GR Birth and Wellness Blog

December 31, 2017

2017 has proved to be another exciting year for the GR Doulas team! In addition to serving over 150 families, we’ve had been some big changes and exciting adventures in our business. Here are the highlights!

We added two new doulas to our team this year! Christie Salazar joined us in July. Christie offers birth doula services and brings a worldly quality to the team - she began her doula career in England! Do you have any questions about the one of the newest pain relie...

September 7, 2017

It was October of 2016 when Spectrum Health Butterworth opened it's first natural birthing suite. A second suite became available for use in December and since then, hospital staff tell us 74 babies have been born in these rooms!

Considering the hospital is the birthplace of about 8,000 babies annually, these special rooms have been used by very, very few women in the Grand Rapids area.

As we work with our clients, especially during early pregnancy when they are mak...

May 8, 2017

"I was so glad you were there. When I hired you, I honestly didn’t know what you would do. I knew I was going to have the epidural, so I thought I wouldn’t really need anything from you. But you actually helped us so much - especially during pushing!”

                                 -Kelly, GR Doulas client who labored on an epidural

                                   with her husband...

December 31, 2016

It has been another exciting year for GR Doulas LLC! As we reflect on the year, a theme makes itself glaringly obvious: new. Everything's new!

We got a new name!

After contemplating it for a couple of years, we finally decided to take the plunge and re-brand! We will always feel sentimental about Over The Moon Doula Services and the success it brought us, but we felt that we’d outgrown it and opted for a location-based named. On Sept 13th we officially relaunched as GR...

November 1, 2016

It’s easy to forget that as a pregnant person, you are participating in medical and retail decisions as you navigate pregnancy and birth. 

As a consumer, you have the right to choose the products and services which will best suit your needs. With that right comes the responsibility to participate in decision-making.

Yes, the responsibility.

Just as you would no sooner drive away in whatever vehicle the car salesman thought was best for you, the same is true for the care y...

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GR Birth and Wellness is a collective of practitioners deeply committed to supporting maternal wellness in the childbearing year. Massage therapists hold current state licenses in good standing, while doulas are certified or actively pursuing certification through the respected third-party organization, DONA International.

We provide non-judgmental support to families with a wide variety of circumstances and preferences, including hospital & home births. 

GR Birth and Wellness serves families in West Michigan including Greater Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, and Fremont.

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Grand Rapids, MI 

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