Lactation Consultant, Craniosacral Therapist, Mental & Emotional Health Worker, Educator, Doula, Alpha Mama
Liz’s (she/her) origins are as a certified birth doula & trainer and a Lamaze®-Certified Childbirth Educator & trainer, partnered with Passion for Birth. She now primarily works as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a craniosacral therapist, and a mental & emotional health worker. Liz is a licensed social worker in independent practice and the creator of Allostatic Healing™, an alternative to typical mental health care. She also works as a therapist at Vayda Mental Health Collaborative for those looking for a more traditional model. All of her work focuses on reproductive and perinatal health, individuals going through life transitions, and various forms of trauma, especially related to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She is not here to dictate the “best” way to birth, feed, parent, or live but rather to give individuals the opportunity to make truly informed decisions that feel right for them. She strives to impart this wisdom to all of her future colleagues as well in her professional trainings. Liz believes in the powerful capacity for healing and offers non-judgmental, culturally responsive, trauma-informed care to all of the individuals and families she has the honor and privilege of serving.
Liz (also known as the Alpha Mama) is the founder of Enlightened Mama, which has morphed and changed since its beginnings in 2006. Enlightened Mama offers the highest quality, most personalized lactation support in the area and professional education for doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation professionals. While Enlightened Mama has changed size and venues over the years, the mission remains: to be a safe space for community-building, evidence-based education, & unbiased support to empower individuals to feel confident & THRIVE in whatever they are doing–birth, parenting, infant feeding, professional development, & their overall journey in life.
She lives in the Twin Cities, MN metro area with her four fabulous children (three earthly, one in heaven,) who inspire and humble her on a daily basis. She serves families and individuals in the entire metro and surrounding area and educates perinatal professionals worldwide.
Lactation Counselor, Babywearing Guru, Doula
Kaytee (she/her) is a birth and postpartum doula trained through Commensense Childbirth Institute. She is also a lactation and childbirth educator and a trained and certified perinatal educator. Kaytee’s personal birth experiences, as well as the reality of health disparities and maternal health outcomes for black mothers, drives her passion for birth work. She believe that EVERYONE deserves a doula, and should have access to support and education through their pregnancy and birth. Not only does she work on her own, but also works with Everyday Miracles as a doula and childbirth educator. Kaytee consults people and families as a babywearing educator to help them aide in wearing their babies.
In addition to birth work, Kaytee is an artist and the mother of four boys. She and her husband and have been married since 2010 and we live and raise their family in the Midway area of Saint Paul.
Lactation Educator Counselor, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Ariel (she/her) is a DONA International certified birth doula, certificated lactation educator counselor, Lamaze certified childbirth educator and placenta
Full Spectrum Doula
Priscilla (she/her) is a lactation counselor and educator, childbirth educator, and full spectrum birthworker. It is her greatest privilege to support families into parenthood and the many transitions that come with welcoming a little one. With all of the advice and suggestions birthing people are inundated with, her goal is to help you cut through all the noise and find what works best for your family.
Priscilla lives in Minneapolis and serves the Twin Cities metro area. When she is not working with families, you can find her eating out at restaurants around the Cities with her partner and little ones.
Lactation Educator Counselor, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Sarah (she/her) is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, a Lactation Educator and Counselor, and a Birth/Postparum Doula. She is currently residing in the south metro with her husband Joshua of 10 years and her little flock of kids (three of them) ranging in ages from 8 years old to the baby. Sarah has a passion for instilling confidence in families and helping them to have positive experiences throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Sarah has a strong desire for families to more than just survive, but to truly thrive. Through relationship, education, and a listening ear Sarah loves to walk with families through all the different seasons of their childbearing years. Whether she is supporting families in feeding their babies, providing a listening ear during the postpartum, or educating families in classes it is Sarah’s main priority that families feel respected, heard, cared for, and empowered. Watching families walk out this calling of parenthood with confidence is one of her greatest joys. Outside of birth work you can find her sewing, cooking, baking the next new recipe, drinking coffee while listening to a podcast, homeschooling her kids, learning all about gardening and chicken raising, out in nature, or snuggled with her kiddos.
Lactation Consultant, Doula
Brittany (she/her) is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, registered nurse, focusing on high risk and NICU families, and birth doula.
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Rhonda (she/her) is a DONA International certified birth doula and Childbirth Educator with 20 years of working with youth and families in the non-profit realm. Serving families in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, she loves helping parents realize their strength and ability. It is her desire to help families understand their rights and options so they feel empowered to advocate for themselves. She truly believes children are a gift from God and the birthing process is nothing short of a miracle. Rhonda knows she was created for this beautiful work and has attended over 100 births.
Rhonda has spent two decades working to support healthy families. Her career has included working as an after-school program director, healthy relationships/sexual health educator, community connector for an elementary school, homeless shelter co-facilitator and leading teen mission trips. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Rhonda moved to Minneapolis in 2014. She enjoys spending time with others, watching TV /movies, eating good food and relaxing on the beach. Her favorite things in life revolve around relationships with others
Heather Christine Struwe
Physical Therapist, Lactation Educator Counselor, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth®️ Childbirth Instructor
Heather (she/her) is passionate about reproductive/women’s health specifically the journey of pregnancy and parenthood. She strives to bring over two decades of knowledge and experience in the medical and wellness fields and life experience as a mother of three into helping individuals and families thrive. Heather’s credentialing includes: Licensed Physical Therapist in MN, Birth Doula CD(DONA), Yoga and Fitness Instructor specializing in Prenatal/Postpartum/Baby Yoga and MUTU Pro®️, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, Evidence Based Birth®️ Childbirth Instructor, Founder/Lead Instructor BRAVA Core and Pelvic Floor Certification for Birthworkers.
She feels very blessed to be asked by her clients to join them during the intimate and transformative experience of pregnancy and birth.