Hello! My name is Madeline and I own Bloom Birth Services in Bend Oregon.
I am the birth doula you can look to and know I am invested in you as well as your well being and experience.
I hope to be that support person you can look to and know you are receiving information and encouragement that allows you to birth your baby in confidence. I chose the profession of a doula because I believe it is important for families to have a resource for all the information they desire to make an informed decision that fits their needs. I believe that you should be supported and cared for before and during labor and in those sweet moments after your baby is born. I believe that your hopes and wishes for your birth matter. I believe that how you experience pregnancy and birth matters. At the end of this chapter, I hope you can look back and know that you had options and that your choices were supported.
I am a certified GentleBirth instructor which enables me to offer my clients and community the tools of mindfulness, mediation and hypnosis for their births.
Other things about me: I was born and raised in Oregon. I have four children. Three who were born at home and one at St. Charles in Bend.
I graduated from Oregon State University with my B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. My love for being a doula and all things birth has spurred me to want to study to become a midwife in the future.
Maddy was my doula for my first baby. Little did I know how much I NEEDED a doula. She was knowledgeable, caring and listened truly to what my husband and I wanted and needed. She continues to support me as I learn to be a mother, which has been tough. I think everyone should have a great doula, like Maddy! - Amanda