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Rose doulas are both highly experienced at providing support during labor and delivery, and are passionate about what they do.


Julie Burns

Birth Philosophy

My name is Julie Burns and I am a stay-at-home mom of four sweet little girls, as well as an active Registered Nurse. I live in Littleton, Colorado and attend West Bowles Community Church with my husband, Jon. In my free time I enjoy painting, home decorating, writing, hanging out with my girlfriends, reading good books and drinking plenty of coffee. I am usually the person that friends and family call when they want to talk about anything related to pregnancy or mothering!

I love assisting women in childbirth and I find it fascinating that every birth experience is as different and unique as the mother herself. My birth philosophy is simply this: I believe birth is best experienced as a normal and healthy bodily process and I encourage the mother to let labor progress naturally until or unless the time comes when medical interventions are desired or necessary.

What you can expect from me during labor:

  • I will support you in a non-medical way by staying by your side and encouraging and assisting you with your labor. This may include the use of gentle coaching, ice packs, warm tubs, rocking on a birthing ball, relaxing music, walking, pressure-point massage, squatting and breathing techniques.
  • I will make sure you get information, as much as possible, about the pros and cons of any possible procedures before any important decision is made.
  • I work with the attending physician and nurses as part of your support team. My primary goal is to help you to have the best birthing experience possible with the end result of a healthy mother and baby.

Susan Geissler

Birth Philosophy

Expertise, calm, and encouragement – these are the gifts I bring to doula work.

I am completely hospital based in my doula work. I chose Rose because of its consistent excellence in labor and delivery services, and because I am welcome always on the labor deck as part of the team, which includes parents, the doula, and the nursing and medical staff.

I know one thing for sure. There is no best way to have a baby. I focus on keeping Mom positive and not fear based, and couples really appreciate that.

I am pro natural childbirth: I am highly experienced in supporting couples that clearly want un-medicated labor, as well as those that would like to wait and see how things go. Each couple needs a combination of physical, emotional and informational support to get through the tough and sometimes lengthy challenges of un-medicated labor. I work creatively and collaboratively as each unique labor evolves, providing support based on parental preferences.

I am pro epidural: About forty percent of my clients are planning epidurals at the outset. What a great time for this choice! Advances over the last ten years have increased the safety of this procedure and have reduced dramatically the practices of episiotomy, forceps, and vacuum delivery which used to go hand in hand with epidurals. I will support you to stay active in labor until you are ready for the epidural and will support you in your decision.

I am pro Cesarean: Most parents want to avoid a Cesarean, but sometimes it ends up being the safest way. I have never worked with a couple who had a Cesarean that regretted it or second guessed the reason or process of determination. That says a lot for the effort that everyone puts in to safely move towards a healthy birth.

Expertise

I have over twenty years experience as an educator and doula. My love of babies goes back to my earliest memories and my love of birth goes back to the first birth I attended at age sixteen. Over the years I have provided labor support to hundreds of couples and still haven’t seen it all. Each birth I leave I am amazed and enthused about new life.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck in the coming weeks and months as you become a new parent!


Amanda Howard-Fairrington

Birth Philosophy

I have a favorite quote that I always remind the birthing moms: “She believed she could, so she did.” It applies to pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond. I believe in YOU and your ability to birth, whether naturally, with or without pain medication, or  via C-section. 

I am a certified HypnoBirthing® doula working with both HypnoBirthing and non-HypnoBirthing families. I started out as a childbirth educator, and after attending a friend’s birth, I knew immediately that I wanted to become a doula to help others through the wonder of the birthing process. 

I have two beautiful children with my husband of eight years. My first birth was with an epidural, and my second was a natural, pain medication-free birth. The experiences set an excellent, much-needed foundation for me to understand and know the birthing process. To get me where I am today, I sought out the education and birthing experience which has enabled me to be witness to and help with many amazing births. I am a Colorado native with an eight-year stint in Southern California, where I attended college and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (which also serves me well as a doula). 

My goal is to help you have the birth you desire—or as close to it as possible (special circumstances happen!). Whether we pull tools out of my Mary Poppins bag, try different positions or you just need a hand to hold, I will be there for you. As the saying goes: your partner knows you, and a doula knows birth. 

Congratulations! And as I always say, “You are going to rock it, mama!”


Sheree Kirchner

Birth Philosophy

My passion, joy, and desire is to support women as they travel the path ultimately leading to their precious new baby resting in their arms snuggled close to their hearts! Truly, nothing is more beautiful and exhilarating than sharing in the miracle of birth! Giving birth myself –seven natural births and one by Cesarean (because of placenta previa)-has caused my passion to blossom! In each birth I was amazed, first of all, at the gift of God.

Secondly, I marveled at the power of the female body, mind, and spirit to accomplish something so breathtaking! I consider it a privilege to offer emotional and physical support to women, and to share knowledge, empathy, and strength with them as they enter the world of motherhood. I long to help them experience the birth they desire and to revel with them in just how much strength they have. As they take those blessed birth memories and that sense of accomplishment, they pave the way for a beautifully bonded relationship with their new child –watching such wonder is the icing on the cake for me!

My life is full with my husband of 33 years, eight children and five grandchildren. When I am not helping mommas and their new babies, I enjoy gardening, bike riding, reading and making it my goal to learn something new each day. I am happy to be a certified doula through DONA International!


Barbara Moore

Birth Philosophy

My work as a birth doula involves helping mothers and their partners achieve greater satisfaction with their birth experience by providing continuous, uninterrupted support and guidance as well as facilitating communication with the medical team. After we have a chance to meet over the telephone or through email, I am able to provide more personalized care. Through the use of touch, positioning, emotional support, and relaxation and breathing techniques, we can work together to make your birth experience more comfortable, productive and positive.

Experience

I began working at Rose Medical Center in 1982. My career in education, as well as my training as a Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, and Certified Lactation Consultant, have prepared me to assist expectant couples and new parents, and allow me to work in the field about which I am most passionate. It is an honor for me when I am invited to assist at a labor and be present as a new baby meets his/her parents for the first time.

I am the mother of four grown children, two of whom were born at Rose, and the grandmother of twins. I am comfortable and prepared to assist couples, whether their birth preferences include an unmedicated birth or the use of an epidural. It is my goal to help make your baby’s birthday a memorable and happy one.


Jessica Potter

Birth Philosophy

I am a birth doula and childbirth educator with eight years of experience as a birth professional in the Denver metro area.  After experiencing the birth of my own three children, I am a big believer in the power that a positive birth environment, an encouraging and supportive birth team, and a calm and compassionate doula can give to expecting couples as they experience one of life's most sacred moments.  I assist my couples in exploring all their options and choices for birth and the immediate postpartum and provide support with different comfort measures and techniques throughout the course of labor.  My goal is for the childbirth experience to be one that is transformational and empowering for each new family I serve.


To register for the Doula Connection Labor Services at Rose, please call 720-300-1441.