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We are happy to provide listings for your community.  The birth professionals listed have endorsed the Military Birth Resource Network's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and where applicable they have a base license. These professionals endorse our goal to make a positive difference for pregnant women, new mothers, and their families through education, nurturing, and advocacy while fostering respect, knowledge, and integrity among professionals everywhere. 

Find  a birth or postpartum doula. There are a range of levels of experience for doulas from the newly trained doula to a doula with many years experience.  Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the local chapter. There are a range of "well seasoned" to "brand new" doulas to fit your needs. Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the Local Chapter.  We support a mother's right to choose the type of birth that is right for her - un-medicated, medicated, cesarean, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth.  Every woman will choose birth practices that she feels is right for her and regardless of those choices, our goal is to support her during this incredibly important time.  There are variations in philosophies and practices in the professionals listed in our member guide.  The doulas within our network are trained by a national or internationally recognized organization.  It is the responsibility of each consumer to verify the credentials of each professional.  MBRN encourages consumers to interview professionals to determine which professional is the right person for their needs.  Some doulas may provide volunteer services while others will charge a fee for service, MBRN does not regulate a doulas' fee but the network does encourage doulas participating in this program to consider each families' situation and circumstances.

 
 

Miracle in Motion

Serving Colorado Springs and Surrounding areas.

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Melissa McDonald

{Birth Doula}

Phone: (970) 372-7023

Email: melissabrown1284@gmail.com

Birth is a Miracle in Motion and nothing excites me more than empowering and serving mothers during this special time of their lives! Hello! My name is Melissa McDonald and I am Army wife and mother of two. My goal is to provide you with professional support, education, advocacy and encouragement to do what your body was designed to do! No matter what your birthing situation, or desired birth plan, I am here for you! My heart is for serving women and their families- especially military families! I know firsthand the challenges military families face can be unique, and I consider it an honor to serve you! My ultimate goal is to complete Midwifery training for the purpose of using my skill to tangibly help Refugees, Internally Displaced Peoples and the poorest of the poor. Call me for a free consultation!


In Fitness and in Birth

Serving the Colorado Springs, surrounding area and all military installations

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Kelsey Budge

{Birth doula & Certified Personal Trainer}

Website: In Fitness and in Birth

Email: infitnessandinbirth@gmail.com

Phone: 925-915-9259

As a new mom herself, Kelsey is enjoying this new journey in her life! She shares her love of nature, travel, learning and passion for helping others with her daughter, Madison. Kelsey has been fortunate to experience far-reaching points of the country and a couple in between through numerous PCS moves during her five years as an Army spouse. She has a passion for work that improves the lives of others and is committed to serving her military community at each assignment.   

Kelsey, owner of In Fitness & In Birth, is a Childbirth International Certified Birth Doula who believes that fitness, nutrition and mindset are essential for a smooth pregnancy, delivery and recovery. Kelsey encourages clients to explore their personal interests in the birthing process, guiding them through research and focusing on the connection to baby. Kelsey motivates clients to foster an appreciation and understanding for the body's unique needs during this special time so labor can be enjoyable. She offers various comfort measures, is a firm believer in the peanut ball and ensures that it is a safe environment.   Kelsey is also a Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist and Diastasis Recti and Core Consultant through Fit for Birth and Certified Personal Trainer through NASM. She works with women on their bio-mechanics, addressing the body as one unit in order to minimize discomfort during pregnancy or as a result from childbirth. 

 


Reverent Birth Services

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Heather D Zoller

{Birth & postpartum doula services, breastfeeding support, newborn care, sibling support, and bereavement services}

Website: Reverent Birth Services

Email: reverent.birth@yahoo.com

Phone: 317-690-5836

 Reverent Birth Services provides education and empowerment to women and families during the transformative time surrounding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We seek to improve our community with the experience of mothers before us, the knowledge of the most current evidence based practices, and the access to resources available in our area. Worldwide, we look to impact the birth community to increase positive maternal/fetal outcomes and birth satisfaction- both of which will improve birth for generations to come.