jamie-elementsandgrace

I am a Colorado native who feels blessed to live in one of the best places in the country to expand a family.

From homes to hospitals, midwives to perinatologists, I strive to provide the best support to all types of families & all types of birth situations.

I grew up in Golden, Colorado. The smell of hops in the morning is the smell of home.  I attended Colorado State University and received my BA in accounting.  I wear many hats: wife, mom to two, doula & CPA.  It keeps me busy and on my toes mentally and physically.

As the oldest cousin in my family I was included in many of the conversations about pregnancy & was exposed to the women in my family breastfeeding my cousins.  Birth & breastfeeding were treated as natural & normal things that women do.  It wasn't until I was pregnant with my first child that I understood the fear and trials that could come with these natural & normal processes.  I am naturally an information gatherer so I read many books and birth stories.  I found my love for pregnancy & birth in this process and have since used it to help many friends in their pregnancies & births.  The natural progression of providing this help was a desire to be present at births, to be a birth doula.

My background as a CPA has shown me the importance of certifications, scopes of practice & ethics codes.  I have done my training with CAPPA as I believe their certification program to be the most rigorous in providing the evidence based knowledge and tools to walk with you on your journey of labor & birth.

Certifications, Affiliations, Trainings & Classes

  • CAPPA - Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association Member
  • Colorado Doulas Association Member
  • CAPPA Labor Doula Training, 2014
  • Breastfeeding Essentials, 2014
  • Choices in Childbirth, 2014
  • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Class, 2014

 

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