Dana O. | Doula in CT

Rushes Childbirth Education and Doula Service www.rusheschildbirth.com

    Practice overview

    I have been a birth Doula for 18 years, attending my first birth in 2003. I feel honored and blessed to be chosen by a family to support them through their pregnancy, labor and postpartum period… it truly is a transformative time for everyone. My philosophy is that you get to decide how you give birth, and what interventions or not that you use. I’m here to help you make your best, informed choices, do that you can feel confident and secure in the moment. I have nearly two decades and hundreds of births of experience to help you in those vulnerable moments- and knowledge to help if things aren’t moving as smoothly as we would hope. I have been trained in many modalities to help support any birth process.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Care philosophy

    My job is to help you have a safe, supported and empowered birth as you see it for yourself. In the 18 years I’ve been working, I’ve seen everything and know that what works for one family doesn’t work for all- I’m here to help you have YOUR best birth. I’ll use all my skills and experience to help you get there.


    • General childbirth education classes
    • Bereavement doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Massage therapy
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Newborn care
    • Belly binding
    • Placenta encapsulation

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Previous life trauma
    • Special needs babies
    • VBAC

    Care settings

    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • Birth Doula
    • Spinning Babies
    • Certified Placenta Encapsulator
    • Newborn Mothers Certified Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula
    • The Nafsa Project School Tradtional Moroccan Postpartum Doula
    • Components of Care in treating perinatal Mood Disorders
    • Gena Kirby’s Rebozo Certification
    • Secrets of Baby Behavior Professional Training
    • Certified Belly Binder


    Pricing packages

    Birth Doula Care
    $ 2150
    I only accept a MAX of 2 on call birth Doula clients per month to ensure that I will be at your birth, and so that I always have energy and focus for YOU. My pricing reflects lower patient load.
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Postpartum Doula Care
    $ 35 /hr
    In home postpartum doula care is $25-$45/hr

    Overnight Doula Care
    $ 45 /hr
    In home overnight postpartum care. 6 hour max shift.

    Placenta Encapsulation Service
    $ 275
    Placenta Encapsulation Service- I turn your placenta into a postpartum food supplement to aid in your postpartum recovery!

    Moroccan or Standard Belly Binding
    $ 175
    Belly binding to support your body as it recovers postpartum. Belly bind, home visit and Ayurvedic leg massage included.


    Areas served

    • Hudson Valley
    • Western Massachusetts


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