Hello, my name is Mandi Wagnild, owner of Mandi The Doula Birth Services. I’m a local DONA-trained, CBI-certified birth doula. I am also a breastfeeding and childbirth educator, certified placenta encapsulation specialist, and postpartum doula. I support a woman and her family physically and emotionally during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. I provide my clients with the most up-to-the-minute information and research pertaining to pregnancy and birth and help them organize their thoughts and confidently communicate their feelings to better advocate for themselves. I work directly for you not your doctor or hospital, so my only interest is what’s best for my clients and my information is not biased based on hospital policies or self-interest. I am versatile and adaptable to many types of birth plans and barriers that may impede my clients’ progress to their goals. I’m knowledgeable in virtually all variations of birth including high-risk pregnancies, twins, breech birth, inductions, and cesarean sections. I am very skilled at multi-tasking: I can show Mom positions and techniques to greatly ease labor pain, communicate with her birth partner what he can do the help, and be aware of what the doctor or midwife is doing all at the same time. I am a team-player and never interrupt the birth partner or medical providers performing their duties. I am committed to being whatever my clients need to empower them to achieve the pregnancy and birth that they want. I am very good at working collaboratively, meaning that I can help everyone get what they want by helping them figure out why they want something and how to get what they want in a different manner that is more agreeable to other parties involved. I am a certified lactation educator, so if a birth mother is interested in providing breast milk for her baby and/or an adoptive mother is interested in Breastfeeding with or without a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS), I can help with that. Being a mother is planning to adopt, I understand the intricacies of the situation. Please contact me to see if I can be the right fit for your situation.