Endira has demonstrated a passion for pregnancy, birth, and childcare since she was a young child. As a ten-year-old, she studied hundreds of pages of pregnancy and childbirth manuals, constructing detailed posters illustrating every stage of pregnancy and thereafter. Fast forward many years, Endira has found her niche specifically in offering postpartum support. Endira is an Elite Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula and plans to continue her education in the birth and labor field and beyond.
When Endira partners with a family, she brings to their home her empathy, her diligence, and her attention to detail. She has a great sense of humor and is able to put people at ease in the face of both known and unexpected stresses and anxieties that come with parenthood. Endira brings calm and a sense of well-being to those around her. While she is flexible, she is also consistent, dependable, and confident of the skills she brings into others’ homes. She’s an attentive and active listener and can adapt to the needs of the individual family she is serving. She comes with a judgment-free attitude and welcomes and values differences of opinion and approaches to making things run smoothly. She feels called to this work and believes being a doula is a sacred trust; It is an honor to be welcomed into people’s homes and lives in such an intimate way.
Originally from upstate New York, Endira moved to Grand Rapids three years ago to be close to family and new opportunities. Endira enjoys expressing herself through abstract art. If Endira isn’t offering postpartum support, you will find her either enjoying travel or looking for spontaneous adventures.