BIRTH DOULA SERVICES

We provide the best birth doula services with professional, experienced, and empowering support.

Doula in Minneapolis

EXPERIENCE A BETTER BIRTH

Build your own customized birth doula package to meet your family’s needs. We can create the perfect combination to enable you to get the support you need and the care you want for the big day. Our birth doula services are available for the Twin Cities, Rochester and Duluth communities.

Doula in Minneapolis

EVERY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
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2 Prenatal Consultations + Topic Sessions

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Continuous Labor Support

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Exclusive VIP Resources for All Your Needs

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Discounts on Other Services

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Photographs of First Moments

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Unlimited Phone / Email Support

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2 Prenatal Consultations
+ Topic Sessions

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Discounts on
Other Services

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Continuous
Labor Support

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Photographs
of First Moments

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Exclusive VIP Resources
for All Your Needs

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Unlimited
Phone / Email Support

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Doula in Minneapolis

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

Birth doulas are non-medical, non-judgmental professionals who provide informational, physical, and emotional support during childbirth. Their services are customized to address the unique needs of each woman and family.

Studies show that non-medical, non-judgmental support in the birthing time is one of the biggest factors determining fewer cesarean births, the avoidance of medically unecessary interventions, and greater satisfaction of the birthing person.

Not only that, but most partners tell us that having a birth doula helped them truly be present and supportive of the birthing woman, enabling them to be involved in the birth process rather than just a bystander.

Birth services include, but may not be limited to…

Prenatal consultations: meet your doula(s), build trust, and prepare together as you clarify your vision, goals, choices, and options in your birth plan creation; also discuss what to expect, and practice comfort measures

Labor and birth support: professional, physical, emotional and informational support and care, wherever you are, continuous from the moment you ask us to join you, including early postpartum care and help with baby’s first feed

Phone and email support: 24/7 phone call, text, and e-mail support starting at contract signing, continuing through the first two weeks post-birth, for all your questions, resource needs, check-ins

Photos and announcement: capture fleeting moments and keep tender memories with digital glimpses from the first hours after birth, as circumstances permit, plus a beautiful digital birth announcement for easy sharing

Birth doulas do not perform medical or clinical tasks, such as exams or monitoring. They do not diagnose any medical conditions, nor do they provide medical advice. Birth doulas do not speak for you, but do empower you to be informed in your decision-making during your labor and birth experience.

Multiple randomized control studies have found that the presence of a trained doula benefits both mother and baby/babies. These studies have consistently shown that doula care is associated with shorter labors, less use of epidurals and other pain medications, lower episiotomy rates, and as much as a 50% reduction in the C-section rate. (That’s huge!) Research has also shown better clinical outcomes for both the mother and the baby, including fewer admissions to neonatal special care units, higher breastfeeding rates, and more effective family bonding. A doula also provides care for the mother’s partner and other family members, assists busy hospital staff, and greatly increases a mother’s overall satisfaction with her birthing experience.

Yes. A doula’s presence is helpful during early labor and even during the epidural placement process. She then continues to care for you and your family, offering emotional and informational support and helping you understand what is happening at each stage. Then, when it’s time for baby to debut, your doula’s assistance can be invaluable as she can help you cope with contractions and pushing, as well as the first feeding of your new baby.

Yes, if you are having a C-section you can still use a birth doula’s support. In the Twin Cities, birth doulas are typically allowed in the operating room, but sometimes there are restrictions on the number of people allowed into the OR, depending on the health of the mother and baby and the wishes of the medical staff. Even if your doula is not allowed into the OR for the birth itself, she will still be there for you in the recovery room.

A doula doesn’t replace anyone. She is a member of the birth team and supports everyone in their own role, including fathers and partners. A doula’s presence helps fathers or partners participate at their own comfort level, showing them how and when to use various comfort techniques, providing information, and in some cases, caring for their needs (for rest, food, coffee, etc.) as well. Partners are often grateful to be able to share the “coaching” responsibility with someone more experienced, and can therefore enjoy and participate in the birth experience more.

Birth doulas are non-medical, non-judgmental professionals who provide informational, physical, and emotional support during childbirth. Their services are customized to address the unique needs of each woman and family.

Studies show that non-medical, non-judgmental support in the birthing time is one of the biggest factors determining fewer cesarean births, the avoidance of medically unecessary interventions, and greater satisfaction of the birthing person.

Not only that, but most partners tell us that having a birth doula helped them truly be present and supportive of the birthing woman, enabling them to be involved in the birth process rather than just a bystander.

Birth services include, but may not be limited to…

Prenatal consultations: meet your doula(s), build trust, and prepare together as you clarify your vision, goals, choices, and options in your birth plan creation; also discuss what to expect, and practice comfort measures

Labor and birth support: professional, physical, emotional and informational support and care, wherever you are, continuous from the moment you ask us to join you, including early postpartum care and help with baby’s first feed

Phone and email support: 24/7 phone call, text, and e-mail support starting at contract signing, continuing through the first two weeks post-birth, for all your questions, resource needs, check-ins

Photos and announcement: capture fleeting moments and keep tender memories with digital glimpses from the first hours after birth, as circumstances permit, plus a beautiful digital birth announcement for easy sharing

Birth doulas do not perform medical or clinical tasks, such as exams or monitoring. They do not diagnose any medical conditions, nor do they provide medical advice. Birth doulas do not speak for you, but do empower you to be informed in your decision-making during your labor and birth experience.

Multiple randomized control studies have found that the presence of a trained doula benefits both mother and baby/babies. These studies have consistently shown that doula care is associated with shorter labors, less use of epidurals and other pain medications, lower episiotomy rates, and as much as a 50% reduction in the C-section rate. (That’s huge!) Research has also shown better clinical outcomes for both the mother and the baby, including fewer admissions to neonatal special care units, higher breastfeeding rates, and more effective family bonding. A doula also provides care for the mother’s partner and other family members, assists busy hospital staff, and greatly increases a mother’s overall satisfaction with her birthing experience.

Yes. A doula’s presence is helpful during early labor and even during the epidural placement process. She then continues to care for you and your family, offering emotional and informational support and helping you understand what is happening at each stage. Then, when it’s time for baby to debut, your doula’s assistance can be invaluable as she can help you cope with contractions and pushing, as well as the first feeding of your new baby.

Yes, if you are having a C-section you can still use a birth doula’s support. In the Twin Cities, birth doulas are typically allowed in the operating room, but sometimes there are restrictions on the number of people allowed into the OR, depending on the health of the mother and baby and the wishes of the medical staff. Even if your doula is not allowed into the OR for the birth itself, she will still be there for you in the recovery room.

A doula doesn’t replace anyone. She is a member of the birth team and supports everyone in their own role, including fathers and partners. A doula’s presence helps fathers or partners participate at their own comfort level, showing them how and when to use various comfort techniques, providing information, and in some cases, caring for their needs (for rest, food, coffee, etc.) as well. Partners are often grateful to be able to share the “coaching” responsibility with someone more experienced, and can therefore enjoy and participate in the birth experience more.

Doula in Minneapolis

PRICING

We offer two different packages, both with our experienced birth doulas, to provide professional expertise and guidance before and during your labor and delivery experience. Please complete our contact form to schedule a complimentary interview with our birth doula team to see if we are a good fit for your family. We would love to work with you!

Better Birth Package: $1995*

  • 2 prenatal consultations with your birth doula

  • optional weekly in-depth topic sessions with our birth and postpartum doula teams

  • continuous support via text, phone and email from the day you hire us until your last postpartum visit

  • on-call doula availability for when you need labor support

  • continuous support throughout your labor and birth

  • exclusive VIP resources

  • 1 postnatal visit from your birth doula

  • digital unedited photos of your labor and birth

  • 5% discount on our placenta encapsulation services

  • 50% discount on all our classes and workshops

  • *Duluth pricing for this package is $1495

Premier Birth Package: $2695*

  • all the elements of the better birth package, plus…

  • 1 virtual prenatal consultation with a postpartum doula

  • 1 birth doula-attended prenatal provider meeting with your doctor or midwife (optional)

  • 1 in-home postpartum breastfeeding session from a lactation professional

  • three 4-hour daytime visits from a postpartum doula

  • 5% discount on our placenta encapsulation services

  • 50% discount on all our classes and workshops

  • *Duluth pricing for this package is $2195

Better Birth Package: $1995*

  • 2 prenatal consultations with your birth doula

  • optional weekly in-depth topic sessions with our birth and postpartum doula teams

  • continuous support via text, phone and email from the day you hire us until your last postpartum visit

  • on-call doula availability for when you need labor support

  • continuous support throughout your labor and birth

  • exclusive VIP resources

  • 1 postnatal visit from your birth doula

  • digital unedited photos of your labor and birth

  • 5% discount on our placenta encapsulation services

  • 50% discount on all our classes and workshops

  • *Duluth pricing for this package is $1495

Premier Birth Package: $2695*

  • all the elements of the better birth package, plus…

  • 1 virtual prenatal consultation with a postpartum doula

  • 1 birth doula-attended prenatal provider meeting with your doctor or midwife (optional)

  • 1 in-home postpartum breastfeeding session from a lactation professional

  • three 4-hour daytime visits from a postpartum doula

  • 5% discount on our placenta encapsulation services

  • 50% discount on all our classes and workshops

  • *Duluth pricing for this package is $2195

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