I am a CAPPA certifying postpartum doula offering support and services in Denver and the surrounding areas. I have a passion for helping families in their transition in becoming a family or making a family even bigger than it already is! I am happy to work on a sliding scale as well.
You and your family deserve the best start to this extraordinary journey of parenthood. Allow me to assist you through the early weeks and months. My job is to help you ease into parenthood, to help mom during her recovery from labor & delivery, to provide what the family needs, and support a positive start to your new life. I provide family nurturing in an authentic and kind way
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!
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Carolyn Butler is a DONA certified Birth Doula and a DONA and CAPPA certified Postpartum Doula. She has been doing professional doula work since 2010 and as of 2015, she is a faculty member of CAPPA, training others to be Postpartum Doulas. Carolyn is also pursuing the CAPPA certification to become a Lactation Educator and she is also a Sleep Specialist. Carolyn is a mother and grandmother and has been a teacher, trainer and facilitator for a large part of her working life. She has a Masters in Applied Communication and shares her expertise in this arena with all her clients.
Why Did Carolyn Become a Doula?
Being from a large family and even larger extended family, Carolyn has cared for babies most of her younger life. She saw breastfeeding all around her and frequently cared for siblings and cousins soon after birth. This was just the “village” concept of child rearing that occurred when families lived close together.
After many years pursuing a variety of professions, Carolyn discovered the doula world and was delighted to learn she could have a career in something she was so passionate about and had experience doing.
Having been an infertility patient for a number of years, Carolyn experienced the medical profession of birth on a whole different level. Supporting clients who have gone through this process is her greatest joy as a Birth Doula. Everyone can have an empowering birth experience and Carolyn strives to give her clients the tools to make this possible.
Since most of us have moved away from the “village”, Carolyn is also committed to providing appropriate services for the postpartum period. She can support new parents in their homes for the first few weeks (or months) until they are ready to go it on their own. This work is important for all families, but especially for those with multiples. Carolyn loves to support new twin (or multiple) families so they can learn to survive and flourish on their own.
Julie Bergquist is a postpartum doula who has been serving families in Boulder county since April of 2015. She works with the collective Sanctuary Doulas, serving a variety of families with diverse needs, ranging from families with multiples, single parent families, and LGBTQ families. She is certified through DONA International. Julie lives in Louisville, CO with her husband and two red-headed young children.
I have recently repatriated to the USA after 28 years in 10 countries. I have experience working with women around the world in many areas of health and education. I am a Cross cultural trainer, Crisis Hotline Counselor and recently became a Doula in Singapore For 1.5 years I operated as a birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator at a newly opened Unwed Mothers Center, supporting unwed and marginalized women through pregnancy and birth and the postpartum period. I currently live in Boulder and am looking forward to continuing Doula and teaching again. I am hoping to make some contacts in the area and to networking with other birth professionals.
At Beltane Wellness, my goal is to change the way we perceive the birth experience and open a channel of honesty, safety, and well being surrounding the postpartum period. It is my hope that in working with me, you feel calm, safe, heard, nurtured, and honored in your choices. I want to be the person who supports you, lifts your voice and your spirit, and reassures you that you are not alone.
I am a new certifying Labor and Postpartum Doula in the Denver area. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with Laboring and Postpartum Mothers through the experience of watching my youngest sibling be born at home. I was at the perfect age of curiosity.
I have been a professional nanny for the couple years with a focus on young families with brand new babies. I have also worked with pregnant and parenting teens in a residential treatment facility with my background in Child Psychology. So I may be a new doula, but I sure do have a ton of experience in the world of everything Mama!
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.
My job is to “mother” the new mother and provide the new family with practical and supportive services to help welcome their new baby into their home
I provide evidence based information and support to new families in the first few weeks and months of welcoming a new baby into their home. Drawing upon a background in social work, my goal is to meet each new family where they are at, in order to best meet your unique needs.
Services include: holding space and processing with mom, baby and family, household help, meal preparation, breastfeeding positioning and comfort support, newborn care, soothing and bonding information, assistance in sibling adjustment, referrals to lactation, community support, postpartum professionals and more
As a doula and a parent myself, I hold a special place in my heart for education; providing parents with information about what will happen to their bodies and emotions and *why.* I believe that the path to a positive birth is through knowledge and natural intuition. With this knowledge and extensive physical and emotional support throughout the pregnancy and labor, parents will have all the tools for a bold and beautiful birth.
My postpartum and sibling services come with the same philosophy of respect, support, and education. I see birth as a rite of passage for the whole family. My goal is to work together to make it a positive experience whether it happens as planned or not.
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!
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!
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!
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.