I am located in Shiloh IL, and have strong relationships with Memorial Hospital, Memorial East and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. I also serve families on the west side of the river, but am local for those who are near or stationed at Scott Air Force Base.
A Postpartum Doula since 1985 and a Birth Doula since 2006, I certified with Madriella in 2010, and have been a member of the Madriella Advisory Board since its inception.
My Certifications include:
* Certified Doula (Madriella)
* Certified Postpartum Doula (Madriella)
* Certified Childbirth Educator (Madriella)
* Certified Lactation Educator (Madriella)
* Certified Placenta Specialist (Madriella)
* Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula (Stillbirthday)
* Certified Herbalist (in process)
* Naturopathic Physician (in process)
I am an Approved Workshop Provider (AWP) for Madriella Doula workshops, was blessed to serve families as a Homebirth Midwife in Nevada before I moved to Illinois in the fall of 2016 (due to marriage,) I am the head of myprimary certifying organizations’s Advisory board, and in 2016 became the curriculum coordinator for Madriella Doula Network while serving as the Primary Instructor for Madriella's online courses and hands-on workshops.
I am the mother of a merged family of 5 children, and highly educated in the physiology of birth. Supporting families is what I take great delight in, and it is my only job/career. I love helping women in whatever capacity they need - whether as Doula (birth/postpartum/bereavement), Educator or Placenta Encapsulator, and am accepting bookings for Doula Clients. Encapsulations and Authorized Madriella Workshops for 2017.
My website is www.swillinoisbirth.com