• DONA Postpartum Doula Certification Workshop~ PCD(DONA)
  • DONA Birth Doula Certification Workshop~ CD(DONA)

July 2003,  Extensive Birth and Postpartum workshops taught by Nationally recognized speakers and educators, focusing on the role and purpose of a doula, stages and phases of labor, physical and emotional needs of the pregnant mother, doula’s scope of practice and ethical role, being part of the support team. Training style consisted of video, lecture, handbook, literature, role playing and hands on experiences.

  • Lactation Education (CLC)  Certified Lactation Counselor

I have successfully breastfed four children on average 17 months each. I believe personal experience is worth its weight in gold, just as breast milk is worth its weight in gold!

September 2007, Lactation Counselor Certificate Training Program course.   This is an intensive and extensive 45 hour completely in-depth lactation training program put on by The Healthy Children Project. Certified: September 2007-March 2016.

  • Childbirth Educator

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE)

Lamaze education and practices are based on the best, most current medical evidence available. They can help reduce the use of unnecessary interventions and improve overall outcomes for mothers and babies. Working closely with their families, health care providers and Lamaze educators, millions of pregnant women have achieved their desired childbirth outcomes using Lamaze practices.

The mission of Lamaze International is to promote, support and protect natural, safe and healthy birth through education and advocacy through the dedicated efforts of professional childbirth educators, providers and parents.

Certified HypnoBirthing(TM) Childbirth Educator (HBCE)

HypnoBirthing™ is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program a that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn, independent of context, whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.
The HypnoBirthing™ program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.
We know you have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider; you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world. Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby. We know you will be happy with your choice of HypnoBirthing™.

  • Childbirth Collective

Margaret has been a member since 2003 and is now considered a Legacy Memebr of The Childbirth Collective, a Twin Cities non-profit organization of childbirth professionals providing (2) weekly prenatal informational “topic nights” for expectant parents. Topics include: All about Doulas,  Medications and Interventions, Natural Rhythm of Labor, Comfort Measures, Postpartum, Breastfeeding, When Couples become a Family, Birth Stories and many more.

  • Professional Memberships
  • DONA International (Doulas of North America) www.dona.org
  • Minnesota Birth Network www.minnesotabirthnetwork.com
  • Childbirth Collective www.childbirthcollective.org