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Rachael Clare Balthazor, Doula , Owner - "Precious Beginnings Postpartum Doula Services"
RachelGreater Huntsville, Alabama area.
Description: Postpartum Doula "The decision you make to have a doula will make a huge difference in your recovery from childbirth. Research has proven that doula support can reduce the incidence of postpartum depression, increase breastfeeding success, and enhance bonding. Being well rested and feeling nurtured is an important component to gaining confidence as a parent and a mother!"
Telephone: 256.325.6110 Address: Madison, Alabama
Webpage:           Submitted: 01/21/06  Updated: 03/06/06

Tori Dennis, CPM, RN, CLD
Where: Southern TN and Northern AL
Description: Homebirth midwife and doula
Comments: I believe in the gentle birth process, with as little intervention as possible.  I am a Certified Professional Midwife, a Certified Doula, and a Registered Nurse. I own a birth pool if waterbirth is desired.
Webpage:                Submitted: 9/07/07

Judi Dupuy, CLD - "Mobile Labor Doulas"
Mobile, Alabama and surrounding areas including Keesler Air force Base
I am a certified labor doula. I have been a doula for two years providing doula services.
Telephone: 251-973-2294
Email:                                          Submitted: 06/30/05

Stacie Hunt, CPM, LMT, CH
Where: Middle TN. and North Al.
Comments: I offer homebirth midwifery services for middle TN and north AL. I believe that childbirth is a natural process that should be completed with as little intervention as possible. I have been in the midwifery field for more than ten years. I am also a licensed massage therapist and certified herbalist.
Telephone: 1-931-629-5043
Email:                                                          Submitted:  6/05/07

Jennifer Landis, LD, CBE - "Sacred Mother Journey"
Huntsville and Decatur, AL
Description: Labor Support and Birth Mentor
Comments: I provide continuous, individualized attention, reassurance, and loving support to ensure that you have a safe and satisfying childbirth and the perfect environment for welcoming your little one. Services: Prenatal visit and consultation with mother and partner to discuss parents' desires and preparations for birth; Phone and e-mail support as needed during pregnancy and immediate post-partum; Labor support at home or hospital as needed; Will help to create a positive, lasting memory of childbirth; Knowledge about breast feeding techniques, common breast problems, and solutions.
I have been trained as a labor doula by CAPPA and maintain a membership with CAPPA intl. I want to help empower parents to consciously create their birth experience. When I became pregnant with my daughter, I knew that I wanted to be an active participant in molding my birth experience. It was difficult for me to find information on gentle birth alternatives. I hope to bridge the gap between services and information available for the thoughtful expectant parents.
Telephone: 256-489-6022
Email:                                           Submitted: 07/26/05

Marla Magaha, CD(DONA) - "Emerald Coast Christian Doulas"
Marla Birth Doula (DONA) Labor Assistant/Monitrice (ALACE) Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Support.
Where: Pensacola, Florida and Foley, Alabama
Comments:  Since 1983 it has been a wonderful blessing to assist women with the birth of their child. I believe knowledge empowers women to make educated choices about their births. As a birth Doula and Labor Support/Monitrice I support the woman in her choices during her pregnancy, labor and birth process. As a Childbirth Educator I will give you knowledge during you pregnancy so you can choose the best for you and your child.
As a Birth Doula I will be with you during your labor from the time you feel you need me to the birth and early postpartum. Also as a Monitrice I can give you support at home during labor with blood pressure checks, dilation checks and fetal heart tones. My training for a Doula is with (DONA) and (ALACE) as a Labor Support/Monitrice.
Email:                                     Submitted: 11/04/05  Updated:  07/30/07

Tami & Ken Maloney, AAHCC
Tami and Ken The Bradley Method of Childbirth
Where: Decatur, Alabama
Description: Childbirth Classes
Comments: Teaching since 1998 and having four natural births, Tami and Ken are excited to share their knowledge of The Bradley Method (r) of Childbirth! These classes are comprehensive in preparing for ALL aspects of birth and will leave couples feeling confident in their ability to discuss choices with their birth team, to have a low risk pregnancy and to trust the natural process!
Webpage:          Submitted: 08/30/05

Donna Mitchell, DEM - "Morning Star Community Midwives"
Where: central and north Alabama
Homebirth midwife
Comments:   Homebirths, waterbirths
Telephone: 205 657 1845
Email:                         Submitted: 7/26/2006

Ashley Motzenbecker, CD (CBI) - "Wiregrass Doula Services"
AshleyWhere: Dothan, AL
Description: Wiregrass Doula Services is located in Dothan, Alabama and serves the women in all the surrounding counties. I offer a comprehensive birth package to help you to have the birth you deserve.
Comments: As your doula I will help you prepare for your choices. I will be with you throughout labor and birth to provide reassurance, physical and emotional support and encouragement. I will suggest ways to improve progress and ease discomfort. I can offer hands on assistance with massage and gentle guidance. I am the one source of continuous care from the beginning to the end.
Telephone: (334) 726-9267
Webpage:        Submitted: 08/03/2007

Wendy Robertson, CLD, CBE  - "Wendyrful DOULA Services"
Huntsville, AL
Description: Doula, Childbirth Education, Lactation Education
My name is Wendy and I am a mother of five.  I have been studying natural childbirth and birthing options for over nine years.  I joined the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) in 2001 when my family was stationed in Japan, and began their distance learning program for Doula Certification.  I finished my certification as a Labor Doula here in Alabama with several hands-on training sessions, including Lactation Educator and Childbirth Educator classes.  I have learned so much as well from attending women in labor as a doula, and from the births of my own five children.  Helping a woman find her strength and power as she gives birth to her baby is a truly awesome experience, of which I am privileged to be a part.  I am a member of Operation Special Delivery for spouses of personnel currently stationed overseas, and offer discounts to other military families.
I love helping pregnant and birthing mothers and families to have wonderful births. My philosophy is basically this: Read, Read, Read! Inform yourself, if you don’t know what choices you have, then you don’t have any choices.
Telephone: 256-783-9312
Webpage:                                      Submitted: 06/30/05

Jeanne Stolaas, CD(CBI), CD(DONA), CBE(ACBE) - "Doula Birthing Assistant Care"
JeanneHuntsville/Madison, Alabama
Description: Birth/Labor Doula
Comments: I am a labor and birth doula providing informational, physical and emotional care for women during childbirth in the Huntsville and Madison area of Alabama. I want to encourage and support other mothers so that their memories will be ones to treasure. Having had 6 children myself, I understand the need of another caring woman whose sole purpose is to comfort, reassure, and encourage the mother while remaining with her continually. My purpose is to help mothers to be in control of their own births with a conscious effort of their own design.
Telephone: (256)852-7309
Address: Huntsville, AL
Webpage:                        Submitted: 3/19/06   Updated:  1/01/2013

bullet Alaska:

Angela Davis - "Family Doula Services"
Angela Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
Description: I am a doula helping support women while laboring and giving birth. To help your family have a special delivery.
Comments: To offer emotional and physical support to laboring moms and their families. Helping your family to have a special delivery that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Telephone: 907-458-7034
Address: 465 Kentshire Dr
Webpage:                Submitted:  6/27/07

Kelly Dunham, AAHCC - "Alaska Babies Childbirth"
Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Classes
Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska
Description: Bradley Method Childbirth Classes
Telephone: (907)274-2878
Email:                 Submitted: 05/16/05

Katie Garrity - "Lunar Baby Doula"
Fairbanks, AK
Description: doula, childbirth educator
Comments:   I provide birth and postpartum doula services. I teach private childbirth classes.  I also have a lending library.
Email:                             Submitted: 01/28/06  Updated:  18/04/2007

Georganne Hampton - "Cloud 9 Doula Services"
GeorganneDoula, Certified Breastfeeding Educator
Fairbanks, Alaska and the surrounding area.
Providing emotional, educational, and physical support to birthing women and their families.
I have been a doula for over 5 years and feel it is an honor to be invited to such momentous occasions.
Telephone: 907-456-2229 (BABY)
Webpage:                      Submitted: 08/12/04

Katie Mader - "SweetPea Baby
Where: Fairbanks, AK
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I am a birth doula and I am completing my certification as an infant massage instructor.  I am there to help mothers with comfort techniques and to help them follow their birth plan.
Webpage:                          Submitted: 10/14/2009

Sonna Milliron, CD(DONA) - "Boreal Born Doula Service, (an extension of The Natural Wisdom Project)"
Where: Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Description: Birth Doula
Comments:  Free initial consultation, at least 2 prenatal visits, more if requested or necessary; book and video lending library; assistance with birth plan; personal childbirth education; sibling childbirth preparation; continuous support from the onset of labor through the entire birth process and two hours postpartum (more if necessary); birth photos and/or video; birth story; at least two postpartum visits; phone contact up to three months postpartum (more if necessary); referrals to postpartum doulas. Helping families to find, trust and follow their own Natural Wisdom.
Telephone: (907) 456-1437
Address: P.O. Box 378 Ester, Alaska 99725
Email:                                     Submitted: 10/07/05

Heather Reier, CD(DONA)
HeatherWhere: Anchorage, AK
Description: Certified Birth Doula
Comments: As a doula I accompany you during labor, taking care of your emotional needs throughout birth. I also provide support and suggestions for your partner that can enhance their experience of birth. How this applies to each woman can vary widely: some women want a gentle, reassuring presence at their birth to help them with breathing and comfort measures... others want a full-blown labor coach to enforce their birth plan... still others just want an extra person on hand to take pictures, coordinate relatives, watch kids and run errands. I don't go to births with any personal preconceived ideas of how it should play out; your birth plan is my birth plan. I am there to discover what your wants and needs are, then exceed them in every way possible.
Telephone: (907)350-3671
Address: 11026 Forest Drive, Anchorage
Webpage:                        Submitted: 10/30/2008

Cindy Earley-Steinke, CBRE
Description: Brio Birth natural childbirth classes and doula services in Anchorage, AK
Comments: 12 weeks of Brio Birth classes – the most comprehensive, up-to-date childbirth curriculum around! I also offer doula services that cover pre-natal visits, on-call service for the birth, and two postpartum visits.
Telephone: 907-344-6210
Webpage:                      Submitted: 03/20/06  Updated: 01/03/11

Laura Tolman, CD
Description: ACBE certified doula and childbirth educator
Organization: Pregnancy, Babies and Such
Where: Anchorage
Description: Doula and Childbirth educator/ teacher
Comments: I provide personalized childbirth education in a classroom setting or in a private in-home individual setting for the mom and dad or support person. I also provide birth doula services which include pre-natal visits and help with birth plans and a post natal visit as well as attending the labor and delivery. I have many techniques and skills that would benefit a mother in labor and my desire is to help her achieve a positive birthing experience. I also have Christian birth information available if requested. Call or email me for more information regarding costs, class dates, and birth doula services. Thank you!
Telephone: 907-529-7403
Webpage:            Submitted:  8/22/07

Ashleigh Welch, PBD, PPD - "Gentle Beginnings Birth and Postpartum Support Services"
AshleighBirth and Postpartum Doula
Fairbanks North Star borough, Fairbanks, Alaska and surrounding area.
Informed childbirth education classes, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Services, Belly Casting, Birth photos, Father to doula training class, Trust Birth pregnancy discuss groups. Young Parents support group, doula services and childbirth education program provided at no cost. All services are based on a sliding fee scale.
Telephone: Home  907-474-8020  Cell Number: 907-590-9952
Address: P.O. Box 462 Ester, AK 99725
Webpage:           Submitted: 04/14/04         Updated: 7/20/07

Maranda Williamson, ICCE  - "Balli Birthing"
MarandaWhere: Anchorage, Alaska
Description: Natural Childbirth Educator
Comments: Balli Birthing specializes in childbirth education class in the Anchorage area. We strongly believe that the childbearing woman is at her fullest strength and power when she is comfortable, aware, and properly educated on the process of birth and her own ability to cope with labor.
Telephone: 907.947.7722
Webpage:                 Submitted: 08/23/10


Kara Ananda, CST, CD, CBE - "Circles of Alchemy"
KaraSedona, Arizona
Description: Conscious Birth Consultations, Online Childbirth Class, Private Childbirth Education, Craniosacral Therapy for Pregnancy, Infants, and Families, Conscious Birth Ambassador Training, Author of "Birth's Evolution" Book.
Telephone: 928-232-0665
Webpage:                 Submitted: 03/15/06    Updated: 09/03/2010

Tiffany Avila
Where: Tucson, AZ
Description: Doula Working towards DONA certification.
Telephone: 520-609-5934
Email:                         Submitted: 2/11/2009

Elizabeth Blitz, RN, BSN, CD, CPES AZ - "Birth Doulas, LLC"
ElizabethWhere: Phoenix, AZ
Description: Birth Doula Support, Placenta Encapsulation Services, and Professional Birth Plan Development Assistance
Comments: I believe birth is a sacred journey which will make a lasting impression on your life. This is why I specialize in making your birth and postpartum experience the best it can be.
Telephone: 480-678-9574
Webpage:                      Submitted: 12/17/10

Lea Blumberg, Director/ Founder- "New Life Awareness Institute"
LeaPhoenix, Arizona
HypnoBirthing, Doula, Prenatal Parenting, Hypnosis. The programs NLAI offer support not just the individual working through life issues, but educates parents before their children are born on the environment in which the baby develops. Empowering individuals and their families with knowledge, skills and choices to bring about the best possible solution for a happier life, a relaxed home and a healthy peaceful birth.
I am the Director of the Prenatal Parenting Program® for the state of Arizona where I have been studying and practicing since 1986. I have worked directly with children for children’s charity groups and Hospice since 1994. I am an Ordain Minister and hold practitioner certifications in Medical Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy®, Prenatal Parenting®, HypnoBirthing®, and Professional Labor Assistant. I am also a certified Master Teacher of Reiki and Karuna Reiki. I am a graduate of the HypnoBirthing Institute, Prenatal Parenting Institute, and the Institute of Medical Hypnosis were I studied with Dr. Michael Preston, PhD. I am registered with the International Center of Reiki Training and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology, and Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis.
Address: New Life Awareness Institute c/o Lea Blumberg P.O. Box 72108, Phoenix, Arizona 85050
Telephone: Office - 480-502-5074
Webpage:                 Submitted: 11/21/03    Updated: 07/30/07

Connie Canada, LM, CPM - "Arizona Womb Service, LLC"
Where: Phoenix, Valley Wide, Arizona
Description: Midwife
Comments: Homebirth Midwifery Services where a woman is always supported in her choices
Telephone: 623-533-5160
Address: 9800 West Peoria Ave., Suite 3, Peoria Arizona 85345
Webpage:                 Submitted: 1/24/2010

Mani Canaday, RMT, CCBE, Doula/Monitrice, Student Midwife - "Healing Hands of AZ"
Where: Phoenix, AZ
Comments: I am student midwife, and am able to provide primary midwifery care under the direct supervision of the midwives I work with. I work independently as a doula, monitrice, and reiki master, and teach both private and group childbirth education classes.
Telephone: 602-400-0697
Address: Phoenix, AZ
Webpage:        Submitted: 2/21/08

Wendi Cleckner, LM - "Freedom and the Seed LLC "
WendiTempe, AZ
Description: Licensed Midwife Certified Professional Midwife
Comments: Freedom and the Seed LLC is a homebirth practice run by a team of amazing midwives. We focus one preconception counseling, excellent prenatal care, a supportive and empowering homebirth/waterbirth and 6 weeks of postpartum care. We also offer Well Woman Care along with community gatherings of all kinds.
Telephone: 480.528.1689
Address: 170 S Ash Ave Tempe AZ 85281
Webpage:                        Submitted: 03/28/05  Updated:  01/06/11

Jenny David, CD, CBE, (AAHCC), CBC - "Valley Childbirth Support Services"
JennyWhere: Phoenix, Arizona
Description: Labor Doula, Childbirth Education (Bradley Method), Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
Comments: Providing childbirth support to women in the Phoenix Metro area through doula services, childbirth education and breastfeeding support. I'm a native Arizonan and a certified teacher, with degrees from ASU and NAU in Education and have recently been taking classes in Women's Studies. I am married and am mother to three extraordinary children: two adults and one amazing four year old, (yes she was a wonderful surprise!)  Through the experience and wisdom gained from my own birth experiences, as well as my busy life as mother and educator, I slowly came to realize that I was being called to work with pregnant and birthing women.  In 2004, I certified as a childbirth instructor and doula with the American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth, (AAHCC) - The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. In 2006, I became a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor and am continuing my education in the field of lactation support. I believe that pregnancy is a vitally important time in a woman's life, preparing her physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the transition into becoming a mother.
As a labor doula and childbirth educator, part of my job is to provide you with information based on reliable, accurate evidence. After studying and reflecting on this information, you will then be prepared to make informed choices that are best for you, your baby, and your family. I am aware that the birthing experience is different for every mother and I am honored to be able to support women in the birth of their preference, therefore, I offer my services to all women, whether they are planning to birth in a hospital, birth center, or at home, supporting them through natural, medicated, or cesarean births. Giving birth is an experience that the mother will remember for the rest of her life, and I take seriously my commitment to nurture and protect the mother's memory of her birth experience.
Telephone: 602-670-4762
Webpage:                          Submitted:  08/13/07

Terry Emrick, RN, ICCE/CCCE, CD, MP, CPD - "Birth Matters!"
Phoenix, AZ
Description: I am a labor doula, post partum doula, childbirth educator, and massage practitioner. I have been certified to teach "Baby's First Massage" to new parents. I am also a CAPPA approved trainer for labor doulas, childbirth educators and post partum doulas.
Comments: Birth Matters is an organization that was developed to provide quality support for the childbearing family before, during, and after pregnancy and birth. I have a passion for working with birthing families, and have been doing so since 1988.
Telephone: 602-615-3966
Address: Phoenix, AZ
Email:                                         Submitted: 06/29/05

Lorraine Ferrante, LPN, BSW, - "Conscious Choices Doula Services"
Flagstaff, Arizona
Description: Pre and Post Natal doula services, breastfeeding counselor, student midwife. Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, Certified birth and postpartum doula.
Comments: I have been providing services to women for 12 years.
Webpage:                       Submitted: 04/05/2007

Michelina Harding, CBNE, RHt, CLA - "Birthnosis Institute"
MichelinaChildbirth educator and labor assistant
Gilbert, Arizona
Comments: We believe that every woman should have the opportunity to use her natural birthing instincts to have an easier, more comfortable birth experience.  Birthnosis will give the mother and her birth partner a better understanding of the birth process and will aid them in enjoying this experience.
Telephone: 480.218.1347
Webpage:         Submitted: 04/23/03

Alison Haasch, Labor Doula/ Monitrice - "Birth Trust Doula Services"
Phoenix, AZ
Description: Doula/Monitrice, Childbirth Educator
Comments:   I have been a childbirth educator since 1998 and a doula since 2000. Currently I am a student midwife. As a doula, I fully support a woman in her choices for her birthing experience. With my advanced skills beyond the traditional scope of a doula, I can provide parents with the peace of mind of labor monitoring until reaching their place of birth or calling their midwife to attend.
Telephone: 602-663-0631
Address: Queen Creek, AZ
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 12/09/05

Jennifer Hoeprich, CD(DONA) - "Desert Moon Doulas"
JenniferWhere: Anthem, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale
Description: Doula and Childbirth Educator
SERVICES: Massage, Acupressure, Guided Imagery, Music, Prenatal Education, Continuous Labor Support, including endless suggestions for effective labor positions, Physical Support, Postpartum Services, Breastfeeding Support, Reiki Healing, Aromatherapy, Photos, Video, Free Labor Ball and Aromatherapy/Heat Therapy Rice Sock, and Free Access to the lending library of pregnancy books.
EDUCATION: I graduated from NAU in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in women's studies. I am currently a student midwife, and am certified in Level One Reiki Therapy. I am certified by DONA and have taken the preparatory class for Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) for Childbirth Education Certification. I belong to The Arizona Midwifery Institute, ADOBE, Nurturing Hearts Birth Services and Supported Birth of Arizona.
EXPERIENCE: I am experienced in the support of hospital births, birth center births and home births, including support of Bradley Method Couples, HypnoBirthing , VBAC and Water Births. I have also experienced my own unmedicated birth attended by a doula and midwife at Bethany Birth Center. I have been performing doula services since 2005.
BIRTH PHILOSOPHY: I trust birth. I believe that the thing most important to ensuring that a mom has a wonderful birth experience is her feeling of being supported 100% in whatever decisions she makes or actions she takes. I feel that my role as a doula is to empower moms in this most momentous time. Whether it be dancing with mom to get her back into the rhythm of labor or getting Dad a snack so he can reenergize and be there for mom, my goal is to provide continuous, unconditional support. Birth is amazing!
Telephone: (480) 239-2912
Webpage:                  Submitted: 8/19/07

Angela Horn, CD(DONA), CBC, CCCE, CHBE - "Birth Renaissance Services for the Childbearing Year"
AngelaWhere: Tucson, AZ
Description: Birth doula services, breastfeeding education and counseling, childbirth education, pregnancy and birth photography.
Comments: Certified Doula with over 10 years experience serving over 100 families.
Telephone: 520-870-0954
Webpage:                                         Submitted: 7/02/10

Sarah Horne - "Precious Bellies Birth Services"
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Description: Labor and Post partum Doula and Childbirth Educator - Doula, Childbirth Classes
Comments: I offer loving, understanding doula care and natural childbirth classes
Telephone: 602-748-3504
Webpage:                     Submitted: 8/29/10

Narsingh Khalsa, CD, AAHCC - "Family Born"
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Description: Childbirth educator, Doula, Yoga teacher, Midwifery student
Comments:   Childbirth education the Bradley way. Learn and have fun at the same time.  Take some time out of your busy day to learn how to relax and let go.. learn the complete course in childbirth education and how to be a labor support person.
Telephone: 602 253 6330
Email:                Submitted: 01/07/06

Jayme Kizzar - "Bumps & Bundles"
Where: Phoenix Metro
Description: Birth Doula
Telephone: (480) 302-1165
Webpage:                Submitted: 10/26/10

Shanna Kovach- "Cascabel Birth"
Description: Doula, Home-Birth Midwifery Assistant, Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Guide, Birth Educator, and Breast-Feeding Guide
Where: Tucson, Az.
Comments: I would love for you to visit my website for a complete description of my experience and services, or please feel free to call for more information.
Telephone: 520-272-9576
Webpage:                               Submitted: 7/09/10

Maryn Leister, LM, CPM - "Red Rock Midwifery"
Where: Northern Arizona
Description: midwife
Comments: Please visit my website for more information and to see if I may be the right midwife for you!
Webpage:                 Submitted: 3/2/2010

Lorraine Lorr, CD(DONA) - "C'Mon Baby!"
LorraineWhere: Tucson, Arizona
Description: "Natural" cert. birth Doula
Comments: serving home and birth center births
Telephone: 520-320-1917
Webpage:          Submitted: 8/21/10

Jessica McWilliams
Where: Tucson, AZ
Description: Doula
Comments: I am committed to helping you create your best birth experience possible.  I am trained to give continuous physical an emotional support during your labor including (but not limited to) massage, visualization, different positions, and breathing techniques. I look forward to making your childbirth experience as unique as you are!
Telephone: 5205913024
Email:                                            Submitted: 27/03/2007

Jude Melton, Certified Professional Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator - "Sunrise Midwifery"
JudePhoenix, Arizona
Description: Midwifery care
Comments: Complete maternity care including prenatal, birth and postpartum care, doula support, childbirth classes.
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Telephone: 480-784-7396
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/17/05

Danielle Muns, CD, CBE, Student Midwife - "Supported Birth of Arizona"
DaniellePhoenix, West Valley, Arizona
Doula and Childbirth Educator, student midwife
Childbirth Education - Helping you make conscious choices about the birth of your baby based on a combination of technical knowledge, confidence in the natural process of birth, self explorations and different pain coping tools and techniques.
Birth Doula Support - I am trained to provide continuous emotional and physical support during labor as needed: massage, help with birthing positions, herbal remedies and means of natural induction, a calm reassuring presence, advocacy for your wishes in a hospital setting, initial breastfeeding guidance and much more. I am a mother of three boys, two born in a hospital and my last born at home in the water using the HypnoBirthing Method.  I have been a doula since 2003.  I am also a childbirth educator and Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor.  I know that every woman possesses the power and strength to guide her on her journey to motherhood.  I am honored to attend births, and amazed every time!
Telephone: (623) 547-0980
Address: 13630 West Denton Street, Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
Webpage:                 Submitted: 07/07/04    Updated: 07/30/07

Angela Palmer, CD(DONA) - "Head First Doulas"
AngelaWhere: Tucson, Arizona
Description: Originally from South Carolina I moved around a lot as a child. I settled in Tucson because that's where the love of my life was.  I've been drawn toward pregnancy and babies since I was little. I started out babysitting, then when I was old enough began working in daycare. I wanted to be closer to the birth scene so when I learned about what a doula does I knew I had found my calling. I may someday pursue midwifery but for now I love being a doula.
Once I knew I was going to go through with it I started racking my brain for a name. I wanted something light and fun that made sense with what I do. My husband actually came up with Head First thinking well babies come out head first. I loved it because in an ideal world they do come out head first but also because as a doula I focus on moms "head" first.
Webpage:                         Submitted:  9/13/07

Sandra M Dos Santos Smith - "Everlasting Health Beauty & Doula Services"
SandraWhere: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Arizona
Description: Licensed Esthetician/Massage Therapist/Doula - To provide relaxing facials, waxing services, a total relaxing package before and after pregnancy.... massages to both parents, nanny services, I also teach Portuguese to families needing for travel purposes.
Comments: As a multi-tasker...about the only thing I can't do, is provide medical services, but please feel to email me, or call for any more info you may need. I appreciate your business.
Telephone: (602) 326-8902
Webpage:                        Submitted: 10/12/2008   Updated: 5/18/2009

Loree Scheyli, CD, LMT - "Birth Works Tucson"
LoreeWhere: massage and postpartum work in NW Tucson/Oro Valley only!   birth doula throughout Tucson
Description: certified: birth doula, lactation educator, newborn massage instructor, licensed & nationally certified massage therapist & soon to be certified postpartum doula
Comments: I have found my passion in working with women and their partners in the months surrounding birth. It is such a thrill to help women and babies out to get off to the best start possible.  I take a holistic approach  in all I do, understanding the mind body connection that comes into play so strongly with birth as well as breastfeeding and new parenting.  Everything goes best when you are as relaxed and as comfortable as possible and I feel that is my strongest point - helping women relax! Recommendations from former clients gladly provided upon request.
Telephone: 520-742-7108
Webpage: h                              Submitted: 10/19/2008

Stephanie Soderblom, AZCBE AZCD CCCE CD(DONA) CLD CAAC CBCStephanie -"Nurturing Hearts Birth Services"
Where: Phoenix Arizona
Description: Apprentice Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Doula and Childbirth Educator Trainer, Pregnancy/Birth Photographer
Comments: Nurturing Hearts Birth Services offers complete care for the expectant family.
I am a wife and mother of four who is a certified doula, certified childbirth educator, and certified breastfeeding counselor. I have been attending births since 1995. Not only was I born in Arizona, I am a fifth generation Arizonian who is honored to be helping families have a better birth experience, if not directly, then through those I have trained as doulas and childbirth educators.
Although I proudly support families with any type of birth, my specialties include VBACs, homebirths, and pregnancy after infertility. While my home and office are in Mesa, I travel all over the valley (and surrounding areas).
Telephone: 480-659-4162
Webpage:                Submitted:  09/24/06

Dawn Smyth - " Doula Dawn"
DawnWhere: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Greater East Valley
Description: Birth Doula, Child Birth Educator
Comments: I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, one born in the hospital and one at home, giving me two different and empowering births.
I a firm believer in the idea that our bodies were made to birth our babies. Birth is more than just another day in a woman's life, it is a day that will hold some of the most vivid and emotional memories that will last the rest of her life. It is the start of a new magical relationship between mom, dad and baby. It is my goal to enhance the strength, wisdom and confidence of each woman I serve, as well as assist with creating a beautiful and harmonious birth experience for each of the families I serve. I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, one born in the hospital and one at home, giving me two different and empowering births. I look forward to supporting your ideal birth.
Telephone: 602-315-0952
Webpage:                 Submitted: 3/20/2009

Greta Sprenkeling - "AZ Birth Connection"
Certified Doula, Pregnancy yoga instructor, Prenatal massage
Scottsdale and surrounding areas, Arizona
Bringing breakthrough methods for labor and birth without medication.
Uninterrupted care, guidance and encouragement.
Massage and counter pressure, help with positioning and breathing.
Providing emotional wellbeing, physical comfort and keep fear and anxiety out of the room.
Also prenatal and postpartum massage and yoga classes.
Telephone: 623-225-7276
Email:                              Submitted: 01/19/05

Kimberly Tinsman, CD(DONA
Where: Flagstaff
Description: Prenatal Birthing Doula - Birthing Doula/Breastfeeding/Childbirth Education
Telephone: 5124174134
Comments: Every woman who wants a doula deserves one! Your wishes will be honored.
Email:    Submitted:12/06/2012

Shannon Tuke, CD - "Baby Steps Birth and Labor Support"
ShannonWhere: Throughout the Phoenix Valley. Arizona
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a doula because I believe in giving women more choices in birthing.  I have a passion for helping prevent cesareans and experience in VBAC.  I have three children and I believe that their births led me to my journey in becoming a doula, and I am very thankful for that.
Telephone: 520-413-3053
Webpage:               Submitted: 8/25/2006       Updated: 07/30/07

Noelia M. Waldo, CD(DONA) HCHI  - "Tranquility Birth Services"
NoeliaPhoenix Metro area, AZ
Description: Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Classes and Birth Doula Services
Comments: I provide doula services to the women of Maryland with care and compassion. Belly Casting is also available.
Telephone: 480-295-0895
Address: Mesa, AZ
Webpage:                      Submitted: 09/06/05   Updated: 7/2/2008

Shell Walker, LM, CPM- " Phoenix Midwifery"
Where: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description: Midwife, birthing class teacher, hypnobirthing teacher
Comments: I provide healthcare services to women including prenatal care, home birth, water birth, and natural birthing classes.
Telephone: 602-242-4446
Address: 7531A E. McKnight Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Webpage:                                     Submitted: 11/1/2009

Pam White, Licensed Midwife - "Birth at Home"
Where: Phoenix, Arizona
Description: Homebirth midwife
Comments: I have been practicing midwifery in Phoenix since 1984. I love working with strong birthing women and I feel blessed to have many of them in my life. My practice is family centered with lots of waterbirths.
Telephone: 602-494-4092
Email:                                                                   Submitted: 03/04/2007

Cristina Wong, HBCE - "Peaceful Birthing"
Where: Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ
Description: Childbirth Educator
Comments: HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method, is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education, enhanced by hypnosis techniques, providing the missing link, that allows women to use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birthing in a way that most mirrors nature. Emphasis is placed on both pregnancy and childbirth as well as on HypnoBirthing®. As a birthing method, HypnoBirthing® is as new as tomorrow and as old as ancient times. It is presented in five childbirth classes, 2 ½ hours each.
Peaceful Birthing also provides birthing tubs for a four week rental period. delivery and pick-up provided in the Phoenix Metro area.
Telephone: 602-430-6867
Webpage:                         Submitted:  11/13/07

bullet Arkansas:

Elizabeth Ledbetter Ledford, CD, DONA - "Family Choice Doula Services"
Where: Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Rogers, Bentonville
Description: Doula
Comments: I have been attending women and their partners through the birthing process since 2001.  I provide continuous support during labor, delivery and immediate postpartum period.  I also provide educationally support before during and after delivery.
Telephone: 479-879-3878
Email:                                             Submitted: 9/16/10

Holly Best Parker, L&D RN, - "Birth Works Doula and Home Birth Midwifery Services"
HollyWhere: Little Rock, AR
Description: Birth Works Certified Doula, Apprentice Midwife. Childbirth education, lactation support, doula care pre-and postpartum
Comments: I have been serving women and their families as a doula since 2001, I have been a L&D RN since 2005, and an Apprentice Midwife since 2010. I strive to provide my clients with education, preparation, support and faith that they can have a birthing experience that is positive, enjoyable, rewarding, and safe for all involved.
Webpage:                                         Submitted: 8/03/10

Angie Whatley, RN, CCCE, CLD UAMS - "Delta AHEC/Crittenden Regional Hospital"
AngieWhere: West Memphis Arkansas and surrounding areas
Description: Childbirth education, Labor Doula, and lactation counselor
Comments: A Special Touch - provides labor support, comfort and encouragement throughout your birth experience.  Provided through the Delta Area Health Education Center.  Childbirth classes and lactation counseling also offered.  Classes are free.
Telephone: 870-735-5527 ext 225
Address: Delta AHEC  200 Tyler St West Memphis, Ar 72301
Webpage:                                         Submitted: 11/12/2008

bullet California:

Jennifer Acuna - " Best Start San Diego"
Doula, Childbirth & Lactation Educator
San Diego, California
Doula Services, Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding assistance, Belly Casting, Expect/Newborn Photography. Because you and your baby deserve the Best...Best Start San Diego.
Telephone: (619) 938-0083
Email:                                            Submitted: 02/01/04

Cheryl Albers, CCE, CD, CLD, CMT, CIMI - "Birthnanny Doula Services, Etc"
Where: I live in Modesto CA---and provided services to the Central Valley and Bay Areas
Description: Childbirth Education, Birth Doula, Massage Therapy/Acupressure, Infant Massage Instruction.  Happiest Baby Educator, Nurturing Parent Educator
Comments: I am passionate about birth!  It is an honor to be part of a family's birthing experience.  My sincere wish is to provide the families that I serve with trust, confidence, encouragement and knowledge; so they are able to have the best birth experience possible. It all begins with BIRTH!
Telephone: (209) 606-7779
Address: P O Box 1361 Modesto CA  95353
Webpage:                                            Submitted: 06/30/05

Brandy Astwood, CHT, HBCE - "The Solution Within Childbirth Services"
Where: Amador and Calaveras Counties, California
Description: Clinical Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, Doula. Small group classes, private childbirth education, doula services, free weekly prenatal yoga class. monthly birth circle, stop smoking, motherhood support
Comments: Holistic childbirth education based on HypnoBirthing and Birthing from Within. Empowering Birthing women to make educated choices. Gentle care and support during pregnancy and beyond. Creator of Healthy Beginning Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant Mothers...come in audio download soon!
Telephone: 209-304-8495
Address: 270 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, Ca
Webpage:         Submitted: 09/27/08

Terri Babin - "Terri's Tender Touch"
Professional Doula, Dona and ALACE Trained
San Diego, Ca
Labor Support Doula, Pregnancy Massage & Sibling Prep. Classes
I believe that the way a woman wants to give birth is HER CHOICE! As doula I educate, support and protect her choices. My services include 2 prenatal visits, support during labor, help with breastfeeding, 1 postpartum visit, 24 hour phone support and a wonderful lending library of books, videos & educational tools. I also offer additional services including prenatal massage, sibling prep. classes, blessing way planning and breastfeeding support. All of my services are FREE to teen mothers! Congratulations on your pregnancy, the best is yet to come!
Telephone: (858)405-7810
Email:                                               Submitted: 02/28/05

Justine Backhaus, LM, CPM - "Family Midwifery Service"
Bakersfield, Tehachapi, Lancaster, Palmdale & the Kern River Valley, CA
Description: Homebirth Midwife, Hospital Labor Support / Doula
Comments:  Midwives are experts in normal childbirth, maternity care and well woman care. We believe in a woman's innate ability to give birth. We provide gentle, nurturing and physiologically based midwifery care. We respect you, your family and your beliefs. As a Certified Professional Midwife, I encourage and support women to use movement, water, massage and relaxation during natural childbirth. My job is one of patience, support and guidance as you need it. Developing a trusting and nurturing relationship with you and your family is an important part of the care provided by Family Midwifery Service. A midwife knows that a woman labors best in an environment where she feels safe and uninhibited, with attendants whom she knows and trusts. At Family Midwifery Service we recognize that birth is a unique process that unfolds differently for each mother and baby. We view pregnancy, labor and birth as normal, healthy events and understand that birth is a complex and empowering life experience for women and their families. We welcome family and friends to actively participate in the pregnancy, labor and birth if the mother desires. Every woman has the right to choose where and with whom she has her baby..
Telephone: 661-821-0659
Webpage:                         Submitted: 12/05/05        Updated: 05/21/08

Janet Baird, R.Y.T. - "Sattva Yoga and Pilates"
Rocklin, CA
Pre and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher
Comments: Enjoy the energy between and connection with other moms-to-be while preparing your mind and body for labor, delivery, and recovery. Breath work and meditation will be used to help mentally prepare for this exciting time. Poses will focus on building strength and stamina while opening your body. Also learn poses to help alleviate some symptoms of pregnancy. This class is appropriate for all levels of students throughout any stage of pregnancy who want to build confidence in and attain a better awareness of their body.
Webpage:                  Submitted: 04/28/05       Updated: 05/21/08

Cheryl K. Baker, AAHCC, CD (DONA),
CherylBradley Method Childbirth Instructor, Certified Labor Doula, Lactation Educator
Birth Partners
Santa Monica & Greater Los Angeles, California
Description: Childbirth, breastfeeding, CPR, Infant Care classes & Labor Support Doulas
Comments:   Birth Partners is a complete pre and post natal education center.  Located in Santa Monica, Ca.,  we offer classes in Childbirth (Bradley and Lamaze), Breastfeeding, Baby Care and  Infant CPR.  Our Instructors are all experienced and certified in their fields.
We also have Labor and Post-partum Doulas that will help you prepare for your birth and beyond.
We have a full service Medela Rental Station.  Breast pump rentals and sales and private consultations with an experienced consultant will help make your breastfeeding experience more enjoyable.  See us for a personal bra fitting.  We work on an appointment basis to insure your privacy and comfort.
Telephone: 310-837-5686
Address: 1750 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 206, Santa Monica, California
Webpage:                                      Submitted: 09/24/05

Judy Ballinger, RN, doula, certified in acupressure and jin shin jyutsu
JudyServing the San Francisco bay area - east bay mostly
Doula Plus Acupressure
Birth and postpartum doula, acupressure/jin shin jyutsu for pregnancy. I view birth from a world and historic perspective; drawing from both western and eastern health views, providing prenatal acupressure / jin shin jyutsu; providing birth doula services and/or postpartum services.
Pregnancy and birth are not medical procedures; they are mysteries that we are allowed to participate in.

Telephone: (510) 236-1543
Webpage:                   Submitted: 11/26/05

Deanna Barberino, CD (DONA) - "San Diego Doulas"
DeannaWhere: San Diego, CA
Description: Antepartum, Labor & Postpartum Doula Services
Comments: Giving birth to a child is an amazing and extraordinary experience! However, Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum can be overwhelming for many Moms, Dads and Families. I am a Antepartum, Labor and Postpartum Doula here in San Diego. I am committed to help make this very special time in your life as wondrous and stress-free as possible.
Webpage:                 Submitted: 11/2/2006

Gail Barela, AAHCC CD(DONA)pending, CLE (CAPPA)- "Birth Option Services"
Where: Long Beach, South Bay, Beach Cities, Los Angeles, Orange County
Description: Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes, Labor/Birth Doula, Birthing Tub Rental
Comments: My husband and I teach natural childbirth classes to couples.
I teach breastfeeding to moms and moms to be.
We rent birthing tubs. We are the proud parents to Andrea 28, Jacqueline 24, Aaron 22, Joshus 4 and Jonathan 2
Telephone: 310.308.8947
Webpage: h                                      Submitted: 4/4/2008

Jeanne Batacan, CMA, ICCE, CLC, ICD - "Mothers & Babies First"
Where: Santa Clara County (South)
Description: Childbirth, Parenting & Lactation Education; Doula; Lactation Consultant; "Happiest Baby" Instructor
Comments: Serving the South County, I provide in home classes, Birth and Postpartum services as well as affordable lactation consults.
I am a member of Bay Area Birth Information, the only non-profit, non-affiliated birth resource center in the county (
Telephone: 408-779-7479
Webpage:                                           Submitted:  6/13/07

Marie-Paul Baxiu, Founder/Owner - "Childbirth Hypnosis Training"
Marie-PaulClinical Certified Hypnotherapist, Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor, Professional Labor Support, Reiki Practitioner, and On the board of Directors of Birthing the Future. Marie-Paul Baxiu has been seen on NBC,
Childbirth Hypnosis Training and labor support are offered.
The greater Los Angeles, San Bernardino Valley, Riverside, Bakersfield (2hrs away, anywhere from LA), CA, USA
Hypnotherapy, Childbirth Education comes along with the Hypnosis Training, as well as Reiki treatment which can all enhance the birth process.
With Hypnosis, guided visualization, NLP you learn how to stay calm, relaxed, and focused through the process of giving birth. With Reiki during labor you release the pain sensation and remain focused thus facilitating the prenatal and perinatal bonding.
We dedicate ourselves and training, so that mom-to-be have a real choice and a wonderful journey, as they take charge of their own process from conception to birth. Go see our birth stories at:
Telephone: 888-218-4614
Address: P.O. Box 34966, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Webpage:                         Submitted: 11/14/04

Michelle Bellamy, HCHI, AT, MT - "Mia Luna Holistic Services"
MichelleSimi Valley, CA
Description: Childbirth, Pre-Natal Consciousness and Bonding, Aromatherapist,  Theta Healing Practitioner, Natural Childbirth Educator
Comments:   My passion is educating women about all of the wonderful choices they have for their pregnancy and birth.  My classes are complete childbirth education with the important addition of Hypnosis for Childbirth.  You will learn how to use self-hypnosis to relax every part of your body and allow it to open to birth your baby with little or no drugs at all.
Telephone: 818-266-9699
Webpage:                  Submitted: 02/26/06

Niccole Blalock, CD, CLA, CBE - "Doula By Nature Postpartum Night Services"
NiccoleChildbirth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Infant/Child CPR First Aid Instructor AMC (American Red Cross)
San Francisco Bay Area, Tri-Valley Contra Costa, Napa/Sonoma, California
Birth and postpartum doula assistance, childbirth education, labor comfort packs for childbirth, organic herbal products.
My services cover a variety of pregnancy and postpartum needs and has been referred by many doctors, nurses, and birth professionals.
Telephone: 510.461.8299
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 01/01/05  Updated: 11/18/2008

Laura Bloem, CLD, CCE (CAPPA), Certified Massage Therapist - "In A Heartbeat Childbirth Services"
Where: Ventura County and West San Fernando Valley
Description: Labor support and childbirth preparation classes, massage therapy and craniosacral work.
Comments: I believe that all laboring mommies deserve to have the support they need during such a vulnerable time.  I aim to comfort and calm using techniques that do work for mama, not what I think should work.  I also especially enjoy teaching parents and caregivers how to massage their infants.
Telephone: (805) 498-8049
Address: Newbury Park California
Webpage:                    Submitted: 01/20/08

Angelique Boynton, .Ed, HCHI, CD - "The Natural Way"
AngeliqueWhere: Costa Mesa, California
Description: Master's degree in Education, Hypnobabies Instructor, Certified Doula and Hypno-Doula
Comments: I am passionate about natural childbirth and easy pregnancies.  Hypnobabies is a natural childbirth education course that is 2-3 hours per class, one day a week for 6 weeks.  I also offer Doula and Hypno Doula services.  I have a 2 year old son whom I birthed naturally. I believe that women can have an easy and comfortable birth.  My goal is to help make this experience positive and wonderful.
Telephone: 714-330-5663
Webpage:                                 Submitted:  11/07/07

Kawani Brown - "Earth Mama Birth Services"
Where: Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Bernadino County
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula and Placenta Encapsulation
Comments: My name is Kawani and I offer Birth and Postpartum Doula services for Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Orange County and parts of San Bernadino County. I also have Placenta Encapsulation Services available.
There is no greater journey than that of motherhood. I am very passionate about birth and believe that every woman deserves loving support through their unique journey of pregnancy, labor and birth. I also believe that babies should be born respectfully into gentle and loving hands. It is their birth right. Let's work together and make your upcoming birth, your best birth!
Telephone: 909-913-0260
Webpage: h                           Submitted: 09/01/2010

Darla Burns,CD (DONA) - "In Due Time Doula Services"
DarlaSouthern California
Description: Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula,
Certified Lactation Educator, Certified Childbirth Educator
I provide continuous emotional, physical and informational support to my client and her partner throughout the labor and delivery process. I help to take the fear out of labor and delivery so the parents to be can have a beautiful birth experience. I service the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Call me for more info...I would love to talk to you!
1. Postpartum Doula   2. Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor   3. Infant Massage Instructor
Telephone: 661-294-5009
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 03/16/04    Updated: 07/30/07

Samantha Bushong - "Trust Birth Doula Services"
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Description: Doula/Childbirth Educator
Telephone: 408.835.3067
Webpage:                          Submitted: 27/01/2007

Amie Butman - "Mommy, Baby & Me"
San Diego, CA and Atlanta, GA
Postpartum Doula
Comments: Mommy, Baby & Me is a postpartum doula service that assists new parents with postpartum needs and newborn care when they bring their newborn home. Mommy, Baby & Me has been in business for 12 years and prides itself on providing our clients with a wealth of information that gets them on the right track with their new family. Please contact us for more information!
Telephone: (760) 216-6367
Webpage:                Submitted: 05/17/05

Mary Cacciapaglia - "Mary Cacciapaglia, Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Support"
Where: San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County
Description: Postpartum Doula
Comments: I am passionate about helping families after the birth of their newborn. To have the opportunity to help a family transition to their "new normal" is a gift I cherish. My aim is to help parents gain confidence in their parenting skills and work myself out of a job.
Telephone: (818)451-8560
Address: West Hills, California
Webpage:                         Submitted: 05/02/08

Michelle-Nicholle Calareso, Doula, DONA Trained
Where: San Francisco California
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I offer gentle mothering to the mother before, during and after labour.
Email:                                              Submitted: 12/30/06

Sheila Cameron, CD(DONA)
Where: Tracy, Manteca, and Stockton, CA
Description: Doula
Comments: My services will include: (2)Prenatal and (2) postpartum visits, in your home, or an agreed upon location. Visits arranged according to our mutual schedules
Will last an average of 1 to 2 hours, subject to cancellation and rescheduling due to other clients births. Uninterrupted attendance at your birth by me. We can begin in early labor at your home or meeting at the hospital. Continuous Physical and emotional support during labor and delivery.
I will remain at the hospital for 2 hours following the birth of your baby, for any assistance you may need, including breast-feeding support.
I my services may also include these other services which I am professionally qualified to perform: Childbirth education, Practicing labor support techniques
Birth plan counseling, Professional referrals, Massage
I would like to receive a call from you following your prenatal appointments with your care provider. I am in love with the labor and birth process and it would be an honor to share my time, knowledge with you!
Telephone: 209-814-0851
Address: Tracy, CA
Email:                                           Submitted: 05/02/2007

Jen Camomile - "Sundance Childbirth Services"
Where: Moorpark, CA
Comments: Birth Doula & Childbirth Educator, serving Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley. I support women in hospital, home and birth center births.
Telephone: (805) 217-5072
Webpage: h                                     Submitted: 07/16/08

Christie Close - "New Parent Coaching and Support Services"
ChristieWhere: California Bay Area, California
Description: Post Partum Doula, night nurse.  Provide 6 to 24hr care of newborns and new mothers including lactation support, night nursing, cooking
Comments: I love to help families when there is a crisis after a birth and the need is for 24hr care of baby and mom. I like helping parent get their baby onto a schedule gradually and sleeping through the night gradually.
Telephone: 415-328-7823
Webpage:           Submitted: 7/13/2009

Doreen Cohanim MM, C.Ht, HBCE - "EnterYourMind"
Where: Sherman Oaks, Ca
Description: Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Child Birth Practitioner & Certified Energy Healer Melchizedek & Reiki. HypnoBirthing & Motivational Speaker
Comments: HMI Private Practice of Hypnotherapy Provider Primary specialty: Alternative Medicine Secondary specialty: Behavior Therapy Doreen is an Honors Graduate of HMI and also a Certified Practitioner / Facilitator of The Melchizedek Method® (incorporating the Hologram of Love Merkaba). Energy Healer since August 1999, she was healed from a car accident preventing back surgery and being able to eliminate her back pain with hypnotherapy and energy healing.
Telephone: 1-818-916-8351
Address: Sherman Oaks, & Northridge Hospital Family Medical Center
Webpage:                    Submitted: 9/8/2009

Christy Collins - "Gentle Birth Midwifery"
Where: California - Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Rosamond, Lancaster, Palmdale, Acton, Pearblossom, Little Rock, Apple Valley, Green Valley
Description: Home Birth and Water Birth Midwife and Hospital Doula. Student Midwife and Midwife's Assistant for 3 years and Doula for 11 years.
Comments: I believe in preserving the sanctity of birth and honoring both mother and baby in a gentle, respectful manner. For low-risk mothers, birth is a natural life process and should not be turned into a medically controlled procedure. If you are seeking a gentle, loving birth for yourself, your baby, and your family, feel free to call or e-mail me with further questions. Initial consultations are always free of charge and if you have a PPO insurance, they will usually cover 60% or more of our entire service. All or most prenatal appointments are in your own home as well as lab services.
Telephone: 661-435-8230
Webpage: h                             Submitted: 4/26/2008

Rebecca Davis, Birth Doula - "Doulas Divine"
RebeccaSonoma county and surrounding areas, CA
Comments:  I support childbearing women and their families emotionally, physically and offer information that is needed to create Positive Birth Experiences. I offer tips on positioning, comfort measures and make suggestions that will encourage and empower families. My energy and participation level adjusts to each birth differently depending what is needed of me or what is requested by families. Being a Doula is my passion. Help to create positive birth experiences is my desire. Happy Birthing!!
Telephone: 707-291-1302
Webpage:                        Submitted: 03/30/06   Updated: 6/15/2009

Lori Dent, CD(DONA) - "Open To Creation Doula Services"
LoriWhere: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties
Description: birth doula - I am currently working on my hypno-doula certification through Hypnobabies.
Comments: I provide low cost doula services to those in need (based on income). My goal is to provide services to all those who want a doula. I meet with my clients twice (at least) prior to birth, stay with you throughout active labor/delivery and 1-2 hours postpartum. I meet with you once after birth and am available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 2 weeks prior and two weeks after your due date. For more information see my website
Telephone: (831)726-9903
Webpage: h                                Submitted: 10/3/2009

Alissa Dincau, CCCE, CPD, CD(DONA)- "Happy Hearts"
AlissaWhere: Greater Los Angeles area
Description: Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Antepartum Doula, Postpartum Doula and Baby Nurse
Comments: Becoming a parent is a wonderful, yet sometimes overwhelming time in ones life. There are so many questions and so many choices to be made. I know how you feel, I myself am a mom to four wonderful children. I also know that whether you're becoming a parent for the first time or the fourth time, each time brings on new adventures and new questions. That is where I come in. I am trained, certified and experienced in childbirth education, and as a birth, antepartum, and postpartum doula. In addition, I work as a baby nurse/newborn care specialist. I will offer you as parents the education, comfort, reassurance and sometimes just the extra set of hands you need, to help get you through pregnancy, childbirth, the early days of parenthood and beyond.
Telephone: (866) MY DOULA
Webpage: h                               Submitted: 1/14/2009

Kathryn DiPalma, CD(DONA) - "Blessed Be The Belly"
Where: Fresno/Clovis, California
Description: Certified Birth Doula, belly casting, newborn care classes
Comments: My hearts desire is to help women have a lasting memory of their birth, which they will feel at peace with. Each birth, and each pregnancy, can take a different road and the most important part is having a healthy mom and a healthy baby. It is my passion to help you create a memory that will forever stay in your heart.
Telephone: (559) 287-3231
Address: Fresno, California
Webpage: h                        Submitted: 01/19/11       Updated: 4/08/11

Ronnie Falcao - "Gentle Birth"
RonnieLicensed Midwife
I live in Mountain View, California and serve birthing families throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and parts of Alameda County.
If you are looking for a birth attendant who is committed to providing the best possible prenatal and birth care, please contact me at 650-961-9728
I am also available as a doula to provide midwifery labor support for home or hospital births. I offer customized hypnotherapy services during pregnancy for anxiety, hyper emesis, breech and childbirth preparation for special circumstances. In special circumstances, I can provide hypnosis during labor and birth as part of my usual doula services. My services include the use of a birth tub for laboring or water birth. These tubs are also available for discounted rental when available
Webpage:                 Submitted: 09/06/01

Summer Finley, DIT - "Breathe Easy Doula Services"
SummerWhere: Santa Cruz and San Jose Area
Description: Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Doula
Comments: I offer Doula Services for a discount rate until I am certified.  My going rates are $250 to $400.
Telephone: 831-419-3688
Address: P.O. Box 967 Ben Lomond, Ca 95005
Webpage:                                   Submitted: 6/9/2008

Anna Freelove, CD - "By Your Side Doula"
AnnaWhere: Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley
Description: Certified Birth Doula
Comments: I’ve had a passion for working with pregnant women and new moms for years. Several years ago I started seriously looking into what it would take to become a Certified Professional Midwife. In my research I discovered that most schools require that their students become Doulas first. I’d heard of Doulas but didn’t know how to get into that line of work. This news started my research on how to become a Doula. Since training and becoming a Certified Doula through DONA I’ve decided to focus on being a doula and not continue in my training to become a midwife. I love the personal attention I am able to give to all of my clients. I love that I am able to focus on the mother and her emotional and physical needs. I’m blessed to be able to do what I love to do. It is such an honor and joy for me to be apart of such an amazing time in my clients lives. I love to say “I’m not just witnessing a baby being born, I’m truly watching a family being born!”
Webpage:                                Submitted: 4/28/2009

Esther Gallagher, BA, BSS, Doula, CBE
EstherWhere: San Francisco, CA
Description: birth and postpartum doula; childbirth, postpartum and early parenting education and support.
Comments:   Midwifery background and education, anthropology, and two grown children. 27 years experience, education and training. Thirteen years in San Francisco.
"Your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs are unique. They should be attended to with mindfulness, flexibility, expertise, and respect.
I have provided nurturing physical, social, and emotional support to families for the last two decades. My twenty-five years of education and experience in the fields of perinatal care and education, midwifery, anthropology and philosophy make me uniquely qualified to attend to your birth and postpartum needs.
I can help you cope with the changes and challenges that pregnancy brings, prepare for parenthood, and plan the kind of birth you want. I can be at your side during labor and childbirth. And after your baby is born, I can take care of you while you learn to take care of your baby."
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 10/15/05

Kris Garcia, LM, CPM - "Birthright Midwifery"
Sacramento and surrounding counties, California, USA
Description: Midwife
Homebirth, waterbirth, prenatal, intra-partum and postpartum care. Well woman, baby care. Homeopathy. We serve a large area including parts of the following counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus and San Joaquin.
Telephone: 916-974-1400
Email:                                    Submitted: 10/29/04

Lisa Gartin, RN, CLEC,  LCCE, CD - "Birthright! RN"
LisaFresno, Ca.
Description: Birth Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Lactation Educator, RN... MOM!
Comments:   I specialize in hospital births and VBAC'S, but I LOVE home births too!! I teach breastfeeding classes as well as do private consultation. I perform blessing way ceremonies and do Belly Casting. I am an active member of our local breastfeeding taskforce, Lamaze and La Leche League and DONA International. I currently do consultation for Early Head Start in Fresno as well as training to local agencies. I believe all families deserve to know what ALL their options are in childbirth so that they can make informed choices.
Address: 4634 N. Safford Ave, Fresno, Ca. 93704  Telephone: 559-225-2012
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 11/21/05  Updated:  07/30/07

Susan Gill, LM, CPM -"Blessed Beginnings Midwifery"
Susan Blessed Beginnings has 2 midwives to meet your every need. The Midwives are highly trained and professional as well as being caring and compassionate. Your baby deserves a Blessed Beginning!
Serving the Inland Empire, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well as southeastern Los Angeles county (Pomona to Pasadena) California, with Midwifery Care and childbirth classes. 
Telephone: 714-639-7530                        
Webpage:        Submitted: 01/23/04

Stella Greenhalgh, HBCE, HFT, MSW, CHT - "BakersfieldHypnoBirthing"
Where: Bakersfield, CA
Description: HypnoBirthing, Childbirth Education, HypnoFertility Therapist.  Childbirth education using self hypnosis for relaxation working towards a natural, drug free birth.  I am teaching  HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method, Classes are taught in my home or we can make arrangements for your home.  The course consists of five 2.5 hr classes. Prospective mothers and their partners and/or birth support people are all encouraged to attend the classes.  I am also a certified HypnoFertility Therapist and offer private sessions to enhance fertility for medically healthy women who have failed to conceive.  HypnoFertility sessions enhance the probability of successful IVF treatments.
Comments: HypnoBirthing the Mongan Method is the gold standard of child birth education.  Our goal is for a natural, unmedicated birth, but HypnoBirthing is a way of life and as such excellent for any type of birth C sections, VBAC, or other type of assisted births.
Telephone: 661-664-7439 or 661 378-7191
Webpage: h                             Submitted: 8/28/2008

Alicia Gutierrez - "Little Blessings"
AliciaInland Empire, Orange County, California Areas
Description: A Birth Doula
Comments: I help provide physical, emotional and informational support to expectant families.
Please call or email for more information about my services or for a FREE Information packet.
Telephone: (951)275-2459 or (951)637-8302
Email:              Submitted: 06/14/05

Jennifer Haas, BA, CCCE, CD(DONA) - "Mama Moon Birth"
Where: Tehachapi, CA
Description: "Serving the greater Tehachapi area through childbirth and breastfeeding education"
Telephone: 661-369-2133
Webpage:                              Submitted: 01/03/11

Abigal H. Hagar- "Sacramento Lamaze Childbirth Class"
Where: Sacramento, California
Description: Natural childbirth classes, ICEA certified educator and doula
Comments: Private sessions teach you about the birth process and how to trust your body.  Class provides practical techniques that prepare you to labor confidently without medication.
Telephone: 916-596-0425
Webpage:             Submitted: 6/11/07

Mireille Halley - "Ordinary Miracles"
Childbirth Educator, Doula
LA and Orange County areas, California
Doula services (DONA) and Childbirth Education (ALACE)
I provide evidence based information on medications and interventions used in childbirth today, so that you can make the best informed decisions for your family.
You only birth this baby once, Make it the best possible! :)
Telephone: 562) 537-9442
Webpage:                 Submitted: 04/08/04

Amanda Harrison, CD (CBI)
AmandaWhere: Oceanside, CA and surrounding areas Camp Pendleton included!
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: It's my job to help you and your partner have an enjoyable birth experience.
I will be there for you with all of my physical and emotional support.
Telephone: (916)580-9518
Email:                            Submitted: 9/22/2009

Tracy Hartley, CD (DONA) - "B*E*S*T Doula Service"
TracyLos Angeles and surrounding areas, California
Description: Birth doula
Comments: Birth Empowerment Support Team (B*E*S*T Doula Service) has supported hundreds of families throughout the greater Los Angeles area since 1996.
Services include HypnoBirthing, Reiki, Birthing From Within, Spinning Babies, newborn care, breastfeeding support, birth and pregnancy photography and homebirth midwifery.
Telephone: 877.436.8528
Address: Alhambra, CA
Webpage:                    Submitted: 02/15/03    Updated: 9/10/07

Agnieszka "Angela" Hugle - "Mothering Hands Doula & Breastfeeding Services"
Where: serving the areas of Inland Empire in California (to include Redlands, Riverside, etc.)
Description: I offer birth doula, postpartum doula, and breastfeeding services.
Comments: I believe that.... ...birth is a very natural and a sacred process that needs to be cherished and protected. Birth is not a disease and should not be treated this way. ...a woman should have the right to experience the birth she desires, may it be in a hospital, birth center or in the comfort of her own home., comforting hands, positive attitude and a safe environment are the key points in experiencing an empowering birth.
Webpage:                      Submitted: 8/09/10   Updated: 04/11/11

Lauren Jacobs, CD, RYT - "Emerging Birth Doula Services"
Where: Long Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles area
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Baby & Me Yoga Instructor, Student Midwife. Currently, my goals and dreams are hard to contain because I have so much passion for birth surging through me. In addition to being certified as a Birth Doula and Hypno-Doula, I am also pursuing certification as a Post Partum Doula as well as a Breast Feeding Counselor. I am also a Student Midwife at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery and a volunteer Client Advocate and Childbirth Educator at Birth Choices in Long Beach.
Webpage:                            Submitted: 1/11/2010

Wendy Jama, RN,CCE,CBC - "Childbirth Education Classes & Products, Inc."
CECPWhere: Southern California
Description: Childbirth Education Classes for expectant parents. (also) Manufacturer of products for childbirth educators.
Comments: Provides In-Home Private Childbirth Classes for: Natural Childbirth, Preparation for Hospital Birthing, Waterbirthing, Birthing for Multiples, Newborn Care Classes. In-Home Support Service: Postpartum In-Home Visit for Breastfeeding and Newborn Care Support.
All services are provided by a licensed registered Nurse certified childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor.
Webpage:                           Submitted:  12/01/07   Updated: 5/20/2008

Stacey Parshall Jensen, Creative Birth Doula, CD(DONA) in progress - "YeahBabies! Creative Birth Services"
Where: Los Angeles area
Description: birth doula, assist with HypnoBirthing© The Mongan Method, Creative Writing and Coaching
Comments: I believe in a woman's innate ability to give birth and am committed to supporting mamas as they create a peaceful, joy-filled birth experience.
Telephone: 612-201-0230
Address: Silver Lake, CA

Julie Johnson, CD - "My Birth Angel"
Southern California, mainly Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Doula Services, Lactation Consulting and answer basic childbirth and breastfeeding education questions.
Find a doula, share your birth experience or find information regarding the benefits of having a doula, going to a Lamaze or hypnobirthing class or get professional breastfeeding support.  Telephone: (951) 818-4424
Webpage:                      Submitted: 04/15/06

Audrey Kalman, CD (DONA) - "A Sacred Space for Birth"
Certified Birth Doula - Lactation Peer Counselor
San Mateo, California (cover entire Peninsula)
Birth can be a transformative experience. Often, however, our culture fails to allow women to make this discovery. My mission is to create a safe emotional harbor where birthing mothers and their families can experience and honor birth -- whatever that experience may be for them. I am dedicated to creating greater awareness among parents-to-be of the transformative power of birth.
Telephone: 650-303-2405
Webpage:                 Submitted: 02/27/05

Yana Katzap-Nackman, CD (DONA) - "Head First - Doula Services"
Certified birth doula - birth and postpartum doula
Los Angeles, California
We offer birth and postpartum services in the greater Los Angeles area.
"We are all about pampering you and your family in the labor room and at home. Our services include birth doula services, postpartum doula services, pre/postnatal massage, pre/postnatal yoga, infant massage instruction and Infant soothing techniques instructed by a Happiest Baby On The Block certified instructor. We are hear to empower your birth experience!"
Telephone: 323-240-6002
Webpage:                         Submitted: 01/13/05

Walker Karraa, MFA, MA  - "All Belly Birth Services"
WalkerDescription: Birth Doula CD(DONA)
Comments: I am a certified birth doula (CD) trained through DONA, Doulas of North America. I am a certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Practitioner (CHBCP). I have a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy) from Antioch University, and BA and MFA degrees from UCLA in dance. I am the mother of two young children. I was a professional dancer, a marriage and family therapist for a short while, and then...I became a mom. My doula practice focuses on helping clients who are seeking natural births. I am particularly interested in the exploration of spirituality, and meditation in childbirth.
Telephone: 818.489.8192

Melissa Keil, CD(DONA) - "Little Papoose Birth Doula"
MelissaWhere: Orange County, The Inland Empire, Parts of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: Providing Birth Doula Service's. I am trained and certified through DONA International (Doula's of North America) for my Birth Doula services and abide by the DONA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. I am a Certified Postpartum Doula through Childbirth International (CBI). I am also in the process of becoming a Breast Feeding Counselor and a Child Birth Educator. I work closely with other professionals at LaLeche League, local Midwives, Chiropractors, Childbirth Educators and other wonderful Birth Professionals. I am happy to provide referrals in any of these categories. I am constantly educating myself with the most current information on pregnancy and birth. My education is on going and always will be as I love to learn and stay up to date on the current information for the benefits of my clients. Most importantly this is my passion. My goal is to carry out the wishes for the mother and her partner for their baby's birth
Telephone: 951-907-3495
Webpage:                          Submitted: 8/03/10         Updated: 2/24/11

Jane Keegan - "RUA Post Partum Doula Services"
Where: San Francisco, CA
Description: DONA trained Postpartum Doula day and night
Comments: I am currently working on my certification so I would be offering my services at an excellent rate as I would require 1 page of paperwork filled out. I have been a childcrae professioal for over 8 years and I look forward to hearing form you very soon.
Email:                              Submitted: 11/23/10

Beverly Keye - "compassionatesoul doula"
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Description: I am a birth doula, trained with CAPPA and DONA
Comments: Blessings to you and baby!  I believe Birth is a spiritual moving masterpiece. I work with my heart and soul to bring light to your birth. I will provide unconditional support. I will hold the space with my candlelight soul. You have a gift and that you will treasure.
Telephone: (323)630-2911
Email:                Submitted: 10/14/06

Jeanette King - "Wine Doula Childbirth Services"
JeanetteWhere: Napa, CA
Description: Doula and childbirth educator. I live in Napa, am 27 years old and a mother to two sons. Their births inspired me to help others on their journey to parenthood. I am a graduate of Napa Valley College and UC Davis. I have two A.A. degrees and a B.S. in Viticulture and Enology, thus the name "Wine doula".
I desire to help women have satisfying birth experiences, regardless of their personal choices. There is no right way to give birth!
I am a doula and childbirth educator student with Childbirth International. I am also a member of Citizens for Midwifery and the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.
Webpage:                                      Submitted: 8/17/07

Doris Kitchin - "Doris Postpartum Doula Care"
DorisWhere: Orange County, Southwest Riverside, San Diego
Description: Postpartum Doula DONA,  Member at Large DASC
Comments: I believe in providing caring, knowledge, support and information in a non-judgmental manner. Equally important is my desire to make my clients feel emotionally comfortable, prepared and confident to be the leaders of their families. I believe that supporting families will empower them and therefore create stronger, healthier babies and communities. Above all, I believe that the parents instinctively know what is in the best interest of their child and I will support their decisions on how to care for their child.
Telephone: 951-233-0965
Webpage:            Submitted: 01/23/10

JulieBeth Lamb
Where: Oakdale, Modesto, Sonora, CA and vicinity
Description: Labor doula, lactation specialist
Comments: Personal service from mother of five children with 25 years experience helping women with pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. In certification process with DONA.
Telephone: 209-247-4671
Address: PO Box 305, Oakdale, CA 95361
Email:                                                         Submitted: 9/7/2009

Alana Lawler, RN - "Empowering Births"
Where: San Diego, CA
Description: Childbirth & Lactation Education, Doula, Registered Nurse
Comments: I am a Labor & Delivery RN with a passion for educating women about natural birthing choices with holistic approaches.  I also have extensive knowledge of the high risk pregnancy and can help women in these situations make sense of their diagnosis and develop the best birth plan for their circumstance. I offer private childbirth education, a prenatal breastfeeding class, post partum breastfeeding visits, and consults.
Telephone: 619-851-0932
Webpage:                             Submitted: 10/05/07

Candace Leach, LM, CPM, CCE, CD, CPD, CNMI. - "Birth Goddess"
CandaceLakewood, CA
Description: Midwife, Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Baby Massage
Comments: Providing Professional Birth Services Since 1996
Telephone: 562-272-4541
Address: PO Box 4714 Lakewood, CA 90711-4714
Webpage:                     Submitted: 12/29/05

Angela Leon - "Nurtured Belly Birth Services"
Where: Los Angeles County/ South Bay and Orange County
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, and Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum Photography, Bilingual in Spanish, Experience with multiples
Comments: I believe that birth is a very intimate and important part in a woman's life as well as the family. This is the time to research all of your birth options and I am here to support YOU and YOUR decisions about YOUR birth. I provide educational, emotional, and physical support to you as well as your partner. I've done homebirths, waterbirths, and c-section births. Birth is my passion.
Telephone: 562-922-4323
Webpage:                    Submitted: 6/11/10

Margie Levy, Certified Labor Doula, DONA - "Supportive Doula Services"
MargieThe greater Los Angeles area in Southern California
Tel: (818) 994-6800
Website:                   Submitted: 02/13/03

Octavia Lindlahr, Certified Infant Massage Instructor - "The Education Station"
Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Fernando Valley
Infant Massage Instruction
Infant Massage is quickly becoming more and more popular, due to the ground-breaking research that has proved the benefits for babies, especially premature babies, and parents. Through bonding, and hormonal releases, babies are gaining weight, thriving, sleeping better, improving digestion, dispelling gas and colic and showing overall improvements in demeanor. This class is for anyone wishing to improve their baby's overall health and wellbeing.
Telephone: (818) 645-4692
Webpage:              Submitted: 01/29/05

Tiffany Lopez - "Genesis Birth Services"
Where: Los Angeles and surrounding communities
Description: Birth & Postpartum Doula services
Comments: I provide 2 prenatal visits where I help you establish a custom birth plan. I am on call to you 24/7 beginning 2 weeks prior to your due date until the big day. I provide photos of your new baby and 1 postpartum support to answer any questions you may have about postpartum care, newborn care or breastfeeding questions. My fees are based on a case by case basis. I am negotiable with payment and if you are experiencing any difficulties like divorce or unemployment or anything like that, let me know, I am willing to work with you.
Webpage: h                   Submitted: 8/19/2009

Helen Loucado, R.N. LMT CLA CIIM i>- "Maternal Instincts"
Ventura County, Santa Barbara, California
Description: Childbirth education, Infant Massage instruction, Birth doula, midwife's assistant, pregnancy massage, breastfeeding support.
Comments: I am an RN with a holistic perspective. I offer gentle, calm and respectful care, support and instruction. I support home birth and women's power of birthing choice. I have assisted over 100 birthing women in a variety of settings.
Telephone: 805 643-4354
Webpage:                             Submitted: 06/29/05   Updated:  18/03/2007

Stacy Lewis, B.A. Ed., CBRE - "Avocado Baby"~~Bringing Harmony to your birth with Brio Birth
Where: Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Mira Loma, Loma Linda, Norco, Ontario, Alta Loma, Upland, Claremont, CA
Description: childbirth educator and doula in training
Comments: I teach natural childbirth classes and offer doula services.
Telephone: 909-510-9867
Webpage:                    Submitted: 01/01/11

Lori Luyten, LM, CPM, CBE - "Ancient Paths Midwifery, LLC"
LoriInland Empire, South-Eastern Los Angeles Basin and North Orange County, CA
Description: Midwifery Services
Comments: I serve women in the Inland Empire, South-Eastern Los Angeles Basin and North Orange County  offering complete maternity care including prenatal, birth and postpartum care with a personal touch. Birth package includes the use of a birth tub for laboring or water birth as well as the Ca Newborn Screening test.
Telephone: 909-597-4107
Email:             Submitted: 01/19/04  Updated: 06/04/06
        Other services: - "Oaks House Birth and Women's Center"
Where: Chino, CA
Description: Birth Center with midwifery care, doula services, childbirth ed.
Comments: The Oaks House is a beautiful place to experience the birth of your baby.  We offer water birth, doula services, massage therapy, childbirth classes and many other classes and workshops for expecting or new families.
Telephone: (909) 464-0974
Address: 13770 Oaks Ave, Chino CA 91710
Webpage:                                Submitted: 9/15/07

Cindy McDonald, - "Ask Doula Cindy"
Where: San Fernando Valley, CA
Description: Certified Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Massage Therapist, Childbirth Educator
Comments: With warmth, strength, steadiness, comfort, consistency, & knowledge I help a woman have the birth she wants. It’s essential to help both the mother & the father, supporting them in their decisions.
Telephone: 818.86.DOULA
Address: Sherman Oaks California
Webpage:                   Submitted: 6/21/2012

Rochelle McLean, CCE, CLE, CD - "Babies in Bloom"
San Diego County, California
Doula, Childbirth and Lactation Educator, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Supplies
Babies in Bloom - doula services, childbirth and breastfeeding classes, and supplies for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and babies. We offer free local delivery on breast pumps and supplies. We are here to educate and support you during this special time of your life.
Telephone: 760-433-BABY (760-433-2229)
Webpage:                Submitted: 01/05/04

Leslie McNaughton - "Comfort Birthing"
Labor asst./ Doula
Kern County, California
Prenatal and delivery education. labor and delivery support. Breathing and relaxation tech. message and breastfeeding support.
Telephone: 661-747-6941
Email:                                  Submitted: 01/10/05

Lacey Martincio - "Beautiful Birth Doula Services"
Where: San Jose and surrounding bay area
Description: Doula (CD in training)
Comments: Well, my path to becoming a doula began when I was seven years old! Strange I know, but I was there to witness the birth of my sister and it changed my life. I have been trained by Debbie Lavin, ICCE, CD (DONA). I've complete an eight hour Introductory doula class, and a sixteen hour doula training for certificate class (both of which are required by (DONA) I am in the process of completing my certification requirements required by DONA International ( I am also expanding my experience by volunteering my services through pregnancy crisis centers and low income facilities, such as WIC. If you are financially unable to obtain doula services or lack family support please contact me I would love to be there for you and support you in this most beautiful of all adventures!
I am a mother to two silly little girls, Gianna nearly four and Neila seventeen months old. I am a wife to a amazing husband who is a school teacher. We have a large extended family branching all the way from San Diego up Sacramento. My family is my heart and everything I do is somehow motivated by them. I think being a mom has taught me valuable skills needed to be successful as a doula. Such skills include: love, creativity, patience, always expecting unexpected situations, and the importance of an open mind, big smile, and encouraging words! If you have any specific question or would like to talk further please visit my contact page!
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Webpage: h                                 Submitted: 8/28/2008

Lilly Meehan, Childbirth Education
LillyVentura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, California
Description: ~~Helping Families Prepare for Birth Since 1987~~ Please visit my web site for more information. Offering group and video childbirth classes, Birth Class In A Bag, and The Crash Course.
Telephone: 805 647 6633
Webpage:                Submitted: 04/19/05  Updated: 8/1/2008

Connie Merritt, LCCE(Lamaze),CD(DONA),LSS,CCE(UCSD),IAIM
ConnieWhere: all of San Diego County
Description: Certified doula and Childbirth Educator, Midwifery Student, infant massage educator
Comments: Helping families to prepare for, and enjoy the arrival of their babies since 1998.
Telephone: 858-213-1127
AAddress: 5077 Arroyo Lindo Ave. San Diego CA
Email:                                                              Submitted: 10/13/2009

Meghan Marie Milic, C.D.  C.M.T. - "Mama Wise Heart"
Where: Oakland
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator, Massage Therapist "Birthing From Within" Mentor
Comments: Hello everyone! I would like to share with you the dates if my next "Birthing From Within" Childbirth Preparation class! The classes will be held in Oakland so if you know anyone who may be interested please feel free to forward this information! I Give Thanks!
This is a 6 week series and will be held every Monday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Beginning May 25th through June 29th, 2009
Telephone: 415 971 4437
Website:                                              Submitted: 03/13/09

Mary Miller, RNP, CBE, CLC, CIMI - "Baby 'n Me"
Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Simi Valley, California
DDescription: Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner, Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Infant Massage, Baby Signs and Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor.
Comments: : Private and group classes in childbirth education, baby care, and infant massage. Teen and adoptive parent classes. Breastfeeding, and newborn supportive care available. Earth Mama Angel Baby>Telephone: 805-495-0139
Webpage:                     Submitted: 09/16/05  Updated:  07/16/08

Vicky Mundy
Professional Birth Doula
Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco Counties California
I am a birth doula that wants to see every woman and partner supported, positively and lovingly, through this wonderful process. I offer 2 prenatal and 1-2 postpartum visits, support throughout the entire labor and delivery. I also offer belly casting. I am sometimes able to travel outside of my birth areas.
Telephone: 415-892-8755 (home)
Email:                                 Submitted: 02/01/04

Latia Murphy - "Latia's Birth and Postpartum Doula Services"
LatiaBirth & Postpartum Doula
San Diego, CA
Description: Birth and postpartum doula services.
Comments: Giving birth to a child is an amazing and extraordinary event in one's life. Labor, delivery, and postpartum, however, can also be a very overwhelming time for a new mom and her family. My name is Latia Murphy and I am a birth and postpartum doula in San Diego, California. As a doula, it is my commitment to help make these transitions as smooth and stress-free as possible. Please visit my website for more information about myself and the services I provide.
Telephone: (434) 295-4323br>Email:
Webpage:                Submitted: 04/27/06

Brooke Myung - "MotherBirth"
Where: Modesto, CA
Description: Doula and Related Services
Comments: Experienced doula attending births and providing related services in the Modesto area
Telephone: (209) 484-2444
Webpage: h                          Submitted: 2/5/2010

Bree Nance - "Bree's Mommy Care"
(IN the process of receiving my Childbirth Educator certification through the International Childbirth Educator Association (ICEA))
Place: Modesto, CA and surrounding areas
Description: Labor / Birth / Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Education
Comments: I love being around pregnant women and other Moms and feel that this is the type of work I have been led to do. I am very excited about my future as a Certified Childbirth Educator and Labor Doula! My hope is that you or someone you know would benefit from my services. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Telephone: 209-544-8020
Address: 3817 Monteview Drive, Modesto, CA 95355
Webpage:                 Submitted: 10/06/05

Dana Nassau, CD(DONA), HCHD
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Description: Birth Doula and Birth Photographer
Telephone: (310) 993-7238
Webpage:                      Submitted: 2/23/11

Nariman Nasser, CD, CCBE - "Sacred Birth Angels"
Bay Area, California
Childbirth Education & Preparation, Labor Support, Postpartum Care
Our certified childbirth professionals feel that "it's your birth" and provide a wide range of support services to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Telephone: 415-412-9070
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/03/04

Kari Niedermaier - "Peaceful Beginnings"
Childbirth Educator, Babywearer Extraordinaire
Where: South Bay, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA
Description: childbirth education, babywearing education and sales, birth tub rentals, parents and breastfeeding education and support.
Comments: If you are looking for a supportive and conscious parenting community from preconception to the teen years, you've found it at Peaceful Beginnings.  Besides the services focused on the transition to parenthood, Peaceful Beginnings has a Family Wellness Center in Torrance that brings providers for the whole family together to celebrate families and children in a socially and environmentally responsible way!
Telephone: 310-977-5906
Address: 18119 S. Prairie Ave #116, Torrance, CA 90504
Webpage:                   Submitted: 8/24/2006

Rebecca Noel - "Womb To Walk Pregnancy and Postpartum Services"
RebeccaDONA Trained Doula, CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Newborn Massage Instructor
I serve the entire High Desert of Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Adelanto, Phelan, Wrightwood & Pinion Hills, California
Description: I am a Doula & Childbirth Educator, I specialize in private childbirth training sessions, I am familiar with Hypnobirth &  Hypnobabies Programs..
Comments: I help support and educate couples as they prepare for the birth of their child.  I truly believe the birth of your baby is one of the most powerful and exciting experiences in your life and that birth is a natural part of life, and every woman has the ability to birth her baby in a way that is right for her.  I am passionate about the work I do and feel honored to be included in the lives and families during this profound time of pregnancy and childbirth.  My goal is to help you protect your memories and to achieve the birth you want. This is your birth.  I am there to assist you in attaining your dreams and goals for your labor and delivery.
Telephone: 760.486.4298
Webpage:                 Submitted:02/16/04    Updated: 07/24/05

Elizabeth Noriega
Student Doula
Where: Long Beach, California
Description: Doula
Comments: I provide prenatal and postpartum visits. I support mom beginning in early labor using a variety of techniques including Lamaze, Bradley method, and HypnoBirthing. I help setup the birth plan and act as an advocate for mom to the health care providers. I provide emotional, moral and physical support. Photography and a copy of the birth log is also included. I will be on call two weeks before your due date and will have a back up just in case I cannot attend.
Telephone: 562-833-4451
Email:                Submitted: 07/06/05

Yvonne Novak - "Doula With Love"
Yvonne Birth Doula /Childbirth Educator/Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor
Greater Los Angeles Area
Doula, childbirth educator, Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor
I provide continuous labor support during your birthing experience. I have been involved with birth since the late 1970's. I am a former LLL leader, Bradley Instructor and have the privilege of attending many births. I am truly a "Doula With Love".
Telephone: 661.254.2069
Webpage:                Submitted: 01/11/05

Cheryl Osgood & Heather Johnson - "Devoted Doulas"
Where: Bakersfield, California
Description: Labor Doula, sibling preparation, breastfeeding support, postpartum/nanny services, 24/7 Phone support
Comments: Our services are customized to the needs of the birthing mom and her support team. Emotional Support is often defined by helping create a birth plan that includes a woman's unique communication style and gives her confidence in voicing her needs. Physical comfort measures can include: massage, labor positions, hydrotherapy, optimal fetal positioning, aromatherapy, acupressure, deep relaxation and visualization techniques. Advocacy includes helping a woman to resource the community of birth services and facilitating her birth plan into action.
Telephone: 661.679.4170
Address: Clients Preferred Location
Webpage:                          Submitted: 11/30/10

Catherine Parker, CMT - "My Massage Doula"
Description: Prenatal Massage, Birth Doula, & Belly Casting
Comments: Celebrate the journey.  Enjoy each moment of your pregnancy by keeping your body feeling it's best with regular prenatal massage.  Feel empowered on your baby's birthday with the help of a professional labor doula.  Memorialize the beauty of your pregnant belly with a personalized belly cast.
Telephone: (619) 757-0062
Address: Southern California
Webpage:                     Submitted:  8/28/2006

Karen Pecora, Licensed Midwife, CPM -"Blessed Beginnings Midwifery"
KarenBlessed Beginnings has 2 midwives to meet your every need. The Midwives are highly trained and professional as well as being caring and compassionate.
Your baby deserves a Blessed Beginning!
Serving the Inland Empire, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well as southeastern Los Angeles county (Pomona to Pasadena) California, with Midwifery Care and childbirth classes. 
Telephone: 909-678-3171
Webpage:        Submitted: 01/23/04

Taryn Phanthanusorn, CD, CLEC, CHBE - "Limelight Support"
Where: Orange County, California br>Description: Labor Doula and Happiest Baby on the Block classes
Comments: Limelight Support pampers the Mommy to be and her family by providing continuous labor support. We are proud to also offer Happiest Baby on the Block classes. We provide our services to women and their families in Orange County and Coastal North San Diego County, California. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to shedding light on labor, lactation, and little ones with you!
Webpage:                        Submitted:  9/15/07      Updated: 9/4/2009

Caitlin Philips, M.A., Certified Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing, Educator, Birth Doula, Massage Therapist
- "The Tao of Birthing®"
Caitlin Santa Monica, West L.A., Beverly Hills, CA
DDoula Services & Hypno-Birth Classes
Since 1995, my Doula services have imbued confidence and consciousness to birthing parents, providing holistic support for optimal health and bonding, in both home birth and hospital. Knowledge, experience and continuing education includes training with Ina May Gaskin on The Farm. Childbirth Prep-With-Hypnosis Classes presented in 5-Week Series, Culver City. Aromatherapy Products for pregnancy, labor and birth on SHOP PAGE of web site.
"Creating a more peaceful world through peaceful birthing."
Telephone: 310-239-4023
Webpage:                         Submitted:  01/19/05   Updated: 11/05/2007

Jennifer Phillips - "Tiny Miracles Doula Service"
Doula in training
Orange County, California
I am currently a doula in training so I am offering all my doula services at discounted rates. I am available for prenatal visits so we can get to know each other and make sure I am the right doula for you. I will be present the entire birth to assist in any way you would like. I am also available for post partum visits to assist with breastfeeding and/or newborn care. I am already a mother of 3 myself, so I know quite a bit about pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding and newborn care. I look forward to becoming certified so I can start my career in what I feel is my calling in life, being a doula.  Please check out my website for more information!
Telephone: (714) 709-6574
Website:                                  Submitted: 06/08/04

Keri Pommerenk, CD -"Wellsprings Massage Therapy"
Massage Therapist, Certified Birth Doula
Seal Beach, CA
Comments: I've been a certified Massage Therapist since 1994 and have specialized in Pregnancy Massage since 1996. My passion for pregnant women lead me to become a certified Birth Doula and then go on to train as a homebirth midwives assistant. There are few things in this world more amazing and wonderful than pregnancy and birth and I'm so fortunate to be involved in the lives of so many women during this time.
Telephone: 562-594-1158
Address: 550 Pacific Coast Hwy. #207  Seal Beach, CA 90740
Email:   or
Webpage:                Submitted: 08/22/05

Lysa Quealy, CD(DONA), MT, HCHD- "Beach City Doula"
Where: San Pedro, CA (and surrounding areas)
Description: Birth doula services
Comments: As a DONA certified birth doula and mother of two boys, I have always had a passion for babies and childbirth.  I believe that women are born with the inner strength and wisdom to birth their babies, and while medical intervention can be necessary, it is not mandatory.  I aspire to educate women on options, alternatives, birth resources and information and to also provide full support through the sacred journey of birth.  I have attended a variety of births using natural pain control, labors needing medication, cesarean sections, inductions, hypnobirthing and water births.  All births are beautiful and all families deserve support!
Telephone: 310-831-5700
Address: 643 S. Butte Street San Pedro, CA 90732
Webpage:                                         Submitted: 6/30/10

Mindith Rahmat, M.A. , C.L.E.C. - "Breastfeeding Guru"
Where: Thousand Oaks, Ca or Ventura County
Comments: Breastfeeding classes are offered for small groups and private sessions.
As a courtesy to the nursing mothers in our community, breastfeeding guru is pleased to address brief questions and concerns via phone conversations.
Any concern that requires attention beyond a conversation will be scheduled for an appointment to address all of your breastfeeding concerns
A lactation counseling session is comprehensive and generally last for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Counseling sessions can be conducted in the privacy of your home.
Lactation Counseling Services can include: - Prenatal breast assessment. - Prenatal counseling and support. - Postpartum counseling and support. - Postpartum assistance. -Telephone counseling. - Breast pump information and sales. Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Therapy sessions are available by appointment.
Mindith is a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor from UCSD.  She has a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology.  She and her husband are the proud parents of two nurslings and are currently residing in Southern California.  She has had many experiences with breastfeeding triumphs and challenges including breastfeeding while pregnant, tandem nursing, and extended breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Guru's Philosophy: Breastfeeding Guru incorporates the physiological, psychological, and emotional health of a breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Breastfeeding works best for mother and baby when allowed to follow it's natural course. Many breastfeeding concerns can be resolved easily with research based education, support, and professional help. Breastfeeding can be a magical and gratifying relationship between you and your nursling.
Webpage:            Submitted: 9/12/07

Barbara Raymond, CBD  - "Babies First Breath"
Where: Bay Area, CA
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I have 5 kids and years of experience as a Labor Doula.  Please visit my website for more information about my services.
Telephone: 510-388-4064
Webpage:                            Submitted:  10/01/07

Juanita Rivas-Raymer, CD - "Adaraluz"
Dona certified Doula, Lactation Educator
Los Angeles county, California
I offer gentle and nurturing support for families through labor and afterwards with breastfeeding. I love working with families and feel lucky to be part of such a special time in their lives.
Telephone: 626-358-7700
Email:                         Submitted: 02/13/05

Teresa Ricketts, CD, CBE (CBI Certificate Pending) - "Life's Little Miracles"
TeresaThousand Oaks, CA
Comments: Birth and Post Partum Doula serving Ventura County and San Fernando Valley area.
Telephone: 805-630-7488
Webpage:            Submitted: 08/30/05

Kimberly Rivers
Where: All of Ventura County, Santa Barbara, Valencia/Santa Clarita in California, USA
Description: Birthing From Within Doula and Childbirth Mentor, Birth Doula and Childbirth Mentor, providing yummy gourmet childbirth classes.
Comments: Empowering you in birth, to do whatever you need to do, to birth your baby, your way!
I felt so blessed to have the birth that I did, and I felt drawn to be a resource for the women in my family and community. When I work with women and their partners I strive to support them in rediscovering that giving birth is a rite of passage. As a Doula I can support women in having an empowered and aware birth in any birth setting. No matter what type of birth a women is most comfortable with, I can provide support and assistance to the mother and partner during this life changing time. As a Childbirth Mentor, I provide yummy gourmet childbirth classes. I offer both group and private classes, please call for schedule and details.
I have been supporting families during the birth of their baby since February 2008 and am enrolled in the certification program offered through the Birthing From Within Organization. I hope to complete my Birthing From Within Doula certification in February 2009, and the Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor Certification in Fall of 2009. I walk life's journey with my husband Michael, and leap, run and climb with my 3 year old son Mitchell.
Telephone: 805-727-1393
Webpage:                        Submitted: 1/8/2009

Jennifer Rizzuti, CGE, AAHCC - "Vibrant Transitions for Birth & Parenthood"
JenniferWhere: Sacramento, CA
Description: Childbirth Educator, Certified Gottman Educator. Bradley Method Childbirth Classes & Bringing Baby Home workshops
Comments: Learn how to prepare for a natural, positive birth experience and how to increase your relationship satisfaction and cope with the transition a new baby brings.
Telephone: 503-867-7801
Webpage: h                     Submitted: 9/29/2008

Karoline Robbins - "Origins Birth Alliance"
KarolineLactation Educator, Childbirth Educator, Pregnancy and Childbirth Photographer
San Francisco Bay Area; Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties,
I provide Birth and Postpartum Doula support as well as sibling support during and after the birth. I also teach childbirth education classes in several formats as well as sibling preparation classes. In addition I am a pregnancy and childbirth photographer and am available to photograph you and your new baby. Postpartum I am available on an as needed basis and am willing to provide overnight care for new families. I am passionate about my work and am willing to adapt my role to fit the individual needs of my clients.
I feel strongly about the value of my work and am committed to supporting families and enabling them to have the most positive, empowering birth experience possible. I fully committed to my clients all the way from childbirth preparation classes early in pregnancy, through their labour and birth. In addition I continue to provide support to my clients in the early weeks of baby's life as they adapt to this magical, momentous and yet sometimes overwhelming event.
Telephone: 510-864-8105
Address: 1429 Gibbons Drive, Alameda, California  94501
Webpage:                         Submitted: 10/30/03

Leslie Roberts - "Heart to Heart"
San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Birth doula, childbirth, lactation and newborn parenting educator
14 years experience teaching childbirth education and attending births
Providing physical, emotional and informational support to pregnant and laboring families. Empowering women to trust the innate wisdom in their bodies, and helping women to achieve the birth experience they desire.
Telephone: (415) 785-7147
Email:                         Submitted: 02/12/05

Dana Roddy - "Teeny Tiny Toes"
Certified by the Postpartum Doulas of California
Where: San Diego, Ca and some parts of Riverside
Comments: As your postpartum Doula I will ensure that you and your newborn will be taken care of both emotionally and physically. My job is to give you comfort and time to rest and heal from the child birthing experience. I will accomplish this by creating a schedule for your newborn and implementing various techniques to soothe both you and your child.
Telephone: (760)622-5969
Email:                         Submitted: 05/22/06

Jennifer Romano - "Graceful Beginnings"
Labour Doula
I provide constant emotional and physical support. I will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. It is my wish to offer support and care without judgment. My services include two prenatal and postpartum visits, constant labor support and unlimited phone consultations.
Danville, California
Telephone: 925-837-7163
Email:                                           Submitted: 02/01/04

Sherry S. Rumsey, AAHCC - "Birthing Baby"
Sherry Certified Childbirth Educator (Bradley), Birth Doula
San Fernando Valley, Studio City, North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, California
Early pregnancy classes, Bradley childbirth classes, Doula services
Giving birth is a monumental event in a woman’s life. With education and preparation, it CAN be joyous and empowering. The impact of this experience forever changes a woman. I feel it is my calling in life to help as many women and babies as possible have safe and HAPPY BIRTH-DAYS!!
Telephone: 818-509-8387
Webpage:                 Submitted: 04/12/04

Leslie Sandoval, CD(DONA) - "Blessed Baby Doula Services "
LeslieWhere: Orange County, CA
Description: Birth, Postpartum Doula & Childbirth Educator
Comments: I offer Childbirth Education Classes, Baby Care Basics, Happiest Baby on the Block, along with my Birth and Postpartum Doula Services.
Telephone: (949) 235-9834
Webpage:                Submitted: 6/9/2009  Updated: 01/08/11

Shannon Santamaria - "Labor of Love Doula Services"
ShannonWhere: Lancaster, Palmdale, Valencia, Santa Clarita, Rosamond, Burbank,
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I love helping moms make informed decisions. I also get such joy when I can support dad through the labor and delivery process and help him really "come through" for mom! I have a list of services on my website, but I always customize them for each unique situation. I will support you in a home or hospital birth, provide non-medical pain management as well as support you if you choose pain medicine. I'm experienced in VBAC, high risk, premature birth, teen, adoption, cesarean, medicated and non medicated as well as first baby or even 4th baby! Yes, a doula is of such value, a mom will appreciate one every time!
Telephone: 661-942-5898   818-445-5976
Webpage:                            Submitted: 1/26/11

Sara Shay - "San Diego Christian Doula"
SaraWhere: San Diego, CA
Description: Birth Doula and Childbirth Classes
Comments: San Diego Christian Doula offers both doula service and natural childbirth classes.  Anyone wanting to have a natural childbirth (of any kind) in a hospital setting NEEDS to have a doula present. They are a great mediator between patient and medical personal and any waiting family.
Hospital staff, the father or other personal relations and the doula all play separate distinct roles in the birthing room.
Telephone: 858 610 8998
Webpage:                 Submitted: 2/27/2010

Mariah Shipp, C.C.H., C.A.C. - "Journeys Inward Hypnotherapy"
Where: Colorado, California for in person sessions and world wide for products and phone sessions
Description: Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist  Certified Addictions Counsellor, MP3 downloads for Hypnobirthing on our website, counselling, hypnotherapy
Comments: We have 3 wonderful Hypno-birthing MP3's along with many others for relaxation as well as 70 other issues for everything from stopping smoking, anxiety/stress, post natal depression, etc. I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 32 years experience and work with clients by phone or in person. I have written and produced all the recordings on our website.
Telephone: 970-963-6830
Webpage: h            Submitted: 2/09/2012

Lorraine Shorman, CD, CCCE, CIMI, CPPI, PSS - "Innovative Childbirth Services"
Serving all of Orange County and Los Angeles County
Description: Certified Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, Infant Massage Instructor, Hypnobabies Instructor and prenatal massage therapist.
Comments: Your one stop for all your pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum needs for mom, baby and family. Providing emotional and physical support through knowledge, empowerment, and awareness.
Telephone: 714-624-3495
Webpage:                Submitted: 06/16/05

Bunny Slaughter, CPD, DONA - "Bunny's Postpartum Doula Care"
BunnyOrange County, Long Beach and parts of Riverside County
Description: Postpartum Doula
Comments: Caring for your whole family in the postpartum period. Routine newborn care, feeding assistance, light household tasks, cooking, errands, help with other children and emotional support for the whole family
Telephone: 714.220.0968
Webpage:                          Submitted: 11/09/05

Gina Socher - "Nurture You"
Where: West Hills, California
Description: Post-Partum Doula and Lactation Educator  (certification pending)
Telephone: 818-703-8869  cell-805-304-8434
Email:                                    Submitted:  11/1/2006

Emily Stelea - "Hands-On Birth Services"
Emily Trained by DONA International, in the certifying process.
Orange County, CA and surrounding areas
Birth Doula
I provide individualized assistance in the development of a personalized birth plan, and newborn care plan if desired. Additionally, I offer two prenatal visits with the mother and her partner to go over coping techniques and strategies, answer questions and plan for the big day. 24-hour on-call support begins two weeks before the estimated due date and continues until birth. During labor, continuous and uninterrupted support is given to the mother and her partner throughout. Different techniques for pain management will be utilized including massage, position changes, a birth ball or hydrotherapy if desired, as well as any other techniques the mother finds useful. Assistance will continue until approximately 1-2 hours postnatal. One follow up visit, within one to two weeks of birth is customary; and as an amateur photographer, black and white pregnancy, birth, newborn and family photos are offered. I am a current member of DONA International, CAPPA and DASC: the Doula Association of Southern California.
Telephone: 949-923-5900
Address: Mission Viejo, CA
Webpage:                         Submitted: 02/06/05      Updated: 11/13/05

Anne Sommers, L.M. - "Agape Home Birth Service"
AnneOffices in Garden Grove California and Lake Ellsinore, California
Description: Licensed Midwife: prenatal care, Labor & delivery, post partum care, well-woman.
A traditional midwife since 1991. Waterbirth. VBAC.  Serving Orange and Riverside Counties, Long Beach area.
Telephone: 800 92 BIRTH
Webpage:                      Submitted: 01/21/06

Julie Stewart, CCCE, CLD- " Lullaby Labor"
Julie Bakersfield/Kern County, California
Description: Childbirth Education, Labor Doula, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator.
Comments: I provide private childbirth education classes, labor support, and teach the Happiest Baby on the Block class. I am the mother of 4 girls and 1 more on the way.  All my personal birth experiences have been different.  The first 3 births I had very little support during labor and delivery and vowed that I would do anything I could not to have a woman experience birth like that. I became a Doula.  I am blessed with each birth I assist, being a part of the first day on someone's life.  What a Miracle!! 
Telephone: 661-345-4943
Webpage:                                             Submitted: 05/20/06

Kathleen Sullivan - "Soft Slumbers"
KathleenPostpartum Doula and Baby Nurse
Where: Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties
Description: Postpartum Doula and Baby Nurse Infant Specialist
Comments: I am a calming presence in your home, providing all the care you and your newborn need. I absolutely love my work! I feel so fortunate to have found a career that fits me so perfectly. I have a great knowledge of newborns and I feel so satisfied helping Moms learn about the new addition. I have a keen sense of how to approach each family and make myself available to all their needs. My clients become my friends and that's the best testimonial anyone can have!
Telephone: 310 276-1605
Webpage:                                     Submitted:  8/03/07

Chelsea Shure - "Westside Doula"
Where: Culver City, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Manhattan Beach,
Comments: A woman's job during labor is to focus her mind and body on birthing her child.  Her partner's job is to love and support her unconditionally.  A doula's job is to support that partnership and offer her experience and expertise to the laboring couple. We can help minimize the fear that can be present during labor. She can offer suggestions, motivation and encouragement.
We Will: Meet with mom and partner at least twice before birth; Help establish a birth plan; Be available for phone consultations before labor; Stay by your side during labor (as needed);Stay by your side during birth; Help you get to the hospital, if you choose a hospital birth; Return to your home a few days after birth to ensure that the new family is doing well; Be available to meet with the new family a month after birth to review and discuss how the labor and delivery went.
Telephone: 310-428-7302
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 7/3/2009

Shelton Sutherland, CD. CBE.- "Life on Birth Childbirth Support Services"
SheltonWhere: San Francisco, San Rafael, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, CA
Description: birth and postpartum doula, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation.
Telephone: 415-300-7329
Webpage:                                       Submitted: 12/21/10

Amber E. Taylor - "Baby Zen Birth Services"
AmberWhere: San Bernardino and Riverside County
Comments: Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula. Its Your Birth. Its Your Zen. Together, will will make it happen!
Webpage:                         Submitted: 4/15/2008

Amber Terhune - "Beautiful Beginnings Doula Service"
Northern Nevada/California
Description: Labor and Postpartum Doula
I have always had a very strong passion for pregnancy and childbirth.  I love every aspect of it-from conception to birth, and on to the postpartum period.  Each one is a miracle, and I love to witness and support the family, while they make this miracle happen!!  I believe that pregnancy is very natural and safe, and that every women should be informed of this.  I also believe that every family has a right to be completely informed of, along with the pros and cons of any procedures and accept or deny any procedures that are being ordered during labor.  I believe that every women can do it...with the proper knowledge, and physical and emotional support.
Telephone: 775 265-1316
Address: 1333A Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville, Nevada 89460
Webpage:         Submitted: 07/25/05

Marianna Terhune, CD,CMA,LS, CBE- "Complete and Caring Childbirth Services"
Where: Sonoma, Marin and Lake County
Description: A birth of a child is a wonderful experience and monumental time in every woman's life! A woman never forgets her birth experience. A birth Doula can protect and help make a woman's birth experience a loving memory forever! I am committed to creating a positive and memorable birth experience. Birth Doula, Childbirth classes, Sibling Classes, Grand Parent Classes available as well.
Comments: "Marianna was my epidural. Her presence was comforting for us all. My birth went just as planned and Maizy entered into the world with a sense of peace and calm. We were so thankful that Marianna was there to share this special moment and we highly recommend her as a doula."
Telephone: (707)486-6265
Webpage:                                               Submitted: 01/22/10

Carole Thorpe, CHt, CD, HCHI, CLEC - "BIRTH PARTNER Professional Services"
Where: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego Counties, CA
Description: Hypnotherapist, Hypnobabies Instructor, Hypno-doula, Lactation Educator/Counselor, Homeopathy, Reiki
Comments: I teach Hypnobabies hypnosis for natural childbirth classes, and assist at some of my couples births as their hypno-doula. My services include a birth preferences meeting, a breastfeeding class, a birth rehearsal in your home, Happiest Baby on the Block instruction, and a postpartum visit. I have attended more than 500 births in hospitals, birth centers and in homes.
Telephone: 949/380.1681  or  949/521.1980 cell
Address: Mission Viejo, CA
Webpage:                                Submitted: 2/13/2009

Giuditta Tornetta - "Joy In Birthing"
Giuditta Doula, Lactation Educator, and Hypnotherapist
Los Angeles, California
A natural and painless childbirth is NOT only possible, it is our birthright as a woman. With the help and loving care of a Doula. We offer birth and breastfeeding support in the Los Angeles, California area.
Telephone: 310-435-6054
Webpage:                         Submitted: 09/09/03

Marivette Torres - "Tender Doula Hands"
MarivetteCurrently doing births to certify through DONA.
Bakersfield, Ca and surrounding areas
Description: Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Counseling, Childbirth Preparation Classes
Comments: I have 12 years experience in supporting parents during and after birth. I make suggestions for labor progress, help with relaxation, breathing, massage, positioning, and other techniques. I am independent and self-employed. As a doula, I am working for the mother and father, not their caregiver or hospital. I provide: Continuous emotional, physical and informational services (2-3 in-home visits) Unlimited telephone consultations (On call 24-7 from 38 weeks until labor begins) Uninterrupted support during labor, birth, and postpartum until mother and child are comfortably settled to facilitate bonding (Immediate initial breastfeeding support (if breastfeeding) including up to one year after baby's birth) One or two postpartum follow-up in-home visits one to four weeks after baby's birth.
***Currently certifying through Childbirth International as a Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Childbirth Educator.***
Telephone: 661-332-3288
Webpage:      Submitted: 10/21/05        Updated: 8/9/2009

Nancy Tortorice, CD(DONA) - "Gentle Birthing Services"
NancyCertified Hypnobabies, Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI), Hypnobabies certified & DONA trained Birth Doula
San Diego County, Coronado, California
Childbirth Instructor and Birth Doula As a Doula, I provide traditional Labor Doula services as well as Hypno-doula services for those who have completed the Hypno-childbirth classes. Through UCSD Medical Center, I volunteer services as a doula in the "Hearts and Hands" Program.
I teach a five week/15hour complete childbirth course, and full Doula Services. Completing a childbirth education course using self-hypnosis will provide a confident, calm, and gentle birth experience for both mother and baby. Gentle Birthing Services can be a part of the miracle of life for you and your baby. As a Childbirth Instructor and Doula, I am dedicated to assisting single mothers and mothers with birth partners achieve the birth they desire. I honor the birthing process of all mothers, and the choices they make. Gentle Birthing Serves makes a difference.
Telephone: 619-435-2626
Webpage:                  Submitted: 10/16/04   Updated: 6/11/2009

Lynette Turner
DONA trained Birth Doula
Contra Costa and Alameda counties, Northern California
Birth Doula
I provide continuous support throughout labor and childbirth. I provide comfort measures, breathing, relaxation, birth ball, advocacy, resources. Most of all I give you my heart.
Email:                          Submitted: 02/27/05

Kerry Tuschhoff, HCHI, CHt - "Hypnobabies Network"
KerryCypress, California
Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes, Hypno-doula Services. At Hypnobabies Network, we are a group of caring professionals providing education, support and excellent natural products to expectant families before, during and after childbirth. It is our goal that all women learn about their birthing choices, become empowered to take responsibility for their own pregnancies, births and babies, and truly enjoy the amazing beauty of childbirth.
Tel: (714) 898-2229
Webpage:                     Submitted: 02/26/03    Updated: 06/16/05

Rena Ward, CD, CCCE, Happiest Baby Instructor - "Integrative Childbirth Services"
RenaLong Beach, California
Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator and Happiest Baby Instructor
Bringing Knowledge and Compassion to the Birthing Place. Trained in a variety of supportive techniques, I am a DONA certified Birth Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Happiest Baby Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) and an excellent informational resource to newly expectant mothers and their partners.
Telephone: 562-925-6948
Webpage:        Submitted: 01/19/05

Jeanne Waterford, CBE - "Body-Heart-and-Soul"
San Diego, CA
Early Pregnancy, Childbirth, Newborn Classes, and Stage II
Telephone: (619) 265-7868
Email:                         Submitted: 05/12/04

Maggie Watkins, CLE, Trained Birth Doula (DONA, ALACE) - "A Birth Story Birth Doula"
MaggieWhere: San Diego, CA
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: My name is Maggie. I am a 34 year old mother of two children ages 10 and 12.  I am a Certified Lactation Educator and trained Labor Assistant (Birth Doula).  I received my lactation certification from UCLA extension, and obtained my doula training through both DONA (Doulas of North America) and ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators).  I have a bachelors degree in Human Development obtained from California State University San Marcos, and worked for 5 years in the Women's Education Department at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women. I have been working both as a labor assistant and lactation specialist for 8 years.  Currently, I am in the process of obtaining my certification as a child birth educator from ALACE.
Your birth is going to be a memory that lasts forever, and it will be a story you tell hundreds of times.  A birth experience characterized by love and respect is worth remembering.  It is my job to be a supporting character in your story, and to help you advocate for that kind of birth experience. It is my job to make sure your voice is heard and that your physical and emotional needs are met.
Telephone: 619-315-5703
Webpage:                     Submitted: 10/17/2008

Debi Botteron-Weber and Gayle Young - "Doula Connection"
Santa Clara County, California
Description: postpartum doulas
Comments:   we currently have two doulas serving three counties.
Telephone: 831 539-6041 or 408 499-1798
Webpage:                      Submitted: 04/19/06

Dawn Wise, CBE and CD
Susanville, California
Description: Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments:   I have been a labor support doula for 3 years. Most of my clients have been able to deliver without any medication and I have been able to attend 2 homebirths. I have been a certified childbirth educator for 1 year and teach group and private classes.
Telephone: 530-251-6623
Address: P.O. Box 1353, Susanville, Ca
Email:                                         Submitted: 9/14/05

Sue Wolcott, LM, RN, CPM - "Naturopathic Midwifery"
SueWhere: Glendale, CA
Description: Homebirth, waterbirth, well woman care, breastfeeding support
Comments: from pre-conception to breastfeeding support. Prenatal, labor and delivery at home, waterbirth, postpartum to well women care.
Telephone: 562-334-5706
Address: 610 N. Central Ave, Glendale, CA ste: 109
Webpage:                  Submitted: 12/27/2008

Darcy Wronkiewicz, CLEC
Where: Santa Barbara and Ventura, California
Description: Doula, lactation counselor
Comments: I am a DONA-trained doula working toward certification. I believe that a healthy family begins with a lovingly supported birth followed by family bonding with minimal interruption. The assistance I had as a new mother contributed greatly to my family's quality of life and I strive to give that gift to the families I serve.
Telephone: 805-886-5756
Webpage:                        Submitted: 8/10/2009

Zhaleh Yadollahi, Licensed Midwife, B.S Midwife, CPM - "Safe Midwifery Birth"
Where: Los Angeles CA
Description: Homebirth, Water Birth Midwife, Doula Services, Monitrice, Full Scope of Midwifery Services
Comments: Safe Midwifery Birth offers a special package includes: Home birth (Water birth) with our licensed, expert Midwife (since 1994) and free Labor and postpartum Doula Services with our expert, certified doula and Scholarship for that.
Telephone: (818)618-2561
Address: Los Angeles County
Webpage:                       Submitted: 01/07/11

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Melissa Aduddell, CD(DONA) -in process - "Birthing Your Baby, Your Way"
Denver, CO  (Greater Metro Area)
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I believe that birth is a natural process and that as a woman you have an instinctive knowledge of how to birth your baby, along with an innate biological ability to do so.  My goal is to empower both you and your family with knowledge before Baby's birth and to provide continuous emotional support during labor and delivery along with breastfeeding assistance postpartum.  It is my ultimate desire that every birthing woman knows she is strong-including you!!
Telephone: 720-254-5933
Email:                                      Submitted: 08/05/2007

Carie M. Anderson, CLD, CCE - "Birthing Naturally"
CarieColorado Springs, Colorado
Description: My goal is to provide a comprehensive consumer-based class that will enable women and their partners to prepare for a positive, safe and joyful birth experience.
The key to your success is education and support.
Telephone: 719-634-2928
Webpage:                   Submitted: 08/02/06            Updated: 5/2/2009

Desirre Andrews, CCCE, LCCE, CLD, CLE- "Birthing Touch"
DesirreColorado Springs, CO
Description: Holistic Childbirth Educator, Labor Doula, and Breastfeeding Support
Comments: My goal is to instill confidence and bodily trust by reinforcing the normalcy of birth, providing evidence-based information and resources while understanding and working with each family's unique needs, philosophy and birth goals.
As a labor doula I give unbiased physical, emotional and educational support before labor, during, and immediately postpartum. As an educator, I offer an independent six week holistic natural childbirth series (Christian emphasis) as well as, a breastfeeding class in a private setting. Labor Doula and Educational packages are offered at a discounted rate.
Telephone: 719-331-1292
Webpage:                     Submitted: 06/30/05   Updated:  08/14/07

Marlene Bergman, RM, CPM - "Prairie Love Midwifery"
Description: Midwifery care
Comments: Encouraging confidence and enlightenment in your birth experience.
Telephone: 970-901-9276
Address: 144 N. Main St. Suite D. Gunnison, CO 81230
Webpage:                     Submitted: 10/29/04  Updated: 1/27/11

Tammy Brannen-Smith & Terri Burleson, CD  - "Colorado Caring Doulas"
Where: Northern Colorado & Denver metro area
Description: Doula
Comments: At Colorado Caring Doulas it is our desire to provide you and your partner with the support necessary to make your pregnancy and birth a positive and nurtured one. We recognize no two births are alike and it is our privilege to assist you in discovering the kind of birth you want and doing what we can to make that a reality. We believe in the strength and power of a woman's body and if left to her inborn capabilities, most births will progress smoothly and naturally. We are passionate about our work and we would love to answer any questions you have.
Telephone: 303-349-7436
Webpage: h                Submitted: 9/8/2009

Ila Castaneda - "Brighter Beginnings Birthing Services"
Denver Metro area
Doula services, belly casting, photography, and birthing ball
Affordable and friendly at your service. I also speak Spanish. Call me for to see if I am right for you!  Have a great day!
Telephone: 303-898-5485 or 303-341-4732
Email:                                       Submitted: 08/22/04

Lynn Chandler, CAPPA Trained Labor Doula - "Conscious Birthing"
Lynn Where: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Description: Labor Doula
Comments: It is a privilege to witness the birth of a child coming into this world and an honor to be a Labor Doula who assists, comforts, empowers and encourages a mother in labor. I provide pregnancy educational material during pregnancy and provide Labor Doula services during labor and delivery.
Telephone: 303-543-2185
Webpage:             Submitted: 16/03/2007

Lora Conklin, CD - "Birth Positive Doula Services"
Member of CAPPA/ Certified Labor Doula
Longmont, Loveland, and Ft Collins. Colorado
Childbirth Educator, Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Doula
It is my hope to help a woman and her partner achieve the best birth experience possible. I feel this can be achieved by providing the mother and her partner with information, support, and encouragement from a loving heart throughout the entire labor process. I hope to enable the mother and her birthing partner to trust the labor process and her ability to deliver her baby in the way that she wishes, I hope to give the parents the confidence to make decisions that they can be satisfied with to protect their memories of the miracle of life. I feel every woman deserves a Doula. I truly believe I was born to help women during their labors
Telephone:  Home: 970-667-1584   Cell: 970-566-3150
Address: 1202 Carlene Dr., Loveland, Colorado 80537
Email:                                  Submitted:    Updated: 02/08/05

Kelly Downum, LD (DONA, CAPPA), HCHI, HCHD - "BirthRoots: Childbirth Hypnosis and Labor Doula Services"
KellyWhere: Gunnison, Colorado (areas surrounding Western Colorado)
Description: Labor Doula, Certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Instructor, Certified Hypno-Doula
Comments: Providing support, encouragement and education to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond is my ultimate goal within the birthing world. I am a DONA and CAPPA trained doula, currently working towards certification with both organizations. I have a passion for cloth diapering, extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting as well as baby wearing, and am working towards showing my community and surrounding areas that these beliefs and actions can fit wonderfully into mainstream America. You can bring your baby into this world in comfort, love and joy and continue to nurture them in this way as they grow
Offering: * Certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Education Classes (Group and Private) * Birth Doula Services * Certified Hypno-Doula Services * Cloth Diapering 101 and Beyond monthly workshops * Baby Wearing workshops * Hypno-Doula Trainings for doulas, midwives and other health care providers * Postpartum Doula services and Lactation and Childbirth Education Classes coming soon
I welcome you to contact me for more information about any of my services!
Telephone: 970.596.5735
Webpage:                     Submitted: 04/03/11

Elise Fabricant
CD in training
Durango, Colorado area
Birth and post-partum doula, pre- and postnatal yoga instruction
Please call to discuss your needs and my services.... thanks!
Telephone: 970-426-9123
Email:                         Submitted: 06/20/04

Wendi Farrow, LMT, CMD - "A Woman's Kneads"
Metro Denver, Colorado
Prenatal/Postnatal/Infant Massage Therapist and Massage Doula.
I discovered the power of touch during one of my bed rest-required pregnancies. I believe women do so much for so many, and they often forget about themselves. I offer massage in your Metro Denver home to make it easier on you to receive therapeutic touch! I also offer Massage Doula services, where I support you in the birth YOU desire with loving touch and emotional support.
Telephone: (720) 290-8103
Address: Thornton, CO
Webpage:                         Submitted: 03/21/05

Margaret Gilfoyle,CD - "One Heart"
Where: Paonia, Hotchkiss, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale area, Colorado
Description: Certified Doula, Breath of Light Facilitator, Usui Reiki Master, Personal Chef
Comments: The beautiful time of pregnancy may be enhanced in so many ways, through medical knowledge, spiritual focus, the breath, releasing energy congestion from the body, mind and spirit, and awareness of nutrition for yourself and baby through eating delicious, healthy foods! My joy in working with women as they travel through pregnancy, labor and birthing to life as a mother is the deep connection created in empowerment and wonder at the perfection of this exquisite life process. I have experience in-hospital as well as home birth, and was certified through The Healing Arts Institute in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 2004. I audited Childbirth Education Classes at Poudre Valley Hospital, and attended Herbal Mothering for the Childbearing Year workshop with Catherine Hunzicker of WishGarden Herbs, Boulder, Colorado. My son and I experienced a beautiful natural Leboyer birth together with his father, as a mother I understand! Blessings to you! Please visit my website and call me to schedule a complementary consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Telephone: 970-527-3810, cell 970-490-2975
Webpage:                                Submitted: 19/04/2007

Jacie Gonzales - "One Mother to Another"
Jacie Labor Doula, in certification process with CAPPA
Littleton, Colorado
Comments: I have found that most mothers are unaware of the choices that are really theirs to make. I want to help to educate mothers about their bodies and about what a natural process birth really is.
Telephone: 303.683.6840
Webpage:                          Submitted: 01/30/06

Leilani Gott, CD - "Birthing a better future"
Where: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Description: I am a Birthing & Postpartum Doula
Comments: My goal as your Doula is to empower you with your inner strength and to give you the support you need and deserve, to labor in whatever manner will bring your baby into the world with joy.  I provide non-medical labor support, assist in comfort measures, massage, focusing, pressure points, ice, water, and birth ball. I support any and all decisions of the expectant mommy and her family, interpret medical terms, and bring peace into the environment.
Webpage: h           Submitted: 8/26/2008

Christi Harris, LD - "Incredible Journeys Doula Services"
Where: Berthoud, Co.  and surrounding areas such as Ft. Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Longmont and Boulder
Description: Labor Doula
Comments: As your labor doula I will see you 2 times prenatally, attend your entire birth and see you again 1-2 times post partum.  I offer aromatherapy, massage, acupressure, birthing ball and I am working on my hypnobabies doula training.
Telephone: 970-344-5164
Webpage: h            Submitted: 8/20/2009

Heather D. Hill, CLD (CAPPA) - "Winged Heart Doula"
Heather Grand Junction, Colorado and surrounding area
Labor doula
Comments: I truly enjoy helping women and their families during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Please give me a call and lets talk about my services. Please do not let cost be an issue. Everyone should have the help they need and deserve regardless of status.
Telephone: (970) 261-0231
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/30/05

Rachelle Hisel - "Teensytoes Doula Services"
Rachelle Where: Grand Junction and the western slope, Delta,  Colorado
Description: birth doula, childbirth educator. Beginning in January 2007 for a short time  I am working on requirements for childbirth educator certification, and am offering my doula services free of charge for 5 moms. Contact me if you are interested!
Comments: I am the mother to a sweet (and genius!) 6 year old son. I work in the ICU as a telemetry tech and am studying to be a nurse. I am currently in the training program to be a childbirth educator with MCCEA and I am loving every minute of it. My life goal would be to become a midwife...I can imagine nothing better than to make a career out of being part of one of life's greatest moments.
Webpage:                                Submitted: 01/07/07

Stacy Huddle, RN, BSN, AAHCC - "The Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth Classes"
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Description: The Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth Classes
Comments: Certified Childbirth Educator (Bradley Method/AAHCC), Registered Nurse, I teach childbirth education classes for parents wanting a home or hospital birth.
Telephone: 719-282-0286
Webpage:                 Submitted: 08/17/05

Agnieszka Hugle - "Mothering Hands Doula & Breastfeeding Services"
Where: serving the areas of Inland Empire in California (to include Redlands, Riverside, etc.)
Description: I offer birth doula, postpartum doula, and breastfeeding services.
Comments: I believe that.... ...birth is a very natural and a sacred process that needs to be cherished and protected. Birth is not a disease and should not be treated this way. ...a woman should have the right to experience the birth she desires, may it be in a hospital, birth center or in the comfort of her own home., comforting hands, positive attitude and a safe environment are the key points in experiencing an empowering birth.
Webpage:                      Submitted: 8/09/10

Miranda ffer, RYT - "Happy Birth Day Baby Doula Service"
Where: Denver, CO
Description: Labor doula in training with CAPPA, Prenatal Yoga, Nutrition counseling
Comments: Serving the Denver metro area.  Flat rate of $200 while certifying.  Sliding scale based on need for all other services
Telephone: 303-994-3008
Webpage:                              Submitted: 6/15/10

LauraLee Kipp, CD (DONA) - "Blessed Births Doula Care and Services"
LauraLeeColorado Springs and surrounding areas, Colorado
Birth Doula
Comments: I have been involved in the birthing community for over 20 years and have 8 of my own children. I am the Region 2 Representative of Operation Doula Care, the Colorado State Representative of Operation Special Delivery and the Vice President of the Pikes Peak Regional Doula Association. I believe in the design of the woman and her innate ability to birth her child. This is truly a passion and ministry of mine, to serve women in this way. Please look at my website which is in process. Contact me with any questions you may have and to schedule a time to meet.
Telephone: 719.290.3756
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/30/05

Kimberly Lowitz, BS, CLE, CLD, HCHI   - "A Beautiful Birth"
KimberlyNorthwest Denver and Boulder, CO
Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Lactation Educator
Qualifications/Certifications/Affiliations/Other Information: B.S. Degree in Education, Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA), Certified Labor Doula (CAPPA), Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Instructor (HCHI), La Leche League Member, Member of Colorado Doulas Association. Birth is a wonderful time for families, but it can also be quite overwhelming with the tremendous amount of information there is to consider. My goal is to be an advocate for YOU. It is my job to provide you with the tools you and your partner will need to make decisions for your care and for the care of your infant. I am also dedicated to providing you with the gentle, loving support you and your partner deserve.
Webpage:                              Submitted: 10/11/04

Candace McCollett, CD, CBE, Midwife Assistant - "The Westside Birth Connection"
CandaceWhere: Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
Description: Labor/Birth Doula & Independent Childbirth Educator
Comments: I believe that KNOWLEDGE and SUPPORT are the keys to a positive birth!  I also acknowledge that each labor and birth is a unique experience and there is no ONE right way to have a baby. I currently shadow a homebirth midwife as her assistant and I am looking forward to becoming a midwife myself someday, when my own two children are older. Check out my website for more details.
Telephone: 719-213-3740
Webpage:                            Submitted: 9/04/07

Amanda Marshall, CLD - "Colorado Birth Resources"
AmandaDenver Metro surrounding areas in Colorado
Description: Certified Labor Doula
Comments:   I offer 2 pre-natal visits, labor an delivery support. Massage, position, emotional support. Postpartum care, baby care, breastfeeding.
Telephone: 720-839-8108
Webpage:                  Submitted: 03/08/06

Ellena T. Mendoza, CMD,CPMT,CMT - "Woman to Woman Doula Services"
Where: Delta, Montrose, Eckert, Grand Junction and surrounding areas, CO
Description: I start by educating woman about their birth choices, and then give them the emotional support.
Comments: I start by educating woman about their birth choices, and then give them the emotional and physical support they need to have a satisfying and memorable birth experience.  I also highly recommend prenatal massage for the MANY benefits it offers to both the mother and her unborn child. Infant massage is taught to the new parents to facilitate the bonding process.  Pregnancy is a very unique and special time in a woman's life, she deserves to be nurtured, understood and cared for by those who surround her, throughout her pregnancy, in childbirth and in the immediate postpartum period.  To find out more about what a doula can do for your family call: Telephone: 970-21-1730
Email:                Submitted: 10/11/2006

Andrea Michaud - "Best Beginnings Doula Service"
Where: Grand Junction, CO and surrounding areas
Description: Postpartum Doula
Comments: After the birth of my son I knew I wanted to support women and their families in the "fourth trimester." Whether you need help with infant care, breastfeeding, just emotional support, or more, I can be there for you. Because I am working on my certification (through DONA), I am offering discounted rates. Please give me a call or drop me a line with any questions you may have. I look forward to helping you and your baby stay healthy and happy in early postpartum.
Telephone: (970)778-9129
Webpage:        Submitted: 15/02/2007

Yvonne Moore  - "CoDoula - Birth, Babies, & Breastfeeding"
Where: Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Northern Colorado
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula
Comments: As a birth and postpartum doula, I hope to facilitate a smooth transition from pregnancy to parenthood, couple to family. To encourage, reassure, support and provide information so that a family can make informed choices in birth and parenting.
Webpage: h                                         Submitted: 4/3/2009

Judith Nowlin, AAHCC - "Holistic Birthing"
Boulder, Colorado, USA
I teach The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth in my home in Boulder, CO. The emphasis of the classes is on the birth process as a whole - mind, body, emotions, environment. The series of twelve classes covers many topics including drug-free labor and delivery, breastfeeding, exercise, nutrition, postpartum, etc.
These classes are great preparation for those birthing in the hospital, home or birth center. Small classes.
Telephone: (303) 245-9960
Webpage:                             Updated: 02/08/05

Julie Olson, CBE Doula - "Wellspring Childbirth"
Where: Denver, Colorado
Description: Certified Bradley Method® Childbirth Educator, DONA International Trained Doula (Certification in process)
Comments: For the past five years, I have been educating and supporting couples who are preparing for birth.  I am dedicated to providing expectant couples with the knowledge, confidence and patience needed to have a wonderful birth.  I am a certified Bradley Method® Childbirth Educator and a DONA International Trained Doula.
Webpage:                           Submitted: 6/16/10

SonjaWhere: Durango, Colorado
Description: HypnoBirthing Practitioner; Birth Doula; Fertility Therapist; Hypnotherapist
Comments: I service the Southwestern part of Colorado, Farmington, Shiprock NM, Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and have seen parents from the Utah area as well.
I have attended over 125 births in the Durango Community and taught over 130 HypnoBirthing parents. I honor the birthing process and have seen the power of women during their birth experience.  I also teach Hypnosis for Fertility and have seen how powerful these classes are as well.
My hypnotherapy practice encompasses all aspects of ones life. Stop Smoking; Weight Management are but a few areas that I specialize in.
I also am an EFT Practitioner.
Telephone: 970-259-5773
Address: P.O. Box 1028
Webpage:                            Submitted: 02/03/2007

Erika Primozich, CD(CAPPA) - "Dive in to Birth"
Where: Extended Boulder area, CO (Lafayette, Louisville, Erie)
Description: Certified Labor Doula, Birthing From Within birth preparation classes, Certified Mentor (Birthing From Within)
Comments: I offer birth preparation courses for first time parents, as well as for parents experienced in birth.  I am certified with Birthing From Within, and incorporate this philosophy into my all of my birth services.  I believe that each woman has within her, the resources, power and love to give birth perfectly (knowing that what is "perfect" will look different each time).  My goals in supporting and mentoring pregnant couples are to help them access their inner knowledge about birthing, teach them some new practices to enhance their experience, honor the rite of passage of birth, and to hold space for them to be present for the birth of their child, as it unfolds moment by moment.
Email:                                     Submitted: 24/04/2007

Angela Seeling, CLD and Director, Family Preparation - "Xylem Family Resource"
AngelaDenver, CO
Description: childbirth preparation, doulas, pregnancy support, postpartum support
Comments:   Xylem Family Resource is a Christ-centered ministry whose mission is to support, encourage and educate families from pregnancy through parenthood. Resources include Fertility Awareness, BABE meetings (small group gatherings for pregnant and new parents), Childbirth Preparation, Doula Services and Breastfeeding Support. Xylem offers Parenting Classes, In-Home Family Coaching Baby and Me classes and Playgroups. Serving the Christian Community in the greater Denver area.
Telephone: 303-756-0951
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 11/30/05

Brandy Segin, CD(DONA), CCCE - "Aspen Leaf Birth Services"
BrandyWhere: Denver to Colorado Springs, Colorado
Description: Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: Providing exceptional Birth Doula care and private Childbirth Education classes up and down the Front Range from Denver to Colorado Springs.  I respect that every woman has different needs and desires for her birth experience, and I strive to support her and her partner (or sister, mother, friend) in her unique way of staying connected to her body, her baby and her birth experience.
Webpage: h                             Submitted: 05/15/08

Katrina Stockley- "Lullaby Births"
KatrinaWhere: Colorado Springs, CO
Title: Training - Katrina is currently working on her certification for Labor Doula with CAPPA
Description: I believe that every woman should have the opportunity to have a doula at her birth regardless of circumstance. I believe that every woman and her partner should have information they need to make good decisions. My goal is to support the mother and her partner in the decisions they make, for it is their birth. My goal is to provide caring and quality services to all of my clients.
Webpage:                                             Submitted: 09/27/08

Dana Watson, BS, CD (DONA), HCHI - "The Nurtured Birth Doula Services, LLC"
DanaFort Collins and Northern Colorado
I provide birth doula services, Hypnobabies childbirth hypnosis education, and blessing way ceremony facilitation. As a doula it is my goal to help every woman have her best birth experience, whatever she wants that to be. I am very pleased to offer Hypnobabies childbirth education classes for those women who desire a comfortable and enjoyable birthing experience through the use of self-hypnosis.  A blessing way ceremony is a beautiful and powerful way to honor a woman's transition to motherhood and I would love to help you plan such an event for yourself or for a sister or friend. And in all the services I provide, I welcome the opportunity to work with non-traditional families.
Telephone: 970.691.2017
Webpage:                         Submitted: 11/15/04

Louise Wright  Agape Birth Services"
Where: Colorado Springs,  CO
Description: Birth Doula (In Home or Hospital) Childbirth Educator
Comments: I serve women in the Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain/Ft Carson, Monument areas.  I help you plan your birth that will be unique to you.
Telephone: 719-246-2498
Webpage:                    Submitted: 2/17/2010

Jennifer Zorich "New Moon Birth & Fertile Ground Integrated Wellness Center"
Where: Northern Colorado's Front Range and Denver Metro Area
Description: Certified Doula & Licensed Massage Therapist
Comments: Providing Labor, Postpartum, and Lactation support.
Telephone: 303.681.1935
Address: 1091 S. Gaylord St Denver Co 80209
Webpage:                       Submitted: 5/1/2010


Joanne Baker-Guerrette, CD ( ALACE ) CPD-T ( CAPPA ) - "Mum's The Word"
Description: Maternity and Family Care Service, Happiest Baby On The Block Instructor
Comments: We are Connecticut's premiere maternity care service.  We offer highly qualified professionals specializing in all aspects of family care during the childbearing year and beyond.  Classes in newborn care, breastfeeding and The Happiest Baby are also offered as well as doula training.
Telephone: 860 712 9483
Webpage:                     Submitted: 07/07/05

Rachel Bee - "Tranquil Birth"
RachelChildbirth Educator, DONA trained Doula, Baby's First Massage instructor
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Description: Childbirth education services, doula services, baby's first massage
Comments: Believing that birth should be women-centered and women-led, I teach group or private classes specializing in ways and means to approach labor and birth naturally and actively. I promote informed decision making. Variety of techniques used including relaxation, visualization, active movement, positions, water etc.
Webpage:                                   Submitted: 12/14/05

Dale Bernucca, CCE, AICE - " Independent Childbirth"
All of Connecticut
Description: Doula and Childbirth Education
Comments: I am the founder of Independent Childbirth, an organization committed to promoting dialogue between women and their birth care practitioners. Telephone: 860 384 3202
Webpage:              Submitted: 07/30/07      Updated: 5/20/2009

Diane Duckstein, CD, ICBE, ICAN - "All About Birth Choices"
DianeAll of Connecticut
Doula, Independent Childbirth educator, and Cesarean and VBAC consultant.
I believe birth is a natural instinctive process and empowering the woman to experience childbirth in a unique manner in which she chooses. What women experience during pregnancy, birth and the initial weeks/months of motherhood has a profound impact on her sense of self and on her family relationships. Women have the right to birth free from routine medical interventions and the best way to ensure the mother/partner that they will have a satisfying birth experience is through Education, Awareness, and Effective Communication.
~ Each family is unique as is their Birth
Telephone: 860-872-9627
Webpage:                 Submitted: 07/07/04    Updated: 10/27/04

Laina Gavi, - "Restfulnights Doula"
Where: Northeastern CT
Description: Overnight Post Partum Doula - I am a DONA trained postpartum doula that offers postpartum care soon after your baby is born. The first few weeks after baby is born can be exhausting for parents whether you are a first time mom or this is your 4th baby. Having the emotional and educational support of a doula can make this time much more enjoyable and rewarding for you and your family. My services include newborn care including multiples, emotional support, breastfeeding support, sibling care, informational resources, light housekeeping, and other tasks that would help you and your baby get into a routine.
Address: Broad Brook, CT
Webpage: h                      Submitted: 1/15/2010

Debra onfelix - "Life's Journey..birth and new mom services"
DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula
S. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, N. Connecticut
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: I work with families, before, during, and after birth, providing support, education, as well as encouragement.  I am experienced and specialize in multiple babies, as well as overnight care.
Telephone: 401-421-3766/419-4197
Email:                                          Submitted: 09/10/05

Linda Lowery, LMT, CD (DONA) - "Pure Therapeutics"
LindaWest Hartford, CT and surrounding areas
Pregnancy Massage Therapist and Birth Doula
Specializing in pregnancy massage and women's health. Also offer Hot Stone and Aromatherapy massage.
Telephone: (860) 985-4069
Address: 901 Farmington Ave, 3rd Floor West Hartford, CT 06119
Webpage:                 Submitted: 03/18/05

Robbin Mikulak, CD - "Miracles of Life"
Where: Fairfield and Newhaven Counties, Ct.
Description: Birth and postpartum doulas
Comments: We are a full service doula service offering many services and options to the clients needs.
Telephone: 203-345-8953
Address: 240 Cherry Hill Dr, Bridgeport, Ct. 06606
Webpage:                          Submitted: 03/14/07

Deborah White - "Intuit Birth Doula"
Description: Birth Doula, Reiki Practitioner, Trust Birth Facilitator
I TRUST BIRTH, knowing it is a natural physiological process, not a medical procedure. I believe women can be empowered to make informed decisions regarding birth. I believe we, as consumers of health care, are our best practitioner.
You have the right to know your rights as a receiver of services (patient). You have the right to explicit informed CHOICES. A woman in labor deserves to be nurtured, protected, and trusted, she is at her most genuine.
Home Birth and Birth Centers are safe for healthy women. Women are strong, competent, Birth-Giving amazing people. The birth of your baby is your (and your partner's) intimate event, you own it.
Birth can be pleasurable, ecstatic, and euphoric, especially when uninhibited. Birth can be sensual, romantic, and playful, with tenderness and love from your partner. Birth can be intense, sensational, and hard work, revealing the true strength of a woman.
Partners have the right to enjoy and bear witness to the Birth-Giving of their baby and the mother. My role as a doula is individualized, essentially designed by you, intended to hold a space, give presence. Birth is transformational, an exceptional, and powerful event to be celebrated.
Give Birth, the gift of life, as you would have it, secure in your own right, however that may be.
Telephone: 860-274-4121, 203-768-5523
Webpage:              Submitted: 01/10/06

Tracey Reed, LMT - "Every Body Is Beautiful Therapeutic Massage For Women
TraceyWhere: Manchester, CT
Description: Therapeutic Massage
Comments: I am a licensed massage therapist in CT. I provide therapeutic Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage. Visit my website for more information. Welcome to Every Body Is Beautiful a nonjudgmental space for women to receive therapeutic massage. The goal here is to inspire and empower women to take control of their health and well being and to encourage natural healing. Every session is customized to each woman's spiritual, emotional and physical state.
Telephone: (860) 942-3372
Webpage: h                 Submitted: 8/21/2008

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Cindy Collins - "Euphoric Birth Services"
Where: Delaware
Description: Doula, Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Casting, Photography
Telephone: 302-632-8269
Webpage: h                         Submitted: 6/11/10


Danielle M. Ball, CD, CCCE - "Blessed Beginnings"
Tampa and surrounding areas
Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments:   The goal of Blessed Beginnings is to provide an atmosphere of comfort and care during this precious time in your life.  Our focus is on creating a birth story you will cherish.
Telephone: 813-451-8915
Address: 6529 Victorian Way, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Email:                                 Submitted: 01/07/06

Angela Bailey- "Baby in Bloom Doula Support & Boutique"
AngelaWhere: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lee County, Collier County
Description: Professional Doula in training with CBI
Comments: As a doula, I accompany women in the prenatal, labor, and postpartum periods to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. Each family has different needs and desires, and you (the mother) determine my role.
Telephone: 239-458-8039 or 239-672-0557
Address: 2900 NW 3rd Ave
Webpage:                              Submitted: 6/6/2008

Christina J. Bennett, BA, CD - "Planet Birth Childbirth Services"
Gainesville, FL
Description: Birth Doula, Childbirth Education, Lactation Consultant
Comments: Planet Birth believes in empowering women to make informed valid decisions regarding her body and her birth. My site was designed for the wise, thinking, intuitive mother-to-be. I provide pregnant women with informational, emotional, and physical support before, during, and after the birth of her child. I am an Anthropologist with focus on Latin American Studies and am an aspiring Nurse-Midwife. My personal goal is to create an atmosphere for a new mother that encourages her make positive life choices for herself and her baby, so that we may breed a world of tolerance, peace, and love.
Telephone: (352) 231-0732
Webpage:                           Submitted: 06/10/06  Updated:  12/29/2009

Marie-Josee Berard, LMT, NCTMB - "Infant Massage Institute, Inc."
Where: Broward, Florida
Description: Pre and Post Natal Massage, Infant Massage
Comments: Enhancing the mother-baby connection
Telephone: 954-825-0343
Address: 9750 NW 33rd Street, Suite 201 Coral Springs, FL  33065
Webpage:                 Submitted: 12/10/07

Christina Campbell, - "Full of Life Doula Services"
ChristinaWhere: NW FL and lower AL
Description: Birth Doula
Telephone: 850-723-5077
Webpage:                   Submitted: 05/22/08

Michelle "Cali" Calicott - "Cali Comfort"
Birth Doula
Greater Orlando Area, Florida
Comments: I love to assist parents in having their IDEAL birth experience!
Telephone: 407-927-2939
Email:                          Submitted: 08/01/05

Melissa Camp-Morgenstein, CD in training- "The Birth of Love"
Where: 50 mile radius of Lake Worth, FL. 33467 - Broward, Dade, Palm Beach Counties
Description: DONA-trained birth doula seeking certification & Bradley Instructor (will be certified in October, 2010)
Comments: Offering my services on a volunteer basis (no fee!) until I am certified. Please check out my website to learn more about me and what I have to offer.
Telephone: 561-512-1339
Webpage:                          Submitted: 8/06/10

Danay Cardona- "South Florida Baby Planners"
Where: Coral Gables, Fl
Description: Doula/Baby Planner
Comments: I provide services ranging from Doula services to organic nursery design and baby gear consultations.
Telephone: (786)234-9423

Eva Casillas - "Doula Saint"
EvaWhere: Jacksonville, FL
Description: Birth Doula. I love babies and the whole process of pregnancy and childbirth. Since I am not having any more children myself, I've directed my passion toward helping other moms. I completed my training to become a doula in June of 2008, and I am now working towards completing the certification process through Doulas of North America (DONA).
Webpage: h                   Submitted: 10/28/08

Tina Chambers, Doula, IBCLC, Childbirth Educator - "Oh, Baby! Baby Resource Center"
Brandon, Tampa, Seffner and surrounding areas
Description: Doula, childbirth educator, lactation consultant, breast pump rental station.
Telephone: 813-685-9099/813-404-1749
Address: 603 Red Robin Rd
Webpage:                  Submitted: 02/25/06

Tanya Colvin, E-RYT - "Southwest Florida Yoga"
Where: Naples, Florida  and Fort Myers, Florida
Description: Prenatal Yoga Classes
Comments: Prenatal Yoga classes in Fort Myers and Naples Florida. Please visit our website, for details. Thanks!
We also offer postnatal classes in Naples.
Webpage:                              Submitted: 07/19/08

Lilia Cruz, CD(DONA), (AAHCC) - "Special Delivery Doula & Childbirth Services"
Brandon, Seffner, Valrico, Tampa, Florida
Description: Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, Belly Casting, Infant Massage
Comments:  As a doula, I stay by the side of the woman throughout labor, to provide emotional support, compliment the woman's partner and provide reassurance, along with comfort techniques, and positioning .  As an educator my passion is helping mothers and their coaches to learn about the normality of birth and how to work with a woman's natural instincts and abilities. I teach you about nutrition, avoidance of drugs, and natural breathing combined with relaxation techniques. Most of all, how to tune into your body.  I can ensure that every woman has a chance to make her birthing experience comfortable, rewarding, and most of all special.
Telephone: 813-689-7372
Webpage:              Submitted: 03/11/06

Louise Daddona, L.M.T. - "Tenderbirth Productions, Inc."
Boca Raton, Florida Palm Beach/Broward County
Infant Massage Instruction, Photography, Infant Massage Therapist, Photography hand colored B&W portraits, prenatal, newborn
Private and group Infant Massage classes. Your location prenatal, birth, newborn and family photography, specializing in hand colored B&W art portraits.
Telephone: 561-212-1760
Webpage:                          Submitted: 02/03/05

Cindi Denbow, CNM, ARNP - "Gentle Birth Options, LLC"
CindiWhere: Central Florida Panhandle
Description: Homebirth Nurse Midwife
Comments: Gentle Birth Options, LLC is pleased to announce that it is now accepting clients for homebirth and well-woman services in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. Under the direction of Cindi Denbow, CNM, ARNP - Gentle Birth Options offers women evidence-based care including pre-conception counseling, prenatal and homebirth services, well-woman care and educational classes. Her staff of well-trained birth assistants bring years of experience in all aspects of birth and breastfeeding as well. The Gentle Lactation Center at Gentle Birth Options offers breastfeeding moms and babies in the Panhandle access to professional lactation counseling both in our office or in your home. Anne Hinze, CLEC, BA is an experienced lactation educator and counselor, accredited La Leche League Leader and mother of two breastfed children. She brings her passion for helping breastfeeding mothers overcome their challenges and anxieties as they learn to trust their mothering instincts through successful breastfeeding.
Telephone: Office: 850-279-6778 Fax: 850) 254-1922
Address: 4400 Highway 20 East, Suite 206 Niceville, FL 32578
Webpage:                    Submitted: 8/9/2009   Updated: 5/10/2010

Moji Doyle, CPT, AFAA, ESA, C.O.R.E. Resist-a-ball Trainer - "Prenatal Fitness & Beyond"
(Pregnant. Fit. Strong. Your South Florida Fitness Resource for Pregnancy, Post-partum and Beyond)
N.E. Broward & Southern Palm Beach County, Florida
Description: Prenatal Fitness, Post-partum Fitness, Mommy & Me, Weight Loss & Wellness as well as Referral Service for Expectant Parents
Comments: I train women that are thinking about getting pregnant, are already expecting or have had a baby recently or even 2-3 years ago and who would like to get rid of the unwanted baby weight and lead healthy lifestyles. I have an upscale clientele and offer exclusively training in the home. For more information you may visit my website at: or you may call me. I look forward to serving you and your families.
Telephone: 954-444-2525
Webpage:                     Submitted: 11/21/05   Updated:  26/01/2007

Sonia Eittson, CD(DONA) - "Birth Your Way"
Orlando, Fl
Labor and birth doula
I will work closely with you to help you achieve the best birth experience possible.
Telephone: 407-619-8820
Email:                         Submitted: 02/01/05

Diane Ellen, RN, BSN, CCE - "Personal Childbirth Trainer, Inc."
DianePalm Beach and Broward Counties, Florida
Description: I am a Registered Nurse since 1989 acting as a childbirth educator as well as doula for expecting couples.
Comments:   I specialize in one-day childbirth workshops preparing pregnant women for their childbirth experiences.  I also accompany laboring women and their support people through the hospital experience of childbirth.  Since becoming a Labor & Delivery nurse in 1989, I am extremely familiar with childbirth in the hospital setting, hospital routines and personnel.  I also assist in Birth Photography and Cord Stem Cell Collection and review Car Seat Safety.
Telephone: 561-302-1919
Address: PO Box 272575, Boca Raton, FL 33427
Webpage:               Submitted: 05/08/06

Michelle Fonte, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Certified Yoga Instructor - "Motherpath Doula & Childbirth Education"
MichelleWhere: Miami Dade, Broward, & the Upper Keys
Description: Offering Childbirth Education, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula Services, and Prenatal, Postnatal & Mommy & Me Yoga
Comments: I am a mother of six beautiful children, and have been a doula and supporting women through the childbearing year for over 15 years.  It is my honor to be a part of this very special time in a family's life.
Telephone: 305.975.6227
Webpage:            Submitted: 2/04/08   Updated: 09/11/08

Betty Gathers, CCCE,CLD,CTSP - "Unique Doula Services"
BettyWhere: St. Petersburg Florida
Description: Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Labor Doula, Certified Teen Support Professional, Doula-Childbirth Educator-Mentor for teens
Comments: Experience Certified Doula that have attended over 100 births. Childbirth Education Classes at Hospitals, High Schools and In-Home. Unique Doula Services can help you welcome your baby into this world with loving support, patience, and reassurance. We combine evidence base information, with the rebirth of mothers' instincts and ancient wisdom. The wisdom here is, women were uniquely designed to have children and instinctively know how to birth their babies. Women were made to have babies.
Webpage: h                  Submitted: 10/11/2008

Michelle Gawne, Licensed Midwife - "Heart 2 Heart Birth Center"
MichelleWhere: Sanford, FL
Description: Birth Center, Home birth, Water Birth, Hypnobirth, Childbirth (& other) Education, Doulas, and  Lactation Services
Comments: Heart 2 Heart Birth Center provides complete and comprehensive midwifery services to low risk women seeking a more natural alternative to hospital birthing.
Telephone: 407-322-9944
Address: 1301 South Park Avenue, Sanford FL 32771
Webpage:                               Submitted: 26/01/2007 Updated: 07/02/2007

Kelly Graham - "Empowerment in Birth"
KellyEducation and Qualifications: Certified doula, certified childbirth educator, labor assistant, midwife assistant, certified nutrition specialist,  certified personal trainer
Where: All Central Florida and surrounding areas, wellness center in Maitland
Description: I am a doula and childbirth educator. I am also training to be a midwife. I place a large importance on the overall wellness of a pregnant woman and her partner.
I offer an overall wellness program for the mommies to be.
Comments: I believe that I was pit on this earth to empower women. I believe that every woman has the right to make her own choices about her body and life. It is my job to educate and stand behind these women on their journey, no matter where it may take them. I am here to do as much or as little as you wish. Your birth day is the day that you will remember above anything else. My hopes are to help you create a day that you can loom back on with the upmost of positive regard. While I do have a very strong belief in trusting the body and trusting instincts, I also do have a strong science background. This background  gives me the resources to be able educate my clients in depth and also to decipher any type of "medical jargon" that so many times makes women feel lost and out of control. I was raised with the strong beliefs on how strong we as women are! It's a strength that every single women out there have, it's my journey to help you take that strength and keep it in your heart forever!
Telephone: 407-949-4468
Webpage:                    Submitted: 9/20/2009

Erica Glover - "Basic Instinct birthing"
Where: Jacksonville and the surrounding areas
Description: Birth Doula, CAPPA training
Comments: Every woman deserves to give birth the way she wants.  My goal is to educate and inform woman of their birthing options, so that they may make informed decision about their birth.
Telephone: (904)233 - 4544
Email:                                                  Submitted: 3/9/2009

Holly Hamel- "Honeysuckle Doulas, Inc"
Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator, EMT
Where: Lake Mary
Description: Postpartum Care for newborn and family, Lactation Assistance, Childbirth Educator, Nanny Placement
Comments: We are a full service collective of highly qualified experienced professionals. Call for a quote today!
Telephone: 404-291-6871
Address: Lake Mary, FL
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 6/24/10

Sharon Hamilton, L.M. - "Home Birth Associates"
Where: Hollywood, Florida, USA
Description: Midwife, Childbirth Educator, Doula, Massage Therapist
Comments: I provide full service care for pregnant women and families, prenatal examinations, delivery in the home or birth center, Massage during pregnancy, postpartum care and childbirth preparation.
Telephone: (954)581-8126
Address: 2148 Tyler St., Hollywood, Fl. 33020
Webpage:          Submitted: 3/15/2012

Mona K Harris, CD, CBE, CLE - "Birth Naturally Doula Service"
Mona Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in South Florida
Doula and teacher
Specializing in drug-free births. We offer HypnoBirthing classes, childbirth classes, breastfeeding support, birth photography, prenatal fitness, belly casts, blessing way kits, Maya wrap baby slings and more!
Telephone: 305-498-2575
Webpage:                          Submitted: 11/28/04

Anne Hinze, CLEC, CD - "Womb to Breast"
AnneWhere: Northwest Florida Panhandle: Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, Eglin AFB, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Description: Lactation Counseling, Breastfeeding Education, Birth and Post Partum Doula Services, Newborn Care
Comments: A mother of two, I am an experienced Lactation Counselor and Educator - providing prenatal education in breast feeding and post partum support in the hospital or your home. Trained in a full spectrum of areas when it comes to breast feeding support I am available to assist moms with basic needs to more complicated issues. I can also refer to more specialized LCs and doctors if it is necessary. Included in my post partum visits is basic newborn care and transition teaching - helping mom and dad recognize what is normal and "what to do" now that their bundle of joy has arrived. I lead a monthly class "After the Baby Comes" where parents can come with baby to learn about anything from how to soothe fussy babies and infant massage to the cloth diaper revolution. Starting in March 2009 I will be available to assist laboring moms and couples as a DONA birth doula (in training). The benefits of hiring a doula are many - including decreased risks of having birth by cesarean, forceps, vacuum extraction, etc. Doulas are not just for women who have vaginal births - they are also very beneficial if you are expecting to have a cesarean birth as well. Whether you're hoping for a medicated or unmedicated birth, hospital or home birth - I will be there to support and encourage you as you welcome your newborn into the world - capturing the moments on film and presenting you with a birth story afterwards - so you don't have to worry about remembering all the little things - just concentrate on doing what comes naturally - birthing your baby!
Telephone: 850-699-2018
Webpage:   Submitted: 11/18/2008

Erin Hinze, AAHCC, LD, MA
AnneWhere: Panhandle of Florida
Description: Natural Childbirth Educator, Doula, Breastfeeding
Comments: If you are checking out my website you are doing the best thing for your wonderful miracle that is growing in your belly or soon to be in your belly.  My name is Erin and I had my son COMPLETELY NATURAL.  There is no way I could have done this with out my wonderful husband and our training.  It was the most amazing thing that I have ever done.  Logan is turning one soon and he is a healthy wild child.   I have always tried to live by doing what is right for my body and so I thought why wouldn't I do the same for my miracle that I am growing.  This is the most exciting journey of your life and I hope that I can share it with you.  If you think that there is no way that you can do ALL NATURAL childbirth come to my classes and prove yourself wrong and anyone else that might doubt you.  That is what I did and it truly has been the best thing that I have done in my life.
My classes are interactive and very laidback.  Classes are kept small for individual attention. We will discuss various aspects of the stages of labor & birth, nutrition,  what is going on with your body, and practice relaxation. The classes are not always just discussion, we will be watching many videos and we will play games.  We go over all of your options that you have so that you and your family can make the best informed decisions. I teach about the natural process of birth and share information on how to avoid unnecessary pain and ways to handle positive pain.  At the end of the twelve week series of classes you both will feel educated and informed on how to handle all situations.  The course is twelve weeks long for many reasons 1) the most important one is because it takes 12 weeks for you teach your body how to relax 2) there are a lot of topics that are covered 3) this is an important passage in your lives so we want to make sure you are prepared for EVERYTHING.  I truly am very happy for you and your family for becoming a mommy for the 1st time or 100th time.  I hope that you let me be part of this experience with you!!!   I would love to share my experience and knowledge with you
Telephone: 850-565-0823
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 12/12/07   Updated: 01/10/2009

Melissa Holmes - "Feminine Earth, LLC"
MelissaWhere: Eustis, Florida (Lake, Sumter, and Orange Counties)
Description: Birth & Postpartum Doula, Birthing From Within Mentor, Dancing For Birth Instructor
Comments: Hi!  My name is Melissa and I am the creator and owner of Feminine Earth, LLC--a small budding business dedicated wholly to women.  I currently teach holistic childbirth preparation classes (Birthing From Within) in Lake and Sumter Counties, and offer my birth and postpartum doula services in Lake, Sumter, and some parts of Orange Counties. I have had the honor of being trained with Birthing From Within and DONA International, and plan on attending the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in August of 2009 to become a Licensed Midwife.  Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or email with any questions at all regarding my childbirth education classes or doula services.  I look forward to meeting you.  Baby blessings to you and yours! :)
Telephone: 352-455-2419
Webpage: h                                         Submitted: 11/25/2008    Updated: 7/6/2009

Jeni Johnson, Birth Doula CD(DONA) - "Doulas Of The Palm Beaches, LLC"
JeniWhere: Palm Beach, Martin and Northern Broward County, Florida
Description: Birth Doula (Hospital, Birth Center or at Home Births), Private Childbirth Classes
Comments: BA.Ed in Education and a certified Doula through DONA.
Our company offers a back-up doula for every birth.
Telephone: (561)889-7072
Webpage:          Submitted: 04/02/2007

Dr. Vivian Keeler, D.C., CD(DONA), HBCE - "Amazing Births"
2316 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL. 33020
Description: Chiropractic Physician certified in Webster Technique, Doula, HypnoBirthing Practitioner
Comments: Provider of doula services, specialized chiropractic care, hypnobirthing classes, massage therapy, hypnosis, blessing ways, natural mothering and baby products and much more! Serving Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
Telephone: 954 610-9754
Address: 2316 Hollywood blvd., Hollywood, Fl. 33020
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/21/05

Cynthia Koerner, CD (DONA), CLC, DFB - "Birthing With Heart"
Where: Orlando, Florida
Description: birth doula, certified lactation counselor, dancing for birth instructor
Comments: I am a woman passionate about women, babies, and childbirth!  I have three home birthed children of my own and draw from my own personal experience of birth when assisting a woman.  I strongly believe in staying fit and moving during pregnancy to prepare for labor and birth, and teach ways of doing this in my Dancing For Birth TM classes.  I work one day per week as a Breast Feeding Counselor with WIC and have a strong background in Lactation and overcoming issues.  Call me and lets talk!  We also have prenatal/postpartum exercise classes, Dancing For Birth,
Telephone: 407-341-6718

Ruth Kraft "Women Honoring Women LLC"
RuthWhere: Palm Beach county, Florida
Description: Doula, teacher, breastfeeding counselor , Professional photographer, Certified Doula through DONA and CAPPA, HypnoBirthing and childbirth educator
Comments: Offering Virtual and private Birth & postpartum labor doula support, Breastfeeding Counseling, HypnoBirthing & childbirth Classes, Professional Photography, Belly casting and  Birth Talk membership packages, Guiding the pregnant & new mom to discover her own Glow...
Telephone: 561 632 8469
Webpage:                   Submitted: 5/12/2010

Tracy Kustra, LM, CPM - "Agape' School of Midwifery and Health Sciences"
Fort Myers, FL
Description: Home birth service, midwifery care, doulas, childbirth classes, mother and baby group
Comments: We provide an excellent homebirth-oriented service with experienced midwives.
Telephone: (239) 693-5533
Address: 4839 Palm Beach Blvd.
Email:                Submitted: 07/08/05

Nichole Labato - "Serenity Doula"
Nichole Where: Brevard County- Melbourne, Palm Bay, Florida
Description: Doula
Comments: Congratulations! Whether you are planning to start a family, are newly pregnant or are close to your due date I am glad you are taking the steps to help you make informed decisions for the birth of your child! Serenity Doula Service offers a wide range of services to expecting parents in Brevard County. Specializing in Prenatal Support & Birth Doula services. Serenity Doula Service Your Body-Your Baby-Your Birth-Your Way!
Webpage:                      Submitted: 05/12/2007

Lucinda Lewis, CD (DONA), CLC - "Comfort Touch Doula & Birth Services"
LucindaWhere: Orlando, Florida
Description: Birth doula, Certified Lactation Counselor
Comments:  I am a trained and certified birth doula through DONA. I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor and presently enrolled through ICEA in the Childbirth Educator program. I feel that every woman's labor is as varied as the women themselves. As such I strive to offer physical and emotional comfort individual and unique to that woman and her partner. I will work to educate you so that you/partner may make the best decisions possible for you and your baby. As a CLC I am able to help you establish breastfeeding during the immediate postpartum and throughout your breastfeeding time.
Telephone: 850-240-4749
Webpage:                     Submitted: 10/20/07 Updated: 10/8/2008

Sarah Lovett, DONA, ALACE - "First Coast Doulas"
SarahJacksonville, Florida
Description: Doula, Educator. Sarah’s passion for serving women has evolved over the past few years. After a wonderful birth experience with her first child, Sarah realized that all women should have the opportunity to make informed choices with regard to pregnancy, labor, childbirth and parenting. She views a woman’s journey through pregnancy as the most life changing experience a woman and family endure. Through continuous support and education, she hopes to empower women with the confidence and encouragement they need during their very special journeys.
Sarah has recently trained to become a doula through DONA (Doulas of North America) and a childbirth educator through
ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators). Eventually, it is her ambition to become a midwife and serve women in the most ultimate way.
Telephone: 904-389-3433
Address: 4842 Kerle Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32205
Webpage:                                Submitted: 06/09/05            Updated: 09/23/05

Rebecca Luckey, CD(DONA) - "From Belly To Baby - Birth & Postpartum Doula Services"
RebeccaWhere: Central Florida Area - From Orlando to Daytona Beach
Description: Birth & Postpartum Doula, Henna Artist, Belly Casting, Resource & Referral.
Comments: From Belly To Baby also offers products for mom, baby, doulas, and midwives that can be shipped nationwide.  From Aromatherapy, Herbal Compresses, Rice Socks, and Babywearing...We've got you covered.
I have been trained as a birth doula through one of the premier Doula organizations, Doulas of North America International also referred to as DONA. I am training as a Postpartum Doula through Birth Arts which has been equally a rewarding.  I have also begun my studies as an Herbalist in Advanced Women’s Studies. I am CPR Certified in Adults and Children. I am on staff at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center in Sanford as a Birth Assistant under the guidance of Michelle Gawne, LM which has been such a great opportunity.
Telephone: 407-398-2646
Webpage:                              Submitted:  7/18/07

Sabrina Lutes, L.M.T. - "Full Circle Massage"
Gainesville Fl
Description: Massage therapist, Doula
Comments:   I am a certified in pre/ perinatal massage therapy, I also offer doula services and infant massage instruction
Telephone: 352-318-0879
Webpage:                       Submitted: 8/11/2006

Samantha McCormick, RN, CNM, ARNP - "The Family Birth Center Ft Myers"
Fort Myers, FL
Description: nurse midwife, childbirth classes, waterbirth, holistic gynecology
Comments: The only free-standing birthing center in Lee County. Safe, Private, Comfortable. Luxurious Private Birth Suites & Jacuzzi Tubs! Waterbirth a specialty. Complete Prenatal Care. Well-Woman Gynecology. Natural Menopause Treatments. Insurance & Medicaid accepted.
Telephone: (239) 454-7620
Address: 13650 Metropolis Ave, Suite 105, Ft Myers, FL 33912
Webpage:             Submitted: 05/18/05

Lorie McCoy, CD, CHP - "Amazing Births"
Palm Beach & Broward Counties
Labor Support, Childbirth Education, HypnoBirthing and Private Hypnosis
Please visit for more information.
Telephone: 561-445-8124
Address: 310 SE 1st Street, Suite 2, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Webpage:                 Submitted: 05/30/05

Judy Machorek,  CD (DONA), CLD ( CAPPA), CBE, CCCE
Florida Outreach Childbirth Education Program; Newborn Massage Instructor, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator
Brevard County, Florida
I am a certified labor doula and childbirth educator with five years experience. I teach childbirth education within Brevard County. I will be happy to help anyone obtain the birth experience they desire.  I have been helping women in Brevard County since 1998
Email:                     Submitted: 03/10/04    Updated: 08/18/05

Marla Magaha, CD(DONA - "Gulf Coast Birth Doulas"
MarlaBirth Doula (DONA) Labor Assistant/Monitrice (ALACE) Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Support.
Where: Pensacola, Florida and Foley Alabama
Comments:  Since 1983 it has been a wonderful blessing to assist women with the birth of their child. I believe knowledge empowers women to make educated choices about their births. As a birth Doula and Labor Support/Monitrice I support the woman in her choices during her pregnancy, labor and birth process. As a Childbirth Educator I will give you knowledge during you pregnancy so you can choose the best for you and your child.
As a Birth Doula I will be with you during your labor from the time you feel you need me to the birth and early postpartum. Also as a Monitrice I can give you support at home during labor with blood pressure checks, dilation checks and fetal heart tones. My training for a Doula is with (DONA) and (ALACE) as a Labor Support/Monitrice.
Webpage:                          Submitted: 11/04/05

Ramona Majewski, CD (DONA)
Doulas Of North America
Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Florida
Labor Doula, Post Partum Doula.  I am a certified Doula with Dona. I have worked with birthing women for over 10 years.
Telephone: 239-565-1466
Address: POB 51502 Ft Myers, Florida 33994
Email:                                      Submitted: 01/26/05

Shannon Mamaloukas, CD of BOCES
Where: Pensacola, FL
Description: Doula
Comments: I have been attending birthing families since 2004 as a doula. I will work with parents in a variety of environments. References will be provided upon request.
Telephone: 850-308-5109
Email:                                       Submitted: 7/14/07

Naomi Martinez, CD - "Inspired By Birth"
Where: Orlando
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula
Comments: I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula and completed my training through Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery. I was inspired to support women and their partners after the births of my two daughters. I was in awe of the women who supported me through pregnancy and I wanted to help other families the same way. It is incredible to witness the strength each new mother finds within her. This work is a blessing! I am inspired everyday!
Telephone: 407-319-7969
Webpage:                Submitted: 3/22/11

Maria McMarucci, CD, CBE - "Mother's Miracle"
South Florida (Broward/Dade)
Pregnancy & Birth Doula, Birth Empowerment Educator
Telephone: 305-986-4067
Webpage:                         Submitted: 02/14/05

Karen Matteson, CAAPM,CM,CD - "Childbirth Arts and Sciences Alliance"
Where: Tallahassee, Florida
Description: Childbirth Preparation Classes, Natural Pain Coping Techniques in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum Care and Pre/postpartum Parenting Tips
Comments: I help guide women and their partners to give birth from a conscious intention and effort and help them to move beyond the imprint of fear and suffering.  I believe that babies conceived and born out of love and without trauma are relaxed, content, have good muscle and skin tone, are deeply alert and have excellent eye contact, use crying effectively as a means to communicate their needs and demonstrate an amazing awareness of their bodies.  I teach prenatal parenting to raise the awareness of the mind of a baby in utero and that of a newborn baby to give them the awareness that babies are fully cognitive human beings.
Telephone: 850.668.2585
Address: 3127Ansley Park Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32309-8211
Webpage: In Progress                                                          Submitted: 6/4/2008

Vicki Mauldin, RN, LCCE
Where: Jacksonville, Florida
Description: Lamaze childbirth classes, parenting a newborn classes
Comments: Just love working with moms, dads, partners and babies.
Telephone: 904-427-3917
Email:                                                      Submitted: 09/09/08

Sandra Meiner, CD - "Touched By An Angel, Childbirth Services"
Tampa, Florida
Description: Doula
Comments:  We at Touched By An Angel will assist you in making the birth of your little angel the most wonderful experience.
Telephone: 813-4019354
Email:                                          Submitted: 09/12/05

Leslie Menghi-Parzygnat, RN / CCE - "Labor-of-Love Childbirth Education & Labor Support"
Where: West Palm Beach, Florida
Description: Labor Support/Doula/Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a Labor& Delivery RN who is also a Labor Support/Doula professional. I provide laboring women with the physical comfort they may need during labor and reassure them of their inner strength so they can achieve the birth they have envisioned. I am a mother of 3 - so I can teach form personal experience as well as professional formal training. I also provide private Childbirth education classes to my clients in their homes. I create personalized mommy bracelets for them to cherish the day they became a family or added a new member to the existing family. I love what I do - and it shows- read the comments my clients write about my services and then make your decision. I promise to make your labor and delivery "Less Mystifying and More Miraculous!"
Telephone: 954-325-1809
Address: PO Box 210611 Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33421
Webpage:                                Submitted: 30/03/2007

Cecilia Miller, CD (DONA), CCE (AAHCC-Bradley)- "Birth Your Way Jax."
CeciliaJacksonville, FL
Description: Certified Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Lactation Educator
Comments: I am happy to serve clients and students from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orange Park and surrounding areas. I bring a passion for natural birth, healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding to my work as a DONA-trained doula, certified Bradley childbirth educator and lactation educator. I have been a "student of birth" since my own first pregnancy way back in 1975 and have an absolute trust in a woman's ability to give birth the way nature intended. I support women in homebirths and in hospitals and birth centers, helping them create the birth they envision for themselves. I am the mother of two natural-birthed children and have been privileged to be present at the birth of my two grandchildren, the latest one born into water at a free-standing birth center, as well as the birth of my first grand-niece! I have a special passion for breastfeeding support and am especially committed to helping working mothers breastfeed for as long as they and their babies want to do so.
Telephone: (904) 268-9636 and (904) 334-2654
Webpage:                            Submitted: 12/30/05  Updated:  04/21/10

Maria Milton, Licensed Midwife - "Milton Memorial Birthing Center"
Where: Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Holmes, Washington & Bay Counties (FL), Covington & Geneva Counties (AL)
Description: Midwife
Comments: Prenatals, natural childbirth and postpartum care to low-risk women between the ages of 16-44 yrs.
Telephone: (850) 834-2946
Address: 952 Flowersview Blvd., Laurel Hill, FL, 32567
Webpage:                Submitted: 5/11/2010

Stephanie R. Moore, NMD, CD(DONA) - "Touched By An Angel Childbirth Services, Inc."
Where: Tampa Bay Area, FLORIDA
Description: Naturopath, Certified Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Education
Telephone: (813) 748-5011
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 9/15/2008 Updated: 2/28/2010

Connie Mullen, LM, CPM, ICCE - "Zion Birthing Ministries"
ConnieBroward and Palm Beach Counties
Connie Mullen, LM, CPM, ICCE, CCCE, CPCE has been in the childbirth profession for over 20 years. She has attended births both here in Florida and in Jamaica in the home, hospital and birth center setting.
She is a Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, and Certified Childbirth Educator (ICEA, CAPPA & Advanced Birthing Concepts), In addition she holds certificates as a childbirth assistant, breastfeeding specialist and fitness instructor. She is a preceptor and faculty member of the Florida Outreach Childbirth Education Program and also serves as a midwife preceptor for the Miami-Dade Community College Midwifery program.
Telephone: 561 330-0993
Address: 308 N.E. 4 Street Delray Beach, FL 33444
Webpage:                Submitted: 08/05/04

Cristy Nielsen, CD - "Miracle of Life Family Services"
Orlando Oviedo, Florida, USA
Doula, Lactation Specialist, Birth, Newborn, and Pregnancy Photographer
I am a Doula, Lactation Specialist, and Birth, Newborn, and Pregnancy Photographer. I serve all of the greater Orlando area. I come to you with 5+ years experience in Labor and Delivery.
Telephone: 407-977-7157
Webpage:            Submitted: 07/26/04   Updated: 09/08/05

Susan Novak, CAPD - "Before Your Baby" LLC
SusanWhere: Palm Beach County, Florida
Description: Certified Antepartum Doula and Certified Infant Massage Parent Educator
Comments: My service is for women on bed rest or experiencing a challenging pregnancy.  I will come into their home and provide much needed emotional and physical support to moms-to-be and their partners. I also will teach parents how to gently and lovingly massage their babies.
Telephone: 561-601-9901
Webpage: h                                Submitted: 4/27/2008

Maureen Ott - "Foundations of Birth"
Where: Tallahassee, FL
Description: birth and post partum doula
Comments: I have 4.5 years of personal experience with breastfeeding and cloth diapering, among many other services.  Please contact me, and I will accommodate your needs.
FB Page:!/pages/Tallahassee-FL/Foundations-of-Birth/136819426328088?ref=ts&__a=21&ajaxpipe=1
Telephone: 850-980-0469
Webpage:                                                      Submitted: 7/11/10

Heather Palmer, FCP - "Wood Row Birth and Baby"
Where: Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas
Description: Doula and FertilityCare Practitioner
Comments: I am a DONA and CAPPA trained doula and have been practicing for 7 years. I believe that a doula can enhance any birth experience, instilling confidence and normalcy into the process.
I am also a FertilityCare Practitioner. FertilityCare is an accessible reliable modern method of natural family planning. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool, empowering women to take charge of their own reproductive health.
Telephone: 904.610.6725
Email:                                          Submitted: 1/26/08

Tiffany Patterson - "Sacred Births"
TiffanyDescription: Certified Massage Doula, Licensed Massage Therapist
Where: Bonita Springs, Florida
Comments: It is my belief that birth is a sacred experience. We should honor the birth process and look at it as a gift from the Divine. Birth should be looked at as a natural process, not as a medical emergency. I am amazed and in awe by the birth process. I find so much joy and satisfaction in supporting and nurturing mothers during this magical experience. I am a wife to a wonderful man named Mark. I also have 3 beautiful children. The birth of my youngest child - Jewelea was such a sacred experience. She was born at home with a midwife and doula by my side. I realized with her birth that these delicate souls need to be brought into this world in a special way. It is my wish that every birth could be as sacred. I would like to help you and your family co-create a sacred experience of your own.
Telephone: 239-287-8931
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 08/08/08 Updated: 4/13/2009

Sita Payne, LMT, CD - "Lotus in Bloom"
SitaJacksonville, FL
Description: Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Doula
Comments: I am a certified yoga instructor, specializing in prenatal yoga.  I am also a licensed massage therapist, specializing in therapeutic prenatal and postnatal massage therapy in addition to being a certified doula with DONA.
Telephone: (904) 535-5135
Webpage:                              Submitted: 01/17/06

Dee Pullen, CHCE, CLC, CHLC - "Better Birthing"
Where: Tampa, West Central Florida, Spring Hill, Brooksville, Lakeland, Sarasota, including all of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, Fl
Description: doula, HypnoBirthing instructor and professional labor companion, lactation counselor and birth videographer
Comments: I am committed to mom's and baby's physical and emotional well-being. I have been helping moms give birth since 1995 and have attended 300 births. You will remember your birth forever. Let me help you get the birth memory you want.
Telephone: 813-933-2301
Webpage:                      Submitted: 1/16/2010

Michelle Ruffalo, CD(DONA), Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner HBCE, Childbirth Educator with Florida Outreach
- "Hearts to Hands Childbirth Choices"
Brevard, Orange and Volusia Counties
Doula, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Childbirth Educator
My mission, as a doula and HypnoBirth® practitioner, is to provide the centered care and education that families deserve and desire-- personal, compassionate, tender care that celebrates the wonder and joy of this special time while respecting the privacy and dignity of each mother and partner. I provide continuous, individualized attention, reassurance, and loving support to ensure that you have a safe and satisfying childbirth and the perfect environment for welcoming your little miracle. Birthing for Life means birthing care that fits your life and birthing dreams, helping everyday families to have extraordinary births.
Telephone: 321-269-4158(h) 321-223-6707(c)
Webpage:                         Submitted: 01/30/05       Updated: 02/08/05

Nora Roper, CD(DONA)   Gulf Coast Birth Doulas
Where:  Pensacola, Fl. and surrounding areas/ Foley, Al.
Description: Doula and childbirth educator, trained Labor Assistant (ALACE)- Birth Assistant with CPM in Pensacola Fl.
Comments: I am called for this and I love to help women and their partners attain the birth they desire and empower them with the laboring skills to do so. I am a Christian and mother of 10. I've had 7 homebirths and 3 hospital births. I have hundreds of hours of birth experience and have been part of many different kinds, and they are all MIRACLES. I have been helping women since 1978 and have been professional  and full time for 3 yrs. I live in Lillian, Al. with my husband and 3 of my 10 children whom I home school.
Telephone: 85--490-9477
Address: P.O. Box 954  Lillian, Al. 36549
Webpage:                                         Submitted: 03/18/08

Esther Sabat-Vinas CCCE - "The Language of Birth"
Where: Miami, FL
Description: Bilingual childbirth education
Comments: I’m a Childbirth Educator, and also had the honor of training as a Midwife Assistant at The Farm in Tennessee. My goal is to keep parents informed, and help them have a better understanding about the birth process. Group sessions are kept small for individual attention - private classes taught in the comfort of your home. The Spanish class titled “Su Embarazo y Parto” is a welcome addition – in order to accommodate the Hispanic community.
Telephone: 305-552-8088
Webpage:                          Submitted: 07/17/10

Jaclyn Sieben. RN, HBCE - "Bonita Birthing Solutions, Inc."
Where: Southwest Florida
Description: Childbirth Education -  Antepartum, Birth, and Post Partum Doula Services - Night Time Nannies
Comments: Bonita Birthing Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of quality holistic integrative care for conception, birth and beyond, empowering women as they journey into motherhood.
Telephone: 239-280-6276
Webpage:                Submitted: 7/24/2008

Loretta Sandridge,CPD - "Naples Newborn Overnight Care"
Where: Naples, FL.
Description: Certified Postpartum Doula
Comments: I believe in providing caring, knowledgeable support and information in a non-judgmental manner.
I believe that supporting families will empower them thereby creating stronger, healthier babies, families and communities.
Most importantly, I believe that parents instinctively know what is in the best interest of their child.
I will support your decision and direction on how to care for your newborn.
Telephone: 602-625-7608
Address: 15 Bluebill Ave. Naples FL. 34108
Webpage:                       Submitted: 11/16/10

Betsy Schwartz, PCD (DONA) - "Tenth Month Doula Services"
Where: Citrus, Marion, and Hernando counties Florida
Description: postpartum doula
Comments: Sliding scale offered. Over twenty years of experience.
Telephone: 352-527-3550
Webpage:            Submitted: 12/26/2012

Monica Shelton- "Wise Woman Birth Services"
Where: Sarasota, FL
Description: birth doula
Comments: Hello and Congratulations on your pregnancy! My name is Monica. I am training to become a birth doula. I would love to be your doula and help you achieve the birth you desire. I am still gaining experience, so I am currently offering my services at a reduced rate. It is very important to me that a pregnant/laboring woman is educated about all of her options in birth and postpartum. Because, after all, "If you don't know your options, you don't have any."  I want you to have the birth experience that is important to you.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am happily married and have three daughters. They each came into this world in very different ways. My first daughter was a failed induction that lead to an unplanned cesarean section. My second daughter was a glorious VBAC(vaginal birth after cesarean) at the hospital. My third daughter was an amazing, planned homebirth! I feel that my varied, personal experiences will help me be a better doula to the women I serve. Birth is my passion. If you are interested in discussing how I can help you achieve your desired birth in Sarasota or Manatee county, please email me.
Webpage:                        Submitted:  7/09/07

Carly Sullens, ATR - "New Passage Ways"
Where: Orlando, Florida
Description: Childbirth Educator, Doula, Art Therapist
Comments: New Passage Ways offers childbirth preparation classes, doula labor support, postpartum individual and group assistance, belly art, and art therapy services.   Carly Sullens has a masters degree in Art Therapy and is also a trained Birthing From Within Mentor.  Birthing From Within balances practical information with introspective and interactive processes.
Telephone: 407-381-9705 r>Email:
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 9/20/2008

Nancy Travis, RN, CLD, CLE, CPD, CD (DONA) - "Birthing by the Sea Doula Services"
NancyCape Coral, Florida
Labor Doula, Post Partum Doula, Lactation Educator, Happiest Baby Classes
Nancy Travis is a RN with over 25 years experience serving women and infants.  She holds national certification as a Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certified Labor Doula, Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator and a Certified Happiest Baby Instructor.  She has 3 children, 3 stepchildren, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. 
Nancy has been recognized by ANACS as a Mother Friendly Nurse.
Telephone: 239-671-0107
Address: Cape Coral, Florida
Webpage:                     Submitted: 04/17/05

Jenifer VanDyke, CD(DONA) - "Abundant Blessings Doula Service"
Where: Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas
Description: Doula, I believe that most women will do what is right for their bodies and their babies if given the proper support and education. I also believe that what is right for me is not necessarily what is right for the next person. I'm not here to judge and will support any mother, regardless of her choice of birthing location and choices regarding medication. Each person has to make decisions for themselves... I can only hope to help educate and support any woman who needs it during one of the most amazing experiences she will ever go through in her life!
Webpage: h     Submitted:  10/28/2008

Terri Williams - "Beautiful Birthings"
Where: Central Florida
Description: Doula services provided to help women achieve the birth they want. "Just as a woman's heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth." ~Virginia Di Orio
Telephone: 321-271-6663
Webpage: h                    Submitted: 1/14/2009


Stephanie Banguilan, HCHI, HCHD - "Gentle Journeys Birthing"
Where: Atlanta Metro area and the north burbs
Description: Labor doula and Hypnobabies childbirth instructor
Comments: Hypnobabies is a method of preparing for childbirth in a way that uses hypnotic techniques, guided imagery and visualization to train the inner mind to accept all of the positive and none of the negative. We teach you how to eliminate the fear-tension-pain cycle from the birthing experience as well as MANY other wonderful techniques. This is totally different from any other childbirth education class that is available today! Along with Hypnobabies classes, we also offer, cloth diapering classes, baby wearing classes, breast feeding support, attachment parenting support, labor doula services, and hypno souls trainings.
Telephone: 678-852-7307
Address: Please see our website for a current list on class locations.
Webpage:               Submitted: 3/17/11

Donna Bassett, CLD - "Savannah Doula Services"
DonnaCertified Labor Doula, CAPPA
I provide services in Savannah, GA and surrounding areas in Georgia and South Carolina.
My services include a free initial consultation, two prenatal visits, assistance creating birth plan, informational support, telephone support, emotional and physical support throughout labor and birth, photography, assistance beginning breastfeeding ( if needed) and one postpartum visit.
Telephone: 912-754-9444
Webpage:                        Submitted: 11/16/04   Updated: 08/04/06

Crystal Bowden, Birth Doula
Organization: DONA
Where: Douglasville, GA
Description: Birth Doula Service
Telephone: 678-207-8398
Webpage:                                            Submitted: 05/27/08

Jennifer Butler, LD, CBE - "BirthMatters"
JenniferWhere: Fayetteville, GA
Description: Birth and Postpartum Doula
Comments: Antepartum, Labor, and Postpartum Doula Service on the south side of Atlanta. Serving women's' spiritual, emotional and, physical needs during this transitional life-change. All women deserve to have a doula on their side.
Telephone: 678-637-1807
Webpage:                      Submitted: 7/12/07

Amie Butman - "Mommy, Baby & Me"
AmieSan Diego, CA and Atlanta, GA
Postpartum Doula
Comments: Mommy, Baby & Me is a postpartum doula service that assists new parents with postpartum needs and newborn care when they bring their newborn home. Mommy, Baby & Me has been in business for 12 years and prides itself on providing our clients with a wealth of information that gets them on the right track with their new family. Please contact us for more information!
Telephone: (760) 216-6367
Webpage:                 Submitted: 05/17/05

Keisha M. Buynitzky, MA, Doula (DONA trained)- " Parenting Pathways of North Georgia"
Where: Athens, Georgia
Description: doula, parent coach, life coach, parent educator
Comments: Providing doula services and many other types of parenting education services. Provided by a Master's level counselor with much experience with prenatal and new parents, children, and families from a variety of populations. Flexible, distance options available.
Telephone: 706-461-0379
Webpage:         Submitted: 4/11/2010

Jessica Cardona - "Precious Birth Doula Services"
Atlanta, Ga.
Comments: Doula service in the Atlanta and surrounding metro areas. Please visit my website for information about my services.
Telephone: 404-488-3477
Webpage:                 Submitted: 8/5/2006

Jo Anne Crawford, CD
Where: Evans and Augusta area, Ga
Description: Birth Doula
Webpage:                                           Submitted: 2/1/2009

Anne Davis - "Fruitful Seeds Doula Services"
Where: Savannah, Ga
Description: Birth Doula
Comments:  I am a CAPPA trained labor doula and mother of seven beautiful blessings.  Apart from my doula certification, I am also working on becoming certified as a Childbirth Educator and look forward to offering a variety of classes soon. I support all women in their journey towards motherhood and am especially involved in educating and supporting teen mothers. My desire is to help families make wonderful memories, one birth at a time.
Telephone: 912-220-7339
Email:                                            Submitted: 1/19/08

Corrinna Edwards, LA, HBE, CBD, PYT, CYT, GFS, PTS - "Labour With Love"
Where: Roswell, Atlanta, Alpharetta - Georgia
Description: Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Prenatal Fitness Specialist
Comments: I work with an OB, and Nurse Midwife providing women with many options and services. I teach classes, attend births and educate women before, during and after their birth in health, fitness and childbirth.
Telephone: 404-805-2059
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 6/10/07  Updated:  8/28/2008

Holly Hamel, PPD, LS, EMT, B.S. - "Honeysuckle Doulas"
Honeysuckle DoulasWhere: Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas
Description: Certified Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Specialists, CPR certified, medical background
Comments:  We offer education, physical, and emotional support to families with newborns. We attend to the entire family and the household dynamic in addition to the baby. We specialize multiples and special needs babies. Daytime and Overnight care available.
Telephone: 404-291-6871
Webpage:                Submitted: 9/19/07   Updated: 6/24/10

Teresa Howard, CD (DONA), CLD, CPD, CLE (CAPPA) - "Labor of Love Doula and Childbirth Services, Inc."
TeresaAtlanta metro and Athens areas
Description: Birthing in Awareness Childbirth Classes, Bellycasting, Labor and Postpartum Doula Services
Comments: We are a collaborative group of women dedicated to serving women and their families in the birthing community. We offer services for the pregnant mom and the new family in the areas of Childbirth Education, Ante partum, Labor and Postpartum Doulas, Lactation Education and Consultations, Bellycasting and much more. We also have a store site that provides mother baby friendly products including cloth diapers and nursing bras.
Telephone: 770-923-6914
Webpage:                          Submitted: 06/30/05

Rachel Jimenez
Where: The greater Chattanooga and NW GA areas
Description: Birth doula
Comments: I am a birth doula who has been assisting mothers in labor since 2008.  I love educating and supporting women throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  I am also an apprentice midwife have two boys of my own.
Webpage:                        Submitted: 7/27/2009

Nicole King, HCHI, HCHD, ICI - "Adventures In Childbirth"
Where: Lawrenceville, Metro Atlanta, Athens Georgia
Description: Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor & Doula, Baby Signs Program Independent Certified Instructor
Comments: With Adventures In Childbirth you can
Receive complete childbirth education using Hypnobabies® Hypnosis for Childbirth that includes nutrition, exercise, natural birthing options, hypnosis for childbirth cues and scripts, birth partner preparation, and so much more! Take advantage of Hypno-Doula services & browse a lending library full of great references and subject matter. Participate in Hypno-Doula Certification Training (current Doulas only). Learn how to implement practices from "The Happiest Baby" founder Dr. Harvey Karp and The Baby Whisperer Tracy Hogg. Gain access to local resources, educational materials and breastfeeding support within the community. Utilize Baby Signs® Program for development of pre-verbal dialogue for hearing babies including a Potty Training Made Easy with Baby Signs® Program. Attend Group or Private Classes, Parent Workshops, Childrens Playgroups, & Informational Seminars.
Telephone: 443.254.7430
Webpage:          Submitted: 2/22/2010

Wilma Matos - "Great Start Parenting Center"
Title: Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula
Where: Warner Robins, Macon, Perry, Byron, Middle Georgia
Description: Lactation Consulting services, Breastfeeding Classes, Doula services, Natural Childbirth Classes, Belly cast, and more.
Comments: Providing education and support to pregnant women, their families and Breastfeeding mothers.
Telephone: 478-997-2005
Webpage:                             Submitted: 2/08/08

Barbara Negelow, RNC, CCE - "Ready Birth LLC"
Where: Atlanta, GA
Description: perinatal nurse, childbirth educator
Comments: individualized, intimate. NO GROUPS one -n one childbirth preparation in 3 hours total
Telephone: 404-812-0774
Address: 2412 Cosawattee Dr. NE Atlanta GA 30319
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 7/22/2008

Valerie Rowe, CD(DONA)
Where: Savannah, Georgia
Comments: I am a certified Birth Doula serving women in the Savannah area. As a doula, it is my goal to empower every woman to have the birth experience she desires. I provide continuous support and reassurance, individualized attention, coping, comfort and relaxation techniques.
Telephone: 912-655-6538
Webpage:                          Submitted: 04/09/06

Mrs. Debby Sapp, DEM, CLC  - "Blessed Babies and Families"
DebbyWhere: Albany, Georgia
Description: Doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, herbalist
Comments: I've been serving women for over 2 decades. As a non-practicing homebirth midwife, I know what works for women and their babies in pregnancy and birth. As a former nursing mom and a CLC, I know what works for breastfeeding.
Webpage:                Submitted: 12/4/2008     Updated: 1/19/2010

Katherine Scoggins - "Doulas South of Atlanta"
Where: Atlanta to Macon, Georgia
Description: Provide postpartum doula services
Comments:  I am a married, mother of two wonderful girls.  I have been around babies and children most of my life.  I have helped my aunts with their babies, I have stayed up all night holding an infant so his mother could sleep, I have helped my sister and her son, after a bad birthing experience, and then there is my own experiences with my babies...I guess you could say I was a Postpartum Doula, before I knew what one was.  I have been DONA (Doulas Of North America) trained and I am in the process of becoming certified.  If you want some support that includes a little common sense, a listening ear, and a good sense of humor, I might be just the doula you need.
Webpage:                 Submitted:  8/07/07

Orita Semple, CCE,CD, PFE - "Before and After Professional Childbirth Services"
Atlanta, Georgia
Description: Doula Services Labor and Postpartum Doula, Home Visits Mother and Infant Care, Preparation for Birth Breast- feeding , Phone Consultation, Postpartum Support groups.
Comments: My name is Orita Semple I have been providing childbirth services for over 12 years to women of all socio-economical background. "Before and After" is committed to lower the risk of birth defects, low birth weight and c-section through education and preventive services. We will also to continue to give the social and spiritual support that is needed to enhance the miracle of birth.
Email:                          Submitted: 05/22/06

Kim Stewart - "Just Yours Birth Services"
Where: Gainesville, GA
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I offer prenatal visits and bellycasting. It is my goal to empower women to make choices for their birth with all the information needed to make the best choice for them.
Telephone: 678 542 5843
Webpage:                        Submitted: 1/14/2009

Becky Van Note - "Baby Steps"
BeckyWhere: metro Atlanta, GA
Description: Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding educator
Comments: Baby Steps provides childbirth, pregnancy, breastfeeding classes and labor and postpartum doulas.
Telephone: (770) 778-4886
Webpage:                             Submitted: 9/27/2008

Valerie Ybarra, C.N.A., P.C.T. - "Baby Nurse on the go"
ValerieWhere: All over the Atlanta Georgia area and out of States.
Description: I provide postpartum and baby nurse services, and as well as private newborn education in your home.
Comments: I am a traveling doula and baby nurse. I have been hospital trained as a baby nurse & well as through CAPPA.  I will provide care of the new mother by providing meals for mom and her family, run errands, stay overnight with baby so parents will get a full nights sleep, or bring baby to mom if she is nursing, keep a watchful eye on mom for pp-depression, or baby for jaundice or little weight gain. I am there to provide newborn care and education to new parents. Please visit my website to learn more about me and the services I provide. I feel every mom should have a stress free and relaxed feeling when arriving home with her brand new infant. A knowledgeable doula can give her that.
Telephone: 678-431-1373
Webpage:                 Submitted: 06/30/05


Miriam Abrin, RN,OB-GYN NP - "Talk Story Midwifery"
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
Description: Homebirth, Breastfeeding Support, Information
Comments: Personalized safe care by well trained granny midwife. I encourage women to form a support network to share ideas, resources and Aloha. We need to create a community of families who share ideology and knowledge for warm parenting.
Telephone: 808-2554393
Webpage:                 Submitted: 8/22/07

Mary Jane Bennett - "Mauidoula "
CD (DONA) LCCE (Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator) CLE (Certified Lactation Educator)
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
I am here to be supportive in any way I can before, during and after the birth of your baby.
I provide one on one childbirth education classes, and I am available for questions anytime. I am a birth doula, and I am here to support the birth couple emotionally, physically, bring a sense of peace to the birthing environment. I can also help with breastfeeding issues, and baby care questions.
Telephone: 808-879-8302
Address: 2075 S. Kihie Rd, Kihei, HI 96753
Email:                                 Submitted: 06/16/04    Updated: 12/06/04

Cassaundra Jah, CD, CLE - "Empowered Women, Empowered Birth"
CaseyDescription: Supported Birth Certified Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, Childbirth Mentor, Lactation Support, Student Midwife
Comments: I believe that childbirth can be a beautiful and powerfully positive experience for a woman.  I strive to realize the strong dynamics of birth by providing balanced information and caring support in a safe environment following the Midwifery Model of Care.  I honor that just as every woman is different, so is every birth, and it is my privilege to accompany and assist each of my "moms" on their special journey.
Telephone: 808.283.5373
Address: 3567 Baldwin Ave unit A, Makawao, Maui
Webpage:                     Submitted:  6/23/07

Kelly Torok, MT, CLC  - "Sacred Birthing"
Where: Kauai, Hawaii
Description: Doula, Massage Therapist, Willow Systems Prac., Rolfer/Structural Integration Prac., jin Shin Jyutsu Prac., Certified Lactation Counselor, Emergency Medicine Tech.
Comments: I love working with families pre-conception, during birth, post partum, and beyond. I am passionate about health, nutrition, healing, soft birth, healing oneself and to the limitless possibilities open to us around the birthing time. I am a certified lactation counselor and would love to support more moms around breast feeding. Blessings to all and have a great day.
Telephone: 808651110
Address: po box 1067 Kilauea, Hi 96754
Webpage:                 Submitted: 2/23/2010


Sherry Bushnell, CPM - "A Blessed Beginning"
SherryWhere: Northern Idaho
Description: Midwife
Comments: Christian midwife who believes natural birth, in a rural setting, is possible for many women.
Telephone: 208-267-1491
Address: 672 Meadow Creek Rd.  Bonners Ferry,  Idaho 83805
Webpage:                 Submitted: 3/17/2009

Susie Ellis, CD - "American Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators"
Where: Boise, Idaho
Description: Doula Services
Comments: I love helping women labor to have their babies peacefully and successfully. I have been a doula for many years and I am passionate about it. I have worked with breech and VBAC births, and am familiar with the use of essential oils. I help with preparation for labor, labor with you, and do postnatal care. Breathing techniques, comfort measures such as counter pressure for back labor, position changes, and hot or cold compresses are also very useful. Our whole family loves the birth process, and several of us are privileged to work as doulas, and one is a midwife. I provide postpartum care and breastfeeding support as well.
Telephone: (208) 362-7553
Address: 10304 W. Pattie Street, Boise, Idaho, 83704
Email:                                          Submitted: 3/29/2008

Aubrey Felt, CD - "Blissful Birth Doula Services"
Where: Boise, Idaho
Description: labor doula, birth photography, lactation education
Comments: I am a doula working in the Treasure Valley area to provide women with affordable labor doula, childbirth education and lactation education services -- I am the mother of two wonderful children and also a freelance photographer offering birth photography services! Please contact me for a free consultation or visit my website at for more information!
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 2/28/07

Dani Kennedy, C.D.
Organization: ALACE
Where: Boise, Idaho
Description: Doula Services
Comments: I love being a doula.  Assisting families in having a safe and satisfying birth is my passion.  I am blessed to have many women in my family who are passionate about mothering and childbirth (mom is a doula and sister is a midwife) so I really can say that I am surrounded by life and love and birth constantly and I love it.   I am trained in aromatherapy and often use acupressure and massage in labor and birth.  I provide breastfeeding support as well.
Telephone: 208-440-5156
Address: 823 Resseguie Street Boise, ID 83702
Email:                                                    Submitted: 01/22/08

Kelly L. McKamey, HCHI, CD(DONA) - "Labor of Love Doula Services"
Where: Southeast Idaho
Description: Hypnobabies Instructor, Prepared Childbirth instructor, Birth Doula and Hypno-doula
Comments: I have 11 years experience as a doula.  I love my work.  I believe birth is a life-changing experience.  And, that each birth experience is unique and will unfold in its own way.  I feel that each woman and her partner have the right to make choices during their birth.  I know that a woman nurtured and supported will have a truly joyful birth!
Telephone: 208-359-0696
Webpage:                                                        Submitted: 4/22/2008

Kyndal May, LMP, CD, CBE - "Birth and Bodywork"
Boise, Idaho
Childbirth Education, Therapeutic Massage
Comments: Birth & Bodywork (now Boise Birthworks) was created to serve the needs of expectant parents and families.
I founded Birth & Bodywork in 1996 to serve the needs of expectant and new parents through therapeutic bodywork, doula services and childbirth education. As of January of 2006, over 250 families have taken the Confident Birthing Class and I have attended over 120 births. I have learned something new and exciting in every class and been moved and inspired at every birth. I will never cease to marvel at women’s strength and capacity to surrender so deeply and love so fully.
I look forward to serving and supporting you.
"Please know that you have left a wonderful mark here." - Penny Simkin, International Childbirth Educator, speaker, and author of The Birth Partner and Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn
Telephone: 208-695-7767
Webpage:                  Submitted: 8/26/2006

Julia Swart, CPM - "Eden Birth & Wellness"
Where: Fruitland, Idaho
Description: Family-friendly, complete midwifery care, incl. prenatal, homebirth, postnatal for mother & baby, lab tests, ultrasound referrals, newborn screening, childbirth ed., nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, more!
Comments: NARM certified midwife and assistants offer gentle, safe care with respect to your needs.  Serving rural southwest Idaho.
Telephone: (208) 477-4340
Webpage:                                     Submitted: 10/10/2009

Gretchen Vetter, AAHCC, CPES - "Synergy Birth Services"
Where: Boise, Idaho
Description: Childbirth Education and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Comments: I provide a complete and comprehensive class regarding low risk pregnancy and labor and birth, using relaxation, nutrition, exercise and knowledge as tools for a beautiful, natural birth. I am providing encapsulation of the placenta for women immediately after birth. The benefits are increased energy, avoidance of fatigue and postpartum depression, increased iron levels, increased milk production, a sense of well being postpartum.
Telephone: 208-333-1485
Webpage:                    Submitted: 9/19/2008


Stacie Bailey, CLD CAPPA Certified Labor Doula - "Tender Moments Doula Services"
Stacie Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL/ Some Chicago land areas
Labor Doula/breastfeeding help
I am a labor doula. I offer 2 prenatal visits where we will go over your birth plan, and different techniques to help make your birth the best. I also offer unlimited phone and email contact. I will attend your labor and delivery and come to you whenever you feel you need me. I will stay 1-2 hours after the baby is born, to help establish breastfeeding if need, and to help make you comfortable. I will do a postpartum visit in 1-2 weeks after the baby is born, where we will go over the birth and I can answer any questions you might have. I charge 500.00 for my services.
Telephone: (630) 842-5689
Webpage:             Submitted: 01/21/05

Andrea Bukiewicz - "The Barefoot Doula"
Where: Chicago and near suburbs
Description: birth doula
Comments: I believe in women's instincts, the forces of nature and the ability to make the best decision when we are supported with love.
Telephone: 773.964.6096
Email:                                     Submitted: 2/24/2009

Shanda Blancett - "Tender Touch Doula Service"
Where: Round Lake, Illinois
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: *LOW COST DOULA*  I am a doula in the process of certification and would love some more experience. I use many different comfort measures and massage techniques. I include a prenatal visit, labor and delivery as well as a postpartum visit in my services. I am also available to answer any questions before and after birth by e-mail and phone.
Webpage:         Submitted:  7/16/07

Amy Catania
Where: Chicago
Description: Labor and postpartum doula care and Birthing From Within classes
Telephone: 773-255-4542
Webpage:                                        Submitted: 8/12/2009

Colleen Curry CD(DONA),- "RIGHTS of Passage Pregnancy and Birth Services"
Where: Chicagoland
Description: I am a doula and childbirth educator, La Leche league, AAHCC
Comments: I am a DONA International certified Birth Doula, a natural childbirth educator, and a La Leche League certified breastfeeding counselor, expert, and mentor.  There's nothing I love more than watching mom and baby nurse happily!
I specialize in the empowerment of the entire family through birth, and will work to give you a safe, powerful, rewarding experience, and preserve the memories of those hours for a lifetime.
Telephone: 708-351-0935
Webpage: h                            Submitted: 5/18/2009

Lori Beth Feils - "Dove Doula Services, LLC"
Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, AAHCC, CNA, LE
Chicago land area and surrounding suburbs
Labor and Postpartum Doula, The Bradley Method Childbirth Instructor, and Lactation Educator
I have been blessed to be a Labor & Postpartum doula for the last 11 years. As a Labor Doula I specialize VBAC's, Multiples, Waterbirth, Home & Hospital births. As a Postpartum Doula I specialize in Multiples, Breastfeeding Support and Overnights (12 sets of twins and 3 sets of triplets to date :) I teach The Bradley Method Childbirth Classes in Rolling Meadows or privately in a couples home. "Mothering the Mother prenatally throughout postpartum and beyond" is my goal!
Telephone: 800-801-5652
Email:                                       Submitted: 04/14/05

Dona Grassity, CD(DONA), CIMI, PES - "Special Delivery Doula Service & More"
Dona Where: South, Southwest and Southeast Suburbs of Chicago, IL & Northwest Indiana
Description: I am a Certified Birth Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, & Waterbirth Credentialed
Comments:  I see families prenatally to become familiar with your desires for your labor/birth. I will join you during labor when you are ready for me and stay with you for the duration. I will help establish breastfeeding if you choose to do so.  I also offer infant massage classes. I will do private in home classes or get your friends and their babies and have an infant massage party!!
Telephone: 815-553-2300 or 815-557-3673
Webpage:                   Submitted: 11/2/2009   Updated: 08/02/2010

Christina Haney- "Nurtured Birth Doulas"
Where: Bloomington, Normal IL
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: DONA trained birth doula helping women have a safe, memorable and empowering birth experience in Bloomington - Normal IL and the surrounding areas.
Webpage:                              Submitted: 12/13/10

Erika Jeffery - "TLC Caregivers of Chicago"
Certified Lactation Counselor, Doula
Metropolitan Chicago land
Lactation Counselor, prenatal/ante partum doulas, labor support doulas, postpartum doulas, childcare, and household help services.
We provide a wide array of services to help families meet their care needs. Our motto is "Quality Care, at Affordable Prices! Whenever and Wherever You Need Us!"
Telephone: 877-461-8847
Address: P.O. Box 20280 Chicago, IL 60620
Email:                                   Submitted: 10/27/04

Joy Jones, RN - "Perinatal Support Services"
Where: Chicago area, Illinois
Description: Midwife's Assistant, Doula, Teacher, Brewer Diet consultant
Comments: Nutritional information related to using the Brewer Diet to prevent or treat PIH, Pre-eclampsia, HELLP, IUGR, placental abruption, premature labor, and low birth weight.
Webpage: h              Submitted: 1/27/2010

Vicki Jessel
Where: Northern Illinois
Description: Prenatal instructor, doula
Comments: I teach the Gamper method since 1980.  I've met Margaret Gamper and stayed at her home when I began teaching. 28 years experience in two states.
Telephone: 815-376-2076
Email:                                         Submitted: 8/6/2008

Rachel Kitson, BA - "Labor of Love"
Where: Central Illinois
Description: Prenatal Consultation and Birth Doula Services
Comments: Trained in the skills of labor support by Natural Beginnings of Dallas, TX, a DONA approved course of preparation for doulas...Mother of 5 children with birth stories as unique as each little life brought forth.
Telephone: 309-277-4870
Address: Clinton, IL
Email:                                   Submitted: 2/25/08

Sharon Malloy-Grochowski, BSW, CCM, CFM, CD
Where: Chicago
Description: Doula
Telephone: 7082752252
Email:                                   Submitted: 12/24/2009

Melissa Mensing - "Your Perfect Labor, Pregnancy and Childbirth Services"
Where: Oak Forest, Illinois  Chicago and South Suburbs
Description: Doula/Labor Assistant
Comments: I truly believe that every woman needs a Doula.  Pregnancy, childbirth, and post partum are exhilarating experiences.  But they are also very scary, confusing, and emotional.  That is where I come in.  I am there to educate, guide, answer questions, ease your fears and facilitate you and your partner in any way that you see fit.
Webpage:                              Submitted:  8/24/07

Jennifer Moore-Curtis, CD - "Ideal Birth * Jen The Doula * Chicago Doula Services"
JenniferWhere: Chicago, IL
Description: Labor Doula
Comments: I am wonderful mom of 2 wonderful little girls! My first birth was a bit traumatic, but I learned from it so my second birth was an awesome all natural water birth and a wonderful experience. From that moment on I have wanted to help to empower women to have their ideal births as well, the first time around if possible! I have attended home, birth center, and hospital births, and specialize in WATER BIRTH. Right now I offer 1 prenatal meeting, me at your side your entire birth from at your home or from home to hospital, etc. and 1 postnatal meeting to help with breastfeeding etc. I work at sliding scale rates. Let me help you achieve your ideal beautiful, empowering, gentle, birth & journey into motherhood.
Telephone: 17738237626
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 11/08/10

Pamela S. Moreno, CD - "Pampered Beginnings Doula Services"
PamWhere: Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa
Description: Birth doula, Antepartum doula, Childbirth Educator, Labor Coach, Birth Attendant
Comments: I yearned to help other mothers with this very demanding physiological aspect of our womanhood.  I understand the need of informed choices, a caring touch, and continual encouragement.  My purpose in being a doula is to help you achieve your ideal experience while helping you not only cope with your labor, but also by giving you confidence in yourself. YOU can do this - and I can help.
Telephone: 309-912-6219
Address: 1171 33rd Street Ct. Moline, IL 61265
Webpage:                            Submitted: 1/25/08

Judy O'Connor, RN, Certified Childbirth Educator - "Practical Childbirth and Parent Education"
Childbirth educator, teacher - Central Illinois
I offer early pregnancy, Lamaze and baby care classes for parents, continuing education for maternal-child health professionals and childbirth educator certification for RNs.
Telephone: 217-423-6022
Address: 2399 West Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62522
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 03/26/04

Debbie Pocica - "DoulaDeb Birth Services"
Where: Chicago, IL and south suburbs
Description: CAPPA birth/labor doula, Dancing for Birth prenatal/postpartum fitness instructor, childbirth education/prenatal postpartum fitness
Comments: As well as a birth doula, I also teach "Not Your Mama's Childbirth Class, and Dancing for Birth prenatal/postpartum dance classes.  I am also a leader for I-CAN.
Telephone: 815-867-0087
Webpage:                 Submitted: 5/22/2009

Michelle Steele,CLD (CBI) - "Artistic Birth Doula Services"
MichelleWhere: DuPage County, Will County, West Suburbs, IL
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: "However much we know about birth in general, we know nothing about a particular birth. We must let it unfold with its own uniqueness." - Elizabeth Noble Welcome to Artistic Birth Doula Services where you are the creator of your birth experience. Your pregnancy and childbirth are events that you will remember for a lifetime. You will replay the memories over and over again for the rest of your life. Now is the time to prepare your vision and do everything you can to make them what you hope to remember. Pregnancy and childbirth are a beautiful, yet uncertain, time in life. This is true whether this is your first baby or your tenth. You may not know where to start or even what you should be looking for. You may be fearful and seek guidance.
You may know exactly what you want but are unsure how to get it. You may just be looking for extra support.
I highly recommend reading "The Doula Advantage" by Rachel Gurevich if you would like complete information from parents who have had a Doula present at their birth. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are considering a Doula, you may be wondering how she can be beneficial to you and your partner.
Contact me with any questions. I look forward to speaking with you!
Telephone: (630) 234-9467
Address: Naperville, IL
Webpage: h                                             Submitted: 8/11/2008

Rachel Strietzel - "Vida Dulce Birth"
Where: Chicago Illinois
Description: Birth Doula, I provide labor and delivery support to expectant parents throughout the Chicago area.
Comments: I speak both English and Spanish, and will work with you in your preferred language. Services include two prenatals, complete birth experience support, use of lending library, and one postpartum visit.
Telephone: 312-532-3163
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 03/06/11

Anna Trusty- "Sacred Journey Birth Services"
Anna Where: Chicago, Illinois
Description: postpartum doula and childbirth educator
Comments: I provide childbirth preparation classes and postpartum doula services to families in the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs.   I believe passionately in the birth process and in parents' ability to be wonderful parents. Giving birth and becoming parents is more than a physical journey;  this is a journey full of emotions and memories.
Telephone: 773-424-4624
Webpage:                   Submitted: 9/01/07


Deborah Allen, CD(DONA)- " Divine Appointment Doula Services"
Where: Granger, Mishawaka, South Bend, Elkhart, Niles (MI), (Michiana Area), IN
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I provide services to help families in creating a positive birth experience. Divine Appointments is here to help families have the memory of their child’s/children’s birth be a positive, peaceful, and joyful memory for both mom and dad.
Webpage: h                                                   Submitted: 5/2/2009

Emily Benjamin - "Bump to Baby"
Where: Chicago, south/west suburbs, Northwest Indiana
Description: Postnatal Consultant, Newborn care instruction, breastfeeding preparation and support, nursery planning, sleep consulting, infant massage classes
Comments: Private consultations will help you feel more prepared for what to expect once your baby arrives, and guide you through the 6 week postpartum period. Evidence-based information will help you better understand your newborn and develop essential parenting skills and confidence. Emergency consultations available- For when you are at your wit's end, whether baby won't stop crying, is struggling to feed, won't sleep or you just feel overwhelmed.
Telephone: (219) 644-6666
Webpage:                                               Submitted: 04/20/10

Liss Capello - "Valkyrie Childbirth"
LissWhere: Indianapolis, IN
Description: Birth Doula
Comments: I am in training to be certified through DONA, and have completed my coursework.  I'm working on my certifying births now!  I believe that childbirth has the opportunity to be a fulfilling, empowering process for a new mother, and I'm privileged to be able to help along the way.
Telephone: 317-450-9620
Webpage:                             Submitted: 3/4/2009

Lynn Gorman - "Gentle Beginnings"
Where: New Castle, Indiana
Description: Labor doula
Comments: Let me help you achieve the birth you desire and deserve! I proudly serve East-Central Indiana.
Telephone: 765-524-0581
Webpage:                Submitted: 3/25/2009

Andie Gunter
Where: Evansville, IN
Description: Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a DONA trained doula who loves providing support to moms in labor.  I teach free childbirth classes through the Parenting Rewards program at the Evansville Christian Life Center.  I believe understanding your options is important to having a good birth experience.
Webpage:                   Submitted: 09/28/08

Amber Hagen, RN - "Blessed Journeys"
Where: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Description: childbirth educator
Comments: Have you ever considered what God has to say about birth? Learn how to apply Biblical principles and evidence-based information to pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Whether you are expecting for the first time or an experienced parent, you do not want to miss this class series! Visit us on the web for upcoming childbirth class sessions, weekend intensives and Bible study schedules.
Webpage:                Submitted: 11/14/10

Angela Hancock, AAHCC  - "Immaculate Inceptions"
Where: Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, ID
Description: Angela Hancock is an instructor affiliated by the American Academy of Pediatrics and teaches Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth classes.
Comments: In twelve Bradley Method® classes you will learn:  exercises optimal for childbirth, nutrition ideal for you & your baby, training for you and your coach, the normal labor process and its variations, your healthcare options, how to communicate with your birth team, keys to breastfeeding & postpartum
Telephone: 208-463-8523
Address: Nampa/Caldwell, ID
Webpage:                    Submitted: 5/22/2009

Stacia Hemmes - "My Doula Stacia"
StaciaWhere: Michigan (Southern Michigan & Northern Indiana)
Description: Birth & Postpartum Doula
Comments:   Helping the Michigan area with informative and compassionate labor and delivery assistance. Nurturing care of both mother and baby.
Webpage:                      Submitted: 7/18/2006

Robin Joyce - "Creating Birth Memories"
Professional doula, CD (DONA) and childbirth educator
Northwest Indiana
I have been a doula for 8 years and have attended about 200 births at home and in the hospital. Teaching childbirth through the Bradley Method is my newest adventure.
I provide a service to help parents have a more empowering pregnancy and birth experience. I help you "have it your way!". Prenatally, a good relationship with your care provider is stressed. I help with the communication, the birth plan, answer questions and unlimited time and support with the labor, birth and postpartum period. Photography is also offered.
Telephone: (219) 996-5188
Address: 623 S. 800 W. Hebron, Indiana 46341                                                       Submitted: 06/14/04

Penny Lane, MSN, CNM, IBCLC - "Believe Midwifery Services"
PennyWhere: central Indiana
Description: Certified Nurse Midwife attending homebirths and providing women's health and lactation services
Comments: Believe is a Christian Nurse Midwifery practice with specialty in homebirth, lactation and support for the Deaf community. Each birth assistant is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in emergency obstetrical care. Please visit my web site!!!
Telephone: 765-436-7527
Address: 118 West Main Street
Webpage:                          Submitted: 4/12/2008

Barbara Lehr, Labor and Childbirth Doula (DBI) - "Christian Doula"
Where: Bloomington, IN
Description: I become a client's "female servant" the moment she hires me, providing information and encouragement throughout her pregnancy. I meet with her and her husband twice for prenatal visits, and then when she needs me as labor begins. I remain with her, giving emotional, spiritual, physical, and informational support throughout her entire labor and delivery. I stay for another couple of hours, to help establish a good latch with breastfeeding. I meet with you one more time, for a postpartum visit, during which I give you a story of your birth, pictures from the birth, and a whole lot of admiring praise for your accomplishments.
Comments: I am a Christian doula, and believer that Jesus Christ glorifies Himself throughout each and every birth. You do not have to be a Christian yourself to hire me, but, even if you aren't, I'll silently be praying throughout your transition for God to have mercy on you!
Telephone: 812-219-0622
Webpage:              Submitted: 2/24/2010

Mindy Michel, Labor Doula - "MamaMoons Doula Services"
Where: Kokomo, In, central Indiana including Tipton, Howard, Marion counties
Description: Labor & Birth Doula
Comments: I believe birth is a right of passage, a natural & wonderful life experience. I believe in woman centered, evidence based care. It is my goal as a doula to help women achieve the birth they desire through informed choice, as well as emotional & physical support. I offer 2 prenatal home visits & 1 postnatal visit. I will be on call for you 24hours a day starting 2 weeks prior to your due date & until your baby is born. I offer round the clock breastfeeding support via phone & email once your baby is here.  I look forward to assisting you to your mama moon.
Telephone: 765-450-4476
Email:                                 Submitted: 31/01/2007  Updated:  12/11/07

Jenni Shaver, CD(DONA) - "Womb Service"
Where: Evansville, Indiana
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator
Comments: I am a DONA certified Birth Doula serving the greater Evansville area. In addition to Doula services I offer private birth plan consultations. I am Lamaze trained and offer private classes based on "freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives". I encourage the families I serve to seek evidence-based care .I believe that all women have the right to make informed choices, deciding for themselves what the best decisions are for them and their babies, working together with their caregivers as part of a team. I would be delighted to work with you during this special time to help you have the birth you want - whatever that may be. Please email me or telephone for more information. If you reach my voicemail please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as I am available. I look forward to hearing from you.
Webpage:          Submitted: 10/12/05 Updated: 6/7/2008

Katya Simon
KatyaDONA birth doula
Where: Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Description: Doula
Comments: It is my belief that with the absolute majority of mothers supported by doulas can birth the baby naturally, armed with wisdom and knowledge.  After the initial meeting, I will work with you to compose a birth plan, discuss birth options in details, be ready to answer questions for the duration of the pregnancy, and be on call 24 hours a day during the whole time we work together.
Telephone: (765) 471-1330
Webpage:              Submitted: 10/17/05


Jun-Nicole Matsushita , CBI - "Bamboo Birth Services- Doula"
Where: Iowa City, Iowa
Description: Doula - Childbirth International
Comments: Serving Iowa City Hospitals and Homebirths. Specializing in Hypnobirths, Active Birth, and Babywearing Consultations
Telephone: 319-430-6736
Webpage:                                             Submitted: 10/16/2008

Pamela S. Moreno, CD - "Pampered Beginnings Doula Services"
Pam Where: Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa
Description: Birth doula, Antepartum doula, Childbirth Educator, Labor Coach, Birth Attendant
Comments: I yearned to help other mothers with this very demanding physiological aspect of our womanhood.  I understand the need of informed choices, a caring touch, and continual encouragement.  My purpose in being a doula is to help you achieve your ideal experience while helping you not only cope with your labor, but also by giving you confidence in yourself. YOU can do this - and I can help.
Telephone: 309-912-6219
Address: 1171 33rd Street Ct. Moline, IL 61265
Webpage:                           Submitted: 1/25/08

Carrie Ohrt
Title: Birth Doula awaiting Certification
Where: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Description: I am a birth doula and Reflexologist.
Telephone: (319)551-1310
Email:                                            Submitted:  9/19/07


Denise Ahnen, ICCE, IBCLC
Independent Provider
Metro Kansas City area, Johnson County, Kansas
Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator (ICCE), Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Over 20 years of experience in maternal child health as a nurse, educator and certified lactation consultant providing comprehensive prenatal education for  expectant parents by way of Childbirth Preparation Classes, Breastfeeding Education and Newborn care.  There is also preparation available for adoptive parents to be.   The best way to prepare for one of life's most significant experiences and help with the transition  into life as a parent.  A variety of dates and times are available and fees available upon request.
Email:                 Submitted: 11/09/04

Cynthia Barger, CD - "Wichita Birth Assistance"
CynthiaWhere: Wichita, Kansas
Description: Doula
Comments: Doula work at hospitals, birth centers, and home births.
Webpage:                              Submitted: 8/20/10


Angela Danley
Childbirth Educator, Doula
I am recently certified and am looking forward to this rewarding experience. I received my certification through the Academy of Childbirth Educators in Olathe, Kansas. I am a teacher of second graders with two small children of my own.
Doula support will be 250.00 per delivery and I will provide post-partum visits (one in the hospital and one at home). My childbirth education class will be $65 for a 6 week course. One day course is $65.00. I will support teens for a discounted price.
Telephone: 816 228 1169
Email:                         Submitted: 02/04/04    Updated: 05/09/04

Madison Dockter, CD (DONA) in progress - "Dockter's Choice Doula"
Where: Lawrence, KS and surrounding area
Description: Birth Doula and post partum services
Telephone: 785-218-2392
Address: 301 Rockfence Pl.
Webpage: h                        Submitted: 2/20/2009

Vanessa Flood, B.A., CCE, LSP - "Birthing Beyond" LLC
vanessaGreater Kansas City Metro Area and surrounding areas
Comprehensive childbirth education and professional labor support services
Birthing Beyond, LLC was created to return the maternal wisdom in this technological world. All doula services include a childbirth class series. I'd love to talk with you about your upcoming birth
Telephone: 913-768-7530
Webpage:                 Submitted: 04/13/04

Adalheid "Heidi" Faith, CCBE, CCLD  - "Christian Childbirth Services LLC"
Where: Greater Kansas City
Description: Childbirth Educator, Doula
Webpage:                     Submitted: 1/27/11

Sarah Foster - "A Woman's Strength"
Sarah Ponca City, OK - Tulsa, OK - Oklahoma City, OK - Wichita, KS
Doula, Child Birth Educator
I am Sarah Foster, Doula and CBE in Ponca City, OK which is central to Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita at about 1.5 hours from each.
I have CAPPA training for Childbirth Educators and Labor Doula and am working on getting my documentation for certification. I have attended extensive communication training.
I offer Labor Doula services, Childbirth Education Classes, both a long course and a weekend course.
Telephone: 580-763-3857
Webpage:                 Submitted: 08/09/04

Chelle Gibbs, Trained Doula - "In Due Time Birth Services"
Wichita, Kansas
Birth Doula
Comments: I am loving mother of one! I have attended 16 births and am looking forward to attending more. I have completed the DONA workshop to become a Birth Doula. I am very passionate about pregnancy and birth and would love to be a part of yours. I love the idea of being part of an awesome experience and I am very excited about what the future holds for me and my career as a Doula..
Telephone: 316-992-7792
Email:                                    Submitted: 7/13/2006  Updated: 07/16/08

Sarah Hall, CD  - "Mindful Birth Options"
Where: The greater Kansas City and Johnson County areas. (KS and MO)
Description: doula, personalized child birth education, and placenta encapsulation
Comments: I specialize in teen moms
Telephone: 913-271-3599
Email:                        Submitted: 09/27/10

Laura Hamilton - "Sacred Passage"
Where: Wichita and surrounding areas
Description: Birth doula and postpartum doula,  Alace trained working toward certification
Comments: I am a mother of 3 with a love for birth.  I have attended home births and hospital births.
Telephone: 316-651-0211
Email:                            Submitted: 21/02/2007

Bianca Kamnitzer, CD (ALACE) - "Delightful Doula Birth Services"
Wichita and South Central Kansas
Description: Professional Labor Support. I am an ALACE trained birth doula.   I offer a flexible sliding scale and an initial meeting where we can get to know one another and see if we are a good fit.  It is so important to find the doula that is right for you.
Comments: I am experienced in VBAC, High Risk Pregnancies/Births, and Unassisted Births. I believe strongly that every woman has the right and ability to labor and birth their baby as naturally as they wish and I do everything in my power to help make that happen for my clients, whether that be in a hospital setting or at home. It is so important to find the doula that is right for you, please call me for an interview.
Telephone: 316-640-6820
Email:                                     Submitted: 7/21/2006

Catherine Little   - "I Follow The Stork"
CatherinePostpartum Doula
Serving the Greater Kansas City and Southern Johnson Country Areas
Personal, Professional, Postpartum Doula Services specializing in "Mothering the Mother."
Offering Postpartum Doula services during the 12-week postpartum recovery period. For a complete list of services provided, please contact me. I look forward to assisting you and your new/expanded family through support, services, and an extra set of hands!
Telephone: 913-893-6921
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 10/06/04

Melissa Mitchell - "Breathe Yoga and Doula Services"
Where: Newton, Kansas and a 60 mile radius
Description: Birth Doula - Working towards certification
Comments: I am a mother and wife who incorporates yoga practice and principles into helping you relax, energize and be strong for your labor and delivery. Our initial meeting is a free hour to help us decide if we can work well together. In our subsequent meetings I will show you poses and practices to help you prepare for childbirth. During your labor we will use different positions, aromatherapy, massage, music and breath work to help you birth your baby. In our post partum meetings I show you relaxation techniques to help let down your milk, poses to help you stay relaxed and also some to help you get back in shape.
Telephone: 316 288 6683
Email:          Submitted: 12/21/07

Jessica Vargas - " ZenBirth"
Wichita, KS and surrounding areas
Description: Birth is a sacred time for expectant parents, and deserves the support of a doula to create a more peaceful, joyous experience. I can provide support for all birth settings and provide clear and accurate information about medical procedures, birth options, and pregnancy and post-partum care for mother and baby.
Telephone: 316-461-1002
Email:            Submitted: 08/01/06     Updated: 11/6/2008 

Sarah Wallbaum, CD (DONA), CN - "MamaSara Doula Services of Greater Kansas City"
SarahMetro Kansas City area, Johnson County, Kansas
I am a DONA certified doula in practice since 2004 with extensive experience working with teen mom's. I provide emotional and physical support for you throughout your pregnancy, labor and birth as well as postpartum services. Through careful listening, I assist you in defining the birth that you want. This may include birth planning, attending a visit with your caregiver, use of my video and book library, and community referrals.
Telephone: 816-305-0391
Webpage: (under construction)            Submitted: 05/22/05



Erin Beck - "Gaia's Playground Doula Services"
ErinWhere: Greater New Orleans area
Description: Birth Doula, Counseling, Massage, Photography
Comments: I come with my own bag of goodies - oils, birth ball, massage tools, etc.
My job is to make sure all of your decisions are based on informed consent.  If you don't know your options, you have no options.
Telephone: 504 913 1349
Webpage:                         Submitted: 01/08/11

Tracey Carrrin, AAHCC
Where: Shreveport, LA
Description: Childbirth Educator, Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
Comments: I share information with couples so that they can make choices regarding their birth.  I focus on helping parents achieve a natural birth through relaxation, comfort measures, and knowledge about the birth process itself.
Webpage:               Submitted: 12/17/06  Updated:  7/05/07

Karen Henshaw, AAHCC - "Birth Helper Services"
Greater New Orleans area, within 60 miles of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana (including West MS)
Description: Bradley Method Teacher, Labor doula (with pending certification from DONA), Apprentice Midwife
Comments: Ten years in the childbirth field. Focused on preserving the dignity of women and the bonds within their families. Bradley classes in Covington, LA. Labor doula for home or hospital births. Midwifery service for home birth under the supervision of an N.D,L.M. based in Covington.
Telephone: (985)264-8372
Webpage:                Submitted: 07/01/05

Ashley Johnson - "Easy Does It Doula"
Where: North Louisiana
Description: Doula
Comments: I provide supportive labor and postpartum services for women in Ruston, LA and surrounding areas.  I am passionate about pregnancy and birth and believe that every woman deserves to have a wonderful, joyful birth experience.
Webpage: h                    Submitted: 08/27/10

René Johnson, BS Ed, ICCE, CD(DONA) - "Birth Help, LLC"
Where: Baton Rouge, Zachary, Hammond, Lafayette, and Covington in Louisiana
Description: ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA Certified Doula. René offers resources and information supporting natural childbirth goals.  She offers group and private childbirth classes and doula services.  Consultations for services are free.
Telephone: 225.768.7686
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 7/12/07

Shonette Koebel, Doula (Alace) - "Full Quiver Doula Services"
Where: Bossier City, Louisiana
Description: Doula
Comments: I am a trained doula, with experience in homebirths, and hospital births.  I have experience with birthing ball, positions, massage, relaxation, breathing as well as  breastfeeding.
Telephone: 318-773-8117
Address: 103 Langley

Amie Krake, AAHCC
Where: Metairie, Louisiana
Description: Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth Classes
I teach The Bradley Method series. I am an independent, affiliated instructor.  Please email me for more information.
Webpage:                 Submitted: 02/17/06       Updated: 8/31/2009

Kate Paxton
New Orleans, LA
Description: Doula Services
Hello, I am a new doula. Joy, laughter and respect guide the path I walk - I want to support women to realize their birth wishes. Give me a call and we can talk!
Telephone: (504) 874-1587
Email:                                                     Submitted: 07/01/05

Heidi L. Rau Duncan , CD (DONA), ICCE-CPFE - "Choices In Childbirth"
HeidiNew Orleans, Louisiana
Description: Doula, Childbirth Educator, Perinatal Fitness Educator
Comments: I serve women throughout the metro New Orleans area as a full-time doula and educator. My goal is to provide information and support to help you experience a better birth.  "Rejoice in the Lord always!"
Telephone: 504.453.2634
Website:                    Submitted: 06/30/05    Updated: 3/31/2010

Tera Smith, LD,LE,CBE,PPD - "Mother's Touch Doula"
Baton Rouge, Northshore, New Orleans
Description: Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Support, hypnobirth, Postpartum Services
Comments: A doula is an experienced and trained labor companion who stays with a laboring woman throughout her entire labor and birth experience, providing emotional, physical, and informational support. Your birth experience will be a lifelong memory, and using a doula can help ensure that the birth of your child will be a memory filled with satisfaction.
Telephone: 866-730-0939
Webpage:               Submitted:  9/30/2006


Tiffany L. Avery, C.N.A, C.B.E, CD, IET practitioner - "Core Elements"
Where: Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, Maine
Description: I am a doula and child birth educator with a holistic approach. I believe to trust in the natural flow of life... I like to look at providing services to walk beside her... help inform and provide resources for mom and her partner to make informed decisions and help support their birth goals.
Comments: I really enjoy assisting births, teaching my unique child birth education classes. I also offer a very hands on Syboling Workshop, I also offer very creative and capturing belly castings...
Telephone: 207-442-6700 or 798-2751
Webpage:                  Submitted: 10/9/2006

Elise Babcock - "Doula Babies"
North Yarmouth, Maine
Comments: I am a Birth Doula who is available to travel from Scarborough all the way up to the Bath-Brunswick area. I am willing to join you in a home birth, a birth center, or in any of the local hospitals.
Telephone: 207-829-5525
Webpage:                       Submitted: 09/04/05

Donna Broderick, CPM, CCE
Belfast, Maine
Description: midwife, childbirth educator, doula
Comments: I am a homebirth midwife, childbirth educator (certified with ALACE) and labor doula. I provide services to families within a 60 mile radius of Belfast.
Telephone: 207-342-3060
Webpage:                     Submitted: 06/02/05

Leah Deragon - "Birth Roots"
Certified Birthing From Within Mentor
Portland, MAINE
Childbirth Preparation, doula services, postpartum doula services Birthing From Within Childbirth Classes offered in Portland, Maine
Distributor of New Native Slings (help with use also!)
Telephone: 207-773-3938
Address: 131 Spring Street Portland Maine
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 01/19/05

Anna Fernandez, MH - "Mother Bloom Midwifery"
Where: Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Belfast, Bangor, MDI, Rockland and surrounding areas Maine
Description: Complete Homebirth Service, Birth and Postpartum Doula Service, Childbirth Education, Herbs for the Childbearing Year
Comments: I provide a unique service to women and their families that facilitates gentle, unhindered, and safe birth. In turn this allows women to feel positive about their birth experience and allows babies to be born in and into peace.
Telephone: 207-326-4373 
Address: Blue Hill, ME
Webpage:                            Submitted: 10/02/06   Updated:05/22/08

Liz Gaudette, RN, LCCE, CD,(DONA) - "With Child Doula Service"
Where: Seacoast NH, ME & MA
Description: Doula Service & Birthing Classes
Comments: I provide respectful, dependable and effective support throughout late pregnancy, labor and birth. My doula service also includes prenatal meetings, a "comforts for labor" class taught in the privacy of your home, assistance with your birth plan, breastfeeding preparation, and a postpartum visit. Payment plans are available.
Telephone: 207-363-1379
Address: York, Maine
Webpage:                   Submitted: 3/2/2010

Lisa oulet, RN, IBCLC - "Mothering Moon"
LisaWhere: Southern Maine & NH, Portland, Portsmouth, 60 mile radius from Biddeford, ME
Description: Birth & Postpartum doula services.  Overnight & last minute postpartum care.  Breastfeeding assistance available.
Comments: I am an experienced maternity nurse and mother of 4.  I focus on non-clinical supportive care, however I can do clinical nursing assessments and care if needed.  I specialize in the first few weeks after baby is born providing overnight mother-baby care services and helping to ease the transition of home life with a new baby and breastfeeding assistance if applicable.
Telephone: 207-283-3239
Webpage:                        Submitted: 6/30/2008

Jessie Hoffman - "Birthing Peacefully"
Where: I will provide services from Auburn to Portland Maine and surrounding areas.
Description: I am a birth Doula
Comments: I believe birth is a peaceful time in ones life and the birth of your baby only comes once and I will be there to support the mother and partner in any way I can.
Telephone: 207-926-5343
Webpage:                 Submitted: 10/02/07

Christy Horsman - "Gently Led Doula Services"
Gardiner, Maine
Description: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Sibling Classes
Comments: I am currently enrolled in the Professional Labor Support Course, through the Medical Training Institute of America. Conception, pregnancy and birth are miraculous events designed and carried out by our Creator, God. As a doula, it is my purpose and goal to come alongside expectant families, encouraging and supporting them throughout the entire childbearing process while assisting them to achieve the birth experience they desire. Every unborn child is a precious gift from the Lord to be joyfully anticipated and received with thanksgiving.
I became involved in childbirth because I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I desire to honor Him and His design for childbearing. It is my joy, privilege and honor to cheerfully serve families as they bring little ones into the world. ~Isaiah 40:11~
Telephone: 207-753-0579
Email:                          Submitted: 08/08/05

Christina Kennedy - "Birthing Your Baby"
ChristinaWinthrop, ME, USA
Childbirth Educator
I have been teaching childbirth education classes in the Central Maine area for a year now and love working with pregnant women and their families. I am committed to promoting a balanced and truthful view of birth while affirming it as both a normal and extraordinary part of life. I am currently working on certification through ALACE and Birthing From Within.
BIRTHING YOUR BABY is an eight-week series of childbirth classes that explores the physical and emotional aspects of giving birth so that parents can make informed choices for mother and baby's care. In addition, it is an excellent way to include your partner in the pregnancy and delivery, gain support from your peers, and empower yourself for the amazing experience ahead of you.   Education about the birth process, exploration of your hopes and concerns about birth, practicing a variety of coping skills, and developing strategies for communicating with your caregivers will enhance your birth, whether you have an all natural home birth or a hospital birth with medication.
Telephone: 207 377 9380
Address: 26 Beechwood Road, Winthrop, ME 04364
Webpage:                          Submitted: 08/15/04

Naomi Kilbreth, CD _ "Birth a Miracle Services"
Where: Western Maine
Description: birth doula
Comments: Certified by Hope House, Inc. in 2002, I assist women at home and hospital births. I also actively pursuing my certification through DONA.
Telephone: (207) 754-8875
Email:                                                      Submitted: 6/13/07

Caroline Savory, CD, ALACE - "Caroline Savory Doula"
CarolineWhere: Portland, ME
Description: birth and postpartum doula
Comments: I am certified a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a mother myself! There is nothing I love more than helping a woman and her partner during the birth or postpartum period.
Telephone: 617-694-0057
Webpage: h                     Submitted: 10/29/2008

Jessica Sobey, CD - "Portland Doula"
Where: Portland, Maine
Description: Certified Doula, I have been a doula in the Portland area for seven years. I attend births at Maine Medical, Mercy, Southern Maine Med, St. Mary’s, The Ballard House, and also at Home. I am drawn to the opportunity that birth gives a woman and her family to feel empowered and connected to her potential as a mother. Every birth, every labor, every baby that comes into this world is a miracle and to be a part of that is an indescribable privilege.
Telephone: 207-650-9797
Webpage:                               Submitted: 4/5/2008

Jen Sutter, CD - "Pregnancy Plus"
Augusta, ME.
Labor Support and Birth Photography Services
Telephone: (207) 623-1375
Email:                                        Submitted: 01/31/05

Dawnella Sutton, Birth and Postpartum Doula - "Mothers Moon Natural Pregnancy Care"
Based in Freedom, Maine
Mothers Moon: gentle pregnancy, birthing, post-partum, and breastfeeding support, attachment parenting classes, bellycasting, blessing ways and baby welcoming, pregnancy and birth photography, women's retreats and meditation circles, home crafted organic soaps and candles, jewelry, quilts, silks, art and other natural products.
Webpage:             Submitted: 12/30/05

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Meredith Ball, Baby Nurse - "Babiease, LLC"
MeredithBaltimore/DC Metro area
Description: Baby Nurse and Consulting Services, & Easing the first months...
Comments:   Babiease, a Baby Nurse and Consulting Service serving the Maryland Metro area.  Caring for babies and their family since 1990, singletons to twins and more.  Day or night care.  Consultations.  Supporting breastfeeding, preemie care, feeding difficulties,...Helping the family manage with ease!  CPR Certified.  References available.  Call early for availability.
Webpage:                         Submitted: 12/10/05

Claudia Booker, CD (DONA) (ICTC), CCCE, LLLI BPC and BPCPA - "Birthing Hands of DC", L.L.C.
ClaudiaWhere: Washington, DC metropolitan area
Description: Birthing Hands of DC offers a full range of birthing care and related services to prepare women living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for birth and motherhood.
Comments: Our team of professional English and Spanish speaking doulas and midwife birth assistants provide services in hospital, birth center and home birth settings.  We offer birth doula and post partum doula services; individualized childbirth and pregnancy classes; breastfeeding instruction and support and supplemental pre-natal and post-partum services in English or Spanish; and pre-natal, post partum and infant massage. In addition, we offer various workshops on pregnancy, birth and post partum issues that are geared to expectant parents, birth workers and the birth community. We offer Aqua Doula tub rental for laboring or birthing at home.
Claudia Booker, the founder of Birthing Hands of DC, is a DONA-certified Birth Doula, an ICTC-certified Full Circle Doula (pre-natal and post partum), an experienced midwife birth assistant, a CAPPA-certified childbirth educator and La Leche League International certified breastfeeding peer counselor and is currently pursuing midwifery studies.
Telephone: (202) 236-1764
Email:                                           Submitted: 05/11/08

Dawn Star Borchelt, BA, CRE, CD (BFW) - "Larger Circle"
DawnWhere: Washington, DC metro area including Maryland & Virginia
Description: Doula & Childbirth Educator
Comments: Mentor & Certified Doula through Birthing From Within
Telephone: 301-283-4545
Webpage:                  Submitted: 7/24/2008  Updated: 12/20/2009

Jayne Boyle - "Journey To Health"
JayneAnnapolis, MD
Postpartum Doula
Comments: I am a holistic health practitioner, specializing in natural lifestyle using Herbs, Iridology, Reiki, Nutrition, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. I have recently been trained by DONA as a postpartum doula.
I have 30 years in the holistic health practices and see clients in my home but have added the postpartum doula work to support new families and help them get a healthy, positive start with new baby.
Telephone: 410-647-3524
Address: Arnold, MD
Webpage:                 Submitted: 05/17/05

Kelly Carlstrom, CD(DONA) - "Designed to Birth, LLC"
KellyWhere: Baltimore and surrounding counties and York County, PA
Description: Certified Birth Doula Services
Comments: Your birth experience will greatly benefit by having a doula. My ambition is to educate expectant families so they understand their options, are empowered to voice their decisions so in the end they feel heard and unconditionally supported. Please call or check out my website.
Telephone: 443-519-1520
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 8/26/2008

Gretchen Chapman, RN, MS, FACCE, IBCLC, Certified Hypnotist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner
- "Franklin Square Hospital Center"
Baltimore, MD
Group and private HypnoBirthing Classes; Lamaze Prepared Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding Classes
Telephone: 443-777-8215
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 09/09/04

Jill D. Chasse, MSpsy, MPA, CHt - "Magic of Motherhood"
JillWashington, DC
Comments: Online classes for busy families in prebirth bonding, pregnancy relaxations and visualizations, birthing education, relationship support, child development and babysitting. Additional services include: education, support, counseling, grief/bereavement and program management consulting.
**Great for expecting parents, parents, practitioners, educators, care takers and child development/psychology majors**
Webpage:                  Submitted: 03/20/06

Kenyatta Cline, CD (DONA) - "Butterfly Doula Services"
Maryland: counties Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George's
Certified birth doula
I provide in home labor assistance and hospital support, use a variety of methods to help moms cope with labor: massage, breathing, guided imagery, hot and cold compresses, upright positioning, rebozo, familiar with Bradley, Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, experience working with VBACs, teenagers, first time moms, non-medicated, and pro-epidural moms, love learning about birth and each woman's response to it.
Telephone: home: 410-551-9888, cell: 443-956-5299
Webpage:                     Submitted: 02/13/05

Gail Coats - "Blessed Journeys Postpartum Doula Care"
Postpartum doula, member of CAPPA, 15 years experience with infants
Serving Maryland and Washington, D.C. metro area
Telephone: 301-598-3909
Email:                                              Submitted: 08/11/03

Christie Cooper, CD (CBI) - "Mommacoop's Doula Services"
Where: Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania
Description: Labor/Birth Doula
Comments: 24/7 phone, email, 3 prenatal meetings, entire labor and birth, one post visit 24/7 two weeks before to two weeks after due date
Telephone: 301-573-7726
Webpage:                               Submitted: 05/14/2007

Jo Crawford, CD
Where: Sykesville, MD
Description: Doula
Comments: Also serving throughout Carroll County and surrounding areas.
Webpage:                       Submitted: 2/10/08

Tara Curtis - "The Best Days of Your Life"
Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Anne Arundle counties and Baltimore City.
I am a DONA trained Birth Doula serving the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Webpage:              Submitted: 7/2/2006

Lois Ecker, CLC, CPD - "Love 'N Care, LLC"
Where: Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, N. VA, Beverly Hills, CA, NY
Description: Certified Postpartum Doula, Lactation Consultant, Baby Specialist, Multiples Specialist, Baby Nurses, Nannies,  Certified Etiquette Instructor, Baby Nurse and Nanny Trainer
Comments:   Love 'N Care, LLC is an evidence based company, specializing in breastfeeding and newborn care. We service MD, DC, N. VA., Beverly Hills, CA, and NY. We offer Certified Postpartum Doulas, Certified Lactation Counselors, Lactation Consultants, Newborn Specialist, Multiples Specialist, Baby Nurses, Nannies, Personal Assistants, Housekeepers and Etiquette classes for children ages 4-11. Lois was the first graduate to received her Postpartum Doula Certification from Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and is also certified through NAPCS, and Healthy Children, she has over 30 years experience caring for newborns and infants, including preemies and multiples in a medical setting and private homes. She offers Breastfeeding Consultations, Postpartum Doula Care, and Newborn Consultations.  We help in making the transition into motherhood an easy and positive One. We also offer one on one services for adoptive parents. We are here to help you with all your baby's needs! Love 'N Care, LLC, now has an online baby store. NOTE: We do book early, please call or visit our web site at: and
Telephone: 410-284-8355
Webpage: and          Submitted: 02/12/06

Jessica Groves, AAHCC - "Trusting Our Bodies"
Where: Carroll County, Maryland and Surrounding Area
Description: Bradley childbirth educator and birth doula
Comments: Give your baby the best start by preparing your body, mind and family for an amazing birth experience!  Sign up today for Bradley childbirth classes and birth doula services!
Webpage:                                                    Submitted:  6/15/07

Allison Harris, NCTMB,LMT,CD(DONA)
- "Kairos Holistic Healing Arts Birth Support Services"
Where: Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia
Description: Labour support and postpartum doula services, prebirth counseling, childbirth education
Comments: Kairos doulas are certified through Dona, Doulas of North America, or CAPPA. Some doulas are also nationally certified, and state licensed massage therapists. Allison Harris was formerly the original doula program coordinator, and in charge of the perinatal grief and loss program at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring Maryland, and also started the therapeutic massage program at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville Maryland.
Personal notes: Our doulas respect the significance of the birth of a new child, and subsequent life changes for all family members. The presence of our doula will in no way diminish the father's role or participation in the birth. Kairos doulas are there primarily for the mother, but will also assist the father, by offering suggestions for ways he can support the mother, explaining the stages and progress of her labor, and making sure the father is never left feeling helpless, wanting to support the mother and not knowing what to do. Our doulas are there to be a liaison between the parents and the clinical staff, keeping lines of communication open, making sure parents receive all the explanations, and information from the clinical staff they need, to empower them to be in control of and make decisions regarding their body and their birth. Kairos doulas are committed to bringing babies into the world in an atmosphere of joy, love, caring, and respect. Our professional doulas, are women serving women, through non-judgmental, unconditional, nurturing; physical, emotional, and educational support and love.
Telephone: 240-631-8868
Webpage:                      Submitted: 02/12/2006

Ann Israel, MA, LCCE, ERYT, FACCE - "Yoga For Moms"
Where: Baltimore, Maryland and surrounding areas
Description: Private, personalized childbirth education classes, private prenatal yoga classes and group prenatal yoga classes, postpartum doula
Comments: Lamaze certified since 1993, my classes are evidence based and available at your convenience. I've worked with over 1400 pregnant women and their families.
Telephone: 410-916-9450
Webpage:                   Submitted: 5/6/2010

Jacqueline Joseph,CD (DONA), CPD (CAPPA) and HypnoBirthing Instructor
Baltimore, Maryland
Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula and HypnoBirthing Instructor
Telephone: 410-254-1240
Address: 3117 White Avenue Baltimore, Md. 21214
Email:                                  Submitted: 10/19/03

Melody Pershyn Kisor, BA, EMT, CBE -  "The Baby Duck Childbirth Education"
Perinatal health educator, specializing in preconceptions, natural childbirth and infant safety.
Alexandria, VA - Virginia, Maryland, DC
Childbirth educators at The Baby Duck strive to provide complete support for families before, during and after pregnancy. We teach many childbirth and parenting philosophies and encourage families to find what works best for their individual needs. Special encouragement for natural childbirth and breastfeeding.
Webpage:                     Submitted: 02/24/04

Tracey Kraft, CD - "From the Start Doulas"
Certified Doula
Labor and Postpartum doula services in Baltimore, Maryland and surrounding areas
We are committed to providing you with the most compassionate doulas to assist you in labor. Birth is something that will be remembered FOREVER! Why not make it a wonderful, positive experience. For more information please contact us. We would love to speak with you.
Telephone: 410-529-1863
Email:                                  Submitted: 11/15/03

Jennifer  MacGregor, CD
Certified Doula and Photographer
Organization: ALACE
Services offered in Maryland (Baltimore county and surrounding counties) Pennsylvania ( York and surrounding counties)
I am a brand new doula with a passion for birth, and a big heart. I believe all families deserve a wonderful beginning, and a satisfying birth experience. I would love to be the doula to help you accomplish this. I am currently working towards certification through ALACE.
Telephone: (717)-227-9904 in Pennsylvania and (410)292-8339 in Maryland 717-246-6606
Email:                                          Submitted: 07/12/04

Shannon McDunnell, CLE, CIMI, CCCE, CD, LLLL, and a student Midwife
- "Blessed Beginnings Parent Education and Doula Services"
York, Harrisburg, Hanover, Hershey, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster PA. and Towson, White Marsh, Hunt Valley and Owings Mills Maryland
Labor Doula, Lactation Classes and Counseling, Belly Casting, Infant Massage Classes, Childbirth Education Classes, Pregnancy Massage, Free Monthly Birth Meetings, Doppler Rentals and Slings
My goal is to help provide women the resources they need to discover the type of birth experience that they want! I am honored each and every time I get to be a part of the birth of a new life!  Telephone: (443)703-9887   Located inside Holistic Haven: A Natural Wellness Center
Webpage:                         Submitted: 02/06/05

Jennifer McGeehan, CD (DONA), Co-Director Baltimore Birth Circle - "Birthing Baltimore Doula Service"
Central Maryland including Baltimore, Annapolis and DC
Birthing Baltimore offers birth and post partum doula services and private childbirth education classes.
I strive to offer my clients the highest level of care, compassion and advocacy. "A doula is that little voice sitting on your shoulder reminding you of all the things you learned in childbirth class that you will never remember in labor" Jennifer McGeehan, CD (DONA), The Baltimore Sun.
Trust Yourself, Trust Nature, Trust Birth!
Telephone: 443-929-2046
Email:                                  Submitted: 02/21/04

Harriet McMahon, Ph.D., CHT, CRT, - "Creative Growth & Healing/Seven Nustas"
HarrietColumbia, Maryland
Description: Teacher of Childbirth Education specializing in HypnoBirthing
Comments: I teach small groups and individual couples how to enjoy a safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization, and proper breathing. Classes include techniques to eliminate fear and tension and other tools and materials for the mother-to-be and her birthing companion to use.
Telephone: 410-381-0808
Webpage:                     Submitted: 09/02/05

Garrette Martin-Yeboah, LCCE, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
Organization: - "My Lambs: Making Your Lamaze Birth Special, LLC"
Where: Baltimore, MD
Description: Childbirth Educator
Comments: Provider of Childbirth Education Classes. One Day Childbirth Preparation Classes and Refresher Classes.  Infant Massage
Telephone: 443-622 4735
Address: PO Box 43481  Baltimore, MD  21236
Webpage:                                 Submitted: 31/03/2007

Jamillah Nasir - "Woman's Work Birth and Family Support Services"
Childbirth Educator, Group Facilitator, Birth Attendant (Doula), Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Baltimore, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Surrounding Areas
Individual and Group Childbirth Education Sessions, Birth Plan Preparation, Comfort measures during labor and childbirth, parenting support groups, etc.
At Woman's Work, we combine traditional wisdom with years of professional training and practical experience in the art of birthing to support and encourage you in creating a safe and satisfying birth experience. We believe that it is every woman's birthright to give birth from a place of comfort and confidence, empowered to meet the challenges and joys of new motherhood.
Telephone: 410-493-8042 Cell phone or page me at 410-839-7058. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Email:                         Submitted: 11/17/03

Sue Opdyke, CLD - "Chesapeake Birth Companions"
Baltimore and surrounding counties
Description: Labor and Postpartum Doula Services
Comments: 1-2 Pre-Natal visits in your home or other place to discuss birth options, create your birth wish list,  just to get to know you and your family Labor and birth Doula Care at your location choice.  24/7 availability 2 weeks before and 1 week after your EDD, Use of Birth Ball and other items during Labor (you may bring your own ball or find out if hospital has one) UCHC & GBMC do have a birth ball, Music therapy during labor, Aromatherapy, Light massage to feet, arms, hands, neck, scalp and back. No deep tissue massage.  Minimum 1 hour stay with you and your new baby after delivery.  Birth Diary - with pictures if available (not available till at least 6 weeks post partum) will be mailed to your home. 1 post partum visit 2 weeks after you arrive home (optional). Breastfeeding Support for the weeks following birth . Referrals if necessary to outside lactation consultant.
Telephone: (443) 421-1640
Address: 12008 Jerusalem Rd Kingsville, MD
Webpage:                                  Submitted: 07/01/05   Updated:  08/14/07

Tina and Matt Overton, AAHCC - "BirthLilly"
Organization: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth®
Where: Carroll County, Maryland
Description: Husband and Wife taught Bradley Method Childbirth Classes and Labor Support, Childbirth educator, Labor assistant, Reiki master
Comments: Matt and I teach the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth (R) from our home in Sykesville. I've worked for many of our families as a doula, bringing my work as a Reiki Master into each birth to strive for a very positive birthing experience. Take the Method proven to work. Bradley moms having vaginal birth have an almost 90% rate of totally unmedicated birth. Learn how you can stay low-risk through education, nutrition, and relaxation.
Telephone: 410-552-0558
Webpage:                                         Submitted:  6/18/07   Updated: 3/19/2008

Denise Roe - "Metropolitan Doula Inc
Where: Arlington Virginia Washington Dc metro area
Description: Postpartum Doula Services Lactation services New born Care Specialist
Comments: I provide in Hospital and Home Postpartum Doula services Lactation Consultations Twins expert premies Breastfeeding and sleeping Schedules to help your New Born to sleep through the night
Telephone: 703 243 3822
Address: 1600 N OAK ST  #906 Arlington, VA 22209

Jamie Rubin - "Be Shaah Tovah" - In Due Time - Childbirth Services
Doula- Childbirth International (CBI)
Pikesville, Maryland
Doula and Educator in training, Specialized in Jewish legal issues (halacha)
We specialize in providing prenatal, labor, and postpartum support for expectant women and their families in the greater Pikesville area. We are sensitive to halachic issues facing Jewish couples, happy to assist all women, regardless of background, and strive to make your birth experience one you will remember always! Will attend births at any hospital, birth center, or home, with any care provider. Very reasonable rates, payment plans always available. Please call or email for more info and a free phone consultation!
Telephone: 410 653 7577
Webpage:                         Submitted: 02/13/04

Cindy Sauerwein, CD (DONA) - "Chesapeake Birth Companions"
CindyWhere: Baltimore - Harford - Cecil - Annapolis Regions - Washington, DC
Services: Chesapeake Birth Companions offers the women of Maryland complete birth and postpartum doula services. Compassionate, experienced support when you need it most: before, during, and after birth! Please visit our website to learn more about doula options.
Information: Please visit our website or call (443) 254-3138
Webpage:                 Submitted: 12/30/02    Updated: 08/14/07

Holly Schmidt - "Mothering Mommies, LLC"
Where: The greater Baltimore area
Description: We offer bed rest support, birth and postpartum doulas, sibling care during birth, breastfeeding support, non-medical surgical recovery care for moms in the home, catering for baby celebrations, and prenatal and postpartum massage
Comments: Caring, non-medical, non-judgmental, customized and empathetic support for families. We hire and train only the most special, empathetic and caring women to serve mothers in their time of need! Our doulas are trained, insured, experienced and CPR certified.
Telephone: 410-256-0396
Webpage:                      Submitted: 10/30/07

Dawn Single, CD (DONA) - "Chesapeake Birth Companions"
Baltimore co. and city, Harford co. Baltimore, Maryland
Birth Doula, I support women and daddies in natural and planned epidural births.
Telephone: (410) 608-5991
Email:                    Submitted: 02/13/04  Updated:  08/14/07

Rachel Silber, CCE, CD, CD(DONA), CLE, CPD, CPDT - "Beautiful Births"
RachelPotomac, Maryland.
Beautiful Births Services: Childbirth education, doula services, birth ball sales, rentals, Maya wrap sales. I also intend for my site to be a resource for doulas around the world. I offer childbirth education classes, labor and postpartum doula services, lactation education support, belly casting and perinatal consulting in the Potomac, Maryland area. I also offer postpartum doula trainings in the Maryland suburbs of the DC metro area, and am available to travel to other areas as well.
I am a mother of two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. I decided to become a childbirth educator and doula when I was pregnant with my first child.
I want to share the wonder, awe and beauty that are inherent in pregnancy and birth. I find it sad that many women do not revel in their pregnancies and cannot wait to "get the baby out of my body". I remember loving every kick and flutter, knowing that I was part of the endless cycle of life... almost like a taste of immortality.
I had gestational diabetes with both babies, requiring close supervision for added complications. Although labeled as such, I never considered myself "high-risk". I believed in my ability to carry and birth my babies. I want to share that confidence and sense of pride with less assured women.
I have also been recently diagnosed as full-fledged Type 2 Diabetic. Because of my personal history, I have chosen to specialize in "high-risk" pregnancies, particularly gestational, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
I have had the privilege of working with women with many different types of "high-risk" and special needs pregnancies. I feel that these women need the love and unconditional support that a doula can provide.  Telephone:  (301) 412-8847
Webpage:                  Submitted: 12/06/02  Updated:  8/14/07

Barbara Stratton, ALACE trained doula - "WomanCare Doula Service"
Baltimore / DC and beyond
Description: Birth and postpartum doula.
Comments: Birth and postpartum doula service. Baltimore Chapter Leader for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). WIC Breastfeeding peer counselor. Former full-time enviro-safe housecleaner. Mother and excellent cook. Experienced with multiples. Lesbian moms welcome.
Telephone: 410-483-3202
Email:                          Submitted: 01/10/06

Lauren Dawson Strebel, CD (DONA) - "LDS Doula Services"
LaurenWhere: Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Frederick, and Howard Counties, Maryland.
Description: Labor Doula
Comments: I trust in birth. Women have been giving birth for many centuries and women's bodies were designed to deliver and care for babies.
Even though medicine can make the experience more pleasant and is sometimes necessary, I believe good things come with hard work and perseverance. I also understand and believe that medicine can be very beneficial for many women in certain situations.
My role is to support you in whatever decision you may choose.
I am the mother of a fantastic son, born in 2002. He, along with my own fantastic doula, is the inspiration for my interest in the field of childbirth. My childbirth experience was wonderful and I had a superb Midwife. I nursed for a year and experienced all the ups and downs of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
Webpage:                                          Submitted:  08/13/07

Jennifer Sugar - "Jen The Doula"
Where: Eldersburg Maryland Carroll, Baltimore, and Howard Counties
Description: Labor Support and Postpartum Doula
Comments: I attend home, hospital, and birth center births.  I am a La Leche League Leader and can help with breastfeeding.  I consider it an honor to accompany a couple in their journey to parenthood.
Webpage:                                    Submitted: 6/4/2008

Kelly Troy, Maternal/Child RN, CCE, CBC - "Chesapeake Birth Companions"
KellyWhere: Annapolis, MD
Description: Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Breastfeeding Counselor.
Comments:   I provide private childbirth education in the clients home.  Currently I teach childbirth education classes at our local hospital (AAMC).  I love teaching childbirth, but my passion is helping a couple adjust to their new life with a baby.  My husband and I are originally from New York.  When we had our first child seven years ago, we did not have any family support here in Maryland.  The adjustment to life with a newborn was a very difficult transition for us.  We could have used the support and assistance that a postpartum doula would provide.  This is why I have chosen to become a postpartum doula.  I have over eight years of  nursing experience caring for newborns and mommies during the postpartum period.  I also have eight years of experience assisting moms and babies with nursing.  I am a mother to three children, ages 2 through 7.  All of my children were breastfed successfully for a period of at least 10 months and as long as 20 months.  I can help you fit breastfeeding into almost any busy schedule.  I absolutely LOVE caring for newborns and moms.
Webpage:        Submitted: 02/19/06     Updated: 08/15/07

Chinyere Tucker - "Traditional Birthing Services"
ChinyereWhere: Washington, DC, Baltimore and Surrounding Metropolitan Areas
Description: Childbirth Education, Belly Art (Casting, Painting, Henna), Blessingway Ceremonies
Comments: Traditional Birthing Services is a family based business providing expecting families with affordable educational, cultural and artistic services from an African-Centered perspective.
TBS strives to infuse ancestral cultural traditions with modern information to help you create the birthing experience you want!
Telephone: 443-865-0989; 202-787-1877
Webpage: h                                  Submitted: 05/05/08

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