GR Birth & Wellness Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified Birth Doula
Trauma-Informed Yoga Instruction Student
**Accepting Repeat & Massage/Doula Package Clients Only**
Since 2013, I've spent countless hours beside pregnant, laboring and and postpartum women. It was a natural shift to add massage therapy to my skill set in 2018, enabling me to work closely with even more pregnant and postpartum people. I'm currently studying Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy with the Mindful School of Yoga and am filled with gratitude as this study continues to deepen my work with growing families.
I view the childbearing year as a life-changing transitional period that creates a life-long memory. My goal is to protect that memory, by providing what are often missing elements: information, judgement-free support and wellness planning for pregnancy, and 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.