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 April 2017 and Spinning Babies in August 2019. I then finished my Birth Doula Certification through Madriella in October 2020. I am passionate about continuing to learn when it comes to supporting families through the transition of birth.
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 had described their births. I then recognized a way to combine my practice as a behavior analyst and skills as a doula to support this population and others, as every family deserves to feel empowered as they bring new life into the world. I have served over 55 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 getting to know 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.