In 2013 she founded Red Cedar Birth and Botanicals, providing doula services and home birth midwifery care. It is our belief that every woman deserves to be pampered and supported no matter where she chooses to birth, and that every woman has the right to birth in the setting and with the care providers she feels safest and most comfortable with. Red Cedar Birth supports all families having access to skilled, respectful care, equality, and birth justice.
Specific training in
-BEST (Birth Emergency Skills Training)
-Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
-Herbs and Homeopathics
-Supporting Birth Mothers relinquishing a child for adoption
-Rebozo training (coming in 2016)
-Still Birthday Bereavement Doula (certification coming in 2016)
Connie’s birth activism includes serving with the Michigan Midwives Association Board of Directors, and she is currently the Vice President. She has a deep personal commitment to listening to women and making sure they are respected and trusted. Connie sees her work as a midwife as participation in a radical movement back to honoring women’s bodies and their choices.
She lives in Lansing in a tiny, hand-made, urban intentional community and homestead farm.
At Red Cedar Birth we place a high value on hands on, clinic based learning and work with a variety of student midwives, doulas and interns. You will have plenty of opportunity to get to know the students who will be involved in your care.