by Andrea Stainbrook Doula, Co-Owner of Metro Detroit Doula Services
We at Metro Detroit Doula Services know Marie is fabulous and we want you to know why she is too! She is a trained Postpartum Doula as well as a Postpartum Placenta Specialist. She has had a special training in supporting families of multiples as well as an interest in supporting breastfeeding when needed.
We all have our own paths to our careers. Marie tells us about her journey to becoming a doula: “Through my own mothering experience and helping friends and family through their postpartum time, I came to realize how natural this work was to me. Whenever anyone I knew had a question about pregnancy, birth, or babies, they always came to me. When my youngest daughter was an infant, I became active in my local La Leche League and that really opened my eyes to how important it is to have mothers supported through this time of their lives. When I found out I could actually make a career out of this, it was like a dream come true!”
“Marie was fantastic. She quickly built up a rapport with our toddler. He enjoyed having her around, which was so important to us. My stress was greatly decreased knowing that he trusted her. She was also very comfortable and skilled with our newborn. I enjoyed having her around. It was great to have someone to talk to and I always felt like things were under control when it was time for her to go home.” – Postpartum Doula Client
What do you love about being a doula? “The early postpartum days can be full of so much anxiety and emotions, so I love to be there helping the new parent to feel confident in their new role. Also, I love the sweet baby cuddles :)”
Tell us about your family! “In my house I live with my awesome and supportive husband Dan, my creative and hilarious 9 year old son Tyler, my independent and sweet 3 year old daughter Eleanora, and my thoughtful and helpful Mother-in-law Mary. We also have two dogs (Charlie and Lyric) and a cat (Madeline).”
If we turned on the radio in your car, what would we hear? “Well, right now my 3 year old commands the track listing with the Frozen soundtrack all of the time. But, if I had my way it would probably be a mix of current pop music and indie rock. I also have a love for 80’s new wave and 90’s alternative, so it would really depend on my mood that day. 🙂 ”
“Marie was the voice of confidence that I needed to get through the first few weeks of motherhood. She reassured me and comforted me. She let me vent about anything I needed to and was passionate about my bond with my baby.” – Postpartum Doula Client
Marie’s take on parenting philosophies and support: “I think it’s important to follow the family’s lead and help them through this time without judgment. Everyone has their own philosophy and ways of doing things. My job is to support and help you with YOURS.”
When Marie isn’t busy being a Postpartum Doula or a Postpartum Placenta Specialist she loves taking spontaneous day trips with her family. Living in Southeastern Michigan there are so many things to do! Her and her family enjoy going to the Detroit Zoo and Toledo Zoo, Frankenmuth, Cedar Point, Greenfield Village, or even just spending the day at the beach on one of our beautiful lakes!
We think Marie is full of superpowers but if she could chose one what would it be? “I think it would be super cool to have healing superpowers. I hate seeing people sick or injured and would love to be able to make it better!”
“You are the expert on your baby! Listen to your intuition, it’s the best tool you have in your parenting toolbox.” – Marie Lang
Lastly, what is your favorite song to karaoke? “I cannot help from singing Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ every single time I hear it!”
Contact Metro Detroit Doula Services today and have Marie there for you during your postpartum time!