I am Tresa Haymond, a mom of seven, grandma of two, birth doula, and photographer serving Utah and Salt Lake Counties.  I love to enhance connection between you, your partner and your baby.  I look forward to giving you the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support you need in order to have a comfortable, positive and beautiful birth experience with your partner.  I am passionate about listening to the desires and concerns of you and your partner, so that I can offer the best resources and hands-on comfort measures to assist you in reaching your hopes for your birth.

Tresa was such an amazing doula! She helped me through my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. She was always there for any question or struggle I had. Tresa gives you the experience YOU want. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a doula. She is fantastic!
— Kami

My Doula Training:

  • DONA International Certification

  • 2001, Penny Simkin (the mother of the Doula Movement)

  • 2016, Kristy Huber & Kristi Ridd-Young

  • Member of the Utah Doula Association

Additional Training and Experience:

  • Mindfulness (& Hypnobirthing-Mongon Method)

  • Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • Supporting Survivors of Abuse

  • Adoption (special rates available)

  • Bereavement (volunteer for families experiencing infant loss)

  • Breastfeeding assistance

  • Postpartum Support

Having Tresa at my birth was such a great help and blessing. She came prepared with many ideas of how to enhance my comfort, help my husband know what to do, and was at my side for every single contraction. She stayed very calm the whole time, helping me keep my rhythm of enduring every rush, painful or not.  I absolutely love having her at my births because she is an experienced birther, educated doula, and a calming presence for all involved.
— Layna
As grandmother I am thankful for Tresa Haymond as my daughter’s doula. Tresa’s presence during labor had a calming influence on everyone in the room. She calmly took charge according to my daughter’s wishes to eliminate distractions in the room so that my daughter could communicate her needs and concentrate on the present moment. Tresa had helpful suggestions for me so that I could better support my daughter as she labored. I’m thankful for these bonding moments with my daughter that Tresa helped to make happen.
— Amber
She has amazing stamina, and offered support when plans changed.
— Emily
She was a great listener
— Austin
Doula Services

The Doula Package Includes:

Up to 3 Prenatal Visits to chat and get to know each other, to go over the wishes, desires, and birth preferences, etc.  of you and your partner.

  • I serve Utah and Salt Lake Counties, but can discuss a travel fee if your birthing location is farther away.

  • I will be on call from 2 weeks before your due date until you deliver.

  • You can expect me to join you and stay with you continuously through your labor and birth. (Though, I will kindly step out anytime you and your partner need a moment to discuss something or need to be alone.)

    • (In the case of my own true emergency or illness, I can help you with a "back-up doula" option.)

  • I am also happy to provide you with some precious images that will help tell your birth story as part of this doula package, at no extra cost.

    • Note: If birth photography is a top priority for you, you may want to hire a separate birth photographer. I have been able to capture enough images to satisfy my clients so far, but I cannot promise that I will be able to catch every moment you may wish, as supporting you is my top priority as your doula. Still, I do my very best to pick up my camera any time other support is in place for a moment.