Why Choose Us?
continuity of care
cumulative experience supporting families.
Birth and Postpartum Doula
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 and Postpartum Doula
Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner Student
Medical Insurance Advocate
She prepares healing meals for many families along with doing in-home Warm Oil Circulatory and Lymphatic Massage Treatments. Her goal is to provide individualized based care for first time parents, seasoned families, those who have had reproductive complication, loss, multiples, and single parents. She spends her free time rock climbing and trail running all over the Front Range with her husband and 3 year old son.
ARC CPR Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
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!
Postpartum Doula (CAPPA)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher
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.
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.