About Us

Andrea, Amy and the entire team at Metro Detroit Doula Services, take pride in their ability to provide non-judgmental support. Adopting each family’s desires as their own in an effort to help each client reach their birth and parenting goals is the cornerstone on which MDDS was created!

Amy Hammer | Founder

Lifetime Certified Elite, Labor Doula
Lifetime Certified Elite, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Newborn Care Specialist, Graduate
Pre-Certified Infant Feeding Specialist 

After nearly 5 years of residing in Germany and starting her family there, Amy realized the importance of support during and after birth. It was during this life changing period that Amy’s passion was ignited for supporting others as they found their way into parenthood; she had loved ones having babies back home that she wished she could set up care for. At the time, such a service was not searchable on good ol’ Google. Amy believes that parents should birth and nurture their families in a way that is right for them, and as a culture we must learn to respect one another’s choices and methods. Amy’s clients get the respect they deserve.

Amy brings the families she serves a joyful, calm demeanor that is coupled with an evidence based approach to unbiased support. As the co-owner of Metro Detroit Doula Services, she insists that the entire team of doulas follow this lead.

In addition to her educational focus on doula support, Amy has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Oakland University (2001). Recently she has become a bit of a daredevil! Amy completed the Solo Challenge at SpringHill Camps, which included climbing a 25 foot telephone pole, standing up on top of it, and jumping to a trapeze bar. She’d be lying if she didn’t say that Destiny’s Child was blaring in her head the whole time!

“All my women who independent throw your hands up at me!”

Amy greatly enjoys yoga and lives in Lake Orion with her husband, Brett of 20 years and their two beautiful children. Additionally, they have made their house home to their sweet pup, Keiko, and the bunny who literally hopped into their lives, Lucky. Amy and her “crew” enjoy traveling, being silly and snuggling by the fire.

Andrea Stainbrook | Founder

Certified Childbirth Educator
Lifetime Certified Elite Labor Doula
Lifetime Certified Elite Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
Certified Doula Trainer, Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care
Pre-Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

With highly regarded credentials and years of experience, Andrea brings compassion and comfort to her clients, students and the doulas she trains. Her natural tendency to sprinkle life with humor, eases tension, relieves fear and just makes life more fun to live!

Andrea obtained her Bachelor’s in Zoology at Michigan State University (2007). Zoology – animals – mammals – reproduction – humans – birth – DOULA! Makes sense, right?? We all start somewhere!

Andrea always had an interest in nature which sparked her own personal quest to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, birth, and family life before becoming pregnant herself.  Feeling free to make her own choices regarding her births taught her the value of letting others find their own path.

Andrea is lovingly surrounded by her husband, 2 beautiful girls, a feisty puppy named Penny, two beloved guinea pigs named Peanut Butter and Jelly, and their newest addition, a hedgehog named Zelda. Together, the Stainbrook family enjoys outdoor activities around their hometown of Rochester Hills. None of them are opposed to staying in, if the day includes, baking chocolate chip cookies! Most recently Andrea has taken to running. She has successfully completed her first marathon and continues to train, but laughing, singing karaoke and eating cake remain her true life passions!

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