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Found 5 Pros in Flint, MI, USA | Birth doula support
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Marcia Shropshire

Southfield, MI

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 9 years experience

Just Bloom Birthing started in 2022 and operated by Marcia Shropshire from Southfield,MI. Marcia attended DONA International and has been certified in Birth Doula, Intro to childbirth, and Lactation support education. She fell in love with the birthing industry after attending several of her close families births. Marcia has been known for her calming, supportive nature that makes everyone feel comfortable to be around her.

Care philosophy

Just Bloom Birthing provides low cost care to expecting families. Our care philosophy is that we create the most comfortable birthing and postpartum experience for you. We do this by ensuring we get to know our families needs and wants to assist them every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Oakland County


  • Markell
    March 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm | Client review

    Marcia was very calming and helpful before and after my C-section delivery. She’s very hands on and was always ready to assist during my hospital stay.

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Christie Donn


3 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

Just as no two people are the same, no two births are the same either. That’s why I am committed to helping families navigate the healthcare system and understand the process of labor and birth. I am a trained birth doula, a member of DONA International, and a Certified Lactation Counselor through the ALPP. I love learning new skills and constantly strive to further my education. My own experiences with motherhood have taught me the importance of listening to your body and your own intuition, as well as the necessity to advocate for women’s rights - especially during childbirth. Whether you’re a first-time birther or a seasoned mom, you need a knowledgeable support person in your corner. As your doula, I bring skills and knowledge to the birth team that no one else can offer. I want to help you feel confident and autonomous by providing you with evidence-based information as well as empathy and space-holding, so that you can make the best informed decisions for your body, your baby, and your birth. Sliding scale pricing available. Michigan Medicaid approved.

Care philosophy

How you give birth matters. Research tells us that parents remember the birth of their children for their entire lives, right down to the smallest details. What happens during childbirth can also have long-lasting effects on self esteem, self confidence, and parenting. I can help you get clear about your desires and find your own voice, so you can give birth on your terms.

Areas served

  • Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Belleville,
  • Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton,
  • Canton, Chelsea, Chesterfield Township, Clarkston,
  • Clinton Township, Commerce, Dearborn, Detroit,
  • Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Farmington, Ferndale
  • Farmington Hills, Fowlerville, Franklin, Fraser,
  • Garden City, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Howell,
  • Huntington Woods, Inkster, Keego Harbor, Livonia,
  • Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights,
  • Milford, Mount Clemens, New Boston, Northville,
  • Novi, Orchard Lake, Oxford, Pontiac, Plymouth,
  • Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romulus,
  • Roseville, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Salem,
  • South Lyon, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor,
  • Troy, Walled Lake, Warren, Waterford, Wayne,
  • Westland, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Wolverine Lake,
  • Wyandotte, Ypsilanti and more!


  • Kendra
    June 14, 2023 at 1:22 am | Client review

    She’s an incredible doula. I’m so glad we chose to go with her.


Nicole Lennox

Goodrich, MI

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

I love to share information! Supporting growing families is my passion.

Care philosophy

I believe informed decisions are the key to achieving your best birth.

Areas served

  • Oakland County
  • Genesee County
  • Lapeer County
$ flexible

Christina Feltner

Troy, MI

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Supportive and caring professional Doula ready to support you through you birth and beyond. Specializing in home birth, postpartum support and wellness, lactation, and childbirth education.

Care philosophy

Birth work has always been a passion for me. I love to help women feel empowered and to have a voice during their pregnancy and beyond. Birth should be a joyful experience, that is looked forward to. I support all women, partners, and family by educating them about the wonder that is birth and parenthood. When you are informed, you are empowered.

Areas served

  • Metro Detroit
  • Virtual via Zoom or FaceTime

Shaina Catalla

Westland, MI

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi! My name is Shaina, I am I wife, mother and ice cream lover. I also am a birth and postpartum doula in the metro Detroit area. My Doula journey began when I decided to have a doula at both of the births of my children. I had an amazing experience and decided I wanted to provide the same care for other families. I am new to the birth world, but am oh so passionate and take my role very seriously. I pride myself in being very knowledgeable on different ways to support families through birth. Acupressure, counter pressure, meditation, conscious breathing, massage, and rebozo techniques are just a few of the tricks up my sleeve to help you through your labor. I’d love to chat with you about how I can best serve you. I can’t wait to see your family Blossom & Bloom!

Care philosophy

I tailor my care to the specific need of the birthing couple I am serving. Everyone is different, and birth is unpredictable so there is no one size fits all approach to my care. I will make suggestions but will ultimately follow your lead on how you’d like to be cared for.

Areas served

  • Livonia
  • Canton
  • Plymouth
  • Novi
  • Northville
  • Ann Arbor
  • Westbloomfield
  • Royal Oak
  • Farmington Hills

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Flint, MI.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Flint, MI and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Flint, MI in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Flint, MI. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Flint, MI doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Flint, MI to be $924, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Michigan. The cost of a doula in Flint, MI can range from $721 to $1,126. These costs are based on a representative group of 48 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Michigan. The average cost of a doula in Michigan is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Flint, MI, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Flint, MI: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Flint, MI, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Flint, MI can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Flint, MI does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Flint, MI will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Flint, MI can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Flint, MI; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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