Fort Collins Birth Doula and Postpartum Care
Hello, and thanks for your interest in Birth and Postpartum Doula care! I’m Nora Carolan of Nora in the Nest, and I’m a Fort Collins birth doula, postpartum doula, and a Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula. I’m happy to help you navigate this wonderfully exciting time of life. I provide emotional, physical and informational support to families during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. I want every new parent to feel calm, confident, and cared-for, and that’s why I became a doula! I believe I have a special combination of useful skills, level-headedness, calm, and humor that will help you and your family feel loved and supported.
As your doula, supporting you through your birth is my primary concern– no matter what kind of birth it is! All births can be beautiful, and you don’t need to have a “natural,” unmedicated birth to take advantage of the support I offer. I love working with clients who are having an induction, an epidural, a complicated, high-intervention birth, a cesarean birth, a twin birth, etc. And if avoiding medical pain relief is your jam, that’s great, too!
I know it can be overwhelming to try to absorb all of the information that’s coming at you when you’re expecting (not all of it helpful!), so let me help you explore your options to see what might work best for your family. I provide non-judgmental support and evidence-based information and resources. Birth and the postpartum period have their challenges, certainly; but fear, anxiety, and suffering are not your friends. When you feel loved, informed, and supported unconditionally (that’s where I come in!), your experience during this time will feel more positive and successful. I’d love to help you get your new family off to a great start!
I currently attend births at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Banner Hospitals in Fort Collins and Loveland, and UCHealth Greeley Hospital.
PLEASE NOTE: I’m currently only taking clients who are fully vaccinated against COVID 19, unless you have a medical exemption. For more information, see www.acog.org.
Nora Carolan, CPD, SBD
Treasurer, NCDA (Northern Colorado Doula Association)
Member, CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association), NCBC (Northern Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition)
- Current on all vaccinations, including COVID-19, TDap, and Flu
- Red Cross Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED Certified