Welcome! My name is Courtney, and I’m a Certified Doula based in Salida in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado. I trained with Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) in 2017, Spinning Babies in 2019, and Madriella in October 2020. I am passionate about continuing to learn when it comes to supporting families through the transition of birth- you can always find me with a birthy book in my bag.
I became a doula after working with a group of single mothers with intellectual disabilities who had children of their own. Their stories didn’t include words like power, beauty, and strength, like others who had described their births. I have now served over 60 birthing people and continue to love working with families of all backgrounds. I appreciate spending time with families before baby arrives to develop a trusting and caring relationship to best assist families in this big transition.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time enjoying Salida and the mountains that surround us with my dog, Maybel, by hiking, skiing, and biking. I enjoy cooking and frequenting the coffee shop nearby after yoga.