My journey with midwifery began with the birth of my own three children. I searched for a philosophy of birth that made sense and found midwifery care. After birthing all of my children with midwives, I heard the calling to become a midwife myself. My passion is to help empower and educate women and their families and provide them with the best care throughout the childbearing season.
I believe ALL families should have access to a supportive & knowledgeable doula regardless of ability to pay. Sliding scale and bartered trades welcome. For families who can afford more, payments made above the standard fee help make it possible to serve other families that would struggle to afford quality doula care.
Additional available services include:
*Education: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Newborn Care, and Lactation/Breastfeeding classes
*HypnoBirthing classes and birth support
*Commemorative Art: birth photography, illustrated portraits, henna, belly casts, or other customized works.
*Labor/birth tub rental
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 Services, Placenta 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.
- Labor support will primarily focus on the laboring mother but may also include:
- 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
I am a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International and a doula with Belly Bliss. I am also a single mom of a 5 year old boy, who was a premie. I believe that a mother’s positive mindset is very important during her pregnancy and the confidence and care she has will reflect on her child positively. Even though I was a single mother during my pregnancy, I made the decision to have a happy, healthy, stress-free pregnancy and made every effort to find gratitude everywhere. I was active and carefully maintained a nutritious diet and exercised daily. My son is healthy, laid-back and very happy. All my efforts paid off! Now I am grateful to share my knowledge and wisdom to more mothers. Please contact me to set up an interview.
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.
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.
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.
Hi! I’m Jennifer! I’m a certified birth doula in the Denver area. My goal as a doula is to help women have their best possible birth experience, and I think that will look different for every woman. I’m committed to offering continuous, non-judgmental support through pregnancy, birth, and into the postpartum period. I want every person to walk away from the birth of their baby feeling informed, strong, empowered, and supported (partners included!). Please visit my website to find out more about me and the services that I offer, or you can contact me directly to answer any questions you might have.
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.
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: http://www.matrescencedoula.com/testimonials.
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
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.