Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Postpartum Placenta Specialist
After nearly 5 years of living in Germany and starting her family there, Amy’s passion for helping others in birth and postpartum care was ignited. The importance of support during and after birth set her on the path of her calling. Amy’s calm and joyful manner coupled with her organized and driven motivation make her an asset to any blossoming family. With a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Oakland University (2001), Labor Doula training via toLabor (2013), Postpartum training via DONA (2014), continuing education of Labor and Postpartum via ProDoula (2015), ProDoula’s Postpartum Placenta Specialist training (2016), and Infant Care training with ProDoula (2017) – Amy has the ability to support families of all shapes, sizes, and desires. Her most exciting recent accomplishment includes completing the Solo Challenge at SpringHill Camps, which consists of climbing a 25 foot telephone pole, standing up on top of it, and jumping to a trapeze bar! She lives in Lake Orion with her husband of 15 years, their two glorious children, a cat and an energetic puppy. They enjoy camping, being silly and snuggling in front of a fire.
Childbirth Educator, Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula
Andrea loves to bring compassion and laughter to couples and families as they are somewhere along their parenting journey. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Zoology at Michigan State University (2007). She always had an interest in nature and how the world works which sparked her own personal quest to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, birth, and family life before ever becoming pregnant herself. Feeling free to make her own choices has taught her the value of letting others find their own path. Andrea is currently a Certified Labor Doula with ProDoula (2016) a Pre-Certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula with ProDoula (2016) and Certified Childbirth Educator as well. Along with these credentials she has served families and learned hands on in the field as a direct entry Labor and Postpartum doula. Most recently she practices yoga regularly and is training for a half marathon. Andrea finds herself surrounded by her husband, 2 beautiful girls and sweet senior dog. They enjoy outdoor activities around their hometown of Rochester Hills, or staying in and baking chocolate chip cookies.
Postpartum Doula and Postpartum Placenta Specialist
Throughout her life, Marie has had a passion for supporting others. It started out with her love of helping animals as a professional Dog Groomer and nurturing her students as a Grooming Trainer. After 10 years of that career, she decided it was time to stay home to begin her family. Her parenting journey embarked with an unsuccessful attempt at breastfeeding her son in 2007, which kick started a fire that helped her to really understand how important it is that new moms are supported. After the birth of her daughter in 2013, she became very active in her local La Leche League chapter and saw first hand the beauty of women supporting other women. Marie naturally began supporting family members and friends during their postpartum time, which led her to train with ProDoula and become a Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula. She has also continued her education with a training on multiples (twins, triplets, and more!), and is a Postpartum Placenta Specialist. In her spare time, she is enjoying learning how to crochet, sew, and generally trying to become more crafty. Marie resides in Center Line with her husband of 11 years, 2 smart and energetic kids, a cat, and 2 dogs. They love spending their time outside and being active. Marie’s favorite place to vacation is Northern Michigan, where her parents have a home in Traverse City.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
When she became a mom in 2008, Dana had no idea that the most important job in the world would also lead her to a beloved career. The responsibility of caring for a tiny human being was not lost on her, and she did endless research on what to do to keep her daughter as safe as possible. Once Dana was introduced to the world of Child Passenger safety – that is, keeping children properly restrained in and around vehicles – a flame began to burn inside her that glows to this day. A nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2014, Dana also became trained in special needs seats in early 2016. Her straightforward yet kind and judgement free approach has helped countless caregivers make the best possible choices; especially helpful when those choices aren’t easy. Dana works part time at a baby boutique which helps keep her updated on the newest car seats on the market and in touch with parents of many diverse backgrounds. She likes to read, listen to podcasts, and play with the displayed car seats at Target in her free time.
Certified Personal Trainer & MuTu Pro™
Ashley has always been health conscious, but it wasn’t until after her third child in 2012 when she became very focused and serious with her fitness journey. She worked hard for three years to get her pre-baby body back. What she didn’t know was that she had a diastasis recti and almost everything she was doing was working against her “baby pooch”. This is one reason she is so passionate about reaching women as soon as she can, after delivery. Had she known then what she knows now, her journey may have been much different. Although she wouldn’t change any of it, because now she helps educate other women in this often ignored, yet very important area in women’s health. Ashley studied with the American Council on Exercise to become certified as a personal trainer. She trained with Dr. Tracy Sher (MPT, CSCS) and Antony Lo (PT) at the female athlete, bulletproof your core and pelvic floor course. She was also among the first 33 professionals to be certified as a MuTu Pro by founder of MuTu System®, Wendy Powell. This is a globally recognized, medically endorsed program designed especially for postpartum mothers, no matter how long it’s been! Ashley started her business, BeYoutiful Within, in June 2016 and has already helped hundreds of women correct leaking (incontinence), alleviate lower back pain, reduce their baby belly, and helped them reach their specific goals. Ashley is a military wife of 13 years. She and her husband have three beautiful daughters. She has lived all over the world, including six years in Europe! But she calls Indiana home. Michigan became their new home in the summer of 2015.