Michele Bailey-Flood, CD(DONA)
A homeschooling mother of four, Michele's personal birth experiences have included a cesarean birth and three natural VBACs. She has experience in breastfeeding education and is trained in Teen pregnancy support. Michele is a DONA Certified Doula as well as a member of CAPPA.
"Birth should empower women, help them feel strong and capable...not vulnerable or victimized as so often happens. This empowerment can stretch to all aspects of our lives, not just the birth process" -Michele Bailey-Flood, CD(DONA)
Charlene Chartier, ALACE Trained Doula
Charlene is a homeschooling mom of five whose personal birth experiences range from a medicated induction to a natural, unmedicated birth. Having recently finished her training with ALACE, she is currently working towards her doula certification. Charlene is also a member of Operation Special Delivery which provides volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners are deployed at the time that they are due to give birth.
"I believe that birth is a natural process that each woman possesses within herself and that it is her strength that empowers her during her journey into motherhood." -Charlene Chartier