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."

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."

Our Locations

Birth Tribe by Hilliard Mills

642 Hilliard St #1209 Manchester, CT 06042

Birth Tribe by Bhatki Center CT

750 Rear Main St Willimantic, CT 06226

Birth Tribe by The Well

495 Blake St Unit C New Haven, CT 06515

Birth Tribe West Hartford 


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Created by Melissa Duenas for Birth Tribe LLC 

Connecticut Birth Doulas, Connecticut Postpartum Doulas, Connecticut Childbirth Education, Connecticut Doula Training, Postpartum Support Groups, Pregnancy, Birth, Childbirth, Natural Birth, Cesarean Support

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