Welcome To Great Lakes Doulas!

Every expectant family desires the most ideal experience possible. From pregnancy to childbirth to those precious first few months - I know you want the very best for your baby and your family. This will be one of the most unpredictable things you will ever experience. Too often mothers and fathers get stressed and frustrated as new challenges arise and get lost in self blame as the perfect vision slips away. I can help.

Adding a doula to your support team to walk alongside you throughout pregnancy, childbirth and the first several months of your baby’s life guarantees that you will have unbiased, professional and compassionate support for whatever surprises arise.

In a time of life with very few guarantees - count on your doula - count on Great Lakes Doulas.


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“Cassie was my labor/delivery
and postpartum doula and rocked at both. During L&D she kept the room feeling calm, had tons of suggestions and coached my husband to be a rockstar support person. During postpartum she withheld all judgement and was available for whatever I needed.”
DID YOU KNOW that the word “postpartum” does not mean depression? Postpartum is the period of time after giving birth. All people who give birth will go through the postpartum period.
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Hi, I am Cassie. 

I am so excited that you are considering doula support for this very special time in your life.
When I welcomed my first child into the world I experienced birth trauma and postpartum anxiety and depression. Realizing that there is a need for unlimited emotional, professional, compassionate support for families, I became a doula. I believe that birth is important and has effects on each member of the family that last a lifetime. I also believe that birth is one part of having a baby and the postpartum time is overlooked much too often. This is why I offer packages with support from pregnancy through postpartum for families in Grand Rapids, MI and surrounding cities.

You can learn more about me HERE

I’ve helped dozens find their own strength and wisdom as
parents. I can’t wait to be there for you, too.


“Cassie was exactly what we were looking for. We knew a c-section was a possibility and wanted the support because my husband would be passed out on the floor during surgery. I ended up having a c-section and Cassie was there beside me helping me through it. During the pre meetings, she gave us great tools to help us in our conversations with the doctors when we faced new news. Her bedside manner was supportive, calm, and empowering and lasted the entire 22 hours of labor. Even when it was hard to concentrate, Cassie refocused me on the task at hand. Would not think twice about hiring her again!”
Cassie is certified as both a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International, the worlds first and largest doula certifying organization.