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 Meet the Professional Nights 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