My Philosophy

I believe the birth of a baby is a sacred event, a moment that will be remembered forever. It can be a monumental occasion for the whole family, a defining experience in a mother’s life, and a beautiful story to tell her little one about their journey into her arms.

As I experienced first-hand during the birth of my daughter, a doula can be like the moon for an expectant couple, shedding light on paths often filled with twists and turns. Providing timely information, suggestions and encouragement– one of my strengths is the ability to wax and wane, quietly anticipating needs and fading into the background when not needed.

As your doula, my goal is to help you create the birth experience that you want. I will take the time to get to know you, your partner, and learn your preferences during prenatal planning visits to be ready to fully support you when the time comes. During your birth, I’ll be the calm voice reminding you of powerful relaxation and comfort techniques, suggesting positioning ideas, reminding you of your strength, and helping you and your partner stay focused and relaxed. I will stay for the first couple of hours after your baby is born to assist with breastfeeding and take photos if you’d like, so you can focus on connecting as a family. In the comfort of your own home, I’ll follow up with additional postpartum support, at your convenience.

Whether you are becoming parents for the first or fifth time, a doula can light your way to a wonderful birth experience, and I would be honored to be considered as a potential addition to your birth team.

- Angie Traska, Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor

Qualifications

  • TRAINED BIRTH DOULA, DONA INTERNATIONAL

  • HYPNOBABIES® CHILDBIRTH HYPNOSIS DOULA

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS, PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

  • CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR

  • PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION SPECIALIST

  • MEMBER OF THE BREASTFEEDING COALITION OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

  • COMPLETED REBOZO 200 WORKSHOP WITH GENA KIRBY

  • COMPLETED INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS TRAINING, AROMAHEAD INSTITUTE

  • PROUD MOM