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

Alyssa Megeath Balanced Beginnings Doulas

Alyssa Megeath

Haley Brodsky Balanced Beginnings Doulas

Haley Brodsky

Jessica Fawcett Balanced Begiinings Doulas Team

Jessica Fawcett

Jamie Bergren Balanced Beginnings Doulas Team

Jamie Bergren

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.

303.641.7989
303.642.7412
lisa@balancedbeginningsdoulas.com
Alyssa Megeath Balanced Beginnings Doulas
CD (DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner Student
Medical Insurance Advocate

Alyssa Megeath

Alyssa Megeath has served growing families for over a decade, working in patient advocacy and education, medical insurance billing, and outcomes within the healthcare arena. She has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine from Regis College, Weston, MA. She has been studying under Dr. Bharat Vaidya, B.A.M.S., M.D., both an OB-GYN Physician and Ayurvedic Medicine Doctor here in Superior, CO. She has completed an intensive year long Prenatal and Postnatal Nutrition and Hands on Body Work course highlighting everything from lactation, parent-led infant massage, marma therapy (acupressure), and plant medicine for all of her clients. She is currently an Ayurvedic Medicine Practitioner In Training and weaves this into her birth work because she believes that nutrition is the building blocks of our bodies and impacts our physical, emotional, and mental health.

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.

857.249.1224
alyssamdoula.com
alyssamdoula@gmail.com
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!

651.271.0429
soulbabybirthing.com
haley@soulbabybirthing.com
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.

415.497.7931
jessicafawcett.com
jessicasfawcett@gmail.com
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.

doula.jamiebergren@gmail.com