Hi, I’m Ellen.

I am a Minnesota transplant.   I moved here after meeting my husband John while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. We have been married over 30 years and have two delightful married daughters. 

After working in the corporate world for several years, I chose to be a stay-at-home to my two daughters.  While parenting my girls, the neighbors called me the “Comfort Queen”.  Neighbors could always count on me for the Band-Aids, ointment, cold packs, extra mittens and a listening ear.

My hobbies include hiking the Minnesota trails, traveling, gardening, yoga, photography and playing games, especially cribbage and dominos, with family and friends.

Why I became a doula

Initially, my compassion for people led me to many enjoyable years of caring for the elderly and nannying children of all ages.

My desire to connect with people on a deeper level inspired me to pursue a career as a Doula and Life Coach.  Both of these careers have personally fulfilled a calling in me.

What Do I have to Offer?

As your doula, I will be your “Comfort Queen”.

For your physical comfort and relaxation, my doula bag will include massage items, a rebozo, a TENS unit, therapeutic-grade essential oils and a few surprises. 

For your emotional comfort, I will help empower you through my encouraging language, positive affirmations, visual imagery, and deep relaxation techniques.

As an amateur photographer, I can also capture the tender moments of your birthing experience if you wish.

Being a Doula is very gratifying for me.   It is especially rewarding to provide comforting support to you and your partner during your very emotional birthing journey.  Allow me to be an instrumental part of the team that supports you in achieving your goals for A Calm Beginning.

Pediatric First Aid

Child/Infant CPR AED

Adult CPR AED