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1574 York Street, Denver, CO, United States

Sessy Spira LMT, CD(DONA)

Doula + Massage + Photography

Childbirth is not a one size fits all. At Mama Bee Doulas, we believe there is no wrong way to birth, there is simply your way. We specialize in guiding women and their partners to find their own birthing way.

This is a support group that offers individual and group support for women who have suffered birth trauma.  Located between Parker and Broomfield, we service the entire Denver Metro area.

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Kate is a perinatal massage therapist and third generation birth worker. Her doula services include two in-home massages in conjunction with the prenatal and postpartum meetings. Kate has attended four births (one hospital birth, one c-section and two homebirths with midwives) and her DONA certification is currently being processed. Kate believes that families of all kinds deserve access to kind, capable labor support. Please contact Kate directly for resume, references, availability and rates.

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Denver, CO, United States

Certified Doula + Photographer
I am a certified doula & just recently started taking up photography. I take my job seriously and will always do my best to provide non-biased, evidence-based support.

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Safety Solved is an American Red Cross and American Heart Association provider.

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ʻĀina Hānau means birthplace and provides labor and postpartum services in addition to energy healing work. My goal is to honor each baby’s birthplace by making sure the family feels informed, cared for and safe through their sacred experience.

After years of traveling, working in a women’s shelter, and serving with AmeriCorps, I understood the collective importance and value of supporting families during the parental development years and trained as a labor and postpartum doula through Birth Arts International, CAPPA, and ProDoula. My passion for this work stems from a desire to create a community that empowers people to take ownership of their body and wellness, to provide compassion, and to nurture families during times of transition. All of my experiences have broadened my perspective forming my desire for birth, postpartum care, and healing work. I have a background in Sociology and Anthropology, and I am constantly continuing my education as a Reiki practitioner, and currently enrolled in an intensive women’s herbal and ethno-botanical studies program. I respect and honor all types of parenting choices and loves to learn from others through an exploration of their cultural mores and rituals. I have committed myself to humanitarian work locally and abroad, living and breathing the community, and as a result, learning and growing as a nurturer.

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Babies Under My Wings is a program designed to help parents feel confident with their decisions since their baby is born and beyond. We focus on guiding and supporting parents so their baby’s development is reached to a higher capacity.\n\nBabies Under My Wings is a combination of services offered to parents through their new journey. It is to help ease worries about what is needed or desired during this memorable time, specially the first years.\n\nWe educate parents on their child development, this will help to understand their baby’s behavior according to their age and what they are discovering.\n\nOur program consists on home visits, in the comfort of your schedule. In each visit parents are provided with the information and education that they are looking for. We accommodate our services according to your needs and budget.\n\nALSO OFFERED IN SPANISH!

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Luna Doulas is a doula partnership dedicated to providing compassionate and non-judgmental doula support, placenta services, and full spectrum care for every family and every choice.

Sierra Shaffer and Skylar Van Steemburg work as a team to bring you double the support, double the expertise, and double the love!

About Sierra: 

Sierra is a dedicated doula and placenta specialist with a passion for supporting her clients during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She is inspired by the strength of women and pregnant/birthing people, the miraculous human body, and the beauty of birth.

Sierra holds a B.A. and B.F.A. from the University of Colorado and has a background in the arts, human rights, and health. She was introduced to the doula profession at a reproductive justice conference, and was immediately inspired by its potential to transform the culture of birth and beyond. Feeling called to learn more, Sierra attended a CAPPA labor doula training and fell completely in love! While completing her certification, she also trained in placenta encapsulation and postpartum wellness to provide a holistic range of services.

Sierra’s approach to birth work is informed by her compassionate soul, her curious mind, her giving heart, and her creative spirit. Her top priority is helping her clients have the best birth experience possible! As part of your doula team, Sierra is here for you: to listen to your needs and goals; to share evidence-based information; to help you clarify the choices that are right for you; and to provide present, loving, hands-on support. She is honored and overjoyed to be part of each journey!

About Skylar:

Skylar has always held a deep passion for serving families. Whether she was helping her family welcome new babies, spending her summers as a camp counselor, or working as a full-time nanny for children of all ages, Skylar’s path has always pointed towards doula work. After completing her undergraduate education at St. Lawrence University with a focus in communication theory and gender and sexuality, she followed the call of the mountains from Upstate New York to Colorado.

Skylar is a professionally trained doula, professional placenta specialist, and certified yoga instructor. She has also completed courses in postpartum wellness and support for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Skylar believes that all people deserve access to evidence-based, bias-free support and information in order to make the best decisions for themselves, their bodies, and their families.

Skylar brings her warmth, energy and empathy to each of her clients. She is committed to providing high-quality and individualized care through labor and delivery, as well as a nuanced understanding of a family’s needs in the postpartum period. She is a fierce advocate for the rights of all people to make informed decisions about their bodies, especially their reproductive health. As a queer doula, Skylar is particularly passionate about helping LGBTQ folks build their families and access comprehensive, compassionate health services.

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You are the expert of your own body and birth. As your doula, I provide calm, confident support through education, natural pain management, emotional comfort, and skilled bodywork. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, and a Certified Professional Birth Doula (toLabor), working in the Denver Metro area. Full doula services include two prenatal and one postpartum visits and supporting you through your birth. Massage and/or reflexology is offered at all visits and throughout birth as needed.

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Hi! I’m Megan Dempsey! I’m a certified birth doula, lactation consultant, prenatal, postpartum, and labor support massage therapist, and human and microbial biologist. I have a wide breadth of experience providing services to families of all walks of life, prenatally, during labor, and postpartum.I work with birthing people where they feel most comfortable whether that be in the hospital, birth center, or at home. I work to facilitate empowering birth experiences. I work with families of all races, cultures, creeds, religions, spiritualities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. I am a trauma informed professional with training in the support of strong people that have overcome unbelievable odds.

I offer:

  • Prenatal Services:
    • Prenatal lactation education
      • Private and group settings
    • Childbirth education from Birthing From Within
      • Private and group settings
    • Prenatal Massage therapy in both side lying and face down positions!
      • Available in my office and your home
    • Abuse Survivor Support Consultation
      • “Understanding and Healing the Effects of  Abuse on the Childbearing Woman.” Penny Simkin
    • Labor encouragement massage therapy
      • Always after your due date and in the eveningLabor support massage therapy
        • in the hospital and your home
  • Birth Support Services:
    • Doula services: Evidence Based Holistic Care
      • Continuous, non-judgemental, empowering services
    • Labor Support Massage: (included with all doula services) available in the birthing location of your choice.
    • Hypnodoula certified.
    • LGBTQAI families respected and honored.
    • 1st latch support and education.
  • Postpartum services:
    • Postpartum Massage therapy: up to 2 years after giving birth.
      • You can bring your infant during the first three months.
      • Extra time is allotted for infant care and feeding.
      • Extra wide table for sidelying feeding during massage available in my office
      • Available in my office and your home
    • Lactation Consultation:
      • Latch support and education
      • Problem solving difficult issues that may arise
      • Evidence Based experienced support when you need it most.
      • Available in my office or your home.

 

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With over 12 years of experience in the birth field as a doula and as an intern midwife, Heidi Hennigan specializes in helping families create amazing memories. She helps you understand your birthing options to promote a peaceful birth and transition to parenthood. Her goal is to build confidence and relieve fear, and design a supportive and inclusive environment so you are fully able participate in your birthing experience.
Heidi knows that you want the very best, which is why she is committed to providing you unconditional emotional support throughout the process. She serves families in hospitals, birthing centers, and home birth locations.
Heidi offers services that are pertinent to your birthing experience including Birth Doula ServicesPlacenta Encapsulation, Homeopathic Placenta, Henna Tattoo Design, custom painted murals for your nursery, plus additional services.

Are you interested in having a home birth? Heidi is Senior Intern Midwife under the Supervision of Jacqueline Lynch, CPM of Moon Song Midwifery and they would love to support you in an inclusive, family-centered home birth.


Tender New Beginning’s Birth Services LLC offers:

(click links above to see details on other services offered):

  • Birth Doula Services   
  • Two prenatal visits: 
    • During the first visit we will get to know each other better and discuss questions and expectations. We will go over your birth and labor options and formulate a birth plan talking about pros/cons on pain medications, labor and birth options and topics relating to the newborn and breastfeeding. Each topic is up to your discretion.  We also talk about Plan Z, when things do not go as planned so we all have a better idea in how to support you through those decisions.
    • We will have another visit in the last trimester to rehearse labor and practice working together as a team. We will also talk about any other questions or topics that were not covered in the first appointment.  We may practice some relaxing techniques.
  • Labor support: 
    • Labor support will primarily focus on the laboring mother but may also include:
      • Comfort measures to include counter pressure,
      • Words of encouragement,
      • Anticipating both mother’s and father’s need at home and at their birthing location.
      • Help as a liaison to help with communication between the laboring couple and medical attendants.
    • Heidi does carry tools in her bag like
      • A TENS Unit,
      • Rebozo (scarf)
        • for helping with back labor, relaxation, and optimal fetal positioning.
      • She also offers homeopathic and essential oil support.
  • After the birth:
  • Heidi remain with you for one to two hours after birth, until you are comfortable and your family is ready for quiet time together. I can also help you with initial breastfeeding.
  • Heidi available for phone contact to answer questions about the birth or your baby, and would like to get together with you within 2-3 days to see how you are doing, review the birth, admire your baby, and get feedback from you.
  • A final, (optional) visit will be  at 3-6 weeks.

Click here for more Testimonials for Heidi at Tender New Beginnings LLC

“Heidi fully committed herself to helping me have the best birth experience possible. She is professional yet very warm and friendly. She provided excellent prenatal and postpartum support, and clearly has vast knowledge around pregnancy, labor and delivery, and babies. During my labor, Heidi worked very hard to facilitate all my intentions and wishes. She had great techniques and ideas that helped me and my husband get through the challenges of my labor. She truly listened to my needs and concerns and responded accordingly. I felt comfortable and safe in Heidi’s care. ” ~B. M. and Family

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