I am so glad that you are here! My name is Audrey Logan (she/her) and I'm a full spectrum doula.
My passion for birthwork is centered around helping families feel empowered in their choices so they can give birth feeling confident. I provide thorough prenatal education and help your family to create and refine a birth plan that best supports you and your baby’s health and well-being.
I believe that everyone is entitled to have a birth experience that feels nurturing and supportive. I am passionate about educating families about your rights during childbirth because it empowers you to advocate for the birth of your dreams.
I also believe that the postpartum period can be sacred and transformational, when you feel supported, empowered, and cared for. Together we create a transition into postpartum that is as smooth as possible, so you can be the best parent(s) for your new baby.
I understand that not everyone in this country has access to the same kind of care and I strive to help families of color and families in the LGBTQIA+ community feel safe and empowered. I am continually educating myself on how I can better serve those communities.
The most important quality you should be looking for in a doula is someone who you can truly connect to and feel comfortable with. Let's be honest, the person you hire is probably going to see you naked, so it's best to get to know them before hand. So here we go...
I am a birth obsessed, cat loving, bibliophile, plant hoarder. I am deeply in love and like with Jesse, my partner of 5 years. I love to paint (not very well), make macrame plant holders (I need somewhere to put all of my plants!), use too many exclamation marks, and be the crazy cat lady in the neighborhood who walks her cat on a leash. I'm also actively trying to convince Jesse that we NEED a cat stroller, but he still won't budge.
I nanny the most incredible almost 1 year old little girl, who brings me endless joy and laughter on a daily basis. I don't have any kids of my own yet, but look forward to that journey once we're ready. I'm also a very spiritual person, which is part of where I get my love for birth work. I see birth as sacred, magical and transformative.
I am an intersectional feminist and a strong reproductive justice advocate. I often give unsolicited statistics about birth in the U.S. to all of my friend, family or anyone else who will listen. I'm also really passionate about clean eating and holistic health.
Oh and did I mention... I LOVE BIRTH! I took my original birth doula training in June of 2019 with DONA and just recently finished my full spectrum doula training with BADT. I am so in love with that training and how it centered teaching doulas how to serve and limit harm of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ people
The amount of strength, courage, and tenacity it takes to grow and birth a human is incredible. Supporting people through that process is absolutely my calling. Birth can definitely feel like the most incredible, unpredictable rollercoaster ride, but it can also transform you into a person you never thought yourself capable of being.
Being empowered and birthing intuitively is a radical act of change. It brings you closer to your sacred self and awakens who you really are, an incredible, magical, and courageous person who is capable of anything.
Birth can be healing, rejuvenating, and inspirational. We just have to let it be.
Heads up- Potential trigger warning
A common theme I heard while growing up is that it is normal for women to be abused and for it to be expected. That abuse might come from parents, stepparents, other adults, and authority figures. At least that was the case for all of the women in my family.
As I grew up, I started to reject the idea that women are weak and that we deserve abuse. Having an abusive stepfather for several years taught me firsthand what it feels like to be totally powerless. It also taught me that I’m not ok with being powerless and that I am here to break some pretty serious generational patterns.
When I began to explore birth work, I was immediately interested. I was swept away by the idea of watching the miracle of birth and seeing lots of sweet babies be born, but when I began to take a deeper look at what it means to give birth in America I was reminded of the theme I learned growing up.
I learned that we have one of the very worst maternal health care systems in all of the developed world. I learned that one in three women* who give birth in the U.S. has birth trauma. I learned that black women* and babies are 3-4x more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. I also began to realize how indoctrinated into expecting a disempowering and dissatisfying birth experience we all are.
We grow up watching movies and tv shows that depict birthing people lying on their back and screaming and terrified while in immense pain trying to birth their babies. Birth is depicted as a pathological issue and, despite the fact that there are 7 billion people on this earth, is something we have to rely on modern obstetrics to do safely.
While access to modern obstetrics can absolutely be necessary and life saving, its focus on fixing birth leads to poor outcomes and dissatisfied and disempowered birthing people. All of this information fueled a fire in me to help birthing people feel empowered and supported during their pregnancies and births.
When we give birth in our power, birth can be sacred and life changing for everyone involved. It can be extremely healing, and it can set an empowered tone for the new life being brought into the world. I truly believe that when birthing people take charge of their birth experience and have an empowered birth (no matter what that looks like for them) birth can be revolutionary, and can have a meaningful impact and influence on our world as a whole.
*these statistics are currently specific to women, but the same can likely be said for all birthing people
Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula serving pregnant families in northern Colorado, including Loveland, Fort Collins, Timnath, Windsor, Johnstown, Greeley, Berthoud, Severance, Wellington, and Longmont.