Meet The Golden Doulas
We are dedicated doulas throughout Massachusetts 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, MS, CD(DONA), CLC, BCCE, APPAC (Founder and Co-owner)
Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, Placenta Encapsulator,
Special Interests: Advanced Maternal Age, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC), Plus-Size Birth, First Time Parents
Servicing Central Massachusetts, Metro West, and the Boston Area
Colleen Andrade, CPD, CLE (Co-owner)
Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator
Special Interests: First time Parents as well as family expansion, Lactation support and education
Servicing Central Massachusetts, and Metro West
Our team includes birth and postpartum doulas from various locations and all ranges of experience.
Birth doulas specialize in areas including, advanced maternal age, gestational diabetes, first-time birth, traumatic birth, pregnancy after loss, LGBQTAI, plus-sized birth, BIPOC, planned cesarean, LatinX and high-risk. Please indicate in our contact form any special requests and Bethany will let you know who is available.
Postpartum doulas focus on the birthing person's recovery and supporting families in the way they choose. Doulas vary in availability for day and night support. Please inquire through our contact page and Colleen will be in touch.
Birth Doula In Central Mass
"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."
BIRTH DOULA SERVICES WITH BETHANY
"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."
POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES WITH COLLEEN
We were looking for evidence-based doula support, and Alysa has a tremendous amount of knowledge from her work as a doula and from her professional research experience. She was able to answer every question and to direct us to further resources that helped us be as prepared as we could be for what ended up being a very smooth birth experience.... We cannot recommend Alysa enough!
BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT WITH ALYSA
"Ellen's support was nothing short of a saving grace! My husband and I are first time parents and bringing home two babies presented some unique challenges. Ellen made us feel supported and encouraged us during our early weeks of parenting multiples. Her background and expertise really made her a perfect fit for our families needs."
POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES WITH ELLEN
"Feeling lost in the big medical system space, Jen provided compassion and care at the times we needed it most. She is warm, responsive, attentive, and provided advocacy and support throughout the entire labor and delivery."
BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT WITH JEN
BIRTH DOULA SUPPORT WITH MEGAN
"As a plus sized person with a history of medical trauma, I was very anxious about navigating through pregnancy. Amber was an amazing resource for both my husband and I and was always available to us for questions. My induction ended up being very long and it was so helpful to have Amber on call to support us and navigate through. I am so glad we hired Amber and would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a kind and knowledgeable doula!"
BIRTH SUPPRT WITH AMBER
"Shirley came to our house a few times and it was just so helpful. She made me feel very comfortable and I felt like my baby was very well taken care of."
POSTPARTUM DOULA SERVICES WITH SHIRLEY
"Laura was so wonderful, calm, friendly and helpful. She shared a lot of knowledge, including things we never thought of before. She makes sure we get plenty of rest and sleep while attending to the baby. We are so lucky and grateful to have her with us!!"