How can I get involved or support doulas?

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of organizations in Minnesota that offer birth support or are advocating for doula policy.

Ahavah BirthWorks

Ahavah BirthWorks in North Minneapolis provides culturally congruent pregnancy and birth support to high-risk parents and their families. Led by executive director Clara Sharp, the organization primarily focuses on the African American community.

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Birth Equity Community Council (BECC)

The Ramsey County Birth Equity Community Council (BECC) is committed to reducing disparities. BECC uses community engagement to prioritize needs. In the past this led to the creation of the Doulas for Dads program, which trained 10 men to be perinatal educators. The council meets frequently, and BECC will be organizing around doula policy in the future. For more information or to get involved, email

Birth Revolution

Founded by Nadine Ashby, Birth Revolution is an anti-racist doula training that will focus on the experiences of BIPOC and LGBTQ birthing people.

Everyday Miracles

Everyday Miracles is a nonprofit based in Minneapolis that aims to improve birth outcomes and reduce health disparities. It connects doulas to pregnant individuals, regardless of income. The organization offers childbirth education, breastfeeding and parenting classes and helps people get access to no- to low-cost car seats and breast pumps.

In partnership with Hennepin Healthcare and Hennepin County Medical Center, Everyday Miracles also offers on-call doula support.

Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP)

The Minnesota Prison Doula Project provides pregnancy and parenting support to people who are incarcerated. (In 2014, Minnesota legislators passed a law stating that incarcerated individuals must be allowed to have a doula.)

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Ninde Doulas (Division of Indian Work)

Founded about six years ago by a group of mostly Indigenous women, the Ninde Doulas program has trained around 20 BIPOC doulas that have served more than 40 mothers. With grant funding from the City of Minneapolis, Ninde will continue its efforts to serve the BIPOC community.

Twin Cities Doula Project

The Twin Cities Doula Project runs a volunteer on-call doula program in the Twin Cities.

Multiple birth centers, including Roots Community Birth Center and the Minnesota Birth Center, also offer doula services.

Last updated: Jan. 7, 2021

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