Birth doula for any Homebirth, Birth Center, or Hospital. Postpartum doula as a separate service or combined with birth doula. Please see packages and credentials pages.
Over 100 births attended including Vbac's, water-birth, hypno-birth, physiologic, and highly medically managed. My clients come from a variety of lifestyles including "high risk," anxiety, and previous trauma. Over 30 families served postpartum: continuity of support as you settle in with baby.
I created Doula Woman because people are beautiful and spiritual and draw from an ancient wisdom. We often give away our power when it is ours to cherish.
My doula philosophy: your body, birth and motherhood belong to you. You are the power and authority on this. You intrinsically know what is best for yourself and baby, for the mom-baby unit. I love birth and all things related!
You need not give up what calls to you, be it bodily sovereignty, continuum of the mom-baby unit, spontaneous labor, vaginal birth, epidural-free, epidural asap, home birth, planned csection, freedom from pleasing others, etc. in order to have a healthy baby. You and your baby are healthiest when you work from self-trust.
Historically during postpartum people would settle in for 40 days with their newborn and do nothing but care for themselves and their newborns. As a postpartum doula I bridge what has been lost in current times.
I worked 18+ years in the medical system as a cardiac ultrasound tech. This experience means I feel comfortable in a hospital setting, have worked with nurses and doctors, can translate medical language, and I have worked with in-patients in hospital.
My doula work is interwoven with my life and I love this. I navigate the system on behalf of family members and have done this for decades. My own children are adults. The positive effects from the doula support I received at my third birth are felt decades later.
When we are not under pandemi regulations, I lead prenatal yoga, provide child-care, volunteer at the Riverwest co-op, and walk all around Milwaukee.
I am signed for the Radical Rebel Birthkeepers course to begin in June.
I would love to connect with you and feel free to ask me anything. Thank you for reading this.
Sincerely, Milwaukee doula MarthaI
In addition to birth and postpartum doula services I offer prenatal yoga, reiki, and placenta encapsulation. The ingestion of your placenta has shown to help with postpartum mood.