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Community Building and Supporting Women: A Conversation With Doula Valerie Meharg

This month, the female entrepreneur in the spotlight is someone who provides an incredibly valuable service to northern Michigan. Any person who has gone through a pregnancy has probably, at one point or another, become overwhelmed with all the information being thrown at them from every which way. Advice from well-meaning friends and family, countless books, doctors, nurses, online forums...eventually it all just becomes white noise, and you're left alone to sort through what pertains to your situation and what doesn't. It can be hard, and soon you're just wishing for a birthing fairy godmother to come along and hold your hand. Enter: Valerie Meharg.

Valerie is a doula with Northern Michigan Doula Service. Don't know what a doula is? In Valerie's words: