About Connie Machan Professional Doula
About information is usually quite boring. If you read on you'll see how starting in America, I traveled to, lived and taught in Africa, came back to America to teach, married, traveled to, lived and taught in Austria and landed in Ireland where I had my first child (see Connie Machan Mother of 3 to the right) became a nurse dreaming of being a Certified Nurse Midwife and ended up in life and death situations as Coronary Care RN and RN Case Manager in a heart and lung transplant unit, and have now finally become a Childbirth International trained Doula. If this sounds interesting, please read on ...
Eventually as my children grew, I became involved in assisting a Midwife with Lamaze Classes and during that time helped a friend have two of her babies naturally with a Midwife in a Birthing Center.
Those experiences headed me to Nursing School with dreams of becoming a Nurse Midwife. Circumstances redirected the arc of my career and after Nursing School a position was created for me, so I ended up in Coronary Care and loved that.
In Coronary I felt quite comfortable and I was even drawn to its intense moments. Finally, after twenty years of bedside nursing, mostly working night shifts, I transitioned into Case Management at Huron Rd Hospital. When that hospital closed I was welcomed into Case Management at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. There I worked with heart and lung transplant patients and on the VIP floor. Again, I was involved in the intensity of life challenging situations .
From Coronary Care into Case Management I was able to maintain a level head and when necessary "dig deep" to figure out quick plans and implement them as creative answers.
A year before I retired from the Cleveland Clinic, my own daughter's pregnancy brought me back to my love of the whole pregnancy continuum. So, after retiring from 29 years as a nurse, I researched all the resources available to me and began studying with Childbirth International to become a Certified Doula.
I believe every woman deserves the comfort, encouragement and support of a Doula for her birthing experience. I know it will give you memories of your own strength, and newfound pride in yourself as a mother!
The Birth Teams I join become Oxytocin* Generators* (see below)
Oxytocin a natural hormone you create enhances your contractions ... Oxytocin is the Bliss Hormone!