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.
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.
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.
Hello! My name is Kelsey, and I am a birth doula based out of Eden Prairie. I am married, have a wonderful son, and one energetic dog. I completed my doula training through DONA International and absolutely love everything pregnancy and birth! I am continuing my education and hope to become a lactation counselor and a childbirth educator in the near future. When I find spare time outside of being a busy mom, I enjoy nature photography, reading, and watching hockey!
I was fortunate enough to witness the birth of my niece which convinced me that my life-long interest in birth was meant to be my career. My personal experience with birth further inspired me and brought about my journey to becoming a doula. I am passionate about birth work and believe every woman should have support and respect throughout their pregnancy and labor. It is a true honor to be invited to share in the birth of a child and I look forward to the opportunity to work with families across the Twin Cities.
My name is Kolleen Raymond and I am a birth doula! I am professionally trained through DONA International.
By nature, I am a helper. For the last six years I have been actively involved in the coaching profession in the sport of cheerleading and have loved helping my athletes grow. After becoming a mom in 2015, I realized how much there was to learn about birth and how varied someone’s birth experience could be. The more interested I became the more I wanted to share what I was learning, and before I knew it I found myself researching how to become a doula, and the rest is history!
I love trusting in our bodies and seeing birth become an empowering experience for the birthing person. Being able to help someone determine their ideal birth and advocate how to get there is equally as powerful and fulfilling!
Outside of being a doula, I have my Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Minnesota. I enjoy reading, being outside, baking, and spending time with my family in my free time!
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.
My name is Laurie, and I am a Certified Doula through DONA International. One of DONA's mission statements is a doula for every mother; I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. Support throughout the birth experience should be available to all. Every woman, and the baby they carry, has value and deserves to be treated as such.
I want mothers to believe that they can give birth in whatever way they would like — that they have the innate power to do this! I love meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. It allows me to learn with each new encounter. And of course, I love the birth process and the miracle of it all. In addition to working with Everyday Miracles, I am a volunteer doula with Twin Cities Doula Project.
A full-time teacher, I primarily support clients during during the summer months. I am a special education teacher. I work with children who are deaf/hard of hearing, and have over 15 years of teaching experience. I'm a wife (married over twenty years), and mom to three children (college and high school age). I enjoy camping and outdoor activities with our family, and I love to knit.
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.
Hello! My name is Maggie. It is an honor to be invited to witness and support any birthing person’s journey. As your doula, I have a direct, undivided responsibility to you. My intent is to be present and hold space for you and your needs by listening well, communicating with clarity and non-violence, knowing your birth plan and expectations, and offering physical and emotional comfort when welcomed or requested.
As a person who receives healthcare through medical assistance, I am also learning how to navigate this health system and receive the care I am needing.
A trained doula, yoga teacher and aspiring midwife, I attended a DONA-Certified doula training through the Simkin Center in May 2016, and have most recently been interning with the Minnesota Prison Doula Project as a student researcher. I’ve also completed a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training through the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and incorporate breath awareness, body autonomy, consent, creating and holding space, and guided meditation in my daily practice, as well as with birthing clients. I speak conversational French, and am currently taking Spanish language classes through the International Institute of Minnesota.
The birth process is a true miracle! I became passionate about the process of childbirth after the birth of my first child. I felt completely transformed as a woman. However, the experience was wrought with fear and pressure from my providers. I knew other moms had much different experiences. I educated myself and the birth of my next two babies went beautifully because I trusted my body and surrounded myself with like- minded support.
I was determined that birthing people deserved to be supported and empowered, regardless of their choices. I first completed DONA doula training in 2008 and have been attending births for over a decade. I feel honored to be a part of each and every birth.
In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, running, yoga, and having outdoor adventures with my husband and three fantastic kids! I would be honored to support you through your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.
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.
My name is Megann Lancaster. A Minnesota native, I am a DONA-Certified Birth Doula, as well as a Certified Postpartum Doula. I have a passion for helping moms and babies through the birth and pregnancy year. I have attended training both locally, and in Moracco, to study traditional postpartum care and to gain an appreciation for practices outside of western teaching. My other trainings have helped me learn more about supporting families through various things such as infant reflux. I am always eager to learn more!
In my free time, I enjoy experiencing nature, going on hikes on the North Shore with my husband, or just having a quiet night in with close friends and family.
I have a calm and reassuring personality, work well under pressure, and I am easy to get along with. Listening to your needs is very important to me and I want to make sure, to the best of my ability, that from birth through the first months, you and your baby have the best experience as possible while being as close to what you hoped for and envisioned. My goal is to be there to support you along this once in a lifetime journey and help you feel fulfilled and happy.
My name is Mummie Al-Amin. I am a doula trained through DONA International, working towards certification. I am a mother to a little boy, and a wife to an amazing husband.
I was always fascinated by birth, but never imagined myself in birth work until my own pregnancy and relationship with my doula, when I became enamored by the body’s ability to birth a baby and a doulas role in providing support, not only to the laboring person, but also the birth partner as well. My own doula’s support and care was worth more than a million words, and she was invaluable to me and my husband.
I have always been dedicated to uplifting of women and children alike. I have spent over 10 years of professional and volunteer work in education, primarily in underserved communities because that’s where I am from and naturally it is dear to my heart. I believe in access to resources for ALL, and this philosophy has transferred over to my commitment to birth work, women, babies and families.
In my free time you can catch me hiking, reading, traveling or snuggling my precious boy (or chasing him!).
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.