Sarah L. | Doula in Minneapolis, MN

Mama Possum

    Practice overview

    Currently offering discounted birth support services while I complete my certification process - reach out now to secure a discounted rate of $500 for your all-inclusive birth support package!
    As a doula, my practice focuses on providing personalized support to birthing people + their families throughout pregnancy, birth + the postpartum journey. My services are designed to complement and enhance the care provided by the birthing person's medical team. I help my clients prepare both physically + mentally for birth, while also fostering a sense of connection + community.

    During the prenatal period, I work closely with my clients to develop a birth vision that reflects their unique needs, preferences + values. I provide evidence-based information + resources to help my clients make informed decisions about their care. I offer emotional support + help them prepare for the physical + emotional changes that occur during pregnancy.

    During labor + birth, I provide continuous support to the birthing person + their partner or support team. This support may include physical comfort measures, emotional encouragement, + advocacy. I work to create a calm + peaceful environment, helping the birthing person feel empowered + autonomous. I also use my knowledge of yoga + mindfulness techniques to help the birthing person remain calm, centered + focused.

    After the birth, I provide ongoing support to my clients during the postpartum period. This may include assistance with breastfeeding, postpartum recovery + newborn care. I offer emotional support, help with household tasks, and connect my clients with resources and support groups in their community.

    Throughout the entire journey, my focus is on creating a safe, non-judgmental + supportive space for my clients. I believe that every birthing person deserves to feel heard, respected + empowered as they navigate this transformative experience. I am committed to providing compassionate, personalized care that meets the unique needs of each individual client.

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    Care philosophy

    Currently offering discounted birth support services while I complete my certification process - reach out now to secure a discounted rate of $500 for your all-inclusive birth support package! Every birthing person deserves personalized, compassionate + non-judgmental support throughout their pregnancy, birth + postpartum journey.
    I believe birth is a natural, transformative + sacred process that deserves to be honored and respected. My role as a doula is to help facilitate a positive and empowering birth experience for the birthing person + their partner + support team.


    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Postpartum yoga
    • Prenatal yoga

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Single parents
    • Teen parents
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • DONA approved birth doula training
    • 200-hour yoga teacher training
    • 85-hour prenatal + postnatal yoga teacher training
    • 18-hour childbirth education series
    • Lactation for doulas


    Pricing packages

    Birth doula
    $ 500
    * Before labor * Comprehensive intake to customize your care to your needs + wishes 2 prenatal appointments in-person Assistance preparing birth + postpartum plan Consultation on comfort techniques + labor positions 24-7 availability beginning at 38th week of pregnancy Phone + email support upon time of booking * During labor * Emotional support Comforting touch, massage, counter-pressure, hot + cold compresses Guided relaxation + mental exercise, rhythmic breathing Body position suggestions Non-judgmental support in decision making * Delivery + postpartum * Continued supportive presence in first 2-4 hours Optional checkin within 72 hours postpartum 1 postpartum appointment to process birth experience
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    Private yoga
    $ 100 /hr
    1 hour personalized sequence in-person in your home or convenient location * Prenatal yoga * Sequences tailored to your stage in pregnancy, symptoms + goals Practice breath, relaxation, comfort measures + birthing positions Connect with your own body, mind + spirit, and with your baby Progressively build strength, endurance + stamina to prepare for birth * Postnatal yoga * Sequences tailored to your recovery, birth experience, symptoms + goals Practice breath, relaxation + gentle return to movement Rediscover strength, balance + stability as your body returns to your post-partum 'normal' Option to include baby: baby + me yoga is a gentle + fun way to connect with baby
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • Twin cities metro
    • Minneapolis
    • St. Paul
    • Minnesota


    • Olivia
      April 5, 2023 at 12:30 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Sarah was such a calming, grounding, and stable presence during my second birth. This was my first hospital birth, and due to a myriad of complications throughout pregnancy I ended up having an induction at 38 weeks. I felt supported and informed about my decisions, and despite my second birth looking quite different from my first – a spontaneous, unmedicated delivery at a birth center – it was a gorgeous and present experience thanks to Sarah’s support. I experienced some brief postpartum complications as well, but never felt like I was at risk of my consent not being prioritized, again thanks in large part to Sarah’s presence. I couldn’t recommend Sarah more to anyone looking for a supportive, full spectrum doula.

    • Elis
      April 6, 2023 at 12:42 am | Peer review
      5 /5

      Sarah and I were doula partners on a birth. Sarah’s presence and skills were incredibly helpful and comforting for the birthing person, family members, and also for me as her doula partner! She is very knowledgeable about the birthing process and takes great care to research and educate herself on any symptoms or complications that directly impact the birthing person she is supporting. I felt very fortunate to collaborate with Sarah on one birth and I hope to collaborate with her more in the future!

    • Elizabeth
      April 6, 2023 at 12:44 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Working with Sarah as my birth doula was an amazing experience and I highly recommend her services. She was well educated, resourceful, and helped me feel comfortable during a vulnerable, new experience.

      She brought a calm, nurturing, and supportive energy to the delivery room and seemed to know exactly what I needed. She valued my birth plan and was my advocate every step of the way.

    • Rita
      September 26, 2023 at 12:18 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Sarah is an amazing doula! She took a lot of time getting to know both myself and my husband beforehand to make sure that she could support me and help my husband support me during the birth. She walked me through crafting a birth plan step by step and when I had questions about certain options, she followed up by sending me research and information from trusted sources so I could make an informed decision. She never pushed me one way or the other and was completely non-judgemental about my choices.

      During labor and delivery, Sarah was great about making suggestions for different things I could try. She suggested them in such away that I felt free to say no or ask for something else instead. Many of her suggestions were every helpful. She also suggested things for my husband to do when he wasn’t sure what to do. Sarah also did a lot of small things that made a big difference. She noticed my hand was slipping on the tub rail while I was pushing and she put her hand there to brace mine. Such a small gesture but one that made a big difference! She was also attentive to things like making sure my water bottle was filled and my cold compress refreshed regularly.

      After the delivery, Sarah stuck around to help us settle in and made sure we had support while the delivery staff attended to other matters. She also followed up at home a few days later to check in and see if I needed to process anything about the birth.

      I can’t recommend Sarah enough, she’s great!

    • Jason
      December 2, 2023 at 10:53 pm | Client review
      5 /5

      Sarah is not only a great doula, but a great person. After we initially interviewed her, she went out of her way to get to know my partner and I. Her many life experiences made for some great stories & welcome distractions while we were biding time during our multi-day, multi-venue birthing tour…she even graciously indulged some unusual requests on our part that were outside the “normal” scope of duties. Having her around both showed me how and gave me the confidence (and often respite) that enabled me to be a better partner in birth to my spouse. She is so conscientious that during the birth process, she would act on things before we needed them or without us knowing to ask. The comfort she provided I can only describe as having not just your own, but your spouse’s most knowledgeable, long-time, and caring friend at your beck and call. I cannot imagine the birthing process without a doula; Sarah is an incredible choice that we were fortunate enough to find through blind luck.

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