Sacred Roots Services Birth Doula Services


I founded Sacred Roots in 2011 with the goal of reclaiming birth as a physiological process that works.  Since then, I’ve been helping women and families vision their ideal experience, and then working toward a plan to best achieve that vision.  With the right information and support, your birth and transition to parenthood can be thoroughly empowered and beautiful.

I look forward to meeting you!

Testimonal for sacred roots

We were so happy to find Katy. She was warm, calm, grounded and helpful. My previous labors had been long and quite painful and as my pregnancy progressed I grew more fearful. Katy always reminded me that my body was designed to give birth and never let my fear get the better of me.

M. S.




Katy Gladwin outside headshot doula
photo credit Charity Stauffer

I appreciated that it never felt like she was pushing me to make a decision, but instead offered the information I needed to make an informed choice. I also never felt as though Katy judged any decisions I made, and she always took pains to normalize how I was feeling and what I was experiencing.

Jen T

I’m Katy Gladwin,  I’m a mother, wife, doula, wellness coach, childbirth educator, woman advocate, medical advocate, and activist of various sorts.  I have been providing doula services for mothers in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area for over 7 years, and have attended over 100 births.  I have a passion for supporting women have healthy pregnancies that lead to beautiful births and healthy babies and children.

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Birth Doula

Birth Doula


Your birth should be an empowered experience…. from start to finish.  From the moment you decide or find out that you are going to have a child, until your tucked in at home snuggled in to get to know your baby, you should feel listened to, honored, and well taken care of.  A birth doula is there from the beginning to support, listen, and witness this amazing thing you are doing and creating.

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Our Doula Toolbox

It was recently World Doula Week, and the two of us took the opportunity to do some extra reflecting on our work as Doulas and the support we provide. One prompt for a World Doula Week photo challenge was “tool you use the most.” If you know me, you know I’ve never been able to pick just one thing, …