Meet your doulas: Kristi Reed

  My passion for birth work came from my birth experience with my three children. I chose to have unassisted / unmedicated births at Birth Care's birth center. The strength I drew from my own births made me passionate to educate others so they could find their own strength.  There seemes to be a lot of fear behind birth and I wanted to know why. I want to change this naritive.  I decided to become a doula so I could...Read More

Meet your doulas: Rebecca Mohr

Rebecca is a Postpartum Doula and aspiring Child and Adolescent Behavioral Counselor. She has a past career in nursing but is currently getting an education in the social work field. Rebecca has a passion for working with newborns and children, and loves helping new mothers find their niche. She believes in the beauty and serenity of childbirth and thrives on the use of holistic practices. Rebecca is a firm believer in the use of aromatherapy, massage, and meditation during the...Read More

Meet Your Doulas: Faith Boisen

Faith is a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Feeding specialist, and Childbirth Educator. Faith passionately loves what she does and longs to see every mother empowered in their role as they bring new life into the world. Growing up as the second oldest of twelve children piqued Faith’s interest in birthing and babies from a young age. After witnessing and helping with several of her siblings' births, Faith set her hopes on becoming a midwife. Working as a nurse...Read More

Meet Your Doulas: Holly Yeager

Holly has been a doula since 2009. She believes in creating a healthy emotional experience for all of her clients. "Because childbirth is one of the most profound things we can go through as parents, I believe that having the very best care is paramount." Holly is trained and certified as a Birth Doula through both DONA and ProDoula. She is also trained and certified as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through IPPA and ProDoula. She holds her Postpartum Doula and...Read More

Meet Your Doulas: Mallary Sheehan

Meet Mallary Sheehan Mallary has been a doula with Lancaster Doulas LLC since 2016. Her passion for birth and babies is unmatched. Mallary's fun and bubbly personality makes her fun to work with while also being an anchoring presence. It starts with passion: When she was 16, she started to figure out her future career. She delved deep into herself to find what meant a lot to her, and what might be her life's work. She kept coming back to...Read More
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The One Question That Can Ruin Your Birth

Many years ago when I took my first doula training I was taught how to help my clients through changes to their birth plan. It is a valuable skill to have because many births do not go down the way a client initially envisions them. I loved this question. When I asked clients this question surely I was helping them have the best birth experience possible. There is so much power in words and I used it often. I was after all...Read More

Reflections of a Mother of 3

The house is quiet. I have spent too much time on FaceBook and checking my emails. I have lost track of where the kids are. They must be up to no good. I get up and slowly check the house. Where could they be? Are they hiding? Are they fighting? As I walk upstairs I can hear two quiet voices coming from one of the bedrooms, whispering back and forth so as to not alert an adult to their whereabouts....Read More

Growing Pains of a Doula

  I was led to this doula path through my own birthing journey. I struggled with memories of a traumatic birth. I then had an incredibly healing birth with the help of a doula. I wanted everyone to have what I had: an in touch with myself, transforming, NATURAL birth. I believed that the ONLY way to have a great birth was to have my version of birth. Boy was I wrong, and it was a hard lesson to learn....Read More