Andrea brings compassion and warmth to everyone she meets. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Zoology at Michigan State University (2007). She always had an interest in nature and how the world works which sparked her own personal quest to learn as much as possible about pregnancy, birth, and family life before ever becoming pregnant herself. Feeling free to make her own choices has taught her the value of letting others find their own path. Andrea is currently a ProDoula Doula Trainer for Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care, Certified Elite Labor Doula with ProDoula, a Certified Elite Postpartum and Infant Care Doula with ProDoula, and a Certified Childbirth Educator with ProDoula as well. Along with these credentials Andrea was recently a Master of Ceremony at the ProDoula Dare to Dream Conference 2018. She has also trained and is working towards certification as an Infant Feeding Specialist.
Expertise as related to the Labor Doula Course Offering:
Andrea teaches all of the birth and newborn care classes for her business Metro Detroit Doula Services. She easily conveys information while keeping her classes engaging. Local providers such as pediatricians and OBGYNs are referring their patients over to her classes. For over 5 years Andrea has attended births as a Labor Doula. With each experience she gains more knowledge and gets to work alongside nurses, midwives and doctors. She also is able to guide partners or support people to help the laboring person feel comfort and get to a place of coping in labor.
Expertise as related to the Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Course Offering:
As a postpartum and infant care doula Andrea provides families comfort and confidence. She has cared for singletons and twins in her career. She is familiar with helping her clients in feeding situations from breastfeeding to formula feeding. In her newborn care class she prepares parents for the day to day tasks, breaks down the basics of caring for babies, and updates parents with what is the most up to date safety precautions.