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Name: Shanelle Kent

Website: www.gentlebirthmemories.com

Phone Number: (385) 219-5944

Zip: 84043

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah, S. Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Breastfeeding Consultation

About Me: Hi! My name is Shanelle. I’ve completed the DONA certified Doula workshop thru the Midwife College of Utah and am currently working toward my international certification with DONA.

Mother of 3 grown home schooled “kidults”, I am anxiously awaiting all the grand babies! I’ve had a passion for pregnancy, birth, breast feeding, and each woman’s ‘babymoon’ since our first baby was born on Maui in 1993.

I was lucky enough to be trained as a breast feeding volunteer councilor with the North Florida Regional WIC office for 4 years when my husband attended U of F. I Currently volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center as an options and lifesteps councilor.

I am absolutely enamored and in reverence of the process of pregnancy, birth, and the sacred time of bonding for moms and babies following birth. Firm believer that evidence based education is key to helping each new mom and or couple be at ease and go into their birthing time feeling confident and well cared for by their choice in birth team partners. I look forward to sitting down and discussing what you envision for your birth and the opportunity to help bring your birth plans into reality for the best outcome and memories you can have.

Birth is an amazing, empowering, incredible experience. Each new mom’s journey is different, but they all - every single one - will impact that woman for the rest of her life. My desire is to be there supporting you in your choices every step of the way. I look forward to sitting down and hearing all about what you are wanting, feeling, or even afraid of going in and through the journey of pregnancy and birth.

I can’t wait to be a part of your birth team!

Name: Candida Duran Taveras

Website: www.sunlightvida.com

Phone Number: (385) 439-8235

Zip: 84120

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Tooele

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Sibling Support, Birth Photographer, Postpartum Doula

About Me: I’m Candida Duran Taveras. I am a Birth & Postpartum Doula as well as a birth videographer serving in both English and Spanish.

Before becoming a doula, my life was completely dedicated to the world of documentary film for over 8 years. That changed in 2015 when I accepted a job working with toddlers and infants. That job turned into a passion, and after having my own child I decided that it was time for me to become a doula. A few weeks after giving birth, I took the first opportunity I could find and trained through Genesis Birth Company. Since then, I have combined my passions and have never been happier!

I believe that every woman knows what’s best for her body. All births are beautiful and I am here to support you and help you have the birth experience that you want. As a Women of Color, my mission is to empower black, indigenous, and women of color through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Along with birth and videography services, I can also help you live a more sustainable life by offering cloth diapering classes. I believe that it is important for us to take care of the earth while bringing life onto her.

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Soy Candida Duran Taveras. Soy una Doula de Nacimiento y Postparto, así como también una videografa de nacimiento que sirve tanto en Inglés como en Español.

Antes de convertirme en doula, mi vida estuvo completamente dedicada al mundo del cine documental durante más de 8 años. Eso cambió en 2015 cuando acepté un trabajo trabajando con bebés y niños pequeños. Ese trabajo se convirtió en una pasión, y después de tener a mi hija, decidí que era hora de convertirme en una doula. Unas semanas después de dar a luz, aproveché la primera oportunidad que pude encontrar y entrene con Genesis Birth Company. Desde entonces, he combinado mis pasiones y nunca he sido mas feliz.

Creo que cada mujer sabe lo que es mejor para su cuerpo. Todos los nacimientos son hermosos y estoy aquí para apoyarte y ayudarte a tener la experiencia de nacimiento que deseas. Como una mujer de color, mi misión es empoderar a las mujeres negras, indígenas, y de color durante el embarazo, el parto y el posparto.

Junto con los servicios de nacimiento y videografía, también puedo ayudarlo a vivir una vida más sostenible ofreciendo clases de pañales de tela. Creo que es importante que cuidemos a la tiera mientras le damos vida.

Name: Julia Jeffery

Website: http://www.wasatchdoulas.com

Phone Number: (801) 913-6830

Zip: 84109

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Tooele, Summit, Wasatch

Primary Service: Bereavement Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Sibling Support, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me: 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 2014-2018
- Serving as PTA Treasurer 2016-2018

Name: Stephanie Baldi, RYT 200, CPT

Website: www.bluelotusmama.com

Phone Number: (801) 931-9984

Zip: 84107

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Summit

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Sibling Support, Postpartum Doula

About Me: 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 with 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. Additionally, I am a pre- and postnatal yoga instructor. I am a certified personal trainer, specializing in working with women throughout life, but especially during the pre- and postnatal stages of life.

My beliefs around birth is that it is a normal and natural experience. I feel that we should trust women and their bodies much more, and the evidence supports me! 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 pregnancy, birth, and postpartum 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!

Name: Kasaundra Trout

Website: http://www.yourutahdoulas.com

Phone Number: (801) 980-1275

Zip: 84003

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Placenta Encapsulation, Breastfeeding Consultation, Belly Binding, Sibling Support

About Me: Kasaundra Trout started her journey as a doula in 2014. She began with an apprenticeship under a local Hypnobabies instructor/doula and worked in a doula collective for a year. Within that collective, she learned from a variety of care providers, doulas, and birthing families as she experienced and assisted in each unique birth. She is a certified Hypnodoula through The Curtis Method and is a trained through DONA. In 2018, she opened Utah's first full service doula agency in Utah. Kasaundra strongly believes in continuing education and has completed certifications and trainings in rebozo work and lactation assistance. She has experience with unmedicated birth, epidural birth, water birth, rebozos, inductions, pre-eclampsia, posterior birth, prodromal labor, cesareans, VBAC, birth centers, breastfeeding, gestational diabetes, hospitals, homebirths, twins, rapid birth, perinatal anxiety/depression and postpartum mental health. She is passionate about birth being an opportunity for a family to write their own love story. Kasaundra’s volunteer work includes co-secretary of the Utah Doula Association, Vice President of Utah Valley’s Moms of Multiples club, and organizing clothing drives/fundraisers for homeless veterans and hurricane victims.

Kasaundra is a mom to four beautiful kids and wife to her very own veteran of the United States Marines Corps. She got her start in the birth world when preparing for her vbac, following the birth of her twins. She learned that birth was something to embrace as a unique part of each family’s story. Kasaundra enjoys reading novels, traveling with her family, singing, sarcasm, and filling her home with loved ones. She is always up for a new adventure and has even tried her hand at fire dancing!
Kasaundra speaks Spanish and loves to meet people and hear the unique stories they have to tell.

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Name: Michelle Holmes

Website: doulaed

Phone Number: (435) 709-2775

Zip: 84032

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah, Summit, Wasatch

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Bereavement Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Sibling Support, Childbirth Educator, Birth Photographer

About Me: I first heard the term doula when I was pregnant with my fourth but dismissed the option because it sounded like one more nurse in the room. Later, when I fully understood what a doula was, I really regretted not having one. After my personal birth experiences I decided that not only would I have a doula for baby five but I also wanted to be one, I wanted to help bring education, options, respect, rights, and validation to birthing women. And I didn’t want to stop there, with birth, I wanted to continue it into the postpartum phase and even before pregnancy and after postpartum; pretty much anytime someone needed the emotional, physical, and informational support that a doula could provide while they faced things that were new, hard, different, painful, and challenging. Doula all the things!! (We all need an in-laws doula, a car shopping doula, a potty training doula…amiright!?) I retired from a decade of running a successful preschool and started my doula adventure, training as a doula while hiring the trainer to be there as my doula for my 5th birth which I decided to do at home. The birth was absolutely amazing and it solidified my desires to do this work for others.

I am a certified birth doula through DONA and CAPPA, and bereavement and adoption doula through Stillbirthday, a certified Advanced Trained Doula through the MCU, and trained through CAPPA and MCU as a postpartum doula. I am a childbirth educator and doula mentor, amd labor doula trainer for CAPPA. I believe in providing highly professional and personalized services with no agenda. I SUPPORT, I do not STEER you toward decisions or methods. I work with all choices: epidural, unmedicated, induction, hospital, home, planned Cesarean, etc. I have experience with multiples, HG, high risk, PMADs, VBAC and VBA2C, fetal position, and more. I provide a full service package that includes birth photography and pampering for mom. I would love to meet with you today to explore your desires for doula support.

Name: MeKel Engel

Website: Outside the Hive Doulas

Phone Number: (801) 803-3231

Zip: 84119

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Tooele

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Bereavement Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me:
I would like to work as an adoption doula and with alternative families because my experiences as an adopted person are positive and I think I can bring a good outlook and attitude to the scene with both parties.
I am new to the doula thing, however I have been working as a CNA and Medtech for over ten years and before that as a caregiver volunteer. I am also certified in yoga, Islamic Studies with Arabic, as a health coach and previously as a phlebotomist. I am almost finished with an associates in Psychology and would like to work as a doula and psychiatric LPN one day in order to assist others. I am also a mother of a thirteen year old son.

Name: Rebekkah Twede

Website: www.facebook.com/rebekkahtwededoula

Phone Number: (801) 941-5551

Zip: 84067

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Box Elder

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Sibling Support, Postpartum Doula

About Me: I have always had an interest in birth and motherhood but it wasn’t until after the birth of my second child that I felt a pull towards making birth work my career. I trained with DONA in 2017 and gained an even deeper respect for the birth process. I am honored every time I am invited by birthing women and their families into that sacred space.
I strive to make sure that every family I serve feels confident and comfortable with their choices during their birth journey. I love getting to know each family while we build a birth plan that is right for them.
When I am not attending births, I run an esthetics business. Very often my pampering skills are also useful in the birth room.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and three small children.

Name: Raquel Alfaro

Website: Starlight Doula Services

Phone Number: (801) 243-9673

Zip: 84401

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Sibling Support, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me: Certifications:
CAD, Certified Advanced Doula through the Midwives College of Utah
SBD, Stillbirthday Doula for supporting births in any trimester and any outcome
Belly Binding Certified through Positive Body, Mind and Baby
ICNHA International Certificate for Natural Henna Arts (in process)
Prenatal Yoga Instructor through Utah Prenatal Yoga (in process)

Additional Training Received:
Spinning Babies

Additional Services:
Belly binding, Maternity Henna, Mother's Blessing Henna, Prenatal Yoga, Sibling Doula,

Birth Philosophy:
It is an honor to be invited into the birth space. Whatever that space looks like for you, it is my role to support you to have a voice, to know you have choices, and to feel confident and supported in your decisions. When these elements are considered essential, you are set up to leave the birth space feeling empowered, feeling connected to your baby and your partner, and feeling like you are the champion of your story no matter where or how you birth.

Postpartum Services:
I love assisting families as they integrate a new little member into their lives. It can be one of the most challenging transitions a family can make. It can be especially challenging when parents are sleep deprived to handle the demands of a new baby. I assist parents with information on infant care, teach techniques for helping baby eat or sleep, and love assisting with overnight care so parents can get much needed rest. I have many years of experience working with babies and twins.

Areas served:
Ogden, Brigham City, Layton, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, North Salt Lake County

Name: Trista

Website: www.yourbeautifulbirth.com

Phone Number: (623) 258-9587

Zip: 84601

Counties: Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Postpartum Doula

About Me: Hi ! I came into being a birth worker after my long traumatic birth of my second child. I have always loved pregnancy, birth, the incredible female body and what we are capable of! Birth is an incredible life changing experience and I beleive with the right birth team it can be a very positive and empowering experience. My philosophy is that I beleive every woman should know that she has the strength and power inside of her to give birth , whether that is vaginal or Belly. I beleive in breastfeeding but I also know the struggles that can come with it and beleive that fed is best formula or breast milk. I also believe that the post partum period is not talked about or prepared for enough. It is my hope and my goal to help you not only prepare for your birth but your post partum experience and to help make it as smooth transition as possible.

I am 28 years old and currently live in Provo Utah with my Husband of 10 years and our two children. I enjoy practicing Yoga, being out in nature and dancing. I have worked in the medical field as a medical assistant to a Family doctor and Obstetrician for 6 years and I loved it very much. Interacting and building a relationship with my pregnant mommas was the highlight of my job. I decided after my last child I was going to stay home and become a Birth Worker and be the voice I didn't have at my son's birth. With that being said it is my passion to provide emotional and physical and educational support to as many families as I can thoughout their birth and early post partum journey. If you would like to set up a meeting to see if I would be a good match for you I would love to hear from you!

Feel free to email, text or call me.

Thank you! And I look forward to meeting you.
Namaste

Name: Rickie Bryner, BS, LCCE

Website: www.babyyourbump.com

Phone Number: (385) 262-4006

Zip: 84054

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah

Primary Service: Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Childbirth Educator

About Me: I have over 14 years of experience supporting expecting families and new parents! I have a love for teaching and am passionate about providing expecting families with the information they need to make informed decisions along their journey. I've been told my calming demeanor puts new parents at ease. I also know first-hand how challenging the postpartum period can be and how critical emotional and physical support are to healing.

My biggest goal as an educator is to instill confidence in those that take my classes. I have taught Prenatal Classes for over 14 years, both in a hospital and private setting (Utah and Arizona) and am a Certified Lamaze Instructor. Lamaze has one of the most rigorous training programs for Childbirth Educators. My favorite thing is seeing mom and partner's faces light up as they feel more confident about giving birth and becoming new parents when they leave my classes!

I am also a CAPPA-Trained Postpartum Doula. I have supported many families during the postpartum period in a variety of circumstances. I led a very successful New Mom Support Group while our family lived in Arizona and enjoyed educating new moms, watching them rely on each other for support and seeing them develop lasting friendships. I specialize in helping moms that are prone to or are dealing with postpartum mood disorders. I am CPR Certified and have taught safe newborn care classes for over ten years in a hospital setting. I love helping new parents become their own baby-care experts.

In addition to my professional experience, I am a mother to four children. I have given birth four times and bring a lot of wisdom and experience personally to both my birth and postpartum work.

Name: Candace Roper

Website: www.centeredbirthing.com

Phone Number: (801) 450-1535

Zip: 84093

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah, Summit

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Childbirth Educator

About Me: I have had the privilege of attending births for 14 years, all while giving birth to four of my own children. I have been teaching Hypnobabies for 9 years. I am also a Mother to Mother counselor through Breastfeeding USA and love to support you in your breastfeeding goals as well.

My own four very different birth experiences have really left a lifelong imprint on me as a woman, as a mother, and as a childbirth educator and doula. I have given birth once at home and three times at the hospital, including twice by unplanned cesarean. With each of my births, I had loving and strong doulas by my side. It was through my own difficult and beautiful birth journeys, that I learned that every birth has the potential to be empowering and that hiring a doula is one of the best ways to ensure exactly that. I am happy to support you in reaching your birthing goals, whatever they may be.

Name: Micah Wilson

Phone Number: (802) 913-6557

Zip: 84124

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Summit, Wasatch

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

About Me: I love this amazing work of helping women bring new babies into the world. As a doula, I do most of my work in the background, supporting the birthing family in a way that is respectful and empowering. As Barbara Katz-Rothman so thoughtfully said, “Birth is not only about making babies. It’s about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” I am here to give support in whatever way I can, and to remind women of their innate power in birthing and caring for a new babe.

I specialize in physical and emotional comfort measures, natural pain coping techniques, and birth advocacy. My ability to be a calm and informed presence in the room provides comfort not only to the mother, but also to the loved ones supporting her in the birth experience. Offering constant and compassionate support in whatever type of birth is desired is my entire purpose as a doula. And my greatest joy is in helping a mother achieve a birth experience that is positive and beautiful and cherished. It’s an absolute honor to be invited to attend a birth, and to witness the wonder of a baby joining a family.

Please feel free to give me a call. I would be happy to meet with you or just chat with you to see if we click.

Name: Desiree Irvine

Website: desthedoula.com

Phone Number: (435) 772-5796

Zip: 84737

Counties: S. Utah, Wasatch

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding

About Me: I am in Southern Utah, but I travel to Northern Utah usually once a month (Salt Lake, Orem/Provo, and Wasatch county areas). I've been a birth worker for the last seven years. I am a TNPS Traditional Postpartum Birthworker, and I am passionate about supporting women in the postpartum. Besides usual postpartum services, I also offer traditional Moroccan postpartum traditions such as Closing the Bones, Hamam, postpartum yoni steams, and cooking. I believe with all my heart that the family – however they come – is the most important building block of society. Love, kindness, and gentleness within families builds emotionally strong people. The process to bring a baby earthside is an opportunity to bond and build trust within the family, and I feel deeply honored every time I get to be a part of that awesome experience.

Name: Stephanie Sorensen

Website: https://bodhibirthservices.com

Phone Number: (435) 660-3176

Zip: 84606

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Belly Binding, Childbirth Educator

About Me: A mother of four and a passionate birth advocate, I have been teaching prenatal and postpartum yoga for almost six years. The joy I felt at helping expectant women prepare for a healthy and happy birth was so strong that it led me to becoming a Birth Doula and a Childbirth Educator. I wanted to have an even deeper impact on women's birth outcomes, and to be involved in the most sacred aspect of all--welcoming those sweet babies earthside, and witnessing a woman discover her feminine power. Because my own first birth had been so difficult and traumatic, and I struggled for a year with postpartum depression, I was determined to change the outcome for my next deliveries! I didn't fully understand why my first birth left me in such a state of trauma. It had felt violent, jarring, and life-threatening, even though there weren't any complications and I delivered a healthy baby girl vaginally in the comfort of my own home. How could I account for my utter physical and emotional depletion?

I knew there had to be a better way to give birth, and that knowledge led me on a grand journey. I studied all the renowned approaches and techniques--Bradley, Birthing From Within, Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, Calm Birth, Khalsa Way--and learned so much from each of them. With the birth of my fourth child, puzzle pieces came together, and all my studying and experience culminated in the most peaceful, gentle birth I could have ever hoped for. Even my recovery was wonderful. From there, I couldn't help but share this with other women, to help them realize their own personal power, to help them have a gentler, more peaceful birth experience.

What I know now that I didn't know then? We can be a passenger in the "labor vehicle" as it speeds out of control down the freeway, or we can get in the driver's seat and take ownership of our bodies, our labors, our postpartum experiences, and our feminine power. It takes preparation. It takes bad-ass courage. And it takes emotionally opening up. But believe me--when you discover your voice in the labor room, you'll have it for the rest of your life!

Along with my birth and postpartum services, I offer full weekend couples retreats, couples workshops, private sessions, and weekly yoga classes. When you enroll in the Bodhi Birth Childbirth Education Course, you receive a full 300+page manual, 4 CD Media Kit (Pranayama & Guided Mediations), and 3 full-color, laminated labor guides. The Bodhi Birth philosophy is about "waking up" to your potential, owning your birth experience, and discovering your voice. Join me for a holistic, whole-body-and-soul preparation--you're ready for this!

<3 I look forward to meeting you! <3

Name: Sara Chevallier

Website: http://saraandersondoula.wixsite.com/echoofeden

Phone Number: (951) 454-8571

Zip: 84401

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Bereavement Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Placenta Encapsulation, Sibling Support, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me: Hi there! I’m Sara and I’ve been offering birth services for nearly five years to families across the country in all kinds of settings-hospital, high risk, multiples, home and birth centers, as well as unassisted births. A little background on me, I have a heart for serving the LGBTQ community and military families in particular. I have three children of my own and am training to be a midwife with one of our local birth centers. My approach to birth work is simple-I operate on intuition and open discussion to discover how I can best be of service. My goal is to keep this journey as sacred as possible. If I sound like I might be a good match for you don’t hesitate to reach out, I love meeting up with families or just the birthing individual to help them develop into the most empowered version of themselves!

Name: Carrissa Smith, HerbanDoula

Website: www.mothertobeservices.com

Phone Number: (435) 574-4226

Zip: 84720

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Bereavement Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Placenta Encapsulation, Breastfeeding Consultation, Sibling Support, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula

About Me: I provide fertility, birth, and postpartum doula services, childbirth, parenting, and infant care education classes, lactation support, placenta services, herbal remedies and treatments, and Reiki healing and training to families in Southern Utah and Mesquite, NV. My goal is to educate, encourage, and empower you during this exciting time in your life with information, as well as physical and emotional support. I want you to have the best experience before, during, and after your new addition arrives. Whether you're trying to conceive, just found out you're pregnant, your due date is fast approaching, or you've just had your baby, I can help you find strength in your birth and gain confidence in your parenting skills. I can provide information and support so you can make the right choices for your family and your baby. It is never too late to receive the professional support you deserve.

Name: Beth Hardy, PCD(DONA), SCMT, MT-BC

Website: www.HeartTonesDoula.com

Phone Number: (617) 835-6353

Zip: 84115

Counties: Salt Lake

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

About Me: 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.

www.HeartTonesDoula.com

Name: Kristy Huber

Website: http://khdoula.com

Phone Number: (801) 638-3189

Zip: 84084

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, S. Utah, Tooele, Summit, Wasatch, Cache

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula

About Me: With 25 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!

Call soon (801-638-3189), my schedule fills quickly.

Name: Katie Foerster

Phone Number: (385) 254-2416

Zip: 84057

Counties: Salt Lake, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

About Me: I had both of my children in Germany where childbirth preparation courses, childbirth, and postpartum care are all covered by the healthcare system. After we moved back to America when talking with my friend Rachel about her childbirth experience, she said: "I felt very alone throughout the whole process, no one really told me anything to prepare me or help me cope with labor. My birth was a very hard experience for me, and although i want more children, It makes me very apprehensive to think about doing that again." Another friend of mine, Kim, said: "After i had my baby, everyone thought i should be so overjoyed but all i felt was exhausted and anxious. I never felt like i had anyone to talk to about it. I felt so alone." These talks and countless others like them inspired me to become a doula and try and change the birth and postpartum experience into a positive one and help women get the support they deserve.

My goal is to help women find their birthing voices and have all the information they need to make the right birthing choices for them and their past and their situation, whatever that birth may look like. Only when fully informed and carefully pondered can we make the choices that we can stand behind and never regret. No matter your birthing preferences, i would be honored to help support you along your journey.

I am a trained Curtis Method Hypnodoula and a trained CAPPA Postpartum Doula, and am working on becoming certified for both.

I hold a monthly Positive Birth Gathering in Utah County and a Birth Book Club. I love getting involved in my community and helping women prepare for and have a positive birth experience in any way I can.

Name: Angela Haymond

Phone Number: (801) 915-6162

Zip: 84129

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, Tooele, Summit, Wasatch

Primary Service: Postpartum Doula

About Me: I am an experienced postpartum doula, specializing in infant night care for singletons or multiples. My passion focuses on offering a smooth transition into life with a newborn by providing opportunities for mom/dad to sleep through the night while I care for baby. I have been a mom since 2003, and understand the joys and frustrations of taking care of an infant with limited sleep. I am a previously certified Advanced EMT, and currently certified as a BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider. In addition to my own two children, I have recently delivered twins and a singleton as a surrogate. These specific qualifications and life experiences have made my services as a postpartum doula even more integral and meaningful.

As part of my services I will nurture the baby throughout the evening, tending to his/her every need including, but not limited to feeding and burping, changing diapers, bathing, administering medications/supplements, and performing specialty medical tasks upon your instruction.

I will care for mom and support dad, helping you transition into taking care of a newborn by offering breastfeeding/pumping support, hydration/snacks, respectful emotional support, and light housework (washing/sterilizing bottles, changing/folding laundry). I am also available during the day to run any errands you request.

The postpartum period is so unique to each family, and I cherish getting to know each of my families and supporting them during such an intimate time. There are many ways to be a parent, and with this in mind I share my experiences and research, but follow your lead and respect your choices. I look forward to meeting you and your little one!

Name: Destiny S. Olsen

Website: http://www.shaunteahealthandwellness.com

Phone Number: (801) 361-9785

Zip: 84105

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula

About Me: I started my path towards being a Birth & Postpartum Doula when I attended the University of Utah in 2005. I studied in depth: Bartenieff Fundamentals, Somatics, Feldenkrais Method, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Childhood Development, Teaching Methods along with Various Traditional Dance Styles. These subject matters helped me deeply understand human development, effective ways to educate another child/adult & movement of the body.

In 2009, I graduated from the University of Utah with my Bachelors of Fine Arts in Modern Dance & Education. I started teaching in various settings through the public & private school sectors.

I received my Yoga Teacher Training through Prana Yoga Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2012. Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Mantra & Meditation work peaked my interest during training. I also fell in love with learning about Ayurvedic medicine and I continue to study at great lengths today. This year I studied through Utah Prenatal Yoga and received my prenatal yoga training. My training helped me develop new, diverse ways to keeping the body and mind connected through a balanced, realistic approach.

In 2012, I started working privately with prenatal yoga clients through the duration of their pregnancy. I wanted to ensure clients learned through the yoga scope a balanced diet, coping skills and physical comforts for during labor, delivery & the postpartum period. Currently, I am teaching prenatal/postpartum yoga classes privately and through hospital supported progams in Salt Lake City. I am also teaching Prenatal Yoga on Thursday's at Centered City Yoga from 7:30-8:45 PM.

Since 2015, I have taught healing, restorative yoga & dance classes to sexual assault survivors through UVU & HelpingSAVE. Because I am a teacher for groups healing from trauma I have taken extra therapeutic healing, anxiety reduction & suicide prevention trainings.

In 2015, I received my Birth and Postpartum Doula Certifications through DONA International. I was trained in California, one of the most progressive birth states in America. I received my CD(DONA) and PCD(DONA) accreditation from DONA International in the summer of 2016. This extra education was important to me so I could confidently educate parents on the ever-changing birth and postpartum stages with the most up to date facts and research.

I am working on my ICEA, Childbirth Education Training, and will teach at St. Marks Hospital for the 6 week Childbirth Education Classes, starting in January 2019.

I have helped many families on the road to parenthood & continue to do so whether it’s the first or fifth. I am continually studying to improving my knowledge of the body, the process of prenatal care, labor support & postpartum infrastructure.

Doula work is so important to me because it provides parents with an un-biased education and skills to having a safe, satisfying birth and postpartum experience. A supportive start into a new childs life can be the answer to developing happier children, more evolved adults, caring parents & an overall healthier lifestyle.
Knowledge is the key ingredient to self-confidence & personal power. With these things we can create a better world to live in & sustain a life that is desired and loved.

In my free time I enjoy spending my time learning, teaching & exploring. I am always on the move keeping myself actively participating in my community. I am a tea lover, always hunting for something unique to make tonics and tinctures with. My partner & I have two cats, an organic garden & a wildlife habitat with birds, squirrels, butterflies and owls.

Name: Sela Kunz

Phone Number: (385) 881-7904

Zip: 84081

Counties: Salt Lake, Weber/Davis, Utah, S. Utah

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Breastfeeding Consultation, Childbirth Educator

About Me: Hello! My name is Sela! I’m passionate about birth and family, I’d love to help yours! Call or Text me and let’s get some coffee & see if we fit!
I’m trying to be the difference I want to see in the world. Whatever birth style/plan your hoping for, I’m here to support it! I can help you set up a birth plan, practice hypno birthing techniques, and just be a friend and listening ear for this changing time in your life :)
Let’s do this!
I’d also love to answer any questions any of you have so HMU with that! I love to talk birth and everything around/about it.

Name: Rebecca Madsen

Website: Hummingbird Birth Company

Phone Number: (801) 318-5622

Zip: 84660

Counties: Utah, S. Utah, Sanpete

Primary Service: Birth Doula , Postpartum Doula

Additional Services: Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula

About Me:
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I have a BS degree in Psychology and minor in Family and Human Development and Dance; while raising my four children I have intermittently worked as a Social Service Worker in a variety of settings and have always assisted women and families. I would describe myself as an advocate for women's physical, spiritual, and mental health. My training has made transitioning into the birth world seamless. My greatest strength is helping women find their own answers and power within themselves.

Big Ocean Women Cottage Member 2019
Birthing From Within Mentor 2017
Midwives College of Utah 2017
Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn (BRN) 2017
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 2017
Birth Doula Training (DONA) 2016
Social Service Worker License (Utah) 2003
Certified Domestic Violence Advocate 2002
Certified Rape and Sexual Assault Advocate 2002

I find it an honor to assist women and families 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. I would love to visit with you and see if we are a good fit.

Recent Testimonial:

"Rebecca was nothing short of wonderous at our son's birth. She was empowering yet peaceful, tender yet strong, wise yet sensitive, hilarious yet reverent, attentive yet observant, . . . In short she was the most perfect escort for my new baby boy's arrival. My husband and I loved how she helped us work as a team to feel deeply the miracle of birth."
-Tiffany Covington