Marta the Doula

about me

 
 
 
photo by Jessie Sandler

photo by Jessie Sandler

 

An eternal optimist and a native East Coaster, I grew up with a big yard in a small town in upstate New York. Surrounded by a family of artists, entrepreneurs, and scientists, I was taught to do what you love and the rest will follow suit. In 2014, After several years living in NYC I picked up and moved across the country to San Francisco and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

My background is in the photography industry and before that, childcare, but something had been gnawing at me for years. I could no longer deny my true passion: Women’s reproductive health. I began my Doula journey in 2017 and plan to continue my education to extend to midwifery in the coming years. Doula work has taught me many lessons, but the largest of them all is holding space and respect for the human body and the birth process.

I live in Oakland with my partner, Grant and our little pup, Naomi. I serve Bay Area families in the East Bay, San Francisco, North Bay and the Peninsula.

 

Classes

Birth Doula Training- Cornerstone, Nickie Tilsner and Juli Tilsner, San Francisco  2017

Postpartum Doula Training - Cornerstone, Nickie Tilsner and Juli Tilsner, San Francisco 2017

Homebirth for Doulas- Cornerstone, Juli Tilsner, San Francisco, 2017

Breastfeeding - Birthways, Berkeley, 2018

 

Certifications

Certified Doula- CD & CPPD, Cornerstone Doula Training, San Francisco 2017

Infant & Child CPR- Oakland, 2018

Placenta Specialist Certification, Cornerstone Doula Training, San Francisco 2018

California Food Handler Certification, 2018

Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control For Placenta Encapsulators, 2018

Observed Classes

Hypnosis based Childbirth Education and Birth Techniques Series- Rachel Yellin, San Francisco 2018

Birthing From Within Childbirth Education Series- Shannon Padlog and Alli Cuentos, San Francisco 2018

 

Volunteering

San Francisco General Hospital, 2017- present

St. Luke’s Hospital, 2018-present

Birthways, 2018-present