Doula: [doo-luh] (noun)
birth are a completely natural extension of life and that a birthing woman should be nurtured and treated with respect. Her body is designed to bring new life into the world and she does it well. I believe in empowering women to make their own choices about the care they are given during pregnancy, labor and birth.
I specialize in assisting women have a peaceful, joyful, natural pregnancy and birth. During pregnancy, labor and postpartum I will provide you and your partner with evidence based information so you can make informed decisions and help facilitate open communication with your birth team about those decisions.
As your labor doula I will provide the following:
Evidence based information to facilitate informed consent during
labor and birth
Facilitate open communication with your birth team
Help developing a birth plan that best suits your needs
Provide a supply list for labor
Teach relaxation, visualization, and breathing skills
Two in home pre-natal visits
- Emotional and physical support through encouragement,
visualization, massage and other comfort measures
- Help to determine current stage of labor (pre-labor vs. active
- Assist in keeping mother and partner comfortable, relaxed and
working together during active labor
- Continuously ensure that the birthing space is comfortable, safe,
and conducive to a gentle, natural birth
- Assistance with first breastfeeding, if needed
- Help preserving privacy for the new family during the first hours
- Assistance with getting the new family settled in and ready to
- Two postpartum visits at your home to discuss the birth and assist
with any concerns or questions that may come up during early days at home
I have three boys of my own and have experienced one hospital birth with my step mother as my labor coach, one home birth with a midwife, supportive husband and step mother and one home birth with a midwife, supportive husband and two amazing doulas. We live on a small homestead in Black Forest Colorado with all of our animals. I am excited to share in this experience with you. I have taken the CAPPA labor doula training and am in process of completing the certification process. I currently have discounts available for birthing parents who can help me complete my certification. I can’t wait to speak with you about your beautiful birth. Please take a look at my calendar below for my current availability and then contact me via email.
Be well. Birth Well.
Jenn Leonard, CLD in training