Ellen is a certified childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and doula. She became a birth & postpartum doula 20 years ago, working in southern Maine. Over the years she became more involved with childbirth education and has found that education is where she wants to devote her time. She does still occasionally provide postpartum doula services with Full Circle Doula Services, where she provides education, guidance, and support to new moms, babies, and families.
Currently, Ellen facilitates the Mothering Circle, a new mother’s support group offered through Maine Medical Center in Falmouth. She has also co-facilitated a postpartum adjustment group at MMC addressing and supporting women with postpartum mood disorders such as depression or anxiety. She is a board member of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance of Maine and was a past board member of Birth Roots and the Seacoast Doula group.