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. 

 

Kimberly Morriss, Affiliated Doula and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Services Provided: Labor Support, Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Binding
Areas Served: Central Arkansas
Describe yourself in three words: Trustworthy, Passionate, Authentic
Why did you become a Doula?: I want to help empower women in one of the most precious times of their lives. With the birth of my daughter, I was able to utilize a doula and reap the emotional and physical benefits associated with that support. Having gone through that experience, it only reconfirmed my desire to provide this irreplaceable support to fellow mothers. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I love a good workout and catching up on my favorite shows!

 

 

Hayley Dwyer, Affiliated Doula and Childbirth Educator

Services Provided: Labor Support, Postpartum Support, 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!

 

Alexis Jackson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Support, Postpartum Support, 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. 

 

 

 

Kayla Bradbury, 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. 

 

Veronica Bailey, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor & Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist (Encapsulation), Childbirth Education
Areas Served: Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Arkadelphia, Benton, Bryant, Little Rock, and surrounding areas
Describe yourself in three words: Nerdy, Funny, Determined
Why did you become a Doula?: After watching 'The Business of Being Born,' I discovered what a doula was, and after a lot of research, decided that it was exactly what I wanted to do. And after utilizing one during the birth of my first child, I knew it was what I was meant to do.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Absolutely nothing but lay on the couch in my pj’s and snuggle my kids. 
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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!

 

 

Christine Malmstrom, Affiliated Massage Therapist, Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor  

Services Provided: Licensed Massage Therapist, Labor, Overnight Care, Lactation Counseling
Areas Served: Little Rock, Maumelle, North Little Rock, Roland, Ferndale, Benton
Describe yourself in three words: Conscientious, Easy-going, Honest
Why did you become a Doula?: I wanted to serve people in a more hands on way so they can experience the emotional and physical power of human touch.
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: I love cooking and baking new gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. 

 

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.

 

Alexandria Simmons, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula
Areas Served: Heber Springs and surrounding areas, Searcy, Jacksonville, Conway, Little Rock
Describe yourself in three words: Organized, Motivated, Easy-going
Why did you become a Doula?: I noticed the lack of information available for pregnant women and their families. I want families to feel supported and educated through the choices they make as they begin or continue to grow families. 
What's your favorite thing to do on your day off?: Read, play with my kids, and shop. 

 

Camille Ferguson, Affiliated Doula

Services Provided: Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, 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.

 

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, 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 more women deserve to feel joy, calm and power in their transition to motherhood. I absolutely love what I do. Being able to bear witness as women become mothers and discover their own strengths, to see families grow, and to help new parents find their confidence and forge their own path in the world. This is a gift and role that I am proud to serve. 
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!