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Martha Wasserman, CD x 2

Doula Woman LLC

Website: https://doulawoman.com

Phone: 262-902-8714

Birth Fee: $600 to $850

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $35

Fee Details: People of all lifestyles come to Doula Woman. This is a judgment-free zone. I am certified by Well Rounded and Hypnobabies. Fees on services page at doulawoman.com. Open for pregnancy, birth, and motherhood with self-trust as you create your support circle and do what is best for you. 262-902-8714 any time. When you need a discount, tell me.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 51 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, May 2013
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No limits. I work as a traditional postpartum doula and provide mom-baby help.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Freebirth or midwife clients welcome.

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)
  • Childbirth Educator trained and I have a full series class Plumtree, availble to you, ICEA

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Breastfeeding peer counselor, personal hx. of breastfeeding.

Other Relevant Certifications

  • 4. Biologix Solutions Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists Trained
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Certifed doula by Well Rounded in Milwaukee.Prenatal yoga instructor, Yoga Institute

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • VBAC
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Military famiies
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

-Doula at Mothering the Mother (non-profit) -Carenetwork, Milwaukee. -Member of Doulas of Racine and Kenosha -Navigated the system on behalf of family members..

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Milwaukee, WI
Travel Range: 77 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: I'll swim across the river. Small mileage charge for more than 26 miles from Mlwaukee's eastside.

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Ana Jackson

Hello my name is Ana 29, and Martha was my doula for my second baby, she was great i had only meet her a week in advance prior to my birth delivery since baby came a week early. So i had only meet her once before she was in the hospital with me. she is very warm and mother like, not judgmental very profesional with tons of expiriance under her belt. I was alone in the hospital with no familiy members during the birth and Martha was my only support, thanks to her the breathing excerises and the walking around help me speed up the birth of baby boy. She ask the nurses questions that i coulnt even think of during my labor and took notes of everything thats was going on and beaing done to me. She couch me through out the whole expirance even holding one of my legs (jaja) couldnt of ask for a better person to be there with me. Thank you Martha   -ana may 11 2018

Posted 5/20/2018

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Meredith Goldberg

I loved working with Martha! She's so knowledable, compassionate, and 

nonjudgmental. She was flexible and so attentive and it's clear she's passionate 

about what she does. I cannot imagine going thru my pre partum, birth and post

partum care without her! She's a great advocate and a listener. I would recommend

her to anyone! She has awesome energy.

Posted 5/12/2018

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Jennifer Deal

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

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Eliza Cepress

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. 

Posted 2/15/2018

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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!

Posted 1/24/2018

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Lisa EmKay

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. 

Much love,

Lisa

Posted 11/14/2017

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Colin Kohls Harbecke

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!

Posted 9/12/2017

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Molly Tal

I knew I wanted a natural childbirth but was worried about being able to do so in a hospital setting so I looked into the possibility of 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 into 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 that Martha 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.

Posted 2/20/2017

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Tiferet Berenbaum

Martha is really a wonderful soul. We enjoyed getting to know her beforehand. She's a wealth of information and quickly researches anything she doesn't know offhand. She is easy to get in contact with and responds fast. I was so glad to have her with us during my long birth process. She helped me change positions and helped keep me comfortable. I don't remember what she said exactly, but I remember it being so calming while I was going through it. Thanks for the support, Martha! 

Posted 1/26/2017

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Jennifer Holt

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.

Posted 8/11/2016

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Lisa Tremper

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 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!  

Posted 7/7/2016

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Kristin Brown

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.

Posted 10/17/2015

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