Doulas & Labor Companions
Sage Birth Co-op
Sage Birth Co-Op of Grand Rapids is a group of professionals
, including childbirth educators, birth doulas, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, and parenting professionals.
(Kellie Greene- Certified Postpartum Doula and yoga teacher)
(Jennifer Holshoe- Certified ToLabor Doula and Professional Photographer)
Certified Doula and Henna Artist)
Crowning Lotus Doula Service
(Juliea Paige- Certified Doula-Dona)
Birthing Goddess Services
(Casi Russo- Birth Doula)
Free Services to Teen Mothers
(Teresa Cramer- Birth Doula)
Paisley Breastfeeding & Birth Services
( Laurie Vance- Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator & Counselor)
West Michigan Doula
(Jennifer Dewaard- Doula & Child Birth Educator)
(Heather Dexter- Bradley Birth Educator, doula, lactation coach & Reiki Master)
West Michigan HypnoBirthing
(Kerlye McNeely RN, BSN-HypnoBirthing Educator & birth companion)
St. Brigid's Holistic Labor Care
(Kelly O'Brien Pahman- Holistic Labor Companion)
email@example.com or 616-617-3130
Blessed by Her Births
(Ashley Baney-Birth doula)
(Kathy McRae-Birth Doula)
firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-558-8700
Serenity Birth Services
(Kathy Oakes; birth doula, breastfeeding counseling, placenta encapsulation, birth photography)
Over The Moon
(Cassie Schultz- Postpartum Doula)
Child Birth Education
Jodi Borsk, certified Birth Educator
more info @ www.bradleybirth.com
Heather Dexter, certified Bradley Birth Educator
, more info @ www.hypnobirthing.com
Karlye McNeely, Certified HypnoBirthing Educator
, Christian Childbirth Education
Jenn Dewaard, Certified Child Birth Educator
Serenity Natural Childbirth Education http://www.sbsdoula.com/category_22/Natural-Childbirth-Preparation.htm
Kathy Oakes & Lisa Gowins, Certified Childbirth Educators
Shannon Pawson, CPM
Serving West Michigan
(Yolanda Visser, midwife)
(Sara Badger, midwife)
Pregnancy and natural childbirth midwifery services in michigan for homebirth, waterbirth and VBAC support.
Home Birth Partners
(Susan Wente, CNM, Dr. PH)
Full Circle Midwifery
(Patrice Bobier, CPM, Assistants Barbara Olsen and Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM)
Friend of Michigan Midwives
Friends of Michigan Midwives (FoMM) is a non-profit, grassroots, consumer-based organization dedicated to supporting midwifery in Michigan.
Mother Moon Birth Services
Casi Russo ( Midwife, Doula)
55 Mid Towne St. NE Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Kelly Wysocki-Emery RN, BS, IBCLC. Owner
Melanie Bennett RN, Lactation Consultant
Breastfeeding support home visits. Spanish Speaking.
Visitas a domicilion para apoyar a la lactancia materna.
Paisley Breastfeeding & Birth Services
Laurie D. Vance, CLE CLC
Pre- & Post-natal
Taught by Mandy Beuschel, RYT, Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 am at Seva Yoga in East Grand Rapids.
Prenatal yoga helps relieve pregnancy related discomforts and prepares you for childbirth by encouragnig self-awarenes, relaxation and a connection to your growing baby.
ICAN of Grand Rapids
International Cesarean Awareness Network-Grand Rapids Chapter
C-Section and VBAC Support Group and Informational Meetings held in the Lily Pad room at East Grand Rapids Public Library 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
The mission of MomsBloom is to provide physical and emotional support for families in the childbearing years and to create a sense of community through education and mentorship regardless of race, income or family type.
After Birth Service
(Melissa Williams, CNHP, Colon Hydrotherapist & Cathy Knight, ND, MH, CNHP)
Placenta Encapsulation, Placenta Tincture, Homeopathic Remedies, Placenta Salves, Placenta Artwork, Herbal Products and Quantum Biofeedback for the whole family.
616.821.5266 or 517.930.2196
Grand Rapids Babywearing Group
Meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am at Hope Reformed Church on the corner of Burton and Kalamazoo. A great place to meet other parents who wear their baby; have fun socializing and ask babywearing questions.
GR Natural Parenting Group
Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 10 am at Hope Reformed Church on the corner of Burton and Kalamazoo. The purpose of this group is to offer information and support to parents who wish to learn about and discuss natural living topics.
La Leche League
Breastfeeding support for mothers and mothers-to-be. There are five groups in Grand Rapids that meet at various times.
A social network for body-mind-spirit wellness and sustainable living. Learn.Love.Live.
Mom's in Tow
Exclusive discounts and social fun for active moms
in West Michigan.
Joyful Sounds Music Studio
959 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Music Together classes for infant-Kindergarten and Suzuki violin & fiddle lessons.
Blandford Nature Center
All of GR's local kid & family information in one place!
Food for Thought Magazine
Local, FREE food magazine with highlights on Grand Rapids & West Michigan's local food culture.
Trillium Haven Farm
1391 Maplewood Dr., Jenison, Michigan 49428
Organic and Chemical free produce, eggs and more. Their produce is available through a CSA membership, Fulton Farmer’s Market and at Forest Hills Foods.
Edible Acres, LLC
2690 Rusco Rd., Kent City, MI 49330
Edible Acres is a 40 acre Farm located in Kent City , MI, just 20 miles north of Grand Rapids. We are a family owned and family run CSA dedicated to providing food in a way that's healthier for you and our community.
Fat Blossom Farm
We are a small farm in Southwest Michigan. Our mission is to provide delicious and nutritious food to our community. We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers selected for beauty, flavor, and nutrition. CSA memberships for Chicago, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Holland.
West Michigan Cooperative
The region's first online farmers market. The WMC serves as a way for local farmers and consumers to stay connected all year long.
Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council
The West Michigan Fresh Local Food Guide is our reliable yearly publication promoting sources of local food in West Michigan (Kent County and all the counties surrounding it plus Kalamazoo and its environs). List of farmer's markets, farm stands, grocers, and specialty stores carrying local food, as well as restaurants. Over 300 locations for local food!
Find local CSA's, farms, and farmers markets
Find local grassfed/pastured meats
Find local raw milk dairies
Naturally Knocked Up
A growing resource on where to find local food. Milk and meat currently listed and working on the CSA's and produce.
Homemade Dutch Apple Pie
Local GR blogger who says "I try my best to follow Nourishing Traditions/WAPF and live naturally". Site includes recipes.
Kitchen Stewardship is the idea that working in our kitchens, like everything we do is an opportunity to love God and serve our families. (a local GR blogger!)
Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Politically Incorrect Health and Nutrition Information ( a local GR blogger!)
Take Action/Get Involved
-Stop Targeting Our Kids
A coalition for children's freedom from advertising.
949 Wealthy St. Ste 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Supports local business, sponsors local events and educates the community on the importance of locally owned businesses.
Nourishing Ways of West Michigan
West Michigan's local Weston A Price chapter. Meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Our Favorite non-profits
Fluffy Wishes Diaper Closet
Accepts diaper donations and redistributes them to families who are in need of assistance.. Accepts all items pertaining to cloth diapering~used, seconds, recycled diapers, even diapers in need of repairs. Donations can be dropped off at Hop Scotch.
1715 Hillburn NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Blandford Nature Center and Mixed Greens have combined and now share a common mission to invite children and the community to connect to the land, to food and to their surroundings through meaningful hands-on experiences that lead to sustainable and healthy choices.
GR Family Connections
Online resource of West Michigan businesses providing services, education, and products for families that inspire personal enrichment, family growth, and confident parenting.
Photos by Sarah
Sarah takes photos of babies, children and families of al ages. She is easy and fun to work with. Many of the photos on our site were taken by Sarah.
Urban Studio Photography
Jennifer is a professional photographer and doula.