THE EXPERIENCE

We’ve done the brainstorming, so you can spend energy peacefully growing your babe, enjoying your partner, and have the space to thoughtfully focus on the transition into parenting – instead of stressing about the “should”s.

In forming Lumos, we realized families were struggling to figure out just what they needed for a
low-stress experience as they headed into parenthood – whether it was the first time
or anticipating what it’d mean to grow to be a family of four/five/etc.

Often families were feeling as though they were scrambling between different resources, if they were able to find them at all.

The Lumos Experience focuses on education, community, and support. 
We believe in the power of fostering relationships over the course of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.

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01. Classes

No need to worry about finding the “right” class for you and your partner; no need to run around town trying to make it to all the different workshops (or feel guilty for not making it to them at all).  You will learn about pregnancy, birth, newborn care, breastfeeding, babywearing, and more – all from your Lumos doula team, along side other like-minded folk.

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02. Community

Building community as an adult can be tricky and sometimes just plain awkward.  But, it can also be key to making your way through big transitions.  The Lumos Experience builds in community – you’ll learn, socialize, and share resources with other families who are also looking for a different kind of pregnancy/birth/postpartum.

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02. Community

Building community can be tricky and sometimes just plain awkward as an adult.  And yet it can also be key to making our way through big transitions.  The Lumos Experience builds in community – learn, socialize, and share resources amongst other families who are also looking for a different kind of pregnancy/birth/postpartum.

03. Birth doula services

“Published data indicate that one of the most effective tools to improve labor and delivery outcomes is the continuous presence of support personnel, such as a doula.” – 2014 Statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  You will feel supported informationally, physically, and emotionally by the continuous presence of one of the Lumos duo – whom you will have developed a strong relationship with during your pregnancy.

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04. Lactation support

We often talk about learning to breastfeeding like learning to dance.  You can take classes (and you will :), you can read books (we have a huge lending library), you can watch videos, you can talk to others who have done it, and you can “practice” the steps even without a partner – but the reality is that until you and your dance partner are on the floor, you have no real clue how things are going to go. And almost always, there are clumsy mis-steps, frustration, overwhelm, and fumbling.  The Lumos duo and team are here for you – as guides, brainstorming partners, listeners, and professionals – as you figure out this dance.  You won’t be alone.

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04. Lactation support

We often talk about learning to breastfeeding like learning to dance.  You can take classes (and you will :), you can read books (we have a huge lending library), you can watch videos, you can talk to others who have done it, and you can “practice” the steps even without a partner – but the reality is that until you and your dance partner are on the floor, you have no real clue how things are going to go. And often, there are clumsy mis-steps, frustration, overwhelm, and fumbling.  The Lumos duo and team are here for you – as guides, brainstorming partners, listeners, and professionals – as you figure out this dance.  You won’t be alone.

5. In-home postpartum support

The most amazing part about having a baby is that it is yours.  One of the most terrifying parts of having a baby is that it’s yours.  Heading home from the hospital after many days of being surrounded by professionals can feel intimidating.  We totally get it…and it’s one of the main reasons that we created the Lumos Experience – because no one should feel alone while parenting a tiny babe.  We will support you in your home as you learn your baby’s cues and find your footing as a parent.

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The ladies of Lumos are worth their weight in gold! Great prenatal classes, birth and post partum support that’s really second to none. Seriously, they are just the best. They have taken care of every detail in helping you prepare for baby and are the kindest, most thoughtful human beings on the planet.
– Kayleigh

My wife and I have had a terrific experience with Lumos. Their birth classes are second to none and you couldn’t ask for better support. I would recommend them first when considering doula services in Madison.
– Bob

Lumos is incredible. They are kind, strong, and respectful, and have become an important part of our birth and postpartum community! They are truly advocates for their families and the most amazing birth partners, helping us understand our options and impact every step of the way, and helping me recognize my power as a woman giving birth. Their knowledge and presence leading into our birth and postpartum are valuable in ways that we had never imagined prior to going through the experience with them, and that are different from many doula models in the Madison area. Their innovative model allowed us to build a relationship with the full team and meant that no matter what we needed, and when, we had the experience and expertise available to us. We recommend Lumos without hesitation – talk with them once. You’ll get it.
-Rebecca

I know my patients are in good hands when they choose Lumos. The doulas support families with respect and caring during this transformative period. My patients feel supported in their choices and not judged by this group. The doulas also work collaboratively with OB providers to help ensure mothers and babies stay healthy. The comprehensive package Lumos provides offers pregnant and postpartum women the support they need to remain healthy and feel good during a physically trying time. I am appreciative of all the things Lumos does for women and their families and highly recommend them to my patients.

-Leila Midelfort, MD Family Physician Wildwood Family Clinic Madison, WI

The Lumos team was essential to our entire first birth experience, we couldn’t have imagined it without them. The classes and group sharing informed us and prepared us in addition to standard classes at the hospital. Knowing we had knowledgeable support meant everything. Your birth plan can go out the window very quickly and having the calm Lumos team there to breakdown options and allow you to make informed decisions in stressful times is indispensable. Lumos was both so amazing and caring for us like family throughout. Their lactation consultant helped us more and made life easier in one home visit than in multiple consultations at the hospital. We highly recommend the doulas to give you peace of mind and help make your birth experience the best it can possibly be given any circumstance.
-Michael

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