My name is Andrea Bukiewicz. I am a Certified Professional Midwife; a Licensed midwife in the state of Wisconsin and a birth doula. My journey began in 2008, assisting women in both hospital and home. Here I saw our culture’s disillusion towards birth and the harm it can cause. This experience as a doula catapulted my midwifery studies and grew The Barefoot Doula into a thriving practice. I have had the honor of participating in hundreds of births as both a doula and a midwife.
"It's important that each woman and her partner experience a peaceful pregnancy and a birth that they desire. As a toLabor (ALACE) trained doula, I understand the natural process of birth and that our bodies are full of mystery, wisdom and creativity." – The Barefoot Doula
I believe in the power of women mentoring women. This belief not only holds true as a midwife with InnerBirth, but is also reflected in the care that I give as a doula.
In 2013 my studies sent me to Bali, Indonesia. Here I spent a summer interning as a midwife at Bumi Sehat Birth Center and apprenticed under Robin Lim. This experience helped me mature into the midwife and doula that I am today. I am one who is here to protect our rite of passage and help women birth in such a way that honors its process.
My own introduction to the healing arts and Feminine teaching looked very similar to my midwifery apprenticeships and doula work, with my grandmother sharing Eucalyptus remedies and family stories. Her love began the preparation for what was to come and helped cultivate my spirit and trade. Outside of birth work I am an athlete, tattoo enthusiast, bone collector, herbalist and avid traveler with my husband and two children.
I am available to provide support throughout your own journey. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me be apart of your birth team.
Peace and Blessings.