Are you looking for a better birth experience?
Consider using a doula - learn what a doula does here.
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Volunteer doulas have completed their doula training - they are volunteering their time for the births they need to complete their certification. volunteer doulas are not required to donate their doula services as part of their certification. It is customary to compensate volunteer/donation doulas for transportation and additional expenses such as childcare.
Certified DONA International Doulas
FYI - some qualified certified doulas practicing in Florida may be compensated by medicaid and Tricare.
Serves: Seminole, Orange and Central Florida Counties
From preconception to the early childhood years, I have the knowledge, skills, and experience to bring joy and peace to you and your growing family! I provide relevant and evidence-based information to my clients as a DONA certified birth doula, certified postpartum doula, childbirth educator, Dancing For Birth instructor, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and pediatric sleep consultant. I understand the incredible value of quality perinatal care and am most motivated by watching my clients flourish- feeling supported, equipped, and strong. It would be my privilege to serve you.
Serves: Northeast Florida area
Hello! My name is Nicole and I practice in Northeast Florida. Being a doula comes from my core and is more of an intuition rather than something learned. My goal is to provide you with a calm and non-judgemental atmosphere where you feel confident, peaceful, safe, and prepared. I take a holistic approach and will encourage you to follow your instincts. My focus is on gentle, calm, and peaceful childbirth. I have training in Spinning Babies and I am also a Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education instructor.
Serves: Tampa Bay, FL area
Julia Dixon is a DONA certified Birth Doula serving the Tampa Bay area. Julia had been interested in the childbirth experience since a class early in college, but it was not until her own birth that she realized how truly sacred the birth space is, and how important it is to feel safe and supported through that journey.Julia graduated with a BA in Sociology from University of Louisville in 2013. She moved with her husband from Kentucky to the Tampa area in 2016, and they welcomed their first daughter in 2018. Julia is an avid runner, reader, dog mom, and tea lover.
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: Memphis TN area
I am a DONA Certified Birth Doula in the Memphis, TN AREA. My ultimate goal is to provide a loving, caring, and and supporting experience during and after birth. I recognize the importance of being a strong supporter in the laboring process and welcoming a new bundle of joy. I love the opportunity to make this experience as fulfilling as possible. My experience and strength relies on the confidence in knowing how to meet a person’s needs while going through their birthing experience.
Serves: Vero Beach
My natural motherly instincts have always been very strong. I decided to share my gift with those who are called to me through my work as a doula. As a certified DONA International birth doula, a childbirth educator, a postpartum doula, and a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor, my purpose is to assist women and their partners with having a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. As the founder of Universal Birth Pros we have a team that will hold space for all mothers, while encouraging them to be the leader of their own birth. We also work closely with my motivator husband Andre who is a trained Birth Companion Coach.
Charity Nicole Darby
Serves: St Augustine to Daytona Beach
My natural motherly instincts have always been very strong. I decided to share my gift with those who are called to me through my work as a doula. As a certified DONA International birth doula, a childbirth educator, a postpartum doula, and a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor, my purpose is to assist women and their partners with having a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience. As the founder of Universal Birth Pros we have a team that will hold space for all mothers, while encouraging them to be the leader of their own birth.
Serves: Tampa Bay,FL area
Hayley's interest in birth work began after arriving home from the hospital from an unexpected plot twist in her birth story! Realizing how supportive her own doula was inspired her to take on that role for other birthing families. Her extensive research and classes before the birth of her son only added to her interest in the birth world.
Hayley trained to be a birth assistant at a local birth center, and this experience pushed her to pursue her doula certification. She is a DONA Certified Birth Doula, with a Neonatal Resuscitation Certification. She stands by the words "Support, Advocate, & Inform" and believes she offers all three to birthing families.
Serves: Jacksonville, FL area
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
he birthing woman. Janet says her goal is "for women to achieve a positive birth experience that will be considered a highlight of their life."
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.
My name is Melissa Moulton 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!