Supporting your birth through calm connectedness, each step of the way.
My name is Erin Megenity. I live on the East side of Milwaukee with my husband and our baby, Elwood. I was born in California, I grew up in nearby Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and I am a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
I trained as a birth doula through DONA International after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia. I have long been drawn to birth work, and I feel passionately about helping women have a positive birth experience.
As your doula, I will spend time getting to know you while we consider your hopes and fears for your birth. These will feed into your personalized birth plan, which will then guide my work during the birth itself. I will provide hands-on comfort measures, emotional and informational support, and a calm, connected presence. I will help to provide the information you need to make informed decisions about your birth, and then support those decisions.
I also believe that partners and doulas compliment each other. I will work to support your partner so they are able to best support you.
Training and Certifications
- DONA International
- Doula training
- Breastfeeding for doulas
- Spinning Babies - Improving fetal positioning for easier birth and reduced chance of caesarean section
- Birthworker Inclusivity Training Series, covering the following topics:
- Basics of sexual pleasure in the childbearing year
- LGBTQ sensitivity
- Kinky and non-monogamous parents
- Compassionate care for survivors of sexual abuse
- Consent and childbirth