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Support after loss is a crucial step in healthy healing. Please don’t grieve alone.

Julianne is a certified bereavement doula with a passion for helping families through the grief and emotions that come with pregnancy loss, infertility, and still birth.

If you are navigating this journey and looking for support, please use the button below to book a no-charge bereavement session with Julianne.

Be Still Short Film

By Julianne Curtis

A mother-to-be faces her worst fear during a routine visit to her obstetrician.

In her third trimester, Caroline is at a routine visit to her obstetrician when the unthinkable happens. What follows is a brief look at the grief and experiences a bereaved expecting parent faces in a world where this pain is often hidden. Caroline and her partner begin a path of healing; allowing the support and resources around them to help be their guide.The film Be Still follows “Caroline” and her partner through the delivery of a stillborn baby, the emotional ups and downs and their recovery process.

Be Still is directed by Ben Hess. Julianne Curtis is the Executive Director. Be Still has won several awards.


Below you will find a list of regional and national resources for pregnancy loss, infertility and still birth.

I am continually updating this list to provide the most current and accurate resources. If you are a Northern Colorado professional who would like your services listed here, please contact us.

If you are a loss family and worked with a Northern Colorado business who provided you excellent support and would like to see them listed, please contact us and provide their information so I may get it added to the website.

Northern Colorado Resources

National Grief & Loss Resources

Miscarriage and Stillbirth Websites and Groups

Infertility Support Groups

Products for Physical Healing and Support

Memory/Comfort Boxes

Books and Articles for Parents and Families

Books for Adults

Books for Children

  • “Maybe Tomorrow?” – by Charlotte Agell“Am I Still a Sister?” – by Alicia Sims

  • “Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children” – by Mellonie & Ingpen

  • “Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death” – by Bonnie Zucker 

  • “The Invisible String” – by Patrice Karst

  • “No New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth” – by Marilyn Gryte

  • “Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss” – by Something Happened Handbook

  • “Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss (Elf-Help Books for Kids)” – by Michaelene Mundy

  • “Someone Came Before You” – by Pat Schweibert (for ages 2-6)

  • “A Rainbow Baby Story: The Rainbow After the Storm (Explain It To Me!) (Volume 2)” – by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

  • “My Baby Big Sister: A Book for Children Born Subsequent to a Pregnancy Loss” – by CreateSpace

  • “To My Rainbow Baby With Love” – by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

  • “The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages” – by Leo Buscaglia

  • “When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families)” – by Laurie Krasny Brown

  • “When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief” – by Marge Heegaard

  • “Where’s Jess: For Children Who Have a Brother or Sister Die” – by Jody Goldstein

  • “I Miss You: A First Look at Death” – by Barron’s Educational Series

Books for Professionals

  • “A Caregiver’s Handbook to Perinatal Loss” – by Gary Vogel

  • “Death and Bereavement Across Cultures: Second edition” – by Colin Murray Parkes

  • “Giving Care, Taking Care : Support for the Helpers” – by Sherokee Ilse

  • “Grieving in the NICU-Supporting Families and the Health Team When a Baby Dies”  – Film by Dan Duffy

  • “When a Child Dies: How Pediatric Physicians and Nurses Cope” – by Robert McKelvey

  • “When a Baby Dies: A Handbook for Healing and Helping” – by Rana Limbo & Sara Wheeler

  • “Companioning at a Time of Perinatal Loss: A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, Social Workers, Chaplains and Other Bedside Caregivers” – by Jane Heustis RN 

  • “Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula” – by Amy Wright Glen

  • “Nurturing the Family: The Guide for Postpartum Doulas” – by Jacqueline Kellehner

  • “Infertility Counseling” – by Covington & Hammer-Burns

  • “SIDS & Infant Death Survival Guide: Information & Comfort for the Grieving Families & Professionals Who Seek to Help Them” – by Joani Nelson Horchler & Robin Rice

Labor & Birth





What Working With Us Is Like...

Here's what others have to say.

"Julianne really is your doula for life. She's a great support and advocate during pregnancy, birth, and after."

- Rebecca

"Throughout the entire journey into parenthood Katie always encouraged my husband and I to follow our instincts, and I think that is what makes her unique."

- Riley

"We had an idea of our ideal birth, but she gave us ideas and thoughts that allowed us to make an even more informed decision.

- Nicole

Meet Our Doulas

Julianne Curtis


Julianne has nearly 30 years of experience in nurturing families through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Founding the Northern Colorado Doula Collective has been her dream. With humor, empathy, and expertise, she supports clients from preconception all the way through parenthood. She also facilitates many of our support groups and is responsible for the birth education we provide. Her specialty is helping parents navigate bereavement and grief after miscarriage and infant loss.

Katie Piccolo

CLD, Hypno-Doula, Hypnobabies Instructor

Katie is one of the founding members of the Northern Colorado Doula Collective. She's a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula and Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor. Katie channels over 15 years of professional experience into her passion for guiding families through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. She's committed to providing evidence-based support and respecting each family's unique birth experience.

Chloe McCarthy


Meet Chloe, a dedicated mom, wife, and postpartum doula from Northern Colorado. Drawing from her own experiences and her work in health education, Chloe offers a nurturing, non-judgmental space, ensuring families thrive with her guidance. Whether it's meal prep, sibling care, or sharing knowledge, she's committed to empowering diverse families to confidently embrace their postpartum chapters.

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Top Tips for Picking a Pediatrician

Top Tips for Picking a Pediatrician

May 09, 20233 min read

Top Tips for Picking a Pediatrician

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As a new parent there are lots of important decisions to make when it comes to the health and well-being of your new baby. Choosing the perfect pediatrician is one such decision. As your trusted Fort Collins doula, I want to help you make the right decision for you, your family, and your baby. Rather than choosing off of a list of in-network HMO providers, web searches, or even referrals from friends and family, it’s important to choose a healthcare provider that aligns with you and the type of newborn and postpartum experience that you desire. Not only do you need to feel comfortable and at peace with this person, but you’ll more than likely be sitting in their waiting room for around 30% (give or take) of your life from your child’s birth to age 18, so it’s a much better experience all around when you feel seen, heard, and validated.

Here are a few tips to make sure that your pediatrician is the perfect fit for you.

  • First of all, it’s important to know what you want out of a health care provider. What experience do you ultimately want and what philosophies do you adhere to? Only from this point of knowledge can you choose a pediatrician that aligns with you and your wishes. 

  • Make sure you understand how they approach certain situations such as newborn weight loss, breastfeeding, nutrition, newborn sleep, immunizations and vaccines, or any other topics that you may feel strongly about or are open to learning more about. A conversation about these topics will give you insight into the philosophy of the pediatrician. 

  • What are the dynamics of the office? Are there multiple doctors that rotate calls? Is it easy to get through to your doctor or is there red tape? Do they return phone calls? Do all the doctors in the practice have similar philosophies? If the doctor is independent, who do they use for backup for vacations or illness?

  • Ensure that the practice is current when it comes to training and education regarding especially around infant sleep and feeding. They should be providing up-to-date evidenced based resources to you and your family. 

  • Do you feel good about how after hours/weekends are handled? Do they have someone on-call to speak too or text with? Do they provide virtual or 24×7 options for care? It never fails, kids tend to get sick outside of normal business hours. Many providers now offer subscription services that include home visits, text/call support for 24 hours a day.

  • Once you choose a pediatrician, pay attention to how you feel when you’re in an appointment, how you feel when you leave the appointment, and how the staff makes you feel. If you ever feel off, unheard, or just downright shitty or anxious at any point when interacting with your pediatrician, it’s not a good match. You should your appointments feeling like an amazing capable parent, not a failure or a parent that isn’t taken seriously.

  • And remember, it’s always ok to switch if you’re not getting what you need. Because if you’re not getting what you need, your baby isn’t getting what they need. 

I encourage you to be thorough in this process of choosing a pediatrician. Be as thorough in your research as you would be when buying a new car or house. This is an important decision not to be made lightly. 

In addition to pediatricians there is a local wealth of amazing newborn, postpartum, and breastfeeding resources available in our community and as an experiencedFort Collins birth doula in our community I have meaningful relationships with many of them. You can check out my resource guide or ask me anytime for my recommendations and I’ll be happy to help! If you need any help or have any questions, I’m always here for you. 

Click here to contact me with any questions or to set up a time to chat.

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