Meet carrie

Supporting, nurturing, and educating individuals and their families to have a successful & satisfying pregnancy, labor and postpartum.

I'm so glad you're here!

Hello and congratulations on your growing family! I am a mom to three amazing children – Malone, Beau & Jocelyn (twins!), and wife to a sweet “Kentucky Boy”. Born and raised in Michigan, I am a graduate of the University of Iowa and Indiana University, and serve as Director of a local non-profit, The Maternal Wellness Program. I'm proud and excited to say that I've been voted a Top Provider in GRKids Best Of GR 2019 - 2021!

 

My introduction to motherhood was challenging. I struggled with infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety and a difficult first birth. All these moments in my life set me on my path and passion for birth & postpartum support, and maternal mental health. Certified as a DONA birth/postpartum doula, as well as a certified advanced trained doula & educator in VBaC births, my goal is to educate, nurture, support and empower every individual and their support partner through their pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I incorporate SpinningBabies methods into my work and provide gentle, encouraging, judgment-free and continuous birth support that is unique to each client’s hopes and wants towards a healthy & satisfying birth experience.

In my free moments, I enjoy spending time with my family, meditation, yoga, walks through the woods, a good cup of coffee, TaCoS (yum!), the sound of wind-chimes, Lake-life, music, traveling, Harry Potter, Iowa Hawkeyes and Fall weather!

- Carrie CD/PCD(DONA) | Owner

Hello, I’m so excited that you’re here! I’m a Grand Rapids native (born & raised!), Navy veteran, momma to the most adorable 19 month old son, and engaged to a wonderful, supportive man.

Birth has been a part of my life for years, and I’ve been working in the OB/Gyn & midwife field since 2009. But it wasn’t until my pregnancy and postpartum that the desire and passion intensified in me to further educate, support and help individuals to have their most desirable and supportive pregnancy & birth. So I completed my DONA birth doula training and am actively in the process of finishing my certification.

I’d have to say that I’m always full of energy, endlessly optimistic, that I have never met a cup of coffee or French fry I don’t like and I can’t wait to work with you!

- Janyel 

 

associations

I am proud to certified in, support and/or be actively involved in several local and national agencies, organizations and nonprofits that support our birth & motherhood community, families, and the well-being of others.

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serving the cascade, ada, lowell, Rockford, greater Grand Rapids & West Michigan area