GR Birth and Wellness Blog

February 10, 2016

Name: Jennie Kishbaugh

Child: Charlotte, 10 months

Occupation: RN, but mostly stay at home mom =) 

Place of birth: Spectrum Health Butterworth 

 

1. What were your reasons for hiring a doula? I knew I was interested in a birth that had natural aspects of it, meaning I wasn’t against an epidural, but was interested in techniques like massage, relaxation, different positioning, baths, etc. to help during labor. I was considering a midwife, but I really liked the OBGYN I was w...

January 26, 2016

 Name: Dren Asselmeier

Child: Walter George the Wally Bear, 14 months old

Occupation: Copywriter and Marketing Strategist

Place of  Birth: Spectrum Butterworth, Grand Rapids, MI

 

1. What were your reasons for hiring a doula?

I spoke to a lot of women who flew solo for their first birth and didn't find out about doulas until later. Nearly everyone who later discovered doulas told me that they wished they'd had a doula for their first birth. I thought it sounded like a good i...

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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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