Anja Farin, IBCLC CPM LM, midwife, homebirth, midwifery, wisconsin midwife, appleton midwife, oshkosh midwife, green bay midwife, sheboygan midwife

Meet Anja Farin

I am a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed in Wisconsin. My journey as a birth worker began with my own four births, all of which were un-medicated, one in a hospital setting, and three at home. These babies were raised with breast-sleeping, child-lead weaning, attachment parenting, homeschooling and public schooling. And, as they are all teens and young adults now, I can assure you that they do eventually sleep in their own beds!

As a doula and childbirth educator, I began serving families in 1997. After some time devoted to the above-mentioned parenting of four busy, growing children, I came back to the work of studying midwifery. I earned my CPM and Wisconsin license in 2010. I began studying the Arvigo® Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy in 2013, taking a total of four-week long classes, including Self-Care, Professional Care, Advanced Pregnancy, and culminating in Certification in the techniques in 2017 with the final class in Belize. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2016, though I spent many years in various La Leche League groups gratefully receiving and eventually providing mother-to-mother support for breastfeeding parents.

My whole family works behind the scenes to make the support of young families possible. In my free time, I love to hike, take photos, knit, sew, and sing.

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Meet Hanna Donati

Congratulations! Motherhood is the most magical time! I can’t wait to help support you during this stage as your midwife’s assistant.

After putting together my passions for women’s rights, physiologic birth, and my love for babies, I decided to become a doula. I have been serving women of Oshkosh and the Fox Valley through my business BLOOM Doula Services for a year and a half and have attended many births both in hospitals as well as in homes.

As much as I love supporting women as a doula, I feel called to have a more direct impact on the quality of care women receive prenatally, during labor and birth, and postpartum. This led me to learn more about becoming a midwife myself! I traveled to the Farm in Tennessee to study midwifery assistant skills and receive Neonatal Resuscitation certification with their world-renowned midwives. I then serendipitously met Anja, and saw first hand how skilled and knowledgeable she is while I was the doula for one of her home birth clients. When I found out she was looking for an assistant, I jumped at the opportunity to learn from her! I now apprentice and assist Anja at prenatal appointments, births, and postpartum appointments, and it is only solidifying my choice to pursue midwifery! I am a mother, fiancée, pet owner, yogi in training, forever student, and I can’t wait to support you during this amazing time.