Dr. Colleen Holland, DC, FICPA, HRHPI
I founded Womb For Growth in February of 2002 while completing a fellowship with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Specializing in prenatal and pediatric care, I became known for my comprehensive care of pregnant women and children. My post-doctorate work has always focused on women's health and functional medicine. In 2010, I became a certified, advanced practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. More recently, I began a distance program with Justisse College to become a certified fertility awareness instructor and holistic reproductive healthcare provider.
When not in my office, I enjoy reading, bicycling, gardening, sewing, beekeeping, and making potions (herbal remedies). Most of the time, I share these experiences with my daughter and husband.
Aleesha Sweeney, LMT
I grew up in Southern Ohio. After bouncing around a few different places, I moved to Colorado in 2011. I knew right away this was a place I could really call home.
As a trained doula, chef, and mother, I feel so blessed to be a part of the nurturing and women-empowering environment at Womb for Growth. Currently, I am enrolled at The Healing Arts Institute of Massage Therapy with the goal of becoming an Arvigo practitioner of Maya Abdominal Therapy. This work inspires me and I am thrilled to be able to offer women a truly effective and gentle form of fertility healthcare. I am honored to support women on their journey to health, healing and general well-being in such an innovative and well rounded center.
Aubrey Rice, CNT
As a kiddo, growing up in NE Ohio, I loved to cook. I learned to cook using the “healthy” Standard American Diet (S.A.D) of 2% milk, “whole wheat” bread and margarine mindset. During college I lived in Chicago surrounded by a food culture of decadence and creativity. After meeting my husband, my eyes where opened to our food system; however, trying to find my way through all the label reading and marketing mis-information was a struggle. It was not until after my 1st son was born I started to research what “healthy” meant for my body. Beginning to understand the difference between food and food like substances was a challenge, but led to my family’s eventual arrival at a non-GMO, organic diet.
My chiropractor suggested I try giving up gluten to resolve an issue I was experiencing. I smiled at her agreeing to try. In my head I was trying to figure out what gluten meant. Thanks to Google I found all the hidden sources in my pantry and cut all gluten out of my diet for 2 weeks. Eczema patches I had experienced since high school disappeared. I continued to avoid gluten and had other physical pains disappear. I was so intrigued by what was going on I started reading two or three books a week and watching documentaries whenever there was time.
After attending a holistic family information fair in Boulder, CO I decided to return to school earning my CNTP (Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner) from Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver. While there, I completed 305 contact hours studying the interplay of nutrients with human anatomy & physiology. Throughout my coursework at NTI I was able to relate how lifestyle and culture impact our food choices because of my background. (I previously earned a BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago.) This combined study has given me a comprehensive understanding of the biochemistry of nutrition and how our relationship with food informs our health.
As a recovering sugar addict and junk food junkie I have been through the transition to a whole food approach while struggling with our culture where S.A.D. food is the focal point of most gatherings. When a client confides their feelings or challenges I can relate on a personal level while helping keep their end goal in mind. Healthy looks different for everyone, so Let’s Create Health!
Keri March King, BA
I became aware of the power of our reproductive selves when I was pregnant with my second son. While planning a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, I was met with negativity from practitioners, the hospital, and family members. The more I looked into maternity care practices, the more I realized I was making decisions based on misinformation and a system that viewed birth as a liability, not as the incredible process that it is.
That child was safely born in my bedroom with supportive midwives and family members in attendance, and shortly after that I co-founded The Family Journey (now retired) which was an organization created to improve birth culture. While I’m done having babies, my passion for living with an eye on the innate wisdom of our bodies remains.
When I’m not at Womb for Growth I am learning with my three sons, cuddling with my dog, playing games with my family, pinning too many Paleo recipes (that I never make), spending too much time on facebook, and laughing whenever the opportunity presents itself.