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.
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