About the Doulas

Erin & Terra are proud to provide a partnership model of doula care. They offer professional doula support, lactation counseling, and childbirth education services in and around the Twin Cities. With a combined 18 years of experience in caring for families, their goal is to provide seamless emotional support, physical comfort, advocacy through mediation, as well as the evidence-based information you need to feel empowered to make informed decisions before, during and after your birth. Doulas provide support for all births, whether medicated, unmedicated, vaginal or caesarean. They work to get to know you and your goals so that they can provide appropriate comfort measures, suggestions, knowledge, and emotional support throughout your pregnancy and labor.

Erin Tripolino

Serving families during their journey through pregnancy, birth and early postpartum is one of Erin’s deepest joys and honors. She has been passionately providing pregnancy and parenting support to families since 2005 as a social worker, educator, and teen pregnancy & parenting support coordinator. She transitioned to birth doula work in 2015, when she trained and certified with DONA International. In order to better serve families, she certified through UC San Diego as a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), a Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator (SpBCPE) a Certified Prenatal Educator with Commonsense Childbirth Institute and most recently certified as a Body Ready Method Pro. She has attended over 190 births and supported countless other families along their journey to parenthood.

Erin teaches Spinning Babies® Parent Classes and childbirth classes with Everyday Miracles, and is honored to have served as a doula with Everyday Miracles for over seven years. She co-facilitates the Birth Workers for Racial Healing community of practice. Currently, Erin is training in bodywork with the Oshun Center for Intercultural Healing. She sees accessible healing for all people as an important calling and is particularly interested in learning about and reclaiming healing wisdom from European heritage. 

Erin lives with her three Spanish-speaking children and her spouse in a vibrant neighborhood and intentional community home in Minneapolis, occupied Dakota territories. She loves exploring the world with her family, hiking, backpacking, reading, and playing games, and is passionate about making this world a more just place for all.

Terra Peterson Jonker

Terra started Doula Minnesota to support families from all walks of life. Trained in Bali, Indonesia with DONA International, she has worked with doulas from 13 different countries and supported over 160 births across the Twin Cities since early 2015. With a strong background in healthcare related non-profits, she spent 5 years providing support to families and children through her work at Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest prior to entering the birth world. Terra is a trained Prenatal and Baby Yoga teacher and started providing Postpartum Doula services in 2017 after training with Childbirth International. She is a Childbirth Educator at Blooma and teaches both 4 week and express childbirth education courses. Her passion for supporting families led her to start Doula Minnesota LLC in 2017 and she is thrilled to continue to offer professional doula and prenatal yoga services across Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Terra lives in an old St. Paul farmhouse with her partner and rambunctious 4 month old son, Harrison. In her free time you will find her outdoors exploring nature with Harrison, reading, baking far too many sweets, or daydreaming about travel. Terra is passionate about continuing to learn better ways to serve the community and promote just care for all in the birth world. It is her greatest honor to work with families as they welcome their little ones and she hopes to be able to provide evidence-based, compassionate care in the Twin Cities for many years to come.

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