Our Birth and More Wellness team is made up of experienced doulas and childbirth educators with over 1500 births combined. We are ready to serve you on your birthing journey.
Hello! My name is Kristin Lacy, and I am the Owner of Birth and More Wellness; I provide birth & postpartum doula services as well as childbirth education. I offer doula services for home and hospital birth settings. The following is a little bit more about me and how I became passionate about birth.
My first pregnancy was very challenging, and it made me think that there had to be a better way to give birth. I was kind of embarrassed about feeling that way because I had a great “medicalized” team of doctors. I just didn’t realize soon enough that they weren’t the best fit for me.
A few years later, I was working at a pediatrician’s office, and a woman came in just raving about her incredible birth experience. She mentioned using a doula, and I had to learn more. Once I did, I realized that I had found my calling. Throughout my journey as a doula, it has resonated with me that the more hands-off you are with women, the better the outcomes are for women and their families.
I’ve trained in various organizations such as CAPPA- Birth Doula, and DONA International. I received several Birth Doula certifications from DONA, Health Connect One, Train the Trainer, Birth Doula & Breast-Feeding Peer Counselor, Commonsense Childbirth Inc, MCH specialist training, Lamaze International, childbirth educator, Spinning Babies, and the Rebozo technique.
I am active in our local birth community, hosting events such as Gail Tully’s Spinning Babies workshop in the spring of 2012; I have taught childbirth education classes and received my Lamaze certification from Lamaze International. I am also certified in neonatal resuscitation and infant/child/adult CPR.
Pregnancy and childbirth have fascinated me since I was a young teenager and picked up "What to Expect When You're Expecting" from my pregnant sister-in-law's coffee table. I read it cover to cover like a novel then, and my passion for gaining all the information I could get my hands on only grew later in life with my own three pregnancies and labors. After a lengthy and challenging delivery of my first child, I decided to arm myself with a doula for my second. The difference in having a doula present was enormous for me and subsequently helped inspire me to put my experience, learning, and passion to use as a doula; and help other women feel empowered as they make the transition to motherhood.
After earning my B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, I spent my early career consulting in the area of health plan quality measurement and improvement at organizations in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. I have completed DONA’s training, and certification requirements attended infant/child/adult CPR training and participated in the Spinning Babies training workshop.
I am a native Detroiter and a graduate of Michigan State University. I have worked in public health for over five years and became a DONA trained birth doula in 2016, through my work as a community health worker/home visitor. I am a certified (ICEA) childbirth educator, a Certified Lactation Counselor and Lamaze Trained Childbirth educator. I currently provide private birth doula and lactation consulting services to women in Metro Detroit along with incarcerated women in Michigan. I’m also an aspiring certified nurse midwife! I am passionate about educating, supporting and raising the voice of expectant families especially during their pregnancy and birth experience. I have worked with dozens of families and have provided child birth education to families in private and group classes for the last six years. As a doula I work with all families as a part of your birth team...I am here to support you in reminding you of your power, your voice and your strength!
I am a graduate of Madonna University, where I studied history and elementary education. I served as a K-12 educator in traditional and Montessori education for over 15 years. I have supported women and families during pregnancy, birth, and the early months of motherhood for over 20 years and since 2019, I have absolutely loved serving as both a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula, and a childbirth educator.
Having served as a childcare provider for over a decade, Charlotte trained as a Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist in 2014. She has since helped families adjust to life with a newborn and help prepare new siblings for bringing home baby. Charlotte Beach has demonstrated excellence in household management and sibling care all the while exuding a sense of calm in all she does. Charlotte spends her spare time electing to take additional educational courses beyond the requirements of any of the certifications she already holds. With advanced training in first aid and safety as an FF/EMT and advanced training in CPR as a certified CPR instructor, she has a passion for helping families feel prepared and confident in their journeys. She joins our team as the Postpartum coordinator and is ready to help your family as your Daytime or Overnight Postpartum Doula.
Hi! My name is Megan Wright; I am a wife, mother, nanny, and postpartum doula. I have been a nanny for the past 8 years. I love working with new families and helping them grow and develop their confidence and routines as a family.
I’ve always been passionate about children and watching them grow and learn. I didn’t realize how much until I was going to school and trying to find the right courses that I thoroughly enjoyed. Once I realized that I needed to be working with children and families, I quit my corporate job and dove in with both feet as a nanny. I am happy to say, that was the right choice for me. I have not only been able to grow personally, but I have also gained people who I now consider my family.
It wasn’t until a few years into my job as a nanny that I learned what a birth and postpartum doula were. When I did find out I had to learn more! I had a very rough pregnancy with my daughter. Kristin saved me. She was the angel I needed. After having my daughter and getting to know Kristin better, she encouraged me to seek more information and investigate becoming a postpartum doula. So, I did. That training was amazing and has made me even more passionate about helping families, at every stage, bond, nurture and enjoy their growing family.