Hello, I’m Ana M. Hill!
There is nothing more wonderful and amazing to me than working with expectant and new families. I love seeing couples bond through the birth of their child, seeing parents find confidence in their new lives, and seeing babies thrive.
Equally, I love seeing new doulas find their unique gifts as birth professionals and helping them get a strong start on what I believe is the most fulfilling career imaginable. I love seeing people grow and thrive, connect and bond, find fulfillment and empowerment.
There is nothing like this work and I’m so blessed I get to do it!
I first became interested in birth, breastfeeding, and perinatal issues when I was still a teenager. Looking back, my mother must have worried, seeing me check out midwifery books from the library before I could even drive!
I had my first child in my early 20’s, followed by four more, and helped to raise my stepson as well. I expanded my knowledge of birth and breastfeeding, as well as the political and cultural issues surrounding them, through my journey as a mother.
I began attending births formally and offering childbirth education in 1998, and quickly knew I had found my calling. I certified as a labor doula, then as a childbirth educator and lactation educator.
I became active in the birth community, both in Colorado and internationally, and have spoken at regional and national conferences on such topics as induction, perinatal mood disorder, scope of practice for doulas, and creating effective change in the birth community.
I have served as CAPPA State Representative for Colorado, and also as the President of the Colorado Doulas Association.
I began training labor doulas for CAPPA certification in 2005, and joined the CAPPA board of directors as Executive Director of Labor Doula Programs in 2009.
In 2010 I began the journey of becoming an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and have since completed over 500 clinical hours of focused internship with experienced lactation consultants and specialized education, a process completed by sitting the international board exam in July 2012. If you are looking for more information on lactation services, please head over to Rocky Mountain Lactation.