Our Doula Team


Our Ann Arbor Doula Team


Each of our Ann Arbor postpartum doulas is trained and then certified with a top doula training organization. They are all insured and have CPR training.

We match potential clients with 1 or 2 doulas to interview and choose the right fit for their family. Clients typically get a primary doula and a backup doula, depending on how many hours chosen. You will have the opportunity to interview, virtually, with your postpartum doula before you select the one for you.

Jodi Long Postpartum Doula

Jodi Graves, Founder of Ann Arbor Postpartum

Owner, Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist & Infant Feeding Specialist

I certified as a birth doula in 1998 with the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators.

For over 20 years, I have worked to empower women to take their birthing experiences and their postpartum health into their own hands.

I am also a certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and Infant Feeding Specialist with the world-renowned organization, ProDoula. I became a doula before many knew what the word even meant!

Meet our Team of Ann Arbor Postpartum Doulas & Newborn Care Specialists


Heather Emerson

Birth & Postpartum Doula

I have loved serving in Michigan's birth community for the last 15 years.  I advocate for all families and the value of everyone having their best start in life and parenthood.


Samantha Kearns

Birth & Postpartum Doula

I love being a birthworker. I have always felt a strong connection with this stage of life and after going through my own postpartum period, I knew what I was meant to do.

Ann Arbor Postpartum Doula

Krista Rizzo

Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

My name is Krista. I am a mother and a ProDoula certified postpartum doula and infant care specialist.

Khadijah Postpartum Doula

Khadijah Bansfield

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Midwife-In-Training

I am an AMANI certified doula and childbirth educator, a birth assistant, and a student midwife.

Jessie Roy Postpartum Doula

Jessie Roy

Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

I am an experienced, non-judgmental doula who wants to make your postpartum journey something you will always look back on with fond memories.


Janene Simmons

Postpartum Doula & Adoption Specialist

Hi! I'm Janene Simmons and I am a postpartum doula and adoption specialist. I have my own adoption story and love that I have the opportunity to help mothers of all stories through this transition period.

Hanna Rabe

Hanna Rabe

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Hello! I'm Hanna Rabe (she/her) and I'm a ProDoula certified birth & postpartum doula. My love for birth work started after supporting a friend during birth. I instantly wanted to learn all about this intense yet beautiful time. With this passion, I studied, trained and certified as a doula for labor and postpartum.

Terri Lee Wilson

Terri Lee Wilson

Birth and Postpartum Doula & Newborn Care Specialist

My name is Terri Lee Wilson and I am a Pro Doula certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, as well as a wife, mom and nana! I have always been drawn to all things birth and babies! My dream as a young woman was to have "lots" of babies...after years of trying I finally got my little miracle in 2004.

Dulcie Penfold

Dulcinea Penfold 'Dulcie'

Newborn Care Specialist and Child Development

Hello! I'm Dulcie, a proud mom of two amazing boys. I grew up as the oldest of seven, which is where my love for all things baby started. At a very young age I really enjoyed helping my parents care for my
younger siblings, and turned that love and experience into a career.

Chloe Heckman

Chloe Heckman

Postpartum Doula & Infant Care Specialist

My name is Chloe Heckman and I have been working with children of all ages for over 6 years. I am a certified postpartum doula and infant care specialist.