I believe that the way we are born matters. When a baby is born in a loving, supported and calm manner, it truly makes a positive difference for the child, the birthing mother and the entire family. Every mother has her own unique vision of what she wants for her birth. I am there to honor and help you create that experience.
Many Dads and Partners want to be active in the support of the birthing mother - I am there to make that happen. I offer suggestions, guidance and opportunities for rest to anyone supporting the mother during birth. Some Dads and Partners are not able to actively participate in the birth process. I am there to offer the necessary support in all family situations.
I work either individually with a back-up, or as part of a team. Read more about my team approach here.
Birth Doula services include:
Fee for services: $750.00
I believe that everyone who would like my services as a birth doula or for classes should have them! I'm happy to barter or trade for my services. I'm open to bartering for my whole fee minus $200 for birth doula services, or up to 50% of the cost of a class. I'm very open to hearing what you have to offer in kind! Here is a partial list of services or items I am open to: Massage and spa services, Painting services, Natural foods, Airline tickets, Time at your vacation home or time share, Gift cards to places like Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, Target, Amazon, etc.
Attendance at 200+ births
Home, Birth Center and Hospital Birth
Vaginal Birth after Ceserean (VBAC)
Birth after a previous loss
Dynamic family situations
Birth with medication
Birth Doulas, Childbirth Education, VBAC support
Evergreen, Conifer, Golden, Littleton, Mountain Communities and Denver Metro Areas of Colorado
Colorado Mountain Communities and Denver Metro Area
There are several scientific studies that demonstrate the benefits of doula care (see below). In addition to the calculated benefits of this service, having one-on-one emotional, physical, and practical support during your birth will make a difference in your experience. As a doula, I get to know you personally. We talk about your expectations, fears, longings, history and hopes. We develop a trust that extends deep into our working relationship. Women can freely open their hearts and bodies knowing that I will help them create a an emotionally safe birthing space. Partners are free to love this birthing women knowing that I will support them as they together create the memory of welcoming their child.
Clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth results in shorter labors with fewer complications, increases positive feelings about one’s childbirth experience, reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps/vacuum extraction and cesareans, and reduces the mother’s request for pain medication. (Though I happily support women who want them!)
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