Sensitive and sophisticated doula support for your passage into parenthood.

Serving Western Wisconsin

“My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.”

― Nayyirah Waheed

Eau Claire doula Diana Snyder

Welcome!  I'm Diana!

Mother.  Wife.  Doula.  Longtime birth advocate.

Matrescence is my birth & postpartum doula practice serving Northwestern Wisconsin, including Menomonie, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Hudson and the northern Blufflands/Driftless region.

Named for the enormous social and emotional initiation into motherhood, the Matrescence mission is to honor birth and postpartum as the sacred rites of passage they are.

I have been heavily involved in local & national birth advocacy for over 10 years, but my journey as a doula began after the birth of my first son in 2017.  Since then I have attended over 100 births, trained as a midwife's assistant, presented at conferences and taught classes on informed consent for both professionals and consumers, and served as an ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) chapter leader.  Although I am experienced attending all types of births, as both a cesarean & homebirth mom, I specialize in VBAC and out-of-hospital birth.

I look forward to supporting you in your unique journey!

Prepare for a powerful, connected labor and delivery.

I'm Diana, and my passion is better maternity care.