I live in the foothills of Salt Lake City with my husband, 4 beautiful children, and a son that was stillborn in 2006. Our 17 year old son has Type 1 Diabetes and we adore his diabetic alert dog, Iris.
I consider myself an accomplished baker and eager traveler. My inquisitive nature paved the way for my expertise in postpartum care of the whole family as well as a focus in newborn care. With a passion for my profession, I inspire confidence by giving you the facts and respecting your choices. In our postpartum practice, Wasatch Doulas strives to provide evidence-based, practical solutions for your family’s needs.
After working in the medical field for over 17 years, I gained experience in specialties ranging from ophthalmology to orthopedics before discovering my cherished role as a doula in 2012.
I provide professional, honest care to all of my clients. From sleep consulting to overnight care and everything in-between, I recognize that every family is unique and deserves custom-tailored care. Together, we will help you achieve your parenting goals.
Qualifications and certifications include:
– Postpartum, Bereavement, and Birth Doula trained and certified from DONA (expired), ProDoula, and Stillbirthday
– CAPPA advanced training: Working with Multiples
– Newborn Care Specialist trained and certified through Gentle Blessing and NCSA (since 2014)
– Sleep training from Dr. Harvey Karp (Happiest Baby on the Block), Dana Olbeman (Sleep Sense), and Summer Hartman (Summer’s Sleep Secrets)
– Breastfeeding trainings include: 8 hours of lactation training from Julie Johnson, IBCLC; Natural Breastfeeding training from Theresa Nesbitt, MD
– Current CPR certification (20 years continuous)
– Current background check available
– References upon request
– Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative member at large
– Served with Share Parents of Utah from 2007-2012
– Served on the Utah Doula Association Board form 2014-2016
– Serving as PTA Treasurer 2016-current
I believe experience is our best teacher! I have been blessed to experience 9 pregnancies and 8 births, each a unique journey of learning and growth. I began supporting mothers post-partum as a young aunt. I followed my mother’s example in supporting my sisters as they brought little ones to earth. Nights spent cuddling my neices and nephews as newborns so their mamas could sleep are some of the fondest memories of my youth, and the foundation of my doula training. In 1998 I was blessed with a son of my own, and through experiencing some trauma and side-effects due to my epidural, I was launched down a path of educating myself about childbirth that continues today. Having loved over 30 mothers through their birth journeys, I feel passionate about supporting women physically and emotionally as they choose the best path for their birth and mothering journeys. I love educating women about the choices they have in childbirth and helping them find the power handed down to them from generations of strong women. I completed DONA training in March of 2017 and completed a Hypnobirthing series in June of 2017. I am currently providing doula services and midwifery as a Primary Midwife under supervision. I work in the Wasatch Front area of Utah from Salt Lake through Nephi and beyond. I live in the Payson, Utah area. I look forward to using my experiences to bless and love many more women entering motherhood!
I homeschool my children and enjoy singing, sewing, and gardening. I’m apprenticing as a midwife.
I am passionate about supporting you in the birth you want and deserve.
I believe that pregnancy and birth are enormous spiritual rites and should be treated as such. No matter the way you bring your babe earthside I’m here to support and empower you.
I offer Full Spectrum Doula Services, Placenta Preparation Services, and Motherhood Photography.
My name is Melissa and I am passionate about the needs moms have for more support, nurturing and education through the childbirth experience and into to postpartum period. This passion led me to become a doula and create Needful Nurturing Doula sevices. I am trained as a birth doula and postpartum doula and I am currently working on my Reiki certification. I am a mom of 5 (almost grown) amazing children, 1 dog, 2 cats and 4 chickens. I am also a “nana” to a beautiful granddaughter. I serve Salt Lake , Davis, Summit and Utah counties. You can also contact me via email at Melissa.email@example.com
After twenty-five years experience as a wife and mother, I wanted to give back to the community. So, I returned to the University of Utah to complete my degree in Human Development and Family Studies as well as a Certified Family Life Educator. After several years working in the non-profit sector, my universe has shifted to a desire to help families as a postpartum doula, to coach parents on parenting skills and educate the community on the importance of family.
I love assisting families to reach their full potential by fostering strong, loving relationships. In my spare time I enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and spending time with my family.
DONA, Advanced Doula, and Curtis Method Hypnodoula trained. Certified Stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula with additional trainings in Spinning Babies, Rebozo, and Reflexology for the Pregnant Mom and birth photography. Also do Belly Binding. See website for more on me and my services!
My philosophy on birth as a doula was fostered through a variety of experiences: I received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from The University of Illinois at Chicago, where I focused my academic work on traditional birth attendants and how birthing practices varied between cultures. I helped conduct research with the college of nursing on prenatal health care development in the United States and Africa. I was captivated by the supportive, nurturing birth practices I was researching and the positive health outcomes they fostered. This is where I discovered that it takes a strong network of family, community and woman-to-woman support to birth and raise a baby. This is where a doula’s role becomes so valuable as she helps to support each one of these relationships. My experience attending births in my own family and in a professional role have continued to strengthen this concept for me as I have seen a variety of teams work with new mothers to create an empowering birth experience for her. ( I often find it personally empowering as well). I have a strong background in postpartum care from working in a birthing center as postpartum care staff and I was a full-time nanny for 7 years. I attended Brigham Young University for nursing/health science and I am studying to be a nurse and midwife
I am a lover of the outdoors. I am a dancer. I am a doula. I am Birthing From Within Mentor. I am a student midwife.
I have a BS degree in Psychology and minor in Family and Human Development; while raising my four children I have intermittently worked as a social worker in a variety of settings and have always assisted women and families. It has been an easy transition from social worker to birth worker. I am currently working on my 2nd bachelors degree, studying at Midwives College of Utah. I find it an honor to assist women and appreciate their trust in allowing me in their birth space. My desire is for expectant parents to prepare for and feel empowered in their birth experience no matter the outcome. I believe birth should be a rite of passage and the journey should be explored and cherished.
I love supporting families in doula care and childbirth education.
With 21 years as a doula, I’ve been blessed to help hundreds of mothers in the birthing and postpartum experience. This has filled my soul! I love supporting pregnant women and helping them navigate the journey that lies ahead of them. Delivering my five children were the five best days of my life! I want to help you to make childbirth the best day of your life too.
I loved labor! I want to instill in women the desire to trust their innate abilities to birth. Child birth should not be feared but looked forward to! I am an incredible birth doula, the go-to postpartum doula in Utah, a college professor, a vocalist and pianist, a loving wife, mother and adoring grandma! Let me know how I can assist you in celebrating new life!
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I am a well-trained doula who is very passionate about what I do! I have trained as a birth doula through DONA International, and through Birth Learning as an Advanced Doula. I have also been trained specifically in working with survivors of abuse – and in the use of a rebozo for comfort during pregnancy, labor, and birth. I am a trained postpartum doula through Midwives College of Utah – an internationally recognized school of midwifery. Additionally, I am a yoga instructor and have worked with women in each trimester of pregnancy.
I believe that birth is normal and natural and that we should trust women and their bodies more! I also believe that having choices and being informed about your options are some of the most empowering and important things in ensuring a positive birth experience. I hope to help all those I serve feel as though they had these things and to come out of birth feeling as powerful and amazing as they are!
The postpartum period is not always recognized as the incredibly significant and important time that it is. I love having the opportunity to nurture and support mothers through this life-changing experience, and to help families make a more smooth transition with the addition of a new baby. The journey doesn’t end at birth, and I would be so honored to help any mother have a more pleasant fourth trimester!
I have been a Doula practicing in the Salt Lake Valley for 10 years. My training included working with my mentor who is a licensed clinical hypnotherapist and one of the busiest doulas in the Salt Lake Valley. During the year that I shadowed with her I attended hundreds of births and sitting in on multiple childbirth class series. I continue to further my education by attending conferences every year and have training in all relaxation and coping techniques that can be useful during childbirth. Including, the use of essential oils, acupressure, music therapy, hydrotherapy, movement, spinning babies, Bradleys, hypno birthing, hypno babies, mindful breathing and more. It is important to me that each mother and her partner feel supported and then dad’s especially feel included and able to participate at the level that they desire. As my husband put it after the birth of our first son and the use of our Doula “the Doula was there to make (Dad) feel like a knight in shining armor, able to help him say all the right thing and make all the right suggestions”
I am also an educator for Birth Learning, my partners and I teach an advanced Doula training. In addition to our Doula services.
I also teach a coping skills class to assist in the postpartum recovery process. This class is targeted for those who might be experiencing prenatal or postpartum depression anxiety or mood disorders.
I also teach hypnosis and mindfulness 101.
This class is designed for professionals or parents who are interested in learning about using relaxation techniques like mindfulness, meditation or hypnosis during childbirth.
Another class that I teach is a religion based childbirth class titled Created to Birth. This class is designed to help mothers connect to the gifts they have been given by their Creator. To help them have a more positive birthing experience as they gain knowledge and information about being designed to birth and build coping skills.
My name is Jessica Poulsen and I am a mother of 1 energetic little boy and 1 sweet little girl. I am passionate about many things including breastfeeding, gentle and instinctual parenting, and empowering women to take charge of their bodies and their births.
I have been a CAPPA Certified Birth Doula for 4 years and have been an advocate of women’s rights (especially in the sacred experience of birth) for as long as I can remember. I started my journey into the birth worker world after the birth of my son. I realized during my not-so-woman-centered birth that having more Doulas in the area was MUCH needed. I later went on to have the most healing and empowering birth experience 2 years later that even further instilled this passion and fire for birth within my soul. Every single woman deserves to feel the way I felt that day and as I Doula I make that my goal. Whatever your birth preferences are, YOU deserve to feel empowered and in the drivers seat.
I believe birth can be an enjoyable, transcending, life-changing, and empowering experience. I believe birth is a safe physiological event, not a medical emergency. I chose to become a doula to educate women about their options and aid in making their birth experience a positive one. Trusting a woman’s intuition and allowing their choices of where and how to give birth should be encouraged and embraced.
I am a mom to my own 5 young children, a new midwife, doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and belly bind-er .
My Name is Sarah Andreason. I’ve been a doula for 3 years. I am currently working on my CAPPA certification, and am also forming a doula birth group to meet all your pre and postnatal needs.
Hi I’m Emily! Thank you for considering me to be your doula. I love all things pregnancy: birth, mothers, and babies! I completed a DONA approved birth doula training in 2011 and I have been attending to mothers in labor ever since. Please visit my website to learn more about me, including the services I offer and my rates.
I have had the opportunity to work, learn and train within the birthing community since 2010; purposeful growth and development as a birth doula began in 2013. I have extensive experience supporting the physical and emotional needs of laboring women. I believe a key hallmark is my ability to provide unbiased and objective information empowering women to make their own choices and decisions. I, like most modern, competent doulas profoundly respect my clients and their wishes. I am DONA, ICEA and PRODOULA trained and am actively engaged in acquiring my Birthing From Within childbirth educator and mentoring certification. I graduated from the University of Utah in 1999 with a BS in Behavioral Science & Health with a minor in Sociology. I later had the opportunity to attend The Graduate School of Midwifery at Bastyr University located in Seattle, Washington. Prior to engaging in my graduate studies I was employed as a Clinical Scientist; this research-focused employment exposed me to a wide-range of therapeutic topics, ultimately leading me to focus on women’s health and wellness issues. During this period I also had the opportunity of becoming a mother; the single most profound experience(s) of my life.
I have had the opportunity to serve on The Board of The Utah Doula Association and am actively involved in the Volunteer Doula Program sponsored by The University of Utah Hospital via the Associates of Birth Care Health Care.
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At this time, I am only accepting referral clients; I am grateful for your interest and understanding! If you have been referred by a current/past client, or if you would like to be added to my wait-list, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call me directly at 801-518-1875. Thank you!
Of note, I highly recommend the fine birth and postpartum doula professionals of Birth Learning- they can be contacted at: 801.815.6053
I am a birth doula, postpartum doula and board-certified music therapist serving families in Salt Lake County. I love working with all families including LGBTQ+ parents, adoptive parents, and single parents. I accompany families giving birth in the hospital, a birth center, or at home, and I support all types of birth. I believe it is every birthing person’s right to be educated about their birth options, and to have a birth experience that is safe, supported and empowering.
As a board-certified music therapist, I have extensive clinical training on how to use music to help people reach goals, experience deep inner connection, and process difficult emotions. I specialize in Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth, an evidence-based technique where I help expecting families incorporate music into their labor in order to experience deeper connection, confidence and strength during their birth experience. I also help parents write original songs called “womb songs” to their babies, facilitating deep bonding and connection.
Hiya, my name is Susan Mossman. I am a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, placenta specialist and childbirth educator.
I have always had a passion for supporting women and have been a birth junky since the birth of my son 18 years ago.
While accompanying my husband (USAF) to a base in the UK, I became involved in a group called M!nd the Gap. It was designed to support women during pregnancy, throughout birth and postpartum whilst their partners were deployed. I realized that the support we were giving these women was doula work. I decided to professionally train as doula in 2013.
Our family moved to Hill AFB in 2015. I have had the honor to continue serving military and non-military families in Weber/Davis counties.
Please feel free to e-mail or call with any questions about my services. I would love to chat with you about what your ideal birth experience looks like.