Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
My name is Heather Joy Hawes and I am a birth doula professionally trained through DONA International and providing doula services to expectant mothers in Western Wisconsin and Twin Cities areas. In addition, I am a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I enjoy being around people and hearing their stories. I will say BIRTH stories are my absolute favorite! I love how each story is unique and SO special. For more information please see my website ;)
New Richmond, WI Service range 35 miles
Heather brings a calm kindness to the birthing space. She is light, open and intuitive to the laboring mother’s needs. I labored for 41 hours to naturally deliver a 10 lb 14 oz baby boy. Heather was with me every step of the way. At one point, my contractions slowed and I feared my labor was stalling; she had several tools including sifting my belly that got my labor kick started again. Heather made sure that I stayed hydrated; she encouraged me though different positions as my labor intensified. After my son arrived Earthside, she stayed and brought me a meal and was there right till the end. On top of all that, Heather took professional grade pictures throughout my labor including several candid shots of my husband and I meeting our son. I will forever be grateful for this gift and her presence at our birth.
As a seasoned doula myself, Heather recently served as a backup and 2nd doula for one of my clients. She was fantastic! intuitively knew how to comfort this mother in labor, and effortlessly brought calm encouragement to the birthing space. The nurses thought she was really helpful as well. She's a natural!
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