Meet the Doulas 

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Melissa Duenas 

Founder of Birth Tribe 

"When not working hard to create community for families and birth workers, I can be found making memories with my husband and our 3 sons. I love meeting new people, planning parties and outings, taking myself out on dates and encouraging my friends to tag along." 


Diane McKenna 

Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula

"I'm a wife/homemaker, a caregiver, a doula and an expecting mama. My loved ones know me as an avid reader/listener. I love sharing - knowledge, experiences, laughter and food!"


Edith Peters 

Birth Doula  

"After the birth of my grandchild, where a doula attended the birth, I knew that this was the career I just needed to do!


Jennifer Porter

Birth Doula 

"I'm a mom to two amazing boys. I love adventure and animals- spending my free time volunteering with a local cat rescue. I'm passionate about helping others feel knowledgeable and empowered in their choices."


Dorie Calos

Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula 

"I’m a mom to 3 of my own biological children, and stepmom to 2 more! I love to be active, social, and LOVE to learn more about everyone I meet. I live up to my Gemini standards, by having an introspective side plus an extroverted side to balance my energy & vibe."


Desirae Whittle 

Birth Doula & Infertility Doula

"I'm a wife, mama, step-mom, and proud infertility warrior. I'm a motherhood advocate, animal enthusiast, a bookworm, and a friend to whomever may need one."


Erinne Bugge 

Birth Doula 

"I'm a tree hugging progressive mom. I love to bake, learn new skills for the homestead, and work on my never ending self care project."

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Jen Kuhnly

Birth Doula  & Postpartum Doula 

"I stayed home and raised my five children and now am so excited to be moving on to the next phase of my life. Being a doula allows for me to take my years of experience, well earned motherly wisdom, and sense of humor to help others on their journey."


Laura Rodenbusch

Postpartum Doula & Birth Doula

"I'm a lover of animals, books, babies and supporting families as they grow. I'm a mom to three wildly extroverted school aged children, and twenty years ago I married the love of my life, who was a German  exchange student at my high school! I'm also a vegetarian, fluent in German, very intuitive and a strong advocate for later school start times for teens. Life is good!"


Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula 

Jennese Birritteri

"I am married to the same black belt I kicked in the head 23 years ago while sparring. We went on to have 6 beautiful children that we are proudly raising in New Britain, CT. When I am not doing all the wife, mom, or doula things, I am doing small acts of kindness, keeping the faith in light and love, singing way too loudly, using my favorite 4-letter words, and drinking too much coffee."


Birth Doula 


"I'm a momma to 1 daughter by birth and 3 sons through marriage. An artist turned crafter that loves local farmers markets, gardening, homesteading,  hiking and cooking for friends and family."


Birth/PP Doula & Childbirth Educ.

Stefanie Trudeau

"I'm a mother of 2 school aged kiddos and love to help things grow- plants, animals, and families. A New England girl for life, I'm a fan of books, hiking, hockey, and a good beach day."


Birth Doula

Kaitlin Gee

"I am a solo parent to two crazy boys and an even crazier dog. I am a massage therapist, with a passion for movement, the outdoors, positive thoughts and an advocate for every family doing what is best for them without judgement."


Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula

Jennifer Edmonds

"I’m a native to CT, mama to my 2 awesome girls and wife to one of my childhood friends! When I’m not tackling my never-ending “to-do” list I enjoy playing with my kiddos, trying new restaurants with my hubby, reading, singing and binge watching my favorite shows."


Birth Doula 

Mischa Hadaway

"I am a loving, bighearted, honest and hardworking, budget conscious fashionista, self-proclaimed foodie, and budding yogi, with a super contagious laugh! You can typically catch me in my kitchen, volunteering at CCMC, or sharing anything I have let it be wisdom, a bit of inspiration, or a plate of something delicious."


Birth Doula & Licensed Nutritionist

Carie Tonovitz

“I have 3 kids and am crazy about travel, cooking, crossfit, and also love reading about food and travel. I have lived all over while traveling with my military husband, and have been lucky to support birthing women from many different cultures."