Are you looking for a better birth experience? Consider using a doula as she completes her "Doulaship" (internship) . . . . .
Learn more about what a doula does here.
To find a volunteer doula click Volunteer Doulas here,
The list of Volunteer Doulas are donating their services during their certification process - donations for travel and childcare expenses are appreciated. These doulas have taken the required birth doula training with Rae Davies. The "Fee for Service Certified Doulas" listed below are DONA International certified professional doulas that are compensated for their services, Read DONA International's recommendations for hiring a doula here.
Fee for Service DONA International Certified Doulas
Birth, children, and early childhood education have always captivated my interest.
As a school teacher, school owner, yoga instructor, and now doula it is my true life’s purpose is to serve others and to make people feel safe, honored, and accepted. Whether it is in the classroom, yoga studio, or hospital room, my mission is clear. As your doula, I believe you are worthy of a birth team that respects you, a birth space that comforts you, and a MINDFUL birth experience that empowers you! I am DONA certified CD(DONA) as well as prenatal and postpartum yoga certified through baby bliss yoga. It is my honor to join you and your partner to help you become your most excited, empowered, and confident selves as you take your first steps into parenthood.
Emily's love for “all things to do with pregnancy” was sparked when she was just 13 after meeting a missionary midwife in Pakistan. Graduating from Addington Hospital School of Nursing and Midwifery School in South Africa, she has attended more than 700 births over her career in birth as midwife, birth assistant, and doula. Known as "Memmy" in the Birth Doula community, she supports families ("Memmy's Mommas") in Home birth, Birth Center birth, and Hospital birth. Emily believes it's her privilege to support families in their healthy birthing choices and is honored to do so. No longer wearing the "nurse midwife's cap", Emily says that she proudly wears the "Doula Hat with a Midwife's Eyes and Mother's Heart".
Serves: St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Flagler & Volusia Counties
Lisa Olschewske is a DONA Certified Birth Doula, a Lactation Counselor, a LaLeche League Leader, a Sacred belly bind artist, and a professional photographer specializing in maternity, birth, breastfeeding, and family. Lisa has 18 plus years experience serving families, and a tremendous passion for all things birth and breastfeeding. She is considered an amazing asset to all who engage her services. Lisa resides in beautiful St Augustine, Florida with her six children.
My name is Melissa Kerce and I am a certified DONA doula in the Jacksonville area. My experience includes attending births in hospitals, VBAC’s, cesareans, home births and birth centers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and bring ample knowledge of prenatal/postpartum exercise and yoga to your pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. After completing my doula training in 2018, I dove into learning about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and have a passion to ensure all parents are connected with the resources and support they need. I am now pursuing a Master’s of Social Work to help parents find their groove physically and mentally before, during and after birth. Sliding scales are always available and I take United Healthcare insurance.
Serves: Orange and surrounding counties
I am a certified DONA birth doula. I am also a postpartum doula, do placenta encapsulation, belly casting, and other birth related services. I have always had a passion for pregnancy and birth, and for loving on moms and their families. As a birth doula, I strive to provide a higher standard of care and support for the mother and her family. I promise to be non-judgmental and support mom and her partner with their choices and preferences. I will educate you and teach you how to advocate for yourself, ensuring you to have a memorable birth experience. I will not only be your doula, but the one you can always count on to have your very best interest at heart, and desire to help you achieve your plans and goals. I really look forward to meeting you, your family and your birth team. God bless!
Serves: Brevard County
Experiencing the births of my 3 beautiful children gave me the passion and desire to become a Certified Doula with DONA in 2014. I am a licensed massage therapist and have found many comforting ways to use my skills during the labor of my clients. I have found many rewards in participating in my client's birth. My goals as a Doula are to provide exceptional care, support, imformation and comfort during a very special moment for my clients...the MIRACLE of their baby.
Areas Served: Jacksonville and the Beaches
Janet weaves four disciplines of nursing, childbirth education, counseling and doula into a supportive web that embraces the birthing family. Forty years ago as a student nurse she recognized the profound effect that birth has on women and their families. Since that time, she has added her experiences as an ICEA certified childbirth educator and DONA doula to her Masters in Christian Psychology to create a special network of skills to assist the birthing woman. Janet says her goal is "for women to achieve a positive birth experience that will be considered a highlight of their life."
A certified birth and postpartum doula, Pilates specialist, childbirth educator and dancer. As a birth doula she integrates her movement expertise to help women with progression, comfort, and providing constant support throughout their labor. Jennifer creates a calm environment by employing relaxation techniques, providing comfort through touch and mindful visualizations. As the owner of mumda, her vision is to create a team of doulas and wellness experts to guide women to resources for their childbirth needs all under one roof.