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Found 36 Pros in Denver, CO, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Emily Rodriguez

Loveland, CO

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

Emily Rodriguez- Birth/Postpartum Doula, Sacred Birth Journey Instructor & Reiki Master/Instructor As a mother herself, Emily has a passion for babies and the path from maiden to motherhood. She values community, honoring the transitional experiences we encounter in life and finding optimal wellbeing through alternative techniques. She has found herself immersed in the work around birth, health and the divine feminine by supporting mothers as a doula, offering the peaceful energy healing of Reiki and hosting women's circles. She uses her tools of intuition, empathy and science to assist in your birthing process for a calm birth and new beginning with your little blessing. Emily's passion is sharing the gift of Reiki and empowering others to take on the traditional practices. She is experienced in the utilization of sacred sound for healing through Quartz crystal singing bowls and tibetan instruments. She guides full and new moon classes integrated with Reiki and sacred sound that encourage embracing the cycles within and honoring our connection to nature. ~ Certifications & Work Experience Emily attended her Birth and Postpartum Doula Training in February of 2018 through the Birth Trust Doula Certification program. She is a certified Sacred Birth Journey instructor teaching childbirth preparation to couples through the Sacred Living Movement. She has been a certified Reiki practitioner since 2013, becoming attuned when she was 5 months pregnant. Reiki assisted in her transition of becoming a mother by giving her practical relaxation techniques. She has been a Reiki instructor locally in Fort Collins, CO, Hotchkiss, CO, and Taos, NM since 2017. Emily has taught workshops and performed at Tribal Vision Festival in 2017 and 2018, Sonic Bloom Festival in 2019 and Arise Festival in 2019. She is currently on staff as a doula and Reiki instructor at Sacred Owl Wellness Health Spa in Fort Collins, CO.

Care philosophy

Supporting sovereignty through undisturbed homebirth.

Areas served

  • Colorado

Reviews

  • Dakota
    August 5, 2022 at 10:35 am | Peer review

    Emily is a fellow doula colleague, former client of mine and dear sister-friend in the community. She is an incredible person, mother and friend. I value her connection to the more primal and intuitive sides of the birthing continuum and highly recommend her as a birth-keeper for any family that desires present, loving and connected space holding for their childbearing experience. Whenever I need back-up doula support in the Loveland area, Emily is my go-to girl. You will not be disappointed. Hire Emily! 🙂

$ 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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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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Kelby Propp

Johnstown, CO

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 2 years experience

I’m Kelby and I am a mom to three little ones including a set of twins! I am passionate about working with families from pregnancy- parenthood. I learned through my own experiences the gaps in care and support, which is what led me into this work. I provide birth, bereavement, postpartum services. On demand childbirth courses online, host a podcast “Talk Birthy To Me”, as finishing certification for breastfeeding counselor and education, and am a certified infant and child sleep specialist!

Care philosophy

I believe you deserve to have the support in whatever way you decide to give birth. I’m here to support your wishes and help you advocate for those.

Areas served

  • Virtually, Northern Colorado
  • Certified with Baby sleep consultants 2020
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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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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

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Denver, CO offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Denver, CO offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Denver, CO, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Denver, CO with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

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

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Denver, CO and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Denver, CO is $35 per hour, but typically ranges from $28 to $43 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 67 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Denver area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Denver, CO is about the same as the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Colorado, which is $34 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Denver, CO is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

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

A postpartum doula in Denver, CO is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Denver, CO offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Denver, CO can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Denver, CO. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Denver, CO, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Denver, CO is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Denver, 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.

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