Today we’d like to introduce you to Mallory Beckstrom.
Hi Mallory, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
As an undergraduate, I studied dance at UW-Madison, and part of that curriculum was Somatics. I fell in love with the mind-body connection and how powerful and capable our bodies are. I have also always been fascinated by physiological birth. After having my first baby and hiring a doula for that birth, I wanted to help other people set themselves up for an empowering birth and successful postpartum period. I became certified as a birth doula and returned to my somatic roots to help others find that connection and discover how incredible their bodies can be as they meet their baby.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I was pregnant with my second baby when I decided to go through doula certification, continue advanced training, and start my business. It has been an amazing journey, and one that I have been continually reassured is the correct path for me, but not without challenges. I ran into some complications with my pregnancy but was so thankful for the resources I had to help me make the best decisions for myself and use it as a learning opportunity to help my clients better in the future.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
It is an honor to be invited into that sacred space, and it is truly a privilege to do what I do. I am a birth doula, which means I support people through their pregnancy, birth, and early postpartum. I help people know their options, make the best choices for themselves, and provide physical, emotional, and mental support in some of their most vulnerable times. This involves answering any questions that come up throughout their pregnancy, listening to and helping work through any fears someone may have about childbirth, or being there physically to help provide comfort and encouragement through their birth. Then, I continue to be there through the early postpartum as new parents learn to navigate life with a newborn.
Is something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
I also have a “muggle” job that I love in marketing analytics and cx for a wonderful local company that oversees a few fitness and wellness brands.
- Birth doula package $800
- Planned cesarean support $600
- Virtual support $600
- Birth plan and postpartum planning help $200
- I believe everyone should have access to support so my pricing is flexible.
- Website: MindBodyBirthMN.com
- Instagram: Mindbodybirthmn
Traci Kern for the images of me in the yellow and orange dresses