About Me


I am Patricia, Certified Professional Midwife at Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery in Chelsea, Michigan, a founder and the Executive Director at MamaBaby Haiti and an Integrative Health Coach. I love mamas and babies, my adult children, my friends and my pets, travel and adventure and making a positive impact in the world at home and abroad. I am currently provide midwifery care in Southeast Michigan counties: Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Ingham, Hillsdale, Monroe, Wayne and Oakland counties.. Read on to learn more…


I am a Certified Professional Midwife and Michigan Licensed Midwife.  I have witnessing over 1000 births over the last couple of decades. I has been actively working in maternity care since 1996 and I have been a primary midwife since 2006. I  am passionate about gentle birth for both mother and baby and my goal is to help the people  have an experience that is respectful, safe and empowering.

I provide midwifery care with Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery in Chelsea, Michigan

At Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery we offer empowering, holistic, personalized, gentle homebirth including waterbirth in Southeast Michigan.  We honor the beautiful processes of the childbearing year, appreciating the innate and natural physiologic birth process. We respect each mama and baby’s sacred space while cherishing the unique birth experience that each mama-baby have.

We are currently serving Southeast Michigan counties:
Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson, Lenawee, Ingham, Hillsdale, Monroe, Wayne and Oakland counties.

*We have limited availability for 2022 (FULL FOR  MAY- AUGUST and NOVEMBER DUE DATES). Our schedule fills up quickly, please contact us ASAP if you are desiring to have a homebirth with us.*

Due to limited availability, free initial consultations are offered virtually or phone currently.
To learn more about Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery  or to schedule an appointment please call or text Celeste at 734-747-0205 or Patricia at 503-487-7683

You can also schedule a consult or your first appointment HERE

I have attending births in the United States, Mexico and Haiti. I am also one of the founders and the Executive Director of MamaBaby Haiti. We have opened two thriving birth centers and a midwifery school in Haiti where I is work alongside our team there to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the country.

Over the years I have trained many doulas and midwives in both the US and Haiti.

I’m also an Integrative Health Coach specializing in health and wellness, nutrition and essential oils. I love talking to pregnant clients about health, nutrition and wellness. 

I am also a mother.  I raised five children to adulthood giving birth to two of them who were both big healthy babies both in the hospital and at home.

To learn more about health coaching go me  Integrative Health Coach page

If you would like to consult with me about the use of Essential Oils during your pregnancy, birth and postpartum or in general please send me an email at hello@midwifepatricia.com or call/text me at 503-487-7683.

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Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery is located at 110 North Main St. #3 Chelsea, Michigan 48118


In 2010 myself and a group of midwives founded and opened MamaBaby Haiti (Mama Baby International). I currently serve as Executive Director and the Vice President on the Board of Directors.

MamaBaby Haiti is a non-profit birth organization with two birth centers in Haiti, one in Cap-Haitien and the other in Lascahobas. 

We provide a safe place for women to receive compassionate and respectful FREE prenatal, birth, postpartum, and newborn care from skilled midwives.

Haiti has captured my heart and I love my time there and the beautiful safe havens we have created at our birthing centers.  If you would like to get involved in our work in Haiti go to the MamaBaby Haiti website for more information.  You can also follow MamaBaby Haiti on Instagram and Facebook

Please watch the video below to learn more about our vision. 

Integrative Health Coach

I am a certified integrative health coach. I specialize in helping people reach their health and wellness goals through dietary shifts and lifestyle changes throughout the childbearing years. I understand that there is no “one size fits all” plan. My goal is to help guide people in a direction that meets their individual needs and desires and helps them to reach their optimal health throughout this season of their lives..

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Essential Oil Educator

Essential oils can provide gentle, effective, natural solutions to caring for you and your family’s everyday health needs.  I use essential oils daily and I especially love using them in my midwifery practice. 

•  I am committed to helping people live healthy and fulfilling lives.

• I believe the living a physically and emotionally nourishing life is essential to building a solid foundation of health and wellness.

• I support alternative and natural approaches to healthcare needs in my home and business.

If you interested in dōTERRA Essential Oils?  I can help. 

Contact me below to schedule a Wellness Consult.   

If you believe in natural health and wellness and want to make a difference in the world, I am looking for like minded people that are ready to empower others on their health and wellness journey.  Are you ready to build your own natural healthcare business?  Become a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate today. Let’s connect!

To learn more about dōTERRA or to schedule a Wellness Consult please complete the information below. 

The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is a big supporter of our work at MamaBaby Haiti.

doTERRA matched funds raised by Wellness Advocate Patricia Couch (me), Diamond Korina Buehrer, and MamaBaby Haiti to provide teaching supplies and medical materials for graduating students of the MamaBaby Haiti Midwifery School.

MamaBaby Haiti humanitarian project donation supports installation of solar panels and purchasing of ambulance for Haiti clinic.

We have received two more grants from the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation. Most recently we were awarded a grant that paid for our new truck as well as a grant that will complete the second story of our second MamaBaby Haiti birth center in Lascahobas, Haiti. 

I believe in dōTERRA as an amazingly ethical company and they believe in me.