Hi, my name is Cheryl Klugmann. For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to work in this field. The birth of my own two children inspired me and started my journey in supporting families during their birthing process. I now have my own practice, and have an exceptional team that absolutely love being doula’s and helping families bring their birthing and postpartum dreams to fruition as much as I do. I was certified as a DONA birth doula in January 2012. I was also certified as a postpartum doula in July 2019. I most recently became certified as a Lactation specialist as well as certified as a sleep specialist. I am honored to provide my services and feel blessed that I have the ability to work in a field that I truly love!
First thing first, let's get to know each other. We will set up a time to talk for a 30 minute consultation to discuss your ideas for a positive birth experience. If we decide that we make a good team, we will then begin to create a birth plan tailored to your specific needs.
Included in birth package:
Most importantly what you need to know is that I am here to continuously mentor and guide you into parenthood.
What is a doula? The word doula is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning "woman who serves." Today, the term doula refers to a compassionate and experienced individual who guides an individual or family through a significant life transition such as a birth, postpartum. During their work together, the doula provides continuous support to all members of the new family—client, partner, and family. The doula and the family come to share a deep connection founded on the guidance, experience, information, and support the doula provides.
Families who have benefited from professional doula assistance report feeling more positive about their life transitions, achieving greater success with self care, and bonding more strongly as a family, even months later!
When a doula is part of a family's birth team, they can*:
*(Klaus, M., Kennell, J., Klaus, P. Mothering the Mother: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993)
I value your privacy & everything is 100% confidential, your information is never shared I support LGBTQ + families, surrogates and single parents. I support disabled parents, BIPOC, mothers and families. Most of all I support families indiscriminately and I am eager to join yours on your journey whatever that may be!