Birth and Postnatal Doula Services

Supporting women and families before, during, and after birth

I am a DONA (Doulas of North America) certified birth doula, a post-natal doula and a Certified Lactation Education Counselor (CLEC).   I love helping women and families grow through the amazing process of giving birth and becoming --or expanding -- a family.  I support women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and birth preferences.  I work with single parents, blended families, GLBT, as well as traditional families.  My mission is to nurture, advise, and provide comfort for women through the birth process and beyond. 

I work throughout the Twin Cities area.  I can work with you either as a birth doula, a post-natal doula, or both.  I can do either separate or combined agreements, and build a package that suits your needs.   You can learn more about the specifics of each role in the birth and post-natal services sections. 

I love babies. I love the mother-baby connection.   I love helping you prepare for their arrival, experiencing the mystery of birth, and providing calm support and insights in the chaotic days and weeks after birth.  I am honored to be included in my clients' lives.   I listen carefully to learn what your needs are, and tailor my process to ensure I build and maintain your trust, and execute your wishes.  I am discreet, reliable, trustworthy, honest, and direct. 

I often describe my home life as a "frat house";  my husband and I have two sons, ages 24 and 20.  Birth work allows me to immerse myself in a world full of empowered women, and I draw energy and joy from it.