It's been a busy week for The Village Doula GR and I couldn't be more excited about what the future holds. It started with my business open house that was graciously hosted by Joana Hively, owner of Global Infusion in Eastown. Thank you to all that were able to join me. It was a perfect night to gather with friends, family and colleagues to share my journey, my advocacy roles, community involvement and plans for the coming year. Here is what is happening...
-Check out my new “Resources” page at https://www.thevillagedoulagr.com/resources/ which I will continually update. If you are a postpartum practitioner and would like to be listed please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The Village Doula GR, LLC was named a Top 10 Postpartum Doula by grkids.com-Family Care Providers Guide 2017. Thank you to all of you that voted!
-Wednesdays in February, I’m conducting a Postpartum Planning Workshop at Renew Mama Studio, 6:30-8pm, $85...women that take part will receive a 10% discount on any doula packages (please see photo for description).
-In April, I’ll be adding a birth service to my postpartum services by getting certified as a Hypnobirthing Instructor-a program that considers the psychological, as well as the physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.
-May is PPD Awareness month so it’s fitting that 2020mom’s Maternal Mental Health walk will be taking place on May 5th in Grand Rapids; I’ll be sponsoring the walk and raising money so the organization can continue their mission. We will also be marching on the steps of our Lansing capital on May 9th to bring MMH awareness to our state's policymakers.