Central Florida Doula Referal Network
There are afew things adoula is not. She is not acting as a nurse or midwife, so she does not provide clinical care such as doing examinations on you or checking your baby’s heartbeat. The support a doula provides fits together with, but does not replace,the care of your doctor, midwife, or nurses. Doulas do not make decisions for you, or speak for you. This is your birth, your baby, your life! A doula supports you by providing information and explanations you may want about your choices, but it’s always you who decides what’s best for you. Doulas make a difference! The research has shown that having a doula at your birth can make a real difference to the outcome. The risk of an emergency cesarean is reduced, as well as the chances of other interventions happening like epesiotomy and assisted delivery. How a mother interacts with her baby, her satisfaction with her birth and her relationship with her partner are all rated significantly higher with women who have had a doula compared to those who have not!
Doulas We Love
My name is Tirzah Hochreiter. I am a mother and doula. I have had the privilege of working with several women and their families, as well as our area’s midwives and doctors since 2008. I became a doula after giving birth to my wonderful daughter, and realized the lack of emotional and physical support I received from my care provider made a moment that–although was still full of joy–less than what it should have been. I realized that every woman deserves to have someone by their side that is not only knowledgeable about the process of child birth, but confident in them and their ability to birth their child. Visit Tirzah at http://www.getnurtured.com
CAPPA trained Doula, Childbirth Educator and Lactation Specialist, Postpartum Doula
Serving all families birthing in Volusia, Flagler and St. Johns counties (hospitals, birth centers, and home)
Alison Kate Serra
My name is Ashley Jass and I am a certified Doula, through DONA International (see www.dona.org for more information) in Central Florida. I am happily married to an incredible man, and I have two bright spirited sons. I love motherhood, and being able to stay at home with my boys. I have had a special interest in pregnancy and childbirth since I was very young. I know that the birth of a baby is incredible moment for everyone involved. It is humanity in its most sacred, most raw moment. I cannot help but be in incredible awe of the entire process from conception to delivery. It is both beautiful and thrilling to me.
As a doula I help families understand the risks and benefits of each medical intervention. I am committed to serving families objectively, in their personal choices. I know that every birth is as different as every mother and every child; my role is to serve you as you embark on this special journey, which will be unique to you and your baby!
Through becoming a Doula, I hope to take my passion for women and infant health and use it in service. To serve is at the very core of what “Doula” means. It is my privilege to serve families during this special time, and my hope is that my service will make the memories of the birth of their child even more precious. Find out more at http://www.AMJDoula.com
Serving Central Florida families
Sheri Hughes – Baby Bliss 407.227.7240
I am a Doula in the Orlando area, all hospitals, Birthing center, waterbirth, and home births. I have been a Doula since 1997.
also offer post-partum care services for Mom and babies. I have experience with twins. I am also a lactation counselor.
I am also an LMT with 20 years experience with a Certification in Pregnancy Massage. Infant Massage, Cranial Sacral and Reiki Practitioner and Healer.
My area of service is Orlando, Florida and surrounding vicinities.
Laura is a registered yoga instructor, professional belly dancer, certified doula, and holistic child birth educator. She offers both birth and post partum doula. Laura also offers private and group classes in vinyasa and pre/post natal yoga and belly dance. She teaches natural child birth education with a full spectrum birth education that draws on the wisdom and techniques of yoga and belly dance.
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