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Found 9 Pros in Fort Collins, CO, USA | Postpartum 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
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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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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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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.

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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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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

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Fort Collins, CO offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 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 $34 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Fort Collins, CO is $43 the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 Fort Collins, 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 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.

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