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Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

Joyful Journey Doula Service

Glendale, AZ Service range 30 miles

623 512 1793

http://www.joyfuljourneydoulaservice.com

Birth Fee

$700 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $40

Availability Remarks: I offer a non obligation meeting to see if I would be a good fit for your needs. Meet before baby comes to go over postpartum plan. I am available via text/phone call to answer any questions.

Birth Fee

$700 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

$25 to $40


Birth Doula Experience

6 years and 15 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years and 22 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, April 2017
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, November 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non smokers

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am willing and happy to attend hospital births regardless of birth plan -unmedicated, medicated, induction, cesarean, VBAC, etc.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will attend at the birth center you chose

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Not unassisted


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteer my birth and postpartum doula services for survivors of sex trafficking, previous abuse and those recovering from addiction.

Fee Details

Birth-1 complimentary, no obligation, consultation to see if I am a good fit for you. 2 prenatal visits and 1 postpartum visit. Postpartum rates depend on daytime, overnights or weekends. Postpartum- no obligation consultation, meet 1-2 times to get to know what needs are after baby, fees vary depending on daytime, overnight or weekends

Service Area

Glendale, AZ Service range 30 miles

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Client Testimonials for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

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Jayme Christiansen

1/17/2022

Colleen was more than I could have asked for in a  postpartum doula! She was kind, thoughtful, and such a calming presence in our home. She visited my two older boys two times before my baby boy was born. She played with them, brought them gifts, and they just adore her! 

Colleen cared for my baby so I could sleep, shower, or just have a moment away.  It was so calming knowing someone was taking good care of him so I could rest soundly. She also helped around the house: laundry, light cleaning, anything I asked for and more! 

She provided postpartum support such as breastfeeding advice and resources. She kept checking in to see how I was doing and made my lunch, snacks, and made sure I was drinking enough water. Colleen did our grocery shopping, drove me to Doctor appointments, and ran any other misc. errands. 

My home and my mind felt calmer after Colleen was here. I let her know what was important to me and she was such a support in helping make it happen. She also was just so nice to have around to talk to, watch a show with, or just vent to about the harships of motherhood. Postpartum can feel very isolating, and knowing I had someone here with me was extremely comforting. 

My husband kept saying how much easier this third time was and how much happier I seemed. We were both on the fence about hiring a postpartum doula, and I cannot express how happy I am that we did! We love Colleen, and will continue to stay in touch with her! 

Autumn Wells

5/27/2018

So grateful to have had Colleen with my husband, mom and I as we welcomed our son into the world! She helped give so much support and peace and it was a blessing to have her with us ??????

Angie Hernandez

4/18/2018

We are so grateful to have found Colleen! We decided to have our second child at a birth center and go completely natural - a completely different experience from our first child's epidural hospital birth. We decided to hire a doula to help us get through this new experience as both my partner and I were very nervous.

Colleen was a great resource and provided us with useful information every time we met. During the big event she helped ensure we had the natural childbirth experience we wanted. Instead of fear and anxiety, we felt confident and relaxed for the big day thanks to Colleen's support!

Birth Availability for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-23-2024

Postpartum Availability for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

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