Barbara Heid Doula Services
I am blessed with a wonderful husband, three talented adult sons, and a sweet old dog.
Academy for Socialwork, St.Poelten, Austria
I am bilingual (English/German). I lived in Austria for many years.
1987 - present: Mother
1999 - present: Postpartum Doula
2010 - present: Birth Doula
I have had the privilege and immense joy of supporting 124 birthing families and 255 postpartum families. (1/1/2017)
I have supported mothers birthing at home, at birth centers (Bryn Mawr Birth Center, Valley Birth Place) and at hospitals (Doylestown Hospital, Abington Hospital, Capital Heath -Hopewell NJ, Einstein Montgomery Hospital, Grandview Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital, Holy Redeemer Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital- Bethlehem and Allentown, Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University Hospital).
DONA International* Member since 2000
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor - Nursing Mothers Advisory Council, 2000
Postpartum Doula Certification, DONA International, 2003
"Baby’s First Massage" Instructor , 2005
Birth Doula Certification, DONA International, 2010
"Touch For Birth" - Advanced Doula Training - Penny Bussell Stansfield - November 2011
"Creating Space: Pelvic Bodywork, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Rebozo"-B. McCollom - April 2013
"Spinning Babies Workshop" - Gail Tully - May 2013
"Comfort Techniques for Midwives and Doulas" - Debra Pascali Bonaro - April 2014
"The Use of TENS during Labor"- Advanced Doula Training - Penny B. Stansfield- October 2014
"Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum" - Birtharts e-learning course - May 2015
"Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss" - Amy Wright Glenn - April 2016
"Acupressure for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum"- Nick Olow - May 2016
Washington DC 2005, Atlanta 2007, Boston 2009, Virtual Conference 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
(*DONA International is the oldest, largest and the most respected doula organization worldwide)