CLD (DONA), CPD (CAPPA), BIRTHING FROM WITHIN® Advanced Mentor

colleen_headshot_1My  passion is to help women have a safe, positive birth and postpartum experience, empowered by knowledge, informed consent and their own innate ability to give birth.

As a mother and grandmother, much of my work is informed by my own experiences. As a DONA-certified labor doula and Birthing From Within® advanced mentor, my goal is to support and empower expectant couples, whether they’re planning an unmedicated birth or a medically assisted birth, at home or in the hospital. I strive to help each woman feel a sense of confidence, satisfaction and connection with her birth and her baby, regardless of the path labor takes. As a CAPPA-certified postpartum doula, my goal is to ease the post-birth return by helping with breastfeeding, mother’s self care, infant soothing, sibling support, meal preparation, errand running and light domestic chores, enabling mom to focus on recovering emotionally and physically from birth and bond with her new baby.

Colleen’s fee as a labor doula is $900. To hire Colleen for labor doula services, please complete our Doula agreement form. The form will redirect you to a payment screen for the $250 deposit. To hire Colleen for postpartum services, please fill out our postpartum doula agreement. The form will redirect you to a payment screen for the $150 deposit. If you prefer to interview Colleen or one of our other doulas before hiring, please email us at emergebirth@gmail.com.