Meet The Doulas

Meet Amelia

By Jodi Graves | February 1, 2024

Meet Amelia, our administrative assistant extraordinaire! Amelia is the one who keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes at Michigan Family Doulas. She joined our team recently and we are so lucky to have her! She brings a lot of creativity and experience to our work. Amelia has a background in visual merchandising and administration…

Tea with Jodi S1: E6 w/Ruth Zielinski

By Jodi Graves | June 11, 2023

·Click Here: o   Welcome to Ruth Zielinski, a certified nurse midwife and university of Michigan nursing professor. o   About Ruth. ·         What are the differences between midwifery and obstetric care? 2:18 o   The differences between midwifery and obstetric care. o   Maternity care in the US. o   Everyone should receive midwifery care, including high-risk pregnancies. o   Midwife partners are vocal supporters of midwife…

JODI LONG postpartum doula

Meet the Doula (Agency Owner) Jodi Graves

By Jodi Graves | February 11, 2020

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Infant Care Specialist & Doula Trainer, Nutritionist & CBE Jodi has been actively working as a birth and postpartum doula since 1999. She is a clinical nutritionist and Bradley Method educator as well as an RYT 200 yoga instructor. Jodi is passionate about women’s health throughout their reproductive life…


Meet the Doula-Khadijah Bansfield

By Jodi Graves | February 7, 2020

Khadijah is an AMANI certified doula and childbirth educator, a birth assistant, and a student midwife. She has lived abroad for many years where she became a doula in 2012 and attended dozens of births and raised childbirth education awareness to hundreds of women. Khadijah is very passionate about advocating for women’s rights, especially childbirth…


Meet the Doula-Asia Sikkila

By Jodi Graves | February 7, 2020

I trained as a doula in 2004 with Elizabeth Davis, the author of Heart and Hands. In 2006 I lived in Senegal, West Africa and for 5 years hosted a Midwifery and Doula exchange program where Westerners came and worked with the local midwives in a birth clinic. I have supported women in a wide…