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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information
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: Skokie, IL (Chicago Area) May 19-21, Iowa City June 9-11, Highland Park, IL (Chicago Area) December 1-3. Email email@example.com to request information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
As someone who has primarily led a life of white and cisgender privilege with a few other 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 effective ally for those marginalized or oppressed is a continuous process, not a project to complete. I strive to do no harm.