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Transformative Passage Doula Care


I’m Rachel Dolan Wickersham. I’m a registered nurse, Certified Professional Midwife, DONA certified doula, doula trainer, Lamaze certified childbirth educator, certified lactation specialist and doula program consultant. 

I provide culturally thoughtful care and consultations in Chicagoland, Eastern Iowa and the surrounding Midwest.  I would be honored to walk beside you on your journey into birth.

Transformative Passage Doula Care

Birth Doula Care

I have 30 year of experience assisting families in preparing
for and going through their childbirth experience.  I offer prenatal consultations, birth planning sessions, labor support and postpartum care.  For a free one-hour consultation Email

Transformative Passage Childbirth Class

Classes for Parents

I’m a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Specialist.  I offer private childbirth preparation and lactation preparation classes.  Classes can be live or virtual, over-view or in-depth. They are tailored to your needs. Email for information 

Transformative Passage Birth Services Doula Training

Birth Doula Training

Come explore the Doula path!  I offer training and mentorship. I’m a DONA-approved trainer, having taught more than 900 doulas over 20+ years.  Midwest 2023 Workshop schedule: Chicago area  June 9-11,  December 1-3,   Omaha  April 28-30,  Des Moines  July 7-9,  Iowa City  September TBA 
Email to request information.

Transformative Passage Doula Care

Doula Program Consulting

Community-based doula care is a growing field.  I have twenty years of experience in training and mentoring community-based doulas and their supervisors. As a nurse, I offer clinical advisory services to their programs.  For more information, Email


As someone who has primarily led a life of white and cisgender privilege with a few other small intersections, I am dedicated to working toward a better understanding of my privilege, my biases, and my self-expression. I value truth, kindness, equity and inclusion and above all, the voices of others sharing the stories of their lived experiences. Becoming an ally for those marginalized or oppressed is a continuous process, not a project to complete. I strive to do no harm. I am in process.   

Rachel Dolan Wickersham, MSN, RN, CPM, LM, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, CLS

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