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Marta Barensfeld

Birth Doula, Photographer, Placenta Specialist


Birth Fee: $1400

Fee Details: Birth doula services include one free interview/consultation session, 2-3 prenatal meetings at your home, and on call support starting at 38 weeks till your baby arrives. Once in labor I meet you when needed through birth and stay up to 3 hours after to assist with breastfeeding and family bonding. We will meet again after birth for 1-2 postpartum meetings. I'm also a professional photographer and offer maternity, birth, and family photo sessions. *Placenta Encapsulation now being offered! Info is not on website yet, please inquire if interested

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 14 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings, September 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Cornerstone Doula Trainings - Certified Placenta Encapsulator
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer doula at San Francisco General, St. Lukes and Birthways

Languages spoken: English

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Area of practice: Oakland, CA
Travel Range: 20 Miles
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Client Testimonials for Marta Barensfeld

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Astireh Baradari

I describe Marta as an angle.She is the best in her job. Excellent Doula and photographer.I believe this is the best combination.She made one of the beautiful moments of my life brighter.If you are looking for a lovely and helpful Doula to be with you in your beautiful journey of birth I truly recommend Marta. When we met Marta for the first time in our home I felt her warm and positive energy of her at first glance .She knew everything you need to guid you. You need lovely hands to relieve you in labor and then hold your baby, she has them. She is your voice for all you need in hospital.When she was with us I felt that my best friend was with me. She has kind hands for massage and she knows about aromatherapy.She was a big support for my husband, my older son and I.

Posted 10/3/2018

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joanna scott

I had the pleasure of having Marta as my doula for my first birth. From our inital meeting over the phone I could feel her warmness and nurting attitude. During my birth I was amazed at how she knew exactly when I needed her touch as well as when I needed to be left alone. She was also a huge support for my partner as well and brought a great balance to the room (my best friend and mom were there also). I feel extremely lucky to have had her present during my birth and would totally recommend her to anyone looking for a doula! 

Posted 9/14/2018

Birth Availability for Marta Barensfeld

= Available. Calendar last updated: 1/30/2019 12:50:03 PM