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Amy Kranz

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Milwaukee, WI Service range 25 miles Within 20 miles of 53211

414-702-1979

https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Kranz-Doula-1693868450758632/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Birth Fee

$800

Birth Fee

$800


Birth Doula Experience

4 years and 30 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2015

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 0 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS

MA/MS

PhD


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Belly binding
  • Infant massage education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Therapist or counselor

Fee Details

$800 - basic package I also offer a "Birth Doula Mini Session" which provides a group setting prenatal workshop, similar to what I offer my individual clients. $75/ couple

Milwaukee, WI Service range 25 miles Within 20 miles of 53211

Client Testimonials for Amy Kranz

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Elizabeth Klante

1/2/2020

We did not have a doula for the birth of our first child and I really regretted it. Hiring Amy for our second was a wonderful decision. She helped my husband and me so much- in preparing for labor and during our delivery. She really believes in the importance of birth and I was so happy to have her by my side.

I really benefited from Amy's knowledge of body positioning and the spinning babies exercises. While pregnant I took many yoga classes from her and I felt so much stronger with less physical pains than during my first pregnancy. My baby was breech early in the third trimester and I think the exerises really helped encourage her to move head down.

After going into labor, our daughter was born via an unplanned c-section and my husband really benefited from having Amy wait with him while I was prepped. She helped us communicate with the hospital about our preferences which helped me feel empowered despite not having the birth I planned. She was in the OR with us and was a very calming prescence. We will always remember her role in our birth story and are very grateful for her support!

Rachel Gorst

11/6/2018

I would highly recommend having a doula accompany you on your birth journey, but more than that, I would recommend Amy. She has been my yoga instructor through both my pregnancies, and my doula for my last pregnancy. I always said “if Amy can make me as relaxed in labor as she does in yoga class, we’ll be set!” And she did a wonderful job...helping me cope during labor by telling me all the things that I needed to hear, and physically working hard to give me counterpressure and to be a support to lean on. She was also great in helping my husband take small breaks. I truly feel like I would not have had my VBAC be an unmedicated one without her. She was there to encourage me whenever I said “I can’t do this anymore”. We aren’t sure if we are having a third child, but we are postibe that she’ll be by our side if we do.

Kristen Nikhanj

10/4/2017

I cannot sing enough praise for Amy's doula services. I met Amy through Pre-Natal Yoga (which I highly recommend!) and decided to have her as my doula a few weeks before my due date. She quickly found a time to meet with me and my husband and talk over our hopes, fears and ideas for labor. We filled out a few short forms, but nothing overwhelming. 

When it came to the day of birth, Amy got a call at 1:15 a.m. and she was able to meet us at the birth ceter ready-to-go about one hour later. I wasn't very far dialated when we arrived, so the midwives left us alone to labor a bit. My husband was so thankful he wasn't alone with me - Amy had me up doing squats, walking around, doing hip circles on a yoga ball. This helped speed my labor along. Amy offered a lot of verbal comfort to both me and my husband during the process.

During the active labor phase, Amy was in the birthing tub along with my husband and I - she directed him on how to best help me. She also got outside the tub to give me something to hold onto while I was pushing. After I had to get out of the tub (my pushing was ineffective, so the midwives moved me), Amy was a champ with comfort measures (hip squeezes during contractions and back rubs during breaks) in the several different positions I had to push in. She was also a great comfort to my husband who was anxious and didn't know what was in store for him during the birth process.

After our baby arrived and we all got cleaned up, Amy sat by our bedside for a few minutes to offer encouragement and make sure we were all tucked in and cozy before she left the room. 

Amy also did something I wasn't expecting - she kept notes during the birth and wrote up a summary of what had happened. She emailed it to me a couple weeks later. In the cloud of everything that had happened it was nice to remember some details I would have otherwise missed. 

Needless to say, Amy is hired for Baby #2!

Jess Weber

10/2/2017

Amy was our doula for my second birth, a homebirth VBAC.  She came on board our birth team with such a fearless yet grounded strength.  Amy is a powerful space holder and birth advoate, and a true believer in the sacredness of birth.  This was very important to me, to have a soulful connection with each person on my birth team, and for my partner to receive the same depth of support.  I've learned that stepping into motherhood, whether it's your first, second, tenth time, is always a new journey.  Surrounding yourself with those who *fully* support you is an incredible way to honor yourself as you step through this (or any) major life transition. 

Amy has an incredibly special way of making you feel like you're the most important person on earth.  She was so present and attentive to me during labor.  She listens and supports with an open heart, and offers such soulful and practical wisdom.  She has a warm sense of humor that seems to make any situation better. 

We just love her and she became like a sister to us through the nurturing and loving care she offered us.  We are so grateful for her commitment to us on our birth journey. 

Many many thanks,

Jess and Mike

 

 

Birth Availability for Amy Kranz

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