I've read Michelle's blog but never met her. Her blog makes her seem very thoughtful and compassionate and sensitive.
Nine Short Months sees clients in Madison Heights, as well as in White Lake. Christa Bartley, who works with Nine Short Months, works with me too. She is absolutely fantastic -- super smart and really passionate about birth. And Wendy Pinter, the primary midwife at NSM is funny and smart too. Birth with the two of them would probably be a lot of fun.
Kate Mazzara lives about 45 minutes from Ferndale, but she does all home visits for her care. If I should ever be graced by another baby, Kate would be there for my birth, for sure. She and I have had a kind of informal partnership in the past and she is a great midwife too. Helen Stockton, who is in Ypsilanti, also does home visits for her care. I haven't done any births with her, but she seems really strong and dedicated to her clients. We've backed each other up, but our clients have waited for us.
You can find them all at michiganmidwives.org in the directory. Kate is listed in Central Michigan because she has an 810 area code.