Welcome

Thank you for considering Brainerd Lakes Doulas for your upcoming birth.  We are excited to work with you as you prepare for your new adventure.  Doulas are trained birth professionals that  provide physical comfort, emotional and informational support, and continuous care during labor and the birth process. As Doulas we do not perform clinical or medical tasks or make decisions for you. Rather, we look forward to empowering you in your birth planning and decision making.  We trust and believe that the birth process and a woman’s innate awareness about her body are God’s design, and therefore we approach labor and birth with patience and flexibility.

To learn more about our services or to schedule a client interview please contact us:

Elaine Nesheim      eswitzerdoula@gmail.com 763.229.7407

Kathy Gaalswyk   kathygaalswyk@gmail.com 218.820.2138

SPECIAL NOTE: Brainerd Lakes Doulas is still in business! While life has changed for all of us during this COVID-19 outbreak, we are eager to continue to serve our Doula clients. We welcome the opportunity to do virtual client interviews, prenatal and birth planning meetings. With appropriate precautions, we will support your labor at home, attend births in the birth centers and hospitals that allow Doulas, and attend midwife assisted home births. Please contact us with questions.

For excellent information about COVID-19 and the birth world check out:  https://evidencebasedbirth.com/covid19/