Jessica Poppe is a birth doula and childbirth educator serving the Bloomington/Normal area. She and her husband, Matt, have three boys; Isaac (9yrs.), Owen (7yrs.), and Silas (4yrs.). She was trained by DONA international in 2007 and went on to get her DONA certification in 2010. She now trains and mentors other doulas, teaches childbirth classes and is an assistant organizer to the Bloomington Attachment Parenting Group.
Malory Teegarden is a DONA trained birth doula and birth photographer serving Peoria and surrounding areas. She and her husband Jon have three children; daughter Ivory (5yr), son Graham (3yr), and Henry (1yr). Malory teaches Christian Childbirth Classes and also offers placenta encapsulation services.
Hannah Landis, CD(DONA) is a DONA certified birth doula serving the Champaign/Urbana area. She lives in Danville with her husband Drew and their three children; Moses (5yr), Lucy (3yr), and Honora (1yr). Hannah is also currently training to become a La Leche League leader in Danville and will be offering childbirth classes.
Krystal Uppole, LMT is a DONA trained birth doula and licensed massage therapist in Peoria. Krystal owns Three Paths Massage Therapy in Peoria, IL, is currently a member of the Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of Peoria's new group EPIC (Emerging Philanthropists in Central Illinois). She has a beautiful one-year old daughter Isla with her husband Jeff. She is in the process of acquiring her Infant Massage certification as well as her DONA certification.
Jessica Worland is a birth doula and birth photographer. She and her husband, Chris, recently moved to Bloomington/Normal and are expecting their first child in August! After finishing her Master’s in Public Health her focus has shifted from the needs of mothers in Southern India to realizing similar needs of mothers stateside.
Angie Detwiler, RN is a CBI-trained birth doula and registered nurse of seven years serving the Bloomington-Normal community and surrounding areas. She and her husband, Mark, live in Normal with their two children, Braden (3yrs.) and Selah (1yr.).
Marcia Mattern,CD(DONA) is a DONA certified birth doula serving the Peoria area. She has been accompanying women in labor since 2004 and took her DONA training in 2007. She has six children and love recounting their births as well as supporting a woman as she makes her journey into motherhood.
Shannon Bacus, BA, CD(DONA) is a DONA certified doula and Christian Childbirth Educator, a wife of five years, mama to two, a dedicated coffee drinker and Jesus follower. She spends her days taking care of her two lovelies and caring for her home; inspired to make it a place of warmth and comfort for her husband and kiddos. Shannon serves Lincoln, Springfield and the Bloomington/Normal communities.
Liz Richards, CD(DONA) is a DONA certified birth doula serving Decatur and surrounding areas. Liz also teaches childbirth classes, offers placenta encapsulation services, and is the leader of La Leche League of Decatur. She and her husband, Derek, have two sons: Shea and Ashton.