About Amy

My daughters and I

My daughters and I

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“To be realistic is to expect your birth to be wonderful!”

– Naoli Vinaver, Mexican midwife and creator of documentary “Birth Day”

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➛ Birth will change you to the core.
➛ A promise to my clients.
➛ My Experience as a Doula.
➛ Certifications.

I have been a doula and birth photographer since 2008, and also make birth art mandalas as a fine artist and paint pregnant bellies as a  henna artist.  I live in Denver with my husband Paul and six beautiful, amazing children.

In 2006 I gave birth to my first daughter Haven at Exempla Lutheran Hospital.  In 2008 I gave birth to my second daughter Lyric at Mountain Midwifery Birthing Center in Englewood.  Finally, in May of 2010 I gave birth to my third daughter Seren peacefully at home.

With Haven I became a mother.  It was the most intense, heart-wrenching, earth shattering kind of love I could imagine.  Lyric’s birth shaped me into the advocate and activist I am today and put me on the path to becoming a doula.  Her water birth at the birth center was so incredible that I realized I had to be a part of the birth world for the rest of my life!  I want every woman to experience the same nurturing, supportive, empowering birth that I did that day.  This passion for birth led me to choose a home birth for our third daughter Seren.  It was the the most peaceful, blissful, perfect experience of my life!  Ushering her sweet spirit earthside inspired me to create The Mandala Journey, my birth artwork.

Watch and read their birth stories:
Haven’s Birth
Lyric’s Birth
Seren’s Birth

Birth will change you to the core

Birth will change your life, there’s no way around it!  It is the most intimate, personal experience a woman and family can go through.  With that said, it can be a positive and empowering experience, a scary and lonely one, or anything in between.  I am passionate about providing good, evidence based information and support during pregnancy, birth and the immediate postpartum.

A promise to my clients

Although I have my own birth preferences, I will never push an agenda with you beyond providing you with materials to help you make an informed decision.  I will attend medicated and unmedicated births, vaginal or cesarean or VBAC, at the hospital, birthing center, or home.

It is my firm belief that women should have the right to make informed decisions about their care without being bullied by anyone.  It is not my birth, it’s yours and I want it to be as empowering and amazing as it can be as defined by you, not by me or anyone else.  I believe that women are the experts on themselves and have instinctual knowledge of their body and their baby.

Experience

© Amy Haderer

© Amy Haderer

Besides the personal experience of birthing my daughters I also have professional experience with:

certifications

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment to meet me and see if our personalities are a good match, please contact me.