I have had a joy and passion for birth since the arrival of our first daughter. After our fifth child was born, close friends began asking me to come and give support to them through their labors. It was such a rewarding experience! Some were expecting their first child, others had come from previously traumatic births; all had great outcomes.
Ultimately, through my own personal births and the through the births of those I have assisted, I have experienced labors with both doctors and midwives, in hospitals, at birth centers, and in homes. I now have time available to make this a more full time opportunity.
I am nearing completion of the DONA certification requirements as both a birth doula and postpartum doula, and am looking forward to working with women and their partners who desire labor support in the Twin Cities area.