Meet Your Doulas

 
 

Having supported hundreds of families, we understand that everyone’s journey is unique—and our approach to support is unique to every family.

We strive to help our clients feel a sense of agency, satisfaction and connection with their births and their babies, regardless of the path labor takes. Our mission is to help you have a safe, positive birth and postpartum experience, empowered by compassion, knowledge and informed consent—whether your intention is an unmedicated or a medically assisted birth, at home, at the Birth Center or in the hospital.

We are a team—when you hire us, you get TWO doulas for the price of one. That means more attention, options and support as pregnancy, birth and parenting unfold. We also offer classes! Are you looking for a childbirth class or placenta encapsulation? Do you need breastfeeding assistance or postpartum support? Are you a parent wanting a refresher childbirth course? We’re here to serve you! Our partnership ensures consistent, flexible, quality care for you and your family during this wondrous, vulnerable time.

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Colleen Goidel

CD(DONA), CPD(CAPPA)

I’m a DONA-certified labor doula and a CAPPA-certified postpartum doula, a Birthing From Within advanced childbirth educator and a breastfeeding and postpartum educator. I’ve supported hundreds of laboring, postpartum and breastfeeding clients since becoming a doula in 2011.

My passion is inspired by my own experience as a mother and grandmother. Yoga and meditation help me to remain open and present so that I can support clients’ unique needs as they unfold.

 
 
 
 

Emily Watkins

CD(DONA)

I’ve been a DONA-certified birth doula since 2013 —having attended over 100 births and assisting more than 40 families during the postpartum months. I am also in the final stages of my DONA postpartum certification.

Eight years prior to becoming a doula, I worked in healthcare and various nursing applications, eventually honing in on my passion in supporting expecting and birthing families.

When I’m not attending births or assisting new families, I can be found doing life with my 2 daughters, 2 dogs and husband. I love learning about herbs and plants, experimenting in the kitchen and enjoying an afternoon of live music.

 
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