What We Do
The Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP) provides pregnancy and parenting support for incarcerated women. We provide birth support from trained doulas, as well as group-based and individual education and support to pregnant women and mothers. The goal is to nurture healthy mother-child relationships and increase parenting confidence and skills.
We work with women serving sentences in the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee (Minnesota’s only women’s state prison) and women held in county correctional facilities.
Coming 2019: We will soon offer parenting education for incarcerated fathers in partnership with men incarcerated at Ramsey County Correctional Facility. Group will begin this summer!