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Meredith Kramer | Full Spectrum DONA-trained Birth and Postpartum Doula

Lifespan Doula Services

Minneapolis, MN Service range 45 miles Virtual support is available for hospital births not currently allowing in-person doula support.

6122259433

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Birth Fee

$200 to $400

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25

Availability Remarks: I am a volunteer with Twin Cities Doula Project to gain birthwork experience as I work toward DONA certification and hope to soon begin taking on paying clients.

Birth Fee

$200 to $400

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $25


Birth Doula Experience

1 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years


Doula Training

  • DONA International, November 2019
  • DONA International, December 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 6

Postpartum limits/restrictions: For Postpartum care, I do not do overnights (morning/afternoon availability only) and do not take clients who allow smoking in their home. My goal as a doula is to provide compassionate, non-judgmental care by way of: a) physical, b) emotional, and c) informational support. I seek to respect and honor my clients’ wishes and inner wisdom. I am a full-spectrum doula, supporting birthing people through all outcomes and choices. I want to help you have the birth and postpartum experience that YOU want!

Attends hospital births? No Hospitals
Hospitals in MN are currently restricting births to a partner only.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
I attend home births for clients planning midwife-assisted deliveries. My liability insurance does not permit me to attend unassisted home births (i.e., home births without a medical provider in attendance).


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Miscarriage support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I graduated from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Family Studies and Psychology. I spent six years working in corporate Human Resources for various companies in the Twin Cities before changing careers. For the past two years, I’ve been a full-time student and worked part-time as a Health Unit Coordinator/Medical Support Assistant at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. I’m currently pursuing a career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), licensed in the State of Minnesota. Before leaving my HR career, I spent about 100 hours volunteering at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Last summer, I began working part-time at a group home and adult day program for adults with developmental disabilities. I also volunteer with Allina Health Hospice and Palliative Care. In Spring 2020, I started a new volunteer position as a doula with Twin Cities Doula Project.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Fees are collected in two parts. For Birth Doula clients: 1) 50% deposit upon hire; 2) balance upon 37 weeks. For Postpartum Doula clients: 1) 50% deposit upon hire; 2) balance before first visit. A sliding scale and flexible payment plans are available upon request. Please feel free to call or email me to find out more about my services and prices. Consultations (via phone, FaceTime, or Skype) are always free.

Minneapolis, MN Service range 45 miles Virtual support is available for hospital births not currently allowing in-person doula support.

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Birth Availability for Meredith Kramer | Full Spectrum DONA-trained Birth and Postpartum Doula

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