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Robbinsdale, MN
United States

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The Tidal Doula provides inclusive pregnancy, labor and birth support for The Twin Cities.

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The landing page for The Tidal Doula, Compassionate birth support for the Twin Cities. It describes Emily Kossila’s birth doula. sibling doula, and photography services options for Minneapolis, St. Paul, Robbinsdale and the surrounding areas.

WELCOME

Welcome to The Tidal Doula! I'm a certified birth doula, birth photographer and childbirth educator out of Robbinsdale, MN who is passionate about compassionate and evidence-based care for all families. I'm a big geek who really strives for authentic connections with my clients, as I support them in all of their birth choices.

I am extremely passionate about reproductive justice and believe that every person deserves a supported pregnancy and birth experience.

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Birth Doula Services

Pregnancy and birth comes with a ton of questions! Let me guide you through the plentiful resources the Twin Cities offer, as we prepare for supporting you for your oncoming labor. I offer comprehensive prenatal appointments to help me learn how best to support you throughout your pregnancy, entire birth and postpartum.

Pleased to Meet Me

Learn more about the backstory of how I became a doula as well as my experience.

Community Resources

The Twin Cities is a great place to have a baby. Come read about some of my favorite go-to places and people as you continue your pregnancy.

Emily was amazingly supportive! She went above and beyond and helped us so much.
— Alaina K
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Benefits of Having a Doula

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Research has shown significant benefits of having a doula present at birth. In a recent study of 15,000 women participating in 21 randomized control trials, women in the trials who were continuously supported through labor were:

More likely to have

  • A spontaneous vaginal birth

  • Shorter Labors

Less Likely to

  • Report negative feelings about childbirth experience

  • Use synthetic oxytocin (such as Pitocin) during labor

  • Admission to the special care nursery


Sibling Support

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Doula support isn't only for those giving birth, it's for the whole family! Let me take care of your other children so you can focus on labor and delivery. After getting to know your children through prenatal appointments, I can provide calm educated support in explaining to them birth at an age appropriate level.


My Services

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Birth Doula Package

  • Two 90 minute Prenatal Appointments

  • Comprehensive phone/text/email support upon time of booking

  • 24 hour/7 days a week availability 38th week through end of pregnancy

  • In person emotional, physical, and educational support at the onset of active labor through delivery

  • Supplementary birth photography for moments that don't interfere with birth support

  • 2 hours post-birth assistance with getting comfortable and establishing breastfeeding/chestfeeding if desired

  • One 90 minute Postpartum Appointment

Sibling Doula Package

  • Two 90 minute Prenatal Appointments to get to know child

  • Comprehensive phone/text/email support upon time of booking

  • 24 hour/7 days a week availability 38th week through end of pregnancy

  • In person childcare at home, hospital or birth center from onset of active labor through delivery

  • Supplementary birth photography as applicable

  • 2 hours post-birth assistance with getting family comfortable

  • Case by Case Postpartum Appointments

Birth and Family Photography

  • Full Consultation to establish wish-list of pictures and style preferences

  • Maternity, Newborn and Family Sessions available

  • On-call Birth Photography with photographer present at onset of active labor through delivery

  • Discounted Family Photography Rates for Doula Clients

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