Balanced Beginnings Doulas
team

Our Team

Lisa Waldo
Lisa Waldo
CD, PCD (DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula


cell 303.641.7989
home 303.642.7412
lisa@balancedbeginningsdoulas.com

Certified as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lisa has over 30 years of doula experience and is trained in the Bradley Method of childbirth. Since founding Balanced Beginnings Doulas in 2003, Lisa has supported hundreds of families in Boulder and surrounding areas. She has also worked as a Child Life Specialist and Activity Therapist in hospitals with children and families. She has a B.S. in Family and Child Development and has volunteered with abused children, pregnant teens and youth groups and was also a Preschool Teacher.

Having worked as a Fitness Instructor for many years, allows Lisa to integrate the importance of health and fitness into her work as a doula. Lisa values building relationships and providing continuity in care to families, supporting them through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Living and traveling abroad have contributed to Lisa’s ability to engage with multicultural families.

Her accumulated education and experience enable her to thrive within varied family dynamics: supporting families with fertility issues, single mothers, mothers with a history of eating disorders or sexual abuse, grief and loss. When not busy with her four children, Lisa enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, photography and mountain living.

Alyssa Megeath
Alyssa Megeath
DONA International
Trained Birth Doula
Ayurved Sadhana Trained
Sibling and Postpartum Doula
Childbirth Educator
Medical Insurance Advocate


cell 857.249.1224
alyssamdoula@gmail.com

Alyssa Megeath has served growing families for over a decade, working in patient advocacy, medical insurance billing, education, and outcomes within the healthcare arena for the past six years. She has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. While working in an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Boulder, Alyssa became passionate about working with expecting, new, and seasoned parents and saw the power of both Western and Eastern medicines during the fertility journey, pregnancy, as well as the postnatal period.

She continues her education with ongoing professional training, such as Spinning Babies Workshops and an intensive Ayurvedic Medicine training for Postnatal Healing, Care, Nutrition, and Breast Care with Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana. Alyssa also offers Abhyanga (warm oil massage) to her birth and postpartum clients.  Growing up within a family owned and operated restaurant, Alyssa saw first hand how nutrition could be utilized as medicine for the mind, body, and soul and now enjoys being able to nourish families.

In order to give back to the community and build our village, she also works with a non-profit organization that supports mothers and families with limited resources. She has been an instructor within the rock climbing industry for almost a decade. Her knowledge of health and fitness allows her to offer expertise in nutrition and physical health with her clients. Outside of work you will find Alyssa in nature playing with her husband and little one. Read more about Alyssa here: alyssamdoula.com

Danielle Donaldson
Danielle Donaldson
CD (DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Evidence Based Birth®
 Instructor-in-Training
Newborn Care Specialist
Sibling Doula
Bereavement Doula


cell 720.646.2150
 douladeelight@gmail.com

Danielle is a DONA certified Birth and trained Postpartum Doula. Her full spectrum doula support services and nurturing care come judgement free and she strives always to meet families' needs with ease, flexibility and loving kindness. Her extensive experience helps support families through a variety of birth scenarios, from home births to cesareans and everything in between.

She has a penchant for postpartum and newborn care and is passionate about supporting families as they welcome their babies home and adjust to the changes, demands, and joys of parenthood. Her gregarious nature, non-judgmental and down-to-earth approach puts families at ease, allowing them to trust that they are fully supported. Danielle’s scope of support includes pregnancy and birth, postpartum, and newborn care. Looking forward, Danielle is training to be an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and is working towards certification as a childbirth educator.

Specializing in overnight care and family sleep support, she offers in-home or remote sleep consultations and plans. She has experience supporting families in and newly home from the NICU and caring for babies with emergent special needs. She’s also available to help out with older sibling childcare while parents welcome their newest additions to the family. Danielle has trained with and is a member of The Institute of Birth, Breath and Death to support bereavement and loss. She stays up to date on current birth, postpartum and infant care practices and research and continues her professional education with ongoing trainings, conferences and seminars. For wellness and fun, Danielle enjoys riding her bicycle, practicing yoga and meditation, catching a concert at Red Rocks and laughing with her loved ones as she explores the wonder of Colorado. To learn more about Danielle’s offerings please visit douladeelight.com

Dia Ingalls
Dia Ingalls
Birth and Postpartum Doula
HypnoBirthing Educator
Student Midwife


cell 720.352.2238
Dia@boulderbirthings.com

Witnessing and supporting births for the last twenty five years has been a deep mission and dream-come-true for Dia. She feels inspired and energized by the privilege of attending physiologic birth in its beauty and grace. In addition, studying pre-med in university, working in medical offices and hospitals has given Dia an appreciation for the value and necessity of Western medicine.

Dia’s desire to holistically support her clients inspires her doula practice to be rooted in a profound trust in the bodies of pregnant women together with a respect for medical options that exist today. Along with her midwifery training at a birth clinic in El Paso, TX she also studied under Ina May Gaskin on The Farm in Tennessee and is a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner. Her training and experience as a massage therapist and Pilates instructor compliment her birth and postpartum work, allowing her to support women on various stages of their journey. To learn more about Dia's other offerings please visit hypnobirthingboulder.com.

The depth of Dia’s background has at its foundation a practice of presence that enables her to support all women with whatever choices they make for themselves and their families. Outside of supporting families, Dia loves spending time with her family, singing, hiking, and cooking.

Haley McNabb Brodsky
Haley Brodsky
DONA International
Trained Birth Doula
ARC CPR/FA Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Wilderness First Responder


651.271.0429
haley@soulbabybirthing.com

Haley is a DONA trained Labor and Birth Doula, with additional training in Spinning Babies techniques. She is also an Infant CPR Instructor through the American Red Cross and a certified Yoga Teacher. She has an MA in Environment and Development and background in guiding wilderness experiences for children and adults alike. She finds nourishment in space of wilderness and the tender yet powerful space of birth.

Pregnancy and birth of her son have fueled the desire to work with women and families through this incredible rite of passage: BIRTH. The personal experience of the birth has also solidified her conviction for the compassionate care of a Doula. Years of experience as a guide, coach and mama contribute to her ability to 'mother the mother' during the birthing process.

Haley looks forward to holding space for both you and your partner, navigating the influx of information families receive during pregnancy, birth prep and birth, and to giving continued, grounded support while you bring your baby into the world. Haley is an avid climber and yogi. Free time will find her in the woods or mountains with her husband, son, very squirrelly dog and friends! To learn more about Haley's offerings soulbabybirthing.com.

Sarah Vogel
Sarah Vogel
Birth Doula (DONA)
Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher


cell 703.431.2349
sarahvogeldoula@gmail.com

Sarah is a DONA trained birth doula and a yoga teacher at MaMaLove Boulder, specializing in prenatal and postnatal classes. As a mother of two, she has honed in on her calling as a birth doula and finds great joy in witnessing the transformations of women on their motherhood journeys. She supports her clients from the heart, fostering a relationship through compassion and free of judgment. She acknowledges the individuality of her client's birth preferences and ensures each woman/couple knows the best resources available to them so they can make informed and confident decisions for their family.

As a yoga teacher, Sarah discovered a need for prenatal and postnatal offerings and became eager to provide classes specifically designed to nurture and address the physical and mental needs of the pregnant and postpartum woman. She currently teaches prenatal yoga at MaMaLove in their new location within the Community Roots Midwife Collective in Longmont. Sarah is also the marketing and communications manager for MaMaLove Boulder, through which she builds and fosters mama community among the studio's students.

Sarah lives in Longmont with her husband and two sons. As a family, they love biking, walking and just getting out to explore the beautiful state of Colorado. Learn more about Sarah by visiting ommommy.com

Jamie Bergren
Jamie Bergren
PCD (DONA)
Postpartum Doula


cell 720.987.3732
doula.jamiebergren@gmail.com

Before becoming a DONA-certified postpartum doula, Jamie Bergren served as a nanny for for families over twelve years. Each of these families retained Jamie for anywhere between six and twelve years, so she was able to see their children from birth to, in some cases, high school. Having helped many parents with the adjustment to a new baby, Jamie has first hand experience with the challenges families may face, such as colic and reflux, breastfeeding, sleep, postpartum depression and anxiety, loss and grief, sibling and family adjustment, and household organization and meal planning. As a nanny, Jamie always valued her connections with parents and babies.

When she became a mom herself, she came to understand the journey on a whole new level, which drew her to become a doula. She has always felt a calm transition home with a new baby was key to having a positive postpartum experience. Creating this calm positive experience became a passion for Jamie. She assist families before the arrival of the new baby with home organization, meal preparation, and help with financial planning for the changes in work schedules during the postpartum period. Jamie enjoys working with siblings before, during and after birth. Using art, games, role play and books she can ease the fears of what changes may happen after the baby arrives. Post baby, Jamie specializes in overnight care to help bring restorative sleep to all members of the family. She’s trained in various sleep training techniques and continually stays current on the latest safe sleep guidelines.

Jamie enjoys gardening, cooking and art. She spends her free time with her family exploring the outdoors, camping, paddle boarding and just relaxing in her back yard. Jamie lives with her husband and two young children in Arvada, Colorado. For more information please visit her website at jamiebergrendoula.com.

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