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

Doula + Photo

a sister can make all the difference.

Doula + Photography

Witness. Believer. Wise sister. Space-holder. Hand-holder. Confidant. Truth speaker. Guardian. Nest tender. Fearless truster of bodies and birth. Storyteller. Image maker.Intercessor.

Throughout your pregnancy, I'll be your sister, one who has walked just enough ahead on this path of giving birth and mothering to be able to offer seasoned perspective and confident presence to your process.

I want to learn what makes your heart beat faster, what you most deeply want for your birth and your family when fear is stripped away and you're free to dream. I want to help you make that a reality. I am not here to show you how to have your baby. You already know how, deep in your body. But I will be with you while you do it, and I will be a witness to the strength and miracle that it is. And when the birthday is over and you're nesting with your new baby, I will come by to check in on you, to reaffirm that your mama instinct is alive and well, and to absorb the overflow of hormones and emotions you'll be swirling in. 

Through it all, I will look you in the eye as often as you need and remind you that you were made for this. That you are enough. That you have everything you need to grow, birth, and nurture the life you've been entrusted with. 

Through it all, I will often lift my camera to my eye to make images of you in each stage in this sacred childbearing year, so that you can see and feel it again across the years.

What's Included? Keep reading...

Pregnancy Doula Services

Before Birth

  • Free consultation/interview

  • 2 or 3 prenatal visits covering every aspect of your pregnancy and birth and postpartum plans

  • Access to my large lending library as well as my extensive Pinterest boards.

  • Support via text, email and phone

  • An email program chock full of relevant resources, tips, and “homework”

  • Wholesale YL membership

  • Documentary style photographs taken casually during 1 or 2 prenatals (expect 10-15 images minimum)

Birth Doula Birth Attendant

Labor and Birth

  • On-call from 37 weeks to whenever your baby is born

  • Personalized presence and support throughout your labor and birth and for 2 hours afterward

  • Professional birth story photography (expect 50+ images minimum)

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Postpartum

  • 2 in-home postpartum visits at 2 or 3 days and 2 to 3 weeks

  • Set up of a meal train

  • Opportunity to process your birth experience and a review of your written story.

  • Sisterly counsel on basic newborn care and family adjustment

  • Documentary style photographs of you and your baby taken casually during one of your postpartum visits (expect 8-12 images minimum)

Bonus:

A photo book compiling all the images I've made of you from pregnancy through postpartum, along with your written birth story, will be delivered to you by your baby's 6th month.


TOTAL INVESTMENT :: $1,700

Note: This highly discounted package price includes pregnancy, birth, and newborn photography ($1,550 value) AND doula-like support ($700+ value).