Candace McCollett
Offers virtual services
Doula
Colorado Springs, Colorado
19 years of experience
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About me

I entered into the childbirth field for two main reasons. First, I want to empower women through the natural methods of childbirth. I remember the feelings of strength and control that I encountered when I had my three children at home in the presence of midwives. Now, I want to pass this on to other expectant mothers. With my first pregnancy, I was alone and thought about placing my baby with adoptive parents. Then one day, along comes the most incredible woman who ended up changing my life. She was a midwife who said that she would take me on as a client for the fee of $50 (for supplies). Little did I know that she had hoped that a home birth would convince me to keep my baby. Well, her plan was a success and she has given me a gift I have yet to repay. My second reason for getting into the birthing field was because I want to eradicate the general public’s misconceptions about pregnancy and the birthing process. A woman’s pregnant uterus should not be treated as a tumorous growth to be controlled by medicine, but rather a natural event that women have been participating for many years before doctors. In most cases, birth can be accomplished safely and satisfactorily without intervention, such as drugs and surgery. The need for patience must be practiced in the presence of a laboring woman. I believe that each labor and birth is a unique and miraculous experience. I also believe that there is more than one good way to have a baby and that parents should have the proper tools available for effective informed consent and informed refusal.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Maine (2003)

Certification and training

Certified Birth Educator, Birth Connection (2005)

Certified Labor Doula, CAPPA (2007)

Certified Lactation Educator, CAPPA (2011)

Credentials
BA CBE CLD CLE
Specialties
Acupressure During Labor Adolescent Care Adoption Advanced Maternal Age Anxiety and Depression Aromatherapy Assertiveness Babywearing Birth and Lactation Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Breech Birth Building Healthy Communication Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding HAES (Health at Every Size) Approach Healthy Eating High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Keeping Fit Labor Doula Labor Monitrice Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Massage Multiples Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Neonatal Resuscitation Program Newborn Care Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Pain Management Parenting Parenting Support Positive Thinking Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Postpartum Life Pregnancy Complications Prenatal Care Prenatal Life Preventative Care Relaxation Techniques Returning to work (pumping, breastmilk storage, etc) Self-Esteem Spirituality Stress Management Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Teenagers Telehealth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Tricare
Service introduction

I provide doula services for your labor, birth and postpartum period. This unique service includes attendance at your birth and up to 5 prenatal/postpartum visits. I also informative, interactive, confidence-building classes that leave parents with the feeling of trust in the child birthing process. The classes are eclectic in nature, pulling information from independent resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. Additionally, newborn care classes and breastfeeding classes are offered at the end of every month!