Amber and Melinda are in a doula partnership which brings you the combined birth experience of over 300 births and abundant continuing education. During your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum you will get to know each doula individually as they help you prepare and support you through this journey.
They take one pro bono client per quarter with current openings in late June and September.
Amber is a DONA certified birth doula and has been serving birthing families since 2012. She is also a trained HypnoBirthing® and Hypnobabies doula and is training to become a Hypnobabies instructor. Amber is a NAPS certified Postpartum Doula and has been supporting postpartum families since 2016.
Amber is on the board of PALS as the volunteer coordinator and membership lead. She is also a member of NAPS. Amber spent her first six years as a doula Minnesota where she was also a doula and facilitator for the Minnesota Prison Doula Project.
Ambers' goal is to bring a calm and supportive presence to the new family. She is grateful to have found her passion in life in supporting families through the incredible journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She helps to provide the physical, emotional, and informational support that benefits new families.
Amber's Births and Children!
Amber has had three birth experiences herself; a cesarean, a hospital vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), and a home waterbirth. Each birth has given her even more love and passion for the birthing process. She has learned and grown through each one and they have helped make her who she is today.
Melinda left a career as an oceanographer and environmental scientist to become a birth and postpartum doula in 2004. She's a DONA Postpartum Doula Trainer, and a DONA Advanced Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. She especially enjoys working with families experiencing a high risk pregnancy or perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (depression, anxiety, etc.).
For more information on Melinda check out her website.