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Found 2 Pros in Palm Bay, FL, USA | Birth doula support
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Christy Lyn

Melbourne Village, FL

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 9 years experience

I’ve had the privilege to support many local moms through pregnancy and postpartum. I would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how I can help make your birthing experience positive and memorable. The journey of a new mother is a profound one. It is a time of great opportunity and great vulnerability. I am always mindful of this transition and meet it with respect and support. I’m available for hospital, home births, and births centers. Call for a free virtual consultation.

Care philosophy

Each mom to be has her own unique birth plan. I offer the education and support she needs to help make her goals a reality.

Areas served

  • Melbourne
  • Palm Bay
  • Indialantic
  • Satellite Beach
  • Cocoa
  • Treasure Coast
  • Ft. Pierce
  • Orlando
  • Central Florida


  • Maria
    August 10, 2022 at 10:33 am | Client review

    Christy’s attention to detail was so needed for me as first time mom and then again for 2nd and 3rd baby. Her ability to be soft and understanding while also informing me of all my options at birth was insightful and needed to help me have the birth I wanted. Christy’s postpartum care and knowledge was awesome. She was such a blessing to have help us navigate those first couple of months as well. You can tell she has passion and love for this work. She was like having a family member or best friend at your side caring for you and your baby.

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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

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 Palm Bay, FL.  

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

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Palm Bay, FL. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, FL to be $782, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Florida. The cost of a doula in Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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 Palm Bay, 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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