Ellen Contard

WellBegun, LLC

Website: www.wellbegun.org

Phone: (303) 949-0208

Birth Fee: $200 to $650

Fee Details: I strongly believe that every woman should not only have a doula, but should have the right doula for her. If I am otherwise the best fit for you, we can *always* work something out. I will provide options such as sliding scale or barter for private clients. Also work with doula registry program (contact me for more details). Discounts apply for certain situations (ask me if you have a special situation). I offer package deals with childbirth education and/or antepartum doula services.

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA (DONA International)
Type of Practice: Solo practice
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I have attended many complicated, high-risk births as well as straightforward, low-risk births and am very comfortable in a hospital environment. I make it a goal to keep mothers and families comfortable in the hospital environment, "translating" and "normalizing" as necessary, regardless of risk profile.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have completed the Advanced Practice Birth Support training and clinical experience at Mountain Midwifery Center (Colorado's only freestanding birth center) and have a great relationship with the birth center! I love serving clients there, and will offer a discount for Birth Center services vice hospital.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have had two home births myself, and am extremely comfortable in that environment. I will serve at midwife-attended homebirths only (no UC/Freebirth/Zion Birth).

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley
  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • La Leche League Leader

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CAPPA-trained antepartum doula (working towards certification)

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Over 40
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • VBAC
  • Home Birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Adoption
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Prematurity
  • High risk
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth

Special Services Offered

  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Acupressure and/or acupuncture in labor
  • Babywearing education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Reduced rates for military members/spouses
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Ask me for current details.

Languages spoken: English, German

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Aurora, CO
Travel range: 50 miles

Birth Availability

= Available. Calendar last updated: Updated 1/6/2010