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Ann Arbor Postpartum Doulas Founder Jodi Long

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 as well as an RYT 200 yoga instructor. Jodi is currently finishing a master's degree in Dietetics & 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!

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Jodi is truly grateful to do what she is passionate about with professionalism, integrity and love!

You can find her either on her mat doing yoga or out in her kayak during her free time.

Jodi’s oldest daughter is a senior at Grand Valley State University and will be joining her as a doula once she graduates.

Her youngest daughter is a Sophomore 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!

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Jodi, her husband & family live on a lake in the woods in Brighton
with their 8 year old (spoiled) Corgy named Griffin and a spunky
kitten named Billie.

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