Audra, born and raised in Grand Rapids, always knew that her career would involve helping and supporting others. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and received her Masters Degree in 2013 in Speech Language Pathology.
Audra gave birth to her daughter in January 2020. Initially, she was terrified of what labor would look like. By chance, she learned about Gold Coast Doulas and after doing her research, she hired a birth and postpartum doula as well as took the HypnoBirthing Series and Saturday Series with Gold Coast. Audra was able to feel empowered during labor and delivery and looks back on it as one of the most beautiful experiences she has had.
With her calming attitude as well as her passion for mindfulness and meditation, Audra is excited to help support women and their partners throughout their pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Audra is a Certified Elite Birth Doula and Certified Elite Postpartum and Infant Care Doula with ProDoula. She is also a trained and certified VBAC Pro through the VBAC Academy.
She currently lives in Alger Heights with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs.
Audra now offers baby registry consultations.