WELCOME HOME TO BIRTH INTO COMMUNITY!
We are postpartum doulas who help the new family transition when a new baby or babies arrive! This tender time during the fourth trimester, especially the first forty days after baby's birth is a time to be nurtured and not to be ignored. Whether you are a stay at home mom expecting again, or a first time parent with twins, or somewhere in between - we want to be apart of your postpartum plan.
Our founder Lara is a certified Full Spectrum Doula with a DONA Postpartum Doula Certification and a Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Certification.
We are there to offer emotional support, nurturing to the whole family, processing of the birth story, assistance with feeding the baby (breastfeeding - latching and positioning, bottle feeding, and pumping), help with household chores and errands, meal planning, meal preparation - ensuring the whole family is fed, we are trained baby experts equipped with a plethora of trusted resources and referrals in the Northern Colorado area for questions and concerns that may arise (doulas, in general, are non-medical).
We strive to only provide evidence based information and be a trusted advocate for your family and baby throughout this journey.
WHAT DOES A POSTPARTUM DOULA DO?
We are here to help create support around the new family-baby dynamic. Whether this is your first, second or third child, each baby brings in a new personality and demands - a new everything to the family unit.
Our doulas focus on ensuring the parents, siblings and oftentimes the grandparents, are supported as they adapt into their new roles.
Once baby arrives, our postpartum care focuses on your feelings, questions and concerns. We take on tasks that cannot be done because one partner is working full time (or just as sleep deprived as the other parent) and the other partner is likely recovering from the birth, adjusting to this new life and taking care of baby 24/7.
Investing in a doula to assist your family in this tender transition has the following proven benefits:
Boosts Self Esteem
Improves Postpartum Mental Health
Increases Family Bonding
Benefits the Partners and Siblings
Assistance with Lactation
Comfort and Reassurance
More Physical Movement
Worried about how your pets will make the transition with new baby? We love all of our families' fur babies, and do our best to give them extra pets and loves as they also adjust to the new family dynamic.
During COVID-19 times, we are doing our best to keep everyone safe by keeping up on our recommended covid vaccines and asking our clients to do the same.
We are dedicated to your safety, our safety and the safety of our community. We wear masks, wash hands frequently, take off our shoes, and take the upmost precautions to adhere to local health protocols.
We strive to support ALL families, including BIPOC, multiples, single parents by choice, teens, LGBTQIA+, premies, cesarean born, foster and/or adopted babies.
NIGHT NANNY SERVICES
Sleep depravation is nothing to joke about. (ok, the graphic we picked for this is literally a joke.) But when your new baby needs constant care, whether feeding, diapering or being held, you can hit sleep depravation really quick.
We take care of your newborn while you get much needed sleep.
We also offer Nighttime Postpartum Doula support which involves supporting you throughout the night.
The sweet baby you see above is part of our why. Izzi was our first doula baby. At the time, our founder Lara wasn't being called to be a doula, but to work with mamas to help calm their mind and physically prepare their body with prenatal yoga. Our doula mama was one of Lara's daughter's beloved preschool teachers, who had found out she was pregnant. She was in a loving relationship, she had everything she needed, except her partner is a sailor. He is at sea for 3 months, home for 3 months, and this repeats. Long story short, a doula was tremendously beneficial to them. They would do yoga, doctors’ visits, calls when test results came back, walks, all until labor began, which resulted in 24 of the most incredible hours, which ended with Lara departing mama in the post-op, after being in the operating room for an unplanned cesarean birth, followed by baby going to the NICU (with daddy!) for later resolving fever. Can you think of a few scenarios throughout this one family's journey where a doula might've been beneficial to have on the team? Talk about Birth Into Community inspiration!
The other part, and the roots of our why, is we have been called to help the most marginalized. Our founder Lara spent a lot of time really trying to figure out what good cause in the world to stand for and fight for. As a self described humanitarian and environmental activist, she found herself fighting for many great causes, but not making an impact because her efforts were so stretched and scattered. So she began to dial in, and each cause, almost every time came back to Black people, specifically in the USA. She discovered Black people, rather the treatment of Black people, intersected with almost every cause she identified herself passionately caring about: black minorities, hispanic minorities, immigration injustice, the environment, reproductive justice, women's rights, Native's rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, Trans rights, children's rights - she would constantly find the intersection of Black people. Want to know who gets treated the worst in the queer community? Black queers followed by Black transgender people. How about the environment? Where is corporate pollution the worst? In poor, often Black communities. Reproductive and women's rights? Black women are by far the most disrespected demographic in the USA, who have a much higher rate of dying from labor, and have a much higher infant mortality rate than their white, asian, and hispanic counterparts. Even if supporting black lives didn't touch one of our prior causes, we have found that when you lift up the most marginalized it only benefits EVERYONE. When we uplift Black people, we are all uplifted. So we work with families, and new life, helping to create the foundations of transformation in our society to become a better place for everyone.