Meet Dawna

Dawna is a full time birth doula, Internationally certified childbirth educator, midwife assistant, breastfeeding counselor and mother of a teenage boy.  Dawna is a doula that draws upon her knowledge in childbirth, motherhood,  experience, and continuous training in childbirth education to bring forth a positive birth experience for you, as you define it.  She comes with great experience and a few hundred birth stories to share.

In 2010, she began her journey to become a certified birth doula through DONA (Doulas of North America) and never looked back. Dawna is familiar and comfortable with the local hospitals, birthing centers and midwives that attend home births.  Dawna’s believes birth is a right of passage and not a medical event, even when medicine is involved. Dawna is an advocate for Women’s Rights in Childbirth and the Mother Baby Friendly Initiative. Her deepest passion falls with guiding and supporting  our community women who are seeking to give birth by VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesearan) . Dawna is a US Army veteran. She spend her time serving our country as a field medic in South Korea.

Emotionally, Dawna connects to her clients and their entire team (family, providers, nursing staff) on a level that provides comfort (even in unexpected situations). She is respectful, professional and non- judgmental of the care givers you have chosen, the decisions you have made to custom fit your needs and desires, and of your space. She will help you create and protect your birthing space.  Dawna approaches each journey with the belief that your birth experience will empower you as a mom, and change you as a woman. Most importantly to her, she fully understands what transitioning  from a woman to  a mother is all about. She is a mom too!

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