Homebirth Midwives

My goal is to have a direct, open, and honest approach to care. Each woman is unique and should be honored as such. When we are involved in our care, pregnancy is a lot more fun. We are more responsible in preventive terms, which helps to alleviate fears. With active participation we truly are more informed and empowered.

(616) 458-8144
Brenda Vrielink, CPM – More Than Birth-Midwifery, LLC

Specializing in home birth for women with low-risk pregnancies, including water birth and vaginal birth after C-section. Dedicated to encouraging, educating and supporting women throughout the childbearing year. Offering a Christian perspective of the incredible ability of woman to give birth naturally.

(616) 446-6114

We know that if a healthy woman is put in the supportive and nurturing environment of home that Home Birth Partners. Although Susan has 20 years of hospital midwifery experience, the focus of a homebirth is “hands off” unless medical issues arise. It is our desire to bring the focus in childbearing back to where it belongs: to the mother, father, the baby and the family that the birth is creating. The majority of healthy women can deliver safely and comfortably in the home with a trained midwife.


I believe in the ability of women to give birth safely and naturally without intervention. Pregnancy and birth are natural, normal functions of a woman’s body, while Giving Birth is an empowering, transforming event. It is an integral part of the development of womanhood that helps prepare and equip us for parenting and one of the most rewarding acts a woman does in her lifetime.

Simply Born, Sara Badger

I believe that women can birth. I think that women need to be encouraged and empowered to let their bodies do exactly what they need to do. I believe that pregnancy and birth are healthy and normal events in a woman’s life. As a midwife, I feel that it is my honor and responsibility to nurture and create the space for the women I serve on the journey to motherhood. I recognize that in pregnancy many women experience great physical, emotional, social and spiritual changes, and it is my intention to support women and families in this time of transformation.

(616) 452-7355
Your HomeBirth Shannon Pawson, CPM

Whether you are pregnant or just thinking about it, considering midwifery care is a great step towards a fulfilling and empowering pregnancy and birth. Homebirth and midwives are proven safe options for childbearing. Most healthy women do not need medications or technology to conceive, birth or grow their babies. With information, support and attentive guidance, a woman will use her inherent wisdom to care for herself and her baby peacefully and powerfully.