"The benefits of having a doula to support a family are everlasting! I hold space for authentic connection and healing. I am certified to respond to the psychosocial needs of postpartum women. Postpartum is a transformational experience that can lead to healing of the soul on many levels when nurtured and supported. Encompassing a doula's presence and support during times of transformation provides your family with a safe container for individuals to feel supported, comfortable, open, nurtured and loved."
- Suzanna Miller, Founder, CPD (DONA)
Hello! I'm Suzanna, founder of Positive Postpartum LLC, doula services for minimizing stress and maximizing joy in the early parenting journey, from preconception to 2 years postpartum. I offer doula packages to families during family planning, pregnancy in the third trimester, and postpartum for up to two years!
Services range from nationwide in-home support (based out of Denver, Colorado), virtual support circles, online education, virtual coaching, yoga & meditation, Reiki energy treatments as well as retreat facilitation and chef services! I do it all! I am a family wellness advocate and have worked with children and families since 2011. I've served families in multiple settings from university studies in developmental psychology, to working as a research assistant in a neuroscience lab, researching autism spectrum disorder at the Yale Child Study Center. I've had multiple teaching positions at daycares, schools, and hospitals. With over 100+ in-home assignments as a professional postpartum doula, nanny, and learning coach I've come to realize I enjoy serving families in their most natural environments; in their own home or virtually, together, from the comfort of our own homes. Just like they say, home is where the heart is!
My passion to work with mothers and newborns began when I was 6 years old with the birth of my younger brother. Helping others with their life journey has always been very important to me along with seeing the beauty in everyone and everything. I love being in nature, tapping into my divine self, nourishing my mind, body, and spirit.
Providing the family with a safe container for individuals to feel supported, comfortable, open, nurtured, and loved! I specialize in holding space for authentic connection and healing, maximizing joy with a total mind, body, spirit connection during the early parenting journey: yoga, meditation, family wellness, women's health, Ayurvedic meal prep for childbirth healing, Reiki energy work, retreat facilitation, virtual support, and online education.
Why do I do what I do?
My nephew's birth in 2016 called upon me to become a postpartum doula. Ultimately, I do what I do to serve my community, helping parents and children have a better chance at healthy development, preventing dis-ease. I love helping people grow and evolve. I've come to realize I make the most impact by influencing parents during their early parenting journey, serving parents (in-person or virtually) during the life-changing transformation of becoming parents (becoming new again after each child is born). Helping parents by supporting them and offering education to help parents thrive and create balance as new parents.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
Helping parents tune in to their divine nature, their feminine essence, creating harmony within the family, witnessing the power of love and the profound transformational experience of birth and postpartum that can lead to healing of the soul on many levels. I love connecting to the innocence and presence of a baby. I honor every opportunity to help parents.
Who is your hero?
Dr. Aviva Romm: a medical doctor, Midwife, Mother- Her mission is simple: to give you the facts you can trust and the tools you need, bridging the best of traditional wisdom and modern medicine, so you can feel like yourself again and feel empowered in your choices - whether for staying healthy, or getting well.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Teacher, a Psychologist, a Mother
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Crestone, Colorado- Spiritual mecca center of America! Oh and have a property in Kentucky (to be near family) and Costa Rica!
If you could do anything for a day, what would it be?
Swim with dolphins and bike across America with my husband
What is your favorite children's book/author?
Pout-Pout Fish, author Karen Katz, The Giving Tree