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Greta Bruckelmyer

LABOR OF LOVE

Hamburg, MN Service range 30 miles primarily work in the s.w. suburbs (Carver, Scott and McLeod counties)

6518295508

Birth Fee

$0 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25

Birth Fee

$0 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25


Birth Doula Experience

13 years and 9 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

13 years and 1 families served


Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 0 to 2 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth education services
  • Military families support
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Fee Details

I believe every mother should have a doula attend her birth. If cost is an issue lets visit and work something out. Postpartum rates, I charge a minimum of $30 for a 1 hour visit and each additional hour is $25. I am also willing to work with anyone on short notice, I do not require a face to face visit although it's always nice.

Hamburg, MN Service range 30 miles primarily work in the s.w. suburbs (Carver, Scott and McLeod counties)

Client Testimonials for Greta Bruckelmyer

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Diana Beltran

1/10/2019

Greta,

You have been a blessing that only God could have sent to our family. Your involvement as I prepared for the delivery and birth of my fourth child will never go unrecognized.
In addition, you also provided tremendous assistance to me during the delivery of my son, in the form of advice/suggestions on means of dealing with the labour pains (contractions), and words of encouragement.

From the moment we met , You gave me the piece of mind and helped me in so many ways. The support and daily encouragement you provided leading towards the special day prepared me mentally and emotionally.

It was a great experience having you there constantly coaching me through the many hours of labour and even supporting me immediately afterwards to get started with breastfeeding.

Thank you again for offering not just comfort but also very practical advice. As a direct result of your support the labour and delivery was less stressful and less physically demanding, I knew that without you,
I could have not done that alone.

Lastly, The day we met I not only met a doula but also a loving mother, a kind friend and a strong women with lots of passion in what you do.

It was the will of God that it happened the way it did and for this I thank you .

Rich and Audrey Amy

8/26/2014

Greta is fantastic! I learned of Greta from my midwife. It gave me a lot of confidence to know that she was thought of highly by my healthcare provider. We planned a natural birth at the hospital and for Greta to meet us there. It is a relief to have an extra person there besides your partner, this was especially true with Greta. She brought a calm presence with her. Greta was very competent and helpful with anticipating what I may need. Everything she did was with kindness and respect. She was a huge support for us during labor and birth. Then after our son was born she was able to take video and photos of us and with our older son. She was always encouraging and has continued to check in with us now and then. If we have another child we will call Greta first to make sure she is available!

Holly Bruckelmyer

4/11/2014

I can't begin to tell you how special my experiences have been with Greta as my doula, but i will do my best to describe these wonderful experiences I have had. First let me start out by saying I am a mother of five which includes a set of twins. I have had Greta as my doula for my last two children, so I am experienced in birthing both with and without her support. My husband at first was not sure about the idea of having Greta attend our fourth childs birth, but after much consideration he decided to give it a try. I personally was always on board to the idea. Let me tell you Greta is not only a major help to you but also to your significant other. She helped my husband feel comfortable with the situation, hes always been a very quiet sit in the chair with scared helpless eyes kind of guy during my delieveries. She knew he was not comfortable with being right in the mix of things if you know what I mean, so she encouraged him in other ways to be involved. This was really special for me because i've always sadly felt sorry for my hubby when I'm in labor because he looked and felt so uncomfortable. With Greta there he felt at ease and useful knowing he had a partner to help him through. As for me alls I can say is what a awesome experience it is to have somethere whos entire focus is you and what you are doing. I'm not one who wants to go all natural or with as little drugs as possible. I'm more the type thats give me what ever you got! Greta respects that and isn't out to change your mind or try to make you do something different. I think a common misconception is that doulas are for those who want to go all natural or try alternative methods, and although I know Greta does support these methods she also supports pain medication intervention.  Plain and simple she's an advocate for ever you want. Its such a blessing to have her involved in our birthing process we can't imagine now doing it with out her!

Sincerley,

Holly B. (mom of five)

Angel Stanley

2/26/2014

I am so glad Greta was a part of my son's birth.  I was hoping for a more natural experience with my second birth, but was very nervous about it.  Just knowing that I would have another woman there with me the whole time helped me feel more confident as I got closer to the birth.  From our first chat on the phone, through our prenatal meeting, labor and birth and our visit after the birth, Greta was so easy to talk to and made me feel special and cared for.  I felt like I had kown her much longer than a few weeks.  She always remained calm and soothing, stayed by my side the whole time and gently offered both verbal and physical support.  She was always encouraging even when I was being a difficult patient.  I am grateful for the support Greta gave before, during and after birth and would invite her to another birth in a heartbeat!  

Heidi Berquist Peck

12/16/2013

Greta is such a loving compassionate person.  I felt very comfortable and reassured by her presence.  She was very attentive and was able to support me and my husband during this difficult labor.  Greta was like an angel moving gracefully throughout the space of my delivery room providing options and suggestions which made me feel more comfortable.  After my complicated cesarean delivery Greta cuddled and held my baby and spent time with him in the intensive care unit which made me feel so relieved because I knew I could sleep and I knew my baby was not alone. 

While I remained in the hospital a few days Greta went to my home and prepared wonderful frozen meals for me and cleaned my house.  WHAT A GIFT!!!! When I arrived home, my focus was on my son, rather than worrying about taking care of less important tasks.   Greta is a wonderful cook and makes wonderful pasties.

If you are looking for a doula you will not be disappointed by choosing Greta.  She is professional, personable and is truly their for you. 

  

 

Mary Bruckelmyer

11/14/2013

Greta was enthusiastic and a great person to share our birth with. She was very respectful of my relationship with my husband and gave us plenty of space. I really felt like she was willing to do anything to help relieve my discomfort. She was non judgemental when I chose an epidural for my induced birth and she made me and our family feel special. I wouldnt hesitate to have her at any of my future births. 

Jessica Johnson

11/14/2013

To say that Greta was amazing would be an understatement... she was absolutely the most important part of my birth plan.  I don't know how women go through labor and delivery without a Greta by their side.  She came in right away with confidence and kindness that allowed to me to trust her and follow her through the process.  She anticipated my needs before I was even aware of them.  Her knowledge of the process and experience from my perspective was incredible.  Greta, this woman I barely knew before I had my son, came into my life for one of the scariest, most beautiful moments I've ever been through, and took care of and encouraged me in such an intuitive and loving way.  She now knows me better than some of my closest friends and family.  If I ever have another little one, I can only hope that I will be lucky enough to Greta by my side. 

Birth Availability for Greta Bruckelmyer

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Postpartum Availability for Greta Bruckelmyer

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