Balanced Beginnings Doulas

Our Testimonials

"I highly recommend Balanced Beginnings Doulas. The group works with a professional, warm and open approach, helping their clients to have the best experience possible, whatever that looks like for each client. They support both allopathic and integrative medicines, allowing for Western and Eastern philosophies to come together. Having been a labor and delivery nurse prior to my being an acupuncturist, I always recommend a doula to those planning a hospital birth. I send those I care about and work with to Balanced Beginnings Doulas."
Molly McIntyre, RN, L.AC - Boulder
suporting labor“As a specialist in postpartum depression prevention and treatment, I am consistently collaborating with other professionals in the community when supporting moms. Having a doula at a birth and/or postpartum is a proven way to reduce symptoms of emotional distress postpartum and, because of this, I have had the honor or working with Lisa and her team on numerous occasions. I am immeasurably impressed by the dedication, skill, and insight that this team offers the moms and families who they support, and I wholeheartedly trust their professionalism and skill in providing doula care. There have been occasions when Lisa and Balanced Beginnings Doulas have played a major role in the reduction of postpartum depression and anxiety symptoms. Moms are more likely to be emotionally healthy because of them.”
Kate Kripke, LCSW
The Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder

“The Balanced Beginnings Doulas begin their relationships with their clients long before the labor process begins. The doulas do things with their clients that establish a familiarity and trust that is invaluable during labor and after the baby is born. Perhaps that is a shopping trip to purchase the "mama-must-haves" and/or the "baby-must-haves". Perhaps that is a hike in our foothills. Perhaps that is a trusted referral to a community professional. The "sisterhood" that the doulas establish with their clients is critical to supporting the birth of a child. The trust is also what makes inviting one of the Balanced Beginnings Doulas into ones home a familiar comfort and not an imposition."
Stephanie Moore, RN, BSN, IBCLC

suporting labor

"Over the years, I've seen Lisa work with numerous patients and families from birth through adolescence; she is reliable, responsible and wholeheartedly dedicated to any task she undertakes. We're lucky to have Balanced Beginnings Doulas in our community; their kind, loving spirit and resourcefulness benefits so many young families. I recommend their services with absolute confidence."
Jill Kamon, MD Pediatrician – Boulder

suporting laborDanielle’s presence with families during labor and delivery is invaluable. Mothers are in competent and caring hands. She’s intuitive with a high level of awareness for assessing and responding to changing needs and offers steadfast support for the entire birth team. Her professionalism and dedication is a welcome addition in the birthing room.
Virginia Nagel, CNM
Avista Women’s Care, Louisville

Best decision we ever made to hire Alyssa to join our birthing team! She was the difference between a 16 hour, 2 hours pushing, epidural and almost c-section delivery with my first and a five hour, 10 min pushing, drug free birth with my second. Couldn’t have been successful without her and it was a wonderful life changing experience for this momma of two! Thank you Alyssa for all your love!
Second Time Mother, Nicolette Ahrens

Working with Haley was absolutely one of the highlights of our daughter's birth. Haley was incredibly helpful, with practical things to help us through the process, as well as with mental/emotional support. She was our rock! I wouldn't hesitate to trust her with the care of my family or friends. She combines a very helpful blend of knowledge and caregiving. When we have another child, she will be there with us again.
Ryan, Father

suporting labor
"Jamie had been our nanny and doula for six years when our family suffered a tragic loss. Although Jamie had never been through a loss like this before, she was guided by her intuition and empathy. She showed up at our house, day after day. She cooked for us, comforted our other children, cried with us, laughed with us, made art with us, and helped us heal. Her overnight support was crucial during this season in our lives. Jamie had the courage to face our pain and walk alongside us through our sorrow, anger, and confusion."
Beth, Mother - Boulder

suporting laborSarah was there for me day and night, easing my anxiety and offering ideas and techniques that I had never considered. She helped me vocalize and express myself to my doctor and the nursing staff and was always very collected, humble and professional. Sarah's back massages through contractions were amazing! With her guidance and techniques, she helped me achieve my birth goals. I truly believe I would not have made it through without her!
Melodie, third time Mom

"Lisa's expertise is coupled with compassion and skill in her work with women and their families. Pregnancy is a special time of nurturing for mom and baby, yet often anxiety and stress accompany pregnancy for many reasons. I have observed Lisa valuable contribution to our families in helping mom's cope with the uncertainty that may accompany pregnancy."
Nancy English Ph.D. RN

suporting laborDanielle provided excellent support during my birth and first month postpartum. Her constant care allowed me to focus on nurturing and bonding with my baby, as well as to rest and heal from birth. Danielle served me with loving care, flexibility and kindness in all she did from preparing delicious and nutritious meals to keeping my home warm and tidy, welcoming guests and accompanying us to appointments and errands. She encouraged my confidence as I embraced becoming a single mother. We love her beyond measure and will forever hold her close in our hearts.
Alegria, Mother

When I first met Alyssa, I thought she would just be around for my delivery. I was very impressed with how thoughtful, supportive, compassionate, and readily available she was for me. She basically was around for anything I needed. She was there for me from beginning to the end, and then some.
Diana, First time Mother
suporting labor“We decided to hire Lisa after the recommendation from friends who had a wonderful experience with her. Having her there for the birth of our son made the entire process beautiful and special. Her expertise and support put both of us at ease and made us feel much more comfortable through the whole process. We felt like we had an advocate, someone who was there to make sure that the entire experience was a positive one, and I don't know how we would have gotten through the birth without her. She especially helped take the pressure off my husband and eased his mind when things got tough. It was also great to have Lisa help with the baby after birth - I felt completely comfortable leaving him with her long before I would have hired a sitter.

I have friends who have worked with other doulas and none of them offered the full range of support and services that Balanced Beginnings Doulas does. After all the hours Lisa spent with us, we feel that she is worth every penny - and we would actually pay triple the price for everything she does. We would never consider having another baby without having Lisa with us the whole way."
Jennifer, Mother – Louisville
I took Sarah’s prenatal yoga class for several months during my second and third trimester and it was a life-saver! I was never EVER a yoga person, and was a little apprehensive in the beginning but Sarah is absolutely amazing. Whether it was back pain, sciatica, baby kicking me in the ribs, mental fatigue, etc. Sarah was able to provide some amazing exercises to help. Her techniques also were imperative during my labor process (and were quite handy when I was not able to get an epidural and needed some help!). She was also able to build a community of expecting moms that was super helpful as a first time mom, and helped put me at ease numerous times.
Jenny, first time mom
suporting labor"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Balanced Beginnings Doulas! They came to me when my twin girls were 9 weeks old, and I was most overwhelmed - my daughters were premature and quite small; they had feeding troubles, terrible reflux, and issues with nursing. On top of helping me care for my babies, allowing me to get sleep, helping with light housework and cooking healthy meals, they were there to listen and give much-needed advice. Their care and positive attitudes gave me the confidence I needed. One of my dearest wishes was to nurse my babies. Breastfeeding did not get off to a good start in the hospital, and I was terribly sad to think I may not ever be able to nurse my babies. They worked tirelessly with me to help that wish come true – their encouragement helped me to not lose hope. By the end of their 6 weeks working with us, both of my babies were nursing happily!"
Kellee, Mother of Twins - Longmont
Haley was our doula for the birth of our first born son. We birthed at Boulder Community Hospital and Haley was with us every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable about a variety of comfort measures during labor and birth and was a god send for both myself and my husband during our whirlwind 3 hour birth. Whether it was rebozo method, counter pressure, essential oils, nutrition and everything in between, she knew what to do and when. What I found most comforting with Haley is that she was so open minded to my birth plan. I needed someone who would be non judgemental yet help me understand the different options available during labor and delivery. She was perfect. My husband appreciated the support as well and felt Haley was such a helpful presence in the birth room. She even helped set up a meal train with our friends and family after birth. Could not recommend her highly enough!
Kim, Mother