Pharmacies

Dexter Pharmacy
2820 Baker Rd., Dexter, MI 48130
734-426-1600
marni@dexterpharmacy.com
www.dexterpharmacy.com
Serving Washtenaw County

We offer fast, friendly, convenient service, OTC products, greeting cards, and home medical equipment. We take back most medications for disposal. Visit our website to research health information, sign up for our e-newsletter, print in-store coupons, specials, and much more.

Placenta Encapsulation

Gillian McClinsey-Powell
Gentle Intuition Doula & Massage
Serving families in the Ann Arbor area
gentleintuitiondoula@gmail.com
734-626-8508
www.gentleintuition.com

Consuming placenta after birth has been done for thousands of years. Benefits vary from mother to mother and include hormone balance, increase in milk production, decreased postpartum bleeding, and increased energy.

Postpartum Doulas

This list includes doulas who charge a fee for services. They are all self-employed and have designed their own service packages and set their own fees. You are encouraged to contact listed doulas to determine who will best be able to meet your unique needs. To learn more about doulas, or for additional leads on finding a doula and tips for hiring a doula, check out All About Doulas: A consumer’s guide to getting the help you need. If you cannot afford a doula, Southeast Michigan Doula Project is a nonprofit organization that matches volunteer doulas with families in need. If you do not find what you are looking for here, check our Links section.

Lisa Anderson
Bright Beginnings Postpartum Doula Services
Ann Arbor-Saline, MI
734-646-1864
lisa@brightbeginningsdoula.com
www.BrightBeginnings.com

Providing guidance on strategies to improve healing after childbirth, connecting with baby, organizing the home for success, sleep struggle strategies, baby care essentials training and breastfeeding support. Infant care also provided to help mom’s recovery.
As a maternal and infant therapist, adjustment counseling is available for postpartum depression and anxiety.

Brenna Beltramo
Believe Breathe Birth Doula Services
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 707-8914
brennabeltramo@yahoo.com
believebreathebirth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

The first weeks immediately postpartum are a wonderful time, but can also be very overwhelming. I offer emotional, physical and logistical support (cooking, cleaning, etc.) in your recovery and transition to motherhood so you can spend your time and energy bonding with, and getting to know your newborn.

Krista Dragun & Whitney Kolongowski
Dawn of Life Doula Services
734-945-5790
info@dawnoflifedoulaservices.com
www.dawnoflifebirth.com
Serving southeastern Michigan

The postpartum period is a time of transition, learning, growing, loving and, sometimes frustration. Our goal is to help families find their way through this challenging time by supporting their own parenting instincts. We also help with practical household issues — dishes, cooking, light cleaning etc., as well as baby care, recovery and breastfeeding.

Catherine Fischer, MA CPD
Support For Growing Families
Serving Washtenaw County, Michigan
734-395-5244
catherine@supportforgrowingfamilies.com
www.supportforgrowingfamilies.com

I love supporting parents! I have specialized in postpartum doula care for seven years, emphasizing understanding babies’ needs and offering emotional and practical support for the whole family. I welcome all families. I was honored to be voted “Favorite Local Doula” in this year’s Ann Arbor Family Press.

Jodi Long & Stephanie Julian
Ann Arbor Doulas
734-834-6751
info@annarbordoulas.com
www.annarbordoulas.com
Serving Ann Arbor and all of SE Michigan

Research shows that moms, dads and babies have an easier time with the postpartum transition if a good support team is in place. We offer evidence-based care and have combined experience of over 30 years. We are available for day or overnight hours.

Gillian McClinsey-Powell
Gentle Intuition Doula & Massage
Serving families in the Ann Arbor area
gentleintuitiondoula@gmail.com
734-626-8508
www.gentleintuition.com

Mothers who are well cared for, rested and nourished have better recovery after birth and more confidence when caring for their babies. The more relaxed and secure that you feel, the more time you have to bond with and learn about your baby.

Tree Town Doulas
info@treetowndoulas.com
www.treetowndoulas.com

Tree Town Doulas is a collective of three independent doulas who draw from over 35 years of combined experience. Hire the doula that is the best fit for you! Our clients benefit from the depth of our unique and specialized services as your families’ need evolve. Initial consultation is free!

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Prenatal & Postnatal Massage

Ann Arbor School of Massage, Herbal & Natural Medicine
Mary Light, ND MH LMT
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-761-1600
nshaassociates@gmail.com
www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net

Mary Light and trained student interns offer professional and student rates (Massage Intern Clinic Rates $25) for massage, reflexology and energy balancing, with careful focus on the needs of each trimester, as well as after care, home visits, and hospital visits. Serving since 1995. Alternate phone 734-769-7794.

Emma Greene, CMT and Eril Andes, CMT, APP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Emma and Eril combined have over 25 years of experience in pre- and postnatal massage, including labor and delivery, and both teach individual and group infant massage classes.

Gillian McClinsey-Powell
Gentle Intuition Doula & Massage
Serving families in the Ann Arbor area
gentleintuitiondoula@gmail.com
734-626-8508
www.gentleintuition.com

A graduate of Flint School of Therapeutic Massage, Gillian offers prenatal massage, as well as integrated massage for the whole family, in her private studio at the Center for the Childbearing Year. Infant massage is also available in private and group sessions.

Primary Care Physicians

Elizabeth Shadigian, MD, FACOG, NCMP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Elizabeth provides comprehensive primary care for women, which addresses gynecological and general health concerns through conventional and alternative approaches. These may include pre-diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, hormonal balance, depression and pain management. The WomanSafeHealth team strives to make each exam, visit and procedure as comfortable, informed and safe as possible.

Self Care

SelfCare Room for Women and Girls
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Treat yourself or someone you love to a relaxing and rejuvenating visit to the SelfCare Room. Relaxation and exercise equipment includes our Migun thermal massage table, daylight lamp for seasonal affective disorder/ winter blues, Skinfive hand unit and much more. Great for new moms! Your first two visits are free.

Support Groups

The Breastfeeding Cafe
The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
734-975-6534
www.bfcaa.com

Mondays, 1-2:30pm and Fridays, 10–11:30 am
Come and meet other women who are breastfeeding their babies! This free drop-in group focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers. Have a cup of tea, relax, and chat with others. One caveat: This is not a place to solve big breastfeeding problems. If you are having a lot of breastfeeding issues, your situation may warrant an individual breastfeeding consult.

Well Woman Care

New Moon Midwifery
722 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-424-0220
info@newmoonmidwifery.com
www.NewMoonMidwifery.com
Serving Washtenaw County Area

New Moon Midwifery provides well woman care that includes annual exams, pap tests, nutritional counseling, resources and referrals in the community, and information about herbs and other natural remedies. Care provided Amanda Smith, CPM and Mickey Sperlich, CPM.

Elizabeth Shadigian, MD, FACOG, NCMP
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Elizabeth is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist who provides comprehensive primary care for women, which addresses gynecological, psychological, and general health concerns through conventional and alternative approaches. The WomanSafeHealth team strives to make each exam, visit, and procedure as comfortable, informed, and safe as possible.

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Yoga

Leah Bookwalter, CHHC Holistic Health Coach
WomanSafeHealth
Ann Arbor, MI
734-477-5100
info@womansafehealth.com
www.womansafehealth.com
Serving Southeast Michigan

Leah offers hour-long private sessions and is a Hatha Yoga Instructor/RYT through Yoga Alliance, as well as a Reiki practitioner. She began many years ago as an owner of a successful fitness franchise where she found a true passion for helping others: body, mind and soul.

Sweet Momma Yoga
Bloomfield Hills, MI
248-599-1735
elise@elisebowerman.com
www.SweetMommaYoga.com

Elise Bowerman (Registered Yoga Teacher 500 and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) offers both Prenatal Yoga and Postnatal Yoga in Oakland and Wayne Counties. With a holistic approach (mind, body, breath), these classes support women as they enter into motherhood.

December Birth & Parenting News

Local author and doula Cynthia Gabriel is celebrating the launch of her newest book, The Fourth Trimester Companion. Nominate the Center (and your other heros) for a hero award! And mark your calendars for Cynthia’s Book Launch Party on Saturday, February 10th at 6pm at the Center. See our holiday special (save $50) on our popular Doula Business Builder Deluxe Training Package, offering […]

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November Birth & Parenting News

Help for moms, babies, and families; the gulf between research and practice; helping children adjust to a new sibling; become a Lamaze birth educator; signs of caregiver burnout and what to do about it when it seems there are no options. Read the newsletter.

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October 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Women in labor stop pushing and see amazing results (lower perineal tear rates); continuing education contact hours for doulas; doulas, trauma and self-care (don’t miss this!); feel the carrot love (recipe); DONA Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo Oct 30-Nov 3; Become a Lamaze Childbirth Educator (November training at the Center with Jessica English; Willow Tree […]

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September 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Avoid doula burnout. Attend our October 21 Trauma and the Birth Professional Workshop (7.0 DONA contact hours approved). Newborn sleep and tummy size–developing realistic expectations and sleep tips. DONA International Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo (November 30-December 3) with Patty Brennan. Use your BRAIN to make informed choices (diet pop, vaccination, and the pill). Michigan […]

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Summer 2017 Birth & Parenting News

Increase your search engine juice; research on stress during pregnancy; acupuncture for the childbearing year; yummy granola recipe; fall Postpartum Doula Workshop in Kalamazoo, MI; babies recognize faces while still in the womb; awesome doula meme; Trauma & the Birth Professional fall workshop; Advanced Business Development Workshop on August 5; earn 7.0 DONA continuing education […]

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June Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Is waterbirth safe (review the evidence); Directory Listings Summer Sale ~ get 15 months’ exposure for the price of 12; bring-a-friend special on birth doula training (save $100 each on June workshop); Doula Share Circle topic for June 19 meeting ~ the doula’s role at a homebirth; Open House Celebration at the Center; really good […]

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May Birth & Parenting News

Mother’s Day coupon (save 10% on all offerings); child summer safety resources; Meet the Doulas event;, grow your business and earn continuing education credit with doula business expert Patty Brennan (7.0 DONA contact hours); spring meeting of the Michigan Childbirth Education Connection with author Cynthia Gabriel of Natural Hospital Birth (newcomers welcome); and more! Read […]

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April Birth & Parenting News

The other end of the continuum–holistic end-of-life doula support; the words we use to talk about birth matter; Doula Share Circle April topic–vicarious trauma and self-care for doulas; hiring a doula guide for parents; Spring Special on comprehensive doula and business development training, through April 19; welcome to Gillian McClinsey-Powell, the newest member of our […]

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March Birth & Parenting Newsletter

Read a summary of the new ACOG opinion on limiting labor interventions and the benefits of doulas; Meet the Doulas March event; waterbirth and the newborn’s microbiome; Spring Special ~ Save 50% off our comprehensive selection of Holistic Online Childbirth Preparation classes; essential miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss resources; and more! Read the newsletter.

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February Birth & Parenting News

“Love hormones”; roadmap to peaceful newborn sleep; February Doula Share Circle (on intuition); and more! Also featuring resources for after your baby is born including: postnatal fitness class (bring baby), breastfeeding support group, professional lactation support, bra-fitting (specializing in hard-to-fit women), lending library (extensive parenting topics), postpartum doula directory, and postpartum herbal healing baths. Read […]

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