Hi, my name is Kayla and I am a Birth Doula. I live in Minneapolis. With an ongoing interest in natural medicine, yoga, healthy food, meditation, massage and human wellness, I became a Barre, Pilates and Yoga teacher and Thai massage professional. After having my first child, I quickly became very interested and passionate about helping women during their pregnancy, labor, and early postpartum. I want to share this love I have for giving birth with women who are preparing for this most transformational and powerful experience.
Hi, my name is Diane. I have received training as a PCD(DONA); CLEC, Adult/child/infant CPR, First Aid and AED; Loss/Bereavement; Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I believe the postpartum time is a sacred, critically important period in a family’s growth. It is an honor to work with families in this full, fleeting and intense time. I enjoy working with all families but especially find joy in supporting families who are dealing with the effects of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, since I have dealt with them myself. My husband and I welcomed our first child, Louis, in August of 2015. My hobbies include reading, swimming, and coloring (it's not just for kids!). Before finding my path as a postpartum doula, I trained in college as a theatrical stage manager and lived in Rome for three years. I speak fluent Italian and conversational Japanese.
Hi, my name is Marnie and I am the owner of DoulaFind and Blissful Beginnings. A mother of 6, and "bonus mom" to 2, I have been in the business of supporting families for nearly 40 years. Starting as a babysitter at the age of 9, becoming a nanny at age 15, then a mother, in-home childcare provider and eventually transitioning to doula work, babies are my lifelong passion. I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Massage and Craniosacral Therapist. I reside in Western Wisconsin with my husband, with 2 kids in college, 2 in the US Air Force, 4 children still at home, 3 dogs, and a cat. In my free time I like to garden, scrapbook, watch my kids play sports, and explore the world of wine tasting. I have college degrees in Law Enforcement (odd job change, I know) and Personal Training as well as college certifications in Yoga, Massage Therapy and Corrections.
Hi! My name is Rebecca. I recently established roots in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where my husband grew up. In my career, I grew up in Corporate America working behind the scenes in the Finance industry. After experiencing the wondrous process of creating life and bringing it into this world, I found a new appreciation for this adventure and all that families go through to get here. I am passionate about providing open and loving support to new families in order to create the opportunity for a swift and peaceful recovery which allows peace for the new baby and the entire family. My offerings: In home Postpartum Doula Care; Breastfeeding support; Nesting Support – assisting with baby registry and tips and tricks on home and nursery organization to make baby care as efficient and low stress as possible. *Clear background check on file
Hello, my name is Kelsey and I was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Minnesota and currently reside in Isanti, MN. I have trained through DONA as a Birth Doula. I have a strong desire to work with women and for women which is why I am here. My journey began when I was 11 years old and began babysitting and now as a mother of two I myself have had both positive and negative experiences with childbirth. Because of my experience as a mother and Birth Doula I am committed to helping women have a positive birth experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and am currently working to earn my MBA. Alongside my Doula work I am a stay at home mom and am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy my two beautiful boys everyday and experience life with them. I believe that knowledge is a powerful thing and if used in the right context such as birth a woman has the ability to do great things. I am here to support you and walk hand in hand with you through your journey of pregnancy birth and beyond.
Hi! My name is Kathleen. As a Postpartum Doula, I love coming alongside a new family and reassuring them, time and time again, that what they're experiencing is normal (because most of the time, it is!) and finding tips and tricks to help them ease into their new roles. I especially love teaching about breastfeeding and pumping, as well as cooking for my clients. I am a DONA certified Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, as well as DONA trained in Postpartum Doula care. I have also attended trainings in infant loss, Hypnobirthing, and Placenta Encapsulation. I live in Crystal with my husband and 2 children. In my free time I love cooking, baking, knitting, watching documentaries and learning about health and wellness.
Hi! My name is Rebecca. I am a trained birth and postpartum doula. I began my journey into the birth world three years ago when I became pregnant with my son. Pregnancy, giving birth, and having a newborn changed my life in a profound way, and I wouldn’t have made it through that change without the incredible support I received from my many official and unofficial doulas along the way. I feel an unmistakable calling to offer this same kind of help to moms and families on their journey to becoming parents or welcoming another child to their family. This transition is a beautiful one, but it can also be difficult, and I want to be there to help families adjust to their new life together. I offer calmness and reassurance to my clients, and I help them feel confident in how they birth and care for their baby. I am currently working toward my birth doula certification through DONA and my postpartum doula certification through ProDoula. I am also a certified prenatal yoga instructor. I live in Minneapolis with my husband and son, and I love going for family bike rides, finding new things to do with a two-year-old, seeing music, and practicing yoga.
Hi my name is Amanda. Born and raised in Minnesota, I started my health and child care career in my senior year of high school. Working professionally in both health care and child care since 2008, I started looking to advance my career and decided to look into becoming a doula after becoming a member of Minnesota Families for Midwifery in late 2014.
Currently, I am now providing volunteer hours as a Board Member for the non-profit organization Minnesota Families for Midwifery. In addition to my volunteer work, I also teach Community Ed classes and am also a Yoga Instructor for non-pregnant women. I live in Sherburne county with my husband, Mike, and two loving dogs.
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae and I live in Minneapolis. I attended DONA training through Debra Pascali-Bonaro for Birth and Postpartum Doula care. I started my journey into Doula work shortly after the birth of my son. I knew birth could and should be the most empowering experience of a woman's life. I am on my way to becoming a certified professional midwife. I am BLS and CPR certified. I am here to support your birth how you want it. *clean background check on file