Welcome! I am Nina Petteys (CD)DONA – Certified Birth Doula through DONA International. I’m excited to see you have found my page. There are many people who have no idea what doulas are, so you’re on the right track to start a journey in supported birth. Great work! If you know about doulas and are ready to talk, please check my schedule below or contact me in whatever way is most comfortable for you. Email, texting, call…smoke signals may not be very effective, but I’ll keep an eye out.
I belong to a collective of birth and postpartum doulas dedicated to excellence. All of us are certified through DONA International or CAPPA, CPR certified and continually educate ourselves on evidence-based care within our scope of practice. You can find us at Belly Bliss Meet the Doulas events monthly. I also highly recommend checking out the Braving Doula Collective.
As a doula, I think it is important that parents get the information they need to make informed decisions about their choices in labor. Did you know that 90% of healthy moms and babies don’t need to birth in the hospital? There are lots of choices from home births, Hospital Midwifery (Rose Medical Center, Lutheran and University to name a few), and private birth centers like Mountain Midwifery Center. Whatever you choose is your choice and whomever you choose for your doula needs to accept and support your choice. Ask the doulas you interview about where they are willing to work, suggestions, or where to find more information about your options. There are many great choices here in Denver, Colorado!
It is also important to feel prepared for your baby. Every family has different needs and having meetings before baby comes is important to establish a relationship with your doula and learn habits the mom prefers, techniques for comfort in labor, review the birth plan and new baby care, as well as an introduction to breastfeeding if mom chooses to. Need other resources? Just ask! I highly recommend seeing a massage therapist and Chiropractor during pregnancy. You’ll wonder why you never did it before!
“Nina was wonderful, and provided a helping hand along with a vast knowledge and many great recommendations for us post-partum!” – Caitlin Muldoon
If I haven’t met you at one of the many doula events around town, here’s a little about me. I am a mom of a 5 year-old boy, who was a premie. I believe that a mother’s positive mindset is very important during her pregnancy and the confidence and care she has will reflect on her child positively. Even though I was a single mother during my pregnancy, I made the decision to have a happy, healthy, stress-free pregnancy and made every effort to find gratitude everywhere. I was active and carefully maintained a nutritious diet and exercised daily along with regular chiropractic, acupuncture and massage care. My son is healthy, laid-back and very happy. All my efforts paid off! Now I am grateful to share my knowledge and wisdom to more mothers. Find Doulas around Denver! Here are links to a few listings around town. Chances are we will run into each other here if we haven’t already…most places do a meeting once a month.Find me at Belly Bliss for a Meet The Doulas meeting. And there’s also a monthly meeting at The Mama’hood in Denver.
Still have questions? Fill out the form below or call me (314) 620-8767