Marty

Dreher

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I'm a birth and infant care nerd. My practice includes birthwork as a full spectrum doula, infant feeding support, and education. I've incorporated time-honored practices with current evidence-based care. These are all go-to tools I share with clients I serve. It's important to me to to be able to share information on their rights with my birth clients, review how they might choose to assert their rights during pregnancy and labor, and include those choices in their plans. In the US, some communities —including Black, Brown, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ communities— have been excluded from receiving equitable care and comforts while pregnant, while giving birth, and in the weeks and months after delivery. In my services, I actively challenge structural biases and systems that perpetuate disparities. All new parents and infants deserve access to comforts, safety, survival, respectful support and care. I engage so everyone who wants a doula receives the best-suited support for their journey.
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We feel sure Marty will help other clients find their empowerment with that same validating support. We tell all of our friends about her — and how we highly recommend her. ~Diana & John

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December 9, 2021

Work experience

Evidence Based Birth Professional (EBB), Birth Future Foundation Professional and Founding Donor (BFF), Reproductive Justice Professional (WOC), Gender Affirming Birth Work (MTD)

Services offered

Services summary

  • Birth Doula - Hospital, home, birthing center
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Nighttime Doula
  • Infant Care Doula
  • Childbirth Educator
  • Infant Feeding Specialist
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • Classes for family and friends on how to support new parents

I support you safely in person, virtually, or in some combination.

Birth Doula:

During pregnancy - While you’re deciding whether to become pregnant and once you are pregnant, your I start by listening to you, identifying and helping to clarify the most important considerations that you value and prioritize—and I continue doing this throughout the time of your pregnancy and birth. I offer evidence-based options of care and comforts and lets you hear the known benefits and drawbacks of them.

Your partner—whether that is also the baby’s parent or another person—will also be instilled with confidence and readiness through your birth doula’s presence and support. You’re both preparing for an unforgettable moment.

Delivery - Wherever you choose to deliver —hospital, home, birthing center— I walk you, get you in and out of the tub, provide comforts like counter-pressure, give your partner breaks, and talk you through every stage so you can remain focused on your job. I will stay with you after delivery to be sure your birth goals are met even in that first critical hour, so you and your baby share skin to skin time for bonding, well being, and latching to nurse if that is your plan. Then, when you’re ready, I give you alone time.

Post Birth - I meet once more when you’re home with your baby to ask about your healing progress, answer questions you didn’t know you had, earlier.

Postpartum/Nightime/Infant Care Doula:

I meet with you before the baby is born to understand your priorities and share some early preparatory steps, talk you through the puerperium changes your body will go through in your “fourth trimester.” As you settle in with your new baby in the first couple of days home, I will start visiting with you, providing you individualized support, and an opportunity for 1:1 sharing for you to talk about how you’re feeling and doing during each visit. I provide non-medical expertise, resources, and recommendations.  Whether you have a single baby or multiples, mysupport includes an array of aspects and events in baby care, postpartum recovery, feeding, and sleep—precious sleep.

I spend several hours in a stretch with you by day, and stay all night with your new little family member. That way, you can fall into deep restorative sleep between feedings and feel ready for the new day.

Infant Feeding Specialist:

As an Infant Feeding Specialist (IFS), I support new parents in feeding during the first year of your baby's life.

I will review with you the many feeding options you have, step you through creating your individualized plan, provide safe storage guidelines for milk and formula, observe and assists in feeding positions and holds…latching, pumping, and expressing if you're nursing. You’ll gain confidence in when to feed and quantities per feed by baby’s age, measuring, preparing, and storing if you're using infant formula.

I also provide transitional support for parents returning to work and resuming other facets of lives, to coach and support parents through the transitions of bottle feeding or eating solids, and to provide continual professional infant feeding and care expertise throughout the baby’s first year and beyond.

Childbirth Educator:

Childbirth is a normal physiologic process and I can help you and people around you get familiar and comfortable with it.

As expectant parents, you learn the evidence on

  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • What happens in you and your baby while you’re pregnant
  • What happens in pre-labor, through the stages of labor, and birthing
  • Early minutes, hours and days after childbirth
  • Preparing for early parenting  
  • What your rights are, when and how to use your voice in today’s medical-industrial structures, and
  • How to confidently embrace all the new experiences in these times.
  • You become familiar with how to set your goals and write plans.

Ask! I can tailor a class for you.

Classes for family and friends on how to support new parents:

  • In friends and family classes, your folx learn how they can become resources for the expectant parent, supporting the practices the parents choose to use.
  • Well, yes, people have been having babies for aeons. Still, a few things change from generation to generation. New grandparents can learn a thing or two, and be welcome when the baby comes home.

My approach

Your journey. Your baby. Your choices. Your way. I sit with you and listen to your hopes, your ideals, your goals in having a baby. I offer evidence-based education and wisdom of the ancients for you, and, if you choose, I inform people you rely on: your tribe, your pod, your family. When those around you understand more about what you're going through and how important it is for them to support your choices, the whole experience is better for everybody. I review with you your rights during pregnancy and birthing and recognizing the points along the way for you to make final choices and make them known. I help you gain your own clarity and self-confidence. I talk with you about likely scenarios based on what you're learning with your care provider, whether midwife or doctor. When the time comes, I meet you at the hospital, birthing center, or home and support you with encouragement, affirmation, and appropriate comfort measures through labor and birthing until you're all settled and ready for extended bonding time. Then I will meet you at home with your baby when you need me from time to time again, check-in, share with you and show you what you want to know about how to feed or care for your baby in the ways you want, and keep things running smoothly while you rest. I am passionate about providing professional care for you, our client. I offer an array of support to fit your needs, and then you empower yourself to evaluate data-driven, evidence-based options and choose what works for you. And, I return to support you from start to finish.

Fees

I offer sliding scale. Let's chat.

I offer sliding scale. Let's chat.

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Does not accept insurance directly. May provide an invoice for submission to your insurance provider.

Certifications

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Certified Labor Doula (ProDoula)
Certified Infant Care Doula (ProDoula)
Certified Postpartum Doula (ProDoula)
Certified Infant Feeding Specialist (ProDoula)
Childbirth Educator (ProDoula)
Certified Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (WIC)
Advanced Full-Spectrum Doula (Cornerstone)
Full-Spectrum Doula and Educator (NCEA)
CPR Certified (Red Cross)

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English

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Website & publications

https://www.onpointdoula.com

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Dreher

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