About Us

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Michelle Ellinger

Owner & CEO, Family Care Coordinator

As a professionally trained and highly experienced postpartum doula, Michelle has been providing care for families in Madison since 2006. A respected leader and expert in the community, she is always raising the standard of care and bringing new ideas to the table. Expanding an already thriving solo practice, she founded Madison Family Doulas in 2016, and Milwaukee Newborn Care in 2017. Michelle also facilitates trainings and workshops, provides consultation, and mentors other professionals in the field. As Family Care Coordinator of Madison Family Doulas, Michelle takes the time to get to know each client's needs and desires, to be sure that they are being matched with the best possible care.

We know that finding the right care for your family is a very personal decision. Our Family Care Coordinator takes the time to get to know you and your family, and find care that is exactly what you are desiring.

The Madison Family Doulas highly qualified Family Care Professional team is made up of over a dozen Postpartum Doulas, Newborn Care Specialists, and IBCLCs (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Bios and photos are always provided in advance for families who inquire about our services.

While each has unique experience, continuing education, and background, you can rest assured that we choose the very best to be a part of our team. Our Family Care Professionals carry professional liability insurance, are background checked, and are current on the latest trainings, certifications, and standards within the industry. Our team is made up of some of the best in Madison. Many have backgrounds in early childhood education, and others are Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Professional Midwives, IBCLCs, and even a parenting consultant with a PhD.

We take your confidentiality seriously. Madison Family Doulas is proud to have served many publicly known families in our area, all while holding ourselves to a high level of professionalism and discretion.

We would be happy to talk with you about how we can best support your family.