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Professional Birth Doula Support

Get top-notch support from our experienced, certified birth doulas. Let us walk alongside you with evidence-based emotional, informational and physical care for you and your family.
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Experienced and Reliable Birth Advocates in the Twin Cities

Our doulas have helped more than 400 families navigate thousands of hours of pregnancy, birth, and important medical decisions.

So we can offer you the best unwavering support, personalized attention, and evidence-based information that you can count on.

All in all, our doula team has the most professional training, specialties, certifications, care provider relationships and widest, vetted referral network in the Twin Cities metro area.

Unlike other doula service providers, we have the backing of our entire network of birth educators, prenatal movement specialists, and perinatal bodywork therapists. And a rich, supportive community of like-minded families available for you to connect with.

Professional, experienced doulas
Uniquely effective support model
Certified doulas
Deep support network
Trusted by hospitals & birth centers
Backed by Blooma’s perinatal experts

The Blooma Birth Doula Support Package

Our comprehensive birth doula package is time-tested and designed to help make your birthing experience as positive and fulfilling as possible.
Our goal is to build a nest for you and your family to settle into so you can birth however you see fit. (Unmedicated, epidurals & fully medicated, scheduled Cesarean, and/or vaginal deliveries? You bet, we support every unique birth goal.) The last thing we’re there to do is replace a partner or support person (or medical care team!); we enhance their role so you can look back on your experience feeling empowered by the decisions you made together. Let us put our unique, comprehensive and highly effective model of care to work on your behalf. In addition, we offer placenta encapsulation, lactation consulting, postpartum care, and infant sleep consulting when the time comes.

Birth Doula Package

With our all-in-one package, you'll have everything you need.
Provider Care Discussion
We’ll meet with you shortly after we begin working together to discuss your dreams for this pregnancy, your provider choice/birth location and how to best prepare for the amazing journey ahead with different Childbirth Education options.
Unlimited Virtual Support
Text, email, or messenger pigeon, we’ve got your back whenever you need us.
Unlimited Birth Support
From interpreting birth signs to helping with the first feed, your doulas are there with continuous phone support and in-person support at your home and/or birthplace, and up to 2 hours immediately postpartum.
Postpartum Visit
A week or so after your baby arrives, we stop over to see how you’re all doing, reflect on the birth, answer questions, offer referrals and help ease the transition into parenthood.
On Demand Movement Classes
Stay active with unlimited access to our extensive library of on demand movement classes, including prenatal yoga and barre, and one complimentary in-person class.
Preferred Pricing

To take advantage of all Blooma has to offer, doula families receive 15% off select services.

In Minnesota, doulas are not considered medical providers, cannot legally provide diagnostic/procedural codes, and therefore, are not considered “in network” with any insurance companies. Blooma cannot bill insurance; however, we can offer itemized receipts to clients for attempts of reimbursement. 

We recommend calling your provider and getting pre-authorization (and any specific requirements and limits) from your insurance programs ahead of signing the contract, since payment is made at the time of signing the contract and reimbursement is usually pursued after the dates of service are completed.  

Some clients have had success purchasing doula services, Childbirth Education classes and Prenatal massage with their HSA/FSA. We do not work directly with insurance companies, but we are always more than happy to try running these cards. If cards do not process or if you pay out of pocket and are filing for reimbursement with your insurance company, we can provide detailed information and itemized receipts to present.

Blooma’s itemized receipts include dates of service, Blooma’s EIN and your Doula’s name.  If your program requires a Certified Doula, please let us know before signing a contract, so that we may pair you with the right doula team for you. Doulas are not healthcare professionals and therefore cannot include CPT or ICD-10 codes on receipts.

If you are interested in financial assistance, please fill out our application.

What People Are Saying

Know Your Backup (No Surprises)

Once labor begins, it’s crucial that you know who is entering your sacred space. With us, you won’t have any surprises: if there’s any unavoidable conflicts with your primary doula, you’ll have a backup doula who you know, ready to step in and support you.

And they’ll understand you, your family, and your unique preferences and desires. As you approach your guess date, keep your surprises to a minimum and focus on your journey instead – with a backup doula you know.

Meet our Doulas

Our doula team is exceptionally experienced and passionate about helping you, your baby, your partner and family in the most compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental way.
Let our wide array of qualifications and specialties serve you and your family in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Birth Doula FAQ

We always say these conversations could last hours. So much ground to cover, and we’re birth nerds! For this initial ~30 minute meet and greet via Zoom, the goal is to ensure you come away with a clear sense for who we are as doulas and what we offer so you can determine whether we’re a fit for your family.

Your doula will introduce themself and Blooma, then turn it over to you to share more about your pregnancy journey & wishes for your doula and/or birth. We can then answer any questions you have and go over next steps. Following the call, we send you our contract to look over.

No need to formally prepare anything in advance. Although many folks find reading this FAQ helps!

The first suggestion is having them join the consultation to meet us and get a clearer picture of our role (hint: our goal is to make them look good!). If some info ahead of time would be helpful, you could share:

The last thing we’re there to do is take over. The partner/support person – the expert in the birthing person – plays the critical role of connection and building oxytocin. The doula – the expert in birth – offers informational, physical and emotional support in many ways.

Evidence supports that doula care leads to better outcomes. See this article here and highlights below:

  • 15% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average
  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
  • 39% decrease in the risk of Cesarea

The sooner you hire a birth doula the better, but it’s never too late. We’ve been hired at 8 weeks, and we’ve been hired at 38 weeks! We typically are fully booked two to three months in advance, and booking earlier on in the pregnancy allows more time to get to know each other (to support you better), share ideas/resources/love, help you articulate your birth intentions/goals, make sure you’re with a care provider that aligns with those goals, etc.

Yes! See evidence above for doula care : ). Doulas and midwives have different, complementary responsibilities and scopes of practice.

Doulas are trained support professionals who help birthers and support people during pregnancy, birthing time and postpartum with informational, physical and emotional care (see more detail below). Doulas do not have a medical scope of practice. We are available to you 24/7 in pregnancy and provide continuity of care during birth—meaning we are with you continuously from the onset of active labor until 1-2 hours postpartum.

Midwives are trained health professionals who help birthers during pregnancy, birthing time and postpartum with medical care (e.g., monitoring the health of the birther and baby, catching the baby, newborn procedures, etc.).

No. Doulas do not have a medical scope of practice, so a professional care provider – a family practice doctor, an OB or a midwife – needs to be present for the birth.

In Minnesota, doulas are not considered medical providers, cannot legally provide diagnostic/procedural codes, and therefore, are not considered “in network” with any insurance companies. Blooma cannot bill insurance; however, we can offer itemized receipts to clients for attempts of reimbursement.

We recommend calling and getting pre-authorization (and any specific requirements and limits) from your insurance programs ahead of signing the contract, since payment is made at the time of signing the contract and reimbursement is usually pursued after the dates of service are completed.

Some clients have had success purchasing doula services, Childbirth Education classes and Prenatal massage with their HSA/FSA. We do not work directly with insurance companies, but we are always more than happy to try running these cards. If cards do not process or if you pay out of pocket and are filing for reimbursement with your insurance company, we can provide detailed information and itemized receipts to present.

Blooma’s itemized receipts include dates of service, Blooma’s EIN and your Doula’s name. If your program requires a Certified Doula, please let us know before signing a contract, so that we may pair you with the right doula team for you. Doulas are not healthcare professionals and therefore cannot include CPT nor ICD-10 codes on receipts.

If you are interested in financial assistance, please fill out our application here.

We love this question! Blooma was created to provide expecting families with as many wonderful resources and services in one place as possible:

  • Childbirth education
  • Workshops
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Pregnancy centering groups
  • Perinatal bodywork (chiro, massage, energy work, etc.)
  • Community! After birth, we are still here for you in Motherhood Series, Free Moms Groups, Workshops and More 
  • Yoga and barre (bring your own baby yoga and babywearing-friendly barre)
  • New moms groups and lactation support
  • Postnatal bodywork (chiro, massage, energy work, etc.)
  • Placenta encapsulation

Absolutely, yes. We have supported many VBAC clients. We have recommendations spanning mind (e.g., classes/workshops), spirit (e.g., mindfulness, hypnosis), body (e.g., bodywork, prenatal yoga, Spinning Babies) and community (e.g., ICAN), in addition to preparation leading up to your desired birth and in person, tailored support.

We support every type of birth. As your doula, we have no judgment or agenda. Our role is to offer evidence-based information and experience to ensure you know what your choices are, that you know your autonomy and agency, that you understand informed consent.

After your contract is signed, we’re available to you 24/7. We’re here to help you make sure you are working with the right care provider that aligns with your goals, to help you select childbirth education, that you find the best ways to nurture mind/body/spirit in pregnancy, etc. Preferred channel of communication is up to you. We find email best for scheduling and resource sharing, and the text group best for updates after appointments or when birthing time begins. If active labor begins overnight, call if you don’t get a text reply after 5 minutes.

Our first visit is generally around 34-35 weeks (after childbirth education is complete). We use this time to check in, answer questions, discuss wishes, etc. At the second visit (around 36-37 weeks) we check in, go over birthing time, discuss postpartum, etc.

We typically join in active labor, either at the home or birthing location. We are that added layer of support after the birther and support person (if applicable). We stay with you until 1-2+ hours postpartum, as soon as you’re settled in and everyone has a food plan (including babe!).

We’ll then check in via text over the next few days. Within the first week to 10 days, we’ll arrange a time to swing by for a 1-2 hour postpartum visit—to see how you’re doing, answer questions within our scope, provide resources/referrals for support beyond our scope, and hear/process your birth story (if you wish).

Beyond the 1-2 hour postpartum visit described above, we offer postpartum doula care you can book by the hour. Some of our birth doulas also offer limited postpartum doula hours to birth clients, and we also have two dedicated, full-time postpartum doulas. To learn more and set up a consultation, visit this page.

Absolutely! Doula care fills gaps in maternity care, supported by evidence and client testimony showing that doulas lead to better client outcomes. See some of the impressive outcomes data on our all doula services page.

Serving You In The Twin Cities Metro Area

Our service area includes the entire Minneapolis & Saint Paul metro area. A $120 travel fee is added for clients farther than 15 miles from our studio location in South Minneapolis. If you’re unsure if we can support you, please ask about it in your consultation, send us a message or call for confirmation.

How This Works

Let's break it down. This is what the process will look like getting started.

Request A Consultation

Submit a complimentary consultation request. We’ll contact you to arrange a brief chat.

Meet Us (Virtually)

A 30-minute Zoom meeting to review your goals, our approach, and determine if this is a good fit.

Hire Us

Signed, sealed, delivered – and your birth doula journey will begin immediately!

Let Us Support You

We can start communicating immediately via text, email and/or calls.

Let’s Talk

You've made it this far... let's take the next step. Request a short, complimentary initial consultation with us, get your questions answered, and see if this is a good fit for you.

Beyond Doulas: Complete Prenatal Wellness & Support

Elevate your entire pregnancy experience with the most extensive prenatal support offerings in the Twin Cities, from birth classes and prenatal massage to prenatal movement classes (yoga, barre, and kids) and more.