Stop Dreaming and Start Doulaing

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Are you passionate about new families...Do you yearn to do work that truly matters?



If so, being a postpartum doula may be your calling. A postpartum doula's role is fluid. From family-to-family, day-to-day, even hour-to-hour, the role is constantly changing.


The doula is a teacher and a source of information and will provide reliable, evidence based information on infant feeding and care, as well as integrating a baby into the family. Offering practical support with meal preparation and household organization. the postpartum doula also has a thorough knowledge of services, products and professionals available in the community; and offers quality, reliable referrals when they are needed.

At all times the doula provides reassurance, support and the belief that these parents can and will be successful in nurturing their family. The doula's support and information extend to all family members.


Hi, I'm Ann!

Pronouns - she/her

Ann Grauer





I've been teaching doula workshops since 1994 and can't get enough. I have taught doulas all over the United States and around the globe.  I eagerly look forward to where the next workshop takes me---virtually or in person.


A little about me:

  • Mom of two, mother-in-love of two, Mamaw (grandmother) to one
  • My husband and I share our Milwaukee, Wisconsin home with our 12 year old long haired dachshund Howie
  • Working with expectant, birthing and new families since 1989 as
    • Birth doula - AdvCD(DONA)
    • Postpartum doula - AdvPCD(DONA)
    • Lamaze educator - LCCE, FACCE
    • Group facilitator for parents, feeding, perinatal mood disorders and grief
    • Board certified lactation consultant - IBCLC
    • DONA International's Phyllis Klaus Award recipient 2022
    • Lamaze International Elisabeth Bing Award recipient 2007
    • Currently in private practice as a lactation consultant with Wisco Lactation in the Metro Milwaukee area
  • Endlessly curious
  • Voracious reader and still a newbie knitter afer more than 15 years (seriously!)

If you want to know more about me, click here or come join me in a workshop! 


I love helping doulas find the path to their dreams and I want the learning process to be collabortive. Participants come to the workshop with a life full of experiences that add richness for all of us. We learn from each other and take up the challenge to grow through the process.


I look forward to being a part of your journey!


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