MEET THE TEAM
DR. STEFANIE MCMILLIN, PT, DPT, CD
Owner & Founder
Stefanie’s passion for women’s health started at an early age, in the form of studying about pregnancy and childbirth. This passion is what led her to specialize in urogynecology after receiving a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Midwestern University in 2014. Following graduation, she immersed herself in all things women’s health. After countless hours of continuing education courses and extensive training through the Barral Institute, she began utilizing visceral manipulation to help restore health and functionality within the female pelvis and abdominal viscera.
After assisting with the birth of her nephew in 2017, she was propelled to become a certified Doula. Through her work as a women’s health physical therapist and visceral manipulation practitioner, her deep understanding of anatomy and physiology helps tremendously, both in her treatment room and in the delivery room. She has spent years treating postpartum conditions and has found that far too often women are not getting the care that they need in the 4th trimester. It is her mission to bridge this gap by providing education and postpartum intervention alongside her work as a Doula. She feels strongly that the aches and pains, both emotionally and physically, that come before, during and after pregnancy can be eased and prevented with gentle manual therapy, education and guidance.
Stefanie has met and worked with hundreds of women over the years and has become a vocal advocate for birth and women's health. She founded Full Circle Birth & Pelvic Health after realizing there was a better way to care for women. She wanted to be able to spend more time with her patients, provide more holistic and conservative therapy options, and tailor more personalized plans of care.
In her free time, Stefanie enjoys reading, playing volleyball, exploring other parts of the world, and spending time with her nephews.
SARA DURAN, CD
Staff Birth Doula
Sara is a Certified Birth Doula through Childbirth International and is a Certified Pre and Post Natal Coach through Girls Gone Strong. She always knew that her calling would be to help people, but she found her way to birth work through the birth of her first baby. Sara was uninsured and scared but found a midwife and doula who reassured her that delivering a baby wasn't the horror that they make it out to be. Despite her own birth not going anywhere near to plan, Sara felt supported and safe and empowered through her entire pregnancy and delivery. This is the kind of consistent and well-informed support that she brings to her practice. Every baby will come into this world differently and every delivery will be different. Sara is ready to help parents navigate their choices and help them create the positive experience that they envision.
Sara received her coaching certification so she can mix her own passion for fitness with her passion for birth work. It is important to her that pregnant bodies be recognized as strong and capable. She helps to direct her clients on how best to move safely and with strength through pregnancy so that the body is ready for birth and beyond.
STEPHANIE MARTIN, CD
Staff Postpartum Doula
A wife and mother of two young children, Stephanie has always had a passion for helping people, and working in a holistic chiropractic office for the last 9+ years has given her the opportunity to do just that. Her favorite part of her job was meeting women and watching them go through the transformation of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Being able to snuggle the new babies and watching them grow and develop is something she cherishes and is extremely grateful to experience.
Stephanie’s drive to help new moms increased as she was called upon by friends and patients for advice with postpartum concerns, newborn care, and nursing. Known to many as “Mother Goose” for her nurturing spirit, she wanted to find a way to assist moms in their fourth trimester, helping them recover both physically and mentally, and encouraging them to take ample time to bond with their baby. Understanding the struggles of postpartum depression, Stephanie’s goal is to support the mom’s psyche during this important time of their life.
Turning her dream into reality, Stephanie became certified as a postpartum doula in 2021 and is eager to help new moms enjoy the transformation into motherhood. She is confident that she can provide mothers with the resources and services they need to have a positive transition.
In her free time, Stephanie loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking, reading, and being outdoors (especially in warmer weather).