Classes & Services


Maggie Crawford CD(DONA) LCCE RP
serves the Detroit metro area by hosting various classes relating to childbirth and in the summer months she supports families as a Doula. Maggie is also available as a parent mentor to all of her clients. During the school year, she enjoys teaching Parent-Child classes and a three-day Nursery class at The Detroit Waldorf School.

Maggie is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Reiki Practitioner. Her mentoring approach is influenced by Attachment Parenting International and Resources for Infant Educarers. Maggie is insured and has her adult and infant CPR certification with the American Heart Association and First Aid training. She also has her Waldorf Early Childhood Education Certification, enabling her to teach ages 0-7 in Waldorf Schools.

Maggie’s first experience with birth was in 1994 when she provided labor support for her best friend. Profoundly affected by that event, she eagerly studied all she could about reproduction, pregnancy and birth. Maggie now has three daughters of her own, ages 10, 11, and 13 and has spent more than a decade supporting childbearing women.

For a short time, Maggie served as a volunteer of Doulas Care, a 501c3 non-profit organization working to improve maternal and infant health outcomes and reduce health disparities by matching qualified doulas with pregnant women and adolescents who have limited resources.

She has specialized training in providing support to trauma survivors, and was a contributor to the recently published book, Survivor Moms: Women’s Stories of Birthing, Mothering and Healing after Sexual Abuse (Motherbaby Press). Maggie has also contributed to Momma Love; How the Mother Half Lives (Thunder Baby Press).



Affiliations: The Metropolitan Doula Group, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, Doulas of North America International, Passion for Birth, Lamaze International, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America
Maggie Crawford
Maggie@thejoyofbirth.com
718.637.9456
Farmington Hills, MI

"Bearing children is a
transformative event
for a woman; I am very
grateful to be a part
of that intimate and
powerful experience."