Stop Dreaming and Start Doulaing

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Are you passionate about new families...Do you yearn to do work that truly matters?



If so, being a postpartum doula may be your calling. A postpartum doula's role is fluid. From family-to-family, day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, the role is constantly changing.


The doula is a teacher and a source of information and will provide reliable, evidence based information on infant feeding and care, as well as integrating a baby into the family. Offering practical support with meal preparation and household organization. the postpartum doula also has a thorough knowledge of services, products and professionals available in the community; and offers quality, reliable referrals when they are needed.

At all times the doula provides reassurance, support and the belief that these parents can and will be successful in nurturing their family. The doula's support and information extend to all family members.

Hi, I'm Ann!

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I've been teaching doula workshops since 1994 and can't get enough. I have taught all over the United States and around the globe, including Ireland, Korea, Japan and Finland. I eagerly look forward to where the next workshop takes me---virtually or in person.


I am a mom of two, a mother-in-love of two, a grandmother (Mamaw) of one and my husband and I share our Milwaukee, Wisconsin home with a 10 year old dachshund named Howie. 


I have worked with expectant, birthing and new families since 1989 in a variety of ways: birth doula, postpartum doula, Lamaze educator, new parents support group faciitator, perinatal mood disorder support group facilitator, community activist and lactation consultant. Currently, I am a lactation consultant in a group practice at a local midwife-owned freestanding birth center.


I am a lifelong learner and LOVE IT! There is so much more that I want to know. I believe that doulas need to be endlessly curious and that is my guiding philosophy.


I love helping doulas find the path to their dreams and I want the learning process to be collabortive. Participants come to the workshop with a life full of experiences that add richness for all of us. We learn from each other and take up the challenge to grow through the process.


I look forward to being a part of your journey!

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