Mar 1, 2022
Francesca Arnoldy, UVM alumna and longtime birth worker, is the course developer, facilitator, and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Care and leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. Her goal is to encourage people to hold one another’s hands through life’s intensities and sacred rites of passage. She founded Contemplative Doula as a resource to help people to prepare for birth, death, and life with the doula heart. Francesca lives in quaint Hinesburg, VT with her family in a most idyllic village.