Hiring a doula in Minnesota
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Doulas are not medical professionals, but they are an invaluable asset to have on your birth team. They are there to provide support and guidance, answer any questions you may have, and help you advocate for yourself and your baby.
There are many things a doula can help with, but here are some of the most common:
1. Creating a birth plan: A doula can help you figure out what you want and need for your birth, and then help you communicate those wishes to your care provider.
2. Staying calm and relaxed: Childbirth is an intense experience, both physically and emotionally. A doula can help you stay focused and calm during labor, which can help you manage the pain and make better decisions.
3. Pain management: A doula can provide counter-pressure during contractions, help you find comfortable positions, and offer massage and other relaxation techniques.
4. Breastfeeding support: A doula can help you get started with breastfeeding, and provide guidance and support if you run into any difficulties.
5. Postpartum support: A doula can help you recover physically and emotionally after childbirth, and adjust to life with a new baby. They can also provide guidance on newborn care and breastfeeding.
Top doula businesses in Minnesota
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Minnesota:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Midwest Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+16122342208||836 Ottawa Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107|
|Birth & Soul||Doulas, Lactation Services||+19523806620||Minneapolis, MN 55408|
|Better Beginnings||Doulas, Lactation Services, Placenta Encapsulations||+16517476954||Saint Paul, MN 55104|
|Wholly Mama Birth Doula||Doulas||+16513357152||St Paul, MN 55101|
|Blissful Beginnings||Doulas, Nanny Services, Child Care & Day Care||+17159770249||1063 Weir Dr, Ste 300, Woodbury, MN 55125|
|Flutterby Birth Services||Educational Services, Doulas||+16125642442||7801 E Bush Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55439|
|Doula Minnesota||Doulas, Yoga||+16128027856||Saint Paul, MN 55101|
|Amma Parenting Center||Parenting Classes||+19529262229||4820 W 77th St, Ste 105, Edina, MN 55435|
|Birth Made Beautiful||Doulas, Lactation Services, Childbirth Education||+17154181470||Hudson, WI 54016|
|Rocksteady Life||Doulas, Reiki, Counseling & Mental Health||+16515600878||275 E 4th St, Ste 812, Saint Paul, MN 55101|
|The JWC||Doulas, Health Coach||+16128750335||Minneapolis, MN 55408|
|Twin Cities Birth Center||Midwives, Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+16518952520||968 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105|
|Gentle Souls Bodywork||Reiki, Reflexology, Doulas||+16122762058||Saint Paul, MN 55101|
|Amy Heilman Doula||Doulas, Yoga||+15073516285||3729 Columbus Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407|
|North Star Midwifery||Midwives, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+16515877029||1854 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105|
|Minnesota Birth Center||Midwives, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+16125455311||2606 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407|
|Mystic Roots Birth Services||Doulas||+16124066898||Plymouth, MN 55441|
|Ihotu Jennifer Ali – Sweet Water Wellness||Doulas, Massage Therapy, Lactation Services||+19522124499||406 Cedar Lake Rd S, Clear Holistic Therapies, Minneapolis, MN 55405|
|Jennifer Birth Doula||Doulas||+13032043137||Prior Lake, MN|
|Welcome Baby Care||Lactation Services, Doulas||+19529425676||7900 International Dr, Ste 300, Bloomington, MN 55425|
|Doula Aileen||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulations||+16124089035||Saint Paul, MN 55114|
|Active Health Chiropractic||Chiropractors, Acupuncture, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+19522013420||876 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104|
|Willow Midwives||Midwives, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Lactation Services||+16123455920||3033 Excelsior Blvd, Ste 585, Minneapolis, MN 55416|
|Twin Cities Midwifery||Midwives, Home Health Care||+16122345881||4201 44th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406|
|Yoga Mama||Yoga, Doulas||+16126364816||1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418|
|birthED||Childbirth Education, Doulas, Lactation Services||+16122160877||6 6th Ave N, Ste 2, Hopkins, MN 55343|
|Turner Linda MD||Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+16126722900||701 25th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454|
|Travis Marsha Cnm||Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Midwives||+16126722900||701 25th Ave S, Ste 402, Minneapolis, MN 55454|
|Le Grá Birth Services||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Session Photography||+19513976264||Minneapolis, MN 55418|
|Everyday Miracles||Childbirth Education, Community Service/Non-Profit, Doulas||+16123536293||1121 NE Jackson St, Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413|
|Roots Community Birth Center||Midwives, Doulas||+16123382784||1901 44th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412|
|A Velvet Touch Massage & Wellness||Massage Therapy, Reiki, Doulas||+16125127120||12450 Wayzata Blvd, Ste 225, Minnetonka, MN 55305|
Individual Doulas in Minnesota by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Minnesota and their prices. Please see this table and reach out to us if you are a doula and would like to be included:
Doulas in Minnesota
|wdt_ID||Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State||Full Address||Service Range|
|2409||Danielle Cincoski CD(DONA) Hypnobirthing, Placenta Encapsulation||Dani The Doula||$1,100||30||1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.danithedoula.com||HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification||7 years and 274 births attended||4 years and 15 families served||DONA International, January 2014||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI also had a home birth for my 3rd and 4th babies!||AA/AS||Former Board Member of The Childbirth Collective: St. Paul Site Coordinator 2014-2018, Spinning Babies Trained, Former Grief and Birth Doula at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury MN, Former Doula Intern Graduate of The Minnesota Birth Center,||2 prenatal meetings, Labor, optional postpartum visit. Additional information can be found at www.danithedoula.com||651-261-1595||Minnesota||Forest Lake, MN||70 miles|
|2410||Heather Pound||Mama & Sprout||$900 to $1100||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://www.mamaandsprout.com/||HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification||10 years and 115 births attended||DONA International, June 2013,ProDoula, April 2016||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsHospitals within a 25 mile radius of St. Paul||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersBirth Centers within a 25 mile radius of Minneapolis||Attends home births? Any Home BirthWith attending CNM or LM||BA/BS||Volunteer work with Twin Cities Doula Project; a non-profit, offering services to all families regardless of race, religion and ability to pay.||My fees include a (complimentary) interview at a time and location that work for you, two prenatal visits in your home or at a convenient location, labor support before, during and after the birth of your child(ren), one postpartum visit in your home. In addition, once hired, I am on call as needed 24 hours/day to support you in this journey. I look forward to meeting you! Please talk to me about payment plans if needed.||Minnesota||Saint Paul, MN||30 miles|
|2411||Katie Slack | CAB Trained Birth Doula, Bereavement Doula||Sacred Waters||$600 to $800||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.sacredwatersbirthservices.com/||Self-trained, June 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||I am a member of the Twin Cities Childbirth Collective, and I have served/currently serve on bereavement and loss committees at the Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's MN Hospitals and Clinics.||I’m a professionally trained birth doula, trained through Community Aware Birthworker doula training (formerly Enlightened Mama). I also have grief and loss expertise, and offer bereavement doula services for pregnancy and infant loss. I'm the mother of four, and bring the wisdom I've gained from my own birth stories! I'm passionate about encouraging, educating, and empowering birthing people and families. Each birth is a transformational experience, and it is my honor to support you and your birth. Whatever your birth preferences, I am there to support you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. My birth doula package includes a complimentary interview, 2+ prenatal visits, 2 postpartum visits, and continuous emotional, physical, and informational support throughout your labor and birthing time. I provide 24/7 on call support. I will be with you during active labor, birth, and for a time after birth for bonding support, feeding support, and photos as desired.||2182207290||Minnesota||Saint Paul, MN||60 miles|
|2412||Sue Chargo, ICBD, ICCE, (ICEA) Doula, Educator, Lactation Counselor||New Heart Doula Care, LLC||$1600 to $3000||$40 to $45||2 to 4 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.newheartdoula.com||International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) - Certified Birth Doula||20 years and 463 births attended||11 years and 83 families served||International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), September 2014||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI attend home births for clients planning midwife-assisted deliveries. My liability insurance does not cover unassisted births.||BA/BS||I volunteer at PTN (parent topic nights) for the Childbirth Collective||You’re having a baby! This is truly one of the most significant things you’ll ever do. I believe wholeheartedly that birth is among the most extraordinary experiences we can have in this life. Supporting women and their families through my doula services is a high calling, one I’m very passionate about. My fee includes 2 prenatal visits, labor and delivery and 1 postpartum visit. I am always available by phone, email and text and am on call for you 2 weeks prior to your EDD until your baby is born. I am a full-time birth doula, and will provide you with a high level of professionalism, commitment, and expertise. I provide extended postpartum help for an additional fee. I have extensive experience with breastfeeding and newborn care and recently added overnight help to my postpartum packages! Did you know that you are able to use your HSA or medical FSA plans to pay for the costs of a certified doula providing continuous labor support?||612-723-8221||Minnesota||Wayzata, MN||60 miles|
|2413||Anastasia Garcia||Anastasia Birth Doula||$650 to $850||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://anastasiabirthdoula.com||HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification||2 years and 25 births attended||DONA International, March 2018,HypnoBirthing, May 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||MA/MS||Certified HypnoBirthing Doula, Health Foundations Birth Center Intern Graduate, DONA-International Birth Doula Training, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, ***can understand most of what is spoken in Russian, but have lost the ability to fluently speak Russian||I believe that all pregnant people and their birthing partners should be empowered throughout their birth experience. I believe in supporting pregnant people to have the birth experience they choose, however they define it. I believe that supporting the partner is just as important as supporting the birthing person and working with other team members is key in this process. Each birth is entirely unique. It is your own special story and I would love to help you write it.||715-218-4824||Minnesota||Saint Paul, MN||40 miles|
|2414||Sheila Holz||BIRTH AND BEYOND EMPOWERED DOULA SERVICES, LLC||$950 to $1350||$25 to $35||1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.birthandbeyondempowered.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula,DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||18 years and 80 births attended||15 years and 25 families served||DONA International, April 2006,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), January 2015||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI will educate you to be your own advocate during labor and delivery.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI do not attend unassisted births.||Postpartum doula: Day $25/hour Overnights $35/hour||(651) 341-7022||Minnesota||Farmington, MN||50 miles|
|2415||Linda Sarna, CD(DONA), CLC, CST, HCHD & Spinning Babies||Lin’Doula||$1,200||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.lindoula.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||3 years and 30 births attended||DONA International, November 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend home births with a CNM or CM present||Doula services include: 1 or 2 prenatal visits (not including the initial 'meet me' visit), 1 prenatal CST / Mayofascial release session, full time on-call support starting two weeks prior to and after your due date, attendance of the labor and immediately afterward until you are ‘settled’ in at home, hospital, or birth center, 1 postpartum visit, unlimited phone/email/text support/information and research support. VIRTUAL DOULA SERVICES AVAILABLE||9522509275||Minnesota||Minnetonka, MN||45 miles|
|2416||Nicole Bengtson CD(DONA) & HypnoBirthing||Belly to Baby Birth Doula LLC||$1000 to $1200||1 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.bellytobabybirthdoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification||4 years and 81 births attended||DONA International, December 2016,HypnoBirthing, October 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI will attend home births with a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Certified Midwife (CM) present within a 30 mile radius.||BA/BS||Professional member of Evidence Based Birth®, member/volunteer of the Twin Cities Childbirth Collective and a member/volunteer of the Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples.||I’m a professional, certified birth doula, HypnoBirthing doula & BRAVA Core & Pelvic Floor birth worker. I’m also a mom of multiples! I love to accompany, support & educate birthing families, whether it be your first or your fourth! I believe every birthing person should have love and support throughout what can be the most challenging & rewarding experience of their life. Whether your preference is for minimal medical intervention or a planned cesarean, I will support you from pregnancy through birth! My birth doula package includes a complimentary interview, two prenatal visits, one postpartum visit, and continuous physical, emotional and educational support before, during and shortly after childbirth. 24/7 on-call support. I will be with you during active labor, birth and shortly after to provide support and take photos. Additionally, I am trained in Spinning Babies®, Gilligan's Guide to Maternal Positioning and work with using pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils if desired.||(612) 930-2256||Minnesota||Rosemount, MN||30 miles|
|2417||Kristen Wanta||Allora Birth & Wellness||$900||30||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.allorabirth.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||1 years||1 years||DONA International, July 2020,Modern Doula Education, October 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI attend hospital births at all hospitals across the Twin Cities metro area||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI attend births at all area birth centers!||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend home births across the metro. Prior agreement about the role and scope of a doula will be discussed.||BA/BS||I enjoy contributing and giving back to the community! I am a member and volunteer with the Twin Cities Childbirth Collective. I am also an independent doula with Everyday Miracles. I am passionate about advocating for social justice, elevating underrepresented voices in the birth space, reproductive rights, lactation support (especially when returning to work), and early childhood brain development.||Sliding-scale fee available. Birth support: 50% of service fee is due at time of hire, remaining 50% due by 35th week of pregnancy. Postpartum support: Purchase must be a minimum of 3 hours.||Minnesota||Saint Paul, MN||40 miles|
|2418||Lioness Gergen||Lioness Birth||$900||0 to 4||Solo practice||DONA International, November 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? No Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BIRTH ATTENDANT TRAINING Perth, Australia; Cairo, Egypt; Hyderabad, India * Lion was the Primary Birth Attendant during 23 births at Government Maternity Hospital in Hyderabad during the 2006-2007 year. While not performing as Primary Birth Attendant at GMH, Lion stayed active performing as back-up for labor support, caring for new babies after birth, as well as routine post-partum support in some instances, in an additional 103 births. Prior to her learning at the Maternity hospital, Lion performed routine antenatal appointments in Cairo during 2006 - and loved every minute of her volunteer position!! BIRTH DOULA TRAINING DONA Int'l; *Since becoming a Birth Attendant Lion trained as a Birth Doula in the USA. She has had the honor & privilege to attend another 2 births in the States as a birth doula. Lion is also mother to a wonderful son of her own.||9524657233||Minnesota||Chaska, MN||50 miles|
|Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State||Full Address||Service Range|
Doulas in Minnesota: Business Spotlight
Doula in Austin, MN
Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula
Serving Southeastern MN and Northeastern Iowa
I am a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Madriella and am trained and currently certifying through Birth Arts International as a Birth Doula.
Services included in my fee are:
-1 Free Interview
-2 Prenatal visits
-Continuous support during pregnancy via text/email
-In person continuous support during labor and delivery
-Immediate postpartum/breastfeeding support usually between 1-2 hours or as needed
-1 In-home postpartum visit between 2 days-2 weeks postpartum
-Unlimited breastfeeding support as needed via text and/or in person
-Unlimited postpartum support via text
-Available for hire for additional in person postpartum support
-Birth ball rental
Doula in St. Cloud, MN
Business Name: Whole Birth Doula Services
Phone: 320- 281-9237
I am currently certifying through DONA international. I have experience in home birth, water birth, teen birth, induction and epidural birth.
I provide services to the St. Cloud, MN area and surrounding cities.
Services included in my fee are:
- 1 Free Interview
- 2 Prenatal visits
- On call 24/7 availability from 38weeks (or earlier if needed)
- Continuous support during labor and delivery
- Immediate postpartum care
- Immediate breastfeeding support and log
- 1 In-home postpartum visit (within 2 weeks after delivery)
I also provide cloth diapering, babywearing, additional parental, breastfeeding/postpartum, and grief/prayer support/Ed.
Doula in Minneapolis, MN
Business Name: Cheyenne the Doula
Cheyenne Johnson received her DONA-approved birth doula training in 2013, and has attended over 100 births. Her work is inspired by a passion for serving underrepresented communities like LGBTQ families and teen parents. Cheyenne’s background prior to becoming a doula includes serving as Education Coordinator for the Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance, and working as a math teacher for several years.
As a type-A person who has learned to relax, she has taught herself and many others how to release tension and relax. She specializes in guided relaxation between contractions to lower fatigue during labor, aromatherapy, massage, rebozo and other comfort techniques, Spinning Babies Optimal Fetal Positioning techniques, empowering partners to serve and support the birthing parent, and “holding the space” should difficult decisions need to be made.
Cheyenne the doula provides birth doula and sibling doula services, as well as prenatal yoga classes in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. I also provide photography and postpartum support.
Doulas in Minnesota by city:
To see the full list of doulas in Minnesota by city, see some of our other posts: