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


The Tidal Doula Blog

A collection of stories, pictures, and information about birth and babies in the Twin Cities. Written by a local Doula to be your guide.

Writing Your Birth Preferences

Emily Kossila

An easy how-to guide of writing birth preferences from a certified doula and Type A planner. The best way to research and prepare for your birth without getting caught up on making a “plan” but rather your preferences for how you would like to experience labor and birth. A free downloadable workbook is included.

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Postpartum Planning 101

Emily Kossila

People are often so focused on planning their birth and what they need to buy for baby, that they forget about postpartum! It’s so important to plan for those first few weeks, so that they can be joyful and successful instead. Read this blog post to learn how to not only survive but thrive during your baby’s first weeks of life.

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Geeky Baby Bundle for BWI Anniversary Party

Emily Kossila

This year, I am so happy to donate this Geeky Baby Bundle to the BWI (Babywearing International) of the Twin Cities for their upcoming anniversary party this Sunday.

For this bundle I made a baby flannel blanket with a soft mint minky background, a flannel/terry cloth bib, and newborn booties. It's the first time I've made baby booties, and I have to say I'm hooked, so absolutely adorable.


Hope to see you at the anniversary party, all these items will be in the fundraising raffle!

Duke Family Photo Shoot

Emily Kossila

I was so happy to capture the three generations of the Duke family this past weekend. We popped over to Hampden Park near their home (and conveniently mine), and took pictures of Hayley, Trent, Atom (2), Kelvin (11 months) and Granny. 

This family is so near and dear to my heart, and I really enjoyed taking their pictures and enjoying the great weather.

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Birth in Space: 4 Common Myths told via Science Fiction

Emily Kossila

For those who know me personally, you know I'm a pretty big geek, and I married an even bigger one. Two of some of my most favorite things on this sweet earth are Birth and Science Fiction.  So for this blog post I figured I'd delve into both of these in a sweet mash-up that can help debunk a ton of myths and misconceptions people have surrounding childbirth.

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