Sensitive and sophisticated doula support for your passage into parenthood.

Western Wisconsin & the Twin Cities

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

― Nayyirah Waheed

Eau Claire doula Diana Snyder

Welcome!  I'm Diana!

Doula.  Mother.  Wife.  Longtime birth advocate.

Matrescence is my birth & postpartum doula practice serving Western Wisconsin (including the Saint Croix & Chippewa Valleys), and Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

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 offer a range of non-clinical services in my communities, including prenatal and postpartum visits, labor and birth support, information, referrals and advocacy.  As both a cesarean and home birth mom, I specialize in VBAC and out-of-hospital birth, and trauma-informed care.

Matrescence is an inclusive practice.  I strive to provide compassionate, affirming care to people of all identities, faiths and family structures.  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.