Client Testimonials


“One of the best decisions I have ever made."

My decision to hire a doula for my pregnancy was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I did not have an easy pregnancy or birth and Brenda was always there for me cheering me on and helping me cope and visualize.

— K.P.


“Her services far outweigh your financial investment!!"

Brenda is a one-of-a-kind doula that was a key part in making our first birth the experience we longed for! Her gentle personality, strong knowledge of pregnancy and the birth process, and passion for supporting a purely natural 'event' of labor make her top-notch. Her services far outweigh your financial investment!! If you're looking in to hiring a doula, Brenda is at the top in her field.

— R.P.

Voted Grand Rapids’ #1 doula in 2015 and 2017 by the readers of


“Brenda's GentleBirth Workshop was amazing!"

Brenda's GentleBirth Workshop was amazing! The information was thoughtful, yet concise, and her personal stories, experience, and humor brought SO much more to the weekend! I loved everything about it, especially the way the knowledge about the brain applies to daily life. I feel so much more confident and positive about my second birth. I just wish I could go back in time and take this class before our first (natural/unmedicated hospital) birth. It would have been a game changer!

— T.G.

“The best decision I made during my pregnancy"

I highly recommend Brenda as a birth Doula. She was instrumental in helping me have the birth experience I wanted and her support of both my husband and me was exactly what we needed. The decision to hire her was the best decision I made during my pregnancy and I will be recommending her to all of my friends.

— K.W.


“Positive, affirming”

The laboring experience was just as I had hoped. I felt calm, connected to my baby, and in control of my body. Brenda reassured me every step of the way and provided continuous support and pain solutions. My hospital experience was excellent because my birth team remained positive, affirming, and excited about my baby's arrival. I would recommend Brenda to any mama to be whether she desired a natural birth or not. The guidance provided is essential for every mother going through the birth experience...whatever that may be for her. 

— C.F.

“I wish we had hired her when I was pregnant with my first!”

When I found out I was pregnant with baby number three my husband and I knew we wanted to hire a doula as we were going to attempt a VBA2C. When we first met with Brenda we felt she was a good match for us, down to earth, sweet and she has such a positive demeanor. She helped me feel confident about the upcoming birth and did a wonderful job informing us about all our options in our birth plan. […] She helped make my delivery a positive experience, when my prior two were traumatic and overwhelming. I wish we had hired her when I was pregnant with my first! I feel like she was a huge reason that I had a successful vbac!

— E.N.