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Client Testimonials for Martha Wasserman
"Martha is an angel. From the first meeting, to our prenatal visits, to the big day - Martha and her experience and knowledge helped my husband and I have the BEST birthing experience we could have EVER dreamed.
Martha helped me pre labor at home - and was my coach, advocate, guide and shoulder to lean on once we got to the hospital. I genuinely could not have done it without Martha, and am so thankful to have met her.
Without Martha's positivity, encouragement and guidance I would not have been able to stick to my original plan for unmedicated birth too! I remember hearing her calm, confident voice. And I also remember Martha's soothing touch and calming lavendar oil massage between contractions.
Martha helped me stay positive during pregnancy, and helped me stay calm and confident during the labor. I swear I didn't have any tearing or stitches much in part to having a doula by our side.
Martha, thank you for being with us the entire time and for your expert help at the hospital after birth also. Thank you for continuing to be available post partum for questions and help also - you are a godsend and if/when we have our second we will for sure be calling you again. "
-Eliza Cypress Feb. 2018
Martha was my doula for the birth of my second child in September 2017. She was absolutely vital to me having the birth experience I was hoping for. She is a very calm and reassuring presence and was able to sense exactly what I needed, when I needed it. She was very much in tune with me before labor began and during - she was able to anticipate my needs while still remaining in the background. After a typical hospital birth with the cascade of interventions, I wanted to do better with my second birth. Thanks to switching to midwives and working with Martha, we made it happen! She helped me labor at home as long as possible - something I never would have been able to trust myself enough to do. She kept me moving and often suggested different positions to keep things progressing. She was very hands off - I think she sensed this is what I needed from her. She very much made the birth be about me and my husband and our soon to be born baby and faded into the background. But when I needed her (to help hold the fetal monitor on my belly so I could stand during painful contractions upon arrival at the hospital, to gently remind hospital staff to keep lighting dim, to continually encourage me this was something I could do) she was right there. It was absolutely thanks to Martha that I was able to have a completely natural, intervention-free hospital birth. It was everything I could have hoped for and I'm so grateful to her. She's wonderful!
Posted 3/5/2018, Jennifer D.
By Carolyn Fraser:
Martha is an amazing doula, and anyone would be lucky to have her at their side throughout the pregnancy journey. She was very supportive in the months leading up to my son’s birth, customizing her services to fit my needs, providing valuable information, answering my questions, and even joining me for a prenatal labor and delivery class. Her presence in the delivery room was incredibly comforting and helpful. She guided me with many empowering techniques for inducing natural labor, and held my hand and spoke encouraging words to help me through each contraction. She is very knowledgeable about birthing in a hospital setting due to her background working in the medical field combined with her experience as a doula, so she was able to explain things and help me better understand my options. Her positive energy was great in the postpartum period as well, when she visited my home to help ease the transition to motherhood and make sure I was doing well with my new little one. As a first time mom, I highly recommend Martha... I can’t imagine having done it without her!, Jan. 2018
KAMAHRIA HOPKINS FACEBOOK REVIEW
I highly recommend Martha and her extraordinary doula services. From the moment we met, I knew she would be a great fit. Martha is the perfect mix of knowledgeable, peaceful and expansive. I loved our prenatal sessions - the yoga and reiki in particular. I can't thank her enough for the incredible support she provided to me while I labored primarily at home in the middle of the night. And then later at the hospital when my son made his debut earthside. Even weeks after, Martha continues to check in with me and offer her support
Marika Facebook review Sept. 2017
.Martha was a calming presence and my advocate at the birth of our daughter; she has continued to be an important part of our lives as a post-partum doula, which has made the tiring first weeks of motherhood go more smoothly. I highly recommend Martha as a doula, post-partum doula, support and friend. My daughter, fiancé and I are very grateful to have Martha in our lives!Milwaukee doulas at Doula Woman
Client BR Dec. 2017
Thank you so much Doula Woman for helping me find that power and keeping it!
LISA EMKAY NOV. 2017
I initially found Martha's profile on a website for doulas in Kenosha and Racine. After reading her profile, I scheduled a meet and greet. From the moment I met Martha, I knew she would be my doula. I didn't even bother to interview anyone else! It was as if I was reconnecting with an old friend, rather than meeting someone for the first time.
I genuinely enjoyed every prenatal visit and appreciated Martha's amazing Reiki ability. Martha generously offers discounted Reiki to her doula clients. In addition to prenatal visits, Martha and I exchanged text messages and emails throughout my pregnancy. She always made herself available to answer my questions and even sent messages just to check on me!
During my labor and delivery, Martha provided the perfect amount of support. She instictively knew exactly how much love and guidance to offer. I chose to have a hospital birth that included an epidural. Martha respected my choices and decisions and never tried to steer me off of my chosen path. Martha encouraged and supported me throughout every step.
Martha helped me decide the kind of birth experience I wanted to have. In order to create my "birth plan," she asked me the important questions that I needed to answer for myself - but in such a way that I never felt pressured or judged. Martha supported the plan that I wanted and acted as the perfect guide.
Choosing Martha was one of the most rewarding decisions I made on my pregnancy journey. I can honestly say that I made a friend for life.
Lisa Posted 11/14/2017
By Colin Kohls Harbecke, Sept. 2017
Martha's time, efforts, guidance, and insights were invaluable in all ways leading up our daughter's birth and beyond. Her professionalism and maternal instincts have been a welcome addition to us as first-time parents.
Please note that other doulas may be less expensive, but you truly pay for what you get. With Martha, we found knowledge and support beyond monetary value. On a scale of one to ten, Martha is an absolute twenty!
If you're reading this recommendation, congratulations on your soon-to-be newborn; don't waste a moment's time and hire Martha Wasserman with a quickness!
"Thank you for your support and expertise during labor. In the moments when I felt I couldn't do it, your voice and breathing helped me keep going!"
JENNIFER E, Sept. 2017
"I had exactly the kind of birth I'd hoped for and I am pretty sure I couldn't have done it without you!"
I knew I wanted to have a natural birth long before seeking a doula. I had been planning on having a hospital birth with an OB I really trusted, but I knew I would need a little more support if I wanted a medication-free birth. So I (looked) for a doula and I just knew Martha was the one when I met her. She is warm, funny, incredibly encouraging and makes you feel very comfortable from the beginning. During the labor process, she provided constant encouragement which is something that is so needed in those moments. I had the birth that I wanted because Martha was by my side.
I knew I wanted a natural childbirth but was worried about being able to do so in a hospital so I Iooked into hiring a doula. I found Martha online and knew she was the person to help me. She is so flexible and really helped me relax and prepare. When I went in to labour Martha was right there, She worked with me through each contraction , helping me to stay calm and comfortable. One of the more helpful things Matha did for me was to gently remind me of my goal throughout the labour process and offer suggestions to help me reach it. I was able to labour at home for quite awhile and Martha remained a support when we went to the hospital, helping me not get caught up and distracted in the medical setting. I know for a fact that I could not have accomplished my goal without Martha's help.
Valerie Rossi R.-April 2017
I chose to work with Martha for the birth of my daughter in March. I knew right away upon meeting her that she was the doula for me! Martha has an incredible energy and calming presence. I found her to be very knowledgeable and non judging. She provided me great information. Martha was very responsive and I loved the prenatal sessions. I also really benefited from her reiki. I would highly recommend her as a Doula!
Martha came to the rescue.. She was available last minute and was a tremendous help. Since she had not met me until I was in labor, Martha was very understanding and helpful through my entire labor. She got to know me in an efficient manner, kindly asking me questions though contractions. She had a lot of ideas in terms of birthing positions and other things to be more comfortable through contractions. Martha followed up with me soon after having our duaghter and even came to my house to visit with me so I didn't have to leave. She is very accomadating and will listen to your wishes! Very kind individual and would recommend her to anyone!
We couldn't have gotten through it as well without you. Thank you!
Client S.A., 2018
Martha was my doula for the births of my two children. She was a great support in the weeks leading up to my first birth, giving me an idea of what to expect. When my water broke in the middle of the night, she came over and we walked around the backyard through the early contractions. When the going got tough, the main thing I remember is her calm voice reminding me that I wasn't having a contraction in my shoulders, helping me relax. My husband also really appreciated having her there, too - and the next day my OB/GYN commented on what a great doula I had.
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September 2017, client K
FROM FACEBOOK REVIEW TIFFERET B.
It was such a pleasure to work with Martha! She is so sweet, thoughtful and caring. Any questions I had, if she didn't know the answer, she went and found them. We felt so comfortable with her right off the bat. She went above and beyond with my husband and me, I labored for 41 hours, a few hours into her birthday, and she stuck by our side without complaint, holding my hand all the way through. I highly recommend Martha!
FACEBOOK REVIEW JESSICA M.
...Martha was such a wonderful soul to have at our birth...
Barbara Aho reviewed Doula Woman LLC — 5 star
October 6, 2016 ·
Martha has been great for me. I just couldn't get by without her reikki. So healing!