Doulas that are with you through each step.

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"I cannot praise Steph highly enough. She clearly loves and is exemplary in her job."

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Complete Childbirth Education

Steph Holthus is excited to be bringing this premier, all inclusive class to your area.  She taught The Bradley Method® for five years in southern MN.  The Green Stork believes in the sanctity of birth. Knowledge is power.   We value and treasure birth as a natural process.  In this complete childbirth ed. course you will learn, in detail,  everything you and your partner need to know in order to trust your body, and relinquish any fears.  We will cover the stages of labor.  How to stay healthy and low risk.  You will learn when it’s time to go to the hospital, birth center, or call the midwives.  This course was designed to cover all of your questions regarding coping techniques and pain medication.  We discuss cesarean and inductions.   Together we will form a birth plan.  We will have time to discuss what’s on your mind and cover any questions that you might have. Class is taught in St. Peter, MN.  The schedule and registration can be found here.


What is a doula?

The word doula means “mothering the mother” or “to serve”. I serve and support expectant women, their partners and families with the emotional and physical aspects of childbirth.  Stephanie works with you and your partner to help you have the best birth possible, whether in the hospital or at home, with or without pain medication. A doula is needed to continuously support you and your partners birthing desires.  Click here to learn more about The Green Storks premier doula support packages.


Why should I consume my placenta?

It is believed that consuming your placenta after birth can help to balance hormones, replenish depleted iron stores, reduce postpartum bleeding, and increase milk production.

Many people refer to their encapsulated placenta as “happy pills.’ Placenta is high in vitamin B6, and is believed to help prevent postpartum depression, increase energy levels, and even increase libido. More information on encapsulation here.

While you prepare and learn how to give birth. The Green Stork will provide a space that is open and free of judgement for both you and your partner. Supporting you through your experience every step of the way, from your education to labor and birth. You are sure to feel confident in your choices, knowledgeable in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.  Register for classes in Southern Minnesota today or contact us to set up your complimentary “get acquainted” meeting.