Emily L. in North Port, FL

Sacred Knowledge Doula Care

    Practice overview

    It gives me great joy to make a difference in the lives of others! Meeting and helping new people brings me a satisfying sense of accomplishment. As a doula I have had the privilege to assist in more than 150 births. Each birth was unique and many of them have been first time mothers. I’m proud of my educational background and doula certification which I secured through Charis Childbirth, a rigorous Christian-based program. This accredited program prepared me to have comprehensive knowledge of childbirth and labor. In addition to my doula certification, I also am certified in neonatal resuscitation, lactation counseling and childbirth education which means greater peace of mind for you. My birthing experiences have been varied and diverse. Having aided mothers in numerous environments including homes, hospitals, and birthing centers has enabled me to be flexible and learn a lot about what birthing moms in all settings might need. I have assisted mothers with water births and have utilized various techniques including spinning babies (which is used to bring balance to the pelvis and help the baby to be born in the most optimal position), rebozo (the use of a Mexican scarf utilized by midwives for centuries to better position a baby during pregnancy and labor), massage and relaxation techniques. My knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and labor coupled with simple hands-on techniques encourages the best possible labor experience for couples. I have learned some invaluable skills such as active listening in my past experiences as a PCA and in hospice care, which were incredible training grounds that familiarized me in the areas of patient care and helped me to learn how to provide the emotional support a laboring family needs. I love meeting new people! It energizes me. Finding humor in everyday situations magnifies the beauty of life, and I remind my clients to enjoy the journey and consider every moment sacred. In addition to bringing various skills, techniques and a wealth of knowledge to expectant parents, I also bring a passion for empowering couples to grow closer through their pregnancy and birth experience. I look forward to serving you!

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy



    • Evidence Based Birth classes
    • General childbirth education classes
    • Doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Fertility doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • Lactation support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Newborn care
    • 24-hour newborn care
    • Newborn nannying
    • Night nannying
    • Sleep training
    • Babywearing

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Domestic violence
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Single parents
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • Teen parents
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English
    • Spanish


    • Certified Doula
    • Childbirth Educator
    • Lactation Counselor


    Pricing packages

    Doula Services/Breastfeeding Class
    $ 1050
    Scared Knowledge will provide Doula Services and a breastfeeding class


    Areas served

    • Northport
    • Sarasota
    • Venice
    • Nokomis
    • Englewood
    • port charlotte
    • Fort myeres
    • Napes
    • Tampa
    • Bradenton
    • Ellenton
    • Naples
    • Tampa

    • Tatyana
      January 13, 2021 at 7:04 am | Client review

      “Emily is a great person and very knowledgeable, attentive and highly professional doula.
      Our family is so grateful for her help in labor, our baby was born healthy by natural delivery and we’ll keep wonderful birth experience for all our lives.
      Emily’s help was priceless – she was like a fairy making the atmosphere pleasant and beautiful and at the same time she was like a good commander who acted professionally and gave clear commands to my husband to work as a team and support me. Thank you, Emily!”

    • Kylie
      January 13, 2021 at 7:06 am | Client review

      Emily was amazing and I could not have done the birth without her support! She was so knowledgeable and comforting while I was in labor and after helping me learn how to breastfeed my daughter.

    • Sharose
      January 18, 2021 at 9:18 am | Client review

      “We decided to have our second child at home and hired Emily as our Doula. I initially chose her because she was extremely informative during our first phone conversation. She is qualified not only in Doula care but also as a lactation consultant and certified in spinning babies technique.

      Leading up to my labor she stayed in contact, messaging me every week to check in with me if I had any questions or concerns. During our prenatal visit she showed my husband, sister and I techniques to help me during labor and help the baby to be in an ideal position for birth.

      I don’t know that I could’ve had a natural, medicated home birth with out her. During labor, she comforted me through the entire 9 hours, putting pressure on my pelvis, rubbing my temples and head and giving me powerful words of encouragement.

      After our son was born she continued to help educate me on ideal nursing positions, and check in on me to see how I was doing mentally and physically.

      Emily was absolutely an amazing support as a doula all around and I highly recommend her for anyone looking for extra support and education surrounding their pregnancy and labor.”

    • Brittany
      January 19, 2021 at 9:38 am | Client review

      Emily was easily reachable any time I contacted her. I would always give an update on how my pregnancy was going after each appointment and she was available for a phone call conversation every time. She came to our home for a prenatal visit and was able to explain a lot to my husband so he knew how to help me during labor. When it was time for Emily to come to the hospital, I was bouncing on a birthing ball, eyes closed, and doing my best to just breath through each contraction. I didn’t even see her when she came in. All I know was the room stared to smell amazing (she brings essential oils) and soothing music was playing on the rooms Bluetooth speakers. She put up string lights in the bathroom and started a warm bath. Imagine an amazing spa day, but with a baby at the end.

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