Hello, my name is Alda Mills. In addition to being a mom, I am a preconception, birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and Emotion Code® practitioner. I enjoy assisting women throughout all stages of their childbearing year, during preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
I am a widow and the mother of three beautiful ones, two boys and a girl. I had an epidural with my first birth, my second was born naturally and my third baby was born by an emergency cesarean section.
I offer well being support and encourage women to connect with their body, mind, heart and soul as they draw upon their own powerful essence and personal strengths. I understand the significant role that pregnancy and birth plays and the impact it has on lives. I create a serene and positive atmosphere and provide a calming presence.
I’m a beach girl at heart and chose to live in San Diego, California. I had the opportunity to attend school while being there. I earned a degree at Mesa College and moved back to Utah a few years after. I worked as a recreation director in a rehabilitation, long term care, and hospice center. I truly thought that therapeutic recreation was my chosen career until I had my last baby. Her birth changed my path and ignited my childbearing year passion!
I love the season of pregnancy and I enjoy providing informational, physical, spiritual and emotional assistance by offering support before, during and after birth. It is an honor to assist women and families throughout this sacred, sensitive and miraculous time. I respect and adore the families that I serve. I would love to meet you and congratulations on your pregnancy!
Happily serving women and families professionally, since 2012.
I believe it is important for me to obtain continuing education and training for life long learning and being able to provide excellent services. I want our clients to have current evidence based information allowing them to make their own informed choices.
I provide beneficial techniques to enhance birth preparations, labor experiences and postpartum days. I attend conferences, trainings and workshops that award CEU’s, contributing to my knowledge & skills in advanced childbirth modalities.
I worked in Healthcare under the direction of physicians and along the sides of nurses for many years. Therefore, I understand the hospital system well enabling me to help families navigate the medical model of care if they choose to give birth in a hospital. I can give facts and information allowing parents to make informed choices and decisions for their own empowerment.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
September 2011 – Present: Academic & Provisional Training – American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth – Affiliated Bradley® Instructor & Certified Bradley Doula
March 2013 – Birth Doula Training: Approved by Doulas of North America (DONA), Salt Lake City, Utah.
March 2013 – AromaTouch® Technique Training, Certified AromaTouch® Technique
April 2013 – Present: Member, Utah Doula Association
April 2013 – Present: Sustaining member, La Leche League International (LLLI) & Doulas of North America (DONA)
April 2013 – Utah Doulas Association Spring Conference
September 2013 – Present: The School of Natural Healing, Family Herbalist
January 2014 – December 2016 – Board Member, Utah Doula Association
March 2014 – Utah Doula Association Spring Conference
February 2015 – Rebozo Training – Gena Kirby, Rebozo Certified
March 2015 – Postpartum Doula Training (Traditional), Midwives College of Utah
March 2015 – Advanced Doula Training, “When Survivors Give Birth” ~ Supporting Survivors of Abuse, Kristi Ridd-Young
March 2015 – Utah Doula Association Spring Conference: “Take a Closer Look at Best Practices” (10.5 ICEA)
March – April 2015 – Postpartum Doula Training (Sacred), Community School of Midwifery
May 2015 – Belly Binding Training – Malaysian/Bengkung, Positive Mind, Body & Baby, Certified
June 2015 – QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program, Certified
October 2015 – The Emotion Code® Practitioner, Certified
April 2016 – Utah Doula Association Spring Conference joined with the Perinatal Professional Consortium: “Supporting Strong Foundations, Connecting the dots between Research & Reality” – Penny Simkin (6 Contact hours)
April 21, 2016 – Herbology for Midwives: Midwives College of Utah, Certificate of Completion (8 Contact hours)
May 21, 2016 – Speaker, Pregnancy & Postpartum Your Way Expo
November 2016 – Present – Tooele Midwifery, Direct Entry Midwife, Birth Assistant, PEP Apprentice, Student Midwife
February 2017 – Speaker/Class Presentation, Empowering Fearless Birth Expo
(c) Synergy Baby Doula, 2013 – 2017 Tooele, Utah