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Found 32 Pros in Lakeland, FL, USA | Birth doula support
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Stephanie Mutka

FL

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

Motherhood is a divine gift, and each birth is a miraculous testament to God's love and grace. With a heart full of faith and hands ready to serve, I am here to walk alongside you, ensuring that your birthing experience is one of peace, joy, and spiritual fulfillment. My calling is to offer not just physical support, but emotional and spiritual guidance. ​ As a mother of three, I know the joys and challenges that come with each new addition to your family. My own experiences have deepened my empathy and commitment to serving other mothers. I cherish the opportunity to share in your journey, providing a comforting presence and practical wisdom born from my own walk through motherhood. ​ I offer Birth and Postpartum Doula services and attend your birth at the place of your choice. 1:1, or group classes for birth preparation and Childbirth Education is offered. Let’s connect and discuss how I can support you through this extraordinary time. Together, we will create a birth and postpartum experience filled with faith, love, and joy.

Care philosophy

At the heart of Soul Purpose Doula is the belief that every birth is a sacred event, a testament to God’s love. We strive to create an environment where mothers feel spiritually uplifted, emotionally supported, and physically prepared for the incredible experience of childbirth and beyond. Our approach is holistic, addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each mother.

Areas served

  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • Jacksonville
  • Key west
  • Tampa
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Panama City
$ flexible
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Candice Chery

Tampa, FL

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 9 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 9 years experience

I am a certified FULL SPECTRUM doula (abortion, birth, fertility, prenatal, postpartum, soul), I am a childbirth educator, cloth diaper educator and an early childhood education expert! I have over 20yrs of being a Florida state licensed family child care provider!! I’m a strong advocate for breastfeeding and baby wearing, and I’m passionate about empowering and supporting my community especially my BIPOC community. I do travel for birth services

Care philosophy

At the heart of my care philosophy is the belief that every individual is deserving of compassion, respect, and dignity. When working with families, I strive to cultivate a sense of trust and collaboration, recognizing that each family has their own unique strengths, values, and perspectives. By listening with empathy and fostering open communication, I aim to create a supportive environment.

Areas served

  • Temple Terrace Lutz Wesley Chapel Brandon Rivervie

Reviews

  • Kerriston
    July 8, 2024 at 8:19 am | Client review

    Candice has been the main provider for both of my children who are 11 years apart. She has been the most reliable person ever. She loves my children as her own. She over prepared my children for kindergarten. Both are testing off the chart and my son who was one her first children within her child care. We love her and she is still my go to for advice about different techniques for learning.

$ flexible
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Sadie Wilkins

FL

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Sadie, I'm a girl mom of two beautiful daughters - and my own personal birth experiences along with the experiences I was hearing from other new mothers around me is how I got into doula work. I was hearing again and again that more often than not, people felt as if they were not being listened to while in labor and during their births. I researched what a doula is, and what they provide and realized that I had this calling to provide this support to the people in these birthing spaces as it seemed like it was severely lacking. I provide prenatal support, birth and labor, postpartum, sibling, and lactation support.

Care philosophy

I am deeply passionate about supporting all birthing people in all birthing environments and situations. I understand that birth is a very intimate and personal experience, and I feel very honored when clients allow me into that space and allow me to empower and uplift them through that process.

Areas served

  • Umatilla, FL
  • Eustis, FL
  • Leesburg, FL
  • Mount Dora, FL
  • Fruitland Park, FL
  • Clermont, FL
  • Altoona, FL
  • Tavares, FL

Reviews

  • Brooke
    June 3, 2024 at 6:55 am | Client review

    Amazing and wonderful doula!! She’s has the best spirit and is extremely knowledgeable in labor and delivery

$ flexible
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Edrina Gilbert

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, my name is Edrina Gilbert! I'm a birth & postpartum doula. I am a military wife and mother of two. I became interested in becoming a doula after experiencing my birth without my mom by my side due to health complications. I was young, it was challagening and I was yearning for that nuturishing, advocating soul to be present with me. With my second pregnancy I decided to get a doula because me and my husband was unsure if he would be deployed or not. I realized how much having a doula made a difference and it definitely made an impact on me! It was the push I needed to finish the process for me to become one! Let's Doula This Baby offers birth and postpartum doula, & childbirth education to expecting mothers.

Care philosophy

Let’s Doula This Baby LLC believes in empowering, uplifting mothers! We also like to provide a serene feel in labor or postpartum! We believe in the power of informed choice and support families in making decisions that are right for them. We honor the individuality of each family and respect their unique needs, values, and preferences.

Areas served

  • St Pete
  • Clearwater
  • Riverview
  • Brandon
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Olivia Grimsley

FL

0 reviews • 132 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 132 families supported • 12 years experience

I became a doula after a rough journey myself. That extra support really makes a difference.

Care philosophy

To make your journey the best I will listen to your needs and wishes!

Areas served

  • Tampa
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Adisela McNamara

Orlando, FL

2 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

My journey to birth work sparked after my first son. Even though my earliest memories are of making formula bottles for my siblings or assisting in diaper changes at the age of five. The real fire wasn't ignited until I had gone through my own pregnancies and births. When I became pregnant, I found myself in an unknown world navigating the typical path of maternity care. Dismissed by my healthcare providers and a hospital stay where I felt belittled, my voice silenced and almost every staff member that attended me were condescending and made me feel inadequate as a first-time mother. Throughout the years, I quickly realized I wasn't the only one who felt like there was a gap in compassionate reproductive care and there must be a better way to birth. Since then, I built Maternal Affinity Birth Services and my life has been all about pregnancy, birth, postpartum support, advocacy and unity ever since. Your pregnancy, your birth and the postpartum period (however long that may be for you) are the foundation of a lifelong journey. It is vital to care and nourish the new person, transitioning into postpartum who has also just been birthed. Whether this is education on a plethora of topics under the birth spectrum or continuous support and encouragement, a hand to hold to know you are not alone; or an open mind and ears to validate your emotions throughout the sea of parenthood. You do not have to cross these waters by yourself. No one should be without support. I am here to uplift you during your birth and postpartum journey. You are not alone. I will meet you in the middle, wherever that may be. I will hold space for unconditional love and healing. I am a resource of unbiased, evidence-based information. As a certified birth & bereavement doula, full-spectrum doula, evidence based birth instructor, infant microbiome instructor and lactation educator, I bring my knowledge, trainings, experience and open heart to the fullest extent with my families. You have a voice, let me help uplift it. The vibrations will break barriers. And no matter what, your birth story is yours to write.

Care philosophy

I provide postpartum support for the that ensures everyone is empowered, healing, bonding and well-rested all with the ease that your needs, wants and goals are in qualified hands. My support mirrors your unique family goals and needs while providing culturally aware and trauma informed support that extends to the entire family.

Areas served

  • Apopka
  • Winter Garden
  • Winter Park
  • Longwood
  • Altamonte Springs
  • Lake Nona
  • Kissimmee

Reviews

  • Jessica
    February 28, 2024 at 9:06 am | Client review

    Adisela was the best thing to happen to our family! I had a rough birth and she came in the night after we were discharged from the hospital. We are first time parents and had no idea what to expect. Adisela educated us on newborn development and even helped our baby sleep through the night. She guided my partner and I while I went through postpartum anxiety and was there for every question and always validated how I was feeling. Her sitz bath blend she gifted me was amazing and she knows a lot about healing after birth. I wish I could give her 10 stars!! Recommending her postpartum doula support to every mama I know

$ flexible
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Dreonia Roberts

Lakeland, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a mother to a wonderful 7 year old son and I been doing volunteering birth Doula work . I have help 10 families to achieve a healthy birth . I have been doing doula about almost half a year and I love it . I offered prenatal massages ,birthing excerise help ease the labor pain and decrease pregnancy complications I am working becoming a postpartum doula to help and support families. I do offer virtual support,on call 24/7 and prenatal follow ups .

Care philosophy

Becoming a birth Doula was a great blessings for me I love to help and support parents through there journey of a beautiful birth of there child and love guide them in healthy direction for the mother ,the baby and make sure to support her ,the father. Being a birth doula is being a family that supports emotionally and physically and understanding.

Areas served

  • Orlando, Lakeland, Poinciana
$ flexible
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Emily Santi

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

I've always been captivated by the magic of beginnings. This passion led me to become a birth photographer and doula. Through my lens and hands-on support, I've been privileged to witness and capture countless families' most intimate moments. My goal is simple: to offer both heartfelt support during labor and lasting memories through photography. Every birth story is unique, and I'm here to honor and preserve yours.

Care philosophy

My philosophy intertwines empathy with artistry, cherishing the sacred journey of birth. As a birth photographer and doula, I honor every story, preserving fleeting moments while offering unwavering support. Each frame and gesture captures the profound beauty, strength, and intimacy of bringing new life into the world.

Areas served

  • Greater Orlando Area
$ flexible
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Alyssa Kaplan

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 13 years experience

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 13 years experience

Your Body, Your Baby. We support you!

Care philosophy

We believe everyone deserves a highly skilled doula to support them throughout this time of transition. In Joy Birth offers expert birth doula care as well as postpartum doula care. We have a budget friendly option in addition to our normal rate for doula services.

Areas served

  • Orlando, Winter Garden, Winter Park, Oviedo
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Samantha Graham

FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sammy. Originally, I set out to become a midwife. One of my favorite shows growing up was "The Cosby Show," I liked the profession that Dr. Huxtable worked in. I thought it was simple: you get a pregnant client, deliver their baby, and 1,2,3 send them on their way. Wrong. As I grew older and listened/ read stories about different childbirth and postpartum experiences, I realized that there was an abundant amount of fear and misery regarding pregnancy and childbirth. So, I also chose to dive into becoming a doula so that these families can get the advocation, care, and compassion that they deserve/ need in and out of the birthing room. Not only do I want to help their, but I also want to help the family adapt to bringing baby home.

Care philosophy

"It takes a village" - it takes a community to nurture and successfully raise a child. It's okay to ask for help, and I'd love to be that for you. As I always say, "Your Sigh of Relief is Only One Call Away."

Areas served

  • Fort. Lauderdale
  • Orlando
$ flexible
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Sabrina Beatriz

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

Hi! My name is Sabrina & I have been a Doula since 2020 helping new mothers and those who have given birth more than once either through vaginal delivery, medicated, unmediated or cesarean. I have expertise working with a variety of clientele. I have a strong desire to help mothers and their families through the delivery process by being there physically, and emotionally. I provide evidence-based information for them and also help them step into the postpartum phase with confidence. This past April I welcomed my little one so I understand what you're going through and all the thoughts that come to mind when you think about childbirth, but don't worry! We'll get through it together, one step at a time.

Care philosophy

As you your doula I will be by your side during active labor & delivery. I am able to offer comfort by using pain-relieving methods like breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, massage, and laboring positions. My mission is to support you in having a positive and secure birth, whether it is natural (without medication), planned (with an epidural) inducement, or surgical (by c-section)

Areas served

  • Kissimmee
  • Lake Nona
  • Dr. Phillips
  • Hunters Creek
  • Meadow Woods
  • Lee Vista
$ flexible
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Bethany Morehouse

Tampa, FL

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

I provide educational support on top of all other needs for creating a comfortable and well prepared environment with attention to details, skills, support and assistance to help create the best parenting journey possible.

Care philosophy

I belief in providing the best care, education, support to all families during any stage of pregnancy, fertility, postpartum and delivery.

Areas served

  • pasco, hillsborough county

Reviews

  • YHOEL
    February 7, 2023 at 11:11 am | Peer review

    She is caring, shows compassion and provides a wealth of knowledge and experience.

$ flexible
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N’Ishyia Coleman

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 1 years experience

The philosophy behind my care and support is gentle, simple and straight-forward. Help me learn you, and let me guide you. I'm a resource, I'm your confidant and I'm your support system (however that looks for you). My main goal is to create a safe environment. You're safe, you're strong, you're powerful, you can do this!

Care philosophy

Hello, newly mothers and fathers! First and foremost congratulations on your new addition. A little about myself is I've been a doula est 2022 and I've assisted at 25+ births. I'm currently in college as a nursing major with a pathway to midwifery. I started my training as a doula, passionate, I became a birth assistant at a local birth center. However, being educated in clinical and advocacy--

Areas served

  • sanford florida
$ flexible
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Adria Walker

Orlando, FL

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

As your Doula, I am dedicated to assisting you in all your pregnancy, birth and postpartum needs. Whether you choose to birth at home, In hospital or water birthing you can count on me to provide assistance with birth plans and giving you the encouragement you need from start to finish. If you would like to connect with me please text my business number or email me. Thank you.

Care philosophy

Providing safe births, Wholistic care and Advocacy for POC

Areas served

  • Winter Park, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Pine Hills, FL

Reviews

  • Anissa
    December 30, 2022 at 11:25 am | Client review

    Adria was such a help as my Postpartum doula. Me and my wife needed the extra help around the house after me giving birth. Adria was very insightful and careful about the care and everything was tailored to my needs.

$ flexible
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David Carter-Plake

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 32 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 32 years experience

I am a certified professional midwife who has been attending births and caring for clients for three decades! I love being able to serve clients through their prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum periods. I am transitioning from Texas to Florida and working toward Florida midwifery licensure (which can take a while) and I cannot be out of the birth world while I wait! Any way that I can serve the birthing person and their families in communities wherever I am fulfills my calling. I offer multiple doula services, newborn services, and placenta encapsulation!

Care philosophy

I believe in your body, your birth, your baby.

Areas served

  • Orlando, Florida
$ flexible
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Danis Bailey

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

In the spiritual world, the river represents sweetness, fertility, love, abundance, and all the joys that life has to offer. The ocean represents motherhood, nurturing energy, and our connection to the earth. Humans are made of 70% water, so our connection to water is extremely important. Without water, there is no life force on earth, so here in our business, we represent all that life encompasses, from fertility and the moment of conception to parenthood and knowledge. We also support water births and Dani is studying water births, their positive effects on the birthing process, and connecting clients to their divine energies through the use of water. Lastly, Dani's guardian angels are well-known ocean and river guardians. As a tribute to them, the company is named Two Waters.

Care philosophy

Two Waters advocates for clients on a micro, mezzo, and macro level, empowering them to choose what is best for them and their baby.

Areas served

  • Orlando Florida
  • Winter Garden Florida
  • Minneola Florida
  • GROVELAND Florida
  • Ocoee Florida
  • Windermere Florida
  • Four Corners Florida
$ flexible
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ISIS GRAHAM

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

As a birth worker, My care experience is limited due to previous work within the military. Since switching back to civilian life, my passion and focus on the birth world have taken the center of my life. In 2020, I leaped into faith and began a hybrid program through Jenny Joseph's "Common sense-birth" towards becoming a Licensed Midwife! I provide care from the beginning stages of pregnancy; this includes getting to know you, your family, and your partner on a personal level before birth. My care includes two doulas' during the second prenatal visit so that you're familiar with both myself and my backup doula. Attending your prenatal appointment to meet with your midwife before the big day is essential to supporting your desired birth outcome. I help properly prepare for postpartum care, from meal prep, light housework, organization, sibling care, and traditional birth celebration ceremonies. During the first 24 hours post-delivery, I will honor you with a "victory meal" either prepared by me (menu to be provided) or preferred meal pick up. Two check-ins during the first 72 hours and 4 weeks later. This is to asset moods, changes, and if more help or further support may be needed. Referrals and resources to be provided.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is "Bringing traditions back to birth and healing." I am a believer in honoring traditions through prenatal and postpartum care. As an Afro-Indigenous woman, my birth work is rooted in ancestral practices and my goal is to remind my clients, you too, are here thanks to those who came before you. My care is limited to BIPOC only.

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida
  • All of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county
  • USA

Reviews

  • shaday
    September 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm | Client review

    When I say isis is the best she’s like a mother grandmother and doula all in one
    She has all the remedies to any pain your going through while pregnant & after
    the money doesn’t matter because the experience is priceless!!!Having her in your life is a blessing you won’t regret her services

$ flexible
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Lauren Koontz

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2-3 prenatal visits, 24/7 on-call support from moment of hire, weekly virtual prenatal yoga classes, postpartum support, welcome packet with 20+ pages of educational information and resources, placenta encapsulation, and more. Visit www.radicaldoula.co for full details.

Care philosophy

Proudly serving south Orlando area birthing people with equality-driven support and evidence-based information. An advocate you can trust every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Kissimmee
  • Celebration
  • Hunters Creek
  • Four Corners
  • Winter Garden
  • Windermere
  • Champions Gate
  • Reunion
  • Lake Buena Vista
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Jazmine Mccloud

Kissimmee, FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, My name is Jazmine or Jaz. I am a doula in training located in the central Florida area( Kissimmee, Davenport) I want to empower women and their families during their right of passage (birth). Every pregnant woman deserves to have support. As a doula will prepare my client and their family for birth and labor. I educated the process of labor, I want to provide a stress-free labor environment, allow my clients to enjoy the beauty of creating a new life.

Care philosophy

Psychology Doula Philosophy

Areas served

  • Daveport
  • Celebration
$ flexible
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Vonda Osborn

FL

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

I've always had the need to help people and support people. Long before I ever became a doula I was always the support person for friends and family the person people came to for questions and help with all baby and labory things. Helping Mama's and families bring their little ones into the world is the greatest joy and privilege I could imagine whether it's a first time mom or mom on her sixth the baby every bird is beautiful and unique and deserves all the love and celebration possible.

Care philosophy

This is your baby and your birth my job is to support you in anyway that I can. With no judgments or agendas of my own.

Areas served

  • Orlando FL
  • Altimont Springs
  • Celebration
  • Oveido
  • Clermont
  • st cloud
$ flexible
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Celine Gagne

Palm Harbor, FL

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

My pregnancy and postpartum journey ignited my passion for educating and empowering other birthing people to have the birth experience they truly desire. I started my journey as a Doula to help others feel supported, validated, and prepared for birth and postpartum and act as a resource for evidence-based information and resources.

Care philosophy

As your Doula I will provide unbiased physical, emotional, and informational support that is compassionate, warmhearted, and tailored to your specific needs. No matter your birth preferences or location, I will provide evidence-based information to help you make decisions that lead to a safe and happy birth experience, and help you feel prepared and supported on your postpartum journey!

Areas served

  • Clearwater, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Pinellas County, Florida
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Tampa Bay Area, Florida

Reviews

  • Celine
    June 11, 2021 at 2:32 am | Client review

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$ flexible
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Viviette Hudson

Orlando, FL

1 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

Viviette Hudson, MSHCM, is a licensed Insurance agent and Medicaid Waiver Support Coordinator and not for profit founder with prior experience in Director of Disability Personnel. I have over 25 years of Community services providing holistic family services for elderly, disability, patients, and pregnant women coming out of circumstances, Doula assistance in reform to lower the recidivism rate of low birth weights. I am endowed to compassionate care throughout pregnancy and family growth.

Care philosophy

Centurion Health Services offers practical and emotional in home care. Whether you, a family member, or a friend needs support, we ensure professional, reliable service you can trust. Packages are based on family preferences. I am certified and credentialed NPI with health care plans for billing. Payment on sliding scale and independent payment arranged per family need.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Oviedo
  • Brevard County
  • West Palm Beach
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Broward County
  • Miami Dade County
  • Tampa

Reviews

  • Regina
    March 11, 2021 at 9:41 am | Client review

    Viviette was very professional and friendly. I will be recommending her to my friends and family in the future!

$ flexible
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Leila wyatt

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 210 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 210 families supported • 4 years experience

Leila has served over 200 families through empowered birth in wide varieties of environments from low risk home birth to high risk hospitals. As a DONA and HERBAL doula, Spinning Babies parent educator, trauma informed provider, lactation counselor, placenta emasculator, prenatal yoga teacher, and birthing from within mentor to name a few, Leila has taken all of the effort to prepare you to LOVE YOUR BIRTH! Hear testimonials here: www.devotiondoulaandyoga.com/testimonials

Care philosophy

Devotion Doula and yoga is a practice grounded in preparing birthing families for the journey of pregnancy and birth through physical preparation in Spinning babies, yoga and strength, emotionally with childbirth education and exploration, and evidence based advocacy. Learn more by visiting the website: www.devotiondoulaandyoga.com

Areas served

  • Eustis Fl
  • Sanford Fl
  • Winter Park Fl
  • Lake Mary Fl
$ flexible
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Dee Pullen

FL

3 reviews • 450 families supported • 25 years experience

3 reviews • 450 families supported • 25 years experience

I started apprenticing with a homebirth midwife after my 2 sons were born at home.. She taught me the importance of seeing each mom as an individual without labels. Together, we founded a birth center and midwifery school. I offer a complete prenatal and birth package which includes: a min of 2 prenatal visits, phone contact after ea visit w/ your care provider, use of a birth ball from 36 weeks forward, help formulating a birth plan, phone contact in early labor, accompanying you to your place of birth, advocacy and comfort measures in labor, help with initial latch, minimum of 2 postpartum visits, ongoing breastfeeding support and a copy of my birth notes.

Care philosophy

Every woman deserves her best possible birth, and to be celebrated and respected in her birthing experience. Your body is perfectly designed to give birth, and your baby is perfectly designed to be born through you. My job is to help you create amazing birth memories you will hold on to forever.

Areas served

  • Tampa, Spring Hill, Sarasota, Lakeland, Pinellas

Reviews

  • Zul
    February 17, 2021 at 6:55 pm | Peer review

    Dee is amazing , professional and knowledgeable in her field . She makes a difference in every family she work with.

$ flexible
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Carmen Ramirez

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

As a DONA trained and Common Sense Childbirth certified birth Doula, and Perinatal Educator I offer physical and emotional support as well as information for decision making. I have additional training in acupressure techniques for stress and pain management. I am also a licensed Acupuncturist. Concierge service includes unlimited support via telephone and email. I will be on call from the 36 wk

Care philosophy

A doula for every birthing person who seeks one. My passion is accessible support for all. Advocacy for POC, the underserved, the LGBTQ families-ALL are welcome here. I will work with you because we believe finances should not play a role in making a Doula a part of your experience. Let us help you make this possible!

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida

Reviews

  • Jesenia
    February 9, 2021 at 5:56 pm | Client review

    Carmen is an amazing individual and acupuncturist. My family and I love her and continue using her services.

$ flexible
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Samantha Vélez

Orlando, FL

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a believer in the natural process of childbirth. I believe in instinctual power and strength in every woman; living consciously each stage and its processes. I am sure that birth marks us forever and we deserve that that moment be special, magical and unique. Having a doula is an investment and I admit it. I see myself as an asset to you, as an information resource and guide on your journey. I support you emotionally and physically, also providing information every step of the way, according to the individual needs and preferences of each family. I am always working to serve as each family deserves. I consider myself an advocate in breastfeeding.

Care philosophy

My job is to provide support that is often difficult to get in a busy maternity care service; I attend births in hospitals, birthing centers and home births. I also support mothers opting for medications, induced labor, cesarean births and VBAC in Central Florida.

Areas served

  • Central Florida area.
$ flexible
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Shuquia Prentice Gonsalves

Orlando, FL

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

"Catering To The Moon" Doula Services providing support, empowerment, and information to nurture families through birth and into those first sweet days. "Catering To The Moon" Doula Services , stands on SUPPORT, ORGANIZATION & RELIABILITY. Pregnant women need stability. They need to know someone is there. I am here to provide.

Care philosophy

Our goal at Catering To the Moon is to assist women and families have a peaceful pregnancy ,labor and birth. ​ ​

Areas served

  • Tampa, Ft. Pierce , St. Petersburg's,

Reviews

  • Latisha
    February 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm | Client review

    Shuquia is more than just a doula. She’s a teacher, a sister and a confidant. She answers my EVERY call no matter what time of a day it is. She is extremely dedicated and motivated and takes pride in everything she does. She LOVES what she do and is shows. She is very professional and trustworthy. Those hands that she has are BLESSED beyond measure. I will recommend her to ANY and EVERYONE. She is my doula and my friend.

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Valentina Guzman

Orlando, FL

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

Our practice Pura Doula, started in 2018. We were a small team of doulas who attended a variety of births, and had a strong passion for maternity work. We have a varied background as far as training and certification, and were also Bilingual! Spanish & English!

Care philosophy

Our care philosophy is to provide mothers with knowledge and support when it comes to their birth. We believe the mother should have the experience she feels comfortable with.

Areas served

  • CBI (child birth international)
  • Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Cloud, poinciana

Reviews

  • Sabrina
    January 6, 2021 at 9:47 am | Client review

    I hired Valentina for my first birth and I will be hiring her for my second! As a first time mom I was so scared and I really needed someone to guide me and be there for me for the most life changing moment in my life. Valentina went above and beyond to make my birth a beautiful, memorable experience.

$ flexible
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Cheyenne Mcbryan

FL

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I got started in birth work after the birth of my second daughter. I had an amazing water birth at a birthing center with the support of my best friend (in the capacity of birth support) and my boyfriend. My experience was so incredible that I want every mother to experience what I did (or as close as possible). My goal is for each mother supported to have exactly the experience they want.

Care philosophy

Women deserved to be worshipped before, during, and after birth in whatever way they need to be. My goal is to support a mother in whatever fashion she needs by providing unlimited support and resources.I believe in the natural process of birth and supporting it and would like every mother to experience the beauty that birth can be, free from the interventions of the medical institution.

Areas served

  • Pasco County
  • Hillaborough County
  • Hernando County
  • Pinellas County

Reviews

  • Taylor
    December 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Peer review

    Cheyenne gives her all to her clients and I love being able to work in the same space as her. She has a great energy, willing to show up when called, and cares so much about her clients.

$ flexible
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Jhnell Elliott

FL

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

To help make every woman’s birth experience as euphoric, magical and trauma free as it can be. Now accepting certain Medicaid Insurances.

Care philosophy

I believe in caring for my moms as a complete person, not just with regards to her pregnancy. This is fundamental to making her pregnancy and postpartum transition periods easier because she is already having all of her needs met.

Areas served

  • All Counties Virtually

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Lakeland, FL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Lakeland, FL and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Lakeland, FL in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Lakeland, FL. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Lakeland, FL doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Lakeland, FL to be $782, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Florida. The cost of a doula in Lakeland, FL can range from $608 to $956. These costs are based on a representative group of 529 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Florida. The average cost of a doula in Florida is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Lakeland, FL, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Lakeland, FL: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Lakeland, FL, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Lakeland, FL can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Lakeland, FL does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Lakeland, FL will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Lakeland, FL can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Lakeland, FL; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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