"Beth helped me with postpartum care for the first 6 weeks after having my baby. She is a very warm and caring person who is very passionate about doula work. She listened when I needed a supportive ear, which was a lot because those early weeks were very hard on me. She held my baby while I took a nap and whenever I came out from napping my baby was peacefully asleep in her arms. Her presence is so calming and grounding for the whole family. She really is an amazing doula." - Chance S., first time mom
Beth Hardy, PCD(DONA), SCMT, MT-BC
Nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist
Utah State-Certified Music Therapist
Birth & Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA)
Trained Curtis Method Hypnodoula
I grew up in a small town in Colorado, and have been fascinated by birth for as long as I can remember. From the moment I pulled my mom's copy of Ina May's Spiritual Midwifery off the bookshelf when I was about six years old, I knew that I wanted to do that when I grew up. I didn't really even know what "that" was, I just knew that I was going to somehow be around birth.
I have always been a musical person, and as I got older I knew that I wanted to use my musical talents to help people in some way. This desire led me to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where I majored in Music Therapy. I received my bachelor's degree in music therapy in 2008. My music therapy work brought me to California, and I spent the next eight years working at veteran's hospitals in Northern CA, where I worked with veterans of all ages and walks of life. I spent the majority of my time at the VA working on an inpatient hospice unit where I used music therapy to help veterans manage their pain, anxiety, isolation, and fear at the end of life. I loved the clientele that I served, and found so much meaning and purpose in my day-to-day work. I learned that the dying process and the birth process are similar in many ways, and that music can help people transition with greater ease and less fear in both instances.
During my time working at the VA, I continued to pursue doula trainings whenever and wherever I could. I eventually learned about Sound Birthing: Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth, and my mind was blown! I realized that I could actually combine the two things that I loved the most in the world: music therapy and childbirth! I had found my true calling, and I couldn't wait to get started.
I've recently moved to Salt Lake City and I am currently working as a music therapist and doula. I love meeting expectant parents and other birth workers, and I want to meet YOU! Please get in touch - I can't wait to hear from you!
Education & Trainings:
- Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss - online course, 2016
- Providing Culturally Sensitive Care to LGBTQ Families - online course, 2015
- Curtis Method Hypnodoula Training, Salt Lake City, 2015
- Sound Birthing Music: Birth Music Consultation - online course, 2015
- Sound Birthing Music: Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth training - Portland, OR, 2014
- Sound Birthing Music: Postpartum Music Therapy - online course, 2014
- Postpartum Doula Training - DONA International, San Francisco, CA ,2014
- Labor Massage for Doulas - Natural Resources, San Francisco, CA, 2012
- Birth Doula Training - Natural Resources, San Francisco, CA, 2010
- Bachelors in Music, Music Therapy - Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, 2008
My Birth Philosophy:
I believe that birth is a sacred experience that deserves to be treated as such. I believe those who give birth are stronger and more powerful than they often realize. I believe it is every birthing person's right to give birth in the place that they feel is best for them, in the way that they want, with the people they choose to be around them. I believe that it is my role as a doula to do everything I can to help my clients have the birth that they desire.