Why Choose Us?
continuity of care
cumulative experience supporting families.
Meet the Doulas
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Doula Workshop Facilitator
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 $2500
Postpartum Doula Support: $50/hr (4 hour minimum)
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $100/hr
Photoshoot: $250 (for non-doula clients)
Infant CPR Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
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 $2400
Virtual/In-Person Consulting: $100/hour
Infant CPR Class: $75-$150 per couple (group vs private class)
Jenna is a DONA certified birth doula, who focuses on creating a safe space for her clients to explore all of the questions and emotions that come with transitioning into the great unknown. She is a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor, and has created her own personal childbirth preparation course to help families feel informed and empowered throughout their journey. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. For over a decade, Jenna has been fiercely committed to family advocacy.
Living abroad deepened Jenna’s spiritual awareness and is where she began her journey as a doula. With a strong passion for navigating life through her insight, she believes every mother can connect to her own inner strength in her ability to carry that power into motherhood.
Jenna is dedicated to supporting parents through a gentle, mindful and peaceful pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. She believes knowledge is power and is passionate about helping each woman understand that the main tool of a positive birth experience is knowing her own body.
She continues to further her education in order to have additional resources and tools for mothers and families. Jenna is enthusiastic about empowering women and gives families the confidence, guidance and support to navigate the most sacred journey of growing a family.
When she is not serving her community, you can find Jenna doing yoga, exploring the Rocky Mountains, chasing sunsets, listening to music and baking chocolate chip cookies.
Birth Doula Support: $2300 Denver, Boulder and the surrounding areas
Daytime Postpartum Support: $40/hr
Overnight Postpartum Support: $45/hr
Postpartum Doula (DTI)
Birth Educator (BBCI)
Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200
Being a mother of two, Kendall was inspired to dive into doula work after experiencing firsthand the significance of continuous support and advocacy during her first pregnancy. Enthralled by the endless learnings and teachings available, she continues to stay current in these offerings. Kendall brings her passion for this field, her experience in caring for others, and her unique, nurturing demeanor to support her clients throughout their pregnancies and birth. She believes that as long as clients are held with love and knowledge, they can navigate any obstacle with confidence and strength.
Kendall holds a specialized focus and passion for the birthing process and looks forward to hearing how she can support you along your journey. When she isn’t with her clients you will find her on her yoga mat or exploring the enchanting Colorado outdoors with her husband and two children.
Birth Doula Support: $2100
Kristen’s passion for all things pregnancy, birth and motherhood began in 2008 when she became a mom. Since then, she has been certified as a yoga teacher, health coach, full spectrum doula, and lactation consultant.
Kristen has been a proud part of the leadership team at the Denver Health Doula Program where she has witnessed tremendous evolution and growth. She has also served as a Community Doula through Elephant Circle’s Expecting Chances. Supporting over 100 births, Kristen has a wide range of experience and knowledge related to labor and delivery and is always seeking to learn more. Not only is she capable of providing physical support during labor, but she provides information, resources and guidance to her clients as they navigate the perinatal journey helping them to feel empowered in their choices and experience.
Skilled at building trust and respect among the team of family and providers, she supports birthing people with non-judgmental compassionate care. Recognizing this is much more than a physical experience, she holds space to address whatever comes up so families can move through this transition and show up to birth with confidence.
When not doing birth work, Kristen enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, reading, snowboarding, surfing, gardening, live music, dancing, frolicking with her dog, and watching her kids play soccer.
Birth Doula Support: $2100
Postpartum Support: $40/hr
Virtual/In-person consulting: $50/hr
Lactation consulting: $50/hr
DONA Birth Doula in Training
Chelsea is a DONA Birth Doula in Training. Her experience trying to conceive, to the pregnancy and birth of her son fueled her desire to help women through the same process. Chelsea has a passion for educating women and igniting their mind/body connection to help them make informed decisions during their own journeys.
Chelsea’s 10+ years as a communications professional in the healthcare space has given her extensive knowledge in navigating the complex healthcare system and how women can best advocate for themselves and their families.
When working with Chelsea you’ll get a compassionate, empathetic, and positive birth coach whose sole focus is helping support you and your family’s needs during this transformational time.
Chelsea is a triathlete and multiple 70.3 Ironman finisher. When she isn’t helping women you can find her training for her next big race, hiking, and exploring all Boulder has to offer with her favorite boys – her son, her husband, and her chocolate lab, Jameson.
Birth Doula Support: $1,000
Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Training
Spinning Babies Training
Advanced Comfort Measures Training-Rebozo, TENS unit and Miles Circuit
Mary is a dedicated and experienced professional in the field of childbirth and family advocacy. With a background in Early Childhood Development and Child Life, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate approach to her work as a Birth Doula. Her journey into this profession was inspired by her own unique birth experiences and her extensive background in working with children and families.
Mary’s expertise extends to a wide range of birthing scenarios, from home births to hospital births, including both unmedicated and medicated options. She is well-versed in supporting clients through various birthing situations, such as VBACs (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and cesarean births. Her goal is to provide comprehensive support that includes emotional, physical, and informative assistance, ensuring that every mom feels empowered to make informed decisions about their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Mary enjoys an active and fulfilling family life in Berthoud, Colorado, with her husband and four children. She finds joy in outdoor activities like hiking, cheering on her children at sporting events, and enjoying music festivals. She also appreciates quiet moments spent watching movies with her family and their dog, highlighting her well-rounded and balanced lifestyle. Mary’s combination of personal and professional experiences makes her a valuable resource for expectant parents and a caring advocate for families throughout the birthing process.
Birth Doula Support: $2,000
Certified Lactation Counselor
FSI Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant
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: $45/hr (in-home or virtual)
Sleep Consulting: www.rockabyerockies.com
Heather is a CAPPA certified postpartum doula who 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 along with a new baby.
Heather’s love for supporting families started 20 years ago while helping her mom with their in-home child daycare. This work, along with the birth of her own son, led Heather to become a postpartum doula. Her own experience of the postpartum period has inspired the loving, intentional support that she provides to families during such a transitional time in their lives.
When not working you will find Heather enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, two small children and pup Lyla, or relaxing at home with a new cross-stitch.
Postpartum Doula Support: $45/hr
Overnight Support: $45/hr
Antepartum Care Professional
Marie Nowacki Ford
Marie is a DONA trained Postpartum doula with over a decade of newborn and infant care experience. Through her experience as a nanny, she fell in love with helping families through the journey of parenthood. She witnessed firsthand how chaotic life can be through pregnancy and after birth. She became a doula to help families navigate the stresses of new parenthood and enjoy their lives together with their new baby.
Marie aims to guide families through the entire journey into parenthood with a gentle, holistic approach. She specializes in hands-on education, physical and emotional support, feeding assistance, sleep training, cooking, and household organization. Her goal is to nurture parents in this vulnerable and intimate time, and empower them to care for their new child with confidence. A full fridge, clean home, and person to talk to can make all the difference! She also provides antepartum support to assist with birth planning, getting ready for baby, and any additional needs in the final trimester of pregnancy.
Beyond educational, physical and organizational support, there is a strong focus on emotional and mental health when working with Marie. She has a trauma-informed and inclusive approach; becoming a parent is a huge shift in identity and deserves to be treated with immense care and respect. Her education and experience allows her to assist with single parents, parents of advanced age, families who have experienced chronic illness, loss, eating disorders, anxiety, and sexual abuse. Marie also identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
When not working with families, Marie spends time with her parents or hikes with her husband and their two rescue dogs. She loves to cook healthy vegan meals and bake decadent cookies! She also is the co-founder of Newborn Nanny Consultants LLC which helps match families with qualified nannies.
Antepartum Support: $40/hour
Daytime Postpartum Support: $45/hour
Overnight Postpartum Support: $50/hour
Virtual Support: $45/hour
Nanny Placement: NewbornNannyConsultants@gmail.com
BLS and NRP Certified
Sarah is passionate about supporting families during the 4th Trimester. She enjoys getting to know each family on a personal level in her role as a Doula and Lactation Consultant to ensure they develop a routine that meets their needs during this transition.
Sarah spends most of her free time with her 3 children. She also enjoys traveling to the mountains or the beach, watching sunsets, crafting, photography and is always up for a new adventure.
Postpartum Doula Days/Nights $45/hour singleton, $60/hour twins
Lactation Consulting Antepartum $200
Lactation Consulting Postpartum $200/hour
Trained Postpartum Care Practitioner
Certified as a Birth Doula, and a trained Postpartum Care Practitioner, Sarah has been providing postpartum care to families for over 15 years. She is trained as a “Hug Your Baby” teacher, and is currently attending National College of Midwifery to become a RM, CPM. In her ongoing training and educational course work Sarah has gained valuable knowledge to nutritionally support postpartum families.
Working closely with postpartum families, Sarah recognized a common need for nutritional support. So, in 2022 she and her husband started cooking meals specifically to support the nutritional needs of new mothers and their newborns. Hence Doula at Your Door was born and they now prepare and deliver nourishing meals to families in and around Boulder County.
As a mother of three, Sarah is passionate about supporting postpartum mothers to feel held, safe, and nourished during this new season of life, and empowering them to make educated decisions in their parenting. Sarah loves cooking with her husband and three children (she and her daughter especially love to bake). You’ll also find Sarah out in nature as much as possible.
Postpartum Doula Day Support $50/hour (4 hour minimum)
Holistic Postpartum and Newborn Care Class $375 (private class), $175 (group class) per couple
Virtual/ In-Person Consulting $75/hour
Kali is a highly skilled and experienced certified DONA postpartum doula, with a keen interest and comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of areas, including newborn care, lactation support, sleep coaching, and meal preparation. With years of dedicated service and commitment towards helping new parents navigate the challenging journey of parenthood.
Kali has developed an unparalleled depth of understanding and empathy when it comes to the unique challenges that new parents face. Her own struggles with postpartum issues have only served to deepen her compassion and understanding, making her an exceptional source of emotional support and comfort to her clients.
She takes great pride in her work and is passionate about empowering both parents to feel confident and capable in their role as caregivers. Her approach is always personalized, and she takes the time to get to know each family she works with, so that she can provide tailored support that meets their specific needs.
In her downtime, Kali loves spending quality time with her husband and two children. They are an active family, and they enjoy engaging in a wide range of outdoor activities, including camping, boating, playing sports and making memories together.
Overnight Postpartum Support $45/hour