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 5 years ago a new daydream formed in my mind. I wanted to become a doula. I was an exhausted first time mom of a newborn, trying to work through breastfeeding struggles, heal from a c section and recover emotionally from a traumatic birth. As soon as I heard the words “postpartum doula,” I knew that I needed one as part of my support team and that one day I wanted to become one to support other mothers.

 

Fast forward to today. It’s April 2016. My daydream is now a rea...

“What if I have to pee?” he asked me, unfamiliar with what his parallel existence under general anesthesia might look like.

 

“Hm, maybe they’ll put a catheter in,” I mumbled, gazing out the car window at the drizzling morning.

 

“WHAT! Ew - NO!!” he shouted, literally shuttering at the thought. Yes. He shouted that. He didn’t “exclaim” it, or “blurt” it. It was a shout, filled with stress, anger, and a skosh of indignity.

 

Now, let’s stop right here to note my husband is n...

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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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