Name: Lauryn Stewart Children: Wyatt, 3.5 & Wesley, 2. Place of birth: Holland Michigan, Boven Birth Center What were your reasons for hiring a doula? Once I had my first child, I had immediately wished I had a doula for my birth and postpartum. So I knew I would get one for my second baby…

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Name: Dana Child: Boy, 2 years old Place of birth: St.Mary’s Mercy Health / Downtown Grand Rapids What were your reasons for hiring a doula? My husband and I are the first “kids” in our families to have a baby, and among the first of our friends to have kids as well. We wanted a…

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Name: Alexa Otte Children’s names: Maddox, Alaina, Alyssa When did you have your C-section? 10/4/11, 9/8/13, and 10/6/16 Was it planned or unexpected? My first c-section was a bit of a surprise. Maddox was breech. At 34/35 weeks, we had an ultrasound (u/s) to check to see if he had flipped. He hadn’t, so we…

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