Best Doulas in Minneapolis

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 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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


New Heart Doula

New Heart Doula provides an array of quality services that help expectant moms and families transition from pregnancy into parenthood. The Minneapolis-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 about 20 years experience.

Minnetonka, MN 55391


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


North Star Newborns

North Star Newborns is a business based in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, serving clients from all over Minneapolis. It offers on-call and scheduled ahead care for newborns and infants zero to twelve months. Care is provided by fully vetted registered nurses, postpartum doulas, and newborn care specialists, and the caregivers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team aims at providing families with affordable, professional newborn and infant care.

3529 Xylon Ave S
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426


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


Peace on Earth Doula Services

Peace on Earth Doula Services is headed by Samm Zapata, who is a holistic birth keeper and doula. Serving the Minneapolis area, Zapata provides assistance during pregnancy, labor, and birth. Her holistic service involves the use of herbs and homeopathic remedies. One of her birth packages includes a virtual birth plan, birth attendance, two hours of immediate postpartum support, and 24/7 response via e-mail, text, and call. Zapata is also a peer lactation consultant and placenta preparation specialist.

14206 Barium Street Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303

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Treasured Birth, LLC

Based in Northfield, Treasured Birth, LLC offers birth and postpartum doula services to families throughout Minneapolis. Kelly Martin, a doula for 28 years, helps mothers treasure their birth experiences and facilitates collaboration between families, health care providers, and laboring women. Emotional support, physical assistance, and family education are provided before and during childbirth. Postpartum support includes nutrition needs discussions, snack or meal preparation, and baby care education. General household care is also given, allowing mothers to rest.

101 East 5th Street, Suite 208
Northfield, MN 55057

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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


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