Your pregnancy. Your parenthood. Your voice.
I was born, raised, and currently still reside in Chisago City Minnesota which I love as most of my family has migrated to this area. I draw upon a lifetime of caregiving experience. Years of experience as a certified nursing assistant , along with my passion for providing care and support, lead me to become a doula. Never did I think in a million years that this would be my path but I started this journey in September 2015 and have not looked back! I am a very passionate person and love learning everything about birth, postpartum, and placenta encapsulation. I have a deep passion to help women and their families navigate their way through birth and the postpartum time. I couldn't have asked for a better job EVER! DOULAS ROCK!
I've been providing doula care for 15 years for all types of families and in many birthing environments. I'm a DONA-trained doula serving the Twin Cities area from my home in Eagan.
I believe that every mother and her family deserve a pregnancy and birth experience that is true to them. Expecting families are presented with so many rules to follow, so many standards to meet, and so much advice to absorb that they often lose their own identity. My desire as a doula is not to provide the "right" rules or the golden standard, but instead to help your family find its voice and champion that voice throughout your experience.
Jess & Megan also curate the items for the Expecting Minnesota subscription box. It's with you from the beginning all the way through the first three months with your new baby! Jess & Megan include their advice, community resources, interviews with local moms and service providers, and of course wonderful items for mom. Learn more at expectingmn.com!
Your family has a singular identity, and that comes with unique needs. Our goal is to help guide your family toward its new identity with care that is equally singular. No matter the shape of your family, your past experiences, your cultural character or expressions of faith - our wish is to strengthen that distinctiveness and build on it to make your experience peaceful and fulfilling.
Blue Lotus is a partnership - we provide care together, allowing us to shape things the way they fit for you. You can also be assured that care is available with the backup and flexibility our arrangement provides.
It's important to note that our support extends to your whole family - not only the expecting mother, but also her partner(s), other children, or anyone else you call kith and kin.
To help shape up a practical view of what the services look like, we've put together an average service breakdown - most of our clients choose a mix and match version of the services listed below.
Being pregnant is an important part of having a baby! Whether you'd like help getting prepared, managing your expectations, or just enjoying the special time, we're available for support. Our prenatal services include:
For four weeks around your estimated delivery date, we're on call around-the-clock in anticipation of your baby's arrival. When the time arrives, we'll be there to provide:
Births can be full of surprises, which is why we love working as a doula partnership. Regardless of the circumstances of your birth, one or both of us will be with you through the whole process and all its twists and turns. We don't believe in putting time limits or other conditions on this care - we want your family to be confident that our participation and support will always be available.
Adjusting to your family's new identity is as momentous as the birth itself. Many families find comfort and help in continued support through postpartum doula care. Those services include:
It is our belief that all families - no matter their economic standing - deserve a doula. Special pricing, payment arrangements, or other considerations can be made.
Our birth doula support pacakage includes all of the "during birth" services listed above, as well as 8 hours of non-labor support (prenatal or postpartum).
Additional postpartum support, including all of the services listed, can be purchased at an hourly rate.
Placenta encapsulation is the procedure of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby, and processing it to be placed into capsules for her to ingest as she sees fit. The ingestion of the placenta, known as placentophagy, reintroduces beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to the mother’s body following labor and birth. To esnure integirty, placentas are processed by our doulas, individually, and by hand.
Let us know how to reach you, and one of us will follow up about how we can help. We're excited to hear from you!