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Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

Joyful Journey Doula Service 623-512-1793


Phone: 623 512 1793

Birth Fee: $650 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $20

Fee Details: I am a certified birth doula with DONA International and I am excited to serve women in the greater Phoenix metro area. My services include 1 complimentary, no obligation, consultation to meet and discuss what a doula does and answer questions you may have and see if I am a good fit for you. If you choose to hire me I will meet with you for 2 prenatal visits to go over birth preferences and emotional and physical coping techniques during labor. I will be available by phone/text and email throughout your pregnancy to answer questions and give support and "on call" 24 hours a day starting at 36 weeks. I will provide labor/birth support for you and your partner at the birth and immediately after and 1 postpartum visit. I would love to come alongside you and support you during this special time and look forward to hearing from you. I also offer a 10% military discount and have payment plans available.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 9 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 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? Any Home Birth
Not unassisted

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Intro to Childbirth for Doulas with DONA

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Completed Breastfeeding Basics for Doulas through DONA and breastfed my 3 children

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Adult/infant CPR ,AED and First Aid certified.

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteer my doula services through a nonprofit for survivors of sex trafficking, previous abuse and those recovering from addiction.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

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Autumn Wells

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 ??????

Posted 5/27/2018

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Angie Hernandez

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!

Posted 4/18/2018

Birth Availability for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Colleen Lester CD(DONA)

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