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Found 14 Pros in Lakeland, FL, USA | Postpartum doula support
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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 • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 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 • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 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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Ann Maynard-Payne

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 25 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 25 years experience

I am trained in postpartum adjustment, newborn characteristics, care, feeding and development and the promotion of parent-infant bonding. I'm experienced in supporting families through their postpartum experience. Coming into the home during the fourth trimester following birth, my role is to provide education, non- judgmental support and companionship; and to assist with newborn care and family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tasks. As a postpartum doula I will offer evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and can make appropriate referrals when necessary.

Care philosophy

My goal is to facilitate the transition to parenthood by supplying reliable and factual information, reassurance and hands-on support with children and household organization. By mothering the mother, I enable the new mother to recover from pregnancy and birth and focus her energy on bonding with her new baby.

Areas served

  • Hillsborough, Pasco , pinellas county
  • Tampa Bay Area
$ 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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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.

$ flexible
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Katrina Curren

Orlando, FL

10 reviews • 75 families supported • 3 years experience

10 reviews • 75 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a certified DONA and Madriella Birth Doula. I am also certified through Madriella as a postpartum doula and a Childbirth Educator. My heart is full of passion for pregnancy, birth and the fourth trimester. I began working with families when I was a teenager. The passion was instinctual and naturally grew as I got older. But it took me into my late 30's to turn this passion into my career. I immediately began learning everything I could about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. I am continually taking classes, online and in-person, to gain more knowledge and education so that I can pass it on to my client! A little about me...I have been married for 16 years. My husband and I have four children, all adopted through foster care. This is one reason why it took me so long to follow my dream, because I was sure that I could not help a woman have a baby if I myself was unable to have a baby. But God confirmed in me that He made me to be a doula, and I am so glad I finally listened! I would really love to meet you and your family. Please contact me for a free consultation so we can get to know one another and see if I would be the doula you desire!

Care philosophy

My love for moms and her family go back as far in my life as I can remember. I love that I can take my passion and turn it into a career. When you hire me, you will have all my support with my whole heart. I serve my clients through education, encouragement, honesty, and compassion. I am unbiased and non-judgmental. My goal is for you to have the best transition into adding to your family!

Areas served

  • Winter Park, FL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Maitland, FL
  • Sanford, FL
  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Apopka, FL
  • Celebration, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Winter Springs, FL
  • Oviedo, FL
  • Davenport, FL
  • Titusville, FL
  • Cocoa, FL
  • St. Cloud, FL
  • Chuluota, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Lake Nona

Reviews

  • Katrina
    December 23, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you Jessica!!! I sometimes still cannot believe how well we bonded and are legit family now!! I cannot wait for you guys to get back from the holidays so I can see you and the boys again! Merry Christmas!!

$ 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
$ flexible
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Taylor Bland

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

I started my doula business after the birth of my son. I was transferred from home to hospital, and it was absolutely not the birth I was expecting, nor desiring, and after being abandoned by my midwife, I felt scared, alone, and did not know my options at all. My son whose birth inspired my business, will be 5 this year. I went on to have a surrogate birth of twins, and discovered the realm of high-risk and multiples birth and my passion just grew and grew. I now train other doulas and commit my life to fertility, prenatal, birth and postpartum education, because education IS power. I support all the way from pre-conception to a year postpartum and offer several different package options.

Care philosophy

It is important to me that a birthing person feels safe in their birth space, wherever that may be. My priority is to keep them informed, confident, and feeling safe, during all times of their birth, whether that be completely unassisted, or an elected cesarean, all mamas deserve CHOICE and SAFETY. Autonomy is my philosophy.

Areas served

  • All areas from Sarasota to Lakeland to Gainesville

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Lakeland, FL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Lakeland, FL offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

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

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Lakeland, FL and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL to be $32 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Florida. The cost of a postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL can range from $26 to $38 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 529 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Florida. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Florida is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Lakeland, FL offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Lakeland, FL. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Lakeland, FL, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Lakeland, FL is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

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.

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