BETTER BEGINNINGS

award-winning birth + postpartum services
for families welcoming new babies

now serving the Twin Cities, Rochester, + Duluth communities

BETTER BEGINNINGS

award-winning birth + postpartum services
for families welcoming new babies

now serving the Twin Cities, Rochester, + Duluth communities

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

OUR MISSION

supporting parents during birth + beyond

At Better Beginnings, our mission is to provide the best birth and postpartum support to our clients through caring, knowledgeable, and professional service during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum time, so that families can transition more easily into their new life together.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

WITH YOU THE WHOLE WAY

The birth of a baby is an exciting and joyous time for families. Our birth doula services provide wrap-around care, designed to peacefully guide you through the last months of pregnancy, through your labor, and into your new chapter together with baby.

CARE FOR BEYOND BIRTH

Better Beginnings was born to fill the gap between birth and your postpartum medical appointment. Our team of loving doulas guide families through postpartum care, lactation support, and more. We serve as your fourth-trimester compass.

PREMIER BIRTH + POSTPARTUM SERVICES

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

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BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

Empowering and continuous support for your labor and birth, from experienced doulas.

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POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE

Customized, professional support for families during the first weeks and months after birth.

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LACTATION SUPPORT

Private, in-home lactation support and help for mothers and babies learning to breastfeed.

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UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

Capturing the beautiful and tender moments of your postpartum time in your home.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

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PLACENTA PREPARATION SERVICES

Professional encapsulation of your placenta, to ease your body’s transition after birth.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

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CERTIFIED SLEEP CONSULTATION

Support from a certified pediatric sleep coach, personalized to meet your family’s needs.

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

Pregnancy belly

BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

Empowering and continuous support for your labor and birth, from experienced doulas.

Mom holding baby Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE

Customized, professional support for families during the first weeks and months after birth.

mom breastfeeding a newborn Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

LACTATION SUPPORT

Private, in-home lactation support and help for mothers and babies learning to breastfeed.

Mom and baby with pink bow Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

UNIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES

Capturing the beautiful and tender moments of your postpartum time in your home.

hands holding Placenta Encapsulation

PLACENTA PREPARATION SERVICES

Professional encapsulation of your placenta, to ease your body’s transition after birth.

Newborn baby feet

CERTIFIED SLEEP CONSULTATION

Support from a certified pediatric sleep coach, personalized to meet your family’s needs.

PROFESSIONAL DOULA SUPPORT

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

During the intense and beautiful birthing time, and the precious—and also intense—postpartum time, your entire household goes through the transition of this new little one becoming part of your lives. The big event of birth flows into the equally big (and much longer!) postpartum time.

Our birth doulas offer guidance and support to help you welcome your new child in safety and peace, and our postpartum doulas care for you and your family as you adapt to your new normal, so you can enjoy and thrive in these days and nights, rather than just survive them.

TOP 5 KEYS TO UNLOCKING
THE BEST POSTPARTUM TIME

Welcome, and congratulations! We are here for you.
We curated our top five suggestions for creating your best postpartum time.

 

Download this tip sheet and let us know how else we can help!

TOP 5 KEYS TO UNLOCKING
THE BEST POSTPARTUM TIME

Welcome, and congratulations! We are here for you.
We curated our top five suggestions for creating your best postpartum time.

Download this tip sheet and let us know how else we can help!

Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS:

Better Beginnings was an amazing resource for me, as my family leave abroad, we didn’t have any help, just me and my husband. Having Lindsey over to spend time, help us to take care of the baby and also listen and give advices was a such relief! I highly recommend them! Not just the post Partum doulas, but all the staff is very friendly and helpful. I could not be happier to use their services! Thank you so much for create this very important support for parents, very much needed!!! I’m so grateful!
Fernanda Monteiro Huberty
Fernanda Monteiro Huberty
November 17, 2022.
Better Beginnings helped us so much. Originally I was unsure of handing my newborn over to a stranger and then sitting in my house all night when I slept and that was quickly relieved after the first night Eileen and Thea were life savers!
Jay Dillon
Jay Dillon
October 22, 2022.
Better Beginnings provided so much support to me and my husband as we welcomed our first child into the world. I felt so supported and cared for going into labor thanks to our doula, and our postpartum doula team provided so much care to our family as we transitioned into a life of three. I couldn't recommend this team highly enough!
Madelyn Murphy
Madelyn Murphy
October 14, 2022.
Great experience! Super flexible for my unique situation!
Lauren Tjernlund
Lauren Tjernlund
October 12, 2022.
I am so grateful for the team at Better Beginnings! They made my second birth so much more enjoyable and were truly wonderful to work with.
Christi Engbloom
Christi Engbloom
October 12, 2022.
We had the opportunity to work with better begins when I was pregnant with my twins and postpartum services. They prepared me for everything I needed to know for what could happen in a twin pregnancy. After delivering my babies fairly early they checked in and asked if I needed anything. Julie even asked if she could bring over a meal for us! It was heart warming to feel supported. When my twins were about 6 months old we decided to use their services again. The dula would take our twins out for a walk, fold laundry, cook and much more. I was able to take naps and felt my babies were safe. Definitely would use again if I have more kids. Thank you for everything!!!
Abby
Abby
October 9, 2022.
We worked with Better Beginnings for postpartum doula support after our first birth, and it was a super helpful experience. As a first time mom, I needed support recovering from an unplanned cesarean, so our postpartum doula made us food and helped me learn some more comfortable breastfeeding positions that would not irritate my c-section scar. Our doula helped me gain confidence with breastfeeding my baby, and showed me some great tricks for caring for our newborn. We got to take naps while she took care of laundry and baby, too, and she also helped us process our challenging birth experience and made sure we were doing ok emotionally as we adjusted to parenthood. Working with Better Beginnings was a wonderful experience and I’d highly recommend their postpartum doula support to anyone wanting to make the early weeks with their new baby easier.
Sarah Mielke
Sarah Mielke
October 7, 2022.
Couldn't have been happier with the postpartum care Hallie from Better Beginnings provided! She was very patient, caring, professional, and attentive to my needs. It was so nice to have a knowledgeable, non-judgmental person to talk to and support me with breastfeeding and infant sleep. Highly recommend!!
Jessica McNamara
Jessica McNamara
June 15, 2022.
We worked with Hannah from Better Beginnings as our birth doula and couldn't have been happier with the decision. After a 24+ hour labor & delivery with our first child, one of the biggest areas we wanted to focus on was preparing my body to be able to labor more effectively and Hannah was so great at providing resources and tools for this. We couldn’t have been happier with how things went. Both my husband and I felt like we had so much more agency and knowledge this time around and Hannah played a huge role in that. Better Beginnings and Hannah also provided an entire google folder full of useful documents that we could access - everything from what to pack in our hospital bag to pelvic floor workouts to preparing older siblings for baby. Hannah was always available to us via email/phone/text and always responded promptly. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hannah and Better Beginnings to anyone looking for a birth doula in the Twin Cities area.
Lauren Harris
Lauren Harris
June 12, 2022.

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Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis

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Postpartum Doula in Minneapolis