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.

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.

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 a weekly drop in, support group for new mothers.

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