The Resume of A. Swift

Ariel Swift

773-816-2192
Ariel@doulasofchicago.com

Objective :

To be hired as your Executive Assistant. To help you navigate the unpredictability associated with pregnancy, birth, and early newborn care. To use my education, experience, and expertise to present you with all of your options and rally behind your choices with my unbiased, unconditional support. To help you create the most amazing transition to parenthood you can imagine.

Education :

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Western Washington University
Doula Trainings:
  • DONA – Labor Doula – Certification Achieved
  • Birth Arts International – Labor Doula – Certification Achieved
  • ProDoula - Labor Doula – Certified Achieved
  • ProDoula - Postpartum Doula – Certification Achieved
  • ProDoula - Postpartum Placenta Specialist – Certification Achieved

Experience :

January 2012 – present – Attended the births of 112 families
January 2012 – present – Supported 63 families after the births of their babies
April 2014 – present – Encapsulated the placentas of 12 postpartum mothers


Professional Experience Includes

First, second, third and fourth time moms
Multiples: twins and triplets
Women of advanced maternal age
Vaginal birth, Natural birth
Medicated birth, Cesarean birth
VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)
Care during and after IVF treatments
Birth planning, Planning for multiples
Bradley, Lamaze, Hypnobirthing

 

Skills and Abilities :

Providing labor / birth doula support
Providing immediate care after birth and through the early postpartum weeks
Breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding support
Teaching parents to recognize feeding and sleeping cues
Recognizing the signs and symptoms associated with early postpartum depression
Providing short term or long term postpartum support
Providing overnight support
Placenta encapsulation preparation
Light housekeeping
Meal preparation
Sibling care
Errands


Honors :

Published by The Huffington Post on topics relating to parenting and other women related topics

Speaker at the “Conversations on Women’s Health” discussing “The Possibility of a Natural Birth at a Teaching Hospital” at the International House on University of Chicago Campus

Guest blogger on various doula websites