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Megan Edgington, CD(DONA), LCCE & Lisa Willms, CD(DONA)

The Red Tent Women

Website: https://www.theredtentwomen.com

Phone: (262) 492-5044

Birth Fee: $1100 to $1500

Fee Details: The Red Tent Women. Lisa & Meg share an on call schedule to offer you the best possible birth support. Birth Doula services are $1500. We are able to accept HSA/FSA, as well as sliding scale to those who qualify. Other services include placenta encapsulation and childbirth education. Next class starts October 7th. www.theredtentwomen.com/classes for more details.

Birth Doula Experience: 5 years and 264 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula
  • HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2014
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Willow Birth Center in SLP, Roots Community Birth Center in N Mpls, both MN Birth Center locations, & Health Foundations
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Homebirth families have a special place in my heart. With the support of a knowledgable & experienced midwife(ves), homebirth can be a truly wonderful & beautiful experience!

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International
  • Completed the Bradley Method Childbirth Series

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator, attended SpinningBabies workshop with Gail Tully, HypnoBirthing Doula

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the Childbirth Collective

Languages spoken: English

Certifications for Megan Edgington, CD(DONA), LCCE & Lisa Willms, CD(DONA)

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Client Testimonials for Megan Edgington, CD(DONA), LCCE & Lisa Willms, CD(DONA)

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Christina Bussler

We are so glad we picked Megan to be our doula for the birth of our second baby. In our prenatal meetings she asked great questions to get to know us, our strengths and weaknesses, what we wanted out of the birth, and what we wanted her role to be. The birth itself was a longer one and emotionally challenging for me. Megan stuck with us the whole time and was so patient, supportive and encouraging. She even stayed after to make me food and do our dishes! If you are looking for a calm, compassionate and positive doula to walk with you on your birth journey, hire Megan! You won't regret it I promise. 

Posted 4/10/2018

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Nicole Fimmen

Megan was an incredible doula. She will put you at ease. This was our second baby. I wasn't sure we needed a doula. I decided to at least meet with Megan. I did and immediately knew we wanted to work with her. Megan's calm yet confident demanor was just what we needed. 

My first baby was a c-section and I was determined to have a VBAC. Megan fully supported our decision. I know anything can happen and that another c-section was a possibility. Towards the end of the labor, I was exhausted and starting to doubt myself. With Megan's support (and of course my husbands), I was able to have a VBAC. I don't know if I would have been able to do it with out her. Megan is very knowledgeable. We had to try a few different things to get the baby into a better position. Knowing Megan believed in me, I was able to believe in myself.  

Hopefully we will have more babies and we can't imagine not having Megan with us next time! 

 

Posted 10/24/2017

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Emily Newhall

Megan was a wonderful doula, comforting and calm yet decisive and strong when necessary.

We met with her a few times before the birth, and she provided helpful advice, as well as some stretches and exercises to keep me and the baby comfortable.

My daughter's birth began with an induction at almost 42 weeks, followed by a long labor. Megan was there to provide advice, keep me comfortable, suggest and move me into lots of different labor positions, relieve my husband so he could take short breaks, and provide aromatherapy to ease my nausea. We were both very glad we chose to have a doula with us during the labor and birth.

Megan also visited our family after the birth to provide a few lactation tips and help me embrace my birth story. My daugher's now a healthy, happy one year old.

Posted 3/6/2017

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Briana Kreidler

My husband and I feel so thankful for the support that we received from Megan Edgington before, during and after the birth of our son.  The time that she spent with us before he was born truly took my anxiety about the birth process away.  She has a calming presence about her that makes you feel safe and heard when it comes to the hopes you have for your birthing experience.  During my long labor, Megan's words and encouragement empowered me and made me feel strong and capable.  She supported me both physically and mentally and she worked along side my husband so that he could be connected with me throughout our experience. She also took photos during the labor and birth of our son that we will cherish forever. My postpartum experience was tough in the beginning and Megan was there with empathy and encouragement.  She was a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on (literally). We am forever thankful to Megan for the TLC we received from her and we would highly recommend her to anyone that is seeking support, empowerment and encouragement throughout their birthing experience. 

Posted 4/28/2016

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Erin VanHattum

My husband and I were expecting our first child in December 2015. We were hoping to have a natural birth in the hospital setting. At the suggestion of our midwife, we sought out Megan to be our birth doula and we are so happy we did! We met with Megan several times before birth. She helped us create a birth plan and get mentally prepared for delivery and postpartum life. When our guess date came and went with no sign of baby arriving anytime soon, Megan went above and beyond to provide me with the extra support and encouragement that I needed to get through that mentally challenging time. When our little guy did finally decide to make his arrival, Megan provided us with incredible physical and emotional support during labor. She provided me with words of encouragement and massaged my neck and shoulders to help me relax during contractions. She also encouraged my husband to take care of his needs during our labor and stayed by my side so that he could step out from time to time. Megan is an absolutely lovely person and we felt so comfortable working with her. Her precense was so calming and I cannot imagine our birth without her! 

Posted 2/24/2016

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AnastasiaandDanny Walter

How could we have ever done this without Megan?!?!  After attending prenatal classes both at our hospital and through the Childbirth Collective, we decided that we needed the support of a Doula to help us through our delivery.

Megan's two prenatal visits not only answered a lot of our questions but made us feel more at ease.  When it was discovered at 35 weeks that our baby was breech, Megan volunteered her time outside of the standard appointments to help us with flipping techniques, took us to a pool to help with water flipping, recommended an accupuncturist and even attended our ECV (External Cephalic Version) procedure.  She truly went above and beyond in every way to help us!

When the time came and our baby was still breech, Megan came to the hospital at 3:00am to support us through the surgery.  While it's commonly known that Doula's provide support during long and strenuous labor, she was invaluable during our C-Section.  While Dad was with baby, Megan stated with Mom the whole time and provided amazing emotional support!

After we arrived home from the hospital, Megan checked in by visiting, through texts and e-mails and was always available.  She provided books, advice and other resources to help the new parents settle into life at home with a newborn.  

Megan is caring, knowledgable, down-to-earth and an all around wonderful person!  We highly recommend you allow Megan into your lives during this special time!

Posted 5/11/2015

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Claire Elizabeth Tschann

Megan was our doula for the birth of our baby girl in January 2015. We couldn't be happier or more thankful that she was there supporting us! 

Megan was the first doula we met with and from that initial meeting, I knew we had found the perfect match for us! We met a couple times within the last few months of my guess date at our home. Megan is a great listener and so kind, but also such a supportive and encouraging person to have as we navigated the world of pregnancy and labor. After every meeting, my husband and I talked about how excited we were to have her hleping us, but also how much her support and guidance was so comforting, especially during a time that can be so overwhelming.

I gave birth at St. Josephs hospital in St. Paul and Megan met us there almost immediately after we arrived. During labor Megan was completely irreplacable. Navigating labor is a scary thing, especially for first time parents, so having her there made everything a little less intimidating. Megan was so supportive and calming throughout the process of labor me for - massaging my back and body, making sure I was staying hydrated, and speaking words of encouragement through each contraction. For my husband, he was grateful to have the extra support, especially when it was just the 3 of us in the room. Megan brought a whole arsenal of goodies including essential oils and no-flame candles which made the room such a calm environment - something that is hard to find in a hospital setting.

Having Megan as our doula changed the course of our birth in such a positive way, I couldn't imagine going through all of it wihtout her. She is honestly one of the kindest human beings we have ever met and feel so fortunate to have had her support along this journey! We most certainly will be contacting her for our next birth and reccommending her to our friends and family as well!

 

 

Posted 3/26/2015

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Olivia Raymond

I gave birth at St. Joseph's Hospital, and was informed of a volunteer doula program they offer. My mom and fiance were in the room with me helping me through my contractions, which were getting very intense by the time Megan arrived. I don't know what we would have done without Megan. With this being my first child, my mom, fiance and I were all in brand new territory. Megan helped me breathe through the contractions and massaged my back and hips throughout the contractions as well. She was there to get me whatever I needed and was so supportive. It was so reassuring to have her there helping me and talking me through the pain. I had a morphine sleep aid early in my labor and an epidural around 8 a.m. She stayed from about 3 a.m. until about 7 or 8 p.m. after I had my son at 5:30 p.m. She was so wonderful, I don't know what I would have done without her. Megan was fun to talk to and very personable. She checked in on me the day after I had my son as well, and called me a week after the birth to see how everything was going. It felt so great to have someone to talk to and relate to about my birth and breast feeding. I would definitely recommend her as a doula, she is amazing.       

Posted 6/9/2014

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