About Me


I am Patricia Certified Professional Midwife at Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery in Chelsea, Michigan, 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. Read on to learn more…


I am a midwife at Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery in Chelsea, Michigan. I’m also an Integrative Health Coach specializing in health and wellness, nutrition and essential oils. I  have been  working within the pregnancy world since 1996 and as a midwife since 2006.  I have witnessed over a thousand births and have helped to guide many people through a positive and healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

At Gentle Mama Holistic Midwifery we offer empowering, holistic, personalized, gentle homebirth including waterbirth in 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.

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

To learn more about health and wellness in pregnancy go to my Integrative Health Coach page

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

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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.

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

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

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.

Every pregnancy is different and there are things you can do to help yourself to prepare your body for an easier birth and recovery. With a healthy diet and exercise you can improve the way you feel throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery. 

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My Pregnancy Start Kit includes

(dōTERRA Healthy Habits Kit + doTERRA Women Bone Nutrient Essential Complex) $212.50 includes dōTERRA enrollment. 

  • doTERRA On Guard® (5 mL)—protects against environmental and seasonal threats with essential oils known for their positive effects on the immune system when ingested.*
  • doTERRA Balance® (5 mL)—creates a sense of calm and well-being, tranquility and relaxation.
  • Frankincense (5 mL)—supports healthy cellular, immune, nervous, and digestive function when used internally.* When inhaled or diffused, it promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
  • Lemon (5 mL)—provides cleansing and digestive benefits and supports healthy respiratory function.* When diffused, it is very uplifting and energizing and has been shown to help improve mood.
  • Lavender (5 mL)—calms and relaxes when taken internally. Add to bath water or apply to the temples and the back of the neck to reduce away stress. Use to assist with restful sleep and stress management.
  • Deep Blue® Rub—soothes and cools topically where needed before and after your workout.
  • doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® includes xEO Mega®, Alpha CRS®+, Microplex VMz®— maximizes your daily nutrient intake.
  • dōTERRA Bone Nutrient Essential Complex is formulated with bioavailable forms of natural nutrients that include vitamins C and D, plus calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that support pregnancy and women’s health. 
  • DigestZen® Supplements includes DigestZen TerraZyme® and PB Assist®+—supports digestion and optimizes your gastrointestinal tract*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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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.

• I love building and supporting community through classes, workshops and community social events. 

Are 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 with the Natural Solutions Kit or one of dōTRERRA’s several other enrollment kits.   Let’s connect!

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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.