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Faye Johnson Ann Arbor Birth Doula

I have been a baby lover since day one. My love for babies had me babysitting at age 7 (with mom’s supervision of course), and led me to becoming a Doula by the age of 12, supporting numerous family members.

After my second child was born, I became a breast-feeding educator because I noticed that there wasn’t enough support around for me when I had either of my babies, and wanted to be able to give other families the help, support and encouragement that I wish that I had. I now have three boys of my own, ages 7, 9, and 13. I work part time in a barber shop while I’m not helping out in the delivery room.

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A little bit about Faye

In my spare time I love creating new things with my sewing machine, though with 3 growing boys I’m finding less and less spare time for myself. I’ve made ring slings for myself when my kids were babies and for many friends that wanted to baby-wear their little ones. I love making outfits for my boys as well as for myself.

I also crochet and am learning to knit. I find it so rewarding to finish a project and show it off to everyone by being able to wear it, whatever it may be. From crocheting fingerless gloves, to sewing a cocktail dress for an evening out.

My boys all play hockey so they usually take up all my spare time nowadays. I love summertime the most because I enjoy being outside with them but every season has its highlights for us.

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During the labor, Faye was very supportive both emotionally and physically. She used calming techniques such as massage and words of encouragement. She was not only a huge support to me, but also to my husband and mom who were part of my support team. Faye allowed them to take breaks and showed them ways that they could assist me so they could be part of the experience. Having Faye at our side made our experience special. She was overwhelmed with tears when our son was born. There is no doubt that Faye has great passion for what she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering a doula!~ Brittany, 2017
I cannot say enough good things about Faye’s work with us as our doula. Having a natural childbirth was really important to me, and Faye was with us every step of the way to make it happen. Faye met with us multiple times before the birth. During these meetings she always answered all our questions, helped us write our birth plan, and prepared us for labor and delivery.Where her work really started to shine was through my 51 hours of labor. She supported us through the contractions at home, when we didn’t know if we should go to the hospital. We spent a lot less time at the hospital thanks to her guidance. When we did finally go to the hospital, she knew all the right positions and pressure points to help get me through the contractions. She also served as a great support to my husband, helping him understand what was happening and how to help me. I felt SO supported through the whole process. And even though I was exhausted I still gave birth naturally, as I was hoping. I’m not sure the outcome would’ve been the same had we not had Faye there helping us. I can’t recommend her enough! ~Rachel, 2019

“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life.” – Ina May Gaskin

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