Christelle Hagen

Childbirth Educator
Stillwater, Minnesota
24 years of experience
About me

Are you looking for a safe and experienced guide to accompany you throughout your parenting journey? I am an experienced natural women's health educator, childbirth educator, certified birth doula, certified Baby Signs instructor and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor who believes in giving you the information you need to make informed choices that are right for you and your growing family. While I support natural choices, I understand that circumstances sometimes require adjustments to our hopes and plans and I can give you practical information to guide you as you make these difficult decisions. As a certified perinatal loss doula trained in Psychological First Aid, I am prepared to help families in challenging and unexpected situations as well. The mission of my nonprofit is to "accompany families through the joys and sorrows of birth and parenting."


Bachelor of Arts (1995)

Certification and training

Certified Birth Doula (2011)

Certified Perinatal Loss Doula (2013)

Certified Childbirth Educator (2013)

Independent Certified Instructor (Baby Signs) (2012)

Herbalism for Birth Professionals (2012)

Catholic Nursing Mothers' League Leader (2021)

Certified Breastfeeding Advocate, Educator & Counselor (2015)

Certified Natural Family Planning Instructor training (1999)

Memberships and affiliations



Baby Signs

Catholic Nursing Mothers' League


Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Faith-Based Counseling Family Planning Grief and Loss Herbal Postpartum Care High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Loss and Bereavement Doula Massage Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Parenting Support Perinatal and Infant Loss Postpartum Doula Care Preconception Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy Loss Premature Infants Recurrent Miscarriages Relaxation Techniques Spirituality Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Telehealth Water birth

Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Service introduction

* ALL CLASSES AVAILABLE ONLINE! Learn anywhere in the world from the comfort of home! Most classes also available in our Stillwater, Minnesota office. * Natural Fertility Monitoring classes * Natural Childbirth classes * Breastfeeding classes * Baby Signs oline playgroups * Pick and choose classes you want!

Rumble Tumble Tummy Time Baby Signs Playgroup
Does your baby hate tummy time? Learn how to make tummy time fun for your baby through engaging songs and activities in this playgroup...series of four classes! Your Baby Signs educator will provide valuable parenting strategies to help you make the most of this important stage of development! Ideal for babies 2-6 months old. Four online or in-person classes, 45 minutes each​.
USD Flat rate
Sign, Say and Play Online Baby Signs Playgroup
Help your baby communicate with you before he or she can talk! Research based baby sign language helps you develop a close bond with your baby and gives your baby tools to communicate with you and other loved ones. Fun, playgroup style classes include baby signs, songs, games, and tips for helping to promote your baby's healthy development! Ideal for babies 6-24 months old, with a parent or other loved one. Six 45-minute online sessions!
USD Flat rate
Breastfeeding Matters Class
Prepare for breastfeeding success! Learn the 7 evidence-based "natural laws" of breastfeeding that give you the tools to establish breastfeeding successfully, taught by a Certified Breastfeeding Educator and very experienced breastfeeding mother. One 2-hour online or in-person class
USD Flat rate
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Ratings and reviews
# of Reviews

Christelle is always lovely and helpful, providing kind encouragement as she draws from extensive experience with her own children and the children of many other families. I have asked her for advice or information on many aspects of mothering in the Catholic Nursing Mothers' Group. Outside of that group, I have sought her perspective on the prospect of pain in natural birth, hypnobirthing, breastfeeding my newborn who was exhibiting frustration by screaming when I tried to feed him, and healing an infection related to nursing. Even though she must be so busy with her own large family, she takes time to respond promptly to my questions. I am so glad to know Christelle and look forward to consulting her about more topics in the future!

- Ruby Marie M.


Christelle has been my mentor in the breastfeeding support world. With her guidance, I have learned so much for myself and for helping other moms meet their breastfeeding goals. Christelle is so gentle and knowledgeable and is a great asset to anyone looking for birth classes, birth support and lactation support.

- Lexy B.


Christelle has been there to help me fill in the blanks, answer all my questions with the wisdom of both intelligence and experience, and has always done so with the most calming and caring attitude. Someone I can easily trust. I’d highly recommend her to anyone.

- Deanna L.


Christelle has many years of personal and professional experience in so many different areas of parenting, breastfeeding, childbirth, and fertility awareness/NFP. She also is very caring and is a good listener. I highly recommend her classes and services!

- Gina P.

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