Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency
Clients per month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Only with a licensed midwife present
I am a volunteer doula for Hope House Colorado, a program for teen/young moms. I am a member of the Beginnings Perinatal Collective in Lakewood, offering Pre and postnatal Services. I am a certified birth doula with DONA. I also completed a hands on apprenticeship and training with the owner of Intuitive Birth who is also a certified midwife assistant, student midwife of 3yrs and doula of 14 years. I am completing my Childbirth Educator Certification through CAPPA as well.
**Edited 3/16/2020 to include that I will provide virtual services if needed. I can do virtual childbirth prep and virtual birth services. Fees will depend on specific services. Fee includes: Meet and greet/consultation, two 60-90 min prenatal visits, labor support, one 60-90min postnatal visit. I am always available by text and phone calls. 24/7 on call from 38wks-42wks. I will always provide a backup doula in the rare event I am not available to attend your birth. Please see additional reviews on Yelp under Intuitive Birth. I believe a birthing person should always know their options when it comes to birth. I strive to provide as much guidance and education I can to my clients so that they feel confident in their ability to Birth how they choose. I believe all who give birth should have the comfort and support they need or desire.
Denver, CO Service range 30 miles
My husband and I are transplants to Denver. we were having our first child and didn't have any close family or experienced friends who would be able to help with the delivery. I had been suggested to look into getting a doula and considered it would be a good emotional support process for me. When I met Misty I also had my husband along for the interview and I really appreciated how she Incorporated him into the conversation and asked him what he wanted from the experience. She said she would be there for me and also to help him through the labor. That was also something I looked forward to because he was very scared. We didn't really have any particular cultural, religious or spiritual request for our birth and I really liked how Misty was supportive of just having us help with a normal delivery and not suggesting any other thing that we didn't want.
I had a very healthy pregnancy and Misty came to our house for the two pre-natal appointments. I went into labor very early and I was in constant contact with her via text messages about my progression. I was in the doctors at 10:30 and 4 cm dilated. They immediately wheeled me to delivery and we called Misty and she came as soon as she could. She helped me in the birthing pool, and she also helped support my decision to get an epidural when the nurse was telling me that I was already too far advanced and shouldn't get it. When I was breastfeeding my baby after delivery he went blue and Misty was right there at the bedside to help rub him.
Misty sincerely loves what she does with moms andnewborns. She's very calm and laid-back and would be a great help at any delivery.
Misty was so attentive and supportive from the day we met her. She listened to my concerns and thoughts very carefully each time she came over for our prenatals, and had great advice to offer. I never once felt like she had certain opinions about how a birth should be or that she wanted to persuade me to do anything a certain way. She simply listened to what I wanted and then worked with me to achieve it. She was always quick to respond to messages, and would often check in on me and send me words of encouragement, especially at the end. When I went into labor she stayed in touch all day until it was time for her to come over. As soon as she was at my house she got straight to work! She massaged me and put pressure on my hips during each contraction and coached my breathing. She was so helpful in knowing when to go to the hospital! I ended up laboring at the hospital all night, and she stayed the entire time. I don’t know how her arms held up- she massaged me almost the entire night. She helped my husband and even my mom feel comfortable and involved. She was a soothing and strong presence in the room. I did not want an epidural, and I’m 100% positive that if she had not been there, I would have gotten one. Her knowledge and her confidence helped me to believe in myself and push through the difficult parts of my labor. But I also know that if I had decided to get the epidural, she would have been supportive of that as well. I would have her be at every birth of mine if I could! Misty is the absolute best!
Misty was my doula when I was laboring with my son. She was incredible! It was because of her skills, bedside manner, and tenderness that I was able to successfully make it through a vaginal delivery. She guided me through each contraction, gave me tools to regulate the stress in my body, and helped me to keep my mind focused and centered. She was an incredible extention of my experience and I would recommend Misty as a doula to any of my friends and family. She made my labor and delivery a memorable experience.
We hired Misty as our doula with our second child. I can't imagine not having a doula again. Misty was very knowledgeable and answered so many questions I had during pregnancy. My experience with the pregnancy and birth of my first child was vastly different than my second. I felt very prepared and confident in myself having Misty as my doula. Misty arrived at our home when I was in labor. She worked with me on different positions to help get me more comfortable as well as lots of massage! It was so nice being able to labor in the comfort of my own home with my family there. When we dicided it was time to head to the hospital Misty followed. I was very surprised and shocked to find out I was already 8cm dialated. Everything after that went pretty quickly. We did have time to labor in the tub which was something I looked forward to. I wouldn't have made it through the pushing phase without Misty's lovingness and constant reassurance I was doing a great job. After my son was born Misty stayed with me while my husband was with our son who was having a little bit of a hard time at first. She was explaining to me what was going on and that everything was going to be fine. It was fine. I will always cherish those first pictures she was able to capture of my little family.
Misty was a huge help with breastfeeding support. Any questions or concerns I had, I texted her and she would always help me through it. I continue to have communication with Misty and she continues to check in to see how everyone is. I highly recommend a doula and even more so I recommend Misty. The massage alone was worth double! ;)
I knew I grabbed Misty’s arm when I needed the strength to keep pushing. She had been there by my side for the weeks I was in early labor and the prior two days non-stop. She helped get me in a better position and to relax! She makes you feel so loved when you feel scared, kind of gross and your husband looks like a deer in front of head lights. I don’t think my active labor would have been as fast without her. I achieved my birth plan give or take a couple surprises. Misty was by my side during the hardest most beautiful day of my life. There is no one else I would have wanted to cut the cord. Not to mention, she managed to take the sweetest photos, especially of my husband holding him for the first time! Misty is worth her weight in gold!
We had a great experience with Misty. Before our son’s birth Misty was always easily accessible and happy to pop by if we ever needed anything. She had delivered her boys at the hospital we were using, and it was nice knowing she had been there before and could give us tips on arrival. I had an extremely quick labor, So Misty met us at the hospital. She was a supportive and peaceful presence, stepping in to help whenever she noticed a need. After our birth, she took sweet pictures of my husband and me with our baby, which I love! Misty came by to see our son after we got home and has checked in several times to make sure we are doing well. We would highly recommend working with Misty as a birth doula!
My name is Ashley and I had Misty as my doula. I knew what a doula was to a degree and what they could provide, misty did just that and offered so much more. From informational videos, exercises, answering scary labor and delivery questions, to kiensiotaping, to stretches, a rebozo, and everything in between.
I learned so much on techniques to flip a baby in utero (safely) so they are in perfect position for birth. I learned what exercises to do to open up my pelvis. How to tape for extra support, and so much more!
One of the biggest helps misty was for me was just having her there for labor and delivery for extra support. It was nice to have her around my family to prevent any drama. She also listened to my wishes and respected them and tried to get my birth plan to go as planned. She knew exactly what I wanted and didnt want from discussing my birth plan and she accommodated my needs. I recommend her to everyone I know because she was amazing to have for pregnancy, labor and delivery
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