Birth Doulas, Childbirth Education, VBAC support

Evergreen, Conifer, Golden,  Littleton, Mountain Communities and Denver Metro Areas of Colorado

why use a doula?

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!)

 

 

 

 

Birth Doula Services by gina

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:

  • Unlimited phone and email support
  • 2-3  in person prenatal meetings to help you and your family prepare for birth and the postpartum transition.  
  • Education and resources as you request them
  • Access to materials in the lending library 
  • Labor support in your home before moving to the place of birth as applicable and desired.
  • Continuous support during your labor and for several hours postpartum
  • Assistance with initial breastfeeding 
  • Birth photography as desired
  • Discount on placenta encapsulation services
  • Written story of your birth
  • Postnatal visit in your home to review your birth and be sure you have all you need to make a smooth transition to life with your new baby or babies
  • Assistance with insurance reimbursement after your birth as desired 
  • Sibling doula services and support are available for an additional fee


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.

combination services

Combine services for a discount!  Gina's doula clients receive half-off her Childbirth Preparation Classes and complimentary access to Happiest Baby on the Block materials.

Clients interested in Placenta Encapsulation receive a discount on this service.

Gina's experience

Attendance at 200+ births

Home, Birth Center  and Hospital Birth

Twin Birth

Vaginal Birth after Ceserean (VBAC)

Adoption support

Birth after a previous loss

Dynamic family situations

Natural birth

Birth with medication

Colorado Mountain Communities and Denver Metro Area