Mary Swartzendruber, CD(DONA)
Labor and Birth Doula

About me:

Hi! My name is Mary Swartzendruber.  My wonderful husband and I live in the beautiful area of Colorado Springs, CO.  I began my Birth Doula journey in 2018, though my love for moms and birth began years before.  While attending a birth the Spring of 2018, my heart grew in love for being with a family in the joy and uncertainty of giving birth.  Shortly after, I became trained and certified as a Birth Doula through DONA.  Every birth is different and it's my joy to walk with you and guide you on this journey.  

I believe every woman who wants support at her birth should have it.  My vision is for the birthing mother and partner to feel safe, supported, and loved throughout their pregnancy and birth. 

I will give you evidence-based information to help you make informed decisions, physical support, and emotional support for the duration of your pregnancy and birth.  

Research shows that women who use a birth doula are:

  • Less likely to need Pitocin.

  • Less likely to have a cesarean birth.

  • Less likely to use any pain medication.

  • More likely to rate their childbirth experience positively.

  • More likely to have shorter births. 

As your birth doula I will provide:
  • Initial Consultation.

  • Two prenatal visits.  

  • Unlimited phone and email support throughout pregnancy.

  • On-call from 38 weeks until your birth.

  • Attend labor + birth, including initially after birth until you're settled.

  • Postpartum visit. 


$650 due at the second prenatal meeting.  If finances are a concern for you, please let me know so we can work out a payment plan.  

As your birth doula, I won't:
  • Perform any clinical tasks, such as checking blood pressure, vaginal exams, and fetal heart checks.

  • Replace the role of your partner.  Your partner knows you, and I know birth.  Together we can become a team to best serve you.

  • Take your voice or press any of my own opinions on you and your own birth experience.  I am for you and your dream birth.

  • Speak to the staff on your behalf, or make decisions for you.  I will inform you if there is a departure from your birth plan, discuss any concerns with you, and suggest options which you and your partner can discuss with your clinical staff. 


Have questions or

want to know more?

Phone: 563-593-3039



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