about alicia (she/hers)

"We still turn to each other and say, "What would we have done without Alicia?" As a highly skilled and experienced doula, Alicia is an empowering encourager, an excellent listener, a thoughtful caregiver, a holder of sacred space and a bringer of beauty. She supported us with her intuitive wisdom, lighthearted joy, technical know-how, and deep connection with the human body. Alicia was our advocate as we navigated a surprise hospital birth (due to medical issues) after we'd been planning to deliver at a freestanding birth center. Alicia was with us every step of the way, offering tools and support so that we could have the beautiful, empowering birthing experience we had been dreaming about."

Elaine and Jason

I just hung up a facetime call with my first ever doula-baby who turned 6 this year! Today she showed me how to do funny tricks on my iphone, six years ago she showed me that I’m a doula through and through. I remember feeling like I had won the lottery when I was invited to support their family during her birth. I couldn’t believe I could be so lucky to support something so miraculous!  And today, just about 6 years later and having supported just about 200 births as a doula, I still feel that sense of excitement, humility and awe when invited to support families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. There is simply nothing I can think of that I’d rather be doing.

Hello and welcome! I’m always unsure what you are hoping to discover about me from my bio page, but here’s my best effort in helping you get to know me a little bit. And, you are welcome to set up a free consultation to ask me about any missing information that you would like to know. 

First and foremost, I celebrate LGBTQIA++ individuals and families and identify within this rainbow myself. I strongly believe in reproductive justice, I honor gender as a galaxy, I celebrate all bodies, and I am deeply committed to doing my work in creating an anti-racist, anti-homophobic and anti-transphobic world.

I do not have children of my own. I love using all my energy and care in helping you birth and raise yours! I have dreams of spending half the year bouncing around the world, exploring and traveling, and spending the other half working my doula dream-job here in MN.  For now, I treat myself to a month of travel each year (when there isn’t a pandemic) and then enjoy time spent at home, cuddling up with my dog, Jewel (she’s a boxer pup). I also enjoy reading, going to concerts, practicing Kundalini Yoga, riding my bike and going on long walks in the woods with Jewel. I also admit to spending far too much time marathoning shows on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, and loving it. I’m a sucker for those shows that you are only allowed to watch on one particular site, so I have them all!

I do not only support families as a Birth Doula; I am also a Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist. It brings me so much joy to care for your family during those first several months at home with your new addition(s). I specialize in caring for singlets, multiples and preemies.  I do not believe in a right or wrong way to care for or raise your children. I believe safety comes first, and then YOUR way, and I love getting to help you find your unique way as a family and as individuals.

I have extensive training and experience in birth doula support, postpartum doula support and newborn care. Please see below as most of my trainings and certificates are listed. I have gone as far as Bali, Indonesia to seek education from some of  the best birth workers and midwives in the world and continue to look for these opportunities. Most importantly, I know that I never get to grow complacent. I am constantly shifting and growing from my experiences, as well as, continuing my education so I can be the best provider of care in the various ways I serve my community.

Thank you so much for visiting! I would love to hear from you whether you are interested in my birth services, postpartum or newborn care services, education services or are simply in need of some guidance.

***Thank you Gather Birth Cooperative for the bio photo!

Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Social Science with an emphasis in Public Health, 2002

  • Completed 200 hour Yoga teacher training, 2008

  • Completed Birth Doula training, 2014

  • Completed Prenatal Yoga teacher training, 2014 and BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Yoga teacher training, 2015

  • Completed Birth Doula training, 2015 and Postpartum Doula training, 2018

  • Completed advanced skills training for Birth Keepers in Bali, 2017 with Debra Pascali-Bonaro (of Orgasmic Birth) and Ibu Robin Lim (CNN Hero, Midwife & founder of Bumi Sehat Foundation)

  • Completed Spinning Babies workshop, 2017

  • HypnoBirthing Certified Doula, 2018

  • Hypnobabies Certified Doula, 2018

  • Former member of Queer Birth Project

  • Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator, 2018 Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, 2020

  • Spinning BabiesĀ® Certified Parent Educator, 2019

  • Completed Trans Birthing Workshop with Trystan Reese, 2020

  • Graduated Newborn Care Specialist Training, 2020

  • Completed Advanced Full Spectrum Training, 2021