Originally from Colorado, my husband and I have decided to call the Minneapolis/St Paul area our home and settled here and had our first baby. I am currently certifying through Childbirth International as a Birth Doula although I have been assisting friends and family with the birth process since 2009.
I believe birth is a natural process which should ultimately empower the mother and family with the right mindset to embark on this new experience with confidence. It was during my own journey into motherhood that I realized just how important woman supported birth can be and I want to contribute to that community; I believe by building a strong and supportive birth community so we can help our sister, friends, neighbors and ultimately our own daughters and generations to come to have strong, supported births which mothers can be proud of.
I feel truly honored and humbled to be invited into a mother’s life during this transcendental time and value this responsibility. I want to be an educational resource, emotional assistant, and friend to you throughout this process. I strive to empower woman regarding their birth and bodies and to help make their birth experience a safe and joyful one.
Apart from my passion of being a doula, I work in aviation and have a private pilot license. I am a graduate of the University of Colorado (Go Buffs!) but am a lifelong learner. I love spending time with my daughter, my husband, and our dog Jake. I am an avid traveler and have had the privilege of experiencing many different cultures. I look forward to supporting you while you bring your beautiful babies earth-side!
Working as a doula, and being invited to care for a mother during this important time in her life is a gift and an honor; I would be honored to support you. I am a Certified Doula through DONA and was part of the Doula Access Project with Everyday Miracles. Since then, I have provided doula support to a wide range of families from all walks of life.
An Ojibwe woman, my family is from Leech Lake, but I was raised in Minneapolis. I have lived a full life and had many experiences. No matter where you may be in life, I will meet you where you are, with zero judgment. What I want most for mamas is to help them have their best births possible and to feel good about what their bodies can do.
With years of experience supporting mothers and families, I also work as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor with WIC and have worked with American Indian Family Center and Division of Indian Works. I have three beautiful children and four fur babies of of my own.
First and foremost, I believe all women, whether in their first pregnancy, or with previous birth experience and knowledge, have an innate inner strength, wisdom and capacity to bear children with dignity and power. It is simply within our birthright and natural ability.
With two children of my own, whose births are highlights of my life (first by Cesarean section, second by successful VBAC), I understand how important support, information, and advocacy are for moms throughout pregnancy and birth, as well as during the postpartum period.
As a DONA-certified doula, I work with mom-to-be and birth partner to help assure that inner wisdom is brought to the birth process for the best possible outcome and birth experience for each individual mom. Relaxation, comfort, and encouragement are key factors in a birth experience, and so I work closely with mom and partner prenatally to fully understand their birth wishes and how I can best support those wishes as their doula.
Fluent in English and Spanish, I have experience working with people from many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. My travels have brought me to Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe for work, study, and enjoyment. I am quite comfortable working with people of all backgrounds, and love to learn about the cultural and experiential background of women in their own encounters with childbirth.
I have been passionate about women’s health, birth, and babies all my life. I believe that every person who desires a doula, deserves one. That is why I am so honored to be a part of the Everyday Miracles community!
I am fascinated and humbled by the spiritual significance of witnessing life’s transitions, especially birth. I believe that any pregnant person can benefit from inclusive, non-judgmental support for their choices around pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I would love to be that person for you. Your birth is your birth and I will be there to support you every step of the way.
My doula journey officially began in 2016 when I left my 9-5 career in market research to refocus my life and my energy on things that are truly important to me. I have a master’s degree in political research and am passionate about the evidence-based care aspect of doula support. In addition to being a doula, I work as an independent research consultant and virtual assistant. I also volunteer doing policy research around policing issues for a local non-profit.
In my down time, I can be found journaling/planning, cross stitching, reading, devouring podcasts, cuddling my cats, meeting new people, and Skyping with friends all over the world.
Juliet's bio is coming soon.
I'm Isabeth. I am an eternal student and lover of life’s Great Mystery. With focus on rootedness, community and connection to the earth as the foundation for health, I seek to cultivate lifestyle that honors the elements and rhythms of nature.
Understanding birth as an unfolding process of transformation, I hold a space of openness for each individual woman to listen deeply to the wisdom within their own body. I believe that the process of birth is deeply creative and seek to empower each woman within her vision or birth plan. I strive to weave threads of unity in the new yet ancient present moment. The flame of my inspiration is fueled by dance, rhythm, melody, global folk-art traditions, storytelling, the art of language, community-building, travel and observation of nature.
An herbalist and student of both Western and Traditional modalities of medicine, I am a DONA-Certified Birth Doula (CD,DONA), Post Partum Doula (Welcome Baby Care) Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
I feel it is a great honor to serve women and families during the potent time of childbirth and offer gratitude to all the elders, teachers, friends, relatives and experiences that have guided me so far on this path.
My name is Katie. A DONA-trained doula, I am honored to be part of the community at Everyday Miracles
In addition to being a doula, I am also a Child Psychology student at the University of Minnesota. With a plan to attend nursing school, I'm especially interested in public health and midwifery. As part of my studies, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya, where I was able to look at and practice empowering women cross-culturally. Through that as well as many other experiences, I have learned to live my life with an open mind, heart, and soul and share those feelings with the world around us.
I appreciate the opportunities offered to me through being a doula and am especially thankful to be meeting and supporting mothers and their families through the birth of their new child (or children!). I will support you in your decisions on how you want to birth as well as provide emotional, physical, spiritual, and informational support throughout the entire process - prenatally, during birthing, and postpartum.
When I am not in class, working on research, or studying, you can catch me riding horses, doing yoga, enjoying downtime a coffee shop, or simply enjoying my time with the people I love.
Witnessing the birth my first granddaughter was a life changing experience for me. Seeing the support she received from her doula, and the positive impact it had on her birth, opened my eyes to a whole new word of possibilities for mothers and families. I knew that I wanted to be part of efforts to make sure every mother can have the best possible experience, and to be supported during pregnancy and birth.
Trained as a doula through DONA International, I also work as manager for an insurance company. Prior to this, I was a flight attendant for 23 years. Married with three children and one grand baby, I love spending time with family and friends ! I also love my garden, lifting weights and yoga.
My name is Katelyn and I am a DONA-trained doula. I've had an interest in the miracles of pregnancy and birth since I was a little girl. Living in Uganda and Liberia after high school allowed me the opportunity to support women through many different experiences in this beautiful, transitional time in a women's life. I came home determined to support women and their new babies with a new found grasp on the importance of emotional and physical support during pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum.
A firm believer that "peace on earth begins at birth," I am finishing up my Bachelor's degree in Nursing with hopes to become a Certified Professional Nurse-Midwife. When I am not supporting women as a doula or in school, I am working as a postpartum nanny, cooking meals for those I love, enjoying life on the lake, traveling, practicing yoga, or horseback riding.
I am inspired by my family...my loving husband who gives me the strength for each new day and my amazing baby girl. Never has my heart been more full than when I became a mother. I look back to my own birth experience grateful for the care I received from my partner, my provider, and my doula. I believe in the idea of doula support and education during pregnancy as a right, not a privilege. Since beginning birth work, I have committed myself to finding a model of care that provides value to our work as doulas, while also being accessible to all women and families. I am very passionate about the work I do with Everyday Miracles as part of the Karma Doula Collaborative.
Originally trained as a doula through DONA in 2015, I recently trained and certified through Childbirth International. I earned my Master of Public Health (MPH) in 2015 along with graduate certificates in Public Health Education and Promotion and Public Health Management and Policy. I also have a a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies (Women's Health emphasis) and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hi, I’m Landon! A doula since 2015, I am very honored to be part of the Everyday Miracles team. I am a mama to a one-year old little lady, who inspires me to better human everyday. I love to cook, eat and I am never without a strong cup of coffee. I also love to travel, hike and explore.
My pregnancy and birth experience was so incredible and empowering that I knew I wanted to work in birth. As a doula I want to provide continuous physical and emotional support to mama and partner throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I believe in the power and strength of women and I wish for every woman to feel that during her birth.
Blessings! I feel incredibly honored to serve in the role as a doula, and so happy to be part of the Everyday Miracles community. My passion and desire to become a doula was birthed from my own personal experience of loss during pregnancy. The opportunity to provide another woman with the emotional, physical and educational support that I didn’t have, has become my innate passion to pursue.
A trained doula, certified through DONA (Doulas of North America), I’m extremely passionate about supporting families and creating a safe, calm birth environment. As your doula, I share my compassion for an enriching birth experience with mommies-to-be. I work in partnership with new mothers and partners to fully understand their birth wishes and how I can best support them during their journey.
In my downtime, I enjoy outdoor activities, knitting, reading, and cooking (I’m a self-proclaimed foodie!).
My Name is Leila. Born in Somalia, I have lived in many different countries. I am fluent in Somali, English, Swahili, Ugandan, and a little bit of American Sign Language.
I attended North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park where I earned my degree in Public Health and Nutrition. I am a certified birth doula with DONA International.
In addition to my doula work, I am also involved in the community and speak on KFAI radio in Minneapolis once a week. I enjoy working with the radio station because I like to communicate and answer a lot of questions that people have for me.
One of seven children, I live in Minneapolis and enjoy spending time with family and friends. It is truly an honor to be a part of Everyday Miracles.
My name is Mary, and I am honored to serve as a birth doula. I am certified through Doulas of North America (DONA) and have additional training with Gail Tully–the Optimal Birth Position (aka Spinning Babies) Lady.
It is a privilege to support women as they discover their strength and capacity to love. I am the mother of three (mostly grown) children. Being the mother of older children gives me the freedom to fully engage in being a doula, and it also gives me a valuable perspective on birth and motherhood.
A woman’s birth experience is one of the most important events in her life. My goal as a birth doula is to help a mother have the kind of birth that will be meaningful to her.
Being a doula is something I’m passionate about and am dedicated to doing well. Supporting mothers through this special time in their lives gives me great satisfaction. I am in a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International and am currently enrolled in the internship program through Health Foundations Birth Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I have the disposition to maintain calm and be reassuring when people are in need of care. Listening to the needs of you and your partner is important to me and I want to make sure that the birth of your baby happens, to the best of my ability, the way you envisioned. Through the miraculous experience of birth, I will support you and your partner to make this special time as fulfilling as possible.
I am so happy to be part of the doula community at Everyday Miracles. Originally from North Dakota, I moved to the Twin Cities to begin doula work full time. Prior to that, I lived in Park Rapids, where I taught second grade and ELL for four years.
I’ve always been passionate about helping women, especially in the realm of childbirth. I completed my doula training in 2014 and am certified through DONA.
I love working with women and am amazed by their strength. I believe every woman deserves a doula and feel blessed with the opportunity to support them in his capacity. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and cultures, and learning from others.
My hobbies include cooking vegetarian dishes, drinking tea, biking, and being outside with friends and family.