BEYOND CARE

CONTINUED SUPPORT

Beyond Birth PPD works to help families adjust to life after birth. Scroll to learn more about how we can help.

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ABOUT FLOR

Hi! I'm Flor Evans, certified Doula and owner of Beyond Birth PPD. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Growing up it was our custom to care for friends, family and neighbors in the postpartum period. My passion and purpose in life is assisting families in adjusting to life after birth. To me, this is a part of my culture and caring for families in my community is how I show up and give back. Our society often makes birth the highlight and leaves families feeling abandoned when support is most needed. Since 17 years old, the city of Grand Rapids, MI has been my  home.  I am married and have a beautiful blended family. My husband and I have 2 daughters and 1 son. We have 6 grandkids, who I have been involved in assisting with pregnancy and postpartum; and 1 on the way! I spoiled my daughters with traditional Dominican postpartum meals and all the support they could ever ask for. Having grandkids has been one of the most marvelous experiences in my life. 

 

I love assisting all types of families including the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities.  Our Latinx community often lacks community members assisting in birth and many times there is a language barrier; making it hard for families to be included in their care. I will make myself available to them and all communities.  I see myself making an impact within my community and beyond. I firmly believe access to care is a part of healing the wombs and wounds of the overlooked communities that I plan to serve. I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to working with your family, providing the support that you deserve and need. My goal is to support a diverse community, but I believe it is very important to acknowledge the communities that are trying to overcome barriers.

OUR SERVICES

As a postpartum doula, I understand how overwhelming it is to care for a newborn and family.  My goal is to bring postpartum support to parent/s, baby/ies, and siblings.  I will help to reduce the stress families experience after birth.  I will work with families in the postpartum period providing them with emotional, physical, and informational support. As well as providing families with culturally appropriate support to assist with the transitions of the postpartum period and having a new baby.  All services can be provided in both Spanish and English. 

OUR RATES

  • Daytime Shifts (Minimum 4 hours)

  • Nighttime shifts (8-12 hours)

  • Rates: $35-$55

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INFANT AND SIBLING CARE

This may include:

  • Siblings transition support

  • Feeding support, be it breast, bottle, or both

  • Assisting parents with newborn care and infant hygiene

PARENTAL SUPPORT

This may include:

  • Building the confidence of new parents in the postpartum period

  • Parent Companionship 

  • Helping parents create newborn care strategies that align with their philosophies

DAILY SUPPORT

This may include:

  • Light housework

  • Meal preparation 

  • Overnight Support

  • Grocery Shopping

CONTACT US

beyondbirthppd@gmail.com  |  Tel: 616-724-8572 

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