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Best Doulas in Minneapolis
2021

Why These Doulas?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Minneapolis Doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

A Smooth Transition

Karen McMahon is a Minneapolis-based doula who offers her services under A Smooth Transition. She specializes in postpartum doula solutions and carries 25 years of experience. McMahon provides newborn care, lactation counseling, and sleep education. One of her previous clients, for whom she worked as a night nurse, commended her for her broad knowledge of proper breastfeeding techniques, newborn bathing, and infant sleep. McMahon also provides doula services for clients in remote areas and offers virtual assistance.

Minneapolis, MN

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Alissa Fountain- Birth Doula

Alissa Fountain- Birth Doula is a full-service doula agency that is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alissa Fountain has been a birth doula since 2004. Services include an initial meeting, birth doula services, and postpartum services. Alissa Fountain recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life, understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor, assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth, and more. Alissa Fountain- Birth Doula has undergone the Doulas of North America Birth Doula training.

Minneapolis, MN

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Heartland Birth: Wholesome, Heartfelt, Helpful Doula

Heartland Birth: Wholesome, Heartfelt, Helpful Doula is a full-service doula agency located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The principal is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, childbirth educator, prenatal yoga instructor, birth doula, and Blooma Outreach coordinator. Agency services include birth doula, prenatal yoga, childbirth education, and doula centering group.

Minneapolis, MN 55432

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Kathy Chinn Doula Services

Kathy Chinn Doula Services is a full-service doula agency located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Services include an introductory meeting, two prenatal meetings, labor and birth, two postpartum meetings, additional support, and a designated backup doula. The principal, Kathy Chinn, C.D., has been a DONA certified doula since 2001.

Saint Paul, MN

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Mothering by Mom

Mothering by Mom is a full-service doula agency located in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The agency offers childbirth education, doula birthing services, placenta encapsulation, postpartum assistance, photography, and lactation counseling by a certified doula. The principal of Mothering by Mom, Margaret McKinley Owens, is the most experienced birth and postpartum doula in the Twin Cities.

Coon Rapids, MN 55448

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Nordic Mama

Nordic Mama is a Minneapolis company that has provided placenta encapsulation services for more than four years. Specialties include encapsulating placentas in a variety of ways as well as birth plan support. Placenta products include raw prep capsules, TCM prep capsules, combination prep capsules, tincture, salve, and placenta print. Nordic Mama completed a DONA International doula training course.

Minneapolis, MN 55417

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