GR Birth & Wellness Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Birth Doula
**Accepting Repeat & Massage/Doula Package Clients Only**
Since 2013, I've spent countless hours beside pregnant, laboring and and postpartum women. I've attended more than 150 births, and provided more than 500 families with safe, reliable placenta encapsulation services. As one of Grand Rapids' most-experienced doulas, I'm delighted to now offer massage therapy for the childbearing year to Grand Rapids families as well!
I view the childbearing year as a life-changing transitional period that a mother will carry with her throughout her life. My goal is to protect that memory, by providing what are often missing elements: information, judgement-free support and wellness planning for the postpartum year.
A little about my personal life: I grew up on the lakeshore, and have Broadcasting and Spanish degrees from Western Michigan University.
I worked in local news as a producer, anchor and reporter, before starting my family. My primary role is that of "Mom". I find great joy and comfort raising my three boys close to family in the Grand Rapids area. That's where you can often find me failing miserably in the kitchen, being the worst but most dedicated backyard quarterback, lifting weights and doing yoga.
In this advanced season of my doula career, I find my work to be most effective and most fulfilling when engaged in a long-term commitment of support through the childbearing year. My calendar is open to repeat doula clients, and new clients who want to package doula and massage work.