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Best Doulas in
Minneapolis
2019

Why These Doulas?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Woman's Design, LLC

A Woman's Design, LLC is a full-service doula agency located in Roseville, Minnesota. This doula agency specializes in childbirth and family education services. Services include birthing assistance, massage, lactation support, pregnancy and birth consultation, placenta encapsulation, and postpartum doula services. A Woman's Design, LLC was recognized as the 2016 Birth and Baby Best of the Twin Cities Award Nominee.

Roseville, MN 55113 (651) 797-3284

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Alexia the Doula

Alexia the Doula is a full-service agency located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can support clients as a maternity doula, birth doula, peer lactation counselor, and postpartum doula. This agency provides the judgment-free education, physical comfort, and emotional support its clients deserve. Alexia the Doula is an ICEA certified childbirth educator and an ICEA certified birth doula.

Minneapolis, MN (612) 998-6185

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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 (612) 669-0964

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Annika the Doula

Annika the Doula is a full-service agency located in Northeast Minneapolis and serves the Twin Cities metro area. Doula services include two prenatal visits, unlimited prenatal phone consultations, text and e-mail support, continuous emotional, physical and informational support during the client’s labor, 1-2 postpartum visits, and placenta encapsulation. Annika is a DONA-certified birth doula.

Minneapolis, MN 55418 (651) 252-7704

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Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is a full service doula agency located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Services include nurturing the new mother, infant feeding support, new baby care education, family adjustment, meal preparation, household care, and sibling care. The doulas of Better Beginnings are all certified postpartum doulas and are also certified lactation counselors.

Saint Paul, MN 55104 (651) 747-6954

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Birth & Soul LLC

Birth and Soul Doula Services is a full-service doula agency located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The agency offers birth doula partnership, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth education, and lactation support. Ellee Owen became a certified doula in early 2013. The other doula, JoLynda Anderson, has expertise in special education, autism spectrum disorder, ASL studies, and blended families.

Minneapolis, MN 55408 (952) 380-6620

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birthED

birthED is a full-service doula agency located in Hopkins, Minnesota. birthED has been supporting mothers and their families for more than five years. birthED has been the honored nominee of the Birth & Baby 2014 and 2016 Best of the Twin Cities award.

Hopkins, MN 55305 (612) 229-2490

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Channing McKinley Chiropractic, Ltd.

Channing McKinley Chiropractic, Ltd. is a chiropractic clinic located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Services include chiropractic care, visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, and doula services. Channing McKinley Chiropractic, Ltd. provides doula services to clients who also utilize HypnoBirthing techniques. Channing Mckinley, DC obtained her doctorate from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2006 and is certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Saint Paul, MN 55105 (651) 210-8497

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DoulaFind

DoulaFind is a full-service doula agency located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The agency offers pregnancy and birth support as well as home postpartum care. The doulas provide guidance, education, and support for the couple through the prenatal weeks and during the birth process itself. Doulafind's experts are supportive, learning, and nurturing.

Saint Paul, MN 55125 (715) 977-0249

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Embrace Childbirth

Embrace Childbirth is a business that serves clients in St. Paul and surrounding areas. The business provides birth doula services which include two prenatal visits, 24/7 phone and email support, attendance during labor and delivery, assistance with birth wishes, help with breastfeeding, and one postpartum visit. Embrace Childbirth also offers placenta encapsulation, in-home lactation counseling, and 60- to 90-minute private prenatal breastfeeding classes at clients’ homes. Kim Williams is a Certified DONA-trained Doula, a Hypnobirthing Doula, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and a trained childbirth educator. Her memberships include the American Association of Birth Centers, DONA International, and the Childbirth Collective. Clients appreciate her thoughtfulness, supportiveness, knowledge, and experience.

Mounds View, MN 55112 (763) 229-7351

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Flutterby Birth Services, LLC

Flutterby Birth Services, LLC is a full-service doula agency located in Edina, Minnesota. Placenta encapsulation, birth and breastfeeding classes, infant and toddler sleep consultation, and lactation support are also offered. Flutterby Birth Services, LLC is the 2015 Birth & Baby Best of the Twin Cities Award Nominee.

Edina, MN 55435 (612) 564-2442

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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 (612) 716-0455

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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 (651) 699-0271

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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 (612) 819-5309

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New Heart Doula

New Heart Doula provides an array of quality services that help expectant moms and families transition from pregnancy into parenthood. The Golden Valley-area birth support specialists focus on providing constant emotional, non-medical physical, hands-on support throughout the childbirth process. The experienced labor companions strive to help families achieve a satisfying, safe, and pleasant experience. New Heart Doula offers services in-home, at hospitals, or in birthing centers that help decrease the length of labor and reduce the need for cesareans or medications. Moms and babies benefit from the doula support that enhances comfort levels through massage, breathing techniques, and positioning. Families can also trust the dedicated experts to provide postpartum care for moms needing extra support with breastfeeding or newborn care. The principal of New Heart Doula, Sue Chargo, is a certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator with over 15 years experience.

Golden Valley, MN 55427 (612) 723-8221

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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 (612) 644-4572

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Northeast Doula

Northeast Doula is a full service doula agency located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The doula package includes an interview with the doula to ensure fit, followed by 1-2 prenatal visits to discuss plans for the client’s "dream birth," help with any fears the client may have surrounding labor, and to make sure the client’s partner feels comfortable with the doula’s presence. The principal of Northeast Doula, Megan Sharbono, is certified as a birth doula, lactation educator counselor, and placenta preparer.

Minneapolis, MN 55418 (651) 605-5133

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Welcome Baby Care

Welcome Baby Care is a full-service doula agency located in Edina, Minnesota and was established in 2006. The agency offers in-home services and care packages. In-home services include daytime doula care, night nanny care, lactation counseling, and gentle sleep coaching. Welcome Baby Care is affiliated with the Minnesota Department of Health, Postpartum Support International, Mom Enough, and more.

Minneapolis, MN 55435 (952) 942-5676

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