Milwaukee doula Martha (certified doula)
Home birth-Birth Center-Hospital
ALWAYS OPEN FOR BIRTH
I created Doula Woman because women 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 can birth from a loving and primal place. You can and should experience pregnancy, birth, and motherhood in whatever way calls to you.
You need not give up what calls to you, be it 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.
Postpartum historically women settle in for 40 days with their newborn and do nothing but care for themselves and their newborn. This is a pivotal point in your parenthood journey.
I am seasoned and spunky and I love that my life and my work are interwoven. I navigate the system on behalf of family members and have done this for decades. My own children are adults. I had doula support with my third birth, and the positive repercussions are felt decades later.
I run, practice and lead yoga, swim, and walk (especially by the river). I advocate outdoor therapy and I am forever thankful for coffee.
In addition to full-time plus doula work I volunteer at the Riverwest Co-op, work at the Blooming Lotus bakery, lead prenatal yoga, and walk all around town. Two new things this year: reproductive justice activist and the Free Birth study course.