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.

Haley McNabb Brodsky
Haley Brodsky
CD(DONA)
Birth Doula
ARC CPR/FA Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Wilderness First Responder


651.271.0429
haley@soulbabybirthing.com

Haley is a DONA certified 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, two boys, very squirrelly dog and friends! To learn more about Haley's offerings soulbabybirthing.com.

Alyssa Megeath
Alyssa Megeath
CD(DONA)
DONA International
Certified Doula
Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner Student
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. She has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine from Regis College, Weston, MA. 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.

Alyssa continues her education with ongoing professional training, such as Spinning Babies Workshops and has successfully completed a One Year Intensive Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition and Self-Care Ayurvedic Medicine training with Dr. Bharat Vaidya, B.A.M.S., M.D. (EU) of Ayurved Sadhana Vidyalaya. When she is not attending births within the hospital, birth center, or home setting, she prepares healing meals for many of this group's families along with doing in-home Abhyanga (Warm Oil Treatments). She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner Student and loves educating her clients on: optimal nourishment in the prenatal and postnatal seasons, infant massage, and establishing healthy milk supply. Alyssa is a firm believer in food being medicine and birthing person-centered postpartum care. Her goal is to help support her clients in having both well-balanced prenatal and postnatal seasons.

Lastly, 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 son. Read more about Alyssa here: alyssamdoula.com

Jessica Fawcett
Jessica Fawcett
Birth Doula (ToLabor)
Postpartum Doula (CAPPA)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher


cell 415.497.7931
jessicasfawcett@gmail.com

Jessica is a trained and certified birth and postpartum doula as well as a prenatal yoga teacher at Yoga Junction in Lousiville and MamaLove in Boulder. Supporting women and their families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum is a passion she holds near to her heart. With an extensive background in yoga she brings wisdom about the physical workings of the body to the laboring mother’s experience. It is her firm belief that women deserve to feel empowered, safe, and supported by all those involved in their journey in pregnancy and as new mothers. It is through her work as a doula that she is able to provide knowledge, physical and emotional support, as well as coaching through the most intense parts of birth. Jessica also enjoys ensuring the family as a whole is supported during labor, encouraging partners to be as much a part of the process of supporting the birthing mother and bringing new life into the world as possible.

During labor and in her prenatal yoga classes, Jessica guides women in tapping into their own unique strengths to carry them through their pregnancy and birth with grace. Additionally, she is skilled at supporting pregnant women in the physical challenges and discomforts that can arise in pregnancy and labor. Jessica is always learning and studying to grow her base of knowledge so that she may best serve her clients. She also works one on one with children experiencing physical disabilities, facilitating them in tapping into their own strengths and limitless possibility through yoga.

Jessica lives in the mountains of Boulder with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys yoga, rock climbing, running, and spending time outdoors. Learn more about Jessica by visiting jessicafawcett.com

Jamie Bergren
Jamie Bergren
PCD(DONA)
Postpartum Doula

FSI certified pediatric sleep consultant
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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