Michelle, owner of My Family Doula, provides birth doula and photography services to the Treasure Valley. She has been a DONA International trained doula since 2018 but served as a support doula in California for many years prior to moving to Idaho. Michelle has also been an accomplished, published photographer for more than 20 years and has brought her skills together to provide caring support as well as beautiful images to cherish. She loves living in the Treasure Valley and feel so at home serving and supporting families through their journey in parenthood. "its such an honor to be a part of the birth or growth of a family with the coming of a new baby. Each woman, family and baby are so unique, my heart is to discover the dreams, desires and goals of each family I serve and support them through this journey."
Michelle has been married since 1986 to her husband, Michael! They have three adult children and five grandchildren. She jokingly tells people she was 10 when she got married. A kid at heart, Michelle loves life and loves to enjoy it with her family, especially now that she lives so close to all of them. She graduated from Platt College in San Diego with an emphasis in Graphic Design and also studied Photography. Michelle is a creative thru and thru, as she's also an artist and singer-songwriter. She brings her creative heart to ever aspect of her role a doula with loving intent and purposeful actions in supporting the women and families she serves. For many years she served women during labor and birth and always longed to make it her life's work one day. When she and her husband made the decision to move to the Treasure Valley, she knew this was her time to pursue her calling as a doula.
1 Complimentary Consultation
2 or more prenatal visits
Assistance in helping you create a Birth Plan and Postpartum Care Plan Support via phone, text and or email leading up to birth
Attend one of your prenatal visits with your care provider upon request Active support during labor, birth and 1-2 hours following as needed
1-2 postpartum visits to check in, review your experience and help as needed
Birth Doula & Photography:
Includes all details of Birth Doula Services as well as professional photography during labor, birth and the first moments of meeting your little one! Truly priceless images that tell your story *
Available if you already have a Birth Doula or birth support and wish to have a photographer at the birth. You will receive all images taken.
* All images will be yours and not mine, unless you give me permission to use them. I honor the privacy of my clients. :- )
50 % OFF fees for single-moms and military families
I believe in the Dona International vision of a Doula for every woman who wants one. If I am not a good fit for any reason, I will help you find a Doula to fit your needs and budget. :-) I look forward to meeting you and your family and bringing loving support as your family Doula.
$500 Birth Doula Services
$700 Birth Doula and Photography Birth Images
$350 Photography Birth Images (only)