Passionate care for your birth and beyond.

    

Resources

Here is a list of Denver area resources I recommend for pregnant people and new parents.

Why Hire a Doula?

It has been shown that having a doula during labor can vastly improve outcomes. This comes in the form of emotional and non-medical support, making it different than the care one would receive with a medical professional. Because the birth of each child can have a long lasting effect on both mother and baby, it is important that birthing people be fully supported.

 

Throughout history we’ve seen that a woman would have had several people care for her during the birth of her baby.  These women would be in the form of mothers, sisters, friends and experienced elders.  Since most births today take place without the emotional and physical support of a community; doctors, midwives and nurses often find themselves caring for multiple people at once and not being able to give individual care, thus making a doula necessary.        

 

A doula provides emotional support to the mother by reassuring her that she is doing exactly what her body is meant to do and by offering her evidenced based information prenatally, so that she can make the best decisions for herself and the safe passage of her baby.  Having a doula has been linked to: lower cesarean rates, less interventions and a more positive birth experience.

 

But I have a partner, why do I need a doula?

This is a question I get a lot and love to address.  If you have a partner you still need a doula!  Doulas not only provide support to the birthing person but to their partners as well.  We are all human and sometimes our partners need a break.  They can rest assured that you are in good hands with me so that they can eat, sleep, take care of other little ones and themselves.  I work with partners in supporting you by having them get involved with comfort measures and reassuring them if things get intense.  I use my intuition and what I learn about you as a couple prenatally, to determine when it’s best for me to step in or step aside.  If I see you’re in a good rhythm with your partner, I will not interrupt.  Instead I will stand by in case any questions arise in labor and hold space for you both. Is your partner not very hands on when it comes to birth?  That’s ok too and I can provide support while still including the partner emotionally.  All of this applies to any person you choose to include in your birth.

What if I don’t want a natural birth?

No problem.  As a doula I provide unconditional support for any type of birth you wish to have.  I have experience with both natural and highly medicalized births.  This includes: induction, epidurals and cesareans. If you and your provider think an intervention may be needed or wanted, I will provide you with evidenced based information to make sure you are making the best decision for you and your baby. I can still offer emotional and physical comfort to you, no matter what interventions are used during your birth. I remain unbiased throughout my care because I want what is best for YOU and YOUR birth experience. 

Services

Serving People in the Denver Metro Area

Birth Support

I provide my clients with education during the prenatal stage, unbiased and passionate care during your labor and comforting support postpartum. Learn More

Lactation Counseling

As a Certified Lactation Counselor, I help my clients in their postpartum journeys by assessing, troubleshooting and answering common breastfeeding questions in the comfort of your own home. Learn More

Fees

Having a doula is an investment in your health and well-being during your birthing journey. Click here to see more about my fees.

Praise for Dietra

I loved having Dietra Hudson as my Doula she was AWESOME!!!!! She meets with you face to face the first time and then you and her will meet all the way till the baby is born. Dietra Hudson will give you papers with stuff on them on how to take care of your baby. She will be there for you the whole way through your pregnancy. I recommend her to all of you out there who are looking for a Doula. She is the best and to be honest when I have another baby I am going to have her be my Doula again. She is loving and caring. She is the best and she will be there when you call her.

Sierra Sanchez

Happy Mama
Dietra was so helpful during the birth of my second son. She was full of love and support and was calm calm calm. One thing I remember (and appreciate most) about my fast labor was when (I think I was in transition and everything was spinning and blurry like I was on a fast moving carousel) and she stood right next to me and said "Just open your body like a flower." And in that moment I saw clarity in a sea of darkness, and was able to re-center and focus. Minutes later I was holding my son in my arms. Thank you, Dietra, for being there!

Janet Vaudt

Happy Mama

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