Discover Ann Arbor Postpartum Doulas
Meet Founder Jodi Long
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula and Infant Care Specialist, Nutritionist & Childbirth Educator
Jodi has been actively working as an Ann Arbor postpartum and birth doula since 1999. She is a certified nutritionist and Bradley Method educator, a RYT 200 yoga instructor and a Woman’s Health Coach. Jodi is currently finishing an additional master of science degree in Nutrition.
Jodi began studying nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in 1996…. but went running and screaming away from it after getting her start in Oncology.
Soon after, she switched gears and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then a Master’s in Naturopathy + Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health (2000).
Jodi is a certified Nutritionist and is currently finishing a 2nd Master’s in Dietetics.
Jodi bought her first doula agency in 2012 and according to Jodi, “It felt a lot like herding cats. The independent contractors and my business partner. Lots of stuff went well…..more went wrong. And I recognized that it was time for a change.”
After selling that agency in 2018, Jodi reinvented herself with clarity and a new vision.
That is when Ann Arbor Postpartum Doulas was born!
Jodi is truly grateful to do what she is passionate about with professionalism, integrity and love!
In her free time, you can find her on her mat doing yoga, working out or out in her kayak in the warmer months.
Jodi’s oldest daughter just graduated from Grand Valley State University and takes some of her own passion for women’s rights and health into her adult life.
Her youngest daughter is a junior in high school, and is a constant source of inspiration. In fact, the determination, grit and tenacity that earned her a spot on the elite travel soccer league, inspires the entire family!
Jodi and her family live on a lake in the woods in Brighton
with their 9 year old (spoiled) Corgi named Griffin and a sometimes wild puppy named Harlow. Meet the Rest of the ANN ARBOR POSTPARTUM Team