Patrice Bobier, CPM

I am an apprentice-trained midwife in private practice since 1982, and have personally attended over 1550 home 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

  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 considered becoming a midwife when I was 14 and volunteering on the post partum unit of our local hospital. I began […]

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Jennifer Holshoe

  I am a mother to three amazing little girls ages 8, 10 and 12 years old. I live with them and my husband in Grand Rapids. All hospital born, I had a very different birth experience with each of my children ~ a fast natural birth, a c-section, then a VBAC with an epidural; […]

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Laurie Zoyiopoulos, CPM

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.



A 6 week visit with a happy baby.        13221270_10208264753714098_5615285605178631888_o-2




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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