Colleen Goidel, Labor and Postpartum Doula, Birthing From Within Mentor
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 9:28AM
Lumina Birth

Becoming a labor and postpartum doula was my goal since the birth of my two daughters, who are now college graduates. My passion is to help women have a safe, positive birth and postpartum experience, empowered by knowledge and informed consent. I am a DONA-certified labor doula, a CAPPA-certified postpartum doula, a breastfeeding educator, and a childbirth education mentor for Birthing From Within.

As a mother of two, I discovered much about childbirth and breastfeeding through my own experiences. As a certified, experienced doula, I’m skilled at supporting pregnant and laboring women and their partners, whether their goal is an unmedicated birth or a medically assisted birth, at home or in the hospital. I strive to help each woman feel a sense of contentment, satisfaction and connection with her birth and her baby, regardless of the path labor takes.

 

Testimonial: "My husband and I met Colleen at a doula meet and greet, and she immediately stood out to us as knowledgable and friendly.  When the day of labor arrived, Colleen was with us the entire day. She encouraged me, reminded me of the pain coping techniques that I had learned, and she was great at working with my husband and the midwives.  Colleen made my natural childbirth experience a wonderful one, and I am so pleased with my decision to have Colleen as my doula.  After my son was born, Colleen texted, called, and visited me to make sure my family was doing well.  Through this experience, Colleen was not only my doula, but she became a dear friend."  (Kelly W.)

Article originally appeared on Doula and Lactation Support in Atlanta and Athens, Childbirth Education (http://www.luminabirth.com/).
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