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Stephanie Ortmeier CD(DONA), CST, CLEC

Your Happy Birth

Website: Http://

Phone: (651) 235-3288

Birth Fee: $1200

Fee Details: This also includes a cranio sacral therapy session for mom and baby!

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 40 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2011
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Sacred Birth - Certified Birth Journey Instructor
  • Sacred Pregnancy Instructor

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (University of California San Diego)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Cranio Sacral Therapist, Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies Doula

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer birth doula at Woodwinds Hospital

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Stephanie Ortmeier CD(DONA), CST, CLEC

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Gretchen Enninga

My husband and I hired Stephanie as our Doula for the birth of our first child based on a recommendation from our midwife. Up until the birth, we were not fully convinced that we truly needed a Doula since we had two midwifes who would be assisting with our homebirth but we thought it couldn't hurt to have that extra support. 

We met with Stephanie several times prior to the birth to discuss our desires for the birth, practice comfort meausures for labor and do a craniosacral treatment.

We can absolutely say that our birth experience would have been much more difficult without Stephanie there! There is a chance I would have given up completely had she not been there. She knew exactly what to say at every moment to encourage me and coach me. Not only that but her training/background allowed her to minimize /manage pain by working on certain pressure points. Her touch was precise and effective in reducing pain and empowering me. Her calm/cool demeaner made me feel calm/cool too so I could focus on delivering our healthy baby.

Once our baby boy arrived and he had nursed for the first time,Stephanie massaged baby and made sure his palette was ready for successful future nursingings. 

We would highly recommend Stephanie to any couple planning for a birth in any setting.

Thank you, Stephanie! 

Gretchen & Simon in Eden Prairie

Posted 1/7/2016

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daesha more

Stephanie was a huge help during my pregnancy and delivery of my second son. She gave me helpful tips for relieving aches and pains that I had not experienced the first time around. With my first son, I broke my tailbone during delivery and wanted to avoid that this time. Stephanie had great techniques for preparing my spine before labor and used gentle touch during labor. I was able to deliver in an upright position and did not injure my tailbone!
During labor she was a calm presence and performed gentle massage for me every time I stopped walking. She quietly reminded me to listen to my body when the nurse was telling me to push.
Stephanie was a wonderful doula and my family is very lucky to have had her support. I highly recommend her!

Posted 4/23/2013

Birth Availability for Stephanie Ortmeier CD(DONA), CST, CLEC

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