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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.  Email for a free initial consultation


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

I have 20+ years as a DONA approved Birth Doula Trainer.
My next live trainings are: December 9 – 11, 2022 in Chicago
and January 20 – 22, 2023 in Iowa City.   
Deep Winter Virtual series, 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.  Contact me for more information about these services. 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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