Michelle Ludwig CD(DONA)
DONA ambassador for the State of Arizona
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator & Placenta Encapsulator
Michelle Ludwig is a southern California native who now hangs her hat and heart in sunny Phoenix AZ. Through following her passion she discovered her calling to be a doula. She believes women are strong, smart and entitled to make their own informed decisions regarding their body during labor. Her goal is to create a safe, calm and serene place for your body and mind while you begin your journey as a parent.
No matter where you choose to bring your baby into the world, Michelle's goal is to support you in the way you desire. Having worked in all the valley's hospitals, birthing centers and with many homebirth midwives, Michelle is experienced in creating the atmosphere that suits you. Maintaining professional relationships with care providers, nurses, and birth professionals is a priority for Modern Mama Doula Services to ensure you have the experience you strive for. From the hundreds of births Michelle has had the honor of attending she draws on her experiences to help you navigate your birth journey. Consider us your travel guide, guiding you through your options and presenting you with evidence based research so you and your partner can make your birth and incredibly empowering experience.
Michelle is passionate about continuing her education, skill set and broadening her knowledge through attending birth workshops frequently. Having the honor of training under Gail Tully, the founder and creator of Spinning Babies, she gained an immense set of skills to help enable good fetal positioning. These positions are an incredibly useful tool to use with clients during their delivery process.Y ou should feel empowered, you should feel blessed and most important you should feel informed. Your Body. Your Birth. Your Baby.
Amber Cummins CD(DONA)
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Amber has lived all over the US. Born in Vermont, lived in Hawaii, and has called Arizona her home for more than 15 years. She's passionate about animals and her family. Elephants are her absolute favorite animal, and she volunteers her time with the elephants at the Phoenix Zoo when her schedule allows it. Being a mother of a wonderfully wild little boy, she spends family time outdoors enjoying all that Arizona has to offer.
When it comes to being a doula, her passion is supporting women and families as they go through the powerful and trying experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. It is of utmost importance to her that the clients feel empowered, validated, supported, and connected with their support team as they begin their roles as new parents.
She truly believes that the level of support we receive during life’s biggest transitions has a tremendous impact on how positively we view our experiences and ourselves.
Amber continues her education through workshops and classes, and constantly keeps up with the most up-to-date, evidence based information on birth and postpartum care.
Patricia Alatriste DONA
Birth & Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulator
Patricia Alatriste is an Arizona native. She has a background in nursing and through life experiences has found her passion as a doula. She loves educating, empowering and supporting families
She believes that options and education are the key to having an exceptional birth experience. Her goal is to always help her clients know about evidence based practices during their pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum period. Helping the laboring women’s partner know how to effectively help the mother during her childbirth experience carries through to her postpartum work when helping new families in home. She believes the “teamwork” for couples begins in pregnancy and continues into the postpartum period. Creating that team atmosphere for her couples is always a priority. From your Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum period and Breastfeeding journey Patricia is here to help. Supporting the birth and parenting experience that you desire is of utmost importance.
Brigit Monahan CD(DONA) PCD(DONA)
Director of Postpartum Services
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Infant Massage Instructor, and Breastfeeding Supporter
Born and raised in Arizona, Brigit has recently moved back to the valley after living in London, UK. She has been working with children and families since the age of twelve and it has always been a number one passion for her. Over the past five years, she has been offering emotional, physical, and practical support as a full time Doula and Newborn Care Specialist traveling all over the globe to work with families from all different backgrounds and cultures.
Families need a variety of kinds of support as they start out on their journeys through
parenthood. Brigit believes it takes a village to raise a baby and is here to join you on
your journey into parenthood and be apart of your team. She enjoys learning and teaching
and will be there to help you every step of the way with up-to-date and evidence based
information as well as practical knowledge. Brigit has experience with singletons, twins,
triplets, breastfeeding, routines, sleep, allergies, reflux, tongue tie, postpartum mood
disorders, thrush, mastitis, circumcision care, eczema, jaundice, cradle cap, weaning,
traveling with infants and toddlers, meal prep and cooking, etc. She tailors each job to the
specific needs of each client in order to support and nurture the mother, baby, and the
Unbiased support for all types of birth in hospitals, birth centers and home.
Excellent relationships and reputation with care providers and nurses valley wide.
Birth Photography Included
Newborn and Maternity Milk bath Photos available
VIP Package Available