Evelyn Conrad is a home-based business owned and operated by Evelyn Conrad, located in Brewer Maine. Services provided include Prepared Childbirth Education, HypnoBirthing, Breastfeeding Education, Pregnancy and Birth Photography, Labor Support (Doula) Services, Lactation Counseling, Baby Massage Classes, DONA Approved Birth Doula Workshops and Hypnotherapy.
Evelyn Conrad has been working with birthing families since 1985 as a certified birth doula, childbirth educator, HypnoBirthing practitioner, and lactation counselor. In 1996, Evelyn began Your Birth Connection a perinatal service that offers many different services for the birthing woman and her family.
Ever since her own transforming birth experiences in 1983 and 1985 Evelyn has been passionate about birth and empowering women to have a positive experience as they see it. Through education women can reclaim their birth as their own with confidence and use this amazing journey of pregnancy and birth to discover their own power.
In 2002, HypnoBirthing was added to Evelyn's repertoire of services. Since then, Evelyn has utilized hypnosis to prepare her clients for birth and has seen the incredible difference that confidence and self-esteem can make during the birth process and beyond.
It was HypnoBirthing that inspired Evelyn to increase her knowledge and help all people realize their potential and enhance the quality of their lives. In 2007 she attended and graduated from the New England School of Hypnotherapy and became a Certified Hypnotherapist. She is certified with the National Guild of Hypnotists and opened Absolute Hypnotherapy in January of 2008.
Vicki Hamm joined Evelyn in 1990. She provides the back up system for Your Birth Connection. As a childbirth educator and certified doula, Vicki is able to fill-in for Evelyn by instructing a childbirth education classes or attending a birth as a doula if two clients labor simultaneously. Her full-time job and three children make it difficult to accept clientele, but when her schedule permits she accepts a limited number of clients.
In 1999, Vicki and Evelyn founded an organization called Maine Association of Independent Doulas, or (M.A.I.D.). Its purpose is to support and network doulas and aspiring doulas and provides community education regarding doula-supported childbirth.