Megan Dempsey, BA, CD(DONA), LMT, BCTMB, CBS, CNMT
I am a Birth Doula and specialize in supporting mothers in their choices in birth: I attend all types of childbirth: Vaginal Births, VBACs, and Family Centered Cesareans. I will be at your birth whether you choose to birth in a Birth Center, in your Home, or at the Hospital. I will support you whether you want a natural and unmedicated birth, want an epidural, or you need to schedule a cesarean section. I also provide Lactation Consultation Services and believe in your ability to feed your baby! I am a Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist and specialize in Prenatal, Postpartum, and Labor Support massage, as well as, Body Balance Restoration and Pain Reduction. I have a bachelor’s degree in Human and Microbial Biology with a minor in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
I believe in an anthropological approach to child rearing and incorporating that into our modern lives. What does this mean? I believe that our society has taken us away from what is natural and away from what is instinctual. When mothers and families are allowed and encouraged to trust their instincts and do what feels right, we have happier healthier and calmer children. Basically, I’m an attachment parenting advocate.
You’ll find information here about me and my practice: My services include Birth Doula care, Lactation Consultation, Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Infant Massage Instruction, as well as, my pricing structure. I also maintain a blog about evidence-based concepts around child birth, lactation, parenting, and education. I’m glad that you’ve found me and I look forward to meeting you!
A little more about me…..
I have been attending births since 2012. I enjoy attending birth as a certified doula. I feel that it really puts all of my other skills into practice in a real and tangible way. I have never been able to fully utilize my skills in such a fluid way before in my career. Assisting families in childbirth is my calling. I feel a sense of purpose when empowering families in childbirth and the early postpartum period. I am an optimal fetal positioning and advanced doula practitioner.
I am hospital trained to provide experienced and appropriate lactation consultation. Much of my clinical experience was among a population of economically disadvantaged, refugee, and immigrant women. Out of this, my style has developed full of empathy for new families and a dedication to minimization of unnecessary interventions in breastfeeding. In the NICU, I experienced premature infant breastfeeding behaviors and challenges. I have helped 26 week old infants in the NICU nurse at the chest of their mother. On postpartum floors, I experienced different cultural aspects of lactation and nursing and have developed an education style that is adaptable and multifaceted. I meet you where you are in your knowledge and experience and present information in a tangible and memorable way.
I have been a massage therapist since 2005. I graduated from an Associate’s degree in Therapeutic Massage from Virginia College in Huntsville, Alabama. Shortly after graduating, I completed a certification program in Neuromuscular Therapy from The NMT Center in St. Petersberg, Florida. I received a very thorough neuromuscular education from Judith Delany, LMT, CNMT, the author of Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Therapy, Volumes 1&2. In my early practice years, I gained much of my experience in aquatic and land physical therapy, neurology, and acute accident clinics. In 2012, the year after my son was born, I refocused my interests on Prenatal, Postpartum, and Labor Support Massage therapy. I have been working exclusively with prenatal, postpartum, and birthing families ever since and I love it!
I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. I moved to Denver in the summer of 2008 after spending a summer traveling around and looking for my niche! I came to visit for three weeks and fell in love with Colorado! I had my license transferred and never left! I met my husband 18 months later and the rest is history! We have a beautiful son that is the light of our life! I love Colorado! Such beauty here!