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bullet Alabama:

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

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

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

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:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stephanie Soderblom, AZCBE AZCD CCCE CD(DONA) CLD CAAC CBC -"Nurturing Hearts Birth Services"
Where: Phoenix Arizona
Description: Apprentice Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Counselor, Doula and Childbirth Educator Trainer, Pregnancy/Birth Photographer
StephanieComments: 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

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

bullet California:

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

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

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

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

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  Updated: 08/29/2016

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

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

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: 09/06/2001

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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 



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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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