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The Birth Community

serving Central MN


Tel: 320-634-6224

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Are you a doula serving the St. Cloud and central MN area? Please consider membership to get listed below!

Agency Owner - Paula Roufs

est. May 2012

paula@thebirthcommunity.com | 320-310-2627

We love empowering women and their partners through the entire process of birth! Whether you choose pain medication or not, induction or spontaneous labor, it is our belief that your choices should be informed and respected. We are very passionate about you being the decision-maker in your childbirth experience. As a witness, a doula is there to protect your sacred space and encourage you to achieve the birth experience you desire. Please contact us to schedule a free interview where you (and your partner) can ask questions and get to know Paula, Maggie, or Anna better!


Education: Certified Doula with DONA International, Spinning Babies Parent Educator, CST

Melissa Kosloski


Est. January 2014

melissa@swellbirth.com | 320-200-9144

My name is Melissa Kosloski, and I am a certified childbirth education instructor with Birth Boot Camp, as well as a birth doula in St. Cloud, MN. I am passionate about all things pregnancy and birth, and I'd love to help you navigate this exciting time in your life. Take some time to check out the services I offer. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to serving your family!


Education: BA, Certified Birth Boot Camp Instructor (BBCI) and BBC Doula

Doula Mae Birth Services

Est. June 2016

doulamaeservices@gmail.com | 763-498-1098

Hello and congratulations on your growing family! My name is Samantha. I am from Big Lake, MN and happily serve the surrounding 50+ miles. My passion for helping others began at a very young age and I'm excited to be following my dream of supporting families during one of the most memorable experiences of their lives. As a birth professional I strive to offer evidence based education, unbiased support, and confidence to empower you throughout your journey into parenthood! I LOVE answering questions so please feel free to reach out or schedule a complimentary, obligation free meet-and-greet.

Training: Certified DONA International Birth Doula, ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor, IPPA Trained Placenta Encapsulator, Birth Boot Camp Instructor (BBCI), Safe Kids Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Trained Hypno-Doula

Oola Doulas of MN

Rachelle Wirtzfeld and Erin VanderMey

est. Dec 2015

ooladoulasmn@gmail.com | 320-282-4910

Choosing someone to be a member of your birth team is a big deal. Your doula should be someone you connect with and feel safe with. You need to be heard and feel supported during this intimate time. The Oola Doulas would love to be this person for you and look forward to an interview to see if we can be that integral, seamless fit for you,  your partner and baby.


Education: LPN, in-training with DONA

Sundee Kuechle and Kateri Kormann

Est. 2009

tinycrowdoulas@gmail.com | 612-251-3386

Kateri and Sundee are birth and postpartum doulas residing in the Litchfield area and serving Central Minnesota. We have 20 combined years of experience in the birthing world. Our passion for moms, babies, and families is deeply rooted in the belief that everyone deserves to be supported at the most intimate and life-changing time in one’s life.

Training: Kateri - BA, CD (DONA), Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher; Sundee - BA, trained doula, Spanish-speaking

Elaine Switzer

est. 2013

eswitzerdoula@gmail.com | 763-229-7407

I live with my husband in Central Minnesota and I have 3 adult kids that were natural births in a hospital with midwives. I'm very interested in healthy foods, natural medicine and living life simply. As a doula, I get to help women do the important work of having their babies in the way that best suits them and their families. I've been told that I bring encouragement and peace to my work. My experience includes working with doctors, nurses and midwives at birth centers, hospitals and home births.


Training: DONA Birth Doula Certification, CLC through Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice/Healthy Children Project, Evidence Based Birth Instructor Training, and MN Prison Doula Project Training

Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Educator

Est. 2017
deirdremdoula@gmail.com | 763-333-4184

Welcome birthing families! I’m Deirdre and I was inspired during my pregnancy to learn about all things birth. I attended classes, read books, talked with doulas and midwives, toured birth facilities and interviewed doctors. I realized how much I enjoyed talking to others about birth and learning from every mother’s personal story. I provide continuous guidance, encouragement, and support to your family throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I’m overjoyed to have found my calling as a passionate, positive birth Doula and educator! I am committed to your journey, your birth, your choices and your family. My most cherished time is spent with my husband and son. We listen to music, enjoy good food and laugh often.

Training/Education: DONA doula certification in process, HypnoBirthing® Certified Educator

I am a wife and mother of 6 beautiful babies so far. I am always so honored to be a part of a family's journey.


Education: Masters in Parent & Family education, Childbirth International Doula training, Your Birth Experience Childbirth Education training

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