Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective

The Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective is comprised of professionally trained end-of-life doulas, and doulas in training from St. Louis and its surrounding area who serve the dying and their families. We educate the public, health care providers, and individuals regarding end-of-life care and the role of the end-of-life doula. We expand our knowledge, collaborate, and provide a community of support for one another. The Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective welcomes all who care about end-of-life and seek to empower those who are dying and their loved ones.

Mission

The mission of the Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective is to transform the end-of-life experience through awareness, collaboration, and advocacy.

End-of-Life Doulas are:   

  • Non-medical
  • Family-centered
  • Advocates for the dying
  • Emotionally supportive
  • Pragmatic and well-resourced
  • Holistic
  • Non-judgmental
  • There to honor and support patient and family decisions & decision-making
  • A complement to hospice care

End-of-Life Doulas may offer the following:  

  • Help with end-of-life planning, which may include green burial or home funeral
  • Support from initial diagnosis through bereavement
  • Sitting vigil with the dying and their loved ones
  • Assistance with advance care planning
  • Education, information and resources
  • Addressing concerns of both client and family (i.e.: fear, dread, death process)
  • Building a network of support
  • Provide comfort before and after death
  • Assistance with life review
  • Respite or overnight care
  • Household Support
  • Personal care

Each end-of-life doula’s practice will differ based on their areas of expertise.

Ethical Standards

The Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective is committed to a set of ethical standards. These standards are relevant for end-of-life doulas regardless of their professional functions, the settings in which they work, or the populations they serve.

These standards give the public and healthcare organizations an understanding of the ethical principles and practices that guide the professionally trained end-of-life doula. They are important when ethical uncertainties arise in the performance of end-of-life doula services to a dying person and their loved ones.

 

Choosing an End-of-Life Doula

Questions to consider:

  • Does the doula have the availability to offer what is needed?
  • Will the needs of your loved one and family be met by the services offered?

Additional factors that may influence your choice:

  • Gut feeling
  • Training & background

What does an End-of-Life Doula Cost?

  • Prices vary depending on services and needs – inquire with the individual doula
  • If you are an organization interested in a set number of hours per week, please contact doulas individually  

Further Information and Resources:

St. Louis and Surrounding Area

 

Phone Number

Email

Business Name

Website

Social Media

Joan Bretthauer

314-878-3927

joan@aceendoflifedoula.com

ACES End-of-Life Doula Services

www.aceendoflifedoula.com

ACE End-of-Life Doula Services (facebook)

Kim Burgess

618-702-9160

Kim@ComfortingTransitions.com

Comforting Transitions, LLC

ComfortingTransitions.com

https://www.facebook.com/ComfortingTransitions

Alisha Daniels

706-566-4476

Alishadaniels989@gmail.com

 

 

 

Mike Elliff

314-412-9867

bdywrkr8@gmail.com

 

 

 

Belinda Enriquez-Sanchez

636-409-4686

doula@sacredroads.org

Sacred Roads LLC

sacredroads.org

@sacredroadsllc (instagram)

Kristina Golden

314-312-8215

goldenginkgodoula@gmail.com

Golden Ginkgo Doula Services

www.goldenginkgodoula.com

@goldenginkgodoula (instagram)

Robin Huffman

 

info@themortalitymentor.com

The Mortality Mentor

www.themortalitymentor.com

@themortalitymentor (instagram)

Jeannine Millner

314-974-4104

jmillner@halcyondoula.com

Halcyon Doula Services

www.halcyondoula.com

https://www.facebook.com/halcyon.doula.services @halcyon.doula.services

Christine Grace Parker

314-603-9596

deathdoulachristinegrace@gmail.com

Death Doula Christine Grace

www.deathdoulachristinegrace.com

www.facebook.com/deathdoulachristinegrace @deathdoulachristinegrace (instagram)

Lauren Ponder

303-598-9284

lauren@withlove.events

With Love Events

https://withlove.events/

@withlovestl (instagram)

Lacey Reinhardt

618-741-4317

Lreinhardt1120@gmail.com

St. Louis Death Midwife

 

 

Delaney Rhea

314-330-1045

delaneyrhea@yahoo.com

The Sacred Sunset

https://thesacredsunset.com/

 

Bina Sheridan

559-367-1634

gina@radicallovedeathdoula.com

Radical Love Death Doula

radicallovedeathdoula.com

 

MollieShea Stephens

314-498-5613

clovereolguide@gmail.com

Clover End-of-Life Guide

www.CloverMassageTherapy.com

@cloverendoflifeguide (instagram)

Courney Tatlow

636-795-0093

Cortney@JoyfulTransitionsDoula.com

Joyful Transitions, LLC

 

 

Gale Thackery

618-304-2660

galethackrey@gmail.com

Luminous Life

 

 

Natalie Turner-Jones

636-233-0063

Nat.turnerjones@gmail.com

Companioning the Dying

www.companioningthedying.com

 

Kansas City, Missouri

Niki Staab

816-964-9434

info@kcendoflife.com

KC End of Life

www.kcendoflife.org

@KCEndofLife (instagram)

Allison Unruh

785-410-8893

KCEOLD.Allison@gmail.com

KC End-of-Life (nonprofit), Banner Endings Doula Collective

KC End of Life – Doula Network, Death Doula, End of Life Doula  bannerendings.com

 

Jackson County, Missouri

Gwynn Olson

816-876-8319

gwynnrenae@hotmail.com

Guided Grief and Goodbyes

Guidedgriefandgoodbyes.com

 

Boone Calloway Counties. Missouri

Terry Wilson

573-230-2162

terrynobel@gmail.com

True Nature Center for Wellness

terrynobel@gmail.com