YOU DESERVE SUPPORT - NO MATTER WHAT.
I'd be honored to join your birth team.
Choose from my comprehensive doula packages:
Every client receives sensitive, trauma-informed care, regardless of which package they choose. Every client receives a free consultation.
- Emergency medical appointments… FREE
- Attending non-emergent medical appointments... $25/appointment
- One-time travel fee for Thornton or Wyoming births.... $60
*I accept payment plans upon request
Hi, I’m Leann Olsen and I’m a birth nerd!
I became a doula after falling in love with maternal mental heath research in graduate school. My path to doulaship was solidified after the birth of my first sweet kiddo. What I didn’t fall in love with was the way our health system can harm, silence, and sideline the experiences of our birthgivers, partners, and birth professionals. I believe everyone deserves a joyful birth, and I’m on a mission to help make that happen!
MY WORK IS TO PROVIDE:
THE TECHNICAL STUFF:
I am a CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association)-certified labor doula, certified trauma-informed provider through Childbirth International, HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator, and Stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula. I am also Prevention of Birth Trauma Level 2-certified, Birth Debrief-certified through the Birth and Trauma Support Center. I have attended classes in trauma in the LGBTQ+ community and implicit bias through the Birth and Trauma Support Center as well. I chose these more rigorous trainings because they combine the importance of scientifically-informed education with trauma-informed care.
I am passionate about making connections everywhere I go, and I’ve been the secretary for the Northern Colorado Doula Association since 2019. I stay-up-to-date with our birth community so I can always give my clients the best information and resources.
I bring a powerful, studied, and cheerful presence to my doula work. Together, we’re going to make a plan, and we’re going to have an experience that leaves you feeling peaceful and confident. I want every client to feel safe and educated on their journey. You can leave the birthing room feeling powerful.
JUST ME STUFF:
When I am not working, I spend my time chasing after my two young kiddos, adventuring outside, reading, overly loving on my two cats and one pandemic puppy (who is me in dog-form), and embarrassing my family with my sweet dance moves as much as I can.
FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS
"In a moment so utterly raw and precious, she met my energy with her own, creating a balance of feminine strength and security around me."
It nearly brings me to tears every time I think back on our experience with Leann...She went above and beyond for me, doing pressure points to help my labor along, made sure I was eating and, hydrated, holding me when I needed to rest,, giving me space when she could see I needed it. Reminding me I could do something as challenging as giving birth.
She even gifted us with notes of the highlights of my birthing process. After my birth she made me and my family feel so loved and cared for. Leann, thank you so much for showing me how life changing having a doula can be. Thank you for all the pieces of your heart and being you share in that space.
"She made me feel comfortable and stood by me through one of the hardest most rewarding hours of my life."
I really recommend her doula services! She is a huge support and made Labor much less scary!"
""She was amazing and just that extra support that we didn't know we needed."
All the interventions (cervadil, pitocin) my doctor was considering didn't have to happen because along with my intuition, Leann offered clarity and kept reminding me that it was my birth. This was the birth of my second child and if I could go back to the first birth I would have preferred this experience 1000x more.
Nobody can do this alone, even me! I’ve partnered with two local mental health professionals to help you enter parenthood with the utmost confidence.
Kylie Hibshman, LCSW
Together Kylie and I have created an innovative platform of educational videos and meditations to help take the stress out of mental health prep.
These videos will help you:
- Know your options regarding therapy and how to access it
- Understand what it’s like to birth after trauma or mental illness
- Learn the various ways depression and anxiety can present
- Feel validated in your emotions and experiences
Becky Lauridsen’s , LPC
Every doula client in my practice has discounted access to Becky's excellent online Prenatal Emotional Awareness Course.
After this course, you and your partner(s) will be able to:
- Recognize the signs of perinatal mental health issues
- Communicate openly about perinatal mental health
- Know what to do if either of you begins experiencing symptoms