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Welcome to Matrescence Doula Services!

My name is Dakota and I am extremely passionate about my work as a doula! I provide compassionate and non-judgemental doula services including prenatal and postpartum care, unlimited labor and birth support, placenta encapsulation services, information, referrals and advocacy, as well as ceremonial facilitation for the full spectrum of experiences in the childbearing cycle!

I initially trained and certified through DONA International, but am now certified with The Matrona as a Holistic Doula. I also attended midwifery school at The Matrona and did a home-birth midwifery apprenticeship with a CPM. I am currently focusing on my work as a doula, but am also a student midwife that is passionately and forever learning about pregnancy and birth. Lastly, I have also been trained by The Sacred Living Movement to hold Sacred Pregnancy classes and be a Sacred Fertility Doula.

I have attended births from the hot, thick air of Bali, Indonesia with midwives and families that barely spoke English to yurt-births on farms in rural Vermont to hospital births resulting in Cesareans. I have gathered many different tools from many great experiences, teachers and families on my path and I am humbled. I am humbled and ready to serve.

I am currently taking clients and I serve the Boulder County area! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation! I look forward to hearing from you!

Curious about what clients are saying about Matrescence Doula Services? Click here to read my testimonials:

Many blessings,


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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