My name is Annette, and I am a certified birth doula, breastfeeding counselor, and registered nurse. I have nursing experience with families in pediatric, newborn nursery, NICU, postpartum, and emergency services. As a mother of 12, my personal birth experiences include epidurals, inductions, c-sections, vbac, and 9 completely natural deliveries in both hospital and birth center settings. Over the years I developed a growing desire to ensure other women receive the support they need to have satisfying childbirth experiences. In 2012, as a professional nurse I pursued specialized training with Prepared Childbirth Educators and became a Certified Doula and Breastfeeding Counselor. I am now honored to support families in Rapid City and the surrounding areas. Recognizing that each family is unique, my priority is to assist couples in identifying their options and making informed decisions; and to provide unconditional support once they have determined which choices best meet their individual expectations and needs. l welcome and encourage each client to reach out to me as much as possible with questions or concerns. I am committed to providing individualized information, resources, encouragement, and empathy, as well as physical and emotional support before, during, and after labor.

It is an honor and a privilege to be invited into this deeply personal time of one’s life, home, and birth experience. I am deeply grateful to be trusted to witness the amazing miracle of each child’s birth, and to care for each mother during this part of her life.

Please send me a message if you are interested in more information. I would love to meet with you and discuss what you are looking for in a doula as well as the services I provide. The initial consult is free.

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