Balanced Beginnings Doulas
team

Our Team

Lisa Waldo
Lisa Waldo
CD, PCD (DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula


cell 303.641.7989
home 303.642.7412
lisa@balancedbeginningsdoulas.com

Certified as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lisa has over 30 years of doula experience and is trained in the Bradley Method of childbirth. Since founding Balanced Beginnings Doulas in 2003, Lisa has supported hundreds of families in Boulder and surrounding areas. She has also worked as a Child Life Specialist and Activity Therapist in hospitals with children and families. She has a B.S. in Family and Child Development and has volunteered with abused children, pregnant teens and youth groups and was also a Preschool Teacher.

Having worked as a Fitness Instructor for many years, allows Lisa to integrate the importance of health and fitness into her work as a doula. Lisa values building relationships and providing continuity in care to families, supporting them through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Living and traveling abroad have contributed to Lisa’s ability to engage with multicultural families.

Her accumulated education and experience enable her to thrive within varied family dynamics: supporting families with fertility issues, single mothers, mothers with a history of eating disorders or sexual abuse, grief and loss. When not busy with her four children, Lisa enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, photography and mountain living.

Alyssa Megeath
Alyssa Megeath
DONA International
Trained Birth Doula
Ayurved Sadhana Trained
Sibling and Postpartum Doula
Childbirth Educator
Medical Insurance Advocate


cell 857.249.1224
alyssamdoula@gmail.com

Alyssa Megeath has served growing families for over a decade, working in patient advocacy, medical insurance billing, education, and outcomes within the healthcare arena for the past six years. She has a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine. While working in an acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Boulder, Alyssa became passionate about working with expecting, new, and seasoned parents and saw the power of both Western and Eastern medicines during the fertility journey, pregnancy, as well as the postnatal period.

She continues her education with ongoing professional training, such as Spinning Babies Workshops and an intensive Ayurvedic Medicine training for Postnatal Healing, Care, Nutrition, and Breast Care with Dr. Bharat Vaidya of Ayurved Sadhana. Growing up within a family owned and operated restaurant, Alyssa saw first hand how nutrition could be utilized as medicine for the mind, body, and soul and now enjoys being able to nourish families.

In order to give back to the community and build our village, she also works with a non-profit organization that supports mothers and families with limited resources. She has been an instructor within the rock climbing industry for almost a decade. Her knowledge of health and fitness allows her to offer expertise in nutrition and physical health with her clients. Outside of work you will find Alyssa in nature playing with her husband and little one. Read more about Alyssa here: alyssamdoula.com

Jennie Hitchcock
Jennie Bingham
Birth and Postpartum Doula
CD (Childbirth International)
Licensed Massage Therapist
Ayurvedic Care
Certified Yoga Instructor


cell 720.595.0181
jhhealing@gmail.com

Supporting mothers as a doula and massage therapist is Jennie’s calling in life. For over a decade she has provided continuous care for her clients through her doula and massage work. Jennie brings her hands on approach, along with her experience working in many different hospitals with a variety of birth scenarios. She is a certified doula through Childbirth International and is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in pre and postnatal massage.

Jennie embraces a holistic approach in her work. She and her husband had the opportunity to travel all over the Americas and Asia, which has greatly contributed to her ability to serve families with an open heart and mind. Along her travels she obtained a certification in Ayurvedic cooking and also completed her Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Jennie welcomes the opportunity to provide postpartum Ayurvedic cooking and massage to her clients.

Empowering partners is something Jennie deeply values. She offers private and group classes, teaching prenatal massage to partners. Along with these classes, she loves teaching parents and caregivers infant massage. Jennie has also assisted in teaching Bradley childbirth classes and enjoys educating families about the birth process.

Jennie nurtures her spirit by getting out in nature. Hiking, snowboarding, gardening, paddle boarding and spending time with her husband are a few of the things that bring her joy. Jennie welcomes the opportunity to provide postpartum cooking and massage to her clients.

Danielle Donaldson
Danielle Donaldson
CD (DONA)
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Newborn Care Specialist
Yoga & Mindfulness
Meditation Instructor
Bereavement Doula


cell 720.646.2150
douladeelight@gmail.com

Danielle is a DONA certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her doula support services and nurturing care come judgement free and she strives always to meet families' needs with ease, flexibility and loving kindness. Her extensive experience helps support families through a variety of birth scenarios, from home births to cesareans and everything in between.

She has a penchant for postpartum and newborn care and is passionate about supporting families as they welcome their babies home and adjust to the changes, demands, and joys of parenthood. Her gregarious nature, non-judgmental and down-to-earth approach puts families at ease, allowing them to trust that they are fully supported. Danielle’s scope of support includes pregnancy and birth, postpartum, and newborn care.

She specializes in overnight care and family sleep support. She has experience supporting families in the NICU and babies with emergent special needs. She’s also available to help out with sibling childcare, aid with the adoption and foster care process, offers sleep consultations, training and overnight care, and supports bereavement and loss. She stays up to date on evidence based birth, postpartum and infant care research and continues her education with ongoing professional trainings. For wellness and fun, Danielle cycles, practices yoga and meditation daily, laughs with her loved ones, and explores the beauty of Colorado. To learn more about Danielle’s offerings please visit, douladeelight.com

Siobhan Asgharzadeh
Siobhan Asgharzadeh
Postpartum Doula
Licensed Massage Therapist
Ceremonialist
Storyteller
Dream guide


cell 505.255.4570
livingceremony@gmail.com

After over seven years of working with families in the birthing realm, Siobhan has realized that her greatest gift lies in weaving more meaning into the birthing experience through starting a conscious dialogue with Soul. Through dreamwork, active imagination, working with myths and fairytales about initiation, and facilitating nature sojourns, Siobhan companions women into listening for the deeper messages wanting to come through in this precious time. She is also gifted in supporting women in creating rituals and ceremonies unique to the individuals to mark and celebrate their passage into motherhood.

Siobhan has been a massage therapist for over 12 years and has been trained in both prenatal and postnatal massage(abhyanga-warm oil massage), as well as an osteopathic energy medicine technique called core synchronism, which is similar to the more common known cranial sacral work. This modality is great in preparation for birth, as well as after birth to support the bones into their true alignment. She also has been trained as a postnatal Ayurvedic chef. In realizing that each mama eats so differently she is able to use the principles to create meal plans that support mamas physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Siobhan is also trained as a death doula and is available to support families with the grief of loss, whether it be a miscarriage, a stillborn, a medical decision, an abortion or another family member who passes during the birthing time.

To check my availability and book a massage at my office: livingceremony.acuityscheduling.com To book a dream work session or any home services please text or email.

Dia Ingalls
Dia Ingalls
Birth and Postpartum Doula
HypnoBirthing Educator
Student Midwife


cell 720.352.2238
Dia@boulderbirthings.com

Witnessing and supporting births for the last twenty five years has been a deep mission and dream-come-true for Dia. She feels inspired and energized by the privilege of attending physiologic birth in its beauty and grace. In addition, studying pre-med in university, working in medical offices and hospitals has given Dia an appreciation for the value and necessity of Western medicine.

Dia’s desire to holistically support her clients inspires her doula practice to be rooted in a profound trust in the bodies of pregnant women together with a respect for medical options that exist today. Along with her midwifery training at a birth clinic in El Paso, TX she also studied under Ina May Gaskin on The Farm in Tennessee and is a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner. Her training and experience as a massage therapist and Pilates instructor compliment her birth and postpartum work, allowing her to support women on various stages of their journey. To learn more about Dia's other offerings please visit hypnobirthingboulder.com.

The depth of Dia’s background has at its foundation a practice of presence that enables her to support all women with whatever choices they make for themselves and their families. Outside of supporting families, Dia loves spending time with her family, singing, hiking, and cooking.

Jamie Bergren
Jamie Bergren
PCD (DONA)
Postpartum Doula


cell 720.987.3732
doula.jamiebergren@gmail.com

Before becoming a DONA-certified postpartum doula, Jamie Bergren served as a nanny for for families over twelve years. Each of these families retained Jamie for anywhere between six and twelve years, so she was able to see their children from birth to, in some cases, high school. Having helped many parents with the adjustment to a new baby, Jamie has first hand experience with the challenges families may face, such as colic and reflux, breastfeeding, sleep, postpartum depression and anxiety, loss and grief, sibling and family adjustment, and household organization and meal planning. As a nanny, Jamie always valued her connections with parents and babies.

When she became a mom herself, she came to understand the journey on a whole new level, which drew her to become a doula. She has always felt a calm transition home with a new baby was key to having a positive postpartum experience. Creating this calm positive experience became a passion for Jamie. She assist families before the arrival of the new baby with home organization, meal preparation, and help with financial planning for the changes in work schedules during the postpartum period. Jamie enjoys working with siblings before, during and after birth. Using art, games, role play and books she can ease the fears of what changes may happen after the baby arrives. Post baby, Jamie specializes in overnight care to help bring restorative sleep to all members of the family. She’s trained in various sleep training techniques and continually stays current on the latest safe sleep guidelines.

Jamie enjoys gardening, cooking and art. She spends her free time with her family exploring the outdoors, camping, paddle boarding and just relaxing in her back yard. Jamie lives with her husband and two young children in Arvada, Colorado. For more information please visit her website at jamiebergrendoula.com.

Tricia Licata
Tricia Eaves Licata
Postpartum Doula, CPD (CAPPA)
Trained Birth Doula (CAPPA)
Lactation Educator (CAPPA)
Newborn Care Educator


cell 303.720.5105
telicata@hotmail.com

Trish has been providing professional postpartum care and support to growing families for over 20 years, offering her services to hundreds of families. Since 1997, she has had the privilege of working in a variety of settings.

She began her career providing overnight care for families with new babies, and was the first Postpartum Doula to exclusively work nights. Trish saw a high demand for overnight care and founded the first Night Nanny agency in the country in 2001. Her specialty has always been multiples, preemies and caring for women with PPMD. She believes in encouraging parents to be their best by meeting them where they are and supporting their unique parenting style.

In 2003 she became the National Director for Postpartum Doula Programs with CAPPA, one of the largest Doula and Educator Certification organizations in the world. Trish was also a Postpartum Doula trainer for this organization for 8 years.

For several years, she worked in various hospitals teaching infant care and breastfeeding classes. Trish also became a certified car seat technician during that time. In 2011, she was hired as the Education Coordinator for a local hospital and worked closely with educators, and medical staff.

In addition to her postpartum experience, Trish has a BS in Human Services specializing in high risk pregnant and parenting teens, and a certificate in Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE). She is a trained Lactation Educator and labor doula (CAPPA). Trish and her husband married in 2002 and have two great children.

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