"My son had an unmedicated birth, and I felt incredibly empowered during and after the process... My husband remarked in retrospect that he would have liked to have had Mary Etna be involved in our first birth too! We would both highly recommend Mary Etna to anyone contemplating hiring a doula."
Your personal guide for childbirth
The birth of your baby is an intimate and powerful event. As your birth doula, I will work with your individual needs to provide personalized, compassionate care, helping you achieve a confident and satisfying birth. I take a holistic, evidence-based approach to pregnancy and labor support. This means that I treat each unique individual as a whole - integrating techniques to calm and strengthen both mind and body in preparation for and during labor. I provide respectful, unbiased support, whether you choose a medicated or unmedicated birth, in a hospital, home, or birthing center.
"She was so knowledgeable along the way and a great comfort to my partner who could really be present for the birth and by my side."
I am proud to announce that LifeTree Birth Care is now partnering with Jessica Taffet from White River Birth. We are combining our skills and expertise to bring you the most comprehensive doula care in the area.
Here is what you can expect from your doulas:
Considering Hypnosis for Childbirth?
As a Hypnobabies (TM) Hypno-doula I've received specialized training to support my clients choosing to use self-hypnosis for a more comfortable birthing experience. The Hypnobabies program teaches highly effective "eyes-open childbirth hypnosis” techniques to enable birthing women to remain comfortably in hypnosis while also maintaining full mobility to walk, talk, change positions, or rest, as they choose. To learn more about the Hypnobabies program, click on the image below.
"Mary Etna has a calming presence that helped me immensely throughout my labor."
"I honestly don't think I could've achieved a natural childbirth without her. "
Did you know that scientific studies show that doula care can improve outcomes for both mother and baby?
Read more about the benefits of doula support
Premium Doula Care
Ultimate Birth and Postpartum Support
Basic Birth Doula Support
*Repeat clients: Please contact me for special rates!*
Note: Payment plans are available for all packages. Each package is fully customizable, and individual services are also available "a la carte." I now accept credit card payments via Paypal. Contact me for more information.
I proudly offer doula care for families in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, including: White River Junction, VT; Lebanon, NH; Hanover, NH; Norwich, VT; and surrounding areas.