I believe in building up our local small businesses and *love* to give referrals. Here are some of my favorites, and all of which I have had personal experience with!
Home Birth Midwives
I get a lot of calls and emails lately from moms looking for me to serve as a homebirth midwife...I am not a midwife, but I'm very happy to share with you some of my favorites who serve our area! (Michigan needs more midwives!) Some are out of the area, but all are worth the travel!
Faithful Guardians Midwifery- Located in McBain
Family Tree Maternity - Located in Mt Pleasant and Houghton Lake
Dance of Life Midwifery - Located in downtown Traverse City
Blessings of the Womb - Located in Kalkaska
Jennifer Cameron is a Certified Nurse Midwife and just recently opened her birth center. Labor/deliver there, and return home shortly after your baby is born. She travels up to 50 miles from the birth center for postpartum follow-ups. Definitely a great in-between option if you're on the fence between hospital and home birth for your baby.
Transitions Women's Wellness Center - Located in Manistee
Prenatal/ newborn/ infant Chiropractic Care
Shift Chiropractic - Special certifications in pregnancy and pediatrics
Third Coast Chiropractic -Special certifications in pregnancy and pediatrics
This one is not a small business, but it is a ministry I fully believe in. Members share each other's medical expenses, including coverage of home birth and placenta encapsulation. My entire home birth, supply kit, and maternity care (including at the hospital and with a doctor for issues that arose during the pregnancy) was fully covered and shared by other members. You will want to join as a member prior to pregnancy, though, or the only amount shareable of your pregnancy is what you paid *in* during your maternity. Samaritan Ministries has been an enormous blessing to our family, as well as other members blessing us greatly. If you choose to join, please tell them I sent you, so that our family can receive a referral discount!
Pregnancy Care Center - Traverse City branch
Saving Our Sisters - When considering adoption
Health Food Stores/ Holistic Remedies
Affordable/Consignment Maternity & Children's Clothing
Help With Basic Needs, Food, Bills, etc...
Domestic/Sexual Violence Help