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My name is Vanessa, and I believe in you!

The childbearing year is so exciting, but it can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Right now you might be feeling like there's a lot of information to absorb about best practices for pregnancy and birth. All it takes is one simple web search to fall down the rabbit hole of pregnancy dos and don'ts, scary birth stories and parenting "gurus" giving you advice you didn't ask for. Everyone has an opinion about what you should be doing, and most of the time it's completely different than what everyone else said!

So, when there's no "right" way to do things, and you're feeling stressed out before the baby is even here, what's a new parent supposed to do?

Assemble your team, get educated, and trust your gut. 


I started Paper Crane Birth Services because I am committed to the elimination of self-doubt in birthing families. I believe every parent deserves access to nonjudgmental, evidence-based information and resources so they can make choices for pregnancy and birth based on proven research and what they believe is best for their family. I pride myself in facilitating a safe space for my clients to ask questions and learn about their options. My ultimate goal is for my clients to feel prepared, supported, and confident in their ability to handle pregnancy, labor, and birth. I achieve this goal in two ways: engaging and unbiased prenatal education, and enthusiastic and continuous doula support. Read more about the services I offer below. I want to help you figure out your goals for pregnancy and birth and give you the support you need to achieve them. 

all are welcome here.

Have questions? Let's chat!

If you're ready to work together, or you'd like to learn more about me or my services, let's schedule your free consultation!

What kind of support do you need?

 Check out my childbirth education class offerings!

Check out my childbirth education class offerings!

Prenatal Education

Upbeat, custom classes designed to fit your needs. 

 Doula support any way you need it. 

Doula support any way you need it. 

Doula Support

Physical, emotional, and informational throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth.