Meet Your Team of Experienced Doulas
We are dedicated doulas working in conjunction with one another to support growing families on their birth journey and beyond. We energize each other with our joy and passion as we walk alongside you.
Bethany Leclerc, CD(DONA), CLC, APPAC
Hi, I'm Bethany!
I am an experienced doula who has been supporting families throughout Massachusetts hospitals for the past seven years. I am more than grateful to have fallen upon my greatest passion in such a natural way, through growing my family. My desire to be surrounded by all things birth began to take shape during my first pregnancy and then solidified during his birth. After becoming a certified DONA doula in 2015 and having my own children, I became interested in other ways I could support families. In the last five years I became a certified lactation counselor (CLC), an APPA certified placenta encapsulator, and childbirth educator. In 2020 I also became a best-selling author by participating in a multi-author book entitled Bringing Birth Home. My passion for birthing families to have an experience they deserve grows stronger every day. I strive to continue to help everyone I work with navigate the vast birth world, and know their own power, voice and ability to give birth. Watching families grow and seeing their transition into parenthood has been an honor I am continually grateful and blessed to be a part of.
Colleen Andrade, PPD, LE
Hi, I'm Colleen!
Working with children and their families has been my life’s work, whether being a center-based teacher or in-home care. My biggest and greatest accomplishment has been becoming a mother to my two boys. Being a postpartum doula and lactation educator is another way to share in these magical times and help families adjust to life with a newborn. Having experienced vastly different prenatal, birth, and postpartum experiences with both of my sons, this lit the passion in me to help others during this time when things can be unexpected. Training through CAPPA (Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association) solidified all the reasons why I want to continue to help support families and be a part of their amazing journey as their family grows. My hands-on experience, becoming a mother and working as a teacher, has shown me just how different each baby and family are. I look forward to sharing your unique beginning with you, creating success in your parenting journey.
Your Doulas' Certifications & Trainings
"During labor Bethany helped us keep our cool when things felt impossible. The ambiance she created, the encouragement and the reminder to change positions made us feel that we were in control of our experience. We couldn't be happier to have had Bethany there for us during what felt like a scary and overwhelming time in our lives."
- Andrea Noble
"I had created a list of questions in anticipation for our prenatal visit (but because our daughter arrived earlier we didn't have the chance) and Colleen went ahead and wrote down all of the answers for me without me even having to ask! This gesture was so much appreciated and the information she shared so helpful. Colleen has also been very flexible and understanding with figuring out a way to support us during this time of COVID."