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General Info
Name
Michelle Hardy

Birthworker Type
Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor (CLC), Bodywork Professional, Massage Therapist

About / Bio

Michelle started her journey in birth work in 2003 as an independent doula working with families from all walks of life. Over the years she continued studying, learning and adding to her offerings with various trainings and certifications birth related. In 2010 she decide to put her private birth business on the side in order to start a non-profit 501(c)(3) called Mothering the Mother, Inc (https://motheringthemotherinc.org) because she saw an incredible need in the Milwaukee area for high quality birth professionals willing to work with women from all walks of life. Her organization grew over the years and now offers birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth and new parent education, prenatal care coordination, lactation support, support groups. In 2015 Michelle started to train individuals through an organization called the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA). She trains individuals all over the United States to become childbirth educators, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and she offers an ICEA approved early lactation workshop. In addition to the ICEA offerings she also trains birth professionals in Safety and Self Care and she offers an intensive business workshop where birth professionals learn to take their business to the next level (http://mtmtraining.org).
In 2016, Michelle opened a pregnancy and birth related store in West Allis called Beyond the Birth where she sells labor support items, baby related items including cloth diapers, breastfeeding supplies, feminine hygiene products and much more (http://beyondthebirth.org). Then in 2017 Michelle decided to re-open her private birth business, Milwaukee Doulas where she offers childbirth and new parenting education, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and lactation support. She currently runs her private business Milwaukee Doulas, Mothering the Mother, her store Beyond the Birth and travels and trains. Michelle is caring and compassionate and is dedicated to improving maternal and perinatal outcomes in the Milwaukee area and surrounding counties. Michelle’s business is your one stop shop for everything pregnancy related.

Business Name
Milwaukee Doulas

Phone
414-378-9524

Email
milwaukeedoulas@gmail.com

Price Range
Please Inquire

Years of Experience
10+

Number of Families Served
Over 1000 (through the many programs offered both privately and through Mothering the Mother)

Social Profiles
Degrees / Certifications
College Education
BA/BS, MA/MS

Lactation
LA Leche League Leader

Childbirth Education
ICEA

Doula
Certified Birth Doula ICD(ICEA)
Certified Postpartum Doula ICPD(ICEA)

Other
Licensed Massage Therapist, CPR Trained and Certified

Services
Specialized Training / Experience
Twins, Postpartum mood disorders, Single parents, Cesarean birth, Waterbirth, Teens, Families conceiving with ART and IVF, VBAC, Adoption, Relinquishing mothers, NICU support, Special needs babies, Prematurity, High risk, Expected stillbirth, Survivors of childhood sexual abuse, Survivors of Previous Life Trauma, Domestic Violence, Addiction Recovery, Happiest Baby on the Block

Specialized Services
Infant massage education, In-home lactation support, Belly casting, Babywearing education

Areas Served
Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties