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Doula

As your doula we make it our objective to work as a team with your partner to continuously support you as you go on this journey growing your family.  Your desires and wishes are the utmost importance to us.  Our job is to assist you in a sacred, safe, satisfying labor and birth just as YOU want it.  Our top priority is you.  It matters to us that you feel cared for and empowered through out this experience.
~Steph Holthus

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Evidence has shown

  • 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
  • 28% decrease in the risk of C-section
  • 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
  • 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
  • 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
  • 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
  • statistics from The Evidence for Doulas

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“Once again, THANK YOU so very, very, very much for all that you did to prepare and welcome our little ones to our arms!  I cannot say enough times how lost we would have been with out your great teaching the Bradley Method AND your amazing, calming, beautiful help as our Douala!!  You made it all to be the best it could possibly be!!  Thank you!!  I will be forever grateful for you!  Always know how invaluable you are to us and so many others!!”  Much love-Elissa & Jeremy

Stephanie is currently serving a 90 mile radius from Janesville, MN.    This includes, but is not limited to these areas; Waseca, Faribault, Prior Lake, Mankato, Northfield, Farmington, North Mankato, Albert Lea, Chaska, St. Peter, Owatonna, New Ulm, Lakeville, Shakopee, Austin, St. Paul, Minneapolis,  Lake Elysian, Smiths Mill, Madison Lake, Elysian, Greenland, Alma City, Saint Clair, New Richland, Marysburg, Waterville, Eagle Lake, Saint Mary, Amboy, Pemberton, Palmer, Fairmont, Gaylord, Le Center, St. James, Windom, Elko, Mapleton, Eagan, Jordan, Rochester, Kasson, Byron, Eyota.  A travel fee may be applicable to clients outside a 60 mile radius.

“My wife deeply appreciate the caring and personal service that Steph provided for our growing family. I have been through childbirth five times with my wife, two of them home births, and I have seen a range of personalities among the doulas, midwives, nurses, and doctors who have hepled us. Steph is simply extraordinary. She took the time to get to know us, she provided the support we desired, but she also knew when to withdraw into the sidelines and let my wife’s labor take its natural course. As a husband who has completed Bradley training for husband-coached childbirth, I wanted to be as hands on as possible, but the fact of the matter is that one person can only do so much. I would recommend to other husbands that money spent on a doula is well spent, since it always helps to have another set of hands to refill a water bottle or massage a laboring mother’s back or handle any of the thousand other little things that come up along the way. Steph did all of these things and more, always with a sense of calm and gentle encouragement.” Ryan MacPherson (2014)