A Doula and Birthkeeper by natural calling
Postpartum as a separate service or combined with birth doula.
Over 100 births attended: Vbac, water-birth, hypno, nearly natural, highly medically managed, low intervention, induction, csection, premature and more.
Over 30 postpartum clients served.
People from any lifestyle are welcome here.
I walk with you Woman to Woman as you open for birth with the wisdom you already have.
I serve you with:
- the ancient instinct that I already have
-practical knowledge about the childbirth system in the USA in 2020.
I support people of all birthing choices- birth undisturbed squatting by the river, a scheduled csection, or somewhere between woman-owned birth and a planned surgical birth.
My role when you are medically-managed: Most of my clients choose this. Here my support is emotional, physical and, informational. We sort through: the mom-baby unit, hospital protocols, ways to increase likelihood of vaginal birth, standard interventions such as labor induction, routine pitocin, disruption of biological birth, c-section, medical testing, epidurals, etc. Also covered: birth options, trauma processing, partner tips, building self-trust, breastfeeding, baby care, and more.
Birthkeeper role. I am the Wise-Woman present in your home when you have assumed full and sole responsibility for your birth and baby. My role when you birth freely at home: I ground, love, nourish, and nurture you as you release yourself and your baby to your inner wisdom. I may be one room away and if and when you call me, I come to you. Your baby swims Water to Earth and then stays on your body.
Historically during postpartum people would settle in for 40 days with their newborn and do nothing but self-care and baby-care. 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, am experienced working with nurses and doctors, and can translate medical language.
Other stuff: Yoga, child-care, volunteer at the Riverwest co-op, walk all around Milwaukee and swim in Lake Michigan.
This summer I am in the Radical-Birthkeeper course and "learning" what I already knew: I am a woman who walks with women.
Next step: reach out to schedule a free consult, 262 902 8714 and we take it from there.
Sincerely, Milwaukee doula MarthaI
262 902 8714 any time