Doula is a Greek word that means woman caregiver.

DONA International defines a Birth Doula as a trained and experienced labor companion who provides the birthing person and their partner continuous emotional support, physical comfort and assistance in obtaining information before, during and just after childbirth.

     I feel so blessed to be invited into the amazing and sacred space of the birthing time. It is an honor and a privilege. 

     I completed my Birth Doula training at Enlightened Mama in 2012. I am certified thru DONA and also registered with the State of MN. I accept two to four doula clients a month.

     My training and experience includes coping measures, breathwork,  visualization, pressure point relief, soft tissue massage and positioning. My role is as an educator and mentor and I will model techniques for birth partners to enable them to feel confident and empowered to participate.

     My doula package includes two prenatal visits for childbirth education, to fully discuss your birth intentions, to get to know one another, and to practice comfort techniques that might be helpful during labor. Access to a private parent portal on Evidence Based Birth for addition educational videos and literature. When labor begins, I can meet you at your home or place of delivery. I remain with you continuously until baby arrives. I continue to provide support initially postpartum to facilitate bonding and to help establish nursing. Then expect two postnatal visits where we follow-up on nursing/feeding, postnatal recovery and connecting you with any additional resources...and sometimes I get to hold your baby!!

More details, testimonials and my availability via DoulaMatch

It is best practice to always have a back-up doula and I am very happy to have amazing Partner Doulas. My Partner Doulas and I call ourselves the Great River Doula Cooperative. We each have our own businesses and behind the scenes give each other support including oncall back-up doula support.

Great River Doula Cooperative:

Ami Rickson of MotherRoot Doula

Heather Pound of Mama and Sprout Doula

Nicole Bengtson of Belly to Baby Doula

I am also a member of the Childbirth Collective.

Lactation Support

     Postnatal Support:  I offer private in-home lactation support for positioning, latch and common breastfeeding issues such as sore nipples or engorgement. Visits are coordinated with approximate feeding time for your baby.

For more information email me via my Contact Page. If you would like to make an appointment please see my Scheduling Page. If Pregnant, Please include your due/guess date and your planned birth location if you have decided. If PostNatal, Please include your location, baby's age and reason for consultation.

Thank You!!