Our Training and Commitment to Excellence

All of our Doulas have a MINIMUM of an Associates degree, in addition to Madriella Doula Certification, and Rushes Apprenticeship Training.

We believe that when you know better, you can do better. To that end, we all have committed to a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year. Here is what our Doulas have been doing:


Dana Oakes-Sand: 170 Births, Doula since 2003, 200 Childbirth Education Clients

Associates in Veterinary Nursing

Associates in Biology/general studies

BS Anthropology

Apprenticeship in Doula Care

Certified Madriella Birth Doula

Certified Newborn Mothers Postpartum Professional- Ayurvedic Doula

Certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care

Holding Space For Pregnancy Loss by Amy Wright Glenn

When Survivors Give Birth

Secrets of Baby Behavior Training

Lactation Educator

Microbirth Intro to the infant Microbiome and Epigenetics

Gena Kirbys Rebozo Certification

Gena Kirbys Cultured Doula Program

Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

Spinning Babies

State of CT Parents Supporting Educational Excellence Training Program- 40 hours

ALACE Childbirth Educator Training

IPPS Placenta Encapsulation Training

Newborn Mothers 21 day infant sleep solution training

BLS

Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training

Serve Safe certification


Jessica Brown: 50+ Births, Doula Since 2012

Associates in Early Childhood Education

Rushes Apprenticeship in Doula Care

Madriella Certified Doula 

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss by Amy Wright Glenn

When Survivors Give Birth 

Gena Kirbys Rebozo Training

Pregnancy Nutrition Counselor through CBI

Emergency Medical Technician 1 year course and certification


Samantha Nebiolo: Student since 2018

Masters in Educational Psychology- focus on school counseling

Rushes Doula Apprenticeship Training Program

Holding space for Pregnancy Loss by Amy Wright Glenn