Mandy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Before her son’s birth opened her eyes to the beautiful world of pregnancy and birth, she worked in an after-school setting with kids in four public housing neighborhoods in Denver and loved every minute of it. She is now blessed to work from home and thrilled to be able to watch her children grow and change on a daily basis!
Mandy is a certified Hypnobabies® childbirth hypnosis instructor and hypno-doula, and a CAPPA trained labor doula and certified lactation counselor. She feels so blessed to be on her journey as a birth professional, as she truly feels that she has found her calling.
Thank you for considering allowing Mandy to join you on your journey into pregnancy and motherhood!
“Birth is not only about making babies; birth is about making mothers – strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” -Barbara Katz Rothman
Birth is a normal, natural and powerful event in the lives of a mother, her partner and her child. Our bodies and our babies are miraculously smart and most times, when left alone, they will work together in harmony to create a peaceful beginning for new life. Pregnancy and birth are a time when countless decisions are made. A mother deserves compassionate support and solid information, so that she will feel empowered to make the choices that she feels are best for herself and her baby, and feel satisfied with her birth experience when all is said and done.
When a mother is able to confidently make informed decisions about her body and her birth, she will most often choose and be able to give birth naturally. But, when necessary, medical interventions are a blessing and should be regarded with the utmost respect. Sometimes medical assistance is something that must take place in order keep mother and baby out of harm’s way, and we are so lucky to live in a time where these life-saving interventions are available.
Complete childbirth education and as much support as possible during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are very important in having the birth experience you desire. With information and support, mothers (and their partners) can make the choices that will best fit their needs and desires and also have the best outcomes for themselves and their babies.
Certifications & Trainings
CAPPA Trained Lactation Educator since 2010
CAPPA Trained Labor Doula since 2011
Hypnobabies Trained Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor since 2011
Cocoon Birth & Mountain Midwifery Center Trained Advanced Labor Doula since 2011
Trained in Comfort Measures in Labor Using the Rebozo, 2011
DONA International Trained TENS , since 2012