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Bobbi Thompson

Guardian Angel Birth Services

Website: http://guardianangelbirths.webs.com/

Phone: (608) 359-9409

Birth Fee: $850 to $900

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: Complimentary Consult! Package deals on Classes, Birth and Postpartum Doula Services. Discounts for teens, single moms, unemployed, military, re-peat clients and students from my holistic childbirth & parenting classes. I provide comprehensive services for families seeking evidence based education and intuitive and nurturing care through the beautiful yet challenging milestones of pregnancy through postpartum. My services are well worth your investment!

Birth Doula Experience: 19 years and 59 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 19 years and 85 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2001
  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), June 2004
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 3 births and 0 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non smoking environmemt
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Non smoking environment

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley
  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)
  • Brio

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Maidens by His Design Educator

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have over 19 years of experience and developing my skills of professional, comprehensive, evidenced-based education as well as intuitive advocacy and nurturing care. I've educated and/or provided care to over 270 families before, during and/or after their births! I also help prepare our young daughters for their milestones of womanhood. I am the mother of 10 and have a deep love for everything Birth, Baby and Motherhood! My goals are to Educate and Empower families to make Informed Decisions regarding their health. I want to support you through these milestones for safe, satisfying and nurturing experiences. Emphasis is placed on effective and positive communication skills, evidenced based care thereby avoiding unnecessary medical interventions and other factors that influence our bodies negatively. I provide services for young girls, women, and families in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Contact me for a complimentary consult! Areas of Expertise include: Holistic Education and Support regarding Nutrition, Fitness, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Parenting, Infant Care, Cycle regulation, and Womanhood. I offer both private and group classes. Birth and Postpartum Doula Care. I am also a Christian so I can offer perspective and resources from a biblical perspective IF that is your desire! Other Skills: Team Leadership, Event Coordinator, Fundraising, Public Speaking, Group Leader, Business Manger, Natural Health, Childbirth, and Pro-Life Activist in the community, Personal Consults and Group Classes. Doula Services for both Labor and Postpartum, Infant Care and Lactation Support. Mother/Daughter Maidenhood Classes. Blessing Gods Way Celebrations.Facilitator Provide Resources and Referrals.

Languages spoken: English and working through ASL

Client Testimonials for Bobbi Thompson

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Sarah Petersen

My husband and I attended Bobbi’s childbirth classes and were very impressed. She was very knowledgeable and provided information that helped my husband and I make as informed decisions about the birth of our second.
We decided to hire Bobbi as our doula after a very traumatic birth experience with our first and knew we wanted it different this time. She was incredibly helpful during my labor and accepting send encouraging of all the choices I made. I believe that the information that we learned in her class and the exercises that she guided us through in labor helped us a lot to have our successful VBAC even in a hospital setting where cesareans are prevalent. Not only was the labor support helpful to myself and my husband, but her role postpartum doula was great. Many times, mothers are forgotten about after they give birth and she made sure I did not feel that way. She was able to give me support, tips, and resources to help guide me through my recovery. I highly recommend both her class and her doula services!

Posted 11/5/2019

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Alexa Grafft

We are so lucky to have Bobbi in our community. My husband & I both highly recommend the class series to everyone. It was worth every penny. The class series have helped our family lay the foundation for a healthy family life; a family that is a team & communicates openly about each others needs with grace & dignity instead of fear & judgement. Bobbi's direction & guidance regarding pregnancy, labor, delivery, & infant care inspires new or experienced parents to take accountability for their choices and empowers couples to feel confident & informed in those decisions.

Posted 12/10/2018

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Ella Dean

Bobbi is the most qualified person there is for anything related to childbirth! Not only is she the leader of the Rock County LLL and an experienced mom, but she is a childbirth educator and doula as well! I attended her childbirth education classes, and was impressed with the amount of time and effort she dedicated to constantly updating her materials. My husband even enjoyed the classes, and afterward would rave about the amount of knowledge he gained! As a postpartum doula, Bobbi provided an invaluable service to me. Not only was I a first-time mom, but also new to Wisconsin. I did not have family and friends to support me during that period. She helped us with breastfeeding (her advice to buy breast shells changed our experience for the better), weight checks, washing dishes, folding clothes, preparing meals, and so much more! Sometimes she would just hold the baby and entertain her while I took a shower--I don't know what I would have done without her! In between visits, I could text her with questions and she would respond right away! Even after the visits, I reached out to her regarding my low supply and she assisted me with information on increasing it. There is so much more that I could say about Bobbi Thompson, but I will summarize this review by saying that she is a wealth of knowledge and trusted resource for childbirth. I highly recommend Guardian Angel Birth Services, and will be a customer again (Lord willing) if I have another baby!

Posted 10/13/2018

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Sarah Hillman

Quality education that is unbiased and evidence based can be hard to find, however, Bobbi's class does just that. As a doula and mother I looked forward to her classes every week so that I could gain more from her vast knowledge and experience. Her classes cover everything from pregnancy nutrition, excersizes, and what to expect from your care providers to breastfeeding and handling the postpartum period. She gives undless resources and material to study and use. When you are finished you feel informed and confident in making the decisions that work best for you. I highly recommend her classes and services to anyone that wants a satisfying and empowering birth!

Posted 3/15/2018

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Jordan Thiering

As a new mom and a doula, I took Bobbi's class. The birth classes offered in our area hospitals are not only very mainstream, but also not evidence based and very medicalized. It's very disheartening for mom's wishing for a natural birth! I was so excited to learn about Bobbi's holistic class as it's much more my style! Not only does she have incredible birth and childcare knowledge from her personal life, but she's a wealth of information of everything from pre-conception to nursing, fertility awareness and birth control methods, hospital policies and procedures, prenatal screenings, holistic medicine and sooo much more! I also like that while taking her class and talking to her face to face, she's very personable and REAL! I highly recommend her class and if possible, hiring her as your birth or postpartum doula! You won't be disappointed!

Posted 1/17/2018

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Amanda Hookham

We took Bobbi's birth class. It was great information that covered everything from nutrition, to exercise, labor stages and relaxation techniques, interventions, newborn care, breast feeding and post partum care. Bobbi has a lot of resources and great information to follow up with if you want more on certain topics. I highly recommend this class to get ready for parenthood all around! 

Posted 1/15/2018

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kara bryn

I was so glad that I took Bobbi's class.  My husband and I had no idea what labor was going to be like prior to taking her class.  After the class we felt much more prepared.  The information we learned was invaluable to have during the birth.

Posted 1/5/2018

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Becky Hurley

Having Bobbi as a Doula made my crazy birth experience much better than it would have been without her. She is the pregnancy/birth/postpartum support system you think can live without but you can't. She has so many tips and tricks for anything pregnancy/birth/postpartum related and anything with babycare & momcare. Working with Bobbi has positively affected my birth and post partum experience times a million! I decided at 20 weeks that I wanted to do a home birth, then at 30 weeks decided to hire Bobbi for her Doula services. We went to 2 classes before an unexpected partial placental abruption and baby came via cesaren at 35 weeks. It was a complete turn around from what I had hoped for. I was in the hosptial 17 days! Bobbi came to the hospital several times, talked with us about options and tips to try and in general helped me mentally stay calm. She brought me bone broth and kefir to try which was so sweet! Afterwards, she came to our house and helped teach us more about what we missed in in her classes. I learned so much! It was so nice to have her to ask questions to and call to call when I needed to talk to someone. I wanted to give up pumping/attempting breastfeeding at 3 weeks and now I can say at 7 months pp I'm still going strong and breastfeeding is going well. It was a long process and I'm so glad I had Bobbi as an advocate. I will hire her again for next baby for sure!

Posted 7/10/2017

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Kaia Calhoun

Bobbi was a pillar of strength during my birth.  I was in active labor for 21 hours and I swear the looked as fresh and bright eyed when she arrived at 2am to when she left around 6pm.  I hired Bobbi because of her personal experience with 9 home births all including back labor.  My first birth experience was an excruciating 3 day back labor experience so a doula to help with back labor was definitely a primary goal.  She did just that.  Throughout my labor she had so many awesome tools and ideas to aid my progress.  She was ever gentle and present but never bothered me or stressed me out.  I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone looking to hire a doula!

Posted 3/30/2017

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Elyse Midas

I cannot say enough about Bobbi and the extensive knowledge she shared with my husband and I throughout our child birth classes! Being my first pregnancy I knew I had a lot to learn and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher! I feel much more prepared for labor, delivery, post-partum care, and breast feeding after our 6 week course with Bobbi. She is always so full of energy and she made every class exciting! i am so thankful my husband and I took these classes and I am more confident as my due date approaches knowing all the skills I learned! 

Posted 1/16/2017

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Anna Teichen

My husband and I took Bobbi's Holistic Childbirth class in preparation for our first baby. We chose this class because Bobbi was highly recommended by our midwife and she was willing to be very flexible with our busy schedule. It was worth every penny! Bobbi is incredibly experienced (having 9 children of her own) and extremely educated. She gave us much more than a hospital class or seminar could have offered and her materials were very well-rounded, covering everything from prenatal preparations and labor to postnatal and infant/toddler care. She gave us time for instruction, discussion, and hands-on activities every week. She was always willing to answer questions and tailored classes to meet our specific needs and concerns. Whether you are planning for a home or hospital birth, she will work with your needs and set you up for success. You can tell she spends a lot of time and care in putting together resources and lessons and truly cares about her clients. We walked out of her classes feeling personally supported and cared for. We really enjoyed the class and are so thankful to have Bobbi as a resource and support through the whole process. She truly was a blessing and an answered prayer for us. We would highly recommend her services to any friends and family!

Posted 10/21/2016

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Candy Warner

We took Bobbi's birthing classes with both of our boys. They helped prepare my husband & I for the birthing  process & allowed me to have 2 successful natural births. Not only were we happy with our classes Bobbi was also a big help with postpartum, breastfeeding & Doula support. She answered any questions we had about breastfeeding with a baby in the NICU & never seemed bothered by what seemed like an endless amount of questions.  So thankful we chose Bobbi to help with our births. 

Posted 9/16/2016

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Becky Wilson

Bobbi was my doula for my first natural birth.  Her support was invaluable and I credit her comforting words and strong physical support to my amazing experience.  We took birthing classes from her beforehand and felt like she covered every topic we needed to know about and was a wealth of information.  

Posted 8/4/2016

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Ashley Ranum

My third child Ashton was born on October 12, 2015. I knew something wasn't right with nursing from the very beginning. I had immediate pain from the time my son latched on to nurse and some times for hours after. I asked the nurses and the pediatrician to evaluate his latch and everything appeared to be normal. Being that this was my 3rd time as a nursing mother and knowing that nursing is a top priority of mine, I knew I had to do something. I started researching and came across tongue ties in infants. Once I saw that the pain matched what I was reading online, I went to a local mom group for advice. Bobbi immediately replied and was so knowledgable. She came out of her way to come to my house to check my son's tongue tie. I felt such a relief when she got to my house and had gloves, hand sanitizer, etc. I only say this because it made me feel comfortable that she was so prepared and following healthy guidelines. She checked my son's latch as well as for any sort of ties. She immeditely noticed he had a tongue tie. She stayed for a while after and answer my million questions. When she left I had almost everything answered. I knew how to relieve the pain, what my next steps should be, and what this means in the future. It took me a while for relief and to get everything taken care of, but on multiple occastions I would message Bobbi for help, advice, support, etc. She was always willing to help. I should mention that this was for  no charge. She only helped because she has a passion to help other mothers. In addition to helping me maintain my nursing relationship with my son (9 months and still going strong), she has helped a lot of ladies in the local mom to mom group. If someone needs advice or suggesstions and wants to go with a more natural route I think I speak for everyone when I say that Bobbi is the one to go to and trust for advice! 

Posted 7/29/2016

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Olivia Backstrom

I first met Bobbi when I was pregnant with my first child in 2009 and I attended her 8 week natural childbirth class. It was so informative on all aspects of the birth process, exercises to keep baby in a good position, coping mechanisms, lactation, and postpartum and newborn care. It was especially informative for my husband to understand best how to be my support during the birth experience and we both appreciated the wealth of knowledge we learned from that class and I felt so much more confident in giving birth to my first child!

After our class, I decided to hire Bobbi to be my doula. My labor ended up being very fast for a first time delivery and it was because of what we learned in her class that my husband knew to call the midwife STAT since I was in denial of how far along I was. I was so grateful when she arrived and to have her soothing calm presence and wisdom of experience there helping me cope and applying counter pressure especially since my baby came much quicker than I ever anticipated!

I also used her for my second and third child which were similar labors but faster. She always knew exactly what to say and her soothing presence helped me get through. She was also such a help with the postpartum period! She especially believes in mothering the mother so she can best care for her new baby and she has always brought meals, helped with breastfeeding issues, and even took my kids to the park so I could focus on my newest baby! She goes above and beyond and is such a blessing! Her passion for all things birth and mothering come through her every word. I wouldn't hesitate to hire her again or recommend her to anyone!

Posted 7/29/2016

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Erika Edwards Petter

My boyfriend and I took Bobbi's childbirth class to prepare for our upcoming birth this September, 2016. Bobbi was extremely knowledgable in every aspect of childbirth, as well as pregnancy and post partom. The information she shared with us also came with many great resources supporting the facts she was teaching us about. If there was ever a question we had that she didn't have an immediate answer for, she took the time to research and share with us what she found. She's very quick to answer any questions outside of class time as well, which was very comforting with all the changes happening during pregnancy. I would recommend Bobbi's services to anybody who is planning to get pregnant, currently pregnant or who has recently had a baby. With her knowledge and caring personality, she has a lot of great services to offer during such an important time in ones life. 

Posted 7/28/2016

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Jesse Beernink

Bobbi Thompson has been a family friend of ours for nearly 5 years. We have been honored to have her services at the birth of our 2 boys births (she would have been at all of them had we known her sooner). Bobbi is committed to getting the birth you want and she is willing to do whatever she needs to ensure that happens. This could be helping mama relax and think of soothing, positive thoughts or reminding her that through each contraction it is leading to blessing at the end. 

One of things that I appreciate about Bobbi and her birth services, as the father, is that she doesn't feel she has to be "front and center". Bobbi will be the first to step up wherever she is needed. This could be "front and center" but we've seen Bobbi do far more for us than just being next to mama. Bobbi has helped all of us calm our nerves when its "go-time" by helping make everything going so naturally and smoothly. Her kindness and selflessness helped me out, as the dad, because I knew I could solely focus on my wife and I could take full confidence everything else was taken care of. Bobbi knew our birth plan and how we wanted the birth to go. I specifically remembering looking up while I was with my wife and seeing Bobbi working diligently on certain things she knew we wanted part of the birth. 

We know she loves and cares for us because we are such great friends but I take full confidence that if we weren't as close as we are as friends, that Bobbi would still care for us like we were family because she loves helping families experience the best birthing experience they can. We have many great memories from our births, Bobbi and her services helped intensify these memories of positivity and success. Bobbi has a love for birth and building real, loving relationships with moms. I would strongly suggest and recommend Bobbi for your next birthing experience not just because she's my friend but because of her professionalism and sincere care.

Posted 7/28/2016

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April Stevenson

I worked with Bobbi to have a home birth with my 3rd child.  It was a VBAC since my first two were by C-section.  I can't beging to express how grateful I was to have her by my side.  I had hired her not realizing the name of her business and all through the birth and after I just thought to myself what an Angel!  She felt like a vessel God was using to give me just what I needed at the time.  She seemed to understand what I needed to hear, when I needed to be touched, when I needed encouragement and when I needed to change or shift in a different direction....mentally, physically and spiritually.

She was such a blessing to me and certainly made my experience memorable.  I was so glad that I valued myself enough to push thru my resistence and my husband's....thinking we could do it by ourselves.  What a Godsent she was to have with me thru the process and I now count her so close to me for having gone thru such a moving experience.  If I would not have had here there, I definitely would have missed out on her minstry to me and my child and my family.  What an amazing woman she was and is today!

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Posted 7/28/2016

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