About me, Milwaukee doula martha

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Some insight about how and why I serve you

A Doula by Natural Calling

 

 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.

You need not give up what calls to you, be it 100% bodily sovereignty, 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. 


Now 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.

In addition to full-time plus doula work and when we are not in them midst of a pandemic, I volunteer at the Riverwest Co-op,  lead prenatal yoga, provide child-care, and walk all around town.   I am signed for the Radical Rebel Birthkeepers course to begin in June.


Ask me anything, I would love to connect with you.  Thank you for reading this.

Sincerely, Milwaukee doula Martha