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Mindy Bauder

Shalom Birth Beginnings

Allegan, MI Service range 60 miles


Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate


Birth Fee


Postpartum Rate


Birth Doula Experience

11 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, June 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 4 births and 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Military families support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Doula Teacher & Mentor at Your Cherished Birth

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My fee includes 2 prenatal meetings. As a Body Ready Method Pro+, I also provide a body alignment assessment to address pregnancy discomforts, and recommend tools to improve body balance & create more space for baby to be in optimal alignment for birth. Continuous labor support, one postpartum meeting, and an Herbal Afterbirth Bath Kit. I offer a paid-in-full discount.

Service Area

Allegan, MI Service range 60 miles

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We worked with Mindy for our second pregnancy/birth and she was simply amazing. Mindy held space for us, gave suggestions when asked, and allowed for us to make decisions that best fit our family. Never once did we feel judged for our choices. She made me feel comfortable, safe and seen as a mom. I cannot recommend her more.

Amber Jones


Worth every penny. Extremely sweet, caring, confident, knowledgeable, educated, equipping, well versed and connected. I started with a home birth, had complications and transferred to the hospital. Mindy didn't leave my side for three days and was an irreplaceable support to me in laboring and navigating the hospital staff. I highly recommend her!



Mindy is such a sweetheart and great at her job! She truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond and supported me before, during, and after delivery in ways that I didn't know I needed (i.e. sips of liquids in between pushing!). I valued SO MUCH her telling me I was doing a good job during the pushing. I appreciated her prayers pre- and post- baby day, too. She has such a calming presence. As a first time mom, just knowing she would be there in the delivery room was so comforting and it helped me not put so much pressure on my husband to be the picture perfect support person (after all - he's never witnessed a birth, either!). I'm happy to say my husband was great and irreplaceable, but Mindy helped a ton and there is no question I will use her in the future. Thank you for everything, Mindy!

Brooke fennena


Mindy was my dula for my home birth and was amazing! Mindy is kind, loving, calm and so caring. You will be so blessed by having Mindy as your dula.



Mindy supported my partner and I throughout our journey very well. With this being my first pregnancy, I had some concerns and anxieties. She offered wonderful emotional support, reading material, videos, and was also quick to answer any questions that we had. She was encouraging all throughout my labor, while keeping our birth plan in mind. Mindy was breathing with me and feeding me juice to give me the energy boost I needed to push to the end! She met all our expectations and more. I would absolutely want Mindy to be my doula again in the future. Highly recommend. 

Kailin Kuo


I was looking for a doula as this was my first baby and I really wanted a natural, unmedicated labor and birth. I had a lot of anxiety and fear about not knowing what labor entailed and doubt about whether I could have the type of birth I wanted. I am so happy I found Mindy. Her calm, positive energy immediately put me at ease. She is very knowledgeable - in addition to teaching us different birthing positions and helping us develop a birth plan, she provided us with books and resources from her personal library that my husband I both found extremely helpful in preparing us.  I went into my labor feeling calm and prepared. During my labor, I could confidently rely on Mindy to advocate for my wishes in the hospital. She successfully coached me through a natural delivery of my baby. I would not have been able to have the type of birthing experience I wanted without Mindy.  My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about her. 

Maranda Miller


I had the pleasure of having my sister, Mindy attend my first home birth. When I needed someone to call she was always there. She helped me walk through my fears of home birthing and past birthing trauma. During labor, it progressed quickly and Mindy almost delivered my baby. She kept me calm the whole time in labor even though the midwife had not arrived yet. Mindy carries such a calm, peaceful presence. She helped me stay relaxed during my labor. Mindy has a special gift when it comes to birthing. This was baby #5 for me and my first home birth. I would do it all over again! It was a special time for my children and family. Having my sister, Mindy there was the cherry on top! I highly recommend Mindy. Especially if you have any concerns or fears you facing. 

Chez DeVries


Mindy was an amazing birth and postpartum doula. During the birth she was supportive, by keeping me in the right frame of mind and helping me to focus on only what was important. She never left my side and was the rock that I could ground to. At the end of the birth she gave me a keepsake journal that she wrote for me to have, to remember the birth. The postpartum care she provided was so helpful. She would help me with my 4 other kids and wash dishes, clean and cook, which gave me the time to just snuggle with my newborn. She was always kind speaking and had great playtime ideas for the kids. While I was nursing she would make sure that I had water and snacks available to help me provide for my new son. She enjoys what she does and loves Jesus, and both of these things show in the care she provides. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a doula.

Ashley Walker


I was so blessed to have Mindy with me during my pregnancy and labor! She was truly an angel in time of need. I was pregnant with twins, and in need of encouragement and support. She was there for me whenever I needed prayer or had questions. It was so nice to talk to someone who was familiar with everything about pregnancy! I was especially thankful for the birth plan that she wrote up for me to have at the hospital. She is very knowledgeable about customary hospital procedures, and which ones are risky to the mom and baby. Having the birth plan reassured me that the hospital staff would be aware of my wishes to not vaccinate, etc. She also helped me find a pediatrician for my babies, who is agreeable to us more “natural minded” folks! I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of support for their birth!

Chante Harris


Mindy was absolutely wonderful throughout our pregnancy and amazing during delivery! She was super helpful with information during the pregnancy! As a first time mom I had a few instances where I got worried wether things were normal or not! She was amazing at the birth, very encouraging and if it were not for her insisting that we go to the hospital when we did we would have had our little man at home! She made these awsome energy bites that were amazing! She is a super amazing person and brings so much joy to every room she is in!

I am super proud and happy to say we got the 100% natural unmedicated birth we hoped for and we could not have done it without Mindy's knowledge and encouragment! Wewill be forever grateful and blessed for having Mindy as our doula!

Becca Starbuck


Mindy was such a blessing at my daughters birth. When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to have a natural birth. My husband and I decided that a hospital birth with a doula would fit best with us at the time. We interviewed Mindy and just knew right away that she was the Doula for us. Mindy brings such peace to every room she enters which was exactly what I wanted at my birth. I had a very quick labor and am so glad Mindy was there to help me through each stage. I eneded up with my unmedicated hospital birth and was so happy with my whole birth experience! Mindy was so encouraging and supportive. She also was very helpful during my whole pregnancy when I had questions! Mindy was just perfect for my husband and I and we are so glad she shared in our birth experience!

Paula Slabbekoorn


My experience with Mindy was wonderful. She stayed a pillar of strength for my mom, my husband and myself, throughout my extremely long labor. She was calm and confident in every way. Whether it was with keeping me hydrated, handling interaction with the doctor and nurses or keeping me focused, she knew exactly what I needed and wanted.

Being that I wanted a natural childbirth, Mindy was a great choice. She has been through a natural child birth with her own children, and was able to relate to my feelings, my pain and the outcome I wanted.

If my husband and I ever have another child, Mindy will be our doula again.

jennifer vazquez


Oh my where do I start! After years of trying and multiple miscarriages this pregnancy was a very high risk and delicate one. After reaching 20 weeks into the pregnancy we were hopeful that this pregnancy was definitely going to be a success! Mindy and I have gone to the same church for many years and I knew that she had the proper education and a lot to do with pregnancy and birth but I didn't exactly know what role she played. After a conversation one Sunday morning and discovering that she was a doula I felt like I hit the jackpot! She was exactly what I needed, not only prayer wise but knowledge and preparation wise! See I was already a mother to a 14 year old teenage boy but I felt like it was the first time I was going through this. Mindy answered every question I had and was there to help me with anything I needed. She brought grace, peace, love, patience, tranquility, laughter, and prayer into my family through this very special time in our lives. Mindy was there for the c section of our beautiful little girl and even gave us the honor of giving her first bath! She made everything so special from the atmosphere of my room to special treats for myself, hubby, teenage son and even the nursing staff! We have such a special place in our heart and family for Mindy. Even after the pregnancy and birth she is still a blessing to us and there whenever we need her. From prayer to calls in the middle of the night, she is not only an amazing Doula but a wonderful friend and now part of our family! Any woman would be blessed to have her help with their beautiful journey through pregnancy and child birth.

Birth Availability for Mindy Bauder

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Postpartum Availability for Mindy Bauder

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