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Serving Families in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Hudson Valley and New York City since 2003!

Congratulations on your new baby! We can't wait to support you on your journey to parenthood...

We are a small group practice, and we all work together to better serve our clients and meet their needs.


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.


Our education, training 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

Birth Doula 

Care during your pregnancy and birth- including scheduled Cesarean Birth

We Offer:

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 has experience in High risk, medicalized birth, cesarean birth and VBAC.

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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- 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!

Melissa Faticoni BS, RN, Apprentice Doula

Melissa is a new Doula who is finishing her training in birth work. 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.

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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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