Archive for ‘Appleton’


Sharon Blake

Therapeutic Pulse
CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage
Area Served: Fox Valley

I am committed to helping adults, infants, and children find a new level of health and balance. By listening to the subtle rhythms of the body, previously undetected restrictions can be addressed and removed, leading to a healthier system. CranioSacral Therapy is especially helpful for infants and children. It is an extremely safe and gentle treatment that helps your newborn get a healthier start on life. Common issues such as colic, reflux and difficulties with nursing can be lessened. New mothers benefit from the calming of their nervous system and the balancing effect it has on their hormones. These gentle treatments are a welcome alternative to drug therapies.


Jill Coulter

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Birthwise Health and Birth Center
Area Served: Northeast Wisconsin


Shae Doran

Breath of Life Chiropractic
Specific chiropractic care for the whole family, with an emphasis on women and children
Area Served: Fox Cities, Green Bay, Shawano, Oshkosh

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
—Thomas Edison

As a chiropractor, I believe in the bodies ability to heal itself. Chiropractic helps people of all ages live a healthier, longer life. I’m passionate about good health, avoiding sickness and disease, spending time with the people who matter most to you, and my faith in Jesus Christ. What a more important time to promote good health than when you are pregnant! Chiropractic care during pregnancy offers the best opportunity for your baby’s new start in life. It keeps the body balanced, providing the mother with greater comfort and ease of delivery. I offer free consultations in a friendly, warm environment located within a beautiful Birthcenter in Appleton. Please call me with any of your questions. I can’t wait to meet you!
Dr. Shae


Anja Farin

Childbirth Educator, Doula, Midwife
Area Served: Appleton and the surrounding areas
(920) 574-3074; (920) 882-8021

Anja began teaching childbirth classes 1997, when she completed training in The Bradley Method. She is currently working towards re-certification with Association of Labor Assistance and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), and draws on her years of experience to nurture couples through their childbearing year. Anja believes that birth is a natural, normal event in the life cycle of women, and that women who are supported during a natural childbirth gain confidence and empowerment that will serve them throughout their lives.


Christine Hemstreet

Doula, Teen Support
Area Served: Green Bay/Appleton


Jennifer Metzenbauer

Peaceful Birth Services
Birth and Postpartum Doula Services
Area Served: Fox Valley


Leah Olson

Whole Family Health, LLC
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupressure for Labor & Delivery
Area served: Fox Cities

Pregnancy should be a joyful time for all women. It is a time to pamper yourself, a time to slow down and be mindful of the new life inside you. Unfortunately, for many women the nausea, aches and pains, emotional ups and downs and other complaints of pregnancy can cast a cloud over even the healthiest pregnancy.

Just because your symptoms may be part of a normal, healthy pregnancy, doesn’t mean you have to suffer through them. Acupuncture is a safe and natural therapy that can be an integral part of your pregnancy and postpartum care.


Aprill Rykal

Otto Chiropractic S.C.
Area Served: Appleton
(920) 739-6800

I believe all women should have the most comfortable, positive pregnancy and birth experience possible. Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free way to balance the body and nervous system to promote a healthy, comfortable pregnancy.


Mary Smits

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Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator Childbirth International
Mother’s Advocate Doula Services
Mother’s Choice Birth Education
Area Served: Fox Cities
920-759-0771 and 920-475-5313

Birth is a powerful experience. Pregnancy is a journey; one of the most important journeys of your lifetime. As a birthing mother, do you know where you want this adventure to take you? Having a doula by your side will help you see the path ahead more clearly, and ease your steps along the way. As your doula, I will offer compassionate, knowledgeable support, while respecting your wishes. Learn more about me and my doula services at my website

Mother’s Choice Birth Education is private, personalized, birth education, custom tailored to meet your needs.
My classes take a new approach to birth education in that they are topical and specific to each family’s needs. As women’s educational needs vary, class topics, lengths, and costs vary as well. For this reason I do not have a set series of classes. That’s what “Mother’s Choice” is all about – achieving exactly what you need in efficient, personal, and custom fit classes. Simply call or email me to set up your custom class itinerary.


Julie Thiel

RPH, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Lotus Yoga Studio

I am temporarily on a teaching hiatus, but please contact Lotus Yoga in Appleton for classes from available instructors.

Prenatal Yoga classes, Partners Yoga Workshops for Birth Preparation, Pre- and Postnatal Private Yoga Sessions at Studio or Home
Area Served: Fox Cities
(920) 915-6772

Many women find yoga during their pregnancy. They intuitively know that pregnancy is a time to be mindful. Prenatal Yoga classes are the perfect opportunity to take time to connect with the baby growing within. We will explore gentle postures, breath work, vocal toning, and relaxation techniques in a supportive and nurturing environment designed to nourish your energy and comfort the body. There will be pauses to reflect on this special time, as well as time to meet other women who are sharing the journey of pregnancy. Beginning students welcome! Explore body, mind, and spirit. Yogic principles of concentration, focus, relaxation, strength, flexibility, meditation, and breath awareness are all valuable skills in preparation for Labor and Delivery, Breastfeeding,& parenthood.