• The Power of Presence

    Posted on December 23, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Presence- this is something our culture is severely lacking. We are so plugged in, so engaged, so busy that the idea of just being present, is missing. In my experience I have found one of the most powerful tools is just being present. Completely, totally, there. Birth gives many opportunities for this. I have sat […]

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  • New Moms Expo event!

    Posted on December 9, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.
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  • RNs and Birth Doulas

    Posted on December 9, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

            I am a strange conflict of interests. I am a Bachelor’s Degree RN as well as a birth doula. Most would say this doesn’t work- you can’t do both. In all honesty I’m trying to figure out how to do both.       Chances are if you’ve done any amount of birth work […]

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  • Doulas and Dads

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Another concern I hear quite often is, will a doula replace my husband’s role in the labor room? Will he feel left out or not included?   I absolutely love this question because, first, it shows how far we’ve come in allowing partners, husbands, and support people to be available during the birthing process. Secondly, it […]

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  • So you’re using a midwife? Don’t need a doula?

    Posted on November 15, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Women have needed support during labor and birth since the dawn of time. It is bred within us as women  To support, encourage, and help our fellow women through the journey called childbirth. Historically this used to be a very community focused event. For instance, in tribes there would be a local midwife and then […]

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  • Family Room Meet up

    Posted on October 20, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Healthy Living Doula will be at the Family Room in Denver this Saturday, October 24 from 11-2 pm. Come by and chat with us! A free pregnancy photo shoot will be going on!  Hope to see you there!

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  • Welcome!

    Posted on October 9, 2015 by Bethany Melton in Uncategorized.

    Hi and welcome to my brand new website! I am so glad you have visited! My name is Bethany and I am the owner of Healthy Beginning Doula Services based in Boulder County, CO. I am so privileged to serve the women of our community as doula throughout their pregnancy, labor and delivery, and beyond. […]

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