Grace Willis

 Grace Willis 

Sacred Roots Birth Doula Mentorship Program

Hello Everyone! My name is Grace Willis, and I am a newly DONA trained birth doula. I live in southeast Michigan with my fiancé Brian and our cat Marshmallow.

Ever since I can remember, I have been a caretaker and nurturer. It’s part of who I am. Whether checking in with my loved ones and friends or babysitting, my heart is filled up when I help others. For the past seven years I’ve had the privilege of working with several families and their children. This experience has been such a joy for me and taught me so much. It was through nannying I first heard about doulas. After doing a little research I knew this is what I was meant to do.  My heart was lit up. I wanted to be a support person for families and this seemed like the perfect route to take. Fast forward to 2021, and I was finally able to take doula training and start this incredible journey.   As a birth doula, it is my hope to empower families as they navigate through one of the biggest days of their lives. I want to be a warm and calm presence for my clients; additionally, I want them to have a positive birth experience. I want families to feel well cared for throughout our entire time together.   I will help my clients by providing emotional and physical support, coping techniques, and labor positions. I will be their advocate, working with them, to make sure they have accurate evidence based information. I will support families in all types of birth.

 I want to thank my wonderful mentor Katy Gladwin. I am so grateful to work side by side with her. Katys’ many years of experience and vast knowledge of birth work will help build a great foundation for me. 

In my free time you will find me reading all books birth related and listening to birth story podcasts. I also enjoy painting abstracts, running, and hiking with my fiancé.