Doula Services

Belly Bliss has partnered with the best doulas in the Denver area to bring you reliable, experienced and knowledgable support.  Belly Bliss offers Birth and Postpartum Doulas.

 

Lauren Williams, owner and founder of Belly Bliss offers her Doula services through Belly Bliss.

A doula, who takes care of a woman in labor is a "mother to the mother",  helping her emotionally throughout childbirth. Giving birth to a baby is so much more than just a physical process; it engages the couple in a transformational experience.  It is a key life event that is full of meaning and emotion.  A doula also provides support and suggestions for couples that can enhance their experience of the birth.

"We honestly couldn't have done it, or perhaps it's best to say, would not have wanted to, without Lauren & Jen. They are truly amazing and the advice and support that they offered during pregnancy, labor, and after, far exceeded anything we imagined. It's hard to describe a Doula's role really, or I guess you could say that we didn't know what to expect. But they are magical in many ways...a grandmother like quality in their temperament and calming nature, a source of knowledge and wisdom only known to those who have vetted questions for years, a friend in their willingness to discuss anything, a sister in their an unwavering support, and a rock - always there. Let's just say after having them share this stage in life with us, they end up kind of feeling like family, and they will be around for our second one for sure!"  ... Bryanna S.

The Doulas at Belly Bliss

BIRTH DOULAS

Lauren Williams ... READ MORE

Rebecca Poole-Gulick ... READ MORE

Nina Telthorst ... READ MORE

Suzanne Slade ... READ MORE

Kristin Maresca ... READ MORE

BIRTH and POSTPARTUM DOULAS

Erika Jones ... READ MORE

Barb Lines ... READ MORE

Carolyn Butler ... READ MORE

POSTPARTUM DOULAS

Lorena Angelini ... READ MORE

For Moms to be and Their Partners

A Doula does not take the place of dad, husband or partner; as a doula our goal is to get them more involved in the labor and birth while relieving the pressure for them to know exactly what to do.   A Doula offers many benefits to the Father or partner as well...
... Increase in father’s/partner’s confidence levels and decrease in stress
... Alleviation of anxiety by serving as a resource for answering questions, offering suggestions and encouragement
... Facilitating fuller participation in the birth by the father/partner
... Filling in for the father/partner when they need to take a break
... The emotional relief that comes with knowing you are not alone in the supportive role
... Allowing someone to accompany infant during first medical assessments while knowing Mom is also being supported

“As first time parents, the whole process was certainly exciting but also full of unknowns. Your constant reassurance, encouragement and extensive knowledge in birthing was a welcomed, trusted source of information in what seemed like a (large), highly subjective advice pool. During the most stressful period (the birth), your presence was especially valuable. Your ability to calm, coach and encourage both of us during the entire process was really wonderful.”  ... Jason Friedlander Denver, CO


"The role of the Doula was to keep everything in perspective when fatigue and fear kicks in. There were definitely points when decisions were being pushed by the medical staff and having a Doula to help us understand that we didn't need to make split second decisions helped. Later in the birth as I saw my wife in obvious pain my calmness and patience thinned and having a Doula there to keep things calm really helped me.”  ... Gareth Thomas Denver, CO

Call 303.399.1191 to Schedule an Appointment

 

Why Hire a Doula?

... 50% decrease in cesarean births
... 60% decrease in epidurals
... 40% decrease in the use of pitocin
... 30% decrease in the use of narcotics
... 30% decrease in the use of forceps
... Overall, a 25% decrease in the length of labor!

 

Doula is a Greek word meaning woman helping woman.

Belly Bliss offers doula services to assist you in your pregnancy and birth!

 

"We are so happy that we took Julie's class, chose to write out a birth plan and have Julie with us through the long.....labor as our doula. She was absolutely amazing. We are so happy with our experience even though we were thrown some curve balls."  ... S.O.

"I was so so pleased with my labor and delivery and Belly Bliss had SUCH a big part in that.  Thank you for the advocacy and education to empower me to deliver the way I wanted to! Robyn Huffman was our doula and I could NOT have done it without her." ... Sarah C.

 

Call 303.399.1191 to Schedule an Appointment