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“The group works with a professional, warm and open approach…”

I highly recommend Balanced Beginnings Doulas. The group works with a professional, warm and open approach, helping their clients to have the best experience possible, whatever that looks like for each client. They support both allopathic and integrative medicines, allowing for Western and Eastern philosophies to come together. Having been a labor and delivery nurse prior to my being an acupuncturist, I always recommend a doula to those planning a hospital birth. I send those I care about and work with to Balanced Beginnings Doulas.
– Molly McIntyre, RN, L.AC – Boulder

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“I am immeasurably impressed by the dedication, skill, and insight that this team offers the moms and families…”

As a specialist in postpartum depression prevention and treatment, I am consistently collaborating with other professionals in the community when supporting moms. Having a doula at a birth and/or postpartum is a proven way to reduce symptoms of emotional distress postpartum and, because of this, I have had the honor or working with Lisa and her team on numerous occasions. I am immeasurably impressed by the dedication, skill, and insight that this team offers the moms and families who they support, and I wholeheartedly trust their professionalism and skill in providing doula care. There have been occasions when Lisa and Balanced Beginnings Doulas have played a major role in the reduction of postpartum depression and anxiety symptoms. Moms are more likely to be emotionally healthy because of them.

– Kate Kripke, LCSW, The Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder

“Kristen was everything we needed and so much more”

Kristen was our doula for our first born, born Dec 16. I do not know how my husband and I would have survived my labor without her. Kristen was everything we needed and so much more. She was readily available whenever we needed her and walked us through every bit of a tough labor and delivery. My husband and I agree it’s the best money we’ve ever spent. She not only provided emotional support for me, but also coached my husband how he could help through the entire process. She helped guide us through labor positions with and without an epidural, made sure we knew all of our options when any decision came along, and taught us so much about what to expect from so much experience, and gave us confidence and assurance we can do this and we’re ready! I seriously feel we would have been so lost and scared through labor +before/after without Kristen. Do yourself a favor and hire Kristen – you will be so happy with her, guaranteed.

– Blair Rehnquist and Carson Mulligan

“We’re lucky to have Balanced Beginnings Doulas in our community.”

Over the years, I’ve seen Lisa work with numerous patients and families from birth through adolescence; she is reliable, responsible and wholeheartedly dedicated to any task she undertakes. We’re lucky to have Balanced Beginnings Doulas in our community; their kind, loving spirit and resourcefulness benefits so many young families. I recommend their services with absolute confidence.

– Jill Kamon, MD Pediatrician – Boulder

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“Kendall is just the best – she was so responsive to all of our questions and so helpful during the labor and delivery process”

Kendall is just the best – she was so responsive to all of our questions and so helpful during the labor and delivery process. She knew just what to ask for from nurses and doctors, how to explain information to us, and how to support both myself and my husband during the birth of our first child.

-Melissa B

“The Balanced Beginnings Doulas begin their relationships with their clients long before the labor process begins.”

The Balanced Beginnings Doulas begin their relationships with their clients long before the labor process begins. The doulas do things with their clients that establish a familiarity and trust that is invaluable during labor and after the baby is born. Perhaps that is a shopping trip to purchase the “mama-must-haves” and/or the “baby-must-haves”. Perhaps that is a hike in our foothills. Perhaps that is a trusted referral to a community professional. The “sisterhood” that the doulas establish with their clients is critical to supporting the birth of a child. The trust is also what makes inviting one of the Balanced Beginnings Doulas into ones home a familiar comfort and not an imposition.

-Stephanie Moore, RN, BSN, IBCLC

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“I have observed Lisa’s valuable contribution to our families in helping moms cope with the uncertainty that may accompany pregnancy.”

Lisa’s expertise is coupled with compassion and skill in her work with women and their families. Pregnancy is a special time of nurturing for mom and baby, yet often anxiety and stress accompany pregnancy for many reasons. I have observed Lisa’s valuable contribution to our families in helping moms cope with the uncertainty that may accompany pregnancy.

– Nancy English Ph.D. RN

“We felt like we had an advocate, someone who was there to make sure that the entire experience was a positive one…”

We decided to hire Lisa after the recommendation from friends who had a wonderful experience with her. Having her there for the birth of our son made the entire process beautiful and special. Her expertise and support put both of us at ease and made us feel much more comfortable through the whole process. We felt like we had an advocate, someone who was there to make sure that the entire experience was a positive one, and I don’t know how we would have gotten through the birth without her. She especially helped take the pressure off my husband and eased his mind when things got tough. It was also great to have Lisa help with the baby after birth – I felt completely comfortable leaving him with her long before I would have hired a sitter.
I have friends who have worked with other doulas and none of them offered the full range of support and services that Balanced Beginnings Doulas does. After all the hours Lisa spent with us, we feel that she is worth every penny – and we would actually pay triple the price for everything she does. We would never consider having another baby without having Lisa with us the whole way.

– Jennifer, Mother – Louisville

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“I am so glad you were there for Ava’s birth”

Kristen, Thank you so much for everything. I appreciated you being there for my preterm labor and having a backup when the timeline changed. I am so glad you were there for Ava’s birth. We are all really going to miss you!

– Kelsey

“Choosing Chelsea as my doula was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself.”

Choosing Chelsea as my doula was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. She helped educate me during my pregnancy. She checked in to see how I was doing, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I felt like I could trust her and that she had a genuine concern over my well-being… She helped me physically manage the pain of contractions and took so many measures for my physical comfort, from applying pressure during contractions to oils and so on. It was true one on one attention and constant encouragement. I didn’t believe I was capable of having an unmedicated VBAC, I thought that surely I’d end up having another c-section. I firmly believe it’s only because I had such amazing support and encouragement that I successfully had an amazing unmedicated VBAC. It was an incredibly healing experience that I’m proud of.

– Lacey G

“Emily was wonderful and we just adore her!”

Emily always showed up with a positive attitude, willing to help in any way she could. She was wonderful and we just adore her!

– Lara, First-time Mother

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“On top of helping me care for my babies, allowing me to get sleep, helping with light housework and cooking healthy meals, they were there to listen and give much-needed advice.”

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Balanced Beginnings Doulas! They came to me when my twin girls were 9 weeks old, and I was most overwhelmed – my daughters were premature and quite small; they had feeding troubles, terrible reflux, and issues with nursing. On top of helping me care for my babies, allowing me to get sleep, helping with light housework and cooking healthy meals, they were there to listen and give much-needed advice. Their care and positive attitudes gave me the confidence I needed. One of my dearest wishes was to nurse my babies. Breastfeeding did not get off to a good start in the hospital, and I was terribly sad to think I may not ever be able to nurse my babies. They worked tirelessly with me to help that wish come true – their encouragement helped me to not lose hope. By the end of their 6 weeks working with us, both of my babies were nursing happily!

– Kellee, Mother of Twins – Longmont

“I couldn’t ask for a more helpful and respectful person”

Kristen did an amazing job. I couldn’t ask for a more helpful and respectful person. She helped bring our daughter into the world in the most beautiful and peaceful way.

– Erich

“Kendall is amazing!”

Kendall is amazing! She was so supportive before, during, and after my birth. Like most first time moms, I was super nervous about everything, overthinking things, and had tons of questions. Kendall was there through and through!

– Kelsey T

“We could not recommend Chelsea as a birth coach more.”

Like she promises, Chelsea is a compassionate, empathetic, and positive birth coach. My partner and I could not have felt more supported during our birth experience. Leading up to birth, Chelsea spent time getting to know us and our birth plan. She inquired about our desires for birth in such a warm and supportive way. Our birth experience proved challenging with a long, arduous labor. However, one positive thing that stands out to us is the support Chelsea provided. She was at my side the entire time through all of the ups and downs. We could not recommend Chelsea as a birth coach more.

– Erica V

“Emily was very hands on and helpful throughout labor.”

– Courtney, RN