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Jo Ann Bishop
Doula
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 years of experience
5.0
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About me

As a professional certified birth and postpartum doula, Jo Ann Bishop supports birthing families as they prepare to welcome their baby. Prenatal visits include comprehensive childbirth education, and practicing of comfort measures and laboring positions so you are well prepared for your birth. Attention is also given to postpartum planning preparation so bringing your baby home flows as smoothly as possible. Virtual support is available for visits, labor and birth. I am sensitive to your vision for your birth and serve you without my own agenda, to support you through labor and birth. I bring mature experience to a sacred event in your life. My support style is to provide you evidence based practices for comfort and care. You are entitled to a physiologic birth mindset in every setting, be it hospital or birth center. Having loving support throughout your labor can make a profound difference in your satisfaction with your birth. As a Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner, I will guide you in ways to empower yourself with daily activities, body balancing and smart birth positions for a more comfortable and confident birth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (1978)

Certification and training

Birth and Postpartum Doula Certification DONA International (2020)

Certified Body Ready Method Pro (2022)

Memberships and affiliations

C.A.R.E. Network

Certified Birth Doula DONA International

Certified Postpartum Doula DONA International

Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

Institute for Breastfeeding and Lactation Education (IABLE) Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion

Spinning Babies Aware Practioner

Unlearning Racism: YWCA Tools for Action Course

Certified Body Ready Method Pro

Credentials
BA CD (DONA) PCD (DONA)
Specialties
Babywearing Birth and Lactation Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Infant Care Labor Doula LGBTQ+ Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Newborn Prep Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Prenatal Care Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Adoption
Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Service introduction

Birth with confidence with experienced doula support.

Packages
Complete Birth Doula Support
Prenatal preparation including three visits to prepare you for birth: childbirth education, comfort measures and laboring positions, and preparing for postpartum visits. Attendance at your labor and birth to support you and your partner. Includes a personalized Body Ready Method alignment assessment to prepare your body for a more efficient birth. One postpartum visit within two weeks after birth.
$1,350.00
USD Flat rate
Postpartum Support
Customized packages to meet your individual family needs.
$30.00
USD Per hour
Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
2
5.0

Jo Ann is truly one of a kind! I knew I wanted to work with a doula before I was pregnant, I could have never imagined the difference this would make throughout my pregnancy, labor/delivery and postpartum. She was such a gift in this special time in our lives! She has such a kind, compassionate and loving spirit coupled with extensive knowledge based in science and experience. We don’t know what we don’t know and having a professional there to equip me, empower me and care for me was priceless in my journey to becoming a mother. In addition to her knowledge and expertise, she also recommended multiple resources that helped in various capacities. I wish all women could have access to such quality support. It has made such a difference for me. She is amazing!

- Ashley P.

5.0

I am so grateful to have had Jo Ann’s guidance and support throughout my first pregnancy. I knew I wanted to supplement the guidance and knowledge I’d get from my ob/gyn with that of a doula and Jo Ann was a perfect match for my husband and me. She introduced me to the Spinning Babies movement series which I greatly credit in helping me stay active during my pregnancy and for helping prepare my body for the type of birth I wanted to have. Knowing that my husband and I had Jo Ann just a phone call away throughout my pregnancy and childbirth and in the post partum period gave us both a great sense of relief. She helped us bring our son into the world in an informed, confident manner and I am forever grateful to her.

- Andrea S.