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Our Training and Commitment to Excellence

All of our Doulas have a MINIMUM of an Associates degree, in addition to Madriella Doula Certification, and Rushes Apprenticeship Training.

We believe that when you know better, you can do better. To that end, we all have committed to a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education per year. Here is what our Doulas have been doing:


Dana Oakes-Sand MCD, NWPP, IPES, CCE 

 290 Births, Doula since 2003, 200 Childbirth Education Clients

Associates in Veterinary Technology

Associates in Biology/general studies


Apprenticeship in Doula Care

Certified Madriella Birth Doula

Certified Newborn Mothers Postpartum Professional- Ayurvedic Doula

Certificate in Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care

Holding Space For Pregnancy Loss by Amy Wright Glenn

When Survivors Give Birth

Secrets of Baby Behavior Training

Lactation Educator

Microbirth Intro to the Infant Microbiome and Epigenetics

Gena Kirbys Rebozo Certification

Gena Kirbys Cultured Doula Program

Evidence-Based Birth Professional Member

Spinning Babies

State of CT Parents Supporting Educational Excellence Training Program- 40 hours

ALACE Childbirth Educator Training

IPPS Placenta Encapsulation Training

Newborn Mothers 21 day infant sleep solution training


Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training

Serve Safe certification

The Nafsa Project School- Traditional Postpartum Worker training

Patient Care Assistant



Samantha Nebiolo BA, MA, MCD. MCPD  

Masters in Educational Psychology- focus on school counseling

Rushes Doula Apprenticeship Training Program

Holding space for Pregnancy Loss by Amy Wright Glenn

Madriella Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Training

Yale School of Nursing CNM Student Fall 2021





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