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)/VBaC Educator | 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 (DONA)
It is my heart as your doula to provide you with support in as many areas as I can through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
As a DONA certified doula and a Lactation Counselor, my goal is to provide you with evidence and support that in turn causes you to trust your intuition and birth in a manner that is fit entirely for you–whether that is an unmedicated home birth or a scheduled cesarean birth. Birth is birth, and it is truly remarkable.
I am a bit of an extrovert and gain so much energy being around others and in the community. To recharge, I take solace cooking and singing in the kitchen AlONE, haha. My husband and I have been married for almost 2 years, and have a deep love for the outdoors. I love Jesus and believe the church is all around us...but mainly in the woods.
- Hannah CD(DONA)
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.