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Found 55 Pros in Castle Rock, CO, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
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Jessica Long

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 57 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 57 families supported • 3 years experience

I am very passionate about doulas being a game changer in labor. With my second I had amazing doula support which I strongly feel empowered me to have the unmedicated birth I had longed for. I was initially drawn to this work due to that experience and truly feel I have found my calling in birth support. I am a very empathetic person who is highly motivated to help parents find confidence and joy in their birth experience whatever their goal or plans might be. I am constantly rewarded by being able to encourage and empower new parents to work through their anxieties and fears to allow them to focus on the joy and excitement of labor, birth and beyond. I also love being able to see the relationship and interactions between partners during birth. A big part of what I do is encouraging that dynamic and making it work for us during labor.

Care philosophy

I am truly a people person and delight in what I do! I love being part of the miracle that is pregnancy and birth. My eyes still well up with happy tears at each birth I attend. I love making connections with people. It is such a blessing to help families have a bit less stress or fear in their journey into parenthood. I work to meet families where they are and give them the confidence to succeed.

Areas served

  • greater Denver Metro area
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Terri Burleson

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 250 families supported • 14 years experience

0 reviews • 250 families supported • 14 years experience

We believe in the power of a woman’s body and if left to her inborn capabilities, most births will progress smoothly and naturally. As doulas this is what we love to do…. create an environment where you feel comfortable and safe so you can listen to your body and let it lead the way. It is beautiful to watch a laboring woman surrounded by love and support and we make it a priority to help the dad be the best support he can be.

Care philosophy

It is our desire is to come along side you each step of the way and help make this experience as rewarding and satisfying as possible. We recognize that no two births are alike and it is our privilege to help you discover the kind of birth you want and then doing what we can to make that a reality.

Areas served

  • Denver, Broomfield, Boulder, Thornton, Lakewood,
$ flexible
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Emily Sanders

Calhan, CO

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

I am a Certified Doula, Birth Coach, and Educator, Lactation Counselor, Certified Herbalist, and have attended additional courses regarding fertility, and nutrition. I have worked with mothers for seven years helping them navigate the world of holistic childcare, fertility, nutrition, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and bereavement. I am a mother of two young girls and bring my knowledge of current affairs and my own mothering experiences to my services.

Care philosophy

My philosophy of birth is that it is designed to be a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly made to experience. Our desire as doulas is to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps mom and baby healthy.

Areas served

  • Colorado Springs, Co
  • Calhan, Co
  • Denver, Co
  • Pueblo, Co
  • Parker, Co
$ flexible
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Liz Foster

Denver, CO

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

"It would be a valiant effort to ask your partner ​​to guide you up Mount Everest, but it is wise to ​hire a ​Sherpa. ​In comparison, to guide you up Birth Mountain, it is wise to hire a ​Doula." ​> LIZ FOSTER, DOULA & COACH < Pregnancy puts you on the threshold of a great rite of passage. To progress from "here" to "there" without getting lost, you need a guide and a map. ​"I am inspired by the way birth transforms a person from Maiden to Mother. It astounds me every time! When I walk into a room with a laboring woman, my heart jumps for joy at the opportunity to​ comfort her in that present moment, on her journey into motherhood." The keys to a joyful birthing experience are safety, security, preparation, support, and a calm mindset, all planned in advance, to be by your side for anything that should arise. ​​My aim is to activate these pillars of power in you and to embrace what is out of our control, the unpredictability. In choosing me as your doula, I do not judge the way you decide to labor (unmedicated, medicated, or cesarean). ​I respect your space by holding it with the utmost care. ​It is my highest honor to serve women in one of the most splendid moments of their lives!

Care philosophy

Hey mama! My name is Liz Foster and I am obsessed with making positive birth and postpartum experiences an outstanding norm for all. ​I was awakened to birth and parenthood when I birthed my son via emergency cesarean as a single mom. Never again do I want a mother to feel the fear I felt during pregnancy and birth, due to the weight of every little change and life decision.

Areas served

  • Highlands Ranch
  • Lone Tree
  • Highlands
  • Lakewood
  • Castle Rock
  • Aurora
  • Centennial
  • Littleton

Reviews

  • Andrea
    January 14, 2021 at 9:20 am | Client review

    I hired Liz as my doula for my second VBAC. She was always friendly & professional. I could relate to her because she also had an unplanned cesarean & VBAC. I felt that she really understood my feelings & desires for my birth. She was a great communicator & checked in with me frequently. She was a wonderful asset to my birth team. I highly recommend her!

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Jill Wilkey

Castle Rock, CO

3 reviews • 382 families supported • 17 years experience

3 reviews • 382 families supported • 17 years experience

I was born to be a labor Doula! I love what I do and am humbled at the opportunities that my career has given me. I have been practicing for over 17 years and in that time, have helped close to 400 families bring their babies into the world. I began my career after having a less than ideal birth with my first son. I educated myself much better the second time and had such an amazing experience that I knew I had to help others find the same joy and strength that I had found in myself. Thus began Doula Baby! I want to be the help and peace that is desired during one of the most wonderful moments of your life! I want to help insure that the birth of your baby is everything that you want it to be!

Care philosophy

The experience itself. It belongs to the mother and her partner alone. To be able to enjoy this time, moms have to understand what is happening to their bodies, and be able to react based on this information. I want most to educate and support women about the process and to be able to go into labor knowing that this experience is only theirs and their partners, based on communication and trust.

Areas served

  • serving within 200 miles of the Denver Metro area

Reviews

  • Joe
    January 13, 2021 at 6:55 am | Client review

    From a dad’s perspective… WOW! I don’t even know where to begin with how to explain how amazing it was having Jill there to help guide us throughout this amazingly wonderful and terrifying experience. To all the dads out there, having a doula like Jill will make your life so much easier when your partner is delivering your baby. Jill made it so I could concentrate on supporting and encouraging my wife so that I didn’t have to worry about a lot of the other stuff. The moment I fully realized the benefit of having Jill with us in the hospital was when something happened and Jill asked me to get the nurse to update them. If Jill was not in the room with us it would have been just my wife and I. There is no way that I would have known to go get a nurse and that was one of the scarier thoughts that I had. I remember looking at my wife and saying “I’m so glad that Jill is here” with a slightly terrified look on my face. Jill thought of everything and prepared me so well for helping my wife deliver our son. She is such a calming presence that you can’t help but stay calm and positive during the delivery. It was such an amazing experience that I honestly don’t know why we would ever not have her for any future pregnancies. Jill is like part of our family and will be one of the first people that we call when we are pregnant again!

$ flexible
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Cema Souza

Wheat Ridge, CO

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I believe that commitment to the present, nature + self-love will give us the foundation for all that we need. I also STAND FOR & SERVE ALL BIRTHS! Woman's birth, BLACK BIRTH , LGBTQ+, and surrogate. PLEASE NOTE: I TRY to refrain from using "Mom, Mama, Mother, woman" terms only. To prove that all birth IS REAL BIRTH and all birthing human's matter! ? I am a Colorado-bred woman, passionate birth worker, Mother, and licensed esthetician. I have a unique drive to serve my clients to give them the beautiful, carefully planned, and cared for childbirth experience they have always dreamt of. Every birthing human has her own idea for her birth plan. I aim to customize every aspect of our time together, and even a little while after your baby (or babies!) is/are earthside! Some birthing humans desire to give in to their primal instincts and roar with each contraction and to give birth at home or outside. Some birthing humans prefer to deliver in the hospital or birthing center, with fairy lights and music. And some birthing humans want a combination. The possibilities are endless for your birth. I cannot wait to help make them real for you! To conclude, I have been passionate about birth and empowering women to have a positive experience, as they see it, ever since I gave birth to my son 10 years ago now. Most importantly, my support comes without opinions or judgment. I understand that you will make the best choices for your family and I am honored to be by your side as you do. After working together, I promise that you can settle into your life with a newborn knowing you have built a solid support system with me. I am looking forward to being part of your birthing team! Feel free to visit my social media platforms to get to know me as a Doula. If you are ready to go, or have questions about anything, contact me and we can set up a time for a cup of coffee and a chat!

Care philosophy

I’m Cema – doula, mother, and advocate of the wild feminine. With a gentle touch, extensive knowledge, and infinite love, I work to create a birth experience in which you feel safe, supported, respected, and empowered so that you can achieve birth without fear and transition into parenthood with beautiful memories! Let’s get tea together and see how I can help you w/your birth experience!

Areas served

  • 75m radius from my home
  • I will travel further - especially if youre alone.
$ flexible
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Johanna Hernandez

Boulder, CO

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a certified Pro Doula Labor Doula, and a fast learner. I am working on attending my first few births. I can listen well, and I like to think I am quite creative. I am polite and I also have computer skills. I have studied art and posed as a Living Statue on Pearl Street, in Boulder Colorado. I am passionate about helping people give birth and serving them and their partners in the process.

Care philosophy

Birth is a lifechanging process that can be all sorts of things and is different for each individual family and person. As a doula, I am committed to serving those around me. Compassion and kindness are things that strive to live by. “I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein)"

Areas served

  • Boulder, Longmont, Denver, Broomfield
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Jenn Leonard

Denver, CO

8 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

8 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

Colorado Mountain Doulas is a state-wide doula agency providing customized support for your entire family through pregnancy, birth and parenting. Our doulas are professionally trained and background checked business owners who pride themselves on offering non-judgmental care and up to date, evidenced based information that you can trust. We work together as a team, providing at least two doulas to every family, ensuring backup and continuity of care for all of your needs.

Care philosophy

We care for you. Everything we do is to support your birth and parenting philosophy. If you’re still exploring what that is, then we chat about that. While we use our education and experience to help guide you towards the best choices and philosophies for your family, we have no agenda. Support for you, and your exact needs, as they change and grow is the philosophy we stand behind.

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Colorado Springs
  • Pueblo

Reviews

  • Ashley
    April 3, 2024 at 8:32 pm | Client review

    Jenn runs a helpful and professional service for birth and postpartum. She has always made herself available to listen to my needs and help me find solutions. She was also very proactive in sourcing me assistance during a last minute need/change. Jenn is great to work with – I highly recommend her services and Colorado Mountain Doulas!

$ flexible
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ELLEN WHITE

Westminster, CO

3 reviews • 55 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 55 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Ellen White and I'm originally from Chicago, IL. I moved here in 2010. I realized my passion and love for birth with the birth of my 2 little girls. I am currently working on my certification with DONA International. I want every mama to experience a satisfying and empowering birth. I will strive to enhance your unique birthing journey.

Care philosophy

Birth is a normal, natural process that women have been doing for millions of years. Your body is perfectly capable and designed to do so. I will support you and encourage you on your unique birthing journey. I promise to provide you and your partner with knowledge, physical and emotional support.

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Lakewood
  • Golden
  • Boulder
  • Evergreen
  • Littleton
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Arvada
  • Englewood
  • Castle Rock

Reviews

  • Heather
    December 22, 2020 at 7:04 pm | Client review

    Ellen was responsive and thoughtful throughout my pregnancy and birth. She frequently met with me to plan out my desired vision of a home birth. Although this was my second labor and birth, Ellen would often think of things I never would have on my own. She was always kind and patient with me and my other family members. During the birth, if I didn’t require her immediate attention, she was helping my midwives or tending to our oldest child. Ellen has an arsenal of comforting techniques and combined with her tender disposition and confident demeanor, I trusted Ellen to know what to do and when. Ellen even comforted my mother when she needed it. When Ellen was present, I felt safe and well cared for. She helped create the perfect atmosphere to welcome a new baby into this world and a can’t recommend her enough!

$ flexible
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Karlye Ambrozic

Centennial, CO

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

My journey into the Birth World started with my Bachelors of Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver. There I studied Integrative Health care and Health Care Management. My educational blend of Eastern and Western medicine allows a more comprehensive understanding of both Allopathic and Preventative Medicine when healing the body, mind and spirit through these special times.

Care philosophy

Throughout your pregnancy, labor and Postpartum I am there as your personal Doula to help you create a more satisfying transition into Motherhood & Parenthood. My role is to guide you through comfort measures, reassurance, and advocate for your pre-determined birth preferences. Let’s discuss your unique birthing needs with a free phone call to discuss how I can best assist you and your family.

Areas served

  • Denver and the surrounding Metro Areas
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Jennifer Wisse

Lakewood, CO

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 6 years experience

I became a certified doula 6 years ago. Since that time I have had the privilege of working with many amazing families as they welcomed their new babies into the world. I love to support my clients in a way that is personalized to them. I do my very best to help ease anxiety and discomfort, to create an environment that feels supportive and safe for giving birth, and to prepare my clients for life with a new baby.

Care philosophy

My belief about birth is that YOU should be in control. I am just here to support you. I trust that with the right information and support you will be able to make the choices that are best for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Denver and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Kelly Contreras

Thornton, CO

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a DONA-Certified birth doula. I help families work toward their goals for birth. I meet with couples a couple times before birth to find out their specific goals for during birth. During labor, I am there to offer emotional, physical, and informational support. Unlike a doctor or nurse, I don't have a shift. I am there continuously until a couple hours after the birth. I do not perform any medical procedures. I am there for support. I work with couples no matter what kind of birth they are planning whether it is a natural birth, epidural, or c-section.

Care philosophy

My hope is that you have the most satisfying birth as YOU define it. I am there to provide emotional, physical and informational support no matter how or where you decide to give birth. I want to help create a calm and relaxing atmosphere so that you feel empowered and strong. I am thankful and honored any time I am invited to be part of such an intimate time for a family.

Areas served

  • Denver and surrounding areas
  • Littleton, CO
  • Centennial, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Arvada, CO

Reviews

  • Amanda
    March 20, 2020 at 11:08 pm | Client review

    Kelly was an amazing doula to me for the birth of my second daughter! My birth experience did not go as I was hoping, but Kelly’s support and encouragement made a huge difference and made the experience much more positive! She took turns with my husband pressing on my hips during every contraction, let me squeeze her hand, was a support person for my husband, prayed for me when things got really tough, came in the middle of the night and stayed until morning, texted and called me before and after the birth and always let me know she was there for me, and was so supportive when I was not at my best. I don’t think I could have gotten through that birth experience without Kelly. Kelly is very knowledgable about birth, labor positions, comfort techniques, and breastfeeding. Kelly is an awesome doula!

$ flexible
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Rebecca Poole-Gulick

Arvada, CO

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

As a birth doula I am here to support you before, during and after baby's birthday. I will be providing you with resources throughout your journey to make informed decisions. We will have two prenatal meetings and during those meetings we will go over your birth wishes. We will discuss the benefits & risks of each choice you have, discuss what could happen, practice comfort measures including: rebozo work, counter-pressure, pelvic release, hip squeezes, positions to encourage baby's descent & anterior position and open your pelvis by 25% more. We will discuss how you can best prepare yourself for immediately after the birth of your child(ren). I will be with you at the onset of active labor and all the way through to 1-2 hours postpartum. I am there as well to take the primary support role so your partner can take a rest, nap, grab fresh air, eat, etc. More importantly, I am there to enhance our partner's role and so they do not have to remember everything you both learned during childbirth classes. If you wish to breastfeed I am there to help support a good first latch as I am trained in breastfeeding basics. During the baby's birth story I will be taking notes so we can discuss your story during postpartum. You will have 1-2 postpartum meetings to go over your birth story, support breastfeeding if you wish and to answer any newborn care questions. As your postpartum doula, I support the whole family as you adjust to welcoming baby/babies into your life. I will: -Nurture your family with loving hands and heart to meet you exactly where you are, offering non-judgmental support. -Educate your family by modeling behavior, observing and offering options. -Assess the environment constantly in order to best assist you and your family. -Refer you to resources and referrals, and assist you with the skills to seek out resources and referrals. I will care for your family during the first three months, by providing you with non-medical support and companionship. I will assist with newborn care & sibling adjustment (includes furry siblings), meal prep, household organization, offer evidence based information on infant feeding, emotional & physical recovery from childbirth and other issues related to the postpartum period.

Care philosophy

My desire as a doula is to support you in a way that allows and encourages your birth wishes to be achieved. I will provide support physically, emotionally, spiritually (for some) and provide you with resources so you can make informed decisions. Once baby(s) arrive I will nurture you as parent(s) and respect your parenting style to best support you during postpartum.

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Arvada
  • Broomfield
  • Westminister
  • Boulder
  • Louisville
  • Aurora
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Castle Rock
  • Longmont
  • Colorado Springs
  • Fort Collins
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Megan Hannan

Aurora, CO

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

Ever since seeing my brother born in a birth center at age 7, I knew that an unmedicated birth at a birth center was my goal. After two amazing birth experiences (following three pregnancies), one with my daughter, and one as a surrogate for a beautiful baby boy in January 2015, I could not be more excited to help other persons achieve their own birth goals! While my official doula journey started in 2015, I have been supporting people in various capacities my whole life, and this was just the official next step. I received my birth doula certification through DONA International, and have continued to study the body, birth, and supporting the birthing person since.

Care philosophy

A doula is almost like a birth sherpa, someone who has walked the path, and can help people navigate the twists and turns of this particular journey. As your doula, I'm there to help people handle the intense emotional and physical aspects of birth, as well as help the Birthing Person tap into their innate potential to birth.

Areas served

  • Aurora, CO
  • Centennial, CO
  • Parker, CO
  • Littleton, CO
  • Denver's Southeast
$ flexible
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Katie White

Denver, CO

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

I've been drawn to birth work my entire life and have found such a profound calling in my work as a doula, supporting families through their own birth journeys. I've been a part of the medical field for the past 15 years and this work has led and prepared me into my role as a doula. I am passionate about supporting families, encouraging mamas to use their intuition to meet their babies and holding space for this transformative experience that is birth. The shift into motherhood and bringing baby home is intense and beautiful and I absolutely love working with families throughout their postpartum time. ​ I am a mama to two beautiful girls and my own unique birth experiences have helped fuel my desires to be a doula. My man and I have been married for ten incredible and crazy years. We love traveling, snowboarding and adventuring with our tiny tribe.

Care philosophy

My heart is to empower other women to feel strong and successful. I have no agenda and I enter your story with no expectation. I simply hope to bring knowledge and guidance to the table. I am your champions and advocate. I am beyond honored whenever I’m invited into someone’s birth story.

Areas served

  • Denver and surrounding areas
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Arvada
  • Golden
  • Boulder

Reviews

  • Shelby
    December 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm | Client review

    Katie is the kind of doula every mama deserves! She is incredibly compassionate and listens so well. Katie walked through my pregnancy with me each step of the way, instilling confidence and peace as she educated and encouraged me in my journey towards a VBAC. She even made me a personalized birth affirmation banner for my hospital room. During my labor and delivery, she brought such a calming presence and was a warrior advocate for me the entire time. I am forever grateful that I made the decision to include Katie White in my birthing team.

$ flexible
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Amanda Huston

Denver, CO

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 12 years experience

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 12 years experience

I have been assisting family and friends with birth for about 12 years. I saw my first birth when I was 13 and knew the birth world was a perfect fit for my heart. I have three children, two girls and a boy. All of my birth experiences were very different, but my son's birth is what helped me decide to pursue my Birth Doula certification. I had overwhelming support from my midwife in such a way that his un-medicated, natural water birth was serene and one I'll never forget. My Birth Doula package includes two prenatal visits at your home, generally two hours long, support for your entire labor and delivery up to two hours postpartum (flexible), one postpartum visit in your home as well as unlimited email, phone and text support from the time of hire.

Care philosophy

I believe that every birthing family deserves support through one of the biggest transitions of their lives. I'm here to offer emotional, physical and mental support for my families. Birth is such a beautiful blessing and I want to ensure my families have the education, encouragement and comfort they deserve.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro, Longmont to Parker

Reviews

  • Kelly
    December 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm | Client review

    My husband and I were referred to Amanda by a friend who was a former client of hers. Upon meeting Amanda, I instantly connected with her and appreciated her warm and confident presence. She is very well-versed in her trade and was a constant for us as we prepared for the birth of our first child, during child labor and beyond. Amanda was attentive to our needs and aware of surroundings. I felt confident going into child labor that Amanda was on our side and would do all possible to make it a joyful experience. And that she did!

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Brittany Miller

Colorado Springs, CO

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

Hey there! My name is Brittany Miller. I have been married to my husband for five years and we have a son, Kanon, and two daughters Kaya and Kallie. I was born and raised in Alabama, but I am a Colorado transplant of four years now and we have decided to make this place our forever home. After the birth of my son, I was left with a feeling of dissatisfaction around how my labor and birth actually played out. Soon after finding out I was pregnant with my daughter, I sought out a different model of care for my pregnancy. Within this process, I decided that I wanted to hire a doula as well. I interviewed her early on in my pregnancy, and we instantly clicked. Long story short... I had the absolute best birth experience thanks to an amazing birth team! I was hooked. That oxytocin that fills the room is unparalleled. I needed and wanted to be apart of this amazing group of birth workers who made all the difference to my pregnancy and birth. So here I am, 2 years later, following my heart and embracing my love for women and babies and the beauty of birth.

Care philosophy

I believe in the power to birth your baby the way you feel is the best way. Whether that is unmedicated, medicated, via Cesarean. I support all births and provide evidence-based education so you, as a mother, can make the best decision for you, your baby, and your family.

Areas served

  • Colorado Springs
  • Manitou Springs
  • Pueblo
  • Castle Rock
  • Divide
  • Old Colorado City
  • Woodland Park
  • Falcon
$ flexible
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Dietra Hudson

Littleton, CO

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

HudMama Doula Care, LLC was founded in 2016 after the birth of my first son and I have been serving families since then. I meet with my clients twice prenatally, to get to know you and your birth intentions. I provide evidenced based information but also want to get to know my clients on a deeper level, so that I can best support them. I will be there with you throughout labor and birth so I can assure your birth while unpredictable, can go as smoothly as possible. As a CLC I will help you with initial breastfeeding before I leave your place of birth and will offer one breastfeeding assessment during your postpartum visit. I will meet with you once after you give birth to discuss your birth story, make sure you have a support system in place and offer any resources you may need to get you on the right path with your new baby.

Care philosophy

I provide passionate care for your birth and beyond. As a doula, I want my clients to be informed with evidenced based information and equipped with the knowledge necessary to make the best decisions for their birth. I believe that having the right care team with you during labor and birth, can create one of the best experiences of your life! How we birth our babies matters.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro Area.
$ flexible
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Candace McCollett

Colorado Springs, CO

11 reviews • 1000 families supported • 19 years experience

11 reviews • 1000 families supported • 19 years experience

I entered into the childbirth field for two main reasons. First, I wanted to empower women through the natural methods of childbirth. I remember the feelings of strength and control that I encountered when I had my two children at home in the presence of midwives and I wanted to pass this on to other expectant mothers. With my first pregnancy, I was alone and thinking of giving my baby up for adoption. Then one day, along comes the most incredible woman who ended up changing my life. She was a midwife who said she would take me on as a client for the fee of $50 (for supplies) in the hopes that a home birth would convince me to keep the baby. Well, her plan was a success and she has given me a gift I have yet to repay. Now I have a twenty-two-year-old daughter, a seventeen-year-old son, an eight-year-old daughter and the most wonderful husband in the world. My second reason for getting into the birthing field was because I want to eradicate the general public’s misconceptions about pregnancy and the birthing process. A woman’s pregnant uterus should not be treated as a tumorous growth to be controlled by medicine, but rather a natural event that women have been participating for many years before doctors. In most cases, birth can be accomplished safely and satisfactorily without intervention, such as drugs and surgery. The need for patience must be practiced in the presence of a laboring woman.

Care philosophy

I believe that each labor and birth is a unique and miraculous experience. I also believe that there is more than one good way to have a baby and that parents should have the proper tools available for effective informed consent and informed refusal.

Areas served

  • Pikes Peak Region
  • Pikes Peak Region

Reviews

  • Alyssa
    December 21, 2020 at 12:14 pm | Client review

    I have had three home births with Candace and she is absolutely amazing! All of my experiences were different, but my most recent delivery was more unexpected. I was able to deliver a very large 9.5 lb posterior baby at home with Candace’s quick action and guidance. I am certain if not for her and my midwife, I would have had a c-section. She has so much experience, that I felt completely comfortable during the whole process. Throughout the prenatal appointments, she never judged or was pushy- just very down to earth and friendly. When offering testing, she always explained risk/benefit and alternatives without bias towards her opinion or judgement. She’s very empathetic and you can tell she loves what she does. There’s so much more I could say, but I’m eternally grateful for Candace for all three of my births. I will not have a birth without her by my side. She is a gift to moms.

$ flexible
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Anna Otaola

Denver, CO

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 7 years experience

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 7 years experience

Being a doula and supporting any person/couple who desires that kind of support is a passion & deep desire of my heart. My birth stories are 2 of the most significant events in my life - they were beautiful, challenging, empowering, and deeply personal to me. The support I received at both births had such a profound impact on each birth story and the outcome. My desire is to support, encourage, and hold space without judgement or critique for birthing people so that their birth stories are ones of positivity, empowerment, intimacy and joy. I provide 2 prenatal visits where we establish your birth goals, discuss labor and birth, and establish a trusting relationship for you and your partner. I work closely with partners so that they are empowered, equipped, and confident as your number one support in labor and are as involved as they choose to be. Once in labor, I am with you constantly, as well as immediate postpartum. I do a follow-up postpartum visit within 2 weeks of birth to go over breastfeeding, baby wearing, other helpful tips and suggestions that go along with settling in and transitioning into parenthood, and most significantly, processing your birth experience. I have multiple packages available based on what kind of support you desire. I also have a scholarship fund made of contributions from previous clients that can be used to help with the investment, if financial assistance is needed.

Care philosophy

I work closely with my clients/partners to build a strong, safe, and trusting relationship providing emotional, physical, & with informational support & advocacy. My goal is to support your birth goals & preferences, resulting in your birth experience being as positive & meaningful as possible. Being invited into a birth is an honor, I aim to provide the support that the role deserves.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro, CO

Reviews

  • Anna
    February 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm | Client review

    Anna provides the perfect balance of business and bedside manner. While it was clear from the outset that she was incredibly knowledgeable about the birthing process and all it entails, it was the caring, empathic energy that exuded from her that sealed the deal for us. She took time to truly get to know us, our goals for our birthing process, as well as understanding that when it’s go time, things can fly out the window. We felt over-prepared, in the best way possible, for our journey to meeting our little man. When labor did arrive, Anna was the eagle scout we all need: prepared with all the tools (from snacks to juice to appropriate and timely interventions) necessary to make labor as comfortable and joyful as it could possibly be.
    We cannot say enough good things about Anna so we will leave it at this: If you are contemplating utilizing the services of a professional doula, you will be doing yourself a disservice if you pass up the opportunity to have Anna be a part of your process.

$ flexible
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Monique Lehman

Colorado Springs, CO

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

I come from a medical background, working as an RN with postpartum moms and babes in the hospital and in an OBGYN clinic. I have completed the birth doula training through DONA, but am still working on the final certification. I also provide postpartum "help" at home.

Care philosophy

My mission is to ensure that families are getting the experience that they desire when they have their baby, whatever that looks like for them. My goal is to hold space for mothers and families during birth and the postpartum period. To be a grounding presence. To remind you of your power and your strength. And also to remind you of your softness and your ability to nurture.

Areas served

  • Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs
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Jessica Stone

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

As a doula, I am honored to be welcomed along your families journey, helping you to discover and believe in your own strength, to trust your heart and body. To empower you!​ Experiencing my own births opened my heart to this amazing feeling of empowerment and connection with my body, my partner and my children. With each pregnancy I learned more. With each birth I chose a new path. I grew as a woman and as a mother. I wasn't educated on birth at first, I didn't know that it was a natural process, I didn't have the support that is so very needed while in this fragile state. My first two births weren't on my own terms, but through my third and fourth, I listened to my body, I learned to trust my body. This is what brought me to become a doula! -Jessica

Care philosophy

I will be there to support you from beginning to end. I'll be there to make sure you maintain and feel confident in your birth space, knowing that you are making the right decisions for yourself and baby. Keeping you centered and making sure those around you respect your birth plan, is my main focus! Support, educate, and empowering families to birth their way!

Areas served

  • Denver
  • Arvada
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Broomfield
  • Lafayette
  • Golden
  • Boulder
  • Englewood
  • Thornton
  • Northglenn
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Molly Dwyer

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

At MAGDA Births, I do not speak for you, decide for you, replace a partner’s role and will never judge you for your choices. Instead, I help you empower yourself so that your birth experience is just that - yours. I will give you tools, information, comfort and healing measures through Doula services, customized yoga practices and therapeutic massage. I will hold space for you, offer a consistent presence and guide you through this process with love.

Care philosophy

I believe that all birthing people deserve to be supported with intentional care, trust and respect during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. By nurturing positive births across all cultures and communities, we can celebrate the spectrum of circumstances, heal bodies, minds and spirits, improve broken systems and manifest a more peaceful world.

Areas served

  • Denver Metro Area
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Misty Stewart

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 7 years experience

I work with a doula agency, Intuitive Birth. There are three of us doulas, I enjoy working with a team. My journey began about seven years ago when I started to get asked to support single mom's during pregnancy and labor. My passion continued to grow into something larger. I knew then that I wanted to dive into childbirth work full time! I am a certified birth doula with DONA and I am also trained as a childbirth educator through CAPPA where I will soon offer a series of childbirth classes to families. My doula services include a complimentary meet and greet, two prenatal visits, unlimited hours of labor support and one postpartum visit. I do offer breastfeeding support to my clients.

Care philosophy

My goal as a birth doula is to provide you with the education and support to achieve your desired birth. No matter your kind of birth, medicated or not medicated, I will support your decision and give you the best possible education and care. I believe that all families need support during pregnancy, labor and postpartum.

Areas served

  • Boulder to Castle Rock and all Denver metro area.
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McKinzey Murphy

Denver, CO

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 3 years experience

I offer a variety of packages and I am always willing to work with families to find the support that works best for them. My main goals are to ensure birthing people and families are supported both mentally and physically and that they have the resources they need to make informed decisions. I coach you to be your own advocate through this journey and I am a listening ear and calming presence along the way.

Care philosophy

After experiencing the transition into motherhood, I knew I wanted to be the support and anchor for others. I'm a listening ear, a calming touch, the gentle reminder to breathe, the shoulder to lean on. No matter what type of birth you choose, I will never judge or persuade, only you know what's best for your family. My philosophy is support without judgment and to be a calming, guiding presence.

Areas served

  • Northglenn
  • Thornton
  • Englewood
  • Littleton
  • Longmont
  • Boulder
  • Westminster
  • Broomfield
  • Lakewood
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Denver
  • Aurora
  • Golden
  • Centennial

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Castle Rock, CO.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Castle Rock, CO and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Castle Rock, CO in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Castle Rock, CO. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Castle Rock, CO doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Castle Rock, CO to be $911, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Colorado. The cost of a doula in Castle Rock, CO can range from $716 to $1,105. These costs are based on a representative group of 274 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Colorado. The average cost of a doula in Colorado is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Castle Rock, CO, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Castle Rock, CO: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Castle Rock, CO, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Castle Rock, CO can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Castle Rock, CO does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Castle Rock, CO will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Castle Rock, CO can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Castle Rock, CO; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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