End-of-Life Doula

Delaney Rhea

My passion for helping people have the most peaceful and sacred final transition started organically as I supported loved ones at the end of their lives. I came to realize that we have a lot of fear and denial around death and not a lot of resources to provide education and comfort in this most delicate time.  

I began my journey by studying death cultures and options around the world and realized that there is a void in end-of-life care in the area around me. When I discovered the newly emerging role of End-of-Life Doulas I realized how I could fill that void. I trained with Lifespan Doula Alliance in Ann Arbor, Michigan and achieved my proficiency badge through the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance. 

Although the widely accepted term is End-of-Life Doula, I like to think of myself as a Soul Midwife. I wish to give the same gentle and compassionate care to delivering souls from this life into death as they had upon birth.