Erica Is My Doula

I’m Erica!

Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am a DONA trained birth doula and would love to work with you during this incredible time in your life. I look forward to connecting with you and embarking on this deeply personal journey alongside you!

I was a chemical dependency counselor for the past 15 years. As a counselor, many people have trusted me with their unique stories of heartbreak, trauma, strength, triumph and success. I know the importance of supporting others no matter their circumstances in life. In February 2022, I decided it was time for a change in careers. By working as a doula, I still get to work with people, have connections with others, and I get to support them, just in a different capacity! I enjoy people, I love getting to know others, and I am a natural born caretaker. It is incredibly important that you feel heard, advocated for and be able to process benefits and risks.

If you have a partner, no partner, or unsure if you have a partner, I would be honored to be by your side to guide and help you during this eventful, exciting, overwhelming and unknown journey! Pregnancy and birth are such cherished times, and my goal is to make you as comfortable and heard as possible.

I am also a certified postpartum doula.  I received my certification through Modern Doula Education in July 2022.  It would be my honor to work with your growing family during the fourth trimester.  12 weeks after birth (postpartum) can be difficult to navigate, and I would be pleased to help your family during this time.

My Services

Your birth story is YOURS! Unfortunately, as humans, we compare ourselves to others in many different ways, but hopefully, whatever your birth may look like, you can embrace it and OWN it! As your doula, I hope you will feel supported, heard, and cared for. I want you to feel proud to say, Erica Is My Doula. Trust yourself and trust your body, you are more powerful than you think!

I live in Shakopee, MN, with my husband and our two children. Our daughter is 9 years old and started 4th grade this year.  She is creative, caring, loves to play soccer and is a wonderful big sister. Our son is 7 years old and started 1st grade this year. He also loves soccer, all things sports, is great at cuddling and has unlimited amounts of energy.

I enjoy dance parties in our living room, being silly with my kids, watching all types of game shows, going to Vegas, going out to eat, watching football, especially my MN Vikings (even though they let us down time and time again), playing frisbee and spending time with people I love!


- DONA International approved training September 2021
- DONA International approved Childbirth Education Class September 2021
- Mama Wise Breastfeeding/Chest Feeding (DONA approved) for Doulas class October 2021
- Modern Doula Education, Postpartum Doula Certification, certified July 2022
- Methodist Hospital Birth Center Doula Volunteer, May 2022 - Dec 2022
- Spinning Babies Workshop, September 2022
- Red Cross Responder Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Training, September 2022
- VBAC Prep Workshop, September 2022

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