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  • What is a birth doula?
    A birth doula is a non-medical support person who provides continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to birthing people before, during, and after birth.
  • What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?
    A doula provides non-medical labor support. A midwife is a practitioner trained to provide clinical care during pregnancy and delivery. Midwives provide birth support in hospitals or non-hospital settings (a free-standing birth center or home birth). Can you have a doula and a midwife? YES!
  • How does a doula support my partner?
    Doulas support partners in many ways! They work together to help the birthing person feel supported, empowered, and more comfortable through the stages of labor. Some examples include: Help them understand the normal process of birth, Demonstrate non-medical comfort measures to perform during labor, Offer an opportunity of rest to take a nap, go to the bathroom, or eat a meal and Provide encouragement and emotional support.
  • Do you support hospital births?
    Absolutely! I provide doula support at the following hospitals in West Michigan: ​ Holland Hospital Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital Trinity Health Saint Mary's - Grand Rapids Trinity Health Muskegon (Mercy Health Muskegon) University of Michigan Health-West
  • My local hospital has a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) ban. Can you help me find a VBAC supportive provider?
    YES! As your birth doula, I can refer you to several provider options in West Michigan. Let's work together to find the best provider for you!
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