Are you looking for a better birth experience? Consider using a doula as she completes her "Doulaship" (internship) . . . . .
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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
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.
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.
Amy is a mother of four who has always been drawn to the birth community. Early on she discovered what she loved most - supporting families through their childbearing years, and that it was a profession she could devote herself to. Her passion and drive is to support women in all births. Amy recognizes the need for professional birth care that is gentle, nurturing and offers the support that a woman needs to feel in control of her own experience. She believes every woman should have the opportunity to feel empowered by her birth and not be led to fear it.
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."
I am passionate about working with a mother (and family) during one of the most miraculous events of their life, and that bringing a child into this world is a natural, beautiful moment. I believe that parents should be well-informed about their choices, and my goal is to do all that I can to partner with the parents in bringing forth their ideal birth. I have 4 children of my own and have different birth experiences with each one. I also have attended births at hospitals, birthing centers and home births.
Phone: 904-713-3676 email@example.com
Serves: Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Middleburg, Orange Park, south Georgia.
I'm a DONA certified Birth Doula, Full Circle certified placenta encapsulation specialist, a coordinator for the Jacksonville Florida chapter of Improving Birth, leader of the Northeast Florida chapter of the Peaceful Parenting Network, and a Co-Director of Intact Florida. My journey began with my personal birth experiences - I was alone and uneducated with my first and had a doula for my second and that changed my life. Now I strive to give women an empowering birth experience! Se habla español, falo português.
Area Served: Brevard County
I became interested in being a Doula after the home birth of my first son. I’m the mother of two boys, and I have an overwhelming desire to support mothers who believe their bodies can, should, and will birth naturally, without unnecessary interventions. I live in Central Brevard County - I'm available to go anywhere from north to south Brevard. I encourage moms-to-be to contact me regarding any questions (even if you decide not to utilize my services)!