Welcome Grace!

Hello Sacred Roots family!  It’s been awhile since I posted  here, I’ve been busy with births, but also with building my women’s health guide biz over HERE

It must be a spring thing, since it was May the last time I got to introduce a new mentee! Please meet Grace Willis!  I am super excited to be given the opportunity to support Grace in becoming a great doula and asset to her community as a birth worker. Grace reached out a few months ago looking for information and guidance on building a doula business and what the day to day look like as a doula.  Since then we have met via zoom a few times, and each time I am so happy to know that she has found this work.  She is sweet and knowledgable, and full of the desire to learn and serve.
Grace and I will be working together as she gets her footing on her own.  Through the next few months, I will be supporting her by being a source of information and a sounding board.  A place she can reach out to if she feels she needs some support, which happens often as a doula, but especially as a new one.  So without further ado, here is Grace’s short and sweet bio, and I hope to share more about how we are working together going forward!

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.

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