Michelle is founder of My Family Doula. She provides birth doula and photography services to the Treasure Valley. Michelle 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 every aspect of her role as 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.
DONA International November 2018
1 Complimentary Consultation
2 -3 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, assess how you and baby are doing, review your experience and help as needed
Your birth experience professionally photographed 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.
25 % 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 can also work out payment arrangements to make having a Doula easier on the budget. Contact me and let's get the conversation started.
$800 - Birth Doula (includes Birth Photography)
$700 - Virtual Doula Support
$400 - Birth Photography (only) This option is great if you already have a birth Doula and also desire photography
"Your birth experience is special and unique. As your Doula, I will support you throughout the labor and birth process. I'll be there to help with physical, emotional and educational support for you, your partner and your family - every step of the way. I look forward to bringing loving, caring support as you choose, My Family Doula."