Durango Birth Doula
Monica Wagner, CD(DONA)
Serving La Plata County, Colorado and the surrounding areas
I truly believe that everyone should have a doula.
Doulas provide support and encouragement to the birthing person and their partner. We do not take the place of your partner but we enhance their place in this experience. A doula encourages your partner just as much as we encourage you.
After being amazed by my own experience with my doula during the birth of my second child I decided that I should become a doula myself. But my journey in becoming a doula started long before I had my own children.
I am a wife and mother of two beautiful children. I also have two sisters that had some of their children before I had my own. I was present at the births of both of their first children, one was natural and one was by c-section. I was in awe of both of my sisters. Their strength and courage was evident and inspiring.
Many years later I was blessed with children of my own. During my first birth in 2011, my husband and I were both scared and unprepared. Although I was able to birth naturally it was also traumatic. During my second pregnancy in 2013 I was introduced to a wonderful woman who became my doula and my friend. She helped me find my center, find my strength and find my voice. There were a few bumps in the road but through her I was able to have the experience I had longed for.
After that amazing experience I decided that I wanted to help as many woman as possible have the births they hope for as well.
Everyone deserve a doula!
Birth Doula Training
Sterling Doulas*, DONA International approved workshop
Completed March 2015
*Now named Denver Doula Training
Certified Birth Doula
Completed October 2017
Recertification Completed in 2020