About Johanna Hatch, CD, CCE

 My philosophy as a doula and educator is to support the normal, physiological processes of birth and breastfeeding, be a source of evidence-based information, and provide physical and emotional support throughout the birth process.  My foremost concern is to help my clients have positive and informed experiences, and help connect them with the community resources they desire.


My name is Johanna Hatch.  I have been married since 2007 and gave birth to my first child, Liam, November 2009.  Throughout my pregnancy, I read and researched natural childbirth, attended childbirth education courses, and was very grateful to have a natural, low-intervention birth with the support of my spouse and the care of the wonderful midwives at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

My desire to be a doula and childbirth educator comes from my interest in women’s health and my passion for advocacy and empowerment born from working with immigrant women and survivors of domestic violence.  I believe in your ability to make healthy decisions for yourself and your child, and will work to support you in the ways you desire.

I received a BA in Peace Studies with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from the College of St. Benedict.  I am currently a student in the Associate's Degree in Nursing program at Herzing University.

Training includes:

Certified Doula, Birth Arts International 

Certified Childbirth Educator, Aviva Institute

Neonatal Resuscitation, newbornbreath

Perinatal Fitness Educator, ICEA

La Leche League Leader

Strength and Comfort in Labor Using the Rebozo

Breastfeeding Educator (in progress), Birth Arts International

Postpartum Doula (in progress), MaternityWise


Doulas of South Central Wisconsin

International Childbirth Education Association

Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants

Community Service:

Small Miracles Volunteer Doula

Childbirth Educator, CareNet of Dane County

La Leche League Leader

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