About Alyssa

My journey started in 2012 when I became pregnant with my daughter. I began studying and researching healthy sleep habits and became fascinated with sleep for adults and children. In 2015, I quit my full-time job to become a postpartum doula, helping new parents build confidence and put systems in place. Over the years, I took several trainings and became a ProDoula Certified Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, and Certified Infant & Child Sleep Consultant.

My role as a postpartum doula has given me a unique perspective while working with families for sleep training. I have the ability to listen and understand where parents are coming from. Experience, intuition, and a proven track record set me apart. Every plan is unique and specific to each family, and in order to do that I have to listen to that family and they have to trust me. I walk beside them the entire time offering encouragement, resources, guidance, and accountability.

I was the co-owner of Gold Coast Doulas for 6 years and stayed on as a subcontractor to teach my classes. Gold Coast offers birth and postpartum services that are catered to your specific needs. They offer the highest caliber care, including physical and emotional support in the forms of bedrest, prenatal, birth, and postpartum doula services.

  • They provide unbiased, research-based care to parents in West Michigan.
  • They always allow you to make the decisions that are right for you and your family.
  • They help expectant parents reduce the stress of pregnancy, adoption, childbirth, and the postpartum period by providing premium doula services.

Gold Coast Doulas is there to help you be the best parent you can be!

They serve clients in Grand Rapids and surrounding West Michigan communities including the lakeshore (Holland, Zeeland, Grand Haven, and Muskegon).

I am no longer accepting new sleep clients, but Gold Coast has an amazing sleep consultant you can talk to, and I have online sleep classes available!

I am a CertifiedĀ ProDoula Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Infant & ChildĀ Sleep Consultant, am fully insured, First Aid/CPR/AED Certified, and have my OSHA 10 Hour Certification. Safety is a priority! I am also a member of the Healthy Kent Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder Coalition, was named an ATHENA Young Professional finalist in 2017, and named the MomsBloom Health Professional of the Year in 2018.

Alyssa Veneklase Postpartum Doula

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