Your best birth experience.
I am Tracy Good. I am a wife and a mother. I am also an advocate for mothers and babies.
For me that means that I believe mothers should have complete, evidence-based information about their care and the care of their babies during labor and birth and that they have the right to make the final decisions about that care. I also believe mothers should have continuous support throughout labor. And I am not a fan of the adage “doctor knows best.” I prefer “mother knows best” – especially for herself and baby!
The information, confidence, and support you need to have your best birth experience.
In order to live out these beliefs, in late 2001, I took a DONA birth doula training and became a DONA certified birth doula in early 2003. Then In 2004, I became a Lamaze certified childbirth educator. Since then I have been assisting expectant families in getting the evidence-based information they need to prepare for birth and providing physical, emotional, and informational support throughout the labors and births of these same families and many others.
I have also maintained both my certifications by attending conferences and workshops and pursuing other forms of continuing education because it is important to me to stay current and informed about changes and advances in the care of mothers and babies.
Additionally, I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for DONA International as the Director of Publications and as the Chair of the Membership Committee for Lamaze International so that I can be involved in a meaningful way in advocacy for mothers and babies and give back to my certifying organizations.
Birth Doula Experience: 15 years and 150 births attended
Birth Doula Certifications
- DONA (DONA International)
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
No unattended births
Childbirth Education Certifications
- Lamaze International
Other Relevant Certifications
- CHBE – Certified Happiest Baby Educator
Specialized training or previous experience
- Over 40
- Home Birth
- LGBTQ Families
- Postpartum mood disorders
- High risk
- Expected stillbirth
- Single parents
- Cesarean birth