Welcome! I am a Michigan Doula and Child Birth Educator for Emmet and Charlevoix Counties . I offer services such as emotional, physical and spiritual support to  birthing parents and families during childbirth and postpartum period. My goal is to help you establish a birth plan that will provide a nurturing, caring, supportive environment for you during the amazing life-event of childbirth.

Courtney Holbrook

I have been given permission by this beautiful momma I Doula'd to use this photo.



Hospital birth or home birth?


This particular birth was in the hospital.  Not what you expected?


When we established her birth plan she expressed a desire to have a calm room with dim lights and soothing music. I was able to bring items to help set the mood and stage for her birth.

Things are changing for the better in the ways hospital births. Most are open to Doula support and helping grant families birth plan wishes as long as medically safe of course. 


One comfort measure that I love to suggest has been around for hundreds of years and is known as the midwifes "epidural", is hydrotherapy.


Hydrotherapy is a comfort measure that can be used during labor to provide relaxation and pain relief.

Immersion in water during the first stage of labor may be associated with shorter labor and decreased use of spinal and epidural analgesia-ACOG


Pretty amazing!!!



Need a consult?

 Now accepting Medicaid as well as managed care plans and private pay! Contracts include up to three prenatal visits, entire childbirth and up to three postpartum visits as well as phone/text support. No additional fees for length of birth.  It is my goal to honor all birthing people and their right to a nurturing, calm life transition into parenthood.  Contact me about your future birth! I look forward to hearing from you!