Meet Carrie

Congratulations on your growing family! I am a mom to three amazing children – Malone, Beau & Jocelyn (twins!) 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.

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 - 2022!

- Carrie CD/PCD(DONA)/VBaC Educator | Owner


Meet Janyel

A Grand Rapids native (born & raised!), Navy veteran, and momma to the most adorable son.

Janyel has been working in the OB/Gyn & midwife field since 2009. She found the desire and passion to educate and support during her own pregnancy and postpartum and completed her DONA birth doula training. She is actively in the process of finishing her certification.

She is always full of energy, endlessly optimistic, and has never met a cup of coffee or French fry she didn't like.

- Janyel (DONA)

Meet Hannah

As a DONA certified doula and a Lactation Counselor, Hannah's 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.


Hannah's a bit of an extrovert and gains so much energy being around others and in the community. To recharge, she takes solace cooking and singing in the kitchen AlONE, haha. 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.