Birth Fee: $0 to $1300
Fee Details: Sliding scale is available.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years
Clients per Month: 4 to 5Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Alyssa Megeath has served growing families for over a decade, working in patient advocacy, medical insurance billing, education, and outcomes within the healthcare arena for the past six years. She has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. While working in an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Boulder, Alyssa became passionate about working with expecting, new, and seasoned parents and saw the power of both Western and Eastern medicines during the fertility journey, pregnancy, as well as the postnatal period. She continues her education with ongoing professional training, such as Spinning Babies Workshops and an intensive Ayurvedic Medicine training for Postnatal Healing, Care, Nutrition, and Breast Care with Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana. Growing up within a family owned and operated restaurant, Alyssa saw first hand how nutrition could be utilized as medicine for the mind, body, and soul and now enjoys being able to nourish families.
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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