Zippity Doula is an Arkansas Valley Labor and Postpartum Doula seeking to serve diverse families and individuals in all stages of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Zippity Doula encourages all birthing people to use evidence-based birth resources to create a safe, empowering birth experience.
Zippity Doula serves Salida, Buena Vista, Fairplay, Leadville, Gunnison, Canon City and Crested Butte. Please be in touch if you are outside of these areas and we will be happy to discuss options for care.
What is a Doula?
Why, thanks for asking! A doula helps support the laboring mother through all stages of pregnancy and birth (and there are doulas for your fourth trimester, too!). Doulas are there to empower women to have the birth experience that they desire- whether that be in their home, a birth center, or a hospital.
Doulas have a wide variety of tools in their toolboxes. We come prepared to support families through basic childbirth education (although I highly suggest you take a class or two!), support planning for the birth of your baby, relaxation techniques to practice before the arrival of baby, and other physical and emotional techniques to manage pain.
Lucky for us, there is a growing pool of research to support using a doula in birth. Evidence-Based Birth is a wonderful resource for all things birth that details the research to support specific techniques. I highly recommend you check it out! https://www.evidencebasedbirth.com/
For information on pricing for both birth and postpartum doula support, please visit our services page. https://zippitydoula.wordpress.com/services/fees-insurance/