|Doulas of South Central Wisconsin|
Madison Area Birth Doulas
Click on the name of any Madison birth doula. You may then travel from one doula page to the next by clicking on links found on the page bottom.
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Throughout the ages and among all cultures, birthing women have been attended during labor by other women.
Doulas of South Central Wisconsin
Contact DSW at email@example.com.
Our site allows you to travel from one birth doula page to the next by clicking on a link at the bottom of each doula's page. We are an organization of mostly Madison birth and postpartum doulas. We also list a variety of perinatal services for pregnant women and their families. If you do not live in Madison you can click on Doulas Around Wisconsin where you will find doulas who serve clients in various areas of the state. Our purpose is: to provide information for parents seeking birth doulas and/or postpartum doulas; to promote the Doula as a professional; and to provide continuing education for practicing doulas through our monthly Enrichment Programs.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a woman who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a pregnant woman and her family before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are trained in the physiology of labor and birth as well as the emotional needs of the woman in labor. It is the job of a doula to ease and speed labor while helping you to have the birth you want.
Testamonials from Clients:
"Doulas are worth their weight in gold. I truly believe our doula made the difference between the
cesarean we might have had and the lovely natural birth we did have!"
"Our doula really allowed me to be present for our son's birth. I wasn't worrying about anything,
she took care of all the details."
"If it hadn't been for my doula I would have taken drugs! Something I never wanted to do. Her
reassuring presence helped so much."
"Our doula helped me to care for my wife in the best way possible. She showed me ways to help
her that I wouldn't have remembered from class or didn't even know."
What does a Doula do?
Benefits of a doula.
What does the research show?
The presence of a doula providing continuous support repeatedly produces significant reductions in:
Scott, Berkowitz and Klaus, A comparison of intermittent and continuous support during labor: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, May 1999.
Long term benefits to mothers and families:
-Klaus and Kennell, The Doula Book, 2012 -"Doulas Contribution to Maternity Care" (literature review available from www.dona.org)
Some doulas may also be known by the term "birth assistant". Many doulas travel to other areas in southern Wisconsin. See the directory of local doulas by name along the left edge of this page or call us at (608) 245-0333 for additional information. We also have some listings of doulas in other parts of the state. To find them, click on Doulas Around Wisconsin.
If you have any questions or comments about this website please email Rose Marie
Bertrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.