My husband Matt and I with our first born daughter Audrey.

Heather Norris CD(DONA) GBCE


As a certified and experienced birth doula and childbirth educator, I know that every birth is different. You probably have a sense for what kind of birth you desire already. I’m here to help coach and guide you to informed decisions that support your vision.

I believe that birth can be an amazing, life-changing experience for you, your partner and your baby. I’ve worked with parents during natural births, inductions, as well as higher-risk situations like breech, VBAC’s and cesarean births. I work in homes, birthing centers and hospitals. I’m there to support your values in the setting that you choose.


Through my journey of having two children I recognized the need for women to have more support during labor and to feel confident with their body in birth.

I believe that our bodies know how to birth if given the right support. Historically, birth was an intuitive act.  A “village” of women came to a birth…grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, and friends would surround a mother with comfort and knowledge.

Western medicine has made birth safer in many ways for mothers and babies. There is a time and place for all things. But I believe that we could benefit from the intuitive approach of times past; tapping into the power of the mind. I can be the doula that helps you bridge the benefits of modern medicine and the intuitive power of your own body. 



  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): May 1998, Boise State University
  • Birth Doula Certification completed: May 2014; Recertifications: May 2017, May 2020
  • Heartsaver CPR Certification: May 2015
  • GentleBirth Instructor Certification: February 2017
  • Basic Life Support Provider Certification: July 2019
  • Group B Strep 11, Microbirth School, Toni Harmon
  • Rebozo Me Tenderly: February 2020, Angela Leon Ramos CPM
  • GentleBirth Childbirth Education Training: December 2016, Tracy Donegan CNM
  • Spinning Babies Training: October 2016, Lorenza Holt
  • Intuitive Birth Teacher Training: April 2016, Holly Lammer RN
  • Lamaze Childbirth Education Training: August 2015, Terri Shilling LCCE
  • Breastfeeding for Professionals: February 2014, Lynelle King IBCLC
  • DONA Birth Doula Training: April 2013, Kyndal May AdvCD(DONA) 
  • TVD Conference, Boise ID : February 2020
  • The Tongue: A Mighty Muscle, Southern Medical Association: July 2019
  • TVD Conference Boise ID: October 2016
  • DONA Conference Seattle WA: July 2016
  • DONA Virtual Conference: September 2015
  • Treasure Valley Doulas Conference: April 2014
Mind Centered Birth serves clients at all Treasure Valley hospitals, birth centers and home births with independent midwives:
St. Lukes–Boise, Meridian and Nampa.
St. Alphonsus–Boise and Nampa
Boise River and Birth Center
Mercy In Action Birth Center
New Beginnings
Treasure Valley Midwives


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