Doula Woman, LLC
I am seasoned, spunky and love being a doula! As a bridge to your care-provider I bring insight from many years working closely with doctors and nurses in cardiology.
This is your body, your pregnancy, and your birth. You keep your power trusting your primal self, your instincts and self-love. My specialties include labor support techniques that include relaxation, acupressure, yoga positions, mantras, Reiki, oils and more.
Additional trainings/certifications: Dona trained birth doula, hypno-doula certified (Hypnobabies), breast-feeding support, Spinning Babies trained, childbirth educator and post-partum doula trained ICEA, CPR, PNYI, Reiki level II, RDMS (cardiac ultrasound tech).
I am open to women of all lifestyles, histories, belief-systems and habits are welcome. Your pregnancy and birth are about what is right for you. I would be honored to be your doula.
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I knew I wanted to have a natural birth long before seeking a doula. My sister gave birth about three months before I was due, and she said she couldn’t have done it without the support of her midwife. 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 started looking 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.
Martha came to the rescue when we had trouble with signing up with a doula with another company. 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 daughter and even came to my house to visit with me so I didn’t have to leave. She is very accommodating and will listen to your wishes! Very kind individual and would recommend her to anyone!
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.