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Found 7 Pros in Edina, MN, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Kelly Martin

Elko New Market, MN

9 reviews • 800 families supported • 29 years experience

9 reviews • 800 families supported • 29 years experience

We believe that every person has a right to: • Equitable, ethical, and accessible quality healthcare that promotes healing and health; • Healthcare that respects human dignity, individuality, and diversity among groups; • Complete and accurate information to make informed healthcare decisions; • Self-determination and active participation in healthcare decisions; • Involvement of a woman’s designated family members, to the extent desired, in all heath care experiences. We believe the best model of healthcare for a woman and her family: • Promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership; • Acknowledges a person’s life experiences and knowledge; • Includes individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available; • Involves therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication. We honor the normalcy of women’s life cycle events. We believe in: • Watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes; • Consultation, collaboration, and referral with other members of the healthcare team, as needed to provide optimal healthcare. • Appropriate use of complimentary herbs, oils, and technology for current, or potential health problems, without the use of unnecessary interventions. We affirm that these beliefs and values provide the foundation for commitment to individual and collective leadership at the community, state, and national and international level to improve the health of women and their families worldwide.

Care philosophy

Treasured Birth, LLC affirms the power and strength of women and the importance of their health in the wellbeing of families, communities, and nations. We believe in the basic human rights of all persons, recognizing that women often incur an undue burden of risk when these rights are violated.

Areas served

  • Twin Cities and Suburbs of Minnesota
  • Lakeville, Minnesota
  • Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Shakopee, Minnesota
  • New Prague, Minnesota
  • Faribault, Minnesota
  • Northfield, Minnesota
  • Montgomery, Minnesota
  • Hastings, Minnesota
  • Owatonna, Minnesota
  • Medford, Minnesota
  • LeSeuer, Minnesota
  • LeCenter, Minnesota
  • Savage, Minnesota
  • Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Richfield, Minnesota
  • Edina, Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Western Wisconsin
  • Eagan, Minnesota
  • Lonsdale, Minnesota

Reviews

  • Cindy
    July 4, 2022 at 11:26 am | Peer review

    Kelly is knowledgeable and compassionate. Her passion for working with women in their childbearing years is both compassionate and empowering. I have recommended her to several of my patients.

$ flexible
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Anna Beech

MN

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

When I was pregnant with my first child and told my midwife that I was hoping for an unmedicated birth, she quickly recommended I find a doula. Prior to giving birth and having a child I liked being in control and would get frustrated when things didn't go as expected. During my pregnancy I worked hard to let go and be flexible. Don't get me wrong, I still love to plan and organize! However, I was able to find joy and peace in the unknown. Having a doula by my side allowed me to let go and connect with my body and my husband in ways I never would have imagined possible during labor and birth. Wild Mother is committed to supporting you through your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. It's my pleasure to provide you with... Resources and evidence based research during your pregnancy so you feel confident about your choices Physical and emotional support during labor and birth Assist with breastfeeding and lend a helping hand to you postpartum

Care philosophy

Since becoming a mother, I have learned a lot. The greatest lesson possibly, that advocating for yourself and having support makes a huge impact on how you experience life. I'm passionate about serving others as they birth and transform into parenthood. Every person, every birth, and every baby is unique. I'm here to help you feel confident throughout your pregnancy and be proud of your birth!

Areas served

  • Minneapolis
  • St. Paul
  • Surrounding suburbs
$ flexible
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Rachel LaMachia Stephens

MN

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

My Philosophy as a Doula I believe… You deserve to be respected, heard, and seen as a unique individual with intersecting identities. Your identities, history, and values matter. You hold the wisdom to make the best choices for yourself and your child. Birth is political; from hospitals to insurance to parental leave policies, the system is designed to serve a privileged few. Racial disparities in birth-related statistics are not due to race, but due to racism. Not just women carry and birth babies. Every human deserves bodily autonomy and choice. My role is to empower, support, and advocate. My role is to build connection and trust. My role is to hold space for you.

Care philosophy

Holistic care is my focus, as pregnancy, birth, and the transitions involved are not simply physical experiences, but can deeply affect you emotionally and spiritually as well. I operate with the core values of inclusivity, non-judgement, empowerment, anti-racism, advocacy, and humility.

Areas served

  • Nokomis
  • South Minneapolis
  • Minneapolis
  • Seward
  • Longfellow
  • Highland Park
  • St. Paul
  • Richfield
$ flexible
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Lindsay Brown

Minneapolis, MN

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 27 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Lindsay and I live in Northeast Minneapolis with my husband, 10-year-old & 3-year-old daughters, and my 18-month old son. We have dreams of moving to the country and having a hobby farm. Someday those dreams will be realized but in the meantime, we enjoy city life and all its nuanced wonder. I had a doula during my births and have since been inspired to offer the support, education, and sincere sense of calm that my doula offered me.

Care philosophy

My intention as a doula is to support you, encourage you, process options with you, and most importantly, create space to help you breathe and allow the innate feelings of strength and power you possess serve you during this life-changing experience. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your birth team!

Areas served

  • Western Wisconsin, Twin Cities Metro
$ flexible
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Julia Raymond

Minneapolis, MN

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 9 years experience

I was born and raised in South Minneapolis, where I live today. I trained as a birth doula and childbirth educator after the birth of my daughter. I have since expanded my knowledge and services and now proudly offer full spectrum care. Covering sexual health education, pre-conception assistance, pregnancy options counseling, abortion and loss support, birth doula services, I provide education and support across a wide array of reproductive life events. I have worked with SPIRAL Collective, Everyday Miracles, Planned Parenthood, Family Tree Clinic, Shir Tikvah Synagogue, and individually with clients. I identify as queer and Jewish and am happy to support all families and folks of any and all identities, especially those in my communities

Care philosophy

I have a deep passion for reproductive justice and bodily autonomy for all people across all reproductive experiences, including the rights of a pregnant person to make informed decisions about their own experiences. I believe in evidence-based, non-judgmental care. I do my best to deliver this, with warmth, compassion, and humor.

Areas served

  • Twin Cities, MN
$ flexible
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Samantha Zapata

Minneapolis, MN

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I currently live in Ramsey, MN, with my husband and 2 children. With my 1st child, I chose a hospital setting, without professional support. I personally wish I had, especially to have advocacy and informed decisions! With my 2nd, I chose a home birth and it was magical! I absolutely loved it and I completely saw the differences. I started doula work because I began researching interventions and many people on social media asked me questions! I realized that I have a knack for educating, supporting and knowing more about childbirth!

Care philosophy

I am a holistic doula that believes in the entire body, as well as mentality. I believe everyone should make informed choices about their care. I love to educate, support and be there for my clients in any way possible.

Areas served

  • Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud, East WI
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Byrd Shuler

Minneapolis, MN

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 3 years experience

It is my great honor to accompany birth-givers and their families as they bring babies to the world. I make myself available as an emotional, physical, and informational support to help each family thrive in their birth experience. I listen, observe, and use my intuition to provide deep support that is specific to each family. I strive to empower birthing people to ask for what they want in the birth process, and to help them integrate the changes of plan that sometimes happen along the way. I have been serving families as a birth doula since 2017. I was called to this work after giving birth to my own daughter and experiencing the value of doula support. After my own daughter’s birth, A few dear friends asked me to support their births. I trained as a birth doula and dove into the beautiful world of birth. I have been a bodyworker for the past 10 years and have served people in all stages of life Including pregnancy. I have a background in dance and performance. I am a lifelong student of the human body's capacity to change, integrate, expand, express, give birth, let go, and heal.

Care philosophy

I support all birthing people, and all kinds of births. I support birth in hospitals, homes, and birth-centers. I support all family configurations, all races, and all genders. I believe welcoming a child to the world is a sacred event. It is my goal to offer the support needed for birthing people to be fully present and empowered in their choices.

Areas served

  • Minneapolis, Saint Paul, surrounding Suburbs

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Edina, MN.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Edina, MN and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Edina, MN in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Edina, MN. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Edina, MN doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Edina, MN to be $841, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Minnesota. The cost of a doula in Edina, MN can range from $720 to $962. These costs are based on a representative group of 307 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Minnesota. The average cost of a doula in Minnesota is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Edina, MN, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Edina, MN: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Edina, MN, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Edina, MN can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Edina, MN does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Edina, MN will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Edina, MN can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Edina, MN; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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