Committed to improving birth and postpartum outcomes by providing continuity of care.


Balanced Beginnings Doulas support families through all types of births—natural, medicated, cesarean, and VBAC—and work with a range of baby temperaments, preemies, and multiples. As birth doulas, we help educate and empower a birthing person and their partner with knowledge, confidence, and trust to prepare them for the experience of childbirth. As postpartum doulas, we nurture and support the whole family, helping all family members grow into the new rhythm of their evolving roles and expanding responsibilities.

In 1988, Lisa’s vision of the group began with providing pro bono support to BIPOC teenagers, and in 2003, she founded Balanced Beginnings Doulas. As one of the first and most respected doula groups in the Boulder area, we have collectively served 1000s of families.

Client Love

“As a chiropractor and personal trainer who specializes in treating prenatal and postpartum patients, along with being a mother myself, I have been so impressed with the team at Balanced Beginnings. They have a wonderful set of doulas both birth and postpartum, whom each have specialties from massage to placenta encapsulation and more!

My interactions with everyone on this team have shown such professionalism in response time, communication, compassion, and love for their job. I have been truly impressed by how well they work together and how professional they all are. Because of their experience and time within the community, they not only can provide a wonderful birth experience, but they also provide an endless list of great resources to help manage through pregnancy, labor and birth, and the postpartum period.”

-Dr. Nichelle Gurule, Chiropractor specialized in prenatal, postpartum, and pediatric care Gaia Health

“These women are outstanding. I had recently moved here when I found Lisa and Jessica and what a gift. Not only was I supported throughout my pregnancy, but they were by my side in labor on Christmas Eve, no less! It was a truly beautiful day and couldn’t have been more perfect. My son had difficulties immediately after birth and we went to the NICU. These women, again, stayed by my side and helped me navigate a very difficult situation. I believe they are the reason I was able to come out on top and enjoy a beautiful first year of life with my son (and he is healthy as can be). LOVE these women.”

-Ashleigh Rose, 2020

“Balanced Beginnings Doulas provide amazing care to the women in our community. Families who work with this group will be ensured incredible support and advocacy throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. As a midwife in the community, I feel lucky when my patients choose Balanced Beginnings Doulas because I know how much love and support they will receive. Their commitment to continuity in care and collaborating with a patient’s team creates an ideal experience for families”

-Paige Swales, CNM