Denver Doula


As a DONA certified birth doula, I am happy to provide doula support to families in the greater Denver and Boulder areas and nearby communities. Thank you so much for considering me to be your doula! It’s a privilege to be present for such a special and singular moment in a family’s life.

welcomeWhat is a doula?

A labor doula is a non-medical childbirth assistant who provides continuous emotional, physical and educational support for the laboring mother. The doula does not replace the partner, doctor, nurse, or midwife, but works together with them to ensure a positive birth experience. A doula helps expectant parents make decisions by providing information and support, but does not make decisions for them.

My Birth Philosophy

I believe that birth is a natural function of a woman’s body and that every woman already has the skills and knowledge she needs to give birth in her own unique way. Birth works, if we let it! As a doula, I am present to help expecting parents create the birth that they envision for themselves and to experience birth fully and actively.

I'm excited to announce a new development in my doula practice: starting in November 2012 I will be adding a new partner, Kathy Dano, to my practice. Click here to learn more about Kathy and how our partnership works.

In March 2014,
I will be welcoming another
baby of my own into
my family! With the
exception of very special
circumstances, I will
not be taking on new
clients right now.
as I prepare for my birth
and enjoy my babymoon.
My partner,
Kathy Dano
will be
continuing as a sole
practitioner until I return
to birthwork. You can learn
more about Kathy
. In the meantime,
please feel free to
contact me anytime
with questions,
inquiries or comments.
Even though I'm taking a
break from birthwork for
a while, I still always love
to hear from growing
families and offer
any guidance I can.

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