Martha Girard-Wasserman, RBK, CD
Doula Woman, LLC
You can contact me using the contact form on my website, by email at email@example.com, by phone at 262-902-8714.
I walk with you during your pregnancy, birth process, and mothering as a birth-keeper or doula.
When your birth language is Sovereign Freebirth, I'm your birth-keeper.
When your birth language is Medical Obstetrics, I'm your doula for homebirth, birth center, or hospital deliveries.
Other services I offer are: Birth Options session, Homebirth Preparation Package, Birth Trauma Debrief session, breastfeeding support, placenta encapsulation, yoga, Reiki, childbirth education, and child-care.
I clearly see through my birth-work, what I've always intuited: it's time NOW to re-normalize human birth.
While I do serve people within the system (including in depth discussion about options realistically available to an individual as specified by the system), my deepest calling is to Light Up the path to re-normalize birth: Divine, gritty, ecstatic, all-powerful, uncertain, wild, and free. It's about the immeasurable power and mother-child love that shines in undisturbed birth. You may extend the light for generations.
I've attended over 100 births: homebirth, birth center birth, hospital birth. I've served people from a variety of lifestyles, birth preferences, mental and physical health challenges, and people labeled both high and low risk.
I've served as a certified hypno-doula.
My experience includes: VBACs, fast labors, long labors, water-birth, labor inductions, c-sections, premature babies, unexpected turns, planned epidural, minimal intervention births, baby in NICU, single people, partner fully present, partner not naturally inclined to birth support, and more.
At our prenatal meetings we lay the ground work as I learn your energy and queues.
During your birth process I'm a guiding and grounding presence, stepping in when you call me to you for soft words, touch, love, translation of medical speak, and more. When you're in- hospital, I work pro-actively to maximize your chance of a vaginal delivery (if that's what you prefer) as medical protocol unfolds.
I worked decades in the system as a cardiac tech. I translate medical speak.
Standard doula techniques such as Spinning Babies, rebozzo, relaxation, oils, breathing suggestions, partner tips, ways to maximize chance of spontaneous labor + are woven into my work.
Since March 2020 COVID-19 regulations, I've served clients fully and partially virtually.
I've served over 40 families postpartum. As a postpartum doula I've done lots of listening and breastfeeding help. We may walk around the neighborhood together as you open to your heart knowledge. I've dog walked, washed dishes, food prepped, done child-care, performed ceremonies, loved up to baby-care, worked Reiki and yoga sessions, run errands, and more. Birth trauma debrief may figure in here. Coaching sessions free from medical accountability are options.
A personalized Birth Options session to go over realistic options about your pregnancy care and delivery around here is one of my offerings. I offer a personalized Freebirth information session also.
Fee: Please see my website (doulawoman.com) for fee information.
Barter, payment plan, take or give to my pay-it-forward fund.
Certifying Organization(s): Radical Birth-keeper, Well Rounded Maternity + Hypnobabies
Other certifications, diplomas, trainings, etc.:
Other types of birthwork: Postpartum Doula, Full-spectrum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Placenta Encapsulation, Birth Keeper, Reiki Practitioner