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

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"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

Having a doula was the best investment I’ve ever made. Jennie was a life saver. She was there with me through every hard contraction with a soothing touch and encouraging words. After 36 hours of labor, I naturally gave birth to my son. I'm so grateful for Jennie, she helped me to have the natural birth that I envisioned.
MJ, Mother - Oahu,HI

"Dia is incredibly supportive and calm, bringing a positive influence into the birthing room. I had the pleasure of working together with her during a very long labor and she was instrumental in helping the family have an empowering birth."
Dr. Jennifer Blattner, MD, FACOG

"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 laborSiobhan embodies fierce grace in the presence she brings to birth work. For the birth of my first child, she listened attentively and tuned-in intuitively to my needs, the babies needs, and the spirit of the birth. Her input was precise and protective as she supportively wove a container of safety and sacredness. Her devotion to the sacredness of birth served me and my family in a way we could not have known how to ask for. I consider Siobhan an inseparable part of our family now.
Miriah, Mother

"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

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Jennie was an answer to prayer when it came to my VERY difficult delivery. She worked with my husband and myself weeks prior to labor answering many questions and also coming up with a few different game plans depending on what kind of progress and pain I was in. Unfortunately, my epidural stopped working and my poor baby was stuck for a few hours. If it was not for Jennie by my side, I am not sure what I would have done. She came up with many positions for me to move, brought many different props to help keep me comfortable, and AMAZING massage skills. Jennie is calm, patient, and nurturing. I trusted her the entire time. We are VERY blessed to have shared the experience with Jennie and could not think of it without her.
Courtney, Mother

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

Knowing that we would need to entrust our beloved infant to someone other than ourselves was one of the most stressful events that we had encountered as new parents. However, within minutes of watching Trish interact with our baby girl, we were put at ease. Trish became an integral part of our family. Over several months, we learned on Trish to help guide us with her extensive knowledge and experience. She has consistently proven herself to be professional and responsible.

Most importantly, the loving and calm demeanor with which she approaches the way she interacts and cares for our daughter has continued to make us feel reassured. Moreover, the bond that has developed between her and our daughter is a testimony to Trish's beautiful and loving spirit. We have been so lucky to have her as a part of our family.
Stacey, Mother - Westminster

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
Our first born daughter, was a full 2-day adventure at the hospital. She arrived at almost 42 weeks so our hospital experience included many interventions from induction to epidural to cesarean. A baby takes a village and we are so grateful that Siobhan is part of our community. Siobhan made sure that my husband and I could comfort and care for each other, brought clarity to moments of uncertainty and advocated for us throughout the process. I don’t think I could have lasted more than 3 hours without her. I’m thankful for our entire experience. As an added bonus, her Ayurvedic and postpartum care was critical in my recovery from the first moments after delivery to the weeks that followed.
Jen, Mother
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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
Jennie's support during my pregnancy and labor was critical to both my husband and me. This was our first child, so we had no idea what to expect. Her knowledge and experience put us at ease; she helped us through the physical parts of labor but she also reassured us emotionally. It made all the difference to know we were not going through it alone and had someone who knew exactly what we wanted and could advocate for our preferences in the delivery room. She has exactly the kind of warmth and energy that we wanted as we greeted our son upon his long awaited arrival.
Maria, Mother
​My husband and I hired Tricia for overnight care with our newborn son when my husband had to leave the country for three weeks on business. She was an absolute lifesaver! She came over at 10pm every other night and stayed until the early morning. She cared for the baby so that I could rest and recover from a c-section. She helped me with breastfeeding and gave me invaluable parenting advice. Her time with us really saved me. Trish is very patient and loving - I called her the baby whisperer. Trish is kind-hearted, gentle and genuinely loves babies and supporting moms at such a vulnerable time. She was absolutely meant to do this work, and I am forever grateful to have found her when I did.
Allison, Mom - Lakewood
suporting laborWith Dia as my birth doula, I was able to give birth naturally - despite a very long labor. Dia was integral in helping me to believe in my strength, and she was an incredible source of comfort for both my husband and me in the delivery room.
As my postpartum doula, Dia was always encouraging me to find and then trust my inner wisdom when making all sorts of decisions regarding my daughter’s needs. Whenever Dia came to my house my husband would compliment me on how calm the baby and I were that day! I can’t recommend Dia enough.
Jen, Mother - Boulder
"My sweet baby boy is now a year and half and I still, everyday, am so grateful for Siobhan's love and support. Her presence in our postpartum allowed for our transition into familyhood to be smooth and graceful and allowed me for my full healing, which I feel has enabled me to be the best mother I can be in every moment. Her calming energy is a balm for postpartum time. She is attentive and gentle, peaceful and a joy to have around. All of these qualities made it easy for me to have her be the first person, other than grandma, to hold my baby. If I have another baby soon, I suppose I will have to move to Colorado."
Annie, Mother