On July 28, 2016 Alexis gave birth to her first child after 8 hours of labor. Despite dealing with back labor, she was able to have an unmedicated labor and delivery with the support of her husband Kurt, their doula, and midwives at the local hospital.
In the spring of 2020 Alexis and Kurt were preparing for the birth of their second child. The plan was to again have a hospital birth with the same midwifery group and be supported by a doula. When the world started rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they found themselves navigating the unimaginable.
With the use of technology, Alexis was able to have her doula support her virtually as well as help coach her husband to support her throughout labor and delivery. That combined with the calming expertise of her midwife and nurse, Alexis was able to have the birth that she wanted feeling fully supported by her birth team. They welcomed their second daughter into the world on April 28th, 2020.
Alexis Heller Bio
Alexis lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Kurt, her two daughters (Phoebe and Quinn), and their two cats. She works in operations for a local pediatric hospital. Alexis and her family love spending time listening to music, cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and they cannot wait until they can go to concerts again. You can connect with her on Instagram @alexishellmaster.
- The Business of Being Born
- The Birth Hour
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
- Birthing From Within : An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth
- Weddingbee – Nesting boards
- Denver Area- The Mama ‘hood
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