The Ann Arbor Doula Team

Meet our Team

Ann Arbor Postpartum Doulas Founder Jodi Long

Jodi Long, Founder of our Doula Team

Owner, Nutritionist, Doula & Herbalist

I certified as a birth doula in 1998 with the Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators.

For over 20 years, I have worked to empower women to take their birthing experiences and their postpartum health into their own hands.

I am also a certified Postpartum and Infant Care Doula with the world renowned organization, ProDoula. I became a doula before many knew what the word even meant!

See our blog posts for more info about me.

Asia Sikkila

Birth and Postpartum Doula

I trained as a doula in 2004 with Elizabeth Davis, the author of Heart and Hands. In 2006 I lived in Senegal, West Africa and for 5 years hosted a Midwifery and Doula exchange program where Westerners came and worked with the local midwives in a birth clinic.

I have supported women in a wide spectrum of birth experiences, from rural home births to hospital births.

Asia Sikkila Ann Arbor Postpartum Doula Team
Calen Smith Ann Arbor Postpartum Doula Team

Calen Smith

Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

For years, I’ve had a passion for babies! Loving and caring for infants and families has always been a part of me.

During high-school, I became increasingly interested in midwifery and after much research, I knew becoming a doula was perfect for me! I have years of experience as a nanny and have used that experience to fuel my passion.

I am a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula with ProDoula and I am so excited to be able to help support you and your new baby as you make this exciting transition.

See our blog posts for more info about me.

Khadijah Bansfield

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Midwife-In-Training

I am an AMANI certified doula and childbirth educator, a birth assistant, and a student midwife.

I lived abroad for many years where I became a doula in 2012 and attended dozens of births and raised childbirth education awareness to hundreds of women.

I am very passionate about advocating for women's rights, especially childbirth rights, and raising awareness about the importance of postpartum care.

One of my favorite sayings is " It take a village to raise a child, but a community of love and support to raise a mother."

Khadijah Bansfield Ann Arbor Postpartum Doula Team
Elizabeth Porter Ann Arbor Postpartum Doula Team

Elizabeth Porter

Birth & Postpartum Doula

I am a professionally-trained birth and postpartum doula with the organization- Prodoula.

I am passionate about celebrating and supporting women and families during their pregnancy, birth and journey into parenthood.

I am particularly interested in helping families navigating feeding issues and special needs.

Whether you are a first time parent, or expanding your family, my gentle and calm demeanor, my nonjudgmental approach and skilled and loving practice can help you meet your own goals and desires for this special time. > read more...