Why Choose Us?

Continuity of care

continuity of care

We strongly believe in continuity of care that begins before birth and continues into the postpartum period. We value building strong relationships with our clients.
Experience

experience

Balanced Beginnings Doulas was founded in 2003 and we have over 70 years of
cumulative experience supporting families.
Prenatal doulas

community resources

We are deeply rooted in the community and have connections to the best and most sought-after resources the Boulder and surrounding areas have to offer.

doulas

inclusive

We welcome and support families from all backgrounds, supporting all birth paths and postpartum circumstances.
complementary photography doulas

complimentary photography

We offer photography to capture this magical time.
95%

birth attendance

This is our labor of love, we only need to utilize back-up support 5% of the time for unforeseen circumstances.

Meet the Doulas

Lisa Waldo Balanced Beginnings Doulas

Lisa Waldo

Haley Brodsky Balanced Beginnings Doulas

Haley Brodsky

Jessica Fawcett Balanced Begiinings Doulas Team

Jessica Fawcett

Sarah Vogel

Sarah Vogel

Jamie Bergren Balanced Beginnings Doulas Team

Jamie Bergren

Heather Trammell

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

Lisa Waldo

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.

Birth Doula Support: Boulder County $1800, Denver and Surrounding Areas $2000
Postpartum Doula Support: $50/hr (4 hour minimum)
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $100/hr
Photoshoot: $250 (for non-doula clients)

Haley Brodsky Balanced Beginnings Doulas

CD (DONA)
Birth Doula
ARC CPR Instructor
Yoga Teacher
Wilderness First Responder

Haley Brodsky

Haley is a DONA certified 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 back-ground 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 first son 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!

Birth Doula Support: Boulder County $1500, Denver and Surrounding Areas $1700
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $90/hr
Infant CPR Class: $75-$130/couple (group vs. private class)

Jessica Fawcett Balanced Begiinings Doulas Team
Birth Doula (ToLabor)
Postpartum Doula (CAPPA)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher

Jessica Fawcett

Jessica is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as a prenatal yoga teacher. 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 the birthing person deserves to feel empowered, safe, and supported by all those involved in their journey in pregnancy and as new mothers. Jessica also enjoys ensuring the family as a whole is supported during labor by educating during pregnancy and by encouraging partners to be as much a part of the process as possible.

Having supported families in a variety of ways for years, it is through her work as a doula that she has found where she can be most impactful. 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.

Birth Doula Support: Boulder County $1300, Denver and Surrounding Areas $1500
Postpartum Doula Support: $35-$40/hr
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $90/hr
Private Prenatal Yoga: $75-$105/hr (virtual or in-person)

Jessica Fawcett Balanced Begiinings Doulas Team

CD(DONA)
Postpartum Doula (Newborn Mothers)
Yoga Teacher

Sarah Vogel

Sarah is a DONA trained and certified Birth Doula and a Newborn Mothers trained and certified Postpartum Doula. She has also spent nearly a decade teaching perinatal yoga to new and expecting mothers. It was through her experience teaching yoga to new mothers and then her own journey to motherhood that she fell in love with holding space for women as they navigated the waters of matrescence.

Sarah’s goal as a birth doula is for her clients to feel educated, confident, empowered and prepared for the birth ahead of them. Due to her background in yoga, Sarah takes a mind-body approach to childbirth. She helps women tap into their intuition and use it alongside evidence to make informed and empowered decisions.

Her approach to postpartum care is no different. While her clients are deep into mothering their newborns, Sarah nurtures the mother. In addition to helping mamas feel confident in motherhood by leaning on their own intuition, Sarah helps nourish the new mother. Through her training in ayurvedic postpartum cooking, she ensures mothers are receiving the nutrients their bodies need in their time of recovery.

When not nurturing mothers, Sarah is spending all of her free time loving on her husband and three young children. They adore the outdoors and can often be found on a local trail or playing down by the creek in Boulder!

Birth Doula Support: Boulder County $1300, Denver and Surrounding Areas $1500
Postpartum Doula Support: Basic $650, Premium $925, Hourly $40

Jamie Bergren Balanced Beginnings Doulas Team
PCD(DONA)
Postpartum Doula
FSI Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Jamie Bergren

Jamie is a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula as well as a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant with over 250 hours of training through the Family Sleep Institute. Guiding families through the early postpartum period is her passion. She specializes in newborn care, sleep, lactation, and postpartum wellness for new moms. She knows how the right support can change how new parents feel, empowering them to get through the day and enjoy their time with their baby. Healthy meals, a clean house, breastfeeding support, these things make all the difference in the beginning.

In Jamie’s work as a nanny for over 12 years, she saw first hand the struggles new families sometimes face. When she had her own babies, she truly understood what that attempt at survival really felt like: the exhaustion, the pain, the anxiety and fear that she wasn’t doing everything right. This led to her journey as a postpartum doula. She strives to offer parents the village dynamic that our culture is lacking.

Jamie lives with her husband and two young children in Arvada, Colorado.

Postpartum Doula Support: $40/hr (in-home or virtual)
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $60/hr

Jamie Bergren Balanced Beginnings Doulas Team

CAPPA
Postpartum Doula

Heather Trammell

Heather is a CAPPA trained postpartum doula. Her love for supporting families started 20 years ago while helping her mom with their in-home daycare. This work, along with birthing her son, led her to become a postpartum doula. Heather’s own experience of the postpartum period has inspired the loving, intentional support she provides to families during such a transitional time in their lives.

She specializes in newborn care, lactation support, sleep coaching, cooking for families and cultivating physical and emotional wellness for new mothers. Heather finds great joy in being able to help guide new parents through the struggles that can arise during the postpartum period, allowing them to focus on the joys that come with a new baby. In Heather’s free time you will find her enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and son or having fun in the kitchen with a new recipe.

Postpartum Doula Support: $35/hr (available for overnights)
Cooking: $40/hr