Colorado Springs has a wonderful birth community, supportive of the full array of options you have
Whether you are pregnant, planning your family, or have already given birth, here are a list Colorado Springs birth resources we trust to offer you excellent care. Make sure you let them know that Preparing for Birth sent you!
Listed alphabetically, by Category
Birth & Family Photography
Birth is normal. Historically, women knew this because they regularly attended one another’s births, learning in community as each birth unfolded. We have lost a lot of this generational wisdom, and birth photography can play a powerful role in building it back up. Consider investing in an amazing photographer to chronicle your story.
Paused Moments | Family Photography
Love Is Photography | Brezi Merryman | Birth & Family Photographer
Danica Donnelly | Birth & Family Photographer
If hydration and nutrition are the WD-40 of pregnancy, then chiropractic care is the duct tape! Routine chiropractic care, especially in the final weeks of pregnancy can set you up for more comfortable and efficient labor and birth. It’s also associated with the reduction of many common pregnancy discomforts for a lot of women, including heartburn, symphysis pubis discomfort, swelling, and others.
Active Chiropractic Wellness Center | Dr. Candice Koch, BS, DC, FIAMA
Lawrence Chiropractic | Dr. J. Brock Lawrence, DC, MS
True North Chiropractic | Dr. Josh & Dr. Taylor Logan
Because I believe in women knowing all their available options, I am delighted to share this list of all our local community midwives here in Colorado Springs. I am proud to belong to such a sisterhood. Though our practice styles, philosophies, and approaches all differ, our essential skill sets are the same. You can trust that each midwife listed provides safe, healthy care for each of her clients. (Listed alphabetically by first name.)
Carmen Lackett, CPM, RM | Mother to Mother Midwifery
Dana McLaren CPM, RM, LMT | The Stork Associates Childbirth Services
Dana Savage, CPM, RM | A Midwife for Better Birth
Demetra Seriki CPM, RM | A Mother’s Choice Midwifery
- Operating an open-access clinic to provide cost-free maternity care to at-risk families.
Emily Thompson, CPM, RM | Organic Homebirth
Heidi Hennigan, CPM, RM | Aspen Roots Midwifery
Jennifer Green Decker, CPM, RM | Organic Homebirth
Jessica Nipp, CPM, RM | Holistic Homebirth
Jolene Hamann, CNM | Beginnings Birth Center
- Not currently providing home births, but operating an amazing birth center.
Kim Woodard Osterholzer, CPM, RM, LM | Birth at Home Midwifery Services
Lauren Blease, CNM | Mountain Miracles Midwifery
Robin Melkus, CPM, RM | Caring Hands Birth
Stephanie Sibert, CPM, RM | Rosebud Birthing Services
- Operating an easy-access prenatal clinic in Limon for at-risk and rural families.
Sharon McDougal, CPM, RM | Beautifully Born
Tara Stephen, CPM, RM | Beautiful Births: 719.330.1851
Tiffany Jorgenson, CNM | Mountain Miracles Midwifery
Doulas provide invaluable support to birthing families. It does not matter whether you are planning a home, hospital, or birth center birth, a doula will be able to fill in the gaps as you go. We highly recommend that you hire a doula especially if you are a first-time mother or a VBAC mom, and at least consider hiring one if you are not.
Breastfeeding may be a natural act, but it’s not always easy. In fact, there is almost always a learning curve for each breastfeeding pair. While we can provide a broad range of basic lactation support when everything is going normally, sometimes, we need to refer to a breastfeeding specialist that can go deeper and provide you the information and referrals you need to meet your own breastfeeding goals — whether you desire to do so for two days, two weeks, two months, or two years and beyond!
Wildflower Breastfeeding | Lauren Pilger, IBCLC
Milk Mojo | Ericka Patenaude, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Pikes Peak Lactation | Mary Enger, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Low-Income Pregnancy Support & Women's Health
Not everyone has the privilege of fantastic insurance coverage, family support, reliable income, and other factors that make the pregnancy journey a lot smoother. If you find yourself facing some financial obstacles in your own journey, there are places you can go for help. Reach out and ask.
Mental Health & Counseling
15-20% of women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy and postpartum. There is help, hope, and healing available to you if you are able to reach out as soon as you feel you are struggling. The sooner it’s brought to light, the better able you will be to access the help you need to heal and grow.
Eden's Promise Holistic Emotional Wellness | Jennifer DeBrito, CSP
Thank you for checking out and supporting these Colorado Springs birth resources!