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Caring for families like yours since 2003!

*Please Note- Rushes is not accepting any on-call birth clients with a due date after August 10th, 2021. Currently accepting Cesarean births, Virtual Birth Support, and limited repeat clients only after this date for Birth Service. Doula Dana is retiring from on-call service and Doula Samantha will be attending the Yale School of Midwifery starting in September! We are excited about this new chapter!

All other services remain the same and we are committed to serving you and your family in the years ahead- Thank you for trusting us with your care!*


How Can We Help?


No matter how your baby comes into the world, no matter your pregnancy or birth process, it truly is everyday magic.

We love our work, and look forward to supporting you, through your magical journey. Your family becomes part of ours!

Why Choose us?


We have everything you need right here, to have the Happiest BIRTHday possible, our combined 24 years of birth and postpartum doula experience, and hundreds of happy parents are your guarantee of the highest level of care. 

You can always choose the doula you wish to work with, as long as they are available, and you can interview one, or all of us!


Our education, training, fair rates and guaranteed backup program are part of the way we practice, and

 you'll know that if your chosen Rushes Doula is sick, injured or at another birth, another will care for you according our high standards of care. You deserve exceptional service, care and respect.

All our Doulas are Fully Insured and Certified. 


Call us! 860-921-4371


"I used Dana as a labor doula for my second child. After not having the birth I wanted for my first daughter I decided to use a doula for my second. We got along immediately when we had our official meeting. I told her i wanted a more supported labor and that is exactly what I got!!!! Both Dana and Sam were there for the birth. We honestly had such a great time. They both had such great energy to be in the room with me and my husband. Though labor was painful, Dana and Sam really helped me through the pain before the epidural and pushing once it came time. I seriously almost laughed the baby out! We had such an amazing birth experience I honestly would have paid double!!!" - Lisa P.

Birth Doula 

Care during your pregnancy and birth- including scheduled Cesarean Birth

We Offer:

Cesarean and Virtual Birth Doula Service

Postpartum Doula Service

Ayurvedic Postpartum And Prenatal Care

Basic Lactation Services

Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Parenting and Infant Massage Education

Placenta Encapsulation

Loss and Bereavement Services- including companion based care appointments in your home.

Referral Service to find OB/GYNs, Midwives, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, and IBCLC's

The Doulas:

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Dana Oakes-Sand AS, BS, CCE, MCD, NMPP, IPES

Dana has been a doula since 2003, and started Rushes Doula Service in 2012 to provide families in her community with the best possible care. She has 5 children, a farm, and a wonderful husband! Dana is currently semi-retired from Birth Doula work and is focusing now on the Postpartum period and its deep importance in the health of women and babies long term. Dana has experience working with many different types of families and has a special interest in serving the LGBTQIA community, Black families, and women who have had previous trauma or PTSD.

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Jessica Brown AS, MCD, EMT

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Jessica has been a doula since 2012, after joining Dana in the Apprenticeship program. Jessica discovered her passion for birth after having her daughter in 2011. Jessica has two children and is  married to her high school sweetheart! Jessica has experience with Christian Birth, Anxious parents and home birth.

Samantha Nebiolo, BA, MA- Doula and Midwifery Student

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Samantha is a Midwifery Student and postpartum overnight doula, babywearing teacher, and loss doula. She is a trained educational counselor, but found she had a passion for helping families at the start of their journeys as parents. Sam has 3 children and lives in central CT.  Her work as a Birth Doula over the last three years has inspired Sam to continue her education and become a Certified Nurse Midwife.

Melissa Faticoni BS, RN, CD

 Reiki Specialist

Melissa is our Reiki practitioner- and She has been a Registered Nurse for many years and we consider that to be a huge asset to our group! Melissa has two gorgeous children and a lovely husband named Mark. She has experience with Premature birth, Cesarean Birth and VBAC, as well as healing from trauma.

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Jessica Brown AS, MCD, EMT

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Jessica has been a doula since 2012, after joining Dana in the Apprenticeship program. Jessica discovered her passion for birth after having her daughter in 2011. Jessica has two children and is  married to her high school sweetheart!

Samantha Nebiolo, BA, MA- Apprentice in Postpartum Care

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Samantha is just joining Rushes as a postpartum and Loss doula. She is a trained educational counselor, but found she had a passion for helping families at the start of their journeys as parents. Sam has 3 children and lives in central CT. She will be finished with her training in late fall 2018 and will be accepting clients soon after!

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