Mission Statement

Michigan Doula Connection is dedicated to optimizing the health of childbearing families through the provision of prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum educational and support service initiatives. The role of the doula is seen as key to bridging gaps in existing medical and social service systems that will improve maternal-infant health outcomes.


08202014_p.brennan 007 crop webDirector Patty Brennan  has been an advocate for childbearing families for over thirty years as a childbirth educator, doula, nonprofit leader and program visionary. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula and approved doula trainer through DONA International. Patty is an expert on doulas and doula programs and is the author of The Doula Business Guide–Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business, 2nd Edition. She is the owner and director of Center for the Childbearing Year, a childbirth education and doula training center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Patty founded Michigan Doula Connection in April 2011.

Please Note

Because this organization is 100% web-based and has no paid staff, there isn’t anyone sitting at a phone ready to reply to you. If you cannot find a doula to help you by doing a search on the Registry, then you can try the resources listed under Find a Doula. If you are a care provider who is seeking help for a client or family in need, we have given it our best shot here. This system was designed to be self-serve. Thank you for your understanding.