Annie Hayden, CD(DONA)
Annie grew up wanting to be a midwife, but ultimately chose a different career path in college. She was called back to birth work after her nephew was born in 2013. She completed her birth doula training with DONA shortly afterward, and began attending births, learning through each experience and from the amazing support system found in her local doula colleagues.
Annie believes in the woman’s inherent ability to give birth and is educated in the normal, physiological process of birth. She also believes every woman deserves to birth the way she wants to and to be treated with respect regardless of any decision she makes. She provides women and families with resources and information about the options available and stands solidly beside them as they navigate through the transformational experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.
Annie also decided to go back to school to finally become a midwife; she is currently taking pre-requisites with the hopes of entering a midwifery program in 2017. She works for a retired homebirth midwife, distributing educational materials and resources to women around the globe.