RiverSouth was founded by Christina Bussler and Madolynn Duckwall to bring high quality support to birthing families in the Twin City’s southern suburbs. Their home base is at Valo in Burnsville.

About Christina

My name is Christina and I am a Certified (DONA) Birth Doula, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC), Childbirth Educator (CBE), and a Hypno-doula (for families using the HypnoBabies program). My pronouns are she/her. I have always been interested in pregnancy and birth, but it wasn’t until the doula-assisted birth of my daughter in 2014 that I realized what I wanted to do. I am passionate about providing families with current, non-biased, evidence-based information, emotional and physical support, and continuity of care through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I live in Savage, MN with my husband, our two daughters and our dog. I serve most of the twin cities area. For my current availability, please click here.

About Madolynn

I am Madolynn Duckwall, Certified (DONA) Birth Doula, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE).

I became interested in becoming a birth doula many years ago when my godson was born. I loved the excitement of watching a life come into this world. I knew I wanted to do something in the birth world from that moment on. It was not until my own daughter was born that I finally was able to do something about that dream. Once she was born, I also developed a passion for breastfeeding and helping other mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. I first became a Certified Lactation Educator in September of 2015 and from there continued my education and became an IBCLC in 2017. I am also DONA certified birth doula, Certified Car Seat Technician, and a Lamaze International Childbirth Educator. I have a passion for continuing education, and am also an active member of The Childbirth Collective, a nonprofit organization in the Twin Cities that provides childbirth education to families.

I live the south metro area with my husband and our two daughters. I have an insane love for Mexican cuisine, and enjoy long walks around Trader Joe’s.

I look forward to helping you during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences.


Serving birthing families in the Southern Suburbs of the Twin Cities, RiverSouth is based out of Valo Health & Wellness in Burnsville, MN.

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