barter and sliding scale.  I have experienced birth as a mother, an interpreter, and as a doula, in varying contexts, from hospital to home birth.  I value the birth process and the following weeks as an empowering moment for families, and believe in offering the support desired to make this important transition a wonderful journey.

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Lisa Burritt

It’s Thyme…
Doula Care

www.ItsThymeDoulaVT.com
https://www.facebook.com/ItsThymeDoula

Proud to offer pregnant families in Addison and the surrounding counties, compassionate, intuitive doula care for  pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum.  Birth is powerful and transformative.  Every woman deserves to feel supported and empowered through this profound time of life.

 

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Shari Corr
Massage Therapist, Doula, Childbirth Educator,
Arvigo Practitioner of Maya Abdominal Therapy
   

(802) 343-1003
http://tenmoonsmassage.com/https://www.facebook.com/TenMoonsBirth?ref=hl
http://facebook.com/tenmoonsmassage

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Arielle Darby, CD

Shares Caring Hearts: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support INC

Labor Doula, Loss Doula, Support Group Meetings, Annual Memory Walks, & Fundraising

arieldarby@hotmail.com
802-505-­0069
41 Liberty St.
Barre, VT 05641

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Jessilyn Dolan, RN, CLD, CMT, CIMI, HBCE, CAPPA faculty, ICAN of VT Chapter Leader
CAPPA faculty labor doula trainer, certified labor doula, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist ( pre & postnatal, craniosacral, acupressure, and reiki), Yoga Instructor
International Cesarean Awareness Network ofNorthern VT Chapter Leader
Consider training for free to be a volunteer labor doula!
Come to an ICAN meeting or support us with a membership!
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Kate Donovan

Kate Donovan has been attending births with women and their families, both at home and in the hospital since 2006.
Northern Vermont area
802-985-5059 or 802-338-7825
doulakate@verizon.net

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Megan Dubuque

DONA-trained birth doula
802-333-4707
Serving the Upper Valley Region

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Kristin Martins 

Lily Blossom Birth Services

Providing labor doula services in Chittenden County

www.lilyblossombirthservices.com

doulakristinvt@gmail.com
(802) 999-7143

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Meg Freebern
Experienced, DONA & ACBE-trained
Bringing strength, comfort, and compassion to your birth.

Serving the Chittenden County and Waterbury areas of Vermont.
http://meg.freebern.net/doula/
meg.freebern@gmail.com
802-434-8639

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Jean Garretto, CLD Assistant Midwife @ Circle of Life
Birthing Ur Way Doula Service

With over 25 years of pregnancy, breastfeeding and postpartum support. I also offer placenta encapsulation, childbirth education and some postpartum care. Fee is sliding scale.

Proudly serving Southern Vermont!
http://birthingurway.com/
jeangarretto@yahoo.com
518-207-7363
518-686-5150

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Mary Etna R. Haac, MPH, PhD
DONA-trained Birth Doula
Bilingual – English/Spanish
Serving the Upper Valley Region
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Alison Fischman, MA, CD(DONA)
Vital Mama Doula Care, Strength through Birth
DONA Certified Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Student Midwife
www.vital-mama.com
alison@vital-mama.com
202-747-4757
Vital Mama provides thoughtful and complete birth doula support and placenta encapsulation. I believe in following the parent’s lead, providing space for them listen to their body, and allowing them to experience the fullness and intensity of birth. I believe partners have a key role in pregnancy and the birth process, and I seek to shine a light on the inner support system that partners possess.
I am DONA International certified, and I am also currently enrolled in an accredited Midwifery school, Birthwise. I am excited about providing doula services as I learn more deeply about the birthing process.
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Robyn Haas, CD (DONA)

Trinity Childbirth Services
serving Brattleboro, VT and environs
603-585-6726

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Jumelles Wellness

Chenoa Hamilton, CPM, LM, EMT-B & Nieve Shere LAc, Doula

Chenoa Hamilton and Nieve Shere, twin sisters have been partners since birth. though they began their careers in women’s health care independent from each other,  their experience volunteering at a busy childbirth center in Haiti 2010,  proved what a joy it was to work together.

They bring not only comprehensive experience and professionalism, but also a deep level of knowledge, care and a sense of sisterhood to each birth. having a doula present at your birth, is like having a trusted sister right beside you. as your doula, we will be right there for you every step of the way, guiding, supporting, and inspiring.  Our work and commitment is to help you to achieve a healthy and safe birth experience you feel good about.

Nieve Shere 347.251.2155
Chenoa Hamilton 503.961.4132
54-C Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

http://www.jumellesvt.com

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Allison Hicks
Chittenden County area, Burlington, Vermont
802-373-6597
allisonhicks@hotmail.com
http://allisonhicksdoula.com/

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Birthmatters Doula Care
Sarah Keeley, CD (DONA)

Comprehensive perinatal service offering education,
support, and celebration for the childbearing year.
802-229-0933
skdoula@gmail.com

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Christyn King, CPM, LM, CST, Doula

Luna Rising

Serving Central Vermont

Although Christyn is a licensed midwife, her current focus and passion is with craniosacral care for infants and pregnant/postpartum mothers. She also offer pregnancy, birth, and postpartum doula services.

www.lunarising.weebly.com
(802) 563-2411
lunarisingcst@gmail.com

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Liz Kinsley, CD, M/SBD
Kinsley Birth Services
www.kinsleybirthservices.com
Serving Central Vermont
Birth/Labor, Miscarriage, & Stillbirth support along with belly casting

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Susan Kunhardt
susank.doula@gmail.com
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Heather left
Mother’s Heart Birth Services
“Empowering Motherhood: It is hard but empowering to exchange fear for faith.”
I believe that each woman has within her the power and wisdom to give birth. I am here to help you find that inside yourself, and to support and assist you with the decisions that you make. I assist you with physical support during labor as needed, working together with your partner to provide the maximum comfort possible to you. I also provide space for emotional and spiritual support, healing and growth according to your individual needs.
Serving Northern Vermont Regional Hospital

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Grace Emily Lawrence

graceemily4@gmail.com

Serving the Chittenden County

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Susan Cline Lucey, CD (DONA)
I am a DONA trained birth doula working in the Burlington area.  I provide nurturing care for women wishing to be supported in order to have the most fulfilling birth possible. In addition to being a birth doula, I have an advanced certification in pre-natal and post-partum yoga and I am CAPPA trained as a childbirth educator.  I am the co-founder and director of Evolution Yoga in Burlington and teach pre-natal and post-partum yoga, infant massage and yoga, and all ages of children’s yoga classes at Evolution Yoga.

Provides services in the Burlington area
802-999-5122
susanclinelucey@gmail.com

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Sally MacFadyen, IBCBC, CD (DONA)
The Fourth Trimester
15 Ludwig Court
Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-2562 or 802-355-4645
Offers lactation consults both in-home and office visits. Also provides labor support (and has done so for 12 years) in primarily Chittenden County.

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Juliana Taylor, CPM, LM, M.Ed.
Offering compassionate emotional, physical, and informational support through pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum. My support is rooted in the midwifery model of care and individualized to the particularities of each birthing individual, baby, and family. I am experienced in a variety of settings, from the home to the hospital.

Serving the Chittenden, Franklin, and Addison counties.
For more information, you may contact me at:
603-252-8515
JulianaEMarton@gmail.com

www.JulianaTaylor.com

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Valerie Parzyck, CD (ALACE)

Birthrite

Serving the Chittenden County

Colchester, VT

802-872-0604

802-865-0056 (Birthrite)

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I am a birth and postpartum doula in Western MA serving pregnant families in the Brattleboro VT and Keene NH areas. I attend births throughout Western MA and at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Monadnock Birth Center in Swanzey NH, and homebirths throughout the region. I believe that birth is a profound rite of passage, one that we remember for the rest of our lives and that fundamentally shapes the way we feel about ourselves as women and as mothers. I provide guidance and support to birthing women and couples and would love to help your family on your journey into parenthood.
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Nancy Rae, CD (DONA), ICEA

Serving the Caledonia County.

Nancy is a DONA certified doula and childbirth educator. She has 20 years of experience with over 400 families in all birthing environments home, birth center, and hospital.

nancydoula@comcast.net

 

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Maria Rossi Noyes

Sweet Nellie

At Sweet Nellie, we recognize that birth is a pivotal moment in a woman’s and a family’s life.  That’s why all of our services begin with respect and compassion, and the knowledge that we all have our own journey.  Located in Montpelier, VT, Sweet Nellie Childbirth Services provides childbirth education classes, birth & postpartum doula services throughout Central Vermont, Washington, Orange, Lamoille & Chittenden Counties.

Maria Rossi Noyes, CCCE
Sweet Nellie Childbirth Services
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 249.0724
SweetnellieVT@gmail.com

WWW.SWEETNELLIE.COM

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Anna Pet

Serving the Chittenden and Addison Counties

Phone: 401-286-8139

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Sarah Schuldenfrei

Shifra’s Tent
610-368-3445
Sarah@ShifrasTent.com

Serving Southern Vermont

 

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Ame Solomon
Offering birth and postpartum care, lactation counseling, newborn baby care, blessingways and pre-conception counseling and referrals.  As a former midwife, I bring a wealth of information and skill to the doula role.  I am well versed in both medical procedures and alternative healing modalities, making me an effective, nonjudgmental counselor to women seeking to make maternal health decisions tailored to their personal understanding of wellness. Serving the Central Vermont region: Montpelier, Stowe and Burlington
802-461-7857
email amesolomon@yahoo.com
http://www.vermontmidwivesalliance.org/AmeSolomon
http://doulavermont.tumblr.com/

Find me on Facebook at Doula Vermont

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Jessica Taffet, Certified Doula (DONA)
Birth & Postpartum Doula Serving Central Vermont and the Upper Valley
Jessica@whiteriverbirth.com
(802) 417-2111
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Candace Taylor, MEd.

Birth Doula, Reiki Practitioner, Childbirth Education, Mother, Queer-Affirming, Racially/Ethnically/Culturally Conscious

Serving the Chittenden County
Website: www.healinirie.com
Email: healin.irie@gmail.com

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Kate Van Wagner, CD (ALACE)
I am a birth doula serving Chittenden County, providing prenatal meetings, continuous labor support, and postpartum visits.  I am delighted to work with all types of families! ALACE certified.
802-310-4830
kate.vanwagner@gmail.com

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Leah V. Wolcott

Leah V Wolcott, CD(DONA)

Certified Birth Doula

Supporting expecting women in the Upper Valley of NH and VT

http://teenygreenz.wix.com/leah04

603.543.7004

teenygreenz@gmail.com

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Catherine Ward

Serving the Southern Vermont Region

catherinehclay@gmail.com

Cell: 802 999 7788

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Amanda Young, CMT, DONA Labor Doula, CAPPA Postpartum Doula, CAPPA Lactation Educator
Shanti Mama Wellness
Serving Chittenden and Addison Counties
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