Meet Your Trainer --- Ann Grauer

AdvCD/AdvPCD(DONA), BDT/PDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC, RLC

DONA International Trainer since 1994

  • Birth Doula Trainer
    • Postpartum Doula Trainer

 

  • First doula in DONA International's history to become an Advanced Certified Birth Doula, AdvCD(DONA), and an Advanced Certified Postpartum Doula, AdvPCD(DONA)Awarded both in the innaugural year of 2015.

                                    DONA International volunteer for over 25 years

                                    Past President, 2003-05

                                    Helped develop DONA's Pospartum Doula Training and Certification Program

                                    Director of Education, 2009-2015

                                    Postpartum Doula Sub-Committee Chair 2021-22

 

 

 

Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC, RLC) 

  • Since 2009
  • Hospital IBCLC for 8 years
  • Private Practice IBCLC
  • Breastfeeding Group Facilitator

 

Motherhood Studies Certified Practitioner

  • Certified 2021
  • Group facilitator

Lamaze International Educator, teaching famlilies since 1989

  • Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
  • Fellow in the American College of Childbirth Education (FACCE)
  • 2007 Recipient of Lamaze's prestigious Elisabeth Bing Award "given for her tireless efforts on behalf of mothers, babies, and families and committment to Lamaze International"
  • Taught hospital-based pregnancy, birth and parenting classes for 27 years
  • Independent Childbirth Educator

RTS (Resolve Through Sharing)

Perinatal Bereavement Counselor since 1989

  • Assist famililies with pregnancy, birth and newborn losses
  • Provide training for those who work with families during this time

 

 

 

 

  • Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale  Assessor
  • First doula certified to perform the NBAS

 

 

  • Awards
    • ​Lamaze International Elisabeth Bing Award 2007
    • USLCA Best Overall Poster Presentation 2012--co-creator with Diane Oakland

 

  • Conference Presenter
    • ​Lamaze International
    • DONA International
    • Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants Quarterly
    • La Leche League International Wisconsin

 

  • Published Author
    • ​Nurturing the New Family by Jackie Kelleher--chapter author
    • Letters from Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman--story author 
    • Journal of Perinatal Education
    • The International Doula
    • International Journal of Childbirth Education
    • Lamaze Parents magazine

 

  • Expert Contributor/Source
    • Yahoo News
    • Science and Sensibility
    • She Knows: Pregnancy and Parenting
    • Storknet
    • Washington Family
    • NewsforParents.org
    • Parents.com
    • LamazeforParents.org
    • ModernMedicine.com
    • Time magazine
    • The New York Times
    • The Wallstreet Journal
    • NBC.com
    • HealthNewsDigest
    • St. Petersburg Times
    • NYMetroParents.com

 

  • Experience in the Following:
    • Establishing and running a hospital-based birth doula program that follows DONA's Code and Standards
    • Facilitating New Parents Groups since 1992
    • Facilitating a group for pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders since 2008
    • Resolve Through Sharing Counselor for pregnancy loss
    • Consultant to hospital and commmunity-based doula groups around the globe

 

Can you tell I've been blessed? It truly is my joy to help others realize their dreams of becoming doulas.

 

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