Meet Our Team

Searching for a doula can sometimes be overwhelming. We are here to make that process as easy and comfortable as possible. All of our doulas have great relationships with the local medical providers and staff and are welcomed into the local hospitals. We attend births at Baptist Health (Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway and Hot Springs locations), UAMSCHI St. Vincent (Little Rock and Hot Springs locations), Conway RegionalMercy Hospital Northwest ArkansasNorthwest Medical Center Bentonville and Rogers, Willow Creek Women’s Hospital, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Sparks Regional Medical CenterWashington Regional Hospital, The Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas, St. Bernard's, and NEA Baptist. You can rest assured that our caring and compassionate team is honored to be a part of your journey, no matter where or how you choose to birth. Please take some time to learn more about our team and decide who stands out most to you. You are welcome to interview more than one doula to find the right fit.

Sondra Rodocker, Owner

Services Provided: IBCLC, Certified Labor, Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Belly Binding
Areas Served: Greater Little Rock, Benton, Bryant, Conway, Cabot, Searcy, and surrounding areas
Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, Driven, Unique
Why did you become a Doula?: To support families through the amazing yet challenging journey of parenthood. I often find myself saying "This would have been so much easier if..," so I want to make sure that option is available to growing families. I truly love what I do and I am so honored to support families in Arkansas. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Binge on old tv shows on Netflix and snuggle by the fire with my hubby, fur children, all while listening to my rambunctious boys in the background. 

 

Alexis Jackson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Support, Postpartum Support, Overnight Newborn Care and Childbirth Education
Areas Served: Central Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, Level-headed, Encouraging
Why did you become a Doula?: To support mothers and their families during one of the most exciting and life changing moments in all of their lives. Through personal experience, I have realized the positive impact having doula support can be and I want to help ensure that support is available for everyone. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Spending quality time with my family, whatever that may look like at that moment and catching up with friends. 

 

 

Hayley Dwyer, Affiliated Doula and Childbirth Educator

Services Provided: Overnight Newborn Care and Childbirth Education
Areas Served: Central Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, Level-headed, Encouraging
Why did you become a Doula?: Because I believe whole-heartedly in the benefits of having a doula, and because I love women and babies! 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Go to the gym with my family, then come home and make a big dinner!

 

Kayla Cooley, Affiliated Doula and Childbirth Educator

Services Provided: Labor, Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Bereavement Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist (Encapsulation), Childbirth Education
Areas Served: Central and Southwest Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Compassionate, Nurturing, Driven
Why did you become a Doula?: I've been interested in pregnancy and birth since childhood. When I heard of this career option, I knew it was the perfect path for me!
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I'm a genealogy nerd and really enjoy spending time in our local historical society researching my family history. 

 

Melissa Jackson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Areas Served: Sheridan, Benton, Little Rock
Describe yourself in three words: Organized, Trustworthy, Genuine
Why did you become a Doula?: To support women as they begin or grow their family. I also recognize the importance of a healthy postpartum experience.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Relax with my family and catch up on my favorite TV shows.

 

Riley Khoury, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Prenatal and Labor Support Doula
Areas Served: Little Rock and surrounding areas
Describe yourself in three words: Reliable, open-minded and attentive
Why did you become a Doula?: Advocating for families is my passion. I have been drawn to birth work since I was a teenager and after attending my first birth as a doula I knew this was so much more than just a career for me. I strive to serve all kinds of families and to empower the birthing person throughout the childbirth experience and into parenthood.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Take a walk with my partner, snuggle with our pups and watch The Office for the one hundredth time!

 

Mary Robertson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Postpartum & Overnight Newborn Care and Labor Support
Areas Served: Little Rock
Describe yourself in three words: Fun, Compassionate, Reliable
Why did you become a Doula?: To help families have solid support during such a monumental times in their lives. They need support and they need compassion.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Relax with my dog, spend time with my family and friends.

 

Cherish Cutler, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Postpartum & Overnight Newborn Care and Labor Support
Areas Served: Central Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Caring, Nurturing, Driven
Why did you become a Doula?: To help families feel as if they have someone cheering them on and listening to their concerns or questions.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Hang out with the family.

 

Brittany Oaks, Affiliated Photographer

Services Provided: Birth/Lifestyle Photography
Areas Served: Central Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, Conscientious, Empathetic
Why did you become a Birth Photographer?: I have always loved a good story and birth is the best story ever told. Being able to tell that story with my camera and to take those moments where a family changes, strengthens, leans on each other and ultimately grows. Making that transformation into art is the greatest honor and joy in my life!
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Get cozy with my three boys and a good book! 

 

Camille Ferguson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula/Overnight Newborn Care, Antepartum (Shopping, Planning, & Organizing) 
Areas Served: Northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista to Fort Smith (Within 60 miles of Fayetteville) 
Describe yourself in three words: Calm, Compassionate, Understanding
Why did you become a Doula?: I became a doula because of my interest in birth work and passion for helping people, as well as a desire to empower new parents through education and support. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Read, do crafts, and spend time with friends.

 

Megan Kane, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula
Areas Served: Northwest Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Fun, Compassionate, Down to earth
Why did you become a Doula?: I came from a small area where one OBGYN and one midwife were the only birth partners available. There was a lack of education and support and I saw my fellow families in need of a community.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I enjoy spending the day with my children in the outdoors soaking in all the natural resources and education the NWA area has to offer

 

Michelle Mansker, Affiliated IBCLC

Services Provided: Lactation Support
Areas Served: Northwest Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Amiable, Compassionate, Receptive
Why did you become an IBCLC?: To serve women and families in meeting their feeding goals. My goal is to provide support, encouragement, and help instill confidence in their amazing ability to nourish through breastmilk. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: There is nothing better than relaxing with my family, catching up on shows or playing video games. 

 

Angel Mattes, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula/Overnight Newborn Care, Lactation Educator, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (Car Seat Tech)  
Areas Served: Northwest Arkansas, Bentonville, Rogers, Bella Vista, Lowell, Springdale, Fayetteville and surrounding areas
Describe yourself in three words: Kind, Passionate, Diplomatic
Why did you become a Doula?: Giving birth nowadays can sometimes be a scary, lonely and overwhelming experience. I've seen firsthand the difference that can be made with knowledgeable, calm support and want to do what I can to be there for women and their families throughout this experience. I think that we deserve to feel joy, calm and power in our transition to parenthood. I absolutely love what I do.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I love enjoying a lazy morning with a good cup of coffee, a little time spent in nature with a hike, a bike, a swim and family movie night!

 

Jessica Muse, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education
Areas Served: Northeast Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Loyal, Altruistic, Reliable
Why did you become a Doula?: I want to empower women to believe in themselves and their innate strength as women and as mothers.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Spend quality time with my husband and two boys.