Colleen is an absolutely fabulous doula! The services and support she offered were essential for my husband and me to make it through a natural birth, and to have happy memories of the labor afterwards. Colleen is warm, approachable, and highly organized, which was very helpful during the pre-labor planning stages. She is every bit the mother’s advocate, and can be firm when she needs to be to protect the mother’s wishes during birth. Colleen was very intuitive during labor and helped support me through the moments when I though I couldn’t do it! She also ensured that my husband was okay during labor and was involved when I needed him to be. We will undoubtedly use Colleen again with future births. I cannot say enough about the positive light and aura of strength that she brought to the labor and delivery journey.
— Hannah Claros, Mighty Mama
We can't say enough about Colleen! She is passionate, professional, empathetic and knowledgeable! Anytime we had questions, she was eager to help and offer resources so that we were able to make a decision. I loved that she truly cared about what we wanted for the birth of our son. She was there throughout the 24 hour birth providing encouragement, different comfort techniques and options as we had decisions to make. She went above and beyond for us and we can't imagine going through everything without her there.
She is a true blessing.
— Jessica Jarels, Mighty Mama
Just wanted to give a shout out to our awesome doula Colleen Smith. After a really long, intervention filled birth with my first, I knew I wanted the support of a doula when giving birth to Duke. She helped us pre-labor to help us understand our options for a natural hospital birth. She was with us at home for a bit, offering pain management techniques and helped me decide when to go to the hospital. She continued to help during my few hours of labor at the hospital making me feel encouraged and empowered. She supported us as I delivered my 9 lb 12 oz healthy baby boy, quickly and naturally! I feel very thankful that we choose Colleen as our doula!
— Casey Duncan, Mighty Mama
- Kayla Gardunio (Mighty Mama)
I love Colleen and don't know what we would have done without her! She was amazing throughout pregnancy to postpartum. We ended up hiring her for mostly my husband as he tends to freeze up and not know what to do during labor therefore ends up just leaving and doing nothing. Colleen was super patient and attentive to our needs and concerns. A lot of time was spent before hand with my husband helping him to mentally prepare for the upcoming birth. In reality my birth ended up being incredibly short... However just [Colleen's] presence there was comforting and reassuring to my husband which led to a fantastic birth experience all around. We also had my 6 year old with us and Colleen was so good with him. I couldn't be more grateful for the way things turned out. I would highly recommend Mighty Mamas to all expecting families.
— Kayla Gardunio, Mighty Mama
Colleen is amazing. I am not sure how my husband and I would have handled what turned out to be a difficult and long labor with out her. She was so helpful with new ideas and techniques not to mention support that made my labor the best experience it could be. She went above and beyond staying with us in the hospital and even waiting with me after my emergency C-section. As my little girl decided she wasn’t going to stand for a natural delivery. I cannot recommend Colleen enough! Using her services will be one of the best choices you make.
— Alaina Guerry, Mighty Mama
Colleen gave us wonderful physical and emotional support throughout our birthing process. We were hoping for a natural delivery, however we were faced with many hurtles which led to an induction. She stuck right in there providing us with a great experience salvaging each and every peace of what we could of our birth plan! I would recommend her services to anyone looking to utilize doula services or have extra support regardless of your labor style or situation.
— Kayla Chittum, Mighty Mama
I'd recommend Colleen to anyone looking for a doula during their pregnancy. When my wife got pregnant, we were completely new to the process and I was very anxious about the labor part of it - Colleen's support through in-person visits and her guidance during labor was crucial in making our delivery go smoothly. We had wanted an all natural birth but were encouraged to get a medical induction due to low birth size. The process took days and things turned around when Colleen showed-up to be there with us even though contractions hadn't started. For the next two days, she stayed with us and supported us emotionally with guidance and affirmations. I'm so glad that she was there to support our delivery of Naomi Grace into the world.