Denver Birthy Resources

Denver is not only a great place to practice midwifery, but to be pregnant as well. There is a vibrant birth community, lots of parenting and breastfeeding support, excellent doctors for referrals, and home birth friendly hospitals that provide great places to transport to if necessary. Here are some of my go-to resources for clients. (Please remember, these are suggestions to start you on your research only–they are not recommendations or endorsements per se.)

Photography

First and foremost, I want to recommend the photographers who have greatly added to the beauty of my website by providing the sweet images of my clients and my work. 

 

Jennifer Mason Photography
Breastfeeding, family, maternity, and now birth photos

Monet Nicole Birthing Stories
Birth photography

Melissa Calvert

Hilary Marie
Life Unscripted

Sophie Sasser
Photography and birth doula

Chelsea Spika
Spika Photography

 

Bernard Wooten
Focus Tree Photography

 

Acupuncture

Ali Damron/Denver Acupuncture and Wellness
alidamron@gmail.com
308-631-0087

Artwork

Amy Haderer
Henna bellies
Belly casts, prepping, painting
mandala.mama3@gmail.com

Breastfeeding Support
(I am an IBCLC, so I can offer high-level one-on-one breastfeeding information and support. However, there is a multitude of research that shows breastfeeding support from peers to be a much more important predictor of breastfeeding success, so my assistance cannot replace mother-to-mother support by any means.)

La Leche League
(I was a La Leche League Leader for 10 years, and credit it for much of my personal development. I cannot recommend it highly enough.)

the mama’hood
Variety of childbirth classes, including Birthing From Within, breastfeeding group, yoga, and boutique

Childbirth Education
(I do offer 2-3 childbirth education series each year, but some people are looking for specific methods or other dates/times than what I have available.)

Balanced Birth Services
Childbirth classes in a variety of locations and formats
Ellen – Ellen@BalancedBirthServices.com
Melissa – Melissa@BalancedBirthServices.com
720-336-WOMB (9662)

Cassie Friesen
HypnoBabies instructor

Julianne Guarino/Macushla Birth
Childbirth education, doula services, prenatal yoga

Mandy Jeffries/Mama Prana
HypnoBabies instructor
mandy@mamaprana.com
303-931-2309

the mama’hood
Variety of childbirth classes, including Birthing From Within, and boutique

Irma Persoff/Woman’s Wisdom Hypnobabies
Hypnobabies classes and Child Passenger Safety Technician
irmapersoff15@gmail.com
904-343-0722

Rebecca Peterson/Sacred Breaths
Birthing from Within
720-938-2176
RebeccaPeterson@sacredbreaths.com

Plus Size Birth
Plus Size Birth educates women on how to have a healthy plus size pregnancy and empowered birth.

Chiropractors/CST

Jessica and Matt Thompson/100% Chiropractic
Specializing in pregnancy and children
303-347-1007
Julie Seymour/The Human Joint
Certified in the Webster Prenatal Technique
303-835-9130

Ruth Shepard Trode/Shepard’s Den
612-616-0310
Ruthtrode@yahoo.com

Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health
Certified in the Webster Technique
1990 Wadsworth Blvd, ste# 2, Lakewood 80214
303-238-6500
DrMaura@WellBeingsChiropractic.com
DrJacob@WellBeingsChiropractic.com

Counseling

The Catalyst Center
Prenatal and postpartum counseling and therapy

Shadia Duske

Nancy Goodman/A Parenting Connection
Prenatal and postpartum counseling and therapy

Doulas

Rebekah Adams/The Journey Matters
Birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, massage therapy
303-931-0017
thejourneymatters2@gmail.com

Balanced Birth Services
Doula services and TENS rentals
Ellen – Ellen@BalancedBirthServices.com
Melissa – Melissa@BalancedBirthServices.com
720-336-WOMB (9662)

McLean Confer/Loving Mama Doula
HypnoBabies and postpartum doula
lovingmamadoula@gmail.com
720-333-2355

Liz Green
Doula, massage therapist, and reflexologist
303-319-5547
liz@mamajanemassage.com

Julianne Guarino/Macushla Birth
Childbirth education, doula services, prenatal yoga

Amy Haderer/Birthing Body
Sibling doula
mandala.mama3@gmail.com

Althea Hrdlicka
Birth and postpartum doula; monitrice services–North Denver to Cheyenne
928-925-0885
althea.hrdlichka@tendergiftsdoula.com

Amanda Marshall/Birth Blessing Doula Services
Labor and postpartum doula
720-839-8108

Tess Maynard/Lovely Birth
720-326-8214

Ashley Mittelsted
www.facebook.com/tenderlyborn
720-312-1290
tenderlyborn@gmail.com

Geneva Montano/Abundant Mothering
Birth doula

Free-Standing Birth Center

Mountain Midwifery Center

Baby + Co

Holistic/Complementary Health Care/Misc.

Balanced Birth Services
Therapeutic oils consultation
Ellen – Ellen@BalancedBirthServices.com
Melissa – Melissa@BalancedBirthServices.com
720-336-WOMB (9662)

Lisa Carter, RD and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
720-217-4153
whirledpeasnutrition@gmail.com

McLean Confer/Loving Mama Doula
Babywearing consultation
lovingmamadoula@gmail.com
720-333-2355

Cheryl Furer
Homeopathy and Dancing for Birth
Cheryl.furer@msn.com
303-718-1554

Laurian Horowitz
Pediatric CPR/AED for new parents and caregivers as well as professional level trainings throughout the Front Range
303-257-9589

Beth Jones/Birthing Bodies
Pre-/Post-natal fitness
beth@birthingbodies

Lynn Leech/Intuitive Hands Physical Therapy
303-845-0604

Laura Matthews
Herbalist and Maya Abdominal Massage
720-570-2454

Geneva Montano/Abundant Mothering
Infant and child CPR

Mother’s Life Tea LLC
Organic blended teas for teenagers with PMS all the way though pregnancy and nursing on into menopause–and now a healing herbal Soothing Sitz.
928-925-0885
althea.hrdlichka@motherslifetea.com

Caitlin O’Connor, ND/All Families Natural Health
720-855-3160

Irma Persoff/Woman’s Wisdom Hypnobabies
Hypnobabies classes and Child Passenger Safety Technician
irmapersoff15@gmail.com
904-343-0722

Elizabeth Petrucelli, SBD, CCCE
Birth assistance with miscarriage and stillbirth as well as programs that mentor families through loss in any gestation and mentoring through pregnancy after a loss.

Home Birth Midwifery Information
(Including information on how to become a midwife.)

Colorado Midwives Association
Midwives Alliance of North America
North American Registry of Midwives

Massage

Rebekah Adams/The Journey Matters
Birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, massage therapy
303-931-0017
thejourneymatters2@gmail.com

Liz Green
Doula, massage therapist, and reflexologist
303-319-5547
liz@mamajanemassage.com

Laura Matthews
Maya Abdominal Massage
720-570-2454

Physicians/Hospital-Based Providers

Robin Dickinson, MD
Community Supported Family Medicine

Michael Hall, OB/GYN
303-788-8800
Englewood

Highlands Integrative Pediatrics

Joe Marceny, MD
Adam Huff, MD
Pediatric Pathways

303-694-2323

South Denver OB-GYN/South Denver Midwives

Placenta Encapsulation

Rebekah Adams/The Journey Matters
Birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, massage therapy
303-931-0017
thejourneymatters2@gmail.com

Balanced Birth Services
Placenta encapsulation
Ellen – Ellen@BalancedBirthServices.com
Melissa – Melissa@BalancedBirthServices.com
720-336-WOMB (9662)

Carrie Hankins/The Placenta Lady
720-936-3609

Yoga

Belly Bliss
Prenatal yoga, fitness and more

Julianne Guarino/Macushla Birth
Childbirth education, doula services, prenatal yoga

Beth Jones/Mama Sport
Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist & Personal Trainer
beth@bethjonescoaching.com

the mama’hood
Variety of childbirth classes, including Birthing From Within, yoga, and boutique

Laura Matthews
Iyengar yoga
720-570-2454

Rebecca Peterson/Sacred Breaths
720-938-2176
RebeccaPeterson@sacredbreaths.com