Why I Love Being a Doula
All of my drawings as a little girl were of me being a "baby nurse", so I love to say I was born to be a doula! The dream became a reality when I was able to be my sister's support person at the birth of my nephew in 2005. Seeing the miracle outside of my own birth experiences, and seeing how my role impacted a baby's entry into the world in a beautiful, empowering way is amazing and indescribable!
My first birth experience having my son felt traumatic, greatly because I did not have anyone helping or guiding me, but the births of my two daughters were peaceful and positive ~ both situations inspire me in my practice!
I leave each birth incredibly honored to have been invited to attend such a miraculous, intimate, and transforming event for families. It is a moment you will remember forever, and will be highly impacted by amazing birth support and a satisfying experience!
I'm beyond blessed to be doing what I was created to do!
In addition to her passion for expecting families in Lincoln, Nebraska, Mandi is especially proud to be Mom to Kaedyn (24), Madi (18) and Korynne (16).
In that rare spare moment outside of enjoying her life with busy kids and all things birth-related, she also enjoys learning about essential oils and holistic family health, spending time with family & friends, dancing & music, kayaking, and gardening.
“Mandi is so accomodating, so personable, and truly demonstrates a passion for her work. My husband and I felt instantly comfortable when we met her. Mandi exudes joy and passion. In the weeks leading up to our birth, she provided incredibly valuable suggestions and encouragement. She helped me throughout the labor process, reassuring me that my body and my baby were doing exactly what they needed to do, and was an excellent support to my husband and me. Her established relationships with the midwives allowed trust and joy to flow throughout the room as we welcomed our baby. We had a wonderful experience working with Mandi, and highly recommend her Doula services to local families!”
Fifteen years of experience and 500+ families served!
The doula heart :: I have a passion for loving on pregnant mothers and their families as they bring their baby into the world. This is best represented by emotional and physical support, advocating and information, empowering, and priceless care.
Long-standing Member and Certification through Doulas of North America (DONA), the largest doula organization in the world with the highest standards of certification, conduct and ethics.
Rebozo Certified (2013), and in process of Master Rebozo Certification.
Spinning Babies Professional Training
Certified Reiki I Practitioner for energy therapy.
I focus a great deal of my continued education in the areas of holistic and energy work, lactation support, managing complications, evidence-based research, and calming techniques.