Mountain Midwifery Center’s (MMC) Partner and Education programs were established with 3 primary goals.
1. To help Mountain Midwifery Center mothers and their partners birth successfully
2. To help ALL families seeking aid from MMC to blossom into a healthy family
3. To serve as a Center of Excellence for providers in the birth community
MMC seeks to achieve these goals by hosting wellness classes, like-minded practitioners, support groups and training programs.
For more about our programs, additional explanation lies below our Partner and Teacher introductions and on our Classes page.
Mountain Midwifery welcomes doulas of all types (labor, postpartum, etc.) from across the Front Range to work with MMC patients. We encourage MMC clients to interview several certified and insured doulas to find the one that is the best fit for their family and needs. There are so many great doulas to choose from. Ways to find a doula:
- Attend MMC’s monthly Doula Meet and Greet. Dates and details can be found on our Classes page.
- Thumb through our Doula Resource binder at the front desk.
- Join the Mountain Midwifery Mamas Facebook group and ask for recommendations.
- Check out Colorado Doula Association’s website.
If a client does not have a doula but decides in labor that they would like one, MMC has an On-Call Doula service. For more information, please email Michelle Parks.
Doulas – If you have a client that is interested in MMC, you are welcome to visit us together during clinic hours. Please call ahead to schedule. If the client agrees to look over a packet of information about us, this visit can satisfy the Orientation requirement for new MMC maternity clients. Same day or next day visits – call 303.788.0600. If you have want to find out about joining our On-Call Doula or Birth Center Support Teams or want to be on our Doula mailing list, you may email Michelle Parks.
Pediatrics | Wednesdays
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Pediatric Pathways is a small pediatric practice serving the southeast Denver metro area since 1961. It is our collective belief that pediatrics truly encompasses the physical, psychological and social aspects of child care. Our aim is to participate with your family to give each child the opportunities to reach his or her maximal potential. Our goal is to provide quality patient care with an emphasis on prevention and anticipatory child guidance. To achieve this goal does indeed require a team approach involving our entire staff working in conjunction with your family.
Pediatric Pathways | 303-694-2323
Webster Certified Chiropractic | Tuesdays
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Dr. Voigts graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, IL with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2004. She immediately began her post-doctoral studies in prenatal chiropractic. She moved to beautiful Colorado in 2006 to pursue her dream of caring exclusively for pregnant women and their children. This dream was realized in 2007 and Dr. Voigts has spent years specializing in the care of pregnant women, postpartum mamas, and newborns. Dr. Voigts lives in Parker with her husband and two kids. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, snowboarding, reading, and cooking.
Ana M. Hill, IBCLC
Lactation Support | Group Wednesdays at 10:30
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Ana has been providing perinatal education and doula services in the Denver metro area since 1998, training labor doulas since 2005, and extended her practice to provide lactation consultation by becoming an IBCLC in 2012. Ana’s philosophy is that evidence-based education and non-judgmental support are critical for families as they navigate the changes and challenges of having a new baby.
Ana teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes, facilitates breastfeeding support groups, and provides lactation consultation for new families. As a mother of six and grandmother of two, Ana’s journey has inspired her to empower expectant and new families to begin their journeys with confidence. She also does in-home consultation appointments. You can book online on her website or phone for emergent appointments.
Lactation Consultation, Breastfeeding Support & Education
Website | 720-394-6995
Kate Kellogg, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Acupuncture | Friday afternoons
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In 2005, Kate Kellogg graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture (L.Ac.) from TAI SOPHIA (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health). Her initial course of study was in Five Element Acupuncture. After graduation she was licensed to practice acupuncture in Maryland and also earned her National Board Certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She practiced in the Washington DC area and expanded her studies to include other branches and techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including Moxa, Cupping, Gua Sha and Chinese Patent Herbal Formulas. In 2007 she moved to Denver and opened her current practice which has grown, over the years to focus on Women’s Health with a specialty in treating women during pregnancy. Her continuing education has been dedicated to growing her expertise in these areas.
Kate Kellogg has explored healing traditions around the world and has spent extensive time in India where she has studied and taught massage therapy and volunteered in an acupuncture clinic, treating an underserved community in West Bengal. She lives in North West Denver with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys gardening, painting, skiing, knitting, cooking and running.
Anita Curry, LAc, LMT, CD (DONA)
Massage & Acupuncture | 1st & 3rd Thursday afternoons
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Since 1997, my training in prenatal care has encompassed both Acupuncture and Prenatal Massage. My work in Prenatal Acupuncture is especially helpful in relieving nausea and morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, heartburn, body pains and swelling in hands and feet. For self-care between sessions, I enjoy teaching women gentle exercises and other pearls of wisdom to use at home for better sleep, pain relief and discomfort.
Over the past 18 years, I have had the honor to study with some of the world’s most renowned teachers in Prenatal Acupuncture, labor and delivery, Japanese style Acupuncture and Prenatal/Postpartum Massage.
In 2010, I completed a two year Sport Medicine Acupuncture course at The New England School of Acupuncture in Boston. This unique orthopedic approach deepened my understanding and treatment of various pain conditions including back and joint pain during pregnancy. As an Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, I find that combining acupuncture with massage works best to gently rebalance muscles, reduce pain and inflammation and keep you comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
I earned my Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the New York College for Wholistic Health, Education and Research in December 2001 and became Nationally Board Certified in 2002 (NCCAOM). In 2001 I received my Post Graduate certification in Herbal Medicine at the Kanpo Institute of Medicine in London, England. After returning to New York City, I taught Japanese Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and also served there as an Acupuncture Clinic Supervisor. In 1997 I graduated from The School of Massage Therapy at the New York College and also received my Prenatal/Postpartum Medical Massage Certification.
I am available to see clients at Mountain Midwifery Center and at my office in Centennial.
Website | 303-710-9334
Megan Dempsey, BA, CD(DONA), LMT, BCTMB, CBS, CNMT, IBCLC
Lactation, Massage, and Abuse Survivor Consultations | Saturdays
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Megan Dempsey of Mama Nurture Wellness provides evidence based holistic services to prenatal, postpartum, and birthing families in the Denver area and offers lactation consultation and education, birth services; prenatal, postpartum, labor support, and therapeutic massage therapy services; and private Birthing From Within childbirth education.
I am a human and microbial biologist with a minor in human nutrition and dietetics, by degree. I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with my undergrad and am currently completing a post-baccalaureate certification in Public Health from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. I enjoy supporting families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum with birth services and education, lactation consultation, prenatal, postpartum, and labor support massage for moms and therapeutic massage for the whole family! My goal is to empower families. My philosophy is evidence based education and non-judgmental support. I am an IBCLC and provide lactation support services, including lactation consultation, private prenatal breastfeeding education, and facilitate weekly lactation support groups. I have worked with thousands of new parents to get natural infant feeding off to a great start and supported many families through more complicated situations. I enjoy supporting parents from birth all the way through the toddler years with evidence based education and holistic support. I also provide birth services. I am a certified birth doula, provide abuse survivor birth consultations, and private in-home Birthing From Within childbirth education. I have appointments available in my both of my offices, as well as, in your home! Please take a moment to visit my website and learn more about my education, background, philosophies, and to schedule an appointment.
Website | 256-698-2261
Mary Anderson Schroeter, LCSW
Perinatal Mental Health | Group Thursdays at 11:00am
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Mary, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist in private practice in Littleton and a Mom of 3 kids, provides individual counseling and group support to adults and adolescents. Her specialties are Perinatal Mental Health and Trauma. She is a Colorado State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, an Internationally recognized organization that raises awareness about mood disturbances that can affect women in pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Hope 4 Moms is a special support circle uniquely designed for pregnant women and moms. This support circle offers a safe, supportive environment for women to share their challenges with pregnancy and motherhood. Lap babies are welcome. Hope 4 Moms will be held weekly, on Thursday mornings, 11:00-12:00 at Mountain Midwifery coming this September. This support circle will be open, ongoing and offer an 8-week rotating curriculum, focusing on topics related to Perinatal Mental Health and Wellness.
• Myths and Facts of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
• Holistic Self Care
• Mindfulness & Diaphragmatic Breathing
For more information or to make a one-on-one counseling appointment:
Integrative Pathways Counseling, LLC | 303-883-7271
Christine MacCarroll, NTP
Holistic Nutrition | By Appointment
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Hello, I am a holistic nutritional therapist focused on helping women to regain their vitality and feel energized. I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Over my lifetime journey experiencing and learning about food, I’ve travelled many different paths, from vegetarian to paleo. The constant has been that I was always reading and learning—and I expect to never stop learning. I make it my business to know the latest science. Interestingly, the “latest” has led me to conclude that we really need to go back in time: farm food over factory food, butter over margarine, slow and local over fast and global.
Both of my own lovely girls were born at Mountain Midwifery Center. I came to nutrition after helping my younger daughter overcome a neurological speech disorder (apraxia). After her diagnosis, my “mama bear” instinct went into overdrive. Helping her heal became my main mission in life, and I spent countless hours reading, researching, and desperately reaching for any help I could find. The best hope after all that research seemed to be in nutrition. After adding a nutritional protocol to traditional speech therapy, profound changes took place in her speech. Today, you would never know that she had ever had any difficulties.
But the change had radiated to me. A wildfire had been lit in my belly. So, after years of saying I’d never go back to school, I did just that. It’s now my passion and mission to be a guide for other mothers who just want to feel GOOD and feel like themselves again. We are meant to use food as our first medicine, and a nourished body functions optimally in all aspects—physically, mentally and emotionally. I’d love to join you on your journey to help your body do just that.
Email Christine | 720-577-5507
Melissa Force, CD (DONA)
Childbirth Education | See Required and Optional Classes
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Hello Families! It is amazing to work with the wonderful people here at MMC. I am a childbirth educator and I teach childbirth preparation classes. Also, I am a Birthing From Within mentor and recently accepted a position with the Colorado Doulas Association working with the low-cost outreach program.
In my other life, I am a mother of two beautiful girls, participate in the PTA for my girls’ school and work as a labor doula with Cocoon Birth. I moved to Colorado in the mid-1990’s from Wyoming and haven’t looked back since. I love the mountains and wildlife and try to get out and experience them as much as possible. Email Melissa with questions.
Katie Halverstadt, Lactation Consultant IBCLC, RN, BSN
Lactation Support and Education | See Required and Optional Classes
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Katie Halverstadt received her BSN from Regis University in 2010 and was certified as an IBCLC in July of 2013. Katie’s whole life changed after her son Hudson was born at 37 weeks in 2005 via an emergency C-section and she struggled to learn how to breastfeed for over 6 weeks. Through the help and kindness of fellow Lactation Consultants, Katie was able to overcome this first trial in motherhood, which then led her to pursue a career specializing in Woman and Infant Health.
Helping moms gain confidence during their own personal breastfeeding journeys has become Katie’s passion in life. She teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes, leads breastfeeding and parent support groups, and empowers women to nurse in public. Katie was recently nominated for the distinguished Nightingale Award. She lives in Arvada, CO and remains ever thankful for her loving husband Matt and amazing kids, Hudson, 8, and Harlow, 2. Email Katie with questions.
Pia Long, DONA
Postpartum Support | See Required Classes
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Pia Long has been passionate about birth, education, wellness, and prevention since her self-preparation and journey to Motherhood. She has previously taught childbirth education & is honored to teach Planning for Postpartum Success: The First Four Weeks with your Newborn at Mountain Midwifery Center. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Chemistry. She considers herself a multi-talented early education professional with diverse experience in planning, teaching and implementing various activities for the promotion of physical, spiritual, social, emotional & intellectual growth to mamas-to-be, partners, children & extended families of young children. She is RYT-200 certified through Yoga Alliance and she completed her training in Charleston, WV through the first RYT school in the state of WV; OM Seva School of Yoga. Her yoga experience includes Prenatal, Postnatal, Toddler & Children’s Yoga instruction. She is a birth doula, certified through DONA (Doula of North America) in 1999, who works with women during & after pregnancy. She graduated from Sacred Mountain Midwifery School in 2012. She also apprenticed as a home birth midwife from 2011-2014 in WV with a CNM, CPM & DEM as well as within an Amish Community in Ohio. She is currently a Co-Teacher in a Montessori Toddler Community & mother to two teenaged ladies. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children as a Montessori Educator. She moved to the mountains of Colorado from WV in 2014 & is excited to join the dynamic Mountain Midwifery team and share her gifts with the families at MMC. Email Pia with questions.
Natalie Lawrence, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Nurse and Childbirth Education | See Required Classes
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I really look forward to being a part of your journey. It is an honor to be a part of the Mountain Midwifery team, for I believe with all my heart that they are very special group of people. I find great inspiration in the strength and beauty of the human spirit, especially within women and children. As a Registered Nurse, I have always felt that the best part of being a nurse is being able to provide support and education. It is a thrill to see faces light up with understanding and to watch a solid foundation of knowledge create empowerment and courage. It is truly a blessing to see a family feel empowered and be able to go forward without fear. I am very excited to be able to share the knowledge I have gained in over 10 years of working in Women and Children’s health. I look forward to seeing you in class in the beautiful Frontier Room at Mountain Midwifery Center.
I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder. I enjoy all of the opportunities for outdoor adventures that our state has to offer, but my favorites are; rafting, camping, skiing and hiking. I also love traveling and have been blessed to see many places and spend valuable, life-changing time with people of many different cultures. Other things that “fill my cup” are reading, cooking, sewing, running, gardening, and spending time with friends, and family (including the four-legged, furry kind).
Joy Konkle, LPC, CLD, ICCE
Baby Care Education | See optional classes
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I have long been passionate about birth and after the birth of my first daughter, I combined my background in education with my desire to support families in their own birth and parenting journeys. In 2009, I became a certified labor doula and followed that with a certification in childbirth education. I have taught childbirth and baby care classes for the past 6 years and love teaching and working with families during this precious time in their lives. I live in Littleton with my husband and four beautiful children.
Website | 720-308-4956
Denise Ziegler, AAFA, GroovaRoo Certified
GroovaRoo Dance Instructor | Mondays, See fitness classes
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Denise is a mom to three grown children and a new Grandma. Her love of fitness and dancing drew her to GroovaRoo Dance. She feels it is a loving and fun way to connect with her new grandson as well as share the love of exercise and dance with others. Her passion for encouraging and supporting others is evident in her classes. She hopes to draw new moms, dads, and caregivers to come share this love of movement and connection. She’s been a certified Group Fitness instructor for over 30 years leading all types of classes. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been practicing massage for over 10 years.
Denise also enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, walking the dogs, hiking, painting furniture, and being creative.
Zoe Levine, ACE C-PT
Personal Training | See Upcoming Workshops
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I’m a personal trainer and movement specialist and have recently moved back to Colorado from New York City. I have been in the fitness industry for the past 14 years and have been a dancer, yogi, and student of the human body for most of my life. I’m a mother of 2, trained as a doula, and have been working with new moms for most of my career. My background includes experience with various movement and exercise modalities including an ACE personal training certification, pre- and post-natal training (through ACE, Bellies Inc, and various individual teachers in NYC), the MELT method, dance, yoga, Pilates, running, various forms of bodywork, and my current studies in Restorative Movement. I have worked as an exercise specialist with Isa Herrera, (author or Ending Female Pain) a renowned women’s health PT in NY, and studied extensively on my own and with other great pelvic floor specialists and physical therapists.
I created the Strong As A Mother Program to address the most common postnatal issues, educate women about their bodies, and provide a safe transition from that 6-week mark to getting back to their favorite activities with deep strength and without injury. Over the course of 10 weeks, we address general pelvic floor health, diastasis recti, back and neck pain, shoulder and chest tension, knee, hip, and sacral issues, posture, pelvic stability, deep core connection with breath, and most importantly how to bring these lessons into everyday movements like carrying baby, standing, and walking. Find my class listed on the Classes page.
Website | 917-309-5969
Bonnie Bowles, Personal Family Lawyer
Wills & Wellness: Estate Planning for Growing Families | See Upcoming Workshops
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In this educational and informative class, Bonnie – Estate Planning Attorney & Organized Mom – will cover what you need to know about making sure your kids are taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what. You’ll learn how to protect your children by choosing a guardian, how a will works versus a trust and the benefits and drawbacks of each, and how to capture your intangible assets such as your values, insights, and stories to pass down to your children and beyond. Bonnie’s talks are kid-friendly and family-focused and she uses children’s toys as playful visuals to understand sometimes confusing aspects of estate planning and probate. Please RSVP to join and learn more! Children are welcome.
Learn more about Bonnie, or RSVP for a Free Talk at Wills & Wellness.