A birth story at Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove,MN showing an incredible strong family as they welcome their second child into the world. Photography captured by their doula Emily Kossila, The Tidal Doula.Read More
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.
Celebrating the birth of baby P at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. Photography by their doula Emily Kossila, of The Tidal Doula.Read More
Birth Photography for Jasmine during her Spring 2019 birth at Roots Community Birth Center.Read More
Strong birth story in pictures for a beautiful birth at Maple Grove Hospital, MN. Welcome to the world Baby J, you are born into such a strong family of support. Birth pictures captured by their doula Emily Kossila.Read More
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.Read More
Was so exceptionally thrilled to be Baby E’s birth doula and to be able to catch these moments. His parent’s are some of the kindest and strong people I know, and to see them bring their beautiful son rocketing into this world at Willow Birth Center was an absolute gift.Read More
Winter has seemed to creep up on us once again here in the great big north, or at least that’s all everyone is talking about. As we enter the joyous season (blech I’m kidding) that is winter, I’ve begun squirreling away ideas and coping strategies to potentially enjoy the next 4-6 months with my two monsters, er I mean children.Read More
The essential items to keep your older kiddo’s busy when bringing home baby.Read More
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.Read More
Had an absolute blast yesterday photographing the beautiful Nelson family at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony as they prepare to welcome baby to their family in November. All the love to this wonderful family.Read More
Music is such a beautifully unique and truly human expression, and I think it can be a great tool to use at your own labors. Here are some tips for including music in your own labor and births, and what they may look, or rather sound, like.Read More
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!
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.
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.Read More
Wondering if a doula is a good fit for you? Read these 5 reasons what sets doula's apart from a typical birth experience.Read More