Rushes Childbirth Education and Doula Service - Learning to birth your baby, your way.....
 Meet the Doulas:
My name is Dana Oakes-Sand... Being a Doula is my calling and joy...
I apprentice trained as a doula with my midwife mother and through experience as friends asked me to attend their births. I am also college educated with an Associates and Bachelors degree. Time passed and I noticed that many doulas were coming out of their doula certification programs feeling a little unprepared to practice- I figured there had to be a better way- so I created the Rushes Doula Apprenticeship Program 4 years ago- I have trained two doulas, both of whom work with me! I have attended 100 births and counting, and still am fascinated at this work! I specialize in women with previous life or birth trauma, previous infant/pregnancy loss, VBAC and anxious fathers. I am also a loss and bereavement doula, and can support you through your loss- grief is survivable! When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my five children, husband and in my huge garden! I am also a Fiber Artist and teach crochet technique.
Continuing Education:
Gena Kirby's Rebozo Certification 2016
ALACE/IBWP Childbirth Educator Certification 2010
IPPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training 2015
IPPA Postpartum Specialist Training 2015
                                                                           Madriella Birth Doula Certification 2016






Jessica Brown has been a doula for 4 years. She came to train with me after the birth of her first daughter 5 years ago- when she became fascinated with all things birth! Jessica is amazingly intuitive, kind and gentle- she is very popular with nervous mothers and mothers with PTSD or a history of trauma. She has two beautiful children, and has a special interest in Christian mothers and families, home birth and teen or very young mothers. She loves the color yellow, her husband Ben, spending time with her family and being creative when she gets a spare minute.
Continuing Education:
Rushes Doula Apprenticeship Program 2012-2014
Gena Kirby's Rebozo Certification 2016
                                                                           Holding Space For Pregnancy Loss workshop with Amy Glenn 2015
                                                                          Pregnancy Nutrition Counselor Certification from BAI 2015 (pending)
                                                                          Madriella Birth Doula Certification (continuing) 2016-





Harmony Tanguay, Doula
Harmony is thrilled to be the newest member of the Rushes team. She completed her doula apprenticeship with Dana in the Summer of 2016 and is a credentialed Birth and Bereavement Doula through StillBirthday (certification pending). She is honored to serve women from all walks of life and circumstances, from first time moms to women who are pregnant after a loss.
Aside from doula work, Harmony runs Dog & Pony Design, her own fine art, web, and graphic design firm. She has two adorable sons, and enjoys baby wearing, hiking, art, and spending time with friends and family.
Continuing Education:
Rushes Doula Apprenticeship Training Program 2015-2016
Gena Kirby's Rebozo Certification 2016
Still Birthday Birth and Bereavement Doula Training 2016






























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