I am a certified birth doula and doula trainer with DONA (Doulas of North America), a Lamaze®-Certified Childbirth Educator & trainer, partnered with Passion for Birth.  I work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, trained through University of California, San Diego, where I am now an instructor of lactation studies as well. I live in St. Paul, MN with my incredibly supportive wife and four fabulous children, who inspire and humble me on a daily basis.  I serve families in the entire Twin Cities metro and surrounding area and educate birth and breastfeeding professionals worldwide.

My passion for birth and babies began as a young child. Throughout my life, I continued to be fascinated with birth as I began my own journey through pregnancy and into motherhood. Now through my work,  I am thrilled and honored to not only support families as they welcome a new life into the world, but also to have the opportunity to train and support new professionals in the field.

As a doula, educator, lactation consultant, and trainer,  I am not here to dictate the “best” way to give birth, feed and care for babies, but rather to give families the opportunity to make truly informed decisions that feel right for them.  I do my best to impart this wisdom on all of my future colleagues as well.

I am also the founder of Enlightened Mama, which has morphed and changed since our beginnings in 2006. We now offer the highest quality lactation support, new parent support, and professional education for doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation professionals.  While we have changed size and venues over the years, our mission remains:  to provide education, wellness, and support, in a safe space for community-building, while empowering individuals to feel confident in whatever they are doing–birth, parenting, breastfeeding, professional development, and their overall journey in life.

Contact Liz at or 952-457-3834

Enlightened Mama

Classes & Groups held at our sister site:
Everyday Miracles, 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 119 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Office Lactation & Mama Groups:
MN Birth Center, 624 Smith Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55017

tel: 651.528.6733
fax: 651.528.6733

Empowering Birth, Baby, Breastfeeding & Beyond