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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

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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
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Anna Heintzelman

Mount Dora, FL

4 reviews • 276 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 276 families supported • 5 years experience

I am a wife and the mother of 6 beautiful children. My family is the most important part of my life. Nurturing relationships with those most significant people in my life is my top priority. This is why I only take on 2-3 clients a month. I want to be able to devote the necessary energy you deserve as a client. Once you sign with me, I am available by phone or text any time. I want to develop a strong relationship of trust with you so that I can best support you and your growing family. Nurturing the body and soul with good nutrition, yoga and exercise, massage and teaching relaxation techniques that will help you throughout pregnancy and labor are of utmost importance to me. I have always been passionate about pregnancy, birth and empowering women in their journey. My grandfather was an OBGYN and my mother was an herbalist so I grew up with the perfect blend of medical and holistic care. Birthwork has been my natural calling. I am a DONA trained doula as well as a Childbirth Educator. My husband Joseph and I provide classes for couples at The Educated Mama as well as private in-home classes. I offer both labor/birth support as well as postpartum services including placenta encapsulation and tinctures. I have also taken a Birth Assistant training course and currently work as a midwife assistant for local birth centers and home birth midwives.

Care philosophy

My goal is to provide all-encompassing support to the family as a whole. Whether it is birth or postpartum support services you need, I am there to assist both parents physically, emotionally and mentally. I will provide the education you need to make evidence based decisions as you prepare for your new baby and the changes ahead.

Areas served

  • Central Florida
  • Orlando
  • Ocala
  • Kissimmee

Reviews

  • Alexia
    March 27, 2021 at 8:35 am | Client review

    My birth experience was absolutely wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and experienced so encouraging,supportive kind,comforting I highly recommend her as a doula

$ flexible
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Meggie Eaton

Leesburg, FL

6 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

6 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Women have been uniquely designed to create life in their wombs. Immediately after God joined together man and woman in Eden, He blessed them and told them to "be fruitful and multiply." Bringing forth a new generation is holy work, whether one realizes it or not, and our society's perspective on motherhood and birth has lasting impacts on the generations to come. Everything about feminine design is awe-inspiring - from the way only a woman's pelvis is shaped to guide a baby to the earth, or the way breasts produce such nourishing milk, or how a placenta is a completely new organ that is created to interlay nutrition and so much more to the growing baby. Furthermore, this design influences the woman and baby during the labor and birthing process. Having full confidence in a creator not only applies to our bodies, but also applies to the abundance of resources given to us through herbs and foods to positively impact and prepare our body for labor. Knowing and applying proper nutrition and proper herbal medicine is also a key factor in healthy and successful birth outcomes. Science and statistics have shown and proven that a doula who uses ancient and traditional practices to support a laboring woman greatly improves positive outcomes, increases the likeliness of a healthy mom and baby, greatly reduces the risk of emergencies and reduces the use of medications.

Care philosophy

I provide prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum birth support to women in the Lake County and surrounding areas. I firmly believe that the creation of life, the birth of a soul, and the development of a mother are experiences that require deep reverence - profound awe and respect. These experiences should not be given flippant attention, but diligent and personal care of utmost regard.

Areas served

  • Leesburg, FL
  • Mount Dora, FL
  • Lady Lake, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Longwood, FL
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Clermont, FL
  • The Villages, FL
  • Wildwood, FL
  • Oxford. FL
  • Belleview, FL

Reviews

  • Ashley
    July 16, 2024 at 5:13 pm | Client review

    She is very knowledgeable and kind and sweet. She was just what I needed for my birth.

$ 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
$ 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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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.

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Dr. Bonnie Barnhart

Eustis, FL

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

As I am aware, I am the ONLY Doctor of Chiropractic who is also a Doula in the Central Florida area. I work in conjunction with the Community Birth and Wellness Center in Eustis, FL. As I am a Doctor, my scope of practice allows me to do more for mommas in labor than any Doula without such a license. I can also adjust and examinate your newborn!

Care philosophy

I have spent my entire career focused on helping mothers have a better pregnancy, birth and post-partum experience. The majority of my patients are pregnant moms and their newborns. I am very blessed to be helping people every day with what I have learned through my extensive scholastic education and hands-on experience.

Areas served

  • Clermont, FL
  • Lake County, FL
  • Orange County, FL
$ 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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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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Kaitlyn Lampron

Merritt Island, FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am just starting my journey to becoming a true birth doula and I'm working hard to get my certification through DONA. Right now, I work as a nanny for one family, full time, but they are very supportive of my pursuing my career. As for my practice, I believe birth is about love, comfort and compassion. There will be no judgement for whatever direction you chose to take for your birth. As long as mom and baby are healthy, I'm happy. The support i provide is soled based of what you need or thing you might. I have plenty of options for comfort measures and I'm open to hear anything you have in mind.

Care philosophy

When i was a teenager, I was able to experience the process of labor and a role of support with my mother who had three home births. After everything settled down, her midwife told me I would make a great doula. Since then ive wanted to support other women through their incredible journey to motherhood.

Areas served

  • Rockledge, FL
  • Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Port St John, FL
  • Cocoa, FL
$ 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.

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Shiraya McCain

Deltona, FL

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a pastor’s wife, mom of 3 and a birth doula. I never knew what a doula was until after my 3rd child. I wasnt sure what I wanted to do in life but I knew birth was a passion. So I scoured the internet and came across Birth Arts International. That is where is did all of my doula training. It took me 2 years to complete. I became a doula because I wish I would have had that support when I was pregnant/in labor and after birth. I love helping families discover how strong they are. Seeing squishy, cute babies are just icing on the cake!

Care philosophy

I believe birth/postpartum is a sacred time in a woman’s life and she deserves all the support and love she can get. I want to be the support to women that I so desperately needed and didn’t have in my pregnancies/births.

Areas served

  • Volusia County
  • Deltona
  • Deland
  • Debary
  • Sanford
  • Orange City
  • Daytona
  • Orlando
$ 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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Gina Parani

Winter Springs, FL

0 reviews • 29 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 29 families supported • 2 years experience

I believe women should birth where they feel safe, and with a support team that they feel comfortable with and intimately connected to. I believe our modalities of healing and heath care need to be in alignment with our belief system, to be effective. I respect the inherent shift in all of these functioning parts as we move through and evolve in life and subsequent birthing experiences. Knowing the support we call into one birth may look strikingly different than what we call into the next, or the next. My passion is assisting people in cultivating their unique pregnancy, birth and postpartum plan, rooted in autonomy, given the financial resources available to them. I will provide options, information, resources and emotional support for all pregnancy outcomes. Maternal health is foundational to humanity's health. Postpartum care is currently a missing piece of well-woman care and is a NECESSITY not a luxury. I am available to support you in this time with a closing ceremony to honor your transition into motherhood. I believe nutrition is fundamental to our health and healing, especially in the postpartum period. I can provide meal planning and preparation, household clean up, lactation support and sibling care so you can focus on snuggling with your baby and partner.

Care philosophy

Every birth is a transformation, a rite of passage, that is profoundly connected to everything that comes after, for generations. Just as so, all of your prior rites of passage and influences will affect what you bring into your birth experience; including your own birth, personal and generational traumas, family stories, cultural stories, your relationship with your menstrual cycle and your body.

Areas served

  • Within 30 miles of Orlando, FL.
  • Virtual Services available

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 Orlando, FL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Orlando, 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 Orlando, FL in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Orlando, FL. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Orlando, 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, the average cost of a doula in Orlando, FL is $888, but typically ranges from $647 to $1,130. These costs are based on a representative group of 35 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Orlando area. The average cost of a doula in Orlando, FL is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Florida, which is $782.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Orlando, FL is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando, 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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