About

photo credit: Margaret Mckinley Owens

The Childbirth Collective was conceived in the early 90s. A group of dedicated women recognized the value of labor support and doula care and formed the Childbirth Collective. Today the Twin Cities metro area has the highest doula attended birth rates in the United States. Our mission is to enhance the childbearing year by promoting doula support, advocating evidenced based care and providing accessible education based on the wellness model of maternity care.

We are a collective of birth professionals who support women and families during the childbearing year. Perhaps you are looking for a birth doula, midwife, birth photographer, massage therapist or a postpartum doula. The Childbirth Collective is the place to connect with a growing and passionate community that cares about how you birth.

Maybe you are a new doula, want to learn how to become a doula, or are a birth professional who offers support to families who are growing their families. The Childbirth Collective is the place for you too.

Our mission is executed by educating families and the community about the role of the doula, providing on going education for doulas, and helping families connect with doulas in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.

The best place to get to know us is at one of our several Parent Topic Nights offered around the Twin Cities.

We have endorsed the CIMS mother-friendly childbirth initiative. Please take the time to read this important document.

Since our humble beginnings in the early 90s we have grown to be a vibrant thriving birth community. We are the “go to” place for families to learn about normal birth and evidence based care.

The Childbirth Collective is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.

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