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Cari Garcia, BS, PN, PHM-C Monitrice/CAHC Practitioner

Birth Miracles Plus Family Foundations


Phone: 414-394-2189

Birth Fee: $375 to $775

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: Free Initial Phone/Skype Consultation. Birth Fee includes 6-12 personal classes on Pregnancy Care and Childbirth Education, 24/7 call for concerns; 3 weeks on-call for your birth; labor support to 1hr after birth; initial breastfeeding assistance; 1 postpartum visit and other services; and is based on household income; with several payment options available; including gift certificates available for purchase. Credit cards also accepted. Low income fee available to those who qualify. Itemized paid statements are provided to submit to insurance, Health Savings Accounts or Flex-plans for reimbursement. Class for your partner to be your birth support if your prefer.Please see website for all services offered. Postpartum: Minimum of 12 hours of service; additional hours can be scheduled. I also provide Complementary and Alternative Health Care Services for Individuals and Families.

Birth Doula Experience: 19 years and 224 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 19 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2001
  • Birth Arts International, August 2016
Type of Practice: Doula agency owner

Clients per Month: 2 to 8 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Columbia St. Mary's; Aurora Sinai; Ascension St. Joseph's and Ascension St. Francis; West Allis Women's Pavilion
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Authentic Birth Center
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Midwife with medical back-up must be in attendance.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Evidence Based Birth; ICEA; Lamaze Trained; PHM-C -Certified Perinatal Health Monitrice (Certifying Organization: Birth Miracles Plus Family Foundations)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • (Pending) - BEC Breastfeeding Educator Certified

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
  • Educ:*Midwife;*RN;*Diploma-Nursing (U.S. Army)*Complementary & Alternative Health*Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. **Acupressure has been shown to reduce the pain of labor; shorten the duration of the 1st stage of labor by more than 2 hours; decrease anxiety and increase maternal-fetal attachment, increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers and reduce the extent of interventions. Acupressure during labor and after birth is backed by studies of the National Institutes of Health.

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby sign language education
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Monitrice services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Therapist or counselor

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

*Partner Member of Improving Birth Coalition (CIMS); *Professional Member of National Perinatal Association; *Member NACPM (National Association of Certified Professional Midwives); *NE Member of AAN (Academy of Neonatal Nursing); *Member of AWHONN (Association of Womens Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing); *Cert. Complementary and Alternative Health Care- ANCC; *CAHCP - Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practitioner; *CSAC- Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor *Developed and Provide the only Certification for Perinatal Health Monitrices in the U.S.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish (fluent)

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Milwaukee, WI
Travel Range: 15 Miles

Birth Availability for Cari Garcia, BS, PN, PHM-C Monitrice/CAHC Practitioner

= Available. Calendar last updated: 2/4/2019 2:21:35 PM

Postpartum Availability for Cari Garcia, BS, PN, PHM-C Monitrice/CAHC Practitioner

= Available. Calendar last updated: 2/4/2019 2:21:35 PM