Sensitive and sophisticated doula support for your passage into parenthood.

Serving Western Wisconsin & Saint Paul, MN

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

― Nayyirah Waheed

Eau Claire doula

Welcome!  I'm Diana!

Doula.  Mother.  Wife.  Lover of nature, food and good books.  Home birth and midwifery enthusiast. Longtime birth advocate.

Matrescence is my birth & postpartum doula practice serving Menomonie, Eau Claire, Baldwin, River Falls, Hudson WI and Saint Paul, MN. Named for the enormous social and emotional initiation into parenthood, 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 preconception consults, prenatal and postpartum visits, labor and birth support, information, referrals and advocacy, and pregnancy loss support.  My service area spans from Greater Eau Claire to Minneapolis.  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.