Birth Fee: $0 to $1200
Fee Details: Sliding scale is available.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Alyssa Megeath is a partner of Balanced Beginnings Doulas. She is a DONA International Trained birth doula, childbirth educator, insurance advocate, and on-call nanny serving families in the Boulder County and Denver areas. She has worked in patient outcomes within the medical field for six years, has served families as a nanny for over a decade, and is infant CPR certified. She is passionate about walking alongside families throughout their ideal birthing experience. Alyssa has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine from Regis College in Weston, MA and has completed various human growth and development courses. Within the past few years, Alyssa became passionate about working with expecting parents while working for a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Boulder, CO that serves families seeking to grow and those who are preparing to deliver. In addition to her strong involvement within the medical community, Alyssa has been a fitness instructor within the rock climbing industry, which allows her to weave in to her work as a birth doula, the importance of health and vitality, especially throughout pregnancy. While one says, it takes a village to raise a child, Alyssa sees the significance in holding space and giving each of her clients valuable community resources because it takes a village to raise a mother as well. She supports families of all ethnic backgrounds, single parents, mothers with a history of fertility issues, grief, loss, and sexual trauma. She is currently enrolled in a 9 Month Postpartum Healing Training and Certification with Ayurvedic Doctor Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana.
Service Area MapArea of practice: Boulder, CO
When I first met Alyssa, I thought she would just be around for my delivery. I was very impressed with how thoughful, supportive, compassionate, and readily available she was for me. She basically was around for anything I needed. She was there for me from beginning to the end, and then some.
She was willing to come out and see me when it wasn't so easy for me. She gave me great information on childbirth. Even taught me about things I didn't learn in the childbirth class. I loved how she took the time with me and never made me feel rushed to answer all my questions whether by phone, text, or even email. She even went to tour the hospital with me, and gave me her insight on what to look for and other options.
When the big day came, I was so greatful to have Alyssa next to me throughout my labor and delivery. Her calming presence and techniques kept me away from the epidural I wished to stay away from. She was my rock of support. She made sure to be that special friend that knew just how to make everything right for me. She applied accupressure, calmed me down during contractions, and reminded me to drink water when I didn't want anything going down my throat. She suggested I try different positions for laboring when all I wanted was to stand. I couldn't have done it without out her!
She took pictures of when the baby was born A few days after I had the baby and she came out with food, diapers, and clothes and made sure I was ok and answered all my first time mommy questions. A week or so after I had the baby, she went out of her way to help me with a few things I needed that I couldn't easily do myself, which was so thoughful.
I could never thank Alyssa enough for everything she did for me. She is truly an angel and helped me so much.
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