The Top 10 Midwives and Doulas in Grand Rapids

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I had no idea how many options I had when it came to giving birth. I thought that you could either have an OB deliver your baby at the hospital, or you could go it alone at home (or in a taxi cab on the way to the hospital!). But birthing has come a long way, and with it, options for who assists in your births.

There are many decisions to make about giving birth, from how to prepare yourself and your partner for the big day, to deciding where you will deliver your baby, to determining who will be in the room to help you through the process.

Our readers told us who they trust as the best midwife or doula during their pregnancy. Check out our list below to find some of the top options in our area.

A midwife or doula is an important part of many pregnancies.

If you or a family member is in the market for a new doctor, whether it be an allergist, a doula, or a dentist, check out our comprehensive guide to the Top Dentists, Pediatricians, etc in Grand Rapids. You’ll find the best doctors, voted by our readers, in several categories.

Every name in this guide received significant votes from our readers. Any sponsors you see were first voted in by our readers, and then were invited to offer more information on their practice if they wished.


Best Midwife in Grand Rapids

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Winner: Sarah Kent at Spectrum Health Medical Group OB/Gyn

TOP 10 Midwives

1. Kent, Sarah (Spectrum Health Medical Group)

2. LaGrand, Sarah (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

3. Badger, Sara (Simply Born)

4. Holshoe, Jennifer (West Michigan Midwifery)

5. Porter, Kim (Michigan Born and Raised)

6. Visser, Yolanda (Birth Song)

7. Reinsma, Breck (Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology)

8. George, MaryAnne (Spectrum Health OB/GYN)

9. Slater, Laura (MI Home Birth)

10. Dib, Kristen (Advanced Obstetrics & Genecology)

10. Bratschie, Alexandra (Spectrum Health OB/GYN)

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Doulas are the bffs of birth journeys. They take your hand and guide and encourage, they help you ask the right questions and know what to expect. If you want to maximize your birth experience, these are the women in Grand Rapids to call.

Best Grand Rapids Doula – Birth

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Winner: Carrie Stephens at Ginger Blossom Doula Services

TOP 10 Doulas – Birth

1. Stephens, Carrie (Ginger Blossom Doula Services)

2. Barr, Brenda (Eastown Birth Partners)

3. Hollemans, Ginger (Eastown Birth Partners)

4. Revere, Kristin (Gold Coast Doulas)

5. Rodenbeck, Mandi (Great Lakes Doulas)

6. Reifinger, Jennifer (Lighthouse Doulas of West Michigan)

7. Retzlaff, Emily (My Doula GR)

8. Forton, Ashley (Gold Coast Doulas)

9. Utter, Lauren (Luco Birth and Family)

10. Dexter, Heather (Earth Mother’s Natural Health & Birth Services)

10. Baskin, Kiara (Bump to Birth Doula Services)

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Best Grand Rapids Doula – Postpartum

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Winner: Carrie Stephens at Ginger Blossom Doula Services

TOP 10 Doulas – Postpartum

1. Stephens, Carrie (Ginger Blossom Doula Services)

2. Hollemans, Ginger (Eastown Birth Partners)

3. Revere, Kristin (Gold Coast Doulas)

4. Figg, Stacey (The Village Doula)

5. Rodenbeck, Mandi (Great Lakes Doula)

6. Reifinger, Jennifer (Lighthouse Doulas of West Michigan)

7. Kraft, Gina (Gold Coast Doulas)

8. Veneklase, Alyssa (Gold Coast Doulas)

9. Utter, Lauren (Luco Birth and Family)

10. Schultz, Cassie (Great Lakes Doulas)

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Best Doula: Postpartum in West Michigan

Gold Coast Doulas offers daytime and overnight postpartum and infant care services.

We are experienced, certified and insured.

Gold Coast also offers sleep consulting support.

We serve Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore.

Call us for a free consultation.

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