Reno Doula Project Doulas
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator -
After having two children of her own, Erin changed career paths as life was guiding her towards her passion of supporting other women, especially during pregnancy, birth and in parenting. With her own children, Erin has experienced her child having surgery at 23 hours old, a high risk pregnancy, and a colic baby. Through these experiences, Erin learned there weren't enough resources and community support for women and families. Erin has a passion to support all families but a particular passion is serving families that don't have a lot of support, are facing tough decisions, in addiction or recovery, in tough relationships, and/or just want someone there just in case - which is a beautiful reason to have a doula. That just in case might be decision you face, information that is tough to process in the middle of birth, or just a hand to hold and someone to say - you got this!
She will provide you resources, information and support to guide you towards your choices along your pregnancy and birth. Many decision points can be confusing - it will be her goal to provide you evidenced based information and individualized support without judgement or pressure.
There is nothing more important than choice. Choice gives you confidence, makes you feel grounded, and keeps you connected to your vision of birth.
Your birth, your way.
Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulator -
Birth work has been Alyssa's Dream for as long as she can remember. To her, it's not considered a job doing something you are passionate about. The Greek word 'Doula" means to serve, which it fitting for her. What makes Alyssa happy is making others happy. As a Doula her aim is to provide mothers and families with evidence based information, tools, techniques are care from the heart to help the birthing person have a powerful and positive birth experience. Having 3 children of her own has given her a deep appreciation for every mother and their birth journey and has led her to pursue supporting families in various ways. For fun Alyssa and her family enjoy being outdoors in the sun at the lake, camping, fishing, supporting community events or just staying home baking the winter days away.
Birth and Postpartum Doula -
As a young mother I was able to advocate and support a few home births. This was the beginning of my desire to be of service to mothers, babies, and elders. I am a retired 21-year letter carrier. I was a great service for a lot of people and loved by most. By working in extreme weather and high pressure working conditions these experiences have made me physically and mentally strong.
I cared for my parents at the end of their lives. I have a passion now to care for new mothers and babies in the beginnings of their lives. I believe pregnancy and childbirth is a sacred time to cherish and protect.
As a birth doula I will provide emotional, physical, and spiritual preparation for your birth and after. I will be a resource for you and your family by helping navigate medical terminology and protocols while inspiring trust in you to give birth the way you desire, without judgement.
I believe pregnancy and childbirth is a sacred time to cherish and protect I would be honored to be of service to you as a doula in your sacred time of new beginnings.
Birth Doula, Lactation Educator Cousenlor -
While in High School, Kristin ran cross-country. One of the lessons her coach stressed most often was that sometimes the greatest challenges we face are just as much mental as they are physical. That wisdom has stuck through the years. Her passion for birth began when she was pregnant with her first child. She felt so well supported and encouraged by the people around her. They helped to keep her mental and emotional focus even when things were physically challenging. Kristin has four kids, two born at home with a midwife, one in the hospital with an OB and one in the hospital with a midwife. Kristin has always enjoyed educating and coaching friends in their journey through pregnancy and birth. After her second child, she realized that putting that knowledge to work as a doula or midwife would be difficult with two young children, so she put her passion to use by organizing the Truckee Meadows BirthNetwork in 2008 which helped connect the community to local mother-friendly birth providers and offering free educational meetings. Today, as a DONA trained doula, Kristin encourages women to embrace the mental strength that lies within them and to overcome the physical challenges of the birthing process through education and making informed decisions. Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She also finds joy in serving at church, raising backyard chickens and gardening.
Birth Doula -
Alyssa has always thought of birth as a total surreal, natural and empowering moment in and of itself. Yet upon having her own pregnancy and birth experience and being a nursing student, she found herself researching and studying nonstop as the pull of the birthing field got stronger. Alyssa will provide support spiritually, emotionally, and physically for you and your partner. She will accomplish this by paying attention to your needs, understanding, following intuition, and communicating as a team so that you may bring forth your most powerful and confident self.
Sarah Geo Walton
Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulator, Childbirth Educator -
Sarah grew up around birth and an empowered do it yourself environment.
Supporting others has always been, and continues to be, a large part of who she is. She is interested in paying attention to feelings, needs, and intuition to help you tap into your fierce
birthing self and guide you to realize just how much you are truly capable of. She believes the more you know, the better it will go and is passionate about you feeling informed and empowered to make
the decisions that are right for you and your family.
She knows that every person is different and believe in fully supporting parents in the birth that they know is best for them. Her hope is to find ways to help you release any fears/anxieties and replace them with confidence and assurance.
Birth and Postpartum Doula -
Even before the birth of her son, Sierra has been fascinated by birth. Over the years, she’s become more and more passionate about bringing what she’s learned to expectant families as they prepare to welcome their children into the world. Sierra believes that a laboring person already has all the power they need to birth their baby. As your doula, Sierra’s responsibility is to awaken this power. Her goal is to provide you with physical, emotional, and informational support so you can make conscious decisions for your birth.
Sierra has been fully trained as a Labor and Birth Doula through Cornerstone Doula Trainings, and she is currently in the process of obtaining certification. Sierra is committed to providing compassionate doula care to every family, tailored to their specific needs. She knows that families of marginalized groups face additional challenges, and she is dedicated to facing those challenges in a way that eases the birth experiences of her clients.