Love In Motion, LLC
Liz Foster CD(DONA)
Denver Metro Area
Hey mama! I am inspired by the way birth transforms a person from woman to mother. It astounds me every time! When I walk into a room to find an incredible laboring woman, my heart jumps for joy at the opportunity to help her in that present moment, on her journey into motherhood.
My name is Liz Foster and I am obsessed with making positive birth experiences an outstanding norm for all. I was awakened to labor and birth when, as a single mother, I birthed my son via emergency cesarean. Never again do I want a mother to feel the dread and despair I felt during pregnancy and birth. Five years later, I successfully delivered my daughter via vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and I finally understood the strength and power we should all feel throughout the birth process. I was thrilled to experience what everyone in the natural birth world was talking about!
During labor, I will:
👉 Acknowledge and support your unique ways of coping with labor as we take each challenge minute by minute.
✔ Movement, breathing and pain management techniques
✔ Encouragement, visualization, and power statements
✔ Physical comfort tools: massage, acupressure, hot/cold packs, aromatherapy, rebozo, TENS unit, and more…
👉 Assist your partner or support team to offer you physical, mental or emotional comfort
👉 Advocate for you by:
✔ Facilitating communication between you and your medical team
✔ Offer access to information about the benefits, risks, and alternatives to any procedure before you make a decision
✔ Encouraging you to ask questions and stand up for what you feel is right for you and your baby
Here’s to an amazing journey for you and your family!
The keys to a joyful birthing experience are safety, security, preparation, support, and a calm mindset, all planned in advance to be by your side for anything that should arise. My aim is to activate these pillars of power in you to the best of my ability and to embrace what is out of our control. In choosing me as your doula, I do not judge the way you decide to labor (unmedicated, medicated, or cesarean), but I respect your space by holding it with the utmost care.
Yes | DONA | Jan 2018
- Birth Doula
- Postpartum Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- Postpartum Doula
- Trained Doula
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
- Baby-led weaning
- Babywearing education
- Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
- Childbirth Educator
- Infant massage education
- Parenting consulting
- Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
- Reduced rates for women considering adoption
- Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
- Surrogates and intended parents
- TENS units rental
- Therapist or counselor
Special Training & Experience
- Cesarean birth
- Clients on bed rest
- High risk
- Home Birth
- Hospital Birth
- LGBT Families
- Over 40
- Plus size mothers
- Relinquishing mothers
- Single parents
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Birth Prices Starting At
Prenatal visits, unlimited hours for labor and delivery, one postpartum visit. Sliding scale available to low-income families. A portion of all my fees goes to fund 2-4 single mother births per year.
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I think doulas are super helpful if you want a natural birth and Liz, who was recommended by my midwife group, was awesome! We met with Liz a couple times prior to the birth and I always knew that I could contact her with any questions or if I wanted to meet up again. When it came time for labor, she met us at the hospital (Castle Rock Adventist) at 2:30 am with her bag of tricks (essential oils, TENS unit, etc). She was calming and encouraging, gave suggestions and took direction throughout labor, and really helped me through another natural birth. A week or two after the birth, Liz came to our house and brought us a spaghetti dinner and other goodies!
I will definitely knocking on her door!
I just had my first baby, I was so terrified. You hear all the horror stories of labor. And being only 20 years old, i was completely terrified of going through something so life changing. I met Liz through a mutual friend and she was a God sent. I had my mom and my son’s fathers support while in labor but none of us knew what to expect. I was in labor for 21 hours, the first 8ish weren’t terrible, minor contractions it was bearable. Liz did lots of walking, breathing, massaging, oils. She made me feel like a queen and helped cater to anything and everything that could make that next contraction THAT much easier. After the “easy part” of labor was over, they inserted a Foley bulb into my cervix to help me progress. I shot from 1 cm dilated to 7 almost 8 in only 45 mins and I had contractions on top of eachother. I finally asked for my epidural. Which unfortunately failed, finally I got to a 9 and stopped progressing. My son’s head was tilted and needed to be turned in order for me to deliver. Liz worked very closely with my nurses and they helped move me into different positions to get his head to turn. I fear if we didn’t have her extensive knowledge, I would have needed a cessation. Finally, I reached 10 cm and we began to push. I was so weak and tired, Liz held my legs up for me for over and hour and walked me through each push, reminding me how close I was to holding my baby boy. And he finally arrived at 3:22am on August 15th. Liz spent precious time away from her family and her own children to help me bring my own into the world. I couldn’t be more thankful to her. Honestly, I couldn’t have done it without her. I was really iffy on having a doula at first, but I am so glad I decided to ask Liz for her help. Any future children I have, I will definitely be knocking on her door.
My husband and I reached out to Liz when we found out we were pregnant. My midwife recommended Liz to me because I was having a hard time finding someone who was 1. available and 2. meshed with both of us. My midwife had worked with Liz in the past and had great things to say about her. It meant a lot to me that my midwife highly recommended her because I respected my midwife’s opinion. Liz was wonderful to work with. We met with her several times before my delivery. She listened to what I was wanting for my delivery and had so many resources and information to make both my husband and I feel like we were as prepared as we could be. Her personality was calming and reassuring. Also, her vast experience as a doula was impressive. Even when our plans drastically changed (my son was breech and I had low amniotic fluid levels. They had to schedule a c section 3 weeks early), she was there through the entire thing. We had to prep for an entirely different delivery last minute. She came to the hospital and stayed by our side all the way till the recovery room after the operation. Her service didn’t stop there! A few days after my birth she came to the house with a delicious meal and more information to help with postpartum recovery. All in all Liz was wonderful! I highly recommend her as a doula.