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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Erica McLeod, IBCLC
Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Postpartum Doula, Wearable Baby Carrier Educator, Breastfeeding Educator
I have four children. Four amazing, spunky, once soft-squishy, now solid children. I vividly remember how each one of them arrived earth-side, and how each one of them nursed. Fortunately, I was not alone in this great and true labor of love; I had support from my midwives, partner, family, and friends. Of special importance was a breastfeeding support person who boosted my confidence, and gave me strength when I needed it most.
I humbly ask your permission to join you on your journey through birth and afterwards. My aim is to support you, to boost your confidence, and give you strength through any breastfeeding or parenting hurdles. Many people joke that a postpartum doula works herself out of a job, and they are correct.
Since the birth of my first child in 2007, I have been wearing babies in carriers, taken classes on how to use wearable baby carriers, and became a leader of a local babywearing group. I have been working as a breastfeeding counselor and educator for nine years and have had the privilege of providing support to thousands of women. I attended my postpartum doula training in 2014 (while seven months pregnant with my fourth child), received my CLC in 2015 and my IBCLC in 2021. I am fluent in American Sign Language.
As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and postpartum doula, I will make myself available to meet your needs whether it be in person, on the phone, in text or email, however you feel comfortable reaching out.
Contact Erica: 734/913-0794 or Erica@treetowndoulas.com
Postpartum Doula, Babywearing Educator, Group Support Facilitator
Contact Liz: 773/983-4841 or email@example.com
Birth Doula, Body Ready Method Pro, Movement Teacher / Doula
Contact Erica: 734/637-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna Kreiner, B.S.
Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, Microbiologist, Placenta Arts & Encapsulation Specialist
Additional training: Indigenous Birthing: Trauma and Resilience by Birth Bruja
Contact Anna:248/ 535-6476 or Annak@treetowndoulas.com
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