Health Education

Doula Registration: Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee Campus

Why a doula? “If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.” - Dr. John Kennell

Our doulas provide continuous support to birthing families. They bring their passion for birth, resources of their training and experience to empower and assist families to help achieve the healthiest, most satisfying birthing experience possible.

The Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee doulas are trained and certified through DONA International, the world’s leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Many of our doulas hold additional credentials in various areas of pregnancy, including childbirth education and prenatal fitness, making them some of the most valuable and experienced doulas in the profession.

The CSM-Ozaukee doula program is one of the only hospital-based doula programs in the country, where the doulas are “on staff.” Once you register for the program, the doula on call will join you shortly after you are admitted.* The cost to the patient is $75.00.

We have a limited number of doulas so this program operates on a first come, first served basis. Submitting your $75.00 fee holds your place in our Doula Program. Given the unpredictable nature of childbirth, there may be a few additional spaces added each month so you are welcome to sign up for our waitlist. You can contact our doula staff with questions at 262-243-6651 (this number is checked a couple of times a week, so we appreciate your patience).

*Laboring moms must have a negative COVID test result within 48 hours of admission to the hospital in order to be assisted by a doula. (A refund will be issued if needed.)

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
Wednesday
December 1, 2021
Midnight-11:55 p.m.
Midnight-11:55 p.m.

We also want to stress the importance of preparing to breastfeed by reading, taking a class and surrounding yourself with people who will support you in this endeavor. Breastfeeding, while natural, requires some knowledge and encouragement, at times, especially for new moms. This course will help you and your partner with both!