Sister Birth :: Support + Story
Grand Rapids, MI doula and birth photographer


west michigan birth doula

grand rapids birth photographer

traditional birth attendant 

holistic doula

You can do this. I'm with you.
Hands to hold
Stories can teach us in ways we remember. They teach us that each woman responds to birth in her unique way and how very wide-ranging that way can be...They teach us the occasional difference between accepted medical knowledge and the real bodily experiences that women have - including those that are never reported in medical textbooks nor admitted as possibilities in the medical world. They also demonstrate the mind/body connection in a way that medical studies cannot. Birth stories told by women who were active participants in giving birth often express a good deal of practical wisdom, inspiration, and information for other women. Positive stories shared by women who have had wonderful childbirth experiences are an irreplaceable way to transmit knowledge of a woman’s true capacities in pregnancy and birth.
— Ina May Gaskin