Carrie Stephens
Doula
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 years of experience
5.0
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About me

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.

Education

Bachelors of Science - University of Iowa (2003)

Masters of Science - Indiana University (2013)

Certification and training

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)

Memberships and affiliations

ICAN - International Cesarean Awareness Network

DONA - Doulas of North America

Plus Size Birth - size friendly provider

Credentials
CD (DONA) PCD (DONA)
Specialties
Birth Doula Birth Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Home Birth Infant Care Labor Doula Multiples Natural Birth Newborn Care Newborn Prep Parenting Support Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Sibling Preparation Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
Languages

English

Service introduction

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

Packages
Essential Birth Package
One FREE consultation 1-2 prenatal visits to discuss a birth plan & how to best support you. Unlimited Phone/Text/Email support Evidence-based informational guidance throughout pregnancy, labor/delivery, and immediate postpartum. On-call starting at 38 weeks One postpartum visit to review birth, assist with any newborn care or infant feeding questions, and help with adjustments. Referrals for local resources to help meet your needs towards a successful & supported postpartum period.
$1,100.00
USD Flat rate
Premium Birth Package
Essential Birth Package + 16 hours postpartum support.​ One FREE consultation 2 prenatal visits to discuss a birth plan & how to best support you. Unlimited Phone/Text/Email support Evidence-based informational guidance throughout pregnancy, labor/delivery, and immediate postpartum On-call starting at 38 weeks Referrals for local resources to help meet your needs 4 postpartum visits to assist with physical & emotional adjustments, light housecleaning, infant feedings, sleep/soothing techniques, basic newborn care, sibling adjustment, and so much more!
$1,600.00
USD Flat rate
Elite Birth Package
Essential Birth Package + 16 hours postpartum support + Placenta Encapsulation One FREE consultation 2 prenatal visits to discuss a birth plan & how to best support you. Unlimited Phone/Text/Email support Evidence-based informational guidance throughout pregnancy, labor/delivery, and immediate postpartum On-call starting at 38 weeks Referrals for local resources to help meet your needs 4 postpartum visits to assist with physical & emotional adjustments, light housecleaning, infant feedings, sleep/soothing techniques, basic newborn care, sibling adjustment, and so much more! Placenta Encapsulation & Placenta Tincture - get a strong start off in postpartum and enjoy the many benefits of placenta.
$1,800.00
USD Flat rate
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Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
1
5.0

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.

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