Sexual Violence and The Birthing Space

Submitted by Kayla on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:56

There has recently been a trend going around Facebook, where women who have been sexually assaulted share a simple two-word phrase to identify themselves as survivors -- "Me, too."  My heart is shattered as I realize the sheer volume of people I know that have endured this experience.  It's not surprising, considering that 1 in 6 people in the US are victims of sexual violence. But it is heart-breaking to see these secrets surface among those I know. 


Our Services Just Got Better

Submitted by Kayla on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:15


Many potential clients feel like they have to miss out on getting to experience the vast benefits of hiring a birth doula or participating in placenta encapsulation services, because most birth services are cash or check pay only. We understand the strain that can put on growing families, and we want to do everything we can to help you get the best of both worlds.  


Media Coverage: Placenta Encapsulation in Traverse City

Submitted by Kayla on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 23:17

In May 2015, our local UpNorthLive aired a special report on the rise in placenta encapsulation in the United States.  While it was definitely met with the expected opposition by many, my phone has also been ringing off the hook, and my email inbox is filling with interest.  And I'm guessing many of you that are arriving here right now have come from the link in the article.

About Kayla

My name is Kayla, and I am a Certified birth doula (DONA) and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (IPPA), serving the general Traverse City area and beyond. I have been married to my best friend since 2003, and we have 7 incredible children. I've given birth to my first five children in a hospital.