"Children are a gift from the Lord" Psalm 127:3

Birth By Design

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I do not attend unassisted births

Service Location

I live in Rapid City, South Dakota and offer services for

  Hospital  Births  *   Home Birth   

  • Rapid City
  • Hot Springs
  • Spearfish
  • Lead
  • Deadwood
  • Sturgis
  • Custer
  • Belle Fourche
  • Western and Northern Hills of South Dakota 

Doula services and Breastfeeding Support Rapid City  Spearfish and the Black Hills Areas 

Postpartum Support

My services include 1 to 2 postpartum visits. 

  • These visits are usually in the first 2 weeks after delivery.
  • We will make sure that feeding is going well, and that mom and baby are doing well.
  • This is a great time to talk about your birth experience, and answer any questions that you  may have. 

Contact Support

Phone * Text * Email

After contracting my services, I am available to support my clients at anytime.

See Contact Page

 Prenatal Appointments


Prenatal appointments include 1 to 2 meeting with you before baby arrives.

  • We will discuss scope of service for a doula.
  • We will discuss and develop a plan on how to handle pain management.
  • You will practice labor and birth positions.
  • As a labor doula  we will discuss how we can best work with your midwife or doctor.
  • Personal breastfeeding support is included in my doula services in Rapid City and the Black Hills area.


I offer resource suggestions for your convenience

See Resources

ICEA Childbirth Education Classes


I offer evidence based childbirth education classes for groups, or for private classes. See  Childbirth Education Classes 

Birth Pool Rental


Birth Pools are a great comfort measure encouraged by midwives for home births. I have 1 birth pool for rental, so reserve it well in advance if you are planning a water birth. I offer birth pool rentals in Rapid City, Eastern Wyoming and the Black Hills.

See Birth Pool Rental

Labor and Delivery Support

I ask that you contact me at the onset of labor and we will evaluate what is going on.

  • We will decide when it is best for me to come and to meet you, at home, or at the hospital.
  • I provide continuous support for you and your husband/support person during labor and delivery. 
  • In the case of a C-section I will support your husband/support person and baby until you are out of surgery.  
  • After the baby is born I will remain with you until breastfeeding is established and you are comfortable with me leaving, usually this is 1 to 3 hours.