I am a mom to three beautiful kids. I am a certified doula with DONA (Doulas of North America). I decided to be a doula after the birth of my second child. I cherish my first son's birth the most because it made me realize how unprepared I really was. It was long and exhausting but also empowering because I then made the decision to educate myself. The second time around I knew that I wanted things to go a little differently. So I read as much as I could and stated my wishes to the midwives. His birth was amazing. I felt that I was in control of the birth. I then decided that I wanted to help other women experience their best possible birth. Since starting as a doula, I have cherished every birth that I have attended. It is always a humbling privilege to be a part of such a beautiful journey.
I have been with moms in the hospital setting who were attended by Obstetricians and/or Midwives. I have had the privilege of being able to support women birthing vaginally, multiples, Home-births, as well as cesarean births. I hope to also give support to women desiring to have a VBAC. (vaginal birth after cesarean)
Michele Nelson, CD (DONA)
Member of~ DONA, Colorado Doulas Association