Are you pregnant in Madrid?
Are you struggling to understand differences between your home country's maternity care and maternity care in Spain?
Are you living far from family and your usual support system?
Do you speak little to no Spanish?
Are you looking for one-to-one individualized support to prepare for birth and postpartum in English?
If any of that sounds like you, you'll benefit from doula support.
Research shows that women who have doulas experience higher satisfaction in labor and postpartum.
When facing language or cultural differences, benefits of a doula are even more pronounced!
Your birth experience and early days home with baby can be positive, peaceful, and empowering with a doula by your side.
Book a free consultation to meet me, tell me what you're looking for, and learn how I work. We can meet in person or online - whatever's best for you!
I'll be by your side helping you transition smoothly into
“Support and guidance are priceless, and kindness and devotion with which Madison gives them are measureless. If you’ve been moving around, if you’ve faced challenges in life you’re likely to be used to carrying the weight of responsibility on your shoulders.
“It was a pleasure and a comfort to work with Madison. She is understanding, supportive, and knowledgeable. This was my first pregnancy and having Madison there to answer questions and concerns was a huge stress reliever. She was always responsive and made herself available for my needs.
She came to my home and helped me with whatever I needed. At a time where its all about baby, it was nice to have someone concerned about me and how I was doing. I can not recommend Madison enough.”
Find the support you're looking for.
My name is Madison and I'm a
rootless American. Rootless, because my family always moved around when I was growing up (5 states, many more schools and houses!). I say I'm from Seattle, but I'm really from all over. As an adult I've lived for 10 years in Madrid and two years in Germany. I may very well be more from Madrid than anywhere in the US at this point!
Why did I become a doula? It all started when I was 15. I was invited to be present when my sister gave birth to my nephew. It was a formative experience in my life. I saw my sister's strength and the raw beauty of birth.
Now, I have four children of my own and have
personally experienced the importance of true support during the pregnancy and the early weeks home with a new baby each and every time. It
doesn't necessarily get easier with each additional
birth, just new challenges. I had wonderful births and
felt supported and respected. I found confidence and
strength in my body.
I always knew I wanted to work in birth work in some
way, but it became more and more clear the more other moms I met, that I wanted to support women in the transition into motherhood. This transition is
often discussed, but difficult to fully comprehend until you are in the thick of it. Unconditional support during this massive life shift is invaluable.
Besides the usual doubts and challenges many women
face with pregnancy, I also realized women who are
new to Spain need help with the language,
understanding the healthcare system, and more.
Having been in this situation four times myself (three times in Spain and once in Germany), I am
uniquely prepared to support others in the same
I'd love to meet you soon!
Full Spectrum Doula (certified by LuzNatal 2020)
BA in Communication from Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus