Birth Doulas

star25Birth Quest, LLC
Faith Groesbeck, BA, CCCE, CPS
(231) 343-5009
Beth Singleton
(231) 329-2355

Crowning Lotus
Juliea Paige, Birth Doula, Henna/Mehndi Services, and Mother’s Blessings/Blessingway Ceremonies referrals to birth doulas by zip code and availability.

Gold Coast Doulas
(616) 294-0207

Jenny’s Childbirth Services
Jenny Duhm, CD (CAPPA)
(916) 517-5142

New Life Doula Services
Rebekah Thompson, Birth Doula
(231) 652-2213

GR Doulas
Megan Michelotti, CD (DONA)
(260) 515-0558
Brenda Baar, CD (DONA)
(616) 460-1642

Paisley Birth & Breastfeeding
Laurie D. Vance, Birth & Postpartum Doula Certified Lactation Counselor or
(616) 914-6041

Suzie Knoll, CD (DONA) Certified Birth Doula & Childbirth Educator
H: (231) 873-9151
C: (616) 607-4918

Midwives and Midwifery Practices


Advanced Ob/Gyn
Hospital-Based Midwifery & Well-Woman Care
Certified Nurse Midwives: Breck Reinsma and Sarah LaGrand
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 971-0060

Full Circle Midwifery
Home Birth
4220 East Loop Rd. Hesperia, MI 49421
Ph: (231) 861-2234
Cell: (231) 590-1357
Midwives: Patrice Bobier, CPM; Barb Olsen; Dorothy Vandezande; Jennifer Holshoe and Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM

Hackley Community Care, OB & Women’s Health Services
Prenatal & Well-Woman Care (no deliveries)
Certified Nurse Midwives: Sara Stevens, Marie Wall, Elizabeth Rykse, and Stacey Steeno
(231) 733-6678

Michigan Born & Raised
Home Birth & Well Woman Care
Kim Porter, CNM/WHNP-BC
(231) 557-7118

Midwifery With Lasava
Home Birth
Laurie Sage Vance, Lay Midwife (training for CPM)
(616) 914-6041

MI Home Birth
Laura Slater, CPM

Muskegon Family Care, Medical Services
Hospital-Based Midwifery Care
Certified Nurse Midwives: Dawn Arrand, Katie Van Heck and Alex Bratschie
(231) 739-9315

Simply Born Midwifery Services
Home Birth (not available in Muskegon) & Free-Standing Birth Center
Sara Badger, CPM
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 419-8117

Spectrum Health Medical Group Ob/Gyn – 68th St
Hospital-Based Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife: Brenda Daniels
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 532-1410

Spectrum Health Medical Group Ob/Gyn – Mid Towne
Hospital-Based Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwife: MaryAnne George
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 391-3320

Spectrum Health Ob/Gyn Residency Practice
Hospital-Based Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwives: Alexandra Bratschie and Courtney Hilbert
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 391-2160

West Michigan Midwifery
Jennifer Holshoe, CPM
(616) 318-1825

Birth Trauma Healing


Mercy VNS Hospice
888 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 672-4663
Clinician: Beth Bolthouse, MA

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (PATTCh): a collective of birth and mental health experts dedicated to the prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth.

Solace for Mothers: designed to provide and create support for women who have experienced childbirth as traumatic. Birth trauma is real and can result from an even seemingly “normal” birth experience.

Trauma and Birth Stress – PTSD After Childbirth (TABS): A Charitable Trust that serves as a support group of mothers who have stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births in common.

Childbirth Information

star25 Childbirth Connection: Childbirth Connection was founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation.

Evidenced Based Birth: Created by a mom, wife, PhD-prepared nurse researcher and blogger as a trusted, non-biased source for the most current, evidenced-based information on pregnancy and childbirth.

International Cesarean Awareness Network: The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).

Childbirth Education


Birth Quest, LLC
Faith Groesbeck, Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator, CEA/MNY
(231) 343-5009

Gold Coast Doulas
Mandi Garvey, Evidenced Based Birth® Instructor
(231) 557-7118

Mercy Health Partners Birthing Center – Hackley Campus
Expectant Parent Class
1700 Clinton Ave. Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 728-4092

North Ottawa Community Hospital (NOCH)
Childbirth Preparation Classes
1309 Sheldon Rd. Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 847-5512

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
Pregnancy Classes
(231) 924-1344

Placental Encapsulation

star25 After Birth Service
(616) 821-5266 or (517) 930-2196

Jenny’s Childbirth Services
(916) 517-5142

Sharon Ruiter (Newaygo County, MI)
(231) 519-3115

Postpartum Doulas


Birth Quest, LLC
Faith Groesbeck, Postpartum Doula (DONA-trained)
(231) 343-5009

New Arrival Doula Service
Angie Royce, Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA)
(616) 901-8699

Food, Nutrition & Exercise

star25 Curves – Grand Haven
Marsha Brownlee, Owner/Manager
410 N. Beacon Blvd.
Grand Haven, MI  49417
(616) 847-1772

Curves – Norton Shores – South
Susan Kestaloot
5829 Harvey
Norton Shores, MI  49444
(231) 798-9811

Fit4Mom Muskegon, Stroller Strides
Brittney Dial, Instructor
(616) 834-0790

Generation Care
My Steps: $50/mo. for therapy in a 4-ft. deep, heated pool
Locations in Muskegon, Grand Haven and Grand Rapids

MCC Lakeshore Fitness Center
Guest Pass: $10/day, includes pool (1 lap lane always open)
Next Step Exercise Program: $99/8-wk supervised exercise program (must receive referral from healthcare provider)
900 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 722-9322

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP): Provides food and nutrition education to low-income (WIC or EBT eligible) families with children.
97 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-4732

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP –ed): Provides food and nutrition education to anyone eligible for or receiving EBT (food stamps) with children over 12 or no children.
97 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-6694

Muskegon Farmer’s Market
242 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI  49442

Muskegon Yoga Center
255 Seminole Rd., Suite 204
Norton Shores, MI 49444
(231) 688-4181

On the Path Yoga
Sandy Parker, BS, CPT Whole Body Alignment Consultant & Restorative Exercise Specialist®
701 E. Savidge St. #3
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 935-7028

Public Health – Muskegon County WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program
209 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-1281

Kelly Seyferth, Chief Yoga Officer
333 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI  49440
(248) 396-7605

Sweetwater Local Foods Market
Mercy Health Lakes Campus
6401 Harvey St.
Muskegon, MI  49444

Weston A. Price Foundation – Nourishing the Lakeshore
Meets monthly at the Century Club Ballroom



Birth Quest, Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Education & Support
Faith Groesbeck, CD (BAI), CCCE (CEA/MNY)
(231) 343-5009

Mercy Health Partners, Hackley Campus
Breastfeeding Support Group
1700 Clinton St. Muskegon, MI 49442 2nd Fl., Room 2210 ‘A’
Monday 5 – 7 PM & Thursday 11 AM – 1 PM
(231) 672-4800

Gold Coast Doulas, In-Home Breastfeeding Support
Shira Johnson, IBCLC
(616) 294-0207

Hackley Community Care Lactation Support
(231) 737-1335, ext. 6655

Muskegon Area La Leche League
Mary: (231) 777-3238

My Breast Friends
A local Facebook Group for Breastfeeding Support

Birth With Lasava
Laurie D. Vance, Certified Lactation Counselor or
(616) 914-6041

Public Health – Muskegon County WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program
209 E. Apple Ave. Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-1281

Home Visiting Programs

star25 Catholic Charities of W. MI
Healthy Families: Provides home visits, referrals and parent support.
1095 Third St., Suite 125 Muskegon, MI 49441
Contact: Monica Marchell
(231) 726-4735

Hackley Community Care
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
3700 Baker St. Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
(231) 737-1335

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District
Early On Program
630 Harvey St. Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 767-7253

Muskegon Community Health Project
Muskegon Area Pregnancy Pathways Program
565 W. Western Muskegon, MI 49440
Contact: Tressa Crosby
(231) 672-3201

Muskegon Family Care
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
2201 S. Getty St. Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
(231) 737-1760

Substance Abuse

star25 Center for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Waller, Emergency & Addiction Medicine Specialist
75 Sheldon Blvd. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 391-3120

Cherry Health
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
1611 Oak Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 767-1921

Eastside Substance Abuse Clinic
Outpatient Methadone Maintenance Treatment
445 E. Sherman Blvd. Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 739-4359

Mercy Health Life Counseling
Individual and Group Counseling for Women
Marion Oakes-Hunter, CAC
125 E. Southern Ave. Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 726-3582

Wedgwood Christian Services
Specialty Pregnancy Assistance (SPA)
Support for Women and Babies Impacted by Substance Use
Contact: Jennifer Tornga
(231) 799-5221

Birth Photography

star25Birth Quest, LLC
Beth Singleton
(231) 329-2355

Jenny’s Childbirth Services
(916) 517-5142

Katlyn Kaat Photography
(231) 923-6557

Stamped in Time
Jessica Stampe, Photographer
Holland, MI

Parenting & Infant Care

star25 American Red Cross
Childcare classes for teens
Adult and pediatric CPR classes for adults
313 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440
1-(800) 733-2767

Catholic Charities of W. MI
Parent Cafés: networking and meal for community parents
(231) 726-4735
Fathers Matter: This evidence-based parenting education and support program is designed specifically for fathers and is appropriate for single, married, custodial and non-custodial parents.
Contact: Timmy Smith
(231) 215-4622

Dads on Deck
A fatherhood engagement initiative through Muskegon Area Intermediate School Disctrict (MAISD), seeking to increase father involvement in Muskegon County headstart programs.
Contact: Norman Young
(616) 304-8360

Every Woman’s Place/Webster House Youth Services
Parenting Classes: specific for parents of children who have witnessed domestic violence.
175 W. Apple Ave.
Contact: Amber Mount
(231) 759-7909, ext. 284

Every Woman’s Place/ Webster House Youth Services
Parenting Wisely: a self-administered, highly interactive computer-based program that teaches parents and children, age 9 – 18, skills to improve their relationships and decrease conflict through support and behavior management.
175 W. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440
Contact: Maribel Diaz
(231) 759-7909. Ext. 269

Hackley Community Care Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
2700 Baker St.
Muskegon, Heights, Mi 49444
(231) 733-6654

Lakeshore Pregnancy Center
One-on-one Parenting for Dads: Individualized support for dads-to-be. Open to dads and children of any age. Snack provided.
700 Washington, Suite 150
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-7510
Helpline: 1-(800) 238-4269

LAMBS (Lakeshore Area Multiple Birth Support)
Meetings: North Ottawa Community Hospital (NOCH)
1309 Sheldon Rd.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Contact: Jennifer Tripp
(616) 847-6161

Love, Inc.
Powerful Parenting: Christ-centered 7-wk classes, offered 3 times/yr.
3815 Henry St. Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 773-3905

Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Campus
Baby Signing
1700 Clinton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 728-5691

Mercy Health Partners – Hackley Campus
Siblings Class
1700 Clinton Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 681-4800

Michigan Works!
Dads Only: Empowers dads to be emotionally, socially and financially involved with their children, families and communities.
1516 Peck St.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Contact: McKinley Copeland
(231) 726-2626

Muskegon Pregnancy Services/Best Options
LifePlan Program: Free education for expectant parents, who can then obtain “baby bucks” to be redeemed in “store.”
(231) 726-2677

Pathways Childcare Resource and Referrals
1050 W. Western, Suite 302
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 728-7152
1-(800) 882-5213

Rocking Horse Home: A faith-based organization providing education and support to young women.
3082 Whitehall Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49445
(231) 766-3773

Wide Eyed Wonder, LLC
Jillian Henry, Certified Infant Massage Instructor
701 E. Savidge St. Suite 3
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 414-4617

Perinatal Mood Disorders Counseling & Support Groups

star25Face 2 Face Counseling, PLCC
Laura A. Hoogerhyde, MA, LPC 1
20 S. Fifth St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 502-8347

Hackley Community Care Center
Specially trained clinicians include: Carmel McKentry, LPC and Julie Escareno, LMSW
2700 Baker St., 3rd Fl.
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
(231) 733-6624

Lakeshore Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition
Laura Bronold, Chair

North Ottawa Community Hospital
Postpartum Adjustment Group
1309 Sheldon Rd.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Meets: Second and Fourth Thursdays, 7 – 8 PM
(616) 847-5512

Northwestern University
Resources for Black Women’s Physical and Mental Health

Pine Rest Mother and Baby Program
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
P.O. Box 165 Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0165
1-(800) 678-5500

Pine Rest North Shore Clinic
17325 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 847-5145, press “0”
Specially trained clinicians include: Elizabeth Pyle, LMSW; Eric E. Erickson, DO; Sara Patzer, LMSW, RAC

Pine Rest Zeeland Clinic
Postpartum Adjustment Group Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays, from 7 – 8:30 PM
Location: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, DeWitt Building Entrance
(616) 741-3790

Postpartum Support Center of Holland
Remi Schloff
Individual, Couples & Group Therapy
12930 James St. Holland, MI, 49424
(616) 617-1188

Postpartum Support Group
Hackley Community Care
2700 Baker St.
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
(231) 733-6624

Start & Associates
Dr. Toni Start
234 1/2 Washington
Grand Haven, MI  49417
(616) 607-4476

Tri-Cities Ministries
120 S. Fifth St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 842-9160

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

star25 Brain & Body Family Health Center
Dr. Lily Semrow, DC, DACNB, FACFN
833 E. 16th St. Ste. 175 A Holland, MI  49423

Brown Family Chiropractic
Dr. Jason Brown, DC
2045 Holton Rd. Muskegon, MI 49445
(231) 744-3332

Daniel J. Wright, L.Ac
Acupuncture Clinic and Chinese Herbs
1784 Oak Ave. Muskegon, MI  49442

Groundswell Healing
Asher Thayer, Natural Health Therapist
(616) 821-8209

Pulver Chiropractic
Dr. Levi J. Pulver, Specializing in Pregnancy and Pediatric Care
17208 Van Wagoner Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 604-0744

Return2Wellness Natropathic Therapies
701 E. Savidge St., Ste. 3 Spring Lake, MI  49456
(616) 402-0268

Salus Massage Therapy
2905 Wilson Ave. SW, Suite 103 Grandville, MI  49418 (616) 534-7822

Wide Eyed Wonder, LLC
Jillian Henry, Licensed Massage Therapist
701 E. Savidge St.
Spring Lake, MI  46456
(616) 414-4617