Mindy Coughlin holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from National University and is a Registered Nurse in San Diego. Mindy began her work with birthing families as a volunteer doula with Hearts & Hands at UC-San Diego Hospital. When Mindy became a Registered Nurse she worked as a IVF Nurse, assisting clients in beginning or expanding their families through advanced reproductive technology. Mindy now works as a Public Health Nurse serving low-income, high-risk individuals during pregnancy, postpartum, and through early toddlerhood. In addition to her nursing degree, Mindy also received her Bachelor's of Science in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mindy passed the exam to become an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor in 2018.