Directory

Welcome

This directory lists Michigan Midwives Association members providing services to families in and around Michigan. We have every confidence that you, the consumer, will take responsibility for cktoninterviewing and choosing your provider carefully. We include a list of suggested questions below to help you. This is important regardless of the site of your birth or the type of provider you prefer. MMA does not assume responsibility for your choice in care. Providers in this directory are self-described and inclusion in this directory does not imply endorsement by the MMA. Each midwife, doula, childbirth educator or other has her own training background and practice protocols. We strongly encourage consumers to discusses these topics when interviewing care givers.

MMA Members: If your dues are not current, your business listing will not be shown on this directory. To update your membership standing, or make changes to your listing, contact Patrice Bobier (patrice@fullcirclemidwifery.com).

Choosing a Maternity Care Provider

Choosing a Midwife or Doctor is an important decision and should be researched carefully. Here is a list of questions you might start with to begin to evaluate potential providers.

 

For maternity care in general:

  1. What is your basic philosophy of care?
  2. What is your training and background in birth? How many births have you attended? In what settings?
  3. How many births do you attend annually?
  4. How many providers are in your practice? Will I get to know them all well? Do they all share the same philosophy and beliefs about birth? Are they all equally experienced?
  5. How will you help me be healthy during pregnancy? How will you help me prepare for giving birth?
  6. Who will attend me at my birth? What is the back-up system if you are unavailable?
  7. How do you handle complications?
  8. What arrangements are available if complications occur and other providers are involved in my or my baby’s care? What will your role be if that should be necessary?
  9. What are your routine prenatal visits like? What are my options for testing or ultrasound? (Are they required or available?)
  10. Can I reach you 24 hours a day? What if I just have a question?
  11. What are your fees and what are my payment options? What do those fees cover?
  12. What are your expectations of me?

At our Birth:

  1. When do I contact you when I go into labor?
  2. What are your routine procedures for labor? If in a birth center or hospital, what are their routine procedures?
  3. Under what circumstances would you induce labor?
  4. How do you monitor labor and my baby?
  5. Under what kinds of circumstances do you recommend interventions (pitocin, episiotomy, forceps, vacuum extraction, cesarean section) ?
  6. Who is present when I have my baby?
  7. What do you do to help me cope with the intensity of labor and any fears I may have?
  8. What are your routines after the baby is born, for me and for my baby?

After Birth:

  1. What does your postpartum care include?
  2. How will you help me with breastfeeding and new baby care?
  3. What is your philosophy about circumcision? About immunizations?
  4. Are you available for questions after the birth?

Key to Abbreviations

Midwives:

CPM Certified Professional Midwife
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
DEM Direct Entry Midwife

Maternity Related Services:

CCE Certified Childbirth Educator
CD Certified Doula
CHt Certified Hypnotherapist
ICCE ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

Physicians:

DO Doctor of Osteopathy
MD Medical Doctor

Nurses:

LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
RN Registered Nurse

Directory

Central & Northeast Michigan 989, 517

Midwives

Mazzara Midwifery
Kate Mazzara, CPM
1020 South Hills Drive
Howell, MI 48843
810-333-1325
Email: MazzaraMidwifery@yahoo.com
Website: www.mazzaramidwifery.com

Services Provided: Full-service midwifery care, well-woman care, waterbirth, and VBAC.
Areas Served: Home, 70 Mile Radius of Hartland/Howell

Gentle Strength Midwifery
Sandra McCurdy, CPM
5458 Okemos Rd.
East Lansing, Mi
Phone: 517-488-5193
Fax: 1-888-491-3309
Email: gentlestrengthmidwifery@gmail.com
Website: gentlestrengthmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Homebirth, Doula services, midwifery care, massage therapy
Areas Served: 60 mile radius of greater Lansing area

New Life Midwifery Service
Cathy Dowd, DEM
2662 Seidler
Midland, MI 48642
989-631-7773
Email: cathydowd@gmail.com

Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery care.
Areas Served: Midland and surrounding areas.

Red Cedar Birth and PostPartum Services
Connie Perkins, CPM
Lansing, MI
517-614-7756
Email: redcedarbirth@gmail.com
Website: www.redcedarbirth.com

Services Provided:
Full service homebirth midwifery care and well woman care. Red Cedar Birth also employs doulas for home and hospital based labor support. Breastfeeding support and PostPartum services also available.
Areas Served: Lansing and the surrounding Capital Area, within 45 mile radius of Lansing

Shelie Ross, CNM
Perry, MI 48872
C: 517-290-3433
O: 517-625-5058
F: 517-579-0284
Email: ssross@tds.net

Services Provided: Services provided: homebirth, prenatal, postpartum and newborn care, breastfeeding support, waterbirth, hospital labor support, pregnancy, newborn and birth photography.
Areas Served: 45 mile radius of Perry MI

Sondra Bolzman
4861 Main St.
Millington, MI 48746
989-871-4863
Email: jbolzman@tsd.net

Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery care. Hospital labor support.
Areas Served: Thumb area with Cathy Dowd.

Harmonious World Midiwfery
Audra Post, CPM
Okemos MI 48864
517-525-0219
Email: harmoniousworldmidwifery@gmail.com
Website: harmoniousworld.wix.com/midwifery

Services Provided: Complete Prenatal, Labor/Birth & Postpartum Care; VBAC, Waterbirth, and breast feeding support. Prenatal massage.
Areas Served: 1 Hour of Lansing

Women’s OB/GYN
Lyric Walsh, CNM
5400 Mackinaw
Saginaw Twp., MI 48604
989-792-3100
Email: birthing@gmail.com

Services Provided: Full-scope midwifery practice, well-woman exams, contraception, hospital birth.
Areas Served: Saginaw and surrounding areas.

Doulas, Childbirth Educators & Related Services

Birthsong Childbirth Education & Support Services
Jennifer Ayers-Gould, BA, LPN, ICCE
703 N. Walnut St.
Bay City, MI 48706-4874
Email: jennifer@birthsong.org
Website: www.birthsong.org

Services Provided: Childbirth Education, Labor Support, Breastfeeding Support, Postpartum Support

Areas Served: Bay City, Midland, Saginaw; Online Resources
Description of Services: Believing in women’s bodies and their ability to create and nurture life…Empowering women to trust in birth…Reclaiming sacred femininity through the art and science of childbirth.

No Greater Joy Doula Services
Joy Owens
2484 N. Pease Rd.
Vermontville, MI 49096
517-231-6149
Email: jjjcca31@hotmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/NoGreaterJoyDoula

Services Provided: Doula Services. Breastfeeding support.

Areas Served: Eaton, Barry County, Vermontville, Charlotte, Hastings, Lansing

Life Connections Counseling
Sharon Turnbull
P.O. Box 177, 121 N. Main St.
Onsted, MI 49265
517-270-1907
Email: dtrunb@tc3net.com

Services Provided: Counseling: family, women’s issues, teens, children. Serving Lenawee and Hillsdale counties. Mobile counseling available.
Areas Served: Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties

Northwest & Upper Michigan 231, 906

Midwives

Website: bellhospital.org

Services Provided: Full Scope Women’s Health Care & Services, annual exams, infertility and preconception counseling, Monthly Post Partum Support Group, Post Partum Depression/Anxiety Counseling, Breastfeeding Support, Prenatal and postpartum care.
Areas Served: Western and Central Upper Peninsula

Bell Women’s Care
Jamie Kitchel, CNM
901 Lakeshore Drive
Ishpeming, MI
O: 906-485-2665
Email: jamie.kitchel@gmail.com
Peg Dunn, CNM, MSN
810 Cottageview Dr., Ste. 102
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-941-5568
Email: pegdunncnm@aol.com
Website: www.thenursesofficetc.com

Services Provided: Prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum, annuals. Births at Munson
Areas Served: Traverse City and surrounding areas.

West Michigan Midwifery
Jennifer Holshoe, CPM
6655 College Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
H 616.328.7273
O 616.528.1825
Email: jennifer@westmichiganmidwifery.com
Website: www.westmichiganmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Family centered care for the childbearing years. Pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding support with the midwifery model of care and homebirth.
Areas Served: Areas: West Michigan, Grand Rapids, Holland, and surrounding areas.

Biblical Traditional Midwifery Services
Brenda Knowles, Credentialed by Midwifery Institute of America (MI)
7816 County Road 633
Buckley, MI 49620
231-263-2928
Email: brendacknowles@yahoo.com

Services Provided: Complete Biblical/Traditional Midwifery Services for Homebirth
Areas Served: Home, 2 Hour Radius of Buckley

Blessings of the Womb
Robin Lavis, CPM
12473 Bussa Rd.
Rapid City, MI 49676
231-264-9144
Email: blessingsofthewomb@charter.net

Services Provided: Complete Prenatal, Labor/Birth, and Postpartum Care; Breastfeeding support. Waterbirth; Childbirth education classes; Nutritional and Herbal guidance.
Areas Served: 65 Mile Radius of Rapid City, Just North of Traverse City

Dance of Life Midwifery
Kathi Mulder, CPM
Katy Hobbs, CPM
134 W. State St. Suite 203
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-929-3563
Email: kathi@tcmidwife.com
Website: www.tcmidwife.com

Services Provided:

  • Holistic Homebirth midwifery care
  • Prenatal, postpartum, waterbirth, VBAC
  • Childbirth Education Classes

Areas Served: 65 mile radius of Traverse City

Faithful Guardians Midwifery Service
Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM
8295 18 Mile Rd.
Marion, MI 49665
231-743-2483
Email: faithgms@gmail.com
Website: www.faithfulguardiansmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Complete prenatal, labor/birth, and postpartum care for homebirth. Member of Michigan Midwives Association, Midwives Alliance of North America, Christian Midwives International
Areas Served: Central Lower Peninsula — 75 mile radius around Osceola County

Full Circle Midwifery Service, Inc.
Patrice Bobier, CPM
Dorothy Vandezande, CPM
4220 East Loop Road
Hesperia, MI 49421
231-861-2234
Email: patrice@fullcirclemidwifery.com
Website: www.fullcirclemidwifery.com

Services Provided: Midwifery and Homebirth Services; Labor Support; Information and Referrals.
Areas Served: Home, Western Michigan 60 Mile Radius

Precious Blessings
Sandra Pera, CPM, Licensed Midwife, B.S., C.C.E.
1203 W. Old US 2
Wakefield, MI 49968
Office: 906-250-1969
Fax: 906-224-1383
Email: sandrapera@att.net

Services Provided: Complete prenatal, labor and birth, and postpartum care. Childbirth classes. Well woman care, and family care. Doula Services.
Areas Served: 150 mile radius of Wakefield

Life Song Midwifery Services
Jordan Karnemaat, CPM
5118 W. 72nd St.
Fremont, MI 49412
231-652-0538
Email: lifesongmidwife@yahoo.com

Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery care; water birth; prenatal care
Areas Served: 90 mile radius around Fremont Mi

Doulas, Childbirth Educators & Related Services

Down to Earth Doula
Autumn Vanacker, Certified Doula
114 Briarwood Dr
Prudenville, MI 48651
Phone: 989.745.3151

Email: dtedmomma@gmail.com

Website: DteDoula.Weebly.com

Services Provided: Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum Doula Services. Bellycasting, Blessingways, Breastfeeding, Peer Counseling.
Areas Served: Northern Michigan, Mt. Pleasant to the Bridge.

Family Tree Maternity Services
Jillian Bennett CPM
304 W. Michigan Suite 6
Mt. Pleasant, Mi 48858
Phone: 989.802.2022
Email: familytreematernity@gmail.com

Website: Family Tree Maternity

Services Provided: Complete Homebirth Midwifery care, with an emphasis on holistic and natural practices.
Professional Doula services
Professional Lactation services
Breastfeeding and Childbirth Education
Visits in your home or my office
Areas Served: Central and Northern Michigan, 100 mile radius.

Professional Birth Assistant
Jessica Lynn Smith
18745 13 Mile
Copemish, Mi 49625
Phone: 231-690-4155

Services Provided: Prenatal Visits, Birth Plan, On call, Labor Support, Postpartum visit in hospital or at home.
Areas Served: Traverse City, Cadillac, and Manistee.

Natural Birth With Denise
Denise Hayes
919 Oak
Paris, MI 49338
231-796-1247
Email: 5stsdv@live.com

Services Provided: Childbirth Education Class, Doula, Prenatal, Postnatal, Labor & Delivery,
Areas Served: Big Rapids, Stanwood, White Cloud, Baldwin, Coral, Lakeview, Within 100 miles of Big Rapids

Southeast Michigan 734, 313, 586, 248, 810

Midwives

Blessed Womb
Nicole Mascarello, DEM, LPN, CE
Corner of Warren Road and Middlebelt Road
Westland, MI 48185
734.858.8687
Email: nicolefoland7@hotmail.com
Website: blessedwomb.com

Services Provided:Complete prenatal care, labor/birth and postpartum care. Doula services, water birth, breastfeeding support, VBAC’S and Twins
Areas Served: 100 mile radius around Westland MI

Kathleen M. Kleinert, D.O., P.C.
17246 Trinity
Detroit, MI 48219-4740
313-362-3116
Email: kmkleinertdo@aol.com
Website: www.kmkleinertdo.com

Services Provided: Midwifery Model Care, Homebirth, Family and General Osteopathic Practice: Including Lactation Consultation, Family Planning, Well-Woman Gyn, Cranio-Sacral Manipulation and Nutritional Counseling. I do not push immunizations! All services are provided in your home.
Areas Served: Home, 100 Mile Radius of Livonia

A Mother’s Touch Midwifery Services, LLC
Goldie Parker, DEM, CE
4317 Summer Pl.
Shelby Twp., MI 48316
O: 586.489.1608
H: 586.822.0079
Email: goldie_parker@yahoo.com
FB: Goldie Roderick Parker

Services Provided: Homebirth Midwifery Service with over 20 years experience in labor and birth. Childbirth classes following the philosophy of “Birthing from Within.” Nutritional counseling, Placenta Encapsulation. Experience in VBAC, twins, breech.
Areas Served: Lapeer, Genesee, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland Counties. Also Serving: Lower Sandusky County and parts of Livingston Counties.

Description of Services:
Partners With:
Kathy Milosh, DEM
1424 Brocker Rd.
Metamora, MI 48455
810-678-3507
Homebirth Midwifery Practice for 12 Years.

Precious Journey Birth Agency
Shannon Lanza
1704 Lakewood Circle
Lapeer, MI 48446
C: 810.441.1626
Email: preciousjourneybabies@gmail.com

Services Provided:
Areas Served:

Blue Water Midwifery
Heather Lemanski
9120 Green Road
Wales Township, MI 48027
C: 586.569.9332
Email: treehuggerheather@gmail.com
Facebook: Heather Lemanski

Services Provided:Home Birth, Water Birth, Hospital Labor Support, Placenta Encapsulation.
Areas Served: St. Clair, Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, Livingston and Sandusky Counties.

Close to the Root Midwifery and Family Life Education
Michelle Everett Wilbert, Community Midwife
722 Laprairie
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-547-6939
Email: Michelle@closetotheroot.com OR michellewilbert@att.net

Services Provided: Close to the Root Perinatal Support Services ~ Midwifery and Doula/Monitrice services and education through the classes I’ve developed, “The Compleat Family ~ Birth and Family Life Education”.
Areas Served:I am a trained and experienced community midwife and birth assistant serving families within a 25 mile radius of Detroit, Michigan

Metro Partners in Women’s Health
Mary Gadbaw Davis, CNM,
26850 Providence Parkway
Suite 500
Novi, MI 48374
248-662-4388
Email: maregdavis@yahoo.com
Website: www.ProvidenceNurseMidwives.com

Services Provided: Women’s health services across the lifespan. Attending births at Providence Hospital Alternative Birth Care Unit and New Life Center. Services include prenatal, birth, post partum, gyn, VBAC, and family planning.
Areas Served: Metro Detroit

Mother Earth Midwifery
Helen Stockton, CPM
6270 Munger Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-657-0259
Email: motherearthmidwife@yahoo.com

Website: MotherEarthMidwifery.com

Services Provided: Complete in home care through the childbearing year. Homebirth, water birth, hospital support, well woman and body care.
Areas Served: Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Jackson, 70 mile radius of Ypsilanti.

Mother’s Love Midwifery
Adarsa Antares, CPM
359 Lodge
Detroit, MI 48214
734-972-8775
Email: adarsaantares@yahoo.com
Website: www.motherslovemidwifery.com

Services Provided: Full-scope midwifery, prenatal, birth, postpartum, and well-woman care. Helping families find the power and joy in birth.
Areas Served: Detroit and one hour radius.

Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery
Celeste Groenenberg, CPM, LDEM
8000 Werkner Road
Chelsea, MI 48118
734.747.0205
Email: gentlemamaholisticmidwifery@gmail.com
Website: gentlemamaholisticmidwifery.com

Services Provided:Midwifery services including prenatal home birth and postpartum care, Well woman care including PAP’s & breast exam’s, Preconception care, Integrative pelvic care, Fertility awareness counseling, Breastfeeding support, Belly painting, Belly casting, ​Kinesiology Taping for pregnancy & postpartum, Holistic health counseling, Bodywork including acupressure, Prenatal & postpartum yoga, Herbal remedies, Natural living consulting, Aromatherapy/ essential oils, Moxibustion, Nutritional consulting, Babywearing consulting, ​Placenta encapsulation

Areas Served: Washtenaw, Jackson, Lenawee, Ingham, Hillsdale, Wayne and Oakland counties.

Compassionate Hands Birth Services
Jill Roper, DEM
3346 Royal Oak
Burton, MI 48519
517.899.8869
Email: chbirthservice@gmail.com
Website: compassionatehandsbirthservices.com

Services Provided:

  • Complete Prenatal care with focus on Nutrition
  • Labor and birth support.
  • Complete Post Partum Care for bot Mama and Baby.

Areas Served: Flushing, Grand Blanc, Flint, 50 Mile Radius from Grand Blanc, and I also server the Amish in Brown City and Marlette

New Moon Midwifery
Amanda Howell, CPM
Jamie Eidsath, CPM
Anna Fernandez, CPM
722 Brooks St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-424-0220
Email: info@newmoonmidwifery.com
Website: www.newmoonmidwifery.com
also: www.motherbloom.com

Services Provided:

  • Holistic, woman-led homebirth midwifery care.
  • Prenatal, postpartum, waterbirth, VBAC.
  • Botanical and herbal care with Mother Bloom Botanicals.
  • Doula care for planned hospital births.

Areas Served: Home, 60 Mile Radius of Ann Arbor

Nine Short Months Doula and Midwifery Service, Inc.
Wendy Pinter, CD (DONA), DEM
6460 Waldon Rd
Clarkston, MI 48346
248-425-6782
Email: nineshortmonths@hotmail.com
Website: www.nineshortmonths.com

Services Provided: Services Provided: Home birth midwifery, waterbirth, doula and monitrice services. Also available through our practice is Lamaze childbirth classes, and a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) who does home visits.
Areas Served: Offices located in Clarkston, Royal Oak and Sterling Heights. Serving Southeast Michigan.

Safe Birth
Beth Barbeau
4121 Jackson Rd., Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 807-9909
Email: safebirth@umich.edu
Website: safebirthing.com

Services Provided: Homebirth Midwifery, Waterbirth, VBAC, Childbirth & Breastfeeding Classes, Doula Services, Birth Advocacy, Holistic Supplemental care for those birthing in all settings.
Areas Served: Southeast and South Central Michigan
Description of Services: Providing a naturopathic approach to prenatal, birth, and newborn care. Also available for teaching and public speaking on birth and related topics.

Tama Prahlow, RN, AAHCC CHom, CCH candidate
72456 22nd Street
Lawton, MI 49065
269.231.0008
Email: prahlow.tama@gmail.com

Services Provided: Prenatal and Postpartum Homeopathy, Doula.
Areas Served: Kalamazoo and St. Joseph
Description of Services: Providing a naturopathic approach to prenatal, birth, and newborn care. Also available for teaching and public speaking on birth and related topics.

Wadada Massage and Doula Services
Jahmanna Selassie, LMT, Student Midwife
104 Luella Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 717-2709
Email: wadadamama@gmail.com
Website: wadadamassagedoula.com

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Trillium Birth Services
Stacia Proefrock
220 N. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-834-5392
Email: stacia@trilliumbirthservices.com
Website: www.trilliumbirthservices.com

Services Provided: Homebirth Midwifery Services, Doula Services, Fertility Services, Waterbirth, VBAC
Areas Served: Home, 60 Mile Radius of Ann Arbor

University Women’s Care
Susan Greenlee, MPH, CNM
Division of Nurse Midwifery, HWH
P.O. Box 167, 3900 John R.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-993-4021
Email: sgreenleecnm@comcast.net
Website: www.michigancnm.org

Services Provided: Full-scope midwifery for most insurances including medicaid. Hospital birth only.
Areas Served: Detroit and suburbs

Woven In Love Maternity Services LLC
Eileen Denomme, CPM
11111 Hall Road
Suite 300

Utica, MI 48317
586.337.0393
Email: EileenDenomme@gmail.com
Website: MichiganMidwife.com

Services Provided:Home birth, water birth, hospital labor support
Areas Served:1 hour radius from Utica, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer Counties

Riverside Midwifery
Amanda Topping, CPM
506 N. Adams
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-646-2674
Email: amandatop73@yahoo.com
Website: www.riversidemidwifery.net

Services Provided: Traditional homebirth midwifey services. Well woman care. Postpartum doula support.
Areas Served: Home, 30 Mile Radius of Ypsilanti

Born 2 B A Blessing
Terry Gyde CPM, CBE, Doula
2923 York St.
Toledo, OH 43605
Office: 419-464-7831
Home: 419-346-1486
Email: terrygyde@hotmail.com
Website: www.born2bablessing.com

Services Provided: Continuous support. Waterbirth. VBAC, Natural-childbirth classes. Doula Services (in home or hospital). Nutritional consult and education for infertility and childbirth.
Areas Served: 2 hour radius of Toledo

Birth Midwifery
Nicole White, CPM
1074 Seyburn St.
Detroit, MI 48214
Office: 734-717-9881
Email: birthmidwifery@gmail.com
Website: www.birthmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery services, doula services. Massage therapy for mothers to be, and infant massage training for parents.
Areas Served:1 hour radius of Detroit

Mother Oriented Midwifery
Michelle Bucur, DEM
3581 Century Trail
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-666-5070
Email: info@motherorientedmidwifery.com
Website: www.motherorientedmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Midwifery services.
Areas Served: 45 miles from 48197

Birth & More Wellness, LLC
Kristin Lacy, DEM
Farmington Hills, MI
(248) 739-0565
Email: birthandmore@gmail.com
Website: birthandmorewellness.com

Services Provided:
– Home Birth Midwifery Care, Waterbirths & VBACS
– Doula and Monitrice services.
– Childbirth Classes & The Business of Being Born – Classroom Edition
– Homebirth Circle in Novi
Areas Served: Offices located in Royal Oak, Novi, and Sterling Heights. Serving Southeast Michigan

It’s Your Birth Midwifery Services
Jenny Zaner
Macomb Township, MI 48044
(248) 320-4872
Email: Birthingchoices@yahoo.com
Website: its-your-birth.com

Services Provided:
– Homebirth Midwifery
– Waterbirth
– VBAC
– Childbirth Education
Areas Served:1.5 hour radius of Macomb Township

Doulas, Childbirth Educators & Related Services

Heather Robinson-Sewell, AEMT, CCE, Doula
5966 Bishop
Detroit, MI 48224
313-585-6338
Email: longgrass@comcast.net

Services Provided: Certified Childbirth Educator with Birthworks International, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum doula services, bilingual (Spanish/English)
Areas Served: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb Counties

Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan
Monica Mae Liebsen, Dipl. Ac. Julie Silver, MSW, Dipl. Ac.
7001 Orchard Lake Rd., Suite 32
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
248-737-7126
Email: julie@acupuncturemichigan.com, monica@acupuncturemichigan.com
Website: www.acupuncturemichigan.com

Services Provided: Acupuncturists that specialize in women’s health, including infertility, pregnancy,and post partum women. Acupuncture has been shown to safely and effectively relieve women of common symptoms during pregnancy such as nausea, heartburn, and low back pain. Acupuncture helps women prepare for labor, naturally induce labor through acupuncture, and help a baby to turn if the baby is in a breech or posterior position. Acupuncture treatment is also relevant for postnatal conditions such as persistent uterine bleeding, after pains, breast feeding problems, and postpartum depression.
Areas Served: Southeast Michigan

Center for the Childbearing Year
Patty Brennan, Director
722 Brooks St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-663-7523
Email: patty@center4cby.com
Website: www.center4cby.com

Services Provided:

  • DONA International Birth Doula Training and Certifications.
  • DONA International Postpartum Doula Training and Certifications.
  • Comprehensive multi-media Online Childbirth Classes. (suitable for home birthers!)
  • Childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, and newborn care classes for expectant parents.
  • Small Business Basics Online Classroom for Birth Professionals.
  • Advanced Business Training.
  • Birth Companion One-Day Workshops. (for friends, sisters, and grandmothers-to-be)
  • Introduction to Homeopathy for Family Home Health Care.
  • Homeopathy for the Childbearing Year.
  • Continuing Educational Workshops for Birth Professionals.
  • A community center with lending library, drop-in support groups for new moms, and more.
  • Online directory of professionals who provide products and services to childbearing families.
Blessed Mother Doula Services
Kristen Altenberger
South Lyon, MI
248-924-5066
Email: krisaltenberger@sbc.global.net
Website: www.BlessedMotherDoulaServices.com

Services Provided:
Birth doula services
Areas Served:
Southeast Michigan

Pregnant Belly Mask .org
Lisa Forester DEM, CCE, MA
2047 Rock Valley Rd
Metamora, MI 48455
248-969-5820
Email: artmidwife@aol.com

Services Provided: Make and sell pregnant belly masks/casts
Areas Served:50 mile radius of Metamora, MI

Heartfelt Hypnosis and Hypnobirthing
Pauline Rzepecki, RN, CHt
725 South Adams
Suite 238
Birmingham, MI 48009
248-918-9075
Email: pauline@heartfelt-hypnosis.com
Website: www.heartfelt-hypnosis.com

Services Provided: Hypnobirthing and hypnosis for enhancing fertility, healthy pregnancy, childbirth, stress management, and grief resolution
Areas Served: Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties

Tomorrow’s Happiness Birth Services
Kristina Murray
Waterford, MI 48328
248-790-0419
Email: kristina_mi@live.com
Website: www.tomorrowshappiness.com

Services Provided: Doula Services
Areas Served: Home, Hospital, or Birth Center in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Eastern Livingston, and Genesee Counties.


Maria T. Noth, LAC, CMT, BS, MSOM
29510 English Way
Novi, MI 48377
414-732-7008
Email: mariatnoth@gmail.com

Services Provided: Massage therapy, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine
Areas Served: North Oakland County


After Death Home Care
Merilynne Rush
3520 E Pineview
Dexter, MI 48130
Office: 734-395-9660
Email: mrush@afterdeathhomecare.com
Website: www.AfterDeathHomeCare.com

Services Provided: Education, Advocacy and consultation about natural death care; including funeral home and green burial.
Areas Served: Southeast MI and beyond

Indigo Forest Holistic Family Center
4121 Jackson Rd., Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-994-8010
Website: www.visitindigo.com

Services Provided: Providing a warm community for parents with our “Nursing Cafe,” empowering classes, and an understanding one-stop resource for all your midwife’s recommendations — pregnancy tea, herbal baths, perineal massage oils, homeopathics, breastfeeding herbs, books, birth tub rentals, breastpump rentals, Belly Bandits (wraps), slings, etc. Professional discounts offered.
Areas Served: Ann Arbor and Surrounding areas, also mail-order.
Description of Services: Prenatal classes such as “I’m Pregnant, Now What?”, “Vegetarian Pregnancy”, “Holistic Childbirth Ed”, “Natural Birth in a Medical Setting”, “Birthing From Within” and “Vaginal Birth After Cesarean”. Post-birth and parenting classes such as “Nursing Your Baby”, “Vaccine Choice” and “Natural First Aid.” We “doula the doula” with self-care classes, educational books and kits, and our free quarterly “Parent-Doula Meet & Greet


Peaceful Birthing
Janice Weaver, HCBE
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Rochester Hills, Oxford, MI _
607-329-5744
Email: yourpeacefulbirthing@gmail.com
Website: www.yourpeacefulbirthing.com

Services Provided: HypnoBirthing” childbirth education. Helping you to create a joyful pregnancy, a comfortable birthing, and a peaceful and loving beginning
Areas Served: Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Clair Counties

WomanSafeHealth
Elizabeth Shadigian, MD Sierra Hillebrand, MA
2340 East Stadium Blvd, Suite 8
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-477-5100
Website: www.womansafehealth.com

Services Provided: Gynecology and WomanCare. We welcome women and girls of every age and ability, size, shape, color, and sexuality, from all social, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We provide a safe, family-friendly environment in which you can explore, define and receive Gynecology and WomanCare health services, including psychological care and self-care. We welcome all women, including those who feel unwelcome in other medical settings and those who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence or disrespect.
Areas Served: Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

Southwest Michigan 616, 269 & Indiana 260, 574

Midwives

Tama Prahlow, RN, AAHCC CHom, CCH candidate
72456 22nd Street
Lawton, MI 49065
269.231.0008
Email: prahlow.tama@gmail.com

Services Provided: Prenatal and Postpartum Homeopathy, Doula.
Areas Served: Kalamazoo and St. Joseph
Description of Services: Providing a naturopathic approach to prenatal, birth, and newborn care. Also available for teaching and public speaking on birth and related topics.

Birth Alternatives, Inc.
Linda Healey, CPM
Home: 11125 Walkinshaw, Battle Creek, MI 49014
Ph: 269-968-7101
Office: 22201 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017
Ph: 269-968-6560 Fax: 269-968-6560
Email: healdove@aol.com
Website: www.birthalternatives.com

Services Provided: Comprehensive homebirth midwifery services. Birthing suite at the Birth Alternatives Offices.
Areas Served: 50 mile radius of Battle Creek

Midwifery Matters
Leslie Cornwell
118 E. Benton Street
Greenville, MI 48838
Phone:907-888-5001
Email: midwiferymatters@yahoo.com

Services Provided: Comprehensive homebirth midwifery services. Birthing suite at the Birth Alternatives Offices.
Areas Served: 50 mile radius of Battle Creek

Birth Song Midwifery Services
Yolanda Visser, DEM, CPM
1514 Wealthy SE
Suite 238B
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-458-8144
Email: yolanda@birthsonggr.com
Website: www.birthsonggr.com

Services Provided: Prenatals, Homebirth Services, Postpartum, Well-Woman Checks, Birth Classes, Personalized Prenatals, and Education.
Areas Served: Home, 1 Hour Radius of Grand Rapids

Gentle Birth Midwifery Services
Ireena Keeslar, CPM
7570 E 750 N
Howe, IN 46746
260-367-1544
Email: warriormidwife@gmail.com
Website: www.birthgreeter.com

Services Provided: Homebirth and freestanding birth center. Midwifery care. Waterbirth, VBAC, prenatal, postpartum, newborn, and well woman care. Breastfeeding support, childbirth classes, herbal guidance. Is a member of Michigan Midwives Association, Indiana Midwives Association, and Christian Midwives International.
Areas Served: Lower Michigan and its surrounding counties, St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Calhoun (lower part), Kalamazoo (lower part), and east side of Cass Counties.

All about Women
Jeannie Stanley, CNM
1278 E Summit
Wawaka, IN. 46794
260-599-4749
Email: Hippie64@yahoo.com

Services Provided: Antenatal, Intrapartum, Postpartum, Well Woman.
Areas Served: Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana.

Your Homebirth
Shannon Pawson, CPM
19423 1 Mile Road
Morley, MI 49336
616-295-1128
Email: shannon@yourhomebirth.com
Website: www.yourhomebirth.com

Services Provided: Full-service midwifery care, placenta encapsulation, waterbirth, and VBAC.
Areas Served: 45 Mile radius from my home in Morley

Simply Born
Sara Badger, Midwife
959 Lake Drive
Grand Rapids MI 49503
(559) 907-5341
Email: simplyborn@yahoo.com
Website: simplyborn.com

Services Provided: Homebirth Midwifery, Birth center Births, Waterbirth, VBAC, Childbirth & Breastfeeding education, Doula Services, Birth Advocacy.
Areas Served: Grand Rapids and surrounding areas
Description of Services: Holistic care for those birthing in all settings. Parental empowerment every step of the way.

MI Homebirth Midwifery Service
Laura Slater, Traditional Midwife
2045 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-456-5967
Email: lauraslatermidwife@gmail.com
Website: www.mihomebirth.com

Services Provided: Homebirth services; prenatals, nutrition, breast feeding, postpartum care. Individualized home birth instruction. Including Waterbirth, VBAC, Encapsulation.

Areas Served: 70 mile radius of Grand Rapids

Living Waters Midwifery LLC
Emily Likins, DEM, CD
316 Annes CT
Plainwell, MI 49080
C: 719-429-0361
F: 1.866.904.0545
Email: livingwatersmidwifery@gmail.com
Website: livingwatersmidwifery.com

Services Provided: Midwifery care, Preconception Services, Breasfeeding Support. Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Care.

Areas Served: Kalamazoo, Plainwell and surrounding areas.

Website: www.artsoflove.org

Arts of Love Birth Services
Kristin Richards – Capp, CPM
810 Sugar Maple st
Vicksburg, MI 49097
269-303-3832 home
Email: kristin@artsoflove.org

Services Provided: Full Service Midwifery Care, Home Birth, Birth Center, Water Birth, and VBAC.

Areas Served: 1 hour radius of Kalamazoo

More Than Birth-Midwifery, LLC
Brenda Vrielink BSN, CPM
6410 Alpine Ave. NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321
616-446-6114

Services Provided: Full midwifery and homebirth services, including waterbirth and VBAC. Breastfeeding support. Aqua Doula pool rental.

Areas Served: 1 hour radius of Greater Grand Rapids area

Gentle Harbor Midwifery
Terrie Lemley, CNM
1793 Newman Terrace
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
269-470-2611
Email: tslemley@gmail.com
Website: gentleharbormidwifery.com

Services Provided: Homebirth and Birthcenter midwifery serices, well woman care, water birth.
Areas Served: 1 hour radius around Benton Harbor, Southwest Michigan, Northcentral and Northwest Indiana.

Creative Health and Birthing Arts
Janice Marsh-Prelesnik
12901 Fort Custer Dr.
Galesburg, MI 49053
269-665-7797
Email: creativemidwife@aim.com
Website: creativebirthingarts.com

Services Provided: Homebirth midwifery, massage therapy, herbal consults, classes for aspiring midwives.
Areas Served: Southwest Michigan

Doulas, Childbirth Educators & Related Services

Advocacy Doula Service
Erika C. Gothberg, ICD, ICCE
22500 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Office: 269-589-8834
Email: birthdoulaerika@gmail.com
Website: www.advocacydoulabc.com

Services Provided: Birth Doula support in hospital or at home. Childbirth Education classes provided.
Areas Served: Within a 1-2 hour radius of Battle Creek

Paisley Birth & Breastfeeding Services
Laurie D. Vance
244 Dale St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616-914-6041
Email: paisleybnb@gmail.com

Services Provided: Birth & postpartum doula, Certified Lactation counselor, personal & home organization

Areas Served: 1-1/2 hr radius around Grand Rapids (north to Big Rapids, east to Portland, west to Lakeshore, south to South Haven)

Tama Prahlow RN, AAHCC
1212 W. Galien-Buchanan Rd.
Galien, MI 49113
269-545-0095
Email: sonblestprahlow@sbcglobal.net

Services Provided: Childbirth instruction. Doula services. Phone support. Homeopathy student.

Areas Served:
Indiana- South Bend, Michigan City, Lafayette, New Carlisle.
Michigan- New Buffalo, St. Joseph, Eau Claire, Berrien Springs, Coloma, Niles.

Jennifer Seif, Birth Doula, Student Midwife
1100 Bachman Rd.
Hastings, MI 49058
269-792-9183
Email: jenniferseif@yahoo.com

Services Provided: Professional Birth doula. Breastfeeding assistance. Placental encapsulation.

Areas Served:
60 mile radius from Hastings, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland

All membership payments and listing information should be mailed to:
Patrice Bobier, MMA Treasurer
4220 E. Loop Rd.
Hesperia, MI 49421
email: patrice@fullcirclemidwifery.com