Welcome to Second Nature Doula!

Whether this is your first baby or final one every journey deserves a doula. Here at SND we instinctively always hold your hand, mind and heart with no judgments. Designed to provide the utmost comfort in continuous educational, emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. As your doula we are here beyond the time your healthcare provider can extend. We want every family to confidentially know they are making the best decisions for their family while trusting their instincts. Our goal is to personally help one family at a time while giving resources to the masses. 

We've read the books, done the trainings, kept up with the latest information, and have the firsthand experience to provide you with the professional care and advocacy support fit for you. Becoming a service to you in the beginning stage of your parenthood journey is our pleasure as we know this is one of the most intimate and memorable times in your life that we don't take lightly. Entering parenthood is so exciting, heart wrenching, loving and let's be real, nerve-wracking (to name a few) thing you'll do in life. From this little baby or babies entering your world being fully dependent on you for survival. To them being adults, discovering the world for themselves while still needing your love, support and guidance along the way. Let's work together during your pregnancy to make sure you have power in your birth and even more plus extra support in the 4th trimester. 

Michigan Doula Initiative

Michigan Medicaid began reimbursing for doula services provided to individuals covered by or eligible for Medicaid Insurance effective January 2023 at no cost to the client. Second Nature Doula can see clients under Molina Healthcare of Michigan and Aetna Better Health of Michigan health plans through Meet Mae. Please be sure to mention if you are on these plans when filling out the contact form.

You can find other doulas who are pre-approved / approved for other health plans at MI Medicaid Doulas.

Please reach out if you still don't see a doula who is approved under your health plan after reviewing the site, we can help find you a doula. 


We are here and ready to support you every step of the way....

.....removing fear and instilling strength!

What are the benefits of using a doula?

Evidence Based Birth shares these proven benefits of have continuous support of a doula: 

  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*
  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief; the type of person providing continuous support did not make a difference
  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score; there is no data on if the type of person providing continuous support makes a difference
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience; mothers’ risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience was reduced with continuous support provided by a doula or someone in their social network (family or friend), but not hospital staff

Will a doula replace my spouse?

Absolutely not, a doula will facilitate the support needs for you and your spouse as they are there to support you and your family. This is your time to shine and your doula is there to help you both beam that light with confidence and pride. 

Aren't doulas only for home births?

We feel this is one of the biggest misconceptions. Doulas are there to support all births. At home, birth center or hospital. Un-medicated, medicated or cesarean section ALL BIRTHS are meaningful and deserve doula support. 

When should I get a doula?

It's never to early to scope out your doula. Make contact and have a conservation during a consult to get a feel for what kind of support you need when the times comes. 

If you would like your doula at your birth make contact right away. If the perferred doula is unavailabe they could refer you to another one who is avaliable and a match for you. Also, lets not forget about postpartum period support. A doula can surely be there with you during that time. 

Because the thing is the amount of support you need is based off you!