$1200 to $2000
$35 to $45
20 years and 200 births attended
10 years and 40 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 3 to 5 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Homebirths must also be attended by qualified homebirth midwife
I volunteered at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital Lactation Clinic each week for 2 years. I attend continuing education and ongoing training and advocacy related to childbirth, pregnancy and breastfeeding. I am a previous member of House of Doula and have served as Committee Chair on the Board of the Colorado Doulas Association (CDA) Accessible Birth Connection. Additionally, I am a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). I am "self -studying" how to use Ayurvedic foods and practices to support the sacred window or first 6 postpartum weeks. I have completed Hypnobabies - Hypnodoula training.
Discount available for Labor/Postpartum plans, pay in advance plans. Needs based scholarships and trade for service may be available Open to discussion about unique payment plans and trade-outs
Littleton, CO Service range 40 miles 1 hour fee charged for travel beyond 25 miles
Barb was amazing! We hired her as our back-up postpartum doula and as it happens our son was born the day our initial postpartum doula left for a 3 week vacation. Barb met us at our home when we came home from the hospital and immediately took care of all of us (she sent me to bed for some much needed rest, fed my husband and took care of my son). She was excellent in helping problem-solve when breastfeeding was difficult in the beginning. I was able to get excellent sleep when she was at my house because I knew my son was in excellent care. I highly recommend Barb as a postpartum doula, it was the cherry on my birth experience cake. Thank you Barb!!
Where to begin?! Barb was such an integral part to our entire birthing process!!
There isn't a single doubt in my mind that I never could have handled a natural birth without Barb's calming influence and guiding, capable hands! At least not after 24 hours of active labor! :)
With endless gratitude! Sarah & Eric
I have to say she was a great person to have at my birth. I met with her before while being prego and she helped me alot with info and support. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. If I ever had another child I do believe I'd want her. I don't think of her as a lady that's just there to help. I think of her as part of my family. I send pictures of my son wit down syndrome so she can see him grow into a great little boy! Thank you so much for the great experience.
Beverly Partridge & Baby Robert & Ian Partridge
It was a great experience and would have her be there for the birth of any future children I may have! Having a doula helped keep me focused and reassured, especially when doctors used words I didn't understand. She was patient, understanding and really great to work with. She was easy to get along with and build a relationship with. I was comfortable with her and never felt like the choices I made through the birth process were judged or looked down upon. She was really supportive and helped talk me through every step along the way. I would recommend her services to anyone who is looking to have a wonderful birth experience.
My husband and I had our first child in September of 2015 and Barb was our doula... but truthfully just calling her our doula doesn't do her any justice. She is so much more than that. Throughout my pregnancy, Barb went far above and beyond what I ever expected her to do and really became both a physical and emotional support person for us. We had planned on having our baby in a birth center and towards the end of my pregnancy EVERYTHING changed. My baby was breech and we were transferred to hospital care. Naturally, we were nervous and scared. Barb came with me to all of my doctor's appointments at the hospital and was there for me when I tried an external version. We ended up needing a c-section and Barb was right there with me in the operating room advocating for me during a difficult experience... Something I could never put a price on. Not only was Barb amazing throughout my pregnancy and birth experience, she was also physically and emotionally there for me postpartum. Barb came over to my house and not only gave me advice about the baby, but helped take care of me too. Barb is always there for me. To this day, I know I can call her anytime and ask her anything. When I'm feeling down, she really helps me feel calm, confident, and empowered. When we look back at our entire experience, we honestly can't imagine it without Barb. She's the best!
-Veronica and Jason Duffy
We feel so lucky to have had Barb as our doula. She was very helpful in preparing us for what to expect during labor, and invaluable as our advocate in the delivery room. Barb also went above and beyond by staying with me for several hours when I had to go back in the hospital for post partum preeclampsia. She is a wonderful doula (and human!) and we would highly recommend her. Many thanks, Barb!
Heidi, Brenton and Romy
Barb is amazing! As first time parents, we were a bit aprehensive of the birthing process, so we were really comforted by having Barb there to support us through delivery. My husband was especially grateful that she came to our house while I was in labor, helped coach him and teach him what to do to comfort me, and was there as a guide to let us know when we should be calling the midwife and thinking of heading over to the birth center. We were especially glad to have Barb with us when we had to transfer from the birth center to the hospital. Since we were less fimiliar with the hospital environment, she was extremely helpful in letting us know what questions to ask and what options we might have in order to help us get the birthing experience we were hoping for. In the end, she stayed with us for about 21 hours. We are so thankful to have had Barb at the birth of our son and will be honored if she will join us when the time comes for baby #2.
All I can say is, Barb is amazing! She is highly passionate and that comes out in everything she does. We were blessed to have her walk with us during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. During our early conversations she was genuinely interested in getting to know me and my husband. During labor, she was a calm and supportive presence. She went above and beyond in so many ways. We are very thankful for Barb!
We could not have asked for a better doula than Barb. She was knowledgable, supportive, and kind throughout the entire birthing process. The birth of our baby had some unexpected twists and turns (started as a birth center birth and ended up being a transfer to the hospital) and Barb was able to guide us every step of the way. I couldn't have been more thankful to have her with us. Because of her guidance we were able to say that the birth was an empowering experience and that we made informed, thoughtful decisions throughout.
She met with us for prenatal consultations, stayed with us for the entire duration of the birth (over 3 days!), was thoughtful, intuitive, and kind. She was a tremendous help to me during the birth and was a great help to my husband Aaron too. She visited us at the hospital after the birth (both me and the baby had complications that kept us there) and then she even visited us at home a few times too. She was able to help me process the experience and provide resources when the scope of my needs extended past her knowledge.
We would highly recommed Barb to any family looking for a nurturing, smart, and all around great doula!
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