Birth Doula

Gwen Alderks - Birth Doula

Additional Information

Gwen is a wife of 30+ years, homeschooling mom, grandmother and certified doula and childbirth educator. She has been privileged to attend 90 births over the past 8 years!   

Gwen specializes in providing personalized support for her birth doula clients by dialoguing at length with them about their individual desires and preferences to obtain the most positive and empowering birth experience possible. “In-depth childbirth education classes and regular chiropractic adjustments are two highly recommendedactivities for all pregnant women,” Gwen emphasizes. Helping a laboring woman’s main support person feel comfortable and confident while attending birth is a very important component to Gwen’s prenatal visits.

Gwen uses Spinning Babies and evidence-based birth techniques with nearly all births she attends. She also captures labor and birth memories with photography, enhances the atmosphere with aromatherapy, and is skilled at placenta encapsulation for those clients that desire those extras.

In her spare time, Gwen enjoys walks by Lake Michigan, preparing nutritious baked goods, latte breaks, and volunteering at CareNet Family Resource Center.

Gwen Alderks


Trainings and Certifications

  • Certified childbirth educator with CAPPA as of 2019
  • Certified birth doula with Coral's Well-Rounded training (Southwest Technical College) as of 2014.
  • Spinning Babies
  • HUG Your Baby
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • DONA doula
  • Madriella doula trainings.