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Mission Statement

BirthSmart will provide balanced education to pregnant women, birth professionals and the community as to the goods, services and resources available for creating a healthy and satisfying birth experience.

Founded in April, 2009, BirthSmart™ is a community based volunteer organization founded on the belief that birth is a normal, healthy family event. BirthSmart™ provides information related to goods, services and resources available in the Grand Valley of Colorado, helping women and their families achieve empowered pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breastfeeding experiences through evidenced-based education.

Mama Matters

The Mama Matters program is dedicated to increasing access to prenatal and postpartum services for the low-income, at-risk and underserved communities in Mesa County.

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Birth & Baby Expo – A free-to-attend, bi-annual event showcasing everything pregnancy, birth and postpartum related in Western Colorado.

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Our Volunteer Board Members

BirthSmart is a 100% volunteer run organization. Comprised of birth professionals, businessmen and women and birth enthusiasts, our volunteer Board spends hundreds of hours every year bringing un-biased, full-spectrum education and birth resources to the Grand Valley.

  • Val Stow – Chair
  • Joe Heinecke – Vice Chair
  • Melissa Kleinman – Secretary/Grant Writer
  • Kelly Heinecke – Treasurer
    • Miranda Richardson – Birth Expo Lead/ Board Member at Large
    • Janet Grant – Board Member at Large
    • Savanah Kennedy – Board Member at Large
      • Irene Dreith – Board Member at Large
      • Krissy Mays – Board Memeber at Large