CLD (CBI), Evidence Based Birth®Instructor
CLD (CBI), Evidence Based Birth®Instructor
Traci is a wife of 24 years and has home-schooled four children with three in college. She has been serving women and families through their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period in the River Region for 19 years. She is passionate about birth and is committed to educating, supporting, and serving in any way she can to help a family meet their birthing goals. Traci began her childbirth professional education after the birth of her first son, Christopher. Christopher was born with a heart defect and underwent open heart surgery at two months, where Traci was not encouraged to continue breastfeeding. While educating herself during her second pregnancy, Traci knew she wanted this birth to be different. She grew angry and the educational choices in Montgomery, and knew she wanted to one day bring better childbirth and breastfeeding education to her community. She was a teenage mom who was under the impression that her age was the reason she was not provided with the education or support she would have gotten otherwise. Traci is committed to the river region communities in that she has made it a life journey to help provide current, personal, and evidence based information and individualized support to families. Throughout the years of growing in doula work, Traci has educated herself through some wonderful organizations and has learned from amazing people. Not only is Traci serving her area as a doula, but she is also a mentor to her fellow doulas and is an excited new Evidence Based Birth® Instructor. She is excited about the new workshops (here) coming in 2017 for couples and birth professionals to pass on how to help families get evidence based care. Traci also serves in a focus group for breastfeeding at Baptist East and is a member of the Central Alabama Breastfeeding task force. Traci is diligently working to make positive changes in maternity care for all women no matter the birthing choice.
"I have worked with Traci several times when her clients come in to deliver at Baptist East. I absolutely love taking care of natural mommas alongside Traci because she is supportive and encouraging to the patients while remaining respectful of our nursing profession and advice too!! She is always open minded and willing to ask our opinions and seek advice when things are not going as planned or when labor isn't progressing normally!! I truly enjoy working alongside her!!" ~Brentley Greene, L&D Nurse
2001 International Childbirth Educational Association Postnatal Educator lapsed
2002 Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association Postpartum Doula lapsed
2005 Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association Labor Doula and Childbirth Education lapsed
2001-2004 Midwife Assistant
2015 Childbirth International Experienced Doula Certification
2016 Novice Rebozo Certification (Gena Kirby)
2016 Evidence Based Birth® Instructor (more information click here)
Other Studies, Workshops, And Continuing Education:
2015 Hug your baby
2015 Stillbirthday (loss and breavement) workshop
2015 Sacral Carnial Therapy workshop
2016 ROSE (Reaching our Sisters Everywhere) Summit 4.5 CEUs
2016 Spinning Babies workshop 7 CEUs
2016 The Significance of Childbirth to the Birthing Person: Influences of Care and Places of Birth, Penny Simpkin~ 1.25 instructional hours
2016 Evidence Based Birth® Due Dates and Advanced Maternal Age Certificate 3.0 CEUs
2016 Evidence Based Birth® How to help Families get Evidence Based Care 8 CEUs
Crisis pregnancy counseling, Infant loss counseling, Childbirth education, Prenatal counseling and planning, Vbac education and planning, Vbac2, Homebirth, Csection support, Childbirth trauma, and Natural birth support.
As the law in Alabama States, they do not recognize any care provider to assist at a homebirth. Traci will not provide services at this time because of this law. Please contact your legislator if you feel strongly about women needing the option to birth at home safely with a trained care provider.
A doula provides non medical education, support, and information to a mom and family wanting to prepare for the birth she desires. A doula does not provide medical advice, diagnose, or do any clinical services.