Birth doula support, birth photography, and more in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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A different kind of birth team.

 

Your unique birth deserves a different kind of birth team.

You’ve taken care of the details: attended childbirth classes, curated the baby registry, and styled the nursery. Now it’s time to choose the perfect birth team.

Whether you’re transitioning to parenthood for the first time or you’ve been down this path before, the birth of your baby sets the tone for this new phase of life. Ensuring a positive and fun birth experience isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

That’s where we come in. You deserve to work with a team of birth professionals who’ll support you along the journey, and capture the raw and beautiful moments throughout.

 

 

Our Experience in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Beyond

The Gather Birth Cooperative approach is truly something special. After all, where else in the Twin Cities can you find a group of four passionate birth workers, each a trained doula and professional photographer, working together as a truly collaborative team so we can better serve you comprehensively during the prenatal, birth, and postpartum times? We've attended more than 275 births, photographed over 150 birth stories, and have a combined 30 years of professional photography experience. One more priceless benefit: our team-centered model means we’re available to you 365 days a year, no exceptions. Someone you trust - someone experienced - someone who knows your story - will be with you as you experience some of the most raw and astonishing moments of your life.


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Your Gather Birth Photographers

As birth photographers, we view it as an honor to bear witness to your birth day. We recognize the power of documentary photography in preserving memories and aim to capture your story with the honesty and respect it deserves. We acknowledge that your story is unique, powerful, and ever-changing. We work respectfully alongside your care team as we document both the quiet and intense moments as you bring your child into the world. We know our cameras inside and out and believe that birth photography is a true art form - one that can only be guided by true expertise.

More questions about our birth photography packages? Explore our FAQs here.

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Your Gather Birth Doulas

As doulas, we recognize that supporting families throughout the prenatal, birth and postpartum process is never a one-size-fits-all endeavor. We are committed to working collaboratively to empower you, advocate for you, and help you achieve the birth of your dreams. We believe in the power of expertise, continuing education and evidence-based practice. We aim to find the perfect balance of emotional and physical support and know that we’re infinitely fortunate to be the hands you hold as you welcome your baby into this world.

More questions about our birth doula support packages? Explore our FAQs here.

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Meet Your Minneapolis and St. Paul Doulas and Birth Photographers

Supporting you along the way with empowering evidence-based care, exquisite documentary-style photography and a deep appreciation for the incredible diversity found among the many expecting families in Minnesota is foundational to our mission.

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Contact Your Minnesota Birth Doulas and Photographers Today

 

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Kind Words from Our Clients

Emily was a true gift to our family. Her talent for capturing this incredible experience was only matched by her kind and attentive heart; she made us all feel safe, taken care of and celebrated. She had a beautiful balance of giving us space and room and being there just when we needed her. And the pictures, they are stunning and beautiful and take my breath away still. They capture all of the emotion of that day and the beauty and the love between all of us who were there.

— Nicole (Mercy)

I felt so heard by Gina and supported in each and every decision. I’m a little shy and of course birth brings up some pretty gnarly physical stuff- Gina made me feel comfortable just purely through the energy she can’t help but exude. She helped my husband be a great birth partner, and she sat with me through some very emotional and scary moments when things didn’t go as initially planned.

— Kelsey (Abbot’s Mother Baby Center)

Brooke seemed to know exactly what we needed at any given moment and was able to provide those things for us. Her calming, grounding energy/presence was so wonderful. We were lucky to have a no-intervention birth that followed our desired plan to a T, but I feel that Brooke’s presence and knowledge would have helped us handle any curveballs with grace. She is absolutely lovely and we’d use her again in a heartbeat.

— Allison (Southdale)

It was so EASY to work with Meredith. She is a gift, a calm presence. It’s always a little overwhelming to think of having people you don’t really know present during such a sacred and personal experience but Meredith brought such peace and I felt comfortable with her immediately. She never made it awkward, overwhelming, or overbearing. Meredith was encouraging and a perfect presence in my birth space.

— Annie (Health Foundations)