My Community Partners

As the Southern Arizona Birth Community grows, a few of us are finding others within the community that we connect with. 

This is the page where I will spotlight their businesses and the services they offer. 


The idea behind this is the uplifting of others. We are not in competition, but in communion with one another, with the belief that there is room for all of us, and my success is their success, and their success is also my own. If I cannot meet your needs, perhaps one of them can. What a beautiful world we can make when we work together! *We are not receiving compensation for spotlighting one anothers businesses

Meet the women of

Taking Back Birthing

Felicia Suggs

Full Spectrum Birth & Postpartum Doula

Felicia, known to family and friends as Fee, accepted a strong call to follow a path towards supporting and promoting women's health. Her journey has been fueled by the care she received from her midwives. The care was centered in nurturing and empowering women to search within, find their own strength, and bring it forth to birth their children. She is a birth and postpartum doula with a firsthand understanding of how movement, breathwork, nurturing support, and knowledge can transform a birth and a woman. She is ready to be at your service.

Samantha McClanahan

Birth Doula 
Pelvic Steam Facilitator  
& Photographer

Sam found her purpose intuitively in birth work as she began exploring peaceful ways to give birth once she met her husband and wanted to start a family with him. She also felt deeply called to work with women as a way to facilitate intergenerational healing within herself and her family. Discovering the doula path quickly ignited a fire in her for women's health & wellbeing in a variety of embodied experiences throughout the reproductive years, including menstruation, infertility, and perinatal care (pregnancy, labor, and postpartum). 
Sam facilitates pelvic steaming in private or intimate shared spaces, a practice which has been in midwives' toolkits for millennia to encourage proper postpartum healing. She was trained by Kelli Garza. Pelvic steaming is a practice also used for promoting reproductive health and renewing one's connection to their pelvic bowl.
She has hosted Womb Circles in Tucson, AZ where women commune in circle for sisterhood and healing of their womb and heart spaces through discussion and hands-on practices. Other offerings from Sam include birth photography and crafting custom blends of therapeutic-grade essential oils for a variety of women's health issues or emotional support. In her free time, she makes pottery!


Julia McCool

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Julia has been obsessed with everything pregnancy and birthing since her pregnancy. She wants every woman to feel just as empowered as she did when she gave birth! She enjoys helping women with postpartum care via placenta encapsulating. Julia began encapsulating in 2019. She has processed well over 30 placentas since that time. When processing a placenta she handles with the utmost love and care. She is excited at the opportunity of having a hand in your postpartum healing process.

Meet Bonnie Golden







Bonnie Golden is an experienced yoga teacher and practitioner and former full-time college faculty member. Some of her areas of expertise include gentle and
strong yoga, prenatal/postnatal yoga and what she calls “boomer classes” offered in Tucson and surrounding areas.

Bonnie’s vast experience in teaching is infused with her love of lifelong learning, and she will always be a teacher, practitioner, and student of yoga and meditation.

She has facilitated yoga workshops such as “Post-Partum Yoga”, “Tonic for the Tissues” “Yoga for Healthy Aging”,  as well as stress management and mindfulness for employees in the workplace, yoga for osteoporosis, and many, many more.

Bonnie also offers personalized semi-private and private sessions.

                        Bonnie J. Golden , M.Ed, E-RYT                          
call or text: 520-870-9287

Full Yoga Class and Workshop Schedule Here 

Author: Book Releasing 6/23/20 "Yoga for Holistic Healing"

Certified: Pre/Post Natal Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Aging, Relax and Renew®

Classical Yin Yoga, Certified

Pregnancy and Post-Partum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified

Roll Model Method® and Yoga Tune-Up® Trained

Voted "Best of the Northwest" Yoga, Second Place



Meet Vanessa of the Wild Rose Project

Vanessa Wingerath is a certified birth doula and birth photographer. She believes that birth is an important rite of passage that should be honored, celebrated, documented and attended by women. She attends births in all settings and as a distance doula for those living outside of the Tucson area. She also captures pregnancy is beautiful maternity photo shoots. Vanessa is a trained yoga instructor and uses breath work, visualization and meditation to support birthing women. Vanessa achieved three unmedicated births with her children and finds true joy and honor in being present for the empowerment that birth brings for other mamas. Find Vanessa on Instagram @wildrosedoula 

Vanessa Wingerath

Certified Birth Doula, CD(DONA)

Birth Photographer

Yoga Instructor, RYT200

T: 347-461-4459


IG: @wildrosedoula

FB: @TheWildroseProject

                                                                image used with permission from Vanessa Wingerath