Sensitive and sophisticated doula support for your passage into motherhood.

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.

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 close to 150 births, trained as a midwife's assistant, presented at conferences, taught classes 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 and trauma-informed care.

My offices are located at the historic TruLiving Birth Center in Menomonie, where I hold prenatal and postpartum visits, a monthly cesarean & VBAC support group, birth story circles, and more.  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.