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Midwest Doulas is the highest-rated birth doula services organization in the Twin Cities.

Our group of doulas provide the non-judgmental support families need during pregnancy to create exceptional birth and postpartum experiences. Our unique, team-centered approach means there’s always a familiar face ready to support you and your partner or birth family — no matter when your birth occurs.

At Midwest Doulas, we believe the best birth experiences are created when families are well-informed and well-supported, and we look forward to providing team support for your growing family.

Doulas are back in Twin Cities Hospitals!

Midwest Doulas are again welcome in all hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. If you have questions about how our doulas are working with hospital COVID-19 protocols, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


All our professional doulas are highly-trained to serve families, stay current with evidence-based information, and interact with the medical community. We offer two specially designed birth support packages:

  • Premium Birth Package
  • Ultimate Birth Package


Consider our premier placenta encapsulation services to respectfully dehydrate and encapsulate your placenta, yielding an average of 100 to 200 capsules. Reported benefits by some birthing persons include:

  • Increase milk supply
  • Lower occurrence of postpartum mood disorders
  • Faster healing and improved well-being


Postpartum doula support services provide unparalleled in-home transition support during the postpartum period to help mothers, families, and the entire household thrive.

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Midwest Doulas
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Micah Thor
Micah Thor
19:29 27 Feb 20
This was our second birth and first with a doula.  Justine checked in on us leading up to our due date and on a regular... basis when we went past the due date.  The night of the birth she was readily available and incredibly attentive.  When she walked through the door to the delivery room there was a calm confidence that she brought with her.  She navigated really well between keeping me (husband) involved in the process as well as giving my spouse the support she needed and I wasn't equipped to give.  My wife and I communicate extremely well but there are some things that you need to hear from someone outside of your relationship.  Encouragement during labor is definitely one of those things.  When I try to motivate my spouse and tell her something is possible, it doesn't have the same effect as an outside expert telling her the same thing.  I'm sure plenty of couples can relate to this! It was because of this unique relationship and coaching that we were able to fully realize our ideal birth plan.  We will be enthusiastically referring our friends and family to Justine and her more
Marina Rosenthal
Marina Rosenthal
23:20 26 Feb 20
Justine was an absolutely essential part of our birth experience. Our baby's birth definitely did not go according to... plan, and having Justine there to support us was absolutely crucial. She was a calm, gentle presence and was particularly helpful for my husband when the birth started to get complicated, and he felt confused and isolated. She created space for us to process our feelings after the birth and checked up on how we were doing, offering support in many different ways. I'm so grateful that we had Justine with us, because she made a very challenging experience feel safer. We could not recommend Justine more whole-heartedly for families looking for a strong, supportive doula to help them through the unpredictable journey of more
Desiree Dantona
Desiree Dantona
21:14 21 Jan 20
There are so many important decisions to make when preparing for a baby, but deciding to invite Justine and her team of... wonderful doulas to be a part of my pregnancy, labor, and delivery was the single best decision I made for myself. Justine was available to me day and night during my pregnancy if I needed help, had a question, or just needed a pep talk. Ale and Alicia were also wonderful supports, guiding me and my partner through labor comfort techniques and helping us think through our birth preferences. We also were so grateful to have their support and guidance in choosing where to go for services like massage therapy, acupuncture, and birth education classes.When we had a small scare at 34 weeks, the first person I thought to call at the hospital was Justine and she was there in minutes to hold me while I cried and hug my husband as we processed what had happened. Then, during my 26 hour labor, Justine stuck with us the whole way - guiding us through different positions and strategies to get our baby here safely. Ultimately, when I had to get a C-section Justine was in the OR with us holding my hand (and making sure my husband didn't faint!). When she came back to visit us in our postpartum room later that day, I could not believe how lucky I felt to have had her by my side. My husband and I felt safer with her there with us. Her support allowed us to focus on each other and our baby without the fear or stress of dealing with the challenges and surprises that can come with childbirth on our own.Midwest Doulas helped us worry less and advocate for ourselves when we needed. If we have a second child, I will absolutely want Midwest Doulas by my side again. I cannot recommend them highly more
Carly Paz
Carly Paz
13:53 18 Jan 20
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Midwest Doulas! Justine was at the birth but I had the pleasure of doing... a spinning babies class with Alicia and met Ale during a prenatal appointment and have had her do a few overnight postpartum doula sessions as well! All 3 of them are wonderful people who are so nurturing and kind. I just really enjoy being in their presence. Justine was phenomenal during the birth. It was my second baby and things went pretty quickly. I was so thankful to have her calming presence, incredible knowledge and supportive instruction. Her suggestions of different positions to try and her encouragement when things got difficult were priceless! I couldn’t recommend her highly enough! She’s just plain phenomenal! The postpartum visit when we debriefed my birth experience was one of my favorite conversations ever. It left me feeling so empowered and proud of the incredible thing I had done. Still brings tears to my eyes. I also want to add that the overnight postpartum help has been so amazing! Getting some actual sleep knowing that my baby is in Ale’s super capable, loving hands is the best self care I can imagine and oh what a gift it is!read more
Courtney Talmadge
Courtney Talmadge
15:31 13 Dec 19
I had the most wonderful experience working with Ale from Midwest Doulas. From the first moment she entered our home... she was warm, kind and gentle and instilled a high level of trust and confidence. It was such a privilege having her help at night over a number of weeks. She took such good care of our little one and was always so patient and thoughtful with me as we'd spend hours discussing our baby's sleep troubles. She had a ton of experience to lean on and wisdom to offer. And she had an amazing ability to help problem solve the situation by providing insights and new ideas while also normalizing what we were going through and assuring us that we were doing a great job. I genuinely miss working with her, but I look forward to having her back for our second child!read more
Ben Fuchsen
Ben Fuchsen
22:22 15 Nov 19
Working with Justine and Midwest Doulas was the most important decision we made in our birth plan. Prior to the birth... of our son, their insight and education decoded the birthing experience and helped my partner explore every option to prep for the big day. She was able to plan all of her preferences for our son's birth with valuable feedback from Justine and her crew. On the actual day of his birth, however, Justine's support was immeasurable. As a partner, I stood in awe of the power of my son's mother as she and Justine worked together to bring him into the world. When we faced the next new choice, Justine stepped up and helped us navigate our decisions calmly so that we maintained control over our preferences. She was our best advocate, and she made our birthing experience unforgettable. Not only do I recommend the services of Midwest Doulas, I don't think your birthing experience would be complete without them!read more
Natalie  Walters
Natalie Walters
03:13 15 Nov 19
Justine and her team provided reassurance, knowledge, wisdom and care throughout our pregnancy and birth. There was... always a wonderful balance between professionalism and nurturing support. My birth took a surprise turn and Justine kept me feeling safe and aware of what was happening. I don't know how I could've handled it without her support. I highly recommend Midwest more
Stephanie Foxen
Stephanie Foxen
13:17 14 Nov 19
I would recommend Midwest Doulas to absolutely anyone who is expecting.We felt an instant connection with Justine the... day we met her. She, Ale and Alicia did so much to help us feel informed and empowered leading up to our son's birth. They were always available to talk whenever we had questions or concerns, which was immensely helpful on those days I was tempted to do some ill-advised Googling. And our questions were always met with evidence-based information and a great deal of compassion. Justine was an amazing presence at our son's birth. She did so much to help ease our anxieties, understand what was going on, and keep us grounded. What might have been a scary experience was truly beautiful. We are forever grateful to Justine and her whole team for helping us navigate this more
Katie DeCapria
Katie DeCapria
22:31 11 Nov 19
I highly recommend Justine and her team with Midwest Doulas. Upon meeting Justine, it's immediately apparent that she's... an assertive and clear communicator and is passionate about being a strong advocate for her families. All turned out to be true! Justine was with me every step of the way from week 8 of my pregnancy through the fourth trimester postpartum. When surprises popped up in my third trimester, she ensured that a.) I had an A+ care team to support my goals of an unassisted birth; b.) she ensured I was fully educated and prepared for birth. It was so great to have a trusted advocate available by phone/text and her/her team's sessions in our home made us feel comfortable and confident in our choices. For this first time mama with no family in MN, Justine's support meant the world to me and my husband. We consistently felt cared for, heard, and supported. Her care was invaluable to us.I will absolutely work with Midwest Doulas in the future!read more
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