Patrice Bobier, CPM

I am an apprentice-trained midwife in private practice since 1982, and have personally attended over 1700 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 reading […]

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Kindra Jones

I am a mother to six boys all born between the years 2010 and 2016. My own experience during pregnancy and birth was the catalyst for my passion for birth work and caring for families during the childbearing year. My grandmother, along with my own mother had homebirths, so from a young age I believed […]

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Jennifer Holshoe, CPM

  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