Candace McCollett
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Independent Childbirth Classes are starting! at Atlas Chiropractic

January 3, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The next Westside Birth Connection (WSBC) group class series starts on Thursday, January 3rd, 6:30pm-9pm, at Atlas Chiropractic on the corner of Research and Powers.I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. We focus on breathing techniques and many different comfort techniques that I have learned from my experience attending births as a doula and…See More
Dec 14, 2012
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Independent Childbirth Classes are starting! at Atlas Chiropractic

October 4, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. We focus on breathing techniques and many different comfort techniques that I have learned from my experience attending births as a doula and a midwife assistant, both in the hospital setting and the home setting.Group classes are $250 (per couple) for an 8 week course and includes multi-dimensional…See More
Sep 19, 2012
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BirthNetwork Monthly Meeting - Nutrition at East Library PPLD

September 19, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Deanna Brunson will be talking about "The Power of Whole Food-Based Nutrition: For Mother, Baby and the Entire Family.” Think about how nutrition without herbicides and pesticides,  and "vine ripened," can make such a difference in both the process and the outcome of becoming and being a nurturing mom! After the presentation, birth professionals and expecting/new families will have a chance to mingle. BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and…See More
Sep 11, 2012
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Meet The Doulas presents “Postpartum Depression for Dads” at The Dwelling Place

September 9, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
The Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) is offering FREE informational sessions for expecting families. Come see us at our Meet-The-Doulas forums on the second Sunday of every odd-numbered month 7pm-8pm at The Dwelling Place, 508 North Tejon Street, in between St. Vrain and Willamette.           This month, on Sunday, Sept 9th, come hear Craig Mullins, MA talk about “The Face of Male Depression After Childbirth.” Yes, men get it too…and at a very alarming rate of 10.4% of new dads! If…See More
Sep 6, 2012
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Labor (of Love) Day Fair at Baby Cotton Bottoms

September 3, 2012 from 10am to 3pm
Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) is raising awareness for the health of mothers, babies and families – locally and globally. Free hourly events, 10:30 – 2:30 p.m., including kid’s yoga, face painting, car seat checks and presentations from local health experts. Free gift pack for everyone who attends – discount offers from local retailers and professionals, including a free doula birth plan consultation. Door prizes! Featuring “Alice”, Her Story Café’s lovable lunch truck. For more…See More
Aug 20, 2012
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BirthNetwork Monthly Meeting - Breastfeeding at East Library PPLD

August 15, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Cathy Janoka, IBCLC will be talking about breastfeeding and answering all your questions! After the presentation, birth professionals and expecting/new families will have a chance to mingle. BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  Meetings are free, families welcome!  For more info contactcoloradospringsbn@yahoo.comSee More
Aug 13, 2012
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BirthNetwork Monthly Meeting - Preventing Birth Injuries at East Library PPLD

June 20, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Rachel Madrigal, CD (CBI) will be discussing physical injuries that occur in birth, what causes them and how to prevent them. Learn how common these injuries are and how simple they are to avoid. After the presentation, birth professionals and expecting/new families will have a chance to mingle. BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  Meetings are free, families…See More
Jun 15, 2012
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BirthNetwork monthly meeting - YOGA at East Library PPLD

May 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Kimberlee Littau, CD(DONA), CYI will be instructing a free prenatal/postpartum yoga class. Bring your mats, water bottles and wear your stretchy pants!  BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  Meetings are free, families welcome!  For more info contactcoloradospringsbn@yahoo.comSee More
May 11, 2012
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BirthNetwork monthly meeting - Cesareans at East Library PPLD

March 21, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Desirre Andrews, CCCE, LCCE, CLE, CLD will be discussing "Cesarean and VBAC Tips from a Birth Pro." BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Meetings are free, families welcome! For more info contactcoloradospringsbn@yahoo.comSee More
Mar 19, 2012
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7th Annual Healthy Pregnancy Fair at Baby Depot in Burlington Coat Factory Citadel Mall

March 3, 2012 from 11am to 2pm
There will be a variety of resources for expectant parents, including information on babies, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and MORE!! Come pick up your Free Resource Guide: Birth & Beyond 2012, provided by Colorado Springs BirthNetwork. Participants will also have a chance to enter and win a variety of door prizes from our 25+ different vendors. We estimate that we had over 200 people visit the fair last year and believe it will be bigger this year! Colorado Springs BirthNetwork is a…See More
Jan 29, 2012
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New Year Childbirth Classes are starting! at Colorado Springs OB/GYN on the corner of Dublin & Rangewood

January 5, 2012 from 6:30pm to 9pm
The next group class series starts on Thursday, January 5th, 6:30pm-9pm, at Colorado Springs OB/GYN (the office of Dr. John Baer) on the corner of Dublin and Rangewood. I teach childbirth education classes that pull from many great resources such as Dr. Robert Bradley, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth, author Sheila Kitzinger and midwife Ina May Gaskin. We focus on breathing techniques and many different comfort techniques that I have learned from my experience attending births as a doula…See More
Dec 19, 2011
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BirthNetwork monthly meeting - Toxins and Pregnancy at Whole Foods cafe on Powers

November 16, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Dr. Ryan Betz from 100% Chiropractic will be talking about "Toxins and Pregnancy." How do we limit toxins in the toys that we purchase for our children, toxins in household items, toxins in our food, and toxins in the mother & baby's blood streams? BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Meetings are free, families welcome! For more info…See More
Nov 7, 2011
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Meet The Doulas presents “The FIVE Critical Factors for a Natural Birth” at The Dwelling Place

November 13, 2011 from 7pm to 8pm
The Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) is offering FREE informational sessions for expecting families. Come see us at our Meet-The-Doulas forums on the second Sunday of every odd-numbered month 7pm-8pm at The Dwelling Place, 508 North Tejon Street, in between St. Vrain and Willamette. This month, on Sunday, November 13th, come hear Keith Roberts talk about “The FIVE Critical Factors for a Natural Birth.” You can also come find out how doulas can enhance the birth and postpartum…See More
Nov 3, 2011
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BirthNetwork monthly meeting - HypnoBirthing at Whole Foods cafe on Powers

October 19, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Katie Johnson and Sarah Stidham will be talking about "The Power of the Mind: The Key to an Easier, Shorter Birth." BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Meetings are free, families welcome!See More
Oct 10, 2011
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BirthNetwork monthly meeting - Vaccinations at Whole Foods cafe on Powers

September 21, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
This month Dr. Jonathan Streit, DC from Align For Life Chiropractic will be talking about "Vaccinations: Over Promising and Under Delivering." BirthNetwork is a non-profit organization that meets monthly to offer support and information for safe and satisfying pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Meetings are free, families welcome!See More
Sep 6, 2011
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Meet The Doulas presents “Labor/Birth Scenarios” at The Dwelling Place

September 11, 2011 from 7pm to 8pm
The Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association (PPRDA) is offering FREE informational sessions for expecting families. Come see us at our Meet-The-Doulas forums on the second Sunday of every odd-numbered month 7pm-8pm at The Dwelling Place, 508 North Tejon Street, in between St. Vrain and Willamette. This month, on Sunday, September 11th, come hear our doula panel talk about when to go to the hospital in labor and we will be role playing some other labor scenarios. Also come find out how doulas can…See More
Aug 31, 2011

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One of the secrets to less pain and a faster childbirth - Optimal Fetal Positioning

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

We have all heard how breech deliveries are more complicated and usually guarantee a surgical birth these days.  I am here to tell you that there is more to baby’s position than just head down (vertex).  We also want to keep the baby's back in the anterior arc of the mother's abdomen to help make childbirth easier for all those involved.  You will often hear me tell my childbirth students, "Keep your baby in the hammock!"…

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May is International Doula Month

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:12pm 2 Comments



Doulas, who offer informational, physical and emotional support to women and families during the childbearing year, celebrate our profession in May. Doulas are one of your biggest fans for a healthy, normal pregnancy, birth and postpartum. The word "doula" comes from the Greeks meaning "woman servant" or "mothering the mother." The modern meaning is a professional, experienced person giving non-medical support in the…

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Use your BRAIN when it comes to your healthcare!

Posted on April 5, 2010 at 1:57pm 0 Comments



Do you know what it means to consent to a medical procedure versus giving informed consent? Knowing this distinction can make the difference between a satisfying birth experience and a disappointing one. Parents who were able to be involved in the decision making process of their labor and birth were happier with their experience, regardless of…

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Spring Childbirth Classes are starting!

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The next group class series starts on Thursday, April 1st, 6:30pm-9pm, at Colorado Springs OB/GYN (the offices of Dr. John Baer and Sharon Ruyak, CNM) on the corner of Dublin and Rangewood.…
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