Introducing Live Light Birth & Family

Detroit Mom partnered with the amazing people from Live Light Birth & Family to bring you this post. All opinions are our own.

At Detroit Mom, we’re with you every step of the way on your motherhood journey. We’re honored to work alongside incredible businesses that are known for putting YOU at the center of everything they do. And today, we’re excited to share more about the perinatal services offered through our partners at Live Light Birth & Family.

Whether you’re looking for prenatal education and preparation, labor and birth support from a doula, or support in the postpartum stage, you’ll find it here. Live Light Birth & Family prides itself on honoring the values of community, education, compassion, social justice, and equity. And with their specialized approach to supporting families, they’re sure to be the right fit for you at any stage.

First, let’s meet Natasha, the owner!

I’m a mother to a dynamic four-year-old named Opal and am engaged to my loving and supportive partner, Jason. I am a birth doula trained through DONA and a postpartum doula trained through Childbirth International. In addition to being a doula, I also am a childbirth educator trained through Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings. And, I’m a certified yoga instructor RYT200 through Passion Yoga School.

Originally from Grand Rapids, I am a lover of travel! I have been to 36 states, lived in Alaska and Belize, and spent summers in Puerto Rico with my grandfather as a kid. In addition to having spent three weeks in Japan, I have also driven through the entire country of Mexico to get to Belize and back again. And I did my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica!

I am an Aries Sun, Sagittarius Moon, and Capricorn Rising. I am an ambivert (or, an extrovert that needs time alone to recharge). Food and live music are two of my other interests, and I also love reading. Psychological thrillers, fantasy, and self-development books are my favorite! I am a lifelong learner interested in all things birth, health, spirituality, and nutrition.

What services does Live Light Birth & Family offer?

We are a collective of trained birth workers united by a shared goal and mindset: providing the highest quality services before, during, and after birth. Our support extends to birthing individuals and their partners as well, encompassing birth and postpartum doula services, childbirth education, lactation and feeding counseling, lactation workshops, and prenatal yoga.

As trained professionals, we offer evidence-based resources to help you and your partner make informed decisions regarding your care. Whether you’re planning a hospital birth, a home birth, or something in between, we will stand by your side, offering guidance and reassurance. We encourage you to embrace your personal power and advocate confidently for yourself and your baby.

How many professionals do you currently have on staff?

Aside from myself, we also have an incredible Doula Team consisting of Amber Adams-Jackson and Samantha Booth. They both are certified birth and postpartum doulas. They work together, offering dual support to clients. The shared on-call schedule guarantees continuous availability for our clients and built in back-up doula support from a doula that the client already trusts and has a relationship with in the case of a long labor. With two doulas collaborating as a team, they each contribute unique experiences and knowledge, enhancing the overall client experience.

We also have a Certified Lactation Counselor on staff, Claire Dixon.

What approach does your office take when supporting families?

The HEART approach to promoting healthy development in families is rooted in transparency, continuous learning, and a commitment to safety and advocacy. Our team is dedicated to providing honest and comprehensive information, without sugarcoating. We also acknowledge when there’s a need to say, “I don’t know.” We prioritize ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest evidence related to pregnancy, birth, and parenting, embracing a lifelong learning philosophy.

Ensuring safety is a fundamental right for families. We create a welcoming space where all families can exist authentically, free from the fear of judgment. We critically assess the systems families interact with and view advocacy as an integral part of our role.

Secure relationships are essential for growth, healing, and love. Because of this, we strive to build meaningful connections with each family we serve. Our services are designed to allow ample time and space for deep engagement with your family. Doing so emphasizes that you are more than just a “client” to us.

You can trust us with your concerns, aspirations, fears, and everything in between. We are equipped to navigate and hold space for your emotional experiences, committed to being there for you whenever you need us. We value and appreciate your full, authentic self.

These care components are not just important; we believe they are critical for family development and the advancement of reproductive justice.

Where are you located, and how can a new patient make an appointment?

We come to you! Our initial consultations are free and done over zoom–this is a time for us to get to know one another, and you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and begin connecting with your doula(s).

We also offer gift cards that can go towards our services. Additionally, we encourage pregnant people to add us to their baby registry. It offers something truly meaningful–the assurance of support when it’s needed the most.

To find out more about Live Light Birth & Family or schedule your initial consultation, fill out the contact form on their website!


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