About Us

Toni Auker, LCCE

Birth Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Babywearing Consultant

When I graduated with a degree in psychology and women’s studies, I had no idea what I would do with it. I knew that I wanted to work with families, but never seemed to find the right fit. After the birth of my first son in 2011, everything changed. I became passionate about pregnancy and helping women feel empowered in their birth experiences. I attended birth doula training and I immediately knew that I had found what I was looking for.
Since 2011, I have taken classes to teach babywearing, began teaching childbirth classes, and continue to attend as many births as I can. As a birth doula, I aim to give you informational, emotional, and physical support so that you can feel in control during your birth. It is your birth, and I am lucky to be a small part of the story.

Contact Toni:  734/730-2909 or toni@treetowndoulas.com

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Martha Baum

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation, Breastfeeding Support, Private Childbirth and Infant Care Classes

Hi, I’m Martha and I have been a doula for over 20 years.  My love for moms and babies has led me to have a career that I love and  hope to continue for a long time to come.  I am a mom of two awesome young men and grandma to three fun little humans.  My own journey began with my boys births, breastfeeding and challenges, but I have been fortunate to have people that helped to guide me through.  As a doula, I am here to lend comfort, support you and your family, educate, nurture, and provide resources to help you with your journey. I became a placenta preparer five years ago and truly believe it is the best natural supplement to help heal you own body. I would love to answer any of your questions about birth and beyond.

Contact Martha: 734-366-3188 or martha@treetowndoulas.com

Anna Fernandez, CPM, M

Birth Doula, Certified Professional Midwife, Community Herbalist offering Herbal Support for Fertility, Birth, Postpartum and Women’s Health

During my first pregnancy, I lived with two doulas. Before that time, I had never even heard the word doula. These women opened my eyes to the power of support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. They would come home after births and despite the often late or early hour, I would beg for details and was fascinated with every word.

When my son was 6 months old in 1999, I took a doula training course and began attending births. Since then I have also become a Certified Professional Midwife and have attended hundreds of births. I have two children myself. I love working with each unique family, tailoring my skills around each birthing mother’s desires and working as part of a team to make the birth experience the most positive it can be.

I am also a Community Herbalist and offer herbal support for those interested for before and during pregnancy as well as postpartum and beyond.

Anna is currently in school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife and unfortunately is taking a break from doula work.

Contact Anna:734/395-5868 or anna@treetowndoulas.com

Cynthia Gabriel, Ph.D.

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Medical Anthropologist

I love birth! I started attending births in 1998 in California before I had my own children. Since then, I’ve attended births in Russia, Canada, and across the United States, at home, at birth centers, and in hospitals. Along the way, I gave birth to three children of my own. In addition to attending births, I’ve interviewed over 200 women who had achieved natural hospital births and wrote the book “Natural Hospital Birth: The Best of Both Worlds.” With a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Post-Doctorate Fellowship from the University of Michigan, I have conducted research on a variety of childbearing issues. My current projects are about Muslim-America women’s birth experiences in U.S. hospitals and African-American birth choices.

Contact Cynthia: 734/929-7317 or Cynthia@treetowndoulas.com

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Gillian McClinsey

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Eduactor, Placenta Specialist, LMT, Babywearing Educator

Over the years, I have always found joy in supporting the people in my life in many ways.  I have always been a helper.  After the birth of my first child, I knew that one day my job would be to support and empower others during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

I trained as a birth doula in 2011 and soon after as a postpartum doula.  I continued on to train as a babywearing educator, childbirth educator, placenta specialist, and CPST (child passenger safety technician).Then, I went on and graduated from school for therapeutic massage in February, 2017.

My training and education includes:
*Birth and Postpartum Doula (DONA)
*Childbirth Education (ICEA)
*Basic and Advanced Babywearing Educator (Babywearing Institute)
*Child Passenger Safety (SafeKids Worldwide)
*Massage Therapy (Flint School of Therapeutic Massage)
*Placenta preparation and encapsulation (Certified Bioligix Bloodborne Pathogens and ServSafe approved)

I look forward to meeting you and talking about how I can support you and your family.

Gillian is not currently taking birth clients, but hopes to return soon.

Contact Gillian:734/626-8508 or gillian@treetowndoulas.com


Lisa Anderson

Postpartum Doula, Clinical Social Worker, Support group facilitator

I love helping families navigate transition into new parenthood!  I have been working in the Perinatal Mental Health field as a Clinical Social Worker and am now  branching out to provide excellent care and support to the family in the home.  It is my belief that great beginnings lead to happy families and that it is critical to support mother's mental health through this radically changing period of life.

I offer routine postpartum doula care as well as perinatal mental health assessments and adjustment counseling.  I also facilitate MomShare, a drop in, support group for new mothers.  https://womenscentersemi.org/momshare/

I have 3 wonderful girls and have been married to Steve for 21 years.  I have completed training through DONA  for postpartum doula services and I look forward to helping you in your home!

Contact Lisa:734/646-1864 or Lisa@treetowndoulas.com

Anna Kreiner, B.S.

Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Microbiologist

Throughout my life I have always had a passion for supporting others. In addition to this I spent several of my adolescent years living in the Netherlands, where I grew up listening to the stories of women and their experiences of pregnancy and parenthood in different countries. These interests grew into a passion for community healing, education, and empowerment that I continue to fulfill through birth work, and working with teens to process poverty-based trauma. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology with a minor in Spanish Language from the University of Michigan. 
 
I have been a birth doula since 2016, and have since fallen in love with birth work. I have been fortunate enough to support parents from many diverse backgrounds through natural, VBAC, Cesarean, and adoptive births. I fully believe that each parent deserves a positive and empowering labor experience. It is my priority as a birth doula to ensure that the parents I work with have access to knowledge, resources, and support (both physical and emotional) that validate their experiences and identities, uplift their voices, and help them work towards creating the birth experience they envision. I know pregnancy and birth can be overwhelming because there is so much information coming from all directions. My hope is to support you in navigating this process to obtain the clarity and information you need to make informed decisions, and know that both you and your baby are in good hands. After your baby is born I will help you settle in, start breastfeeding/chestfeeding if that is part of your plan, and provide you with support in adjusting to your new role. I have seen the life-changing influence that compassionate and non-judgmental support can create, and I hope to help you navigate your journey through pregnancy and into parenthood smoothly and with confidence. 
 

Contact Anna:248/ 535-6476 or Annak@treetowndoulas.com