As your doula it’s my goal to make sure you have the skills, education and support to make informed decisions on how to birth YOUR way. Certified as a DONA birth/postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, as well as a certified advanced trained doula & educator in VBaC births, my role is to educate, support and empower every individual and their support partner through their pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I incorporate SpinningBabies methods into my work and provide encouraging, judgment-free and continuous birth support that is unique to each client’s hopes and wants towards a healthy & satisfying birth experience. Some of my professional highlights including being voted a Top Provider in GRKids Best Of GR 2019 - 2022 and serving as director for The Maternal Wellness Program. On the personal side, I am a mom to three amazing children – Malone, Beau & Jocelyn (twins!), and wife to a sweet “Kentucky Boy”. My introduction to motherhood was challenging. I struggled with infertility, postpartum depression/anxiety and a difficult first birth. All these moments in my life set me on my path and passion for birth & postpartum support, and maternal mental health.
Bachelors of Science - University of Iowa (2003)
Masters of Science - Indiana University (2013)
Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2017)
Postpartum Doula Certification, DONA (2017)
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist - IPPA (2019)
VBACLink - Certified VBaC Specialist (2019)
VBAC Academy - Certified VBAC Specialist & Educator (2020)
ICAN - International Cesarean Awareness Network
DONA - Doulas of North America
Plus Size Birth - size friendly provider
Ginger Blossom Doula Services provides client centered, judgment-free and evidence based birth and postpartum support for individuals and their families throughout pregnancy, labor and beyond. Additional services include placenta encapsulation and other organic postpartum recovery products. Sliding Scale and payments plans available
We just loved Carrie! She was so knowledgeable, kind, calm and intuitive to our needs, and definitely helped me with some fears I had about trying for a VBAC (I did it!!!). Nobody would regret having her in the birth room with them and I can't imagine not having her with us again if we have more children.
- Janie L.