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Found 16 Pros in Fort Collins, CO, USA | Birth doula support
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Lexi Pic

Johnstown, CO

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Lexi is a birth and postpartum Doula. Her focus mainly is to do more Birth Doula work but she loves to follow clients through postpartum as well. As a Postpartum Doula, her goal is to be warm, caring and loving to the newborns. She wholeheartedly enjoys spending time with new mothers and their babies. Her focus is on helping the new mother regain her strength and cope with their new addition. Lexi’s goal is to help new mothers rest and recuperate after their birth so that they can enjoy their baby that much more. She happily supports and works with clients who choose any feeding method (breast and/or bottle with breastmilk or formula). She is trained in breastfeeding basics and works with clients who plan to breastfeed in order to teach them proper feeding and latch-on techniques and address the common and uncommon challenges that might arise when nursing an infant. She is very friendly, warm and funny! You will enjoy her down-to-earth nature and be impressed with her knowledge and wisdom. She is eager to help and provide parents with any information they might need. Her hope is that we can achieve a woman’s and her partner's dream for the birth of their baby and have that experience be fulfilling and joyful. From massages with warm compresses to soothing music, gentle but effective birth positions and lots of laughter...Lexi will help you do it all!

Care philosophy

Lexi is a birth and postpartum Doula. Her focus mainly is to do more Birth Doula work but she loves to follow clients through postpartum as well. As a Postpartum Doula, her goal is to be warm, caring and loving to the newborns. She wholeheartedly enjoys spending time with new mothers and their babies. Her focus is on helping the new mother regain her strength and cope with their new addition.

Areas served

  • Northern Colorado
  • Denver/Boulder Area
$ flexible
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Jade Zimmerman

Boulder, CO

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Welcome to Jade Lynn's Doula Services, where compassionate support meets the transformative journey of motherhood. My name is Jade Lynn, and at 24 years old, I bring a youthful energy and deep passion to my role as a doula. Based in the beautiful Boulder County, Colorado, I have felt a natural calling to assist families, with a special focus on guiding mothers through the preparation and transition of welcoming a newborn into their homes.

Care philosophy

I am committed to providing unwavering support, heartfelt understanding, and evidence-based knowledge every step of the way. I believe in empowering women to trust their instincts and embrace the incredible transformation of motherhood. Together, we will navigate the challenges, celebrate the triumphs, and create a nurturing space where you can flourish as you embark on this extraordinary journey

Areas served

  • Longmont
  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Fort Collins

Reviews

  • Isha
    August 28, 2023 at 12:43 am | Peer review

    I recommend Jade unconditionally. Jade is and has been a person on whom I have been able to rely and trust, she is bright, conscientious, and continuously seeks opportunities to learn and grow. Along with her intellectual drive, Jade is an exceptional woman, mother, and doula. She has the ability to act promptly when necessary and sit in the discomfort of extreme states without being shaken. She has an ability to stay calm under pressure, has keen insight, and is able to sit in the discomfort of suffering without losing her focus.

    Jade is in constant search of information, she takes the time to learn and listen, she seeks answers and she has the rare ability to take criticism as an opportunity for growth. In moments of disagreement, I have witnessed her pause in order to truly hear what underlies the words spoken she then uses the feedback to expand her understanding and form greater connection as she responds with curiosity rather than defensiveness.

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Julie Sanders

Boulder, CO

8 reviews • 55 families supported • 12 years experience

8 reviews • 55 families supported • 12 years experience

My birth doula practice begins by providing insight and guidance for you to discover your inner strength and intuitive wisdom as you prepare for the birth of your baby and your transformation as a mother, for the first time or again. As a Holistic Birth Doula and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, I offer childbirth education, prenatal yoga & meditation, body-ready birth prep coaching, postpartum nourishment, crystal alchemy sound healing, and honor rites-of-passage rituals. I share the passion for a transformative and empowering pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.

Care philosophy

My approach to doula care prioritizes whole-mother wellness and being here for you throughout your motherhood journey. I seek to understand your values and desires, providing compassionate care and support that aligns with the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience you hope for so you feel deeply connected with your mothering mind, body, and spirit.

Areas served

  • Serving Boulder Valley & Beyond

Reviews

  • Julie
    March 8, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you for providing a review for me here, Davi! I learned so much from you during our times together and am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you! I wish I still lived close to you! You are a blessing to all mothers and newborns!

$ flexible
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Claire Kagan

Boulder, CO

5 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

5 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi y’all! I’m Claire Kagan: a yoga teacher, birth doula, and Ayurvedic postpartum doula with a background in Social Work (LMSW) and a holistic mindset around health, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I’m based in Boulder, CO, and I serve families in the Denver and Boulder areas, as well as virtually. I always customize my services to fit your family’s needs, so we can work together to build any combination of the services I offer. Please reach out to me for more details on adjusting my services/pricing to fit you. I’m so excited to support you throughout this journey!

Care philosophy

I bring in my skills as a Social Worker and Doula to provide education, empower you to be your own self-advocate, and ensure that all of your needs are met and your wishes are honored. I’ll create an ambiance that keeps you comfortable with candles, lighting, music, essential oils, massage, breath, meditation, and movement. My goal: to help you feel safe, seen, held, and loved.

Areas served

  • Serving between Boulder + Denver

Reviews

  • Taylor
    June 21, 2024 at 7:11 am | Client review

    Claire was our doula for the birth of our baby and we are so thankful for her guidance, support and friendship. She is so warm, friendly and easy to be around which was one of the most important things we considered when picking a doula. Claire offered her support throughout our whole pregnancy. We really appreciated the informational emails that were sent weekly. She was with us in the hospital for about 24 hours and was a true support and comfort. Claire had wonderful recommendations for pain management and stretching throughout the labor process and really helped us turn our hospital room into a place that felt like home. We love Claire and are so thankful we found her.

$ flexible
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Yvonne (Evie) Moore

Fort Collins, CO

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 11 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 11 years experience

Birth and postpartum care, lactation support, newborn care, and post operative home care/support. Holistic values, guidance, and empowerment to the new parents. A mother of 9, 4 homebirths and 5 hospital births, waterbirth, breastfeed all 9 children, extended breastfeeding, tandem + nursing. Former La leche league leader. Registered Nurse.

Care philosophy

Postpartum- My care philosophy is to encourage the new parent to trust their instincts, guide them on this journey of parenthood, provide support and caring advice when asked of me. Collaborative decision making in regards to supportive care for the parent, child, and family. Birth- To provide supportive care throughout your birth experience, guiding you through, to listen to your body with trust.

Areas served

  • Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder
  • Denver metro, Cheyenne, Wy
$ flexible
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Rebekah Swanson

Boulder, CO

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Growing up in a big family, I saw birth firsthand and grew to love it, in all its forms. Now as a mother myself, I’ve learned the importance of advocating for oneself to find the birth plan that works for you. I began my education in the birth world a year ago, and have served families in Colorado and Washington. I serve families in hospitals, birth centers and at home. I’ve also assisted in the birth classes offered at Whatcom Pregnancy Clinic, educating women and their partners on the tools available to ease and enhance their labor and birth. I am currently taking new clients through the new year. Hope to hear from you soon!

Care philosophy

I strive to assist mothers in their journey through pregnancy and birth, with an evidence based approach. It is my belief that birth should be centered around the mother’s voice, and that her support team is there to lift her where she needs and step back when she asks. In every birth I’ve been to I’ve learned from the strength that is found in birth.

Areas served

  • Boulder County

Reviews

  • Lacey
    April 26, 2023 at 2:15 am | Client review

    Rebekah was AMAZING!!! I honestly can’t say enough good things. I hired her super short notice like literally 2 weeks before I gave birth and she was able to make it work still. She was so great throughout my entire labor. She stayed with me at the hospital (and stayed awake to comfort me even if I was dozing off) the entire labor. She did counter pressure. She talked me through everything. She was an advocate to the hospital staff for me. She came over to my house a few days after giving birth and brought us some delicious homemade soup and rice. She was so caring, non judgmental, and easy going. I could keep going on and on about how great she was but bottom line is I don’t know how I would have made it through with out her. HIGHLY recommend!

$ flexible
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Rebeka Torres

Longmont, CO

0 reviews • 24 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 24 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a DONA certified birth doula, I love to create a happy and calm atmosphere during your labor prep and birth. I offer a complimentary meet and greet to get to know each other because I believe it's very important to feel comfortable with all the people in your birth team. We'll have at least 2 prenatal meetings and go over the birth you want and how we can best work towards that goal. I will support you throughout your entire pregnancy via text or phone call and will be available for you 24/7 at 37 weeks, meaning that you can call me day or night to support you. I aim to customize my services based on what you need and want and how you chose to birth. I also provide birth photography, it's such a beautiful memory to have captured & it can help process your birth. I love helping all families feel supported and empowered. Follow me on my social media platforms (@BekaTheDoula) to get to know me a little more, i'm looking forward to being part of your birth team.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula and birth photographer, my goal is that you feel supported, empowered and confident in birthing your baby. I'm here to support you physically & emotionally, to educate and provide you with any resources you may need. I believe that all births are beautiful and the way you chose to birth is completely up to you, i'm here to help you feel supported.

Areas served

  • boulder
  • thornton
  • westminster
  • longmont
  • loveland
  • fort collins
$ flexible
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Bethany Dickson

Boulder, CO

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a DONA certified Labor and Birth Doula and am in the process of completing my certification as a Postpartum Doula

Care philosophy

As a Labor and Birth Doula my goal is to empower all birthing families to realize the birth that they envision for themselves. Through connection and education to prepare for the birth, and physical and emotional support during labor and after my hope is that your birth experience will be one where you feel loved and supported and empowered in your new journey into parenthood.

Areas served

  • Boulder / Denver and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Pearl
    August 6, 2021 at 4:33 pm | Client review

    Bethany was an integral part of the birth of my daughter. She was physically and emotionally supportive. I am so grateful she was there to assist me in my first birth.

$ flexible
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Marissa Nelson CPD/RPYT

Fort Collins, CO

4 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

To put it bluntly, I love babies! I am fascinated by the innate, primitive, and beautiful ability of our bodies to create new life. My intention is to support you in having the most empowering, transformative, and safe birthing experience as possible. We are not meant to birth alone. As human beings bringing new human beings into the world, it is pivotal to feel affirmed and validated during our most vulnerable and authentic moments. I want you to look back on your birth experience and feel triumphant! No matter what you’ve been through in the past, or what you are envisioning this time around, I am here to 100% support your goals and help them come to fruition. I bring knowledge, experience, and skills to this position, but more importantly, I bring Empathy, Compassion, and Presence.

Care philosophy

What best describes Yogi Doula's philosophy is the word Sakti, which is Sanskrit for “The Divine Feminine”- meaning the moment when you embody your highest, purest form of intelligence and intuition. This transformative moment can happen during childbirth when you’re surrounded by unconditional support!

Areas served

  • Loveland, CO
  • Longmont, CO
  • Wellington, CO
  • Timnath, CO
  • Severance, CO

Reviews

  • Marissa
    August 18, 2022 at 1:47 pm | Client review

    Marissa is such a kind person with a gentle soul. I really leaned on her for her expansive knowledge and the never ending comfort she provided. I came to the idea of a doula in the home stretch of my pregnancy- about 7/8 months in. Even with me feeling like I was late in the doula game, Marissa assured me that I was not. That’s what I really needed in my pregnancy, comfort and reassurance. There was a lot I was frightened of and Marissa took my hand (and my foot at one point haha 💕) and guided me through each moment I needed it. If I ever become pregnant again, I hope Marissa is with me.

$ flexible
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Ali Sugarman

Boulder, CO

4 reviews • 11 families supported • 4 years experience

4 reviews • 11 families supported • 4 years experience

Nurturing mindful and empowering birth experiences for holistically-minded families in Colorado and beyond

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is natural, normal and that our bodies are primed for it. It's a right of passage and a sacred time to tune into the body! That being said, birth is unpredictable and I aim to educate my clients about the numerous possibilities that could take place. My primary goal is to reduce fear and create safe, peaceful environments for the transition from womb to world.

Areas served

  • Boulder
  • Denver
  • Golden
  • Louisville
  • Arvada
  • Nederland
  • Black Hawk
  • Idaho Springs
  • Broomfield
  • Lyons
  • Westminster
  • Louisville
  • Evergreen

Reviews

  • Elina
    March 30, 2021 at 3:32 pm | Client review

    My husband and I enlisted Ali’s services for the birth of our second daughter after our previous doula moved out of state.
    Ali is very personable and knowledgeable. The services she provides are the perfect mix of scientifically based information and holistic medicine. Her Reiki and Reflexology treatment during my pregnancy were an amazing treat.
    During my delivery she was essential in keeping my husband and I calm and grounded. Delivering during a pandemic meant I could not have the same amount of people as my first delivery, I had 5 (!) support people the first time around, and Ali made it feel like I had the expect same level of support.
    Ali met us at the hospital right as my contractions began intensifying after my induction. She helped me breath through the first and second stages of labor, rubbing my lower back, and reminding me to relax my face.
    Her calm demeanor and expertise are a must in any doula, plus her lactation cookies were delicious!
    15/10 would recommend.

$ 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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Dakota Hindman

Boulder, CO

11 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

11 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

Dakota is a Certified Birth Doula, Full-Spectrum Doula (birth, postpartum, miscarriage, termination and loss), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Ceremonialist living in Lyons, Colorado. She is also a student midwife who occasionally assists a home-birth midwife in the Boulder area and provides an assortment of other offerings for the childbearing continuum like Childbirth Education, Belly Binding, Council Circles and Mother/Parent Roasting, etc. Avidly studying birth since 2010, Dakota has always known that this was her “calling”. Through her years of doula and midwifery training in Bali, North Carolina, Vermont and Colorado, she deeply understands the importance of families feeling educated and empowered during their birthing experience and the impact that can have on the newborn child’s life, the family unit as a whole and the wider community. Dakota fiercely advocates for her clients in all birth settings and holds a larger vision of birth as a transformative Rite of Passage. She is passionate about holding space for clients who are interested in bringing more intention and sacredness to their birthing journey through a variety of ceremonial offerings (mother/parent honoring ceremonies, yoni steaming and sealing ceremonies, to list just a few). Dakota is also one of the founding members of The Mother’s Center in Boulder (www.themotherscenter.org). There, she holds donation-based council circles for pregnant and postpartum people in the community, as well as an assortment of other offerings like Kirtan (devotional chanting), meditation, community potlucks and many different types of workshops and ceremonies. When she is not at a birth or holding space at The Mother’s Center, you can find Dakota soaking in natural hot springs around the state, dancing the 5-Rhythms, sitting in women’s circles and probably using way too much ghee when cooking!

Care philosophy

"Matrescence" (according to anthropologist Dana Rafael) is the birth of a Mother/Parent. The Rite of Passage. It is with love and presence that I hold your hand during this Sacred Transition. And I honor your personal story. Each transition into parenthood is unique. Whatever the outcome of your pregnancy, I am here with you. I will advocate for and support *your* choice and *your* intuition.

Areas served

  • Boulder, Lyons, Longmont, Loveland and Denver

Reviews

  • Sean
    March 25, 2021 at 9:07 am | Client review

    Dakota’s intuitive guidance and nurturing energy was a boon of healing for me! My experience in working with her was empowering in a way I hadn’t experienced before. I recommend her wholeheartedly and have witnessed her attain mastery in her gifts over the years as an acquaintance.

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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! 🙂

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Stacy Ash

Estes Park, CO

0 reviews • 226 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 226 families supported • 20 years experience

I started as a birth doula in 2001. I have supported over 200 families at the birth of their child and as they provide surrogate services. I am certified through three professional doula training organizations, and trained through a fourth organization. I am certified as a birth doula, a postpartum doula, a placenta encapsulation specialist, and a childbirth educator. One of my birth certifications is specialized as a Birth and Bereavement Doula. My strengths are in my experience, and in my ability to attune to the very individual needs of the birthing person, and bringing a sense of calm to the birth space.

Care philosophy

I am an experienced, trained & certified birth professional; birth doula services, postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, childbirth classes & birth pool rentals. I support hospital births, home births and birth center births with a medical professional (midwife or physician) present. Your birth, your baby, your voice, your choice.

Areas served

  • Estes Park (Lyons, Longmont, Loveland)
$ flexible
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Maddison Hock

Longmont, CO

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello moms and families! I'm Maddison Hock, and I am thrilled to be able to offer my doula services to Longmont and the surrounding areas!! My services include a complimentary consultation/interview, two prenatal visits, continuous support through labor and birth, and one postpartum visit, along with unlimited calls, texts, and emails throughout your pregnancy. I am currently certifying through DONA International, so I am offering a discounted price: the first 5 births that I attend will be completely free, and will include all of my usual services. I am currently taking births through July. If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a beautiful and amazing event that you will remember for the rest of your life. My job is to make this memory a positive one! My goal is to empower and support women through labor and delivery to have whatever birth experience they choose.

Areas served

  • Berthoud
  • Boulder
  • Firestone
  • Frederick
  • Loveland
  • Niwot
$ flexible
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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

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 Fort Collins, CO.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, CO in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Fort Collins, CO. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Fort Collins, 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, the average cost of a doula in Fort Collins, CO is $892, but typically ranges from $709 to $1,076. These costs are based on a representative group of 67 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Fort Collins and Denver areas. The average cost of a doula in Fort Collins, CO is about the same as the average cost of a doula in the state of Colorado, which is $911.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Fort Collins, CO is $1,076 the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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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