Birth by Design

You're in our hearts and hands


Meet the Founder
Carol Wachniak
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Since 1980, we've served over 4,000 Clients and delivered 1200 babies" Changing the world by loving one family at a time.
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Our legacy is to passionately teach the timeless wisdom and skills of seasoned doulas and birth workers, into the hearts and hands of the future generations of doulas.


To professionally train and certify Birth and Postpartum Doula to respond to the call for all mothers and babies to ensure they have the support they desire.


Doula Family, we are called to be the tender Guardians to ensure the significance of birth is not lost. Protecting the Sacred space of the birthing mother for the arrival of a new soul. Through education, to enhance safety, comfort, and care physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually while supporting the well-being of mothers, babies, and families. “We are changing the world loving one family at a time.”



My name is Carol Wachniak.   We welcome you into our Doula Family as we lovingly assist and encourage you to Birth your baby your way. 

We are Life Experts - Birth is a lifestyle, we walk the walk  in our own family as you will see as you explore our website.


Our Story


We are a Doula Family Mother and Daughters family owned legacy business, we have served over 4,000 families since 1980
Our services;
Birth and Postpartum Doula Care
Newborn care
Lactation Consultation 
Placenta Encapsulation
Massage Therapy
Unwed Mother's Ministry
​Water Birth, Free-Standing Birth Center, VBac C-Sec Hospital Births
Doula Family Certification Program

In the 1970's I didn't start with the end in mind.
If I don't share my story then why I do what I do, wouldn't hold any substance. Without knowing the story behind the story there will always be a gap in understanding.
Carol Wachniak, CEO Founder wife and mother of eight, and grandmother of 18. Doula Family is a 40 year, legacy family business, serving over 4,000 families. I didn’t start out with the end in mind. It started with a black hole of contrasting life events with many forks in the road, twisting and turning the good, the bad, and the ugly. Have you ever wanted to run away from your own story? Being vulnerable is not comfortable. I discovered, if I don’t share my story then my why wouldn’t be grounded in the truth of my experiences and hold any substance to build upon.


"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action. "
                                        Mother Teresa website.


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This is a mother in labour receiving leg and foot massage from her Doula care taker.

What is a Doula?

Parents with Newborn Baby

What is a Doula?

A Doula provides physical, emotional, and informational support.
They are not midwives or doctors, 
and are not trained for clinical skills.

The Doula works for the client, 
but should complement the caregiver
and birthplace services.

"Doula" is an ancient Greek word. 

Loosely translated, it means assistant to women. In past centuries,  a woman during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum was supported and attended by other women in her family and surrounding community. Until the 1900's women were typically attended by midwives for medical care, and birth took place at home with the woman surrounded by family and friends.

In recent years the word Doula has come to mean a person, generally a woman, who supports women, couples, and families during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.

Doulas are individuals and each of us has our own strengths and areas of expertise. There are assistants with different specialties such as fertility, high-risk pregnancies, difficult birth circumstances, adoption, breastfeeding, postpartum depression and so on. Many assistants attend births; however there are Doulas that contract exclusively for postpartum support.

A Baby's Journey


I desire only that which God desires for me!