Name: Mary Carlson
Training/Certification: RN, LCCE, CLC, CD(DONA)
Registered Nurse – 1984
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator – 1987
DONA International Birth Doula Workshop 1995, 2000, 2011
Certified Doula – DONA International 2012
TENS Unit Certified – DONA International 2013
Certified Lactation Counselor – Center for Breastfeeding 2013
Rebozo Certified – Rebozo Workshop with Gena Kirby 2015
Certified Bereavement Doula – Stillbirthday 2015
Bachelor of Arts in French – MSUM
Associate Degree in Nursing – NDSU
Experience: Mary has worked with pregnant and birthing women and their families in many capacities since 1987.
Special interest in: Mary provides current, evidence-based information so you can make informed choices that will be best for you and your baby. She works with a wide range of clients, from those who want a natural, un-medicated birth in a calm environment, to those who are facing medical challenges with mom or baby. Mary supports clients birthing their babies in any trimester of pregnancy. No matter the circumstances, this is the birth of your baby and Mary will come alongside you to make it as special and satisfying as possible. Mary offers private childbirth and breastfeeding classes, birth doula presence, and breastfeeding support. Begin your family legacy with confident birth!
About Mary: Mary is married to Randy, the love of her life. They have 4 adult children, and 6 little grandchildren. In her spare time, Mary enjoys reading, swimming, camping, and time with family. Mary’s passion for birth and breastfeeding began when she was a young girl watching her own mother work as a lay midwife with birthing women in their home village in northern Cameroon. Mary views birth and breastfeeding as normal, natural, life-changing events that can be powerful and positive with excellent support!