Claire Woods Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator
Claire was born here in Bloomington and hasn’t left! She earned an undergraduate degree in Community Health at Indiana University in 2012, with a focus in Human Sexuality and Fundraising & Development. She had the pleasure of training as a Birth Doula during her last semester at IU. She fell in love with serving laboring women and their families through such a transformative life event. She believes all women deserve access to support through all stages of life, especially pregnancy and birth and feels passionate about supporting a women’s right to the birth she wants and deserves. She attended a Lamaze Childbirth Educators Training in early 2017 and soon thereafter completed her Masters in Public Health focusing in Family Health. When she is not attending births or teaching childbirth education, Claire works as the Operations Manager at Bloomington's local green baby boutique, The Green Nursery, helping new families navigate cloth diapers and baby carriers! She loves riding her bike, painting watercolors, spending time with her sisters, nieces & nephews, gardening, and traveling.
Claire is a Holistic Pregnancy and Birth Doula. She provides support throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postpartum period at home or hospital. Ideally providing clients with support throughout their entire pregnancy journey through to the transformational event of birth. Her birth philosophy combines a passion for honoring the physiology of birth and evidence based practices to support families in the birth that is best for their family. Her goal is to support families in being empowered in the decisions they make as new parents, by tuning into their intuition, and making decisions that leave them feeling happy, healthy, and satisfied with their birth experience.
Katie Glaser Holistic Postpartum Care Provider, Birth Doula
Katie is a Bloomington transplant. A lifelong interest in birth and a desire to assist and support women led her to a doula training. She believes the way we birth and the care we receive has the ability to change the world. Katie gave birth at home in 2017 and her postpartum time was tended to by an INNATE trained postpartum doula; these experiences further solidified her belief that having an empowered labor and birth and a nurtured postpartum period set families up for a smoother (AND ENJOYABLE) transition into parenthood. Seeing and at times, personally experiencing, the cultural / community / government deficit in postpartum education, preparation, support and care, she sought out an INNATE training with Rachelle Garcia Seliga with a strong desire to tend to mothers during this intimate time and begin to normalize a world rich in postpartum care for all families. To stand witness to a birthing woman and new mama, to serve a growing family is a great honor. Katie's loves are spending time with her little family and learning new things. You'll often find her out in the garden, under trees, biking her son around town, balancing stacks of library books or feverishly knitting up little gnome hats.