The Childbirth Collective was conceived in the early 90s. A group of dedicated people 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 pregnancy care.

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

Maybe you are a new doula, want to learn how to become a doula, or are a birth professional who offers support to people who are growing families. Are you a birth professional looking for continuing educational (CEUs) opportunities? The Childbirth Collective is the place for you, too.

photo credit: Margaret Mckinley Owens

The best place to get to know us is at one of our several Childbirth Collective Meet & Greets offered around the Twin Cities (virtually at this time due to COVID-19).

We have endorsed the CIMS mother-friendly childbirth initiative (note gendered language use). 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 pregnant people and families to learn about normal birth and evidence-based care.

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


Current Doula Status of Twin Cities Hospitals during Covid-19