You’re Invited to the Ultimate Renew Mama Baby Shower

Be Spoiled at the RENEW MAMA Baby Shower!
What mom-to-be couldn’t use a little pampering?

Take time for yourself and that growing babe with the third Renew Mama Baby Shower! This is a GREAT way for a pregnant mama in Grand Rapids to get completely spoiled and learn about Renew Mama!

(Renew Mama is a yoga/wellness studio for new […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: General, Health, I'm Pregnant|Tags: , |1 Comment

Where to Have a Baby Shower in Grand Rapids and Beyond

Looking for a great spot to host a baby shower for your loved one? Consider one of these places around West Michigan to host a memorable day for that special mom-to-be. Some of our ideas are just general locations while others have specific places listed for you to check out.

Of course, our list isn’t exhaustive […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Top Dentists, Pediatricians, ETC for Kids in Grand Rapids

Looking for the BEST healthcare providers for your family? We’ve got you covered.
We value the input of West Michigan parents because we know that together we parents are the real experts on life in greater Grand Rapids. And when it comes to healthcare providers, we are the ones taking our kids to appointments, keeping tabs […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: General, Guides, Health|Tags: |11 Comments

Why Do Families LOVE Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan?

Anytime we poll our readers about favorite pediatricians or family doctors, people come out of the woodwork singing praises for Dr. App and his office. So what is it about Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan that has the locals so excited? We set out to find out…


By |August 9th, 2016|Categories: General, Health, Parent Info|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Who are Your FAVORITE Family Care Providers, West Michigan? Nominate Now!

Grand Rapids parents, tell us – Who takes care of your family?
We are getting ready to yet again update our GRKIDS reader-recommended list of favorite Family Care Providers in greater Grand Rapids and we need YOUR help!

Please do us (and your fellow West Michigan parents) a favor and take a moment to nominate your FAVORITE care providers in […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: General, Health|Tags: , |1 Comment

Introducing Grand Rapids Baby!

What is Grand Rapids Baby?

This email series will send you occasional newsletters outlining what you need to know as a new mom in West Michigan.

We’ll send out this newsletter while you are pregnant and after baby is born – through his or her first year.
Our newsletter series will cover things like:

Choosing an OB
Is a […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: , |6 Comments

Would You Rather Give Birth in a Hospital or Elsewhere? Here’s what these Grand Rapids Moms Chose

Hospital Birth or Elsewhere?
Expecting mothers in West Michigan are considering their options when it comes to choosing how their birth will proceed. While ultimately baby decides when (and sometimes how) to enter the world, a certain peace of mind can come with crafting your birth plan.

Here’s a look at the choices a few local moms […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: General, I'm Pregnant, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: |1 Comment

Pregnancy Resource Guide for Greater Grand Rapids – Financial and Emotional Support

You’re pregnant. Only you didn’t anticipate it. How will you afford this baby? How will you adjust your life for this complete 180?

Take heart–you’re not alone. Others have walked this path before you, and still others are ready to step in and help walk this road with you. West Michigan has many resources set up […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: General, I'm Pregnant, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

Greater Grand Rapids Childbirth and New Parent Classes

Grand Rapids is a great place to have a baby! Whether you embrace modern methods for childbirth or prefer old school ways, our town has many great resources to help you through to your baby’s birth and beyond.

Let our list of Grand Rapids area childbirth classes help you find the perfect place to feel supported and […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: General, Parent Info, Parenting Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Things to Know Before Having a Baby in Grand Rapids

Important Info Before You Have a Baby in Grand Rapids
So you’re having a baby; congrats! And here’s some more great news: Grand Rapids is one of the best cities to start a family in. But before you welcome baby, here are 5 things to know.

1. Know your birthing professionals. OBGYNs, doulas, midwives, and birthing coaches, oh my! […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Categories: General, I'm Pregnant, Parenting Resources|Tags: |0 Comments

Top Doulas in Greater Grand Rapids

If you’re an expectant mother looking for a doula in Grand Rapids, we’ve got good news–you have choices! 

When choosing a doula it’s important to find the perfect wing-woman who makes you feel the most at ease and will be the best “middle man” during pregnancy and birth. Doulas are passionate about childbirth, […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Categories: General, Health|Tags: |2 Comments

Top Places to Give Birth in Greater Grand Rapids

Favorite Places to Give Birth, Grand Rapids Parents Say
You’re pregnant. You’ve got a good OB. You’re setting up the nursery. 

But where are you going to have this baby??

Some places in Michigan just have one hospital for miles around and maybe only one midwife to choose from. But here in metro Grand Rapids, we get choices, and […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Health|Tags: |6 Comments

Top Midwives in Greater Grand Rapids

Having a Midwife is Like Having a Friend Walk You Through Pregnancy and Birth.

Women around West Michigan rave about their midwives. They love having someone who can deliver their baby and also be a shoulder to cry on when things get hard. They value their patience, their understanding, and willingness to use […]

By |August 10th, 2015|Categories: General, Guides, Health|Tags: |6 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About Doulas and Childbirth in Greater Grand Rapids

by Guest Contributor Juliea Paige
Doula: A woman whose job is to give advice and comfort to a woman who is giving birth.
Humans are mammals unlike any other. Our huge brains = big heads and standing upright, which = a narrow pelvis. It’s no wonder that because of this, women sometimes need help giving birth. Enter the […]

By |November 22nd, 2013|Categories: General, Health|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What’s It Like to Use a Midwife in West Michigan?

by Jen Byrne
My Grand Rapids Midwife is Amazing
I am always bragging about how amazing my midwife is.
This summer I gave birth to our third daughter and have been reflecting on my opportunity to birth with a midwife.

My experience? Perfect. I have really valued the experience of birthing with a midwife. There are a lot of […]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Categories: General, Health|Tags: , , |13 Comments