About the Doula Cooperative

Our Mission

The Doula Cooperative exists to: 

  • Provide a welcoming community for all doulas and to support one another through continuing education, opportunities for enhancing professional skills, networking and peer support. 

  • Connect our community with high quality pregnancy, birth and postpartum support. 

As professionals, the members of The Doula Cooperative subscribe to a shared code of ethics that informs our practices and ways of working with clients. 

Who We Are

Our membership consists of birth and postpartum doulas from all around Rochester and its surrounding areas. We have doulas who work independently and doulas who work within teams and agencies as well. Our doulas have a variety of experience in supporting families and represent numerous training organizations as well.

 

Our Cooperative was founded in 2000 as a place for professional collaboration, encouragement and education and welcomed new and seasoned doulas alike. We are proud continue that legacy and strive to uphold those values as we grow and expand this crucial work of supporting families in the childbearing years. 

Our Steering Committee

Our Cooperative is governed by a volunteer group of members. The Steering Committee organizes events, maintains relationships with providers and other professionals or organizations that support families in our community, advocates for the rights of birthing people, arranges educational opportunities, and informs members and the broader community of relevant social or legislative issues that impact birthing people and their families.

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Molly Deutschbein

President

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Patrick Boswell

Treasurer

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Julia Sittig

Hospital Liason

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Mindy Class

Calls Coordinator

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Kathleen Mugnolo

Vice President

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Bridget Strub

Member Coordinator & Website Design

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Rebecca Dilley

Community Liason

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Kerela Jones

Member Mediator

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Caitlin Braun

Member Mediator

Monthly Doula Meeting

7 PM

Second Thursday of the Month*

220 Winton Rd. South

*Check the Doula Cooperative Facebook Group for occasional changes to dates or location.

(585) 234-0164

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The Doula Cooperative is committed to the inclusion of individuals and families regardless of age, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, gender expression & identity, sexuality, relationship status, ability, religion and birthing choices and location. All are welcome.