Sacred Birth Doula Services LLC

Better Birth For Butte and Beyond

Body Ready Method® 

Are you looking for a gentle exercise program to prepare for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum? Body Ready Method is a wonderful option. Pick a single area to focus on, or purchase all 3 programs. 

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I had the opportunity to join Mindy Cockeram on a Lamaze International podcast to discuss ways to progress labor without the use of Pitocin. Take a listen here: Podcast

Supporting Women through

Pregnancy and Birth

As a certified Doula, I am honored to be able to share my expertise with women and families around Butte. I approach birth holistically. As well as physical support during labor, my role is also to act as an advocate for the birthing woman and her family. Contact me to find out more. 

About Me

My Story

I have been a labor and delivery nurse for 21 years and continue to work Per Diem in Butte. I love the process of birth and am excited to share my knowledge and experience with you. I look forward to helping birthing families achieve the birth they desire. It has been my privilege to work with families from all backgrounds. I have supported and cared for young teen moms who had to find bravery and courage they didn’t know existed. I have held the hands of single moms, some of whom have come to give birth in secret. During the long hours of labor, I have been able to whisper words of encouragement and help women dig deep within themselves to find the strength they needed to finish their birth. I have stood beside couples and taught dads how to use pressure points, and massage to help ease the pain of birth. Though I have witnessed so many births, I still am in awe of the miracle.

As an experienced Doula, my goal is to give you and your family the information you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor. Knowledge is only part of the puzzle. I would be honored to come beside you, to help provide the comfort and support needed to achieve your goals. I consider myself blessed to have found such a fulfilling career. I love working with expectant mothers and their families helping them navigate the birth process. Each birth is a unique and special experience. I provide mothers with the encouragement and motivation they need. Sometimes, having someone who has walked the path many times before can provide the courage to achieve things you have only dreamed of.

I have worked in small community hospitals, with less than 20 births per month, and large medical centers, with 500 births per month. Although I love being a nurse, I want to spend more time with birthing families. As a Doula, I will get to spend my time with the family I am serving, providing one-on-one care and comfort. Birth is an incredible journey, and I am humbled to have been a part of so many births. 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I married my high school sweetheart in 2002. We have two boys ages 16 and 13. We were also blessed with several foster children, 3 of whom I brought home from the hospital as newborns. All have gone on to be with their forever families or reunited with their birth families. During the summer months, we enjoy hiking, camping, and trips to California's central coast to visit family. Being born and raised 20 minutes from the ocean made adjusting to Montana winters a challenge. Thankfully, I was introduced to cross-country skiing a decade ago. During the winter months, I savor being in God's beautiful creation cross-country skiing. Quilting brings me great joy and I love collecting fabric. My husband and I enjoy traveling and have had the opportunity to travel to several countries. I have also had the privilege of going to Ethiopia on a medical mission trip where we cared for over 700 women and children in 3 days. Chocolate is my favorite food and I have been known to bring home 10 pounds as my only souvenir on more than one occasion. Some of my other indulgences are good Mexican and Italian food, coffee, and red wine. 

My Philosophy

I have had the honor of attending hundreds of births over the past 21 years. I believe that birth is a normal, physiological process. My role is to provide you and your family with the emotional and physical support you need to accomplish this journey. My goal is to empower you by providing evidence-based education so that you may make educated decisions about your care during pregnancy and labor. I provide Doula care and education during pregnancy, labor, and the immediate postpartum period. I desire to help families make and capture memories with their infants. I also serve as a bridge between the medical and non-medical worlds: providing compassionate care and education so families can make informed decisions.


Drawing on my knowledge and experience, I will provide, emotional support, physical comfort, and be a resource to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions.


During labor, I will provide reassurance and perspective, offering suggestions to help labor progress, and relaxation.


I will support both you and your partner at all times. I can help him feel confident and informed, giving him ideas on how best to support you, and providing him with rest, reassurance, and reminders to keep himself nourished. At no time will I "take over" or deliberately exclude him.

As a doula, I do not perform any medical or clinical tasks, such as blood pressure monitoring, cervical exams, or fetal monitoring. My role is to provide emotional and physical support for the birthing person and their partner during pregnancy and birth.    


My Training

As a professional Doula, I’ve received training from a certified organization, and maintain my skills and knowledge through continued education and research. You can learn more about my qualifications and experience below.

I have more than a decade of Breastfeeding experience as a Certified Lactation Counselor through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP)

In 2018 I became a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA, intending to help families bond more deeply with their infants.

I have also attended several 1-day Spinning Babies® workshops where I learned techniques to help decrease pain and shorten labor.

I am a Spinning Babies• Certified Parent Educator. I attended a four-day certification in Texas in 2020

In 2024 I completed my 6-month-long training to become an Active Certified Body Ready Method Pro.

I have participated in a Peanut Ball and Comfort Measures training course


Nursing Education and Certifications

Associate Degree in Nursing at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo 


Baccalaureate in Nursing through Grand Canyon University 


Certifications in In-Patient Obstetrics and Fetal Monitoring through the National Certification Corporation (NCC).


Certified Doula

Still Birthday Doula Certification

Childbirth Education

Childbirth Educator through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association

Spinning Babies® Certified Parent Educator

 Active Certified Body Ready Method ® Pro


Free Consultation 

All pregnancies are different, and that’s why I work with each client to develop a customized plan for pregnancy, birth, and beyond. During our consultation, we will get to know each other a little and make sure that we are a good fit. You want to feel comfortable with your doula, and I want to make sure that you have an opportunity to meet me before you decide if you want me as part of your team.

Phone & Email Support 

Once you have signed the doula contract, I am available to you by phone and email throughout your pregnancy. I will do my best to get back to you right away.

Prenatal Meetings

During this time we will discuss your goals for labor and birth and practice comfort measures.

Evidence-Based Information 

My job as a doula is to provide you with information so that you can make educated decisions about your pregnancy. I will provide you with evidence-based information, and do my best to provide it in an unbiased fashion.

During labor 

Once it is determined that you are in labor, I will be with you at the hospital during labor and birth.

Baby’s first feeding Support 

As a certified lactation counselor, I will be able to provide you with breastfeeding help as needed in the immediate postpartum period.

Postpartum follow-up visit 

Depending on what package you select, this visit will be done over the phone or in person. During this time we will discuss feedings, and how you are adjusting emotionally. 

Community Resources

As an active member of the birthing community, I have developed relationships with a variety of care providers. I can not provide medical referrals but have a list of practitioners that I have worked with and trust.   

As a Doula, I  Do Not:

Perform any clinical tasks

I do not perform any clinical tasks, including blood pressure monitoring, fetal heart rate monitoring, or cervical exams. 

Make decisions for you 

As a doula, I will provide evidence-based information so that you will be able to make informed decisions about your care.

Speak to the staff on your behalf

During your pregnancy, we will discuss your goals and wishes. I will be able to remind you and encourage you to discuss your feelings with your healthcare providers.

Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience

It is my honor and privilege to come beside you on your birthing journey. This is your birth. I will listen to you and provide you with the tools needed to achieve your goals.


Visitor restrictions at St. James Healthcare as of 1-1-24

4 visitors allowed at a time (may trade visitors as often as you would like during visiting hours)

No visitors under 18 after 8 pm, and only 2 visitors while in labor after 8 pm

If you have tested positive for COVID in the last 5 days, only 2 visitors, who must stay in your room are allowed. 

Beyond Birth Doula Services $800

Spinning Babies® Birth Preparation  + Pregnancy Coaching 

Do you want to train your husband or partner to be your Doula? $300

Spinning Babies® Birth Preparation Class

Private Childbirth Education Class $100

Spinning Babies® Group Birth Preparation Class See St. James Healthcare Website for details

 Alignment Assessment $100 

Using tools and techniques from Body Ready Method® I can help prepare your body for birth. Body Ready Method® is an exercise/stretching-based program. This 60-90 minute meeting includes a full body alignment assessment. After the consultation, I provide 3 gentle exercises or stretches to help decrease pain and prepare your body for birth. In addition to hands-on consultations, the Body Ready Method® has a full exercise program (purchased separately) that can be completed before and after birth.  *Ask me about a discount code for the Body Ready Method exercise program.

Alignment 3-Pack $250 *additional sessions can be added$50/session

Body Ready Method® is a stretching-based program to help prepare your body for birth. This 60-90 minute meeting includes a full body alignment assessment using Body Ready Method® tools. After the consultation, you are provided with 3 gentle exercises or stretches to help decrease pain and prepare your body for birth. The two additional meetings allow us to check in and provide new tools to assist with comfort and birth prep.  The last session includes a body balancing session to help prepare your body for birth. Body Ready Method has a full exercise program (purchased separately) that can be completed before and after birth. *Ask me about a discount code for the Body Ready Method® Exercise Program.

 Body Balancing 

Pre-Induction/ End of Pregnancy Birth Prep $150 *additional sessions can be added $50/session

This single 60-90-minute meeting is designed to help prepare your body for birth by balancing the tissues and offering suggestions for an easier birth, using tools learned in the Body Ready Method® Pro certification. This session is ideal for those planning a 39-week induction, or those over 39 weeks pregnant. 

 Infant Massage- Sensational Baby® 

$100 or can be added to any other package for $75

This 5-week class is ideal for new families. Classes are recommended for newborns to pre-crawling. Research supports that infant massage parent education programs can increase parent confidence and attachment, resulting in greater success in adapting to and developing strategies to cope with parenthood, and can benefit mothers with postpartum depression by helping them relate to their baby and inducing the release of oxytocin. Infant massage can also improve bedtime routines and provide relief from gas or other tummy troubles. Some of what you will learn:

Massage strokes & touch relaxation

Bonding techniques & ways to recognize your baby’s cues

How to ask permission & how doing so builds respect

How to choose the best oil for your massage

How to identify the best time for massage & ways to work it into your daily life

TENS Unit Rentals $50


If you have any questions or would like more information about my services, please feel free to contact me. 

I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Dorothy Troutman

Phone 406-498-7099


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