Hi, I am Brenda Unzen. My PASSION in life is helping, encouraging and empowering woman in Pregnancy, labor and Birth.
I am the mom of 4 awesome children: 3 boys and 1 girl. They range in age from 25 to 16 yrs old. I have a great and supportive husband of 26 years. I have lived my whole life in the Twin Cities area and I am a true Minnesotan. That loves to go fishing and boating in our 10,000 lake's. I graduated from Inver Hills Community College in 1995 with a Nursing Degree. I received my certification from DONA as a Birth Doula on February 5th 2014.
I worked as an RN (Registered Nurse) from 1995 to 2013 in antepartum, Labor and Delivery, and postpartum. I worked at many of the Twin cities Hospitals. After a 12 hour shift I had been the Nurse in at least 1 to 3 births and I loved every minute of being an RN but I still wanted to do more to help empower families in making their Birth be the best. In 2012 I took my training at Enlightened Mama for being a Birth Doula. In November 2013 I got hired to be a Birth Doula at Everyday Miracles. I then started my own Doula Business and called it Your Birth Story Doula. In April of 2014 I completed my Birth Doula training in HYPNOBABIES/HYPNOBIRTHING to give me one more tool to help support mamas to have the best birth story. I am a member of the ChildBirth Collective.
As Your Birth Story Doula I help you to get the best birth for you by listening to you and your birth plan. I use many tools (acupressure, TENS unit, massage, words, breathing, aromatherapy, rebozo, hypnobabies, essential oils, affirmations, spinning babies, prayer, etc.) to achieve the birth you are dreaming of. We work together as a TEAM as your Birth Story plays out to the end when you are holding your Newborn Baby!
I am an Everyday Miracles doula.