The Birth Doula provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother and her partner before, during and just after birth. Connie is a DONA trained birth doula (2010) and a certified Hypnobabies Hypno-doula with experience supporting families is various settings and using a broad range of comfort and support tools. Connie believes that women should be empowered to make choices that they feel are best for them before, during and after their birthing time and her role is to be an advocate that supports those choices. A doula can be instrumental in creating a peaceful, joyful environment as a family welcomes a new member. She not only supports the mother, but also her birth partner and any other important people present.
The Postpartum Doula works with families in the postpartum period; offering support, information, instruction, comfort, and referrals as needed. Postpartum Doulas support the mother’s recovery, give instruction on infant care and feeding, and assist with household organization. Connie is a CAPPA trained postpartum doula (2016) and also uses her own experience as a mother to serve new and growing families during the wonderful and challenging early days of parenthood. As a Certified Lactation Educator Connie can provide evidence-based breastfeeding support including how to get off to a great start, understanding pumping and pump care, proper breastmilk storage, and when to seek other professional help for concerns and challenges.
As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Educator Connie provides comprehensive classes and consultations to individuals and families who wish to learn and explore their options through pregnancy, childbirth and the early postpartum period.
Connie is also a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor. You can learn more about this comprehensive childbirth preparation program on Connie's Hypnobabies page.
The childbearing year is a unique time in a family's life. It can be a time of celebration, deep reflection, grief, joys and challenges. Sprout and Bean offers a range of workshops that support growing families as they face the changes a new baby brings. Workshop topics including preparing for the fourth trimester, releasing fear before childbirth, and bonding with baby during pregnancy.