At Utah Valley Doulas, we know how important it is to feel confident and secure with the person who will be by your side during such an intimate and personal time in your life. That’s why we have built an exceptional team of professionally trained and certified doulas for you to choose from. Below you will find photos, credentials, and a brief description of each doula and their background so that you can let us know which doula(s) you would like to meet with to see if they are the right fit for you and your family.
Owner of Utah Valley Doulas
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified VBAC Specialist, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator
Through Kylee’s first pregnancy, she learned just how much she didn’t know about pregnancy and birth. Unfortunately, her first birth experience did not leave her with a strong sense of self-actualization or empowerment. She knew in her heart that the experience was meant to be one of great beauty, joy, and of course, strength. This led her to dig deep into the research that surrounded birth. Through this research, Kylee stumbled across the topic of doulas, and she immediately began to immerse herself into this wonderful work.
Kylee’s trainings and certifications include:
- Birth Doula Certification
- Postpartum Doula Certification
- VBAC Specialist Certification
- Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Certification
- Hypnobabies Certified Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
- NRP Certification for birth assistants
- VBAC Link Advanced Doula Training
- Birth Arts International Lactation Educator Training
- Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Professionals Certification
Kylee continually reminds her clients to exercise their autonomy throughout their pregnancy and birth journeys.
Kylee, her husband, Gerardo, and their daughter Hazel reside in Utah County. When not busy supporting clients, Kylee loves to camp, travel, bake, and cook.
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Lilly is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. For the past four years, Lilly’s focus has been on holistic healing and holding space for others through teaching yoga and meditation, practicing energy healing, hosting sound healing experiences, and studying holistic herbalism. Her passion for care now extends into doula work, where she is able to bring in her history of experience and expertise in support and healing into birth and postpartum work. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she is also passionate about bringing inclusive care to all families and providing resources for community members as they navigate these reproductive experiences.
Lilly’s trainings and certifications include:
- Full Spectrum Doula Training and Certification through Birthing Advocacy Doula Training
- Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from UVU
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from UVU
- Reiki level 2 Certification
- Yoga Alliance Certified Experience Registered Yoga Teacher
- Meditation Training
Nothing lights up Lilly’s heart more than supporting people through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Whether through yoga, guided meditations, energy work, or doula support— this is her calling and she is so grateful for the opportunity to connect and support. When she isn’t involved in her many facets of care work, you would find Lilly hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, paddle boarding, making pottery, and enjoying the world with her wife and puppy.
Certified Birth Doula, Certified VBAC Specialist, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Kathryn began assisting and supporting in births of family and friends about 7 years ago, before she began working as a professional doula. Kathryn is always ready and excited to fully support the birth experience that her client would like. She cares deeply about validating, advocating and educating in her doula work, whether in the birth space or in the postpartum period.
Kathryn received her doula certification in Portland, Oregon. While she was in college, she studied in China and India and is a certified 200hr and 500hr yoga instructor who specializes in meditation, relaxation and rehabilitation. Kathryn is also a professional dancer, and she holds numerous dance certifications. She is passionate about body awareness and knowing the strength we each have within ourselves.
During her free time Kathryn enjoys natural-fiber clothing design, studio arts, archeology and hiking. She hopes to pursue nursing and midwifery when she returns to school.
She currently lives in Spanish Fork, UT and travels throughout northern Utah to serve clients. Kathryn grew up with five sisters and has two children of her own, along with three additional children with her husband.
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
Danie is a loving doula, wife, and mother of two beautiful children. She came to discover doula support years ago while learning about midwifery. She was instantly drawn to the role, and she decided to become a doula shortly before starting her own family. Ever since Danie’s first doula training, she has been passionate about supporting women in every stage of life, but especially through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.
As a doula, Danie brings spirited enthusiasm and devoted advocacy. Her utmost goal is to educate and support families through the decision making process. Her belief is that compassionate care guided by informed choices will lead to a more empowered, satisfying birth.
Danie resides in southern Utah county. Outside of doula work, you will most often find her at home with her children, cooking, playing outside, baby wearing, and folding endless piles of laundry. She loves the outdoors, animals, walking, reading, cross stitching, crocheting, and watching movies with her husband.
Certified Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counselor
Rachelle is a certified postpartum doula and certified lactation counselor. As mother of 3 and as a military wife, she is familiar with many of the struggles that can come with birth and early postpartum. Her passion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum care began with her own struggles with breastfeeding. Finally finding success with nursing her third child through 12 months and beyond led to Rachelle certifying as a lactation counselor. That training led to further interest in becoming more involved with the postpartum period. She then went on to certify in postpartum doula care, which is another step towards her long term goals to add prenatal, postpartum and infant massage to her list of services. As a military wife she has felt the isolation and disconnect that can come during early postpartum, and she wants to support others during that time, as well as work to build community for those facing the big life change that is parenthood.
Rachelle has wanted to be a mother since she was little and in her free time loves to adventure with her children and husband. She loves getting outdoors for hikes or just trips to the park, lake days, watching her kids pick up winter sports, coffee/hot cocoa dates with her littles and travel, travel, travel whenever time and finances allow.
Certified Infant Feeding Specialist and Postpartum Doula
Gracie is a certified infant feeding specialist and postpartum doula. Her fascination with pregnancy and birth and her love of babies led her to this wonderful field of work. She has discovered just how much she loves to help parents navigate the pre-birth and postpartum stress of infant feeding by imparting the knowledge she has. As an expert in all things breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding, formula, and solids, she is able to successfully help parents create and succeed in their infant feeding goals.
Gracie is currently a student at Brigham Young University where she is studying Dietetics. She hopes to work in a NICU after obtaining her Registered Dietitian credential. Doing so will allow her to work with parents as they transition to breast or bottle feeding after the NICU. Gracie also hopes to one day become a certified midwife so she can use her nutrition background to help parents take a more holistic approach to pregnancy and childbirth.
When not studying or working, you can find Gracie experimenting with new recipes, hiking, or spending time with her friends and family. She currently resides in Provo, Utah, but she grew up in western Montana with her parents, little brother, and their two dogs.
Certified Birth Doula
Maleah’s passion for birth began with her own journey into motherhood. Before becoming pregnant, she wanted to learn everything there is to know about the birthing process. As her family grew, so did her desire to serve others on their journey of parenthood.
Maleah certified as a birth doula shortly after experiencing the invaluable support of a doula during her second delivery. She is dedicated to helping her clients feel supported, empowered, and confident in their body’s ability to give birth. As a former Division 1 athlete, she understands the importance of listening to one’s body and encourages her clients to prepare for the miraculous physical feet of childbirth. She also believes knowledge is power. Though birth is unpredictable, she focuses on informed decision-making for a positive birth experience.
Maleah lives in Utah County with her high-school sweetheart and two children. She enjoys spending time outdoors, whether that’s mountain biking, exercising, or simply taking the kids to the park.
Certified Postpartum Doula
Ciara is a certified postpartum doula and a mother. She loves to serve and strives to help others feel welcomed and loved always. Her interest in becoming a postpartum doula was born from her own transition into motherhood. Her greatest desire is to help other parents and families experience a smooth transition while adding to their families through education and support.
Ciara is passionate about all things health and wellness and is currently a Birthfit leader. She is also continuing her education to become a Birthfit coach. Ciara also has future plans to become a birth doula.
In Ciara’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and baking bread. Ciara was born and raised in Utah and currently resides in Utah County with her husband, son, and dog.
Certified Birth Doula, Certified VBAC Specialist, and Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator
Molly is a certified birth doula and Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator. She discovered her love of pregnancy and childbirth when she experienced her first pregnancy in 2009. Unfortunately, she felt unsupported in her choices at that time and her first birth left her struggling to find resolution for her trauma. She delved into the evidence surrounding pregnancy birth practices and traditions.
For Molly’s second birth, she decided to do things differently. She hired a doula, took a Hypnobabies class, and informed herself on her options. And for her second birth, she experienced a healing and transformative unmedicated birth. Molly finally experienced confidence in her body’s power and in her personal intuition that she hoped she would have experienced in her first birth. Following her second birth experience, Molly felt the call to enter birth work and spend her life supporting parents in their choices and helping them to experience the magnitude of their own power.
Molly lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband, two children, and the cuddliest puppy ever. When she’s not supporting clients, she’s often found spending time in the mountains with her family, working on a knitting project, or devouring a great book or podcast.