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Victoria Wilson, doula, sitting with her books on birth smiling at the camera@2x

hello + welcome,

You’re supported here.

The Mother Well serves Central Kentucky mothers as they navigate pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.

What brings you to the Mother Well today?

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Giving birth can be intimidating.

You might wonder if you'll feel lonely, afraid, or unheard when it's time to have your baby.

Or maybe you wonder what labor really feels like, and if you be able to handle it.

Maybe you've heard birth horror stories and are silently petrified that one might happen to you. And what if your partner is overwhelmed by it all?

That’s where we come in.

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Doulas are like your BFF for birth... and so much more!

Doulas have been growing in popularity over the last few decades. The childbearing year is a time when women greatly benefit from being informed, empowered, and comforted.

To be mothered, that they might mother well. Doulas are part tour guide, part personal trainer, and part bestie for your birth. Research consistently shows that continuous labor support, or doulas, is a basic need for those giving birth.

newborn baby Harper Joy swaddled
Welcome your baby with joy and confidence.

Imagine going into labor and working together like the birth dream team I know you are. (Trust me. You've totally got this.)

It truly is possible to look forward to giving birth - and to even have fun while you're at it.

Studies show that parents who hire doulas have increased satisfaction with their births, and healthier outcomes for moms and babies. I - and my clients! - completely agree.

Recent Blog Posts

All About Birth Balls with Emily Wannenburg

If you’ve been pregnant or worked in birth for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the concept of a birth ball. (Or at the very least admired aesthetic birth photography featuring birth balls!) The use of birth balls is widespread these days, but have you truly unlocked their potential? Emily Wannenburg AdvCD(DONA),…

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Addressing Birth Trauma in Yourself and in Your Clients with Krysta Dancy

Did you know Doulas likely have something in common with L&D nurses? Both professions are at a higher risk of secondary trauma and burnout–simply because of our high levels of empathy. Birth Trauma therapist Krysta Dancy-Cabeal, MA, MFT helps birth professionals address trauma in themselves and supports birthing families experiencing trauma. This can’t-miss Doula Well…

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The Beautiful Simplicity of Postpartum Support with Darcy Sauers

As a birth doula, the postpartum period has always felt daunting to me. That’s where the magic of postpartum doulas comes in. This episode is dear to my heart because it features another doula who has been influential in my journey, Darcy Sauers is my business coach! Experienced postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and doula shares…

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