Meet Brenna!

Hello!My name is Brenna Kelley, I am a Muskegon county native born (at home) and raised on the lakeshore. Growing up I was taught that birth is a normal, physiological event and at the age of 14 I fell in love with midwifery as I began to discover more about my own birth story. My […]

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Melinda Bagaga, Student Midwife. Melinda attends the National College of Midwifery!

​Melinda grew up in West Michigan before spending a few years traveling and volunteering. She eventually landed in Uganda where she met and married her husband in 2011, and where they later found out they were expecting their first child.It was around this time that she began her journey of learning about fertility, pregnancy, and […]

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Patrice Bobier, CPM, LM

I am an apprentice-trained midwife in private practice since 1982, and have personally attended over 1800 births. I was initially certified (CM) by the Michigan Midwives Association in 1983. In 1997, I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), credentialed through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).

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Barb Olsen

Hi, I’m Barb Olsen. I am an apprentice-trained midwife. I began training with Patrice in 1995 and have stayed on to work with her in the Full Circle practice.

I became familiar with midwives and home birth while living in Seattle where my last child was born at home.

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Dorothy Vandezande, CPM, LM

Dorothy has her own practice now!  Genesis Midwifery!  We still occasionally assist each other at births, and do back up when needed. Home birth was a normal part of my growing-up years. Many friends and family members had home births and I always knew I wanted to have my own babies at home. I first […]

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Jennifer Holshoe, CPM, LM

Jennifer is passionate about empowering women to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. Being a midwife gives her this opportunity. Jennifer trained with Patrice in Full Circle Midwifery.  In 2016, she completed training as a Certified Professional Midwife and received her State of Michigan license when it became available in August, 2019. During […]

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Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM, LM

I first came to homebirth and midwifery care as a client. Patrice was our midwife for 2 of our 3 children and after the homebirth of our 3rd child (1987) I became interested in becoming a midwife, someday. This being such a daunting accomplishment and my children being so young, I quickly accepted Patrice’s invitation […]

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Laurie, for those of you who haven’t met her.

MIDWIFERY IS ~~Written by Laurie:  It’s jolting out of a peaceful sleep to answer a loud ringtone. It’s throwing off warm bed covers and toes landing on the cold floor. It’s hot coffee and cool air and a starlit sky that would have gone unnoticed. It’s hurrying along, to then calmly entering. It’s a cool cloth and a hot compress. It’s a tear down a cheek and a smile of sweet reality. It’s a cold sip from a bendy straw and warm oil timely applied. It’s feeling so weak yet finding great strength. It’s gentle care and a loud and reassuring cry. It’s the hardest work and the greatest joy.



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A lovely VBAC baby!


Sweet baby at the office for a 6 week visit


Teaching hands on as a baby is being born! Happy Time!



A client and her baby back for a 6 week visit