a doula group

a doula group

 

welcome to denver born

We are a group of mama-friends who happen to love all things birth.  As we began to dream about this career we quickly recognized that our heart is to empower other women to feel strong and successful.  We have no agenda and we enter your story with no expectation.  We simply hope to bring some knowledge and guidance to the table.  We are your champions and advocates.  We are beyond honored to bring emotional support and encouragement to you and your precious family.

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do i need a doula?

You are the only one who can birth your baby, but we will be with you the whole time.  A doula is a trained guide and support to the birthing mama and her family.  We will draw from our knowledge and experience to encourage and advise you during your prenatal journey and birth.  Families can benefit from a doula whether they are giving birth in a hospital, at home or in a birth center.  Many studies and trials have found that women who have a doula experience shorter birth/labor time, lower cesarean rates, less interventions and overall better birth experiences.  Doulas never replace your partner, instead we add to their support and help them assist you.  Doulas will advocate for you and make sure you have the information you need to make decisions around you and your baby.

 

what does a doula do?

before baby is here...

  • Doulas will meet with you and your partner 2-3 times to get to know you and learn about your vision for your birth

  • Doulas will educate you and share our resources regarding: birth preferences, prenatal nutrition and exercise, pregnancy health, labor comfort measures and positions

  • We will be on-call for you 24/7 from 38 weeks of pregnancy until birth.  We are available for any questions you may have or just a listening ear if you need one

during labor + birth...

  • We will offer continuous physical and emotional support to you and your partner.  We will meet you at your house or the hospital (your preference) when you are ready for us to come

  • Doulas will suggest different positions, comfort measures and other ideas to help your labor progress and make you comfortable

  • We will support your partner to make sure they are coping well (eating and drinking) and can advise them of different ways to care for you

  • We will keep the room calm and encouraging, advocating for you and helping you navigate decisions and options through your journey

  • If you'd like, we will physically support you with massage, hip squeezes + pressure points

  • We may be able to snap a couple pictures of you

  • We will help protect your "golden hour" as much as possible and can help with your first latch and skin to skin time

after baby is here...

  • We will stay with you and your family immediately after birth for a couple hours to make sure you're taken care of and are feeling good.

  • Our doulas will check in with you a day or two after you birth to see how everyone is settling in

  • We will visit you at your home about a week after baby's arrival to go over your birth, help process any questions or feelings and remind you that you're an awesome mama!

  • Doulas can support you throughout your breastfeeding journey

  • If needed, we will connect you to any resources you might be in need of whether it be for your baby or for yourself as a new mom

  • Postpartum doulas will support you through your transition into motherhood by supporting you, building your confidence, bringing over meals and just making sure you are getting sleep and taking care of yourself

 

testimonials

 

Having a doula was a great experince and I'm so glad she was a part of our birth story.  I desired a natural birth experience and my husband and I were felling like we'd need extra support during labor.  We were connected with our doula just a few short weeks before my due date.  She instantly set us at ease and encouraged us in the birth journey we decided on.  Our doula encouraged me throughout the birth with a calm and confident manner that helped me believe I could do this.  She was a great support and knew the best way to ease my back labor.  From a logistical stand point it was also helpful to have a 3rd member of our party at the hospital, which allowed my husband to stay with me at all times.  Through our entire pregnancy and birth journey, our doula was encouraging, flexible, respectful and knowledgeable, all of which made our experience with her wonderful.  I highly recommend Denver Born.
- Sam

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