The Amazing Births & Beyond Philosophy

We are facilitating amazing births by offering HypnoBirthing, doula services, and more in Miami, Miami Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Aventura, Boca Raton and beyond! Contact us today for a free consult.

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Many times in our culture we are programmed to believe that birth is dangerous, difficult and abnormal. At Amazing Births™ we believe in women and their ability to birth normally and with ease. We understand the importance of support and guidance in making birth a positive lifetime memory.

There is much more to the birthing process than just the physical act of giving birth. We understand that childbirth is fundamentally a spiritual, as well as a physical achievement. When we connect with our birthing instincts and the innate intelligence of our bodies, we are able to welcome our babies into the world in a positive atmosphere of calm and joy. We must remember that the birth of a child is the ultimate perfection of human love.

Meet the woman behind Amazing Births & Beyond:

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Dr. Vivian Keeler

Dr. Keeler is a Chiropractic Physician, Certified Doula (DONA), HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator,and Certified Hypnotist whose focus is on the care of pregnant women and their families. By encouraging women to trust in their bodies and educating them so that they may make informed choices, she empowers them to have healthier, safer and more positive childbirth experiences. Dr. Vivian is known for bringing an aura of calmness to the birth place and for sharing her wisdom with gentle kindness. Dr. Keeler was awarded the HypnoBirthing Institute’s Diamond Award in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of HypnoBirthing and has  been named Vice President of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She has traveled nationally and internationally certifying birth professionals to teach HypnoBirthing. She is certified in the Webster Technique and has attended post graduate education hours in Chiropractic pediatrics. Dr. Vivian is the founder of Amazing Births and Beyond and is the co creator of several training programs. She has been featured in numerous articles about Chiropractic and Pregnancy, HypnoBirthing and Doula Services.

E-mail: Vivian@amazingbirthsandbeyond.com or Office: 954-610-9754

Meet our amazing doulas…

Caroline

Caroline is originally from Luxembourg/Europe. She speaks fluent in German, French, English and Spanish. She has worked as medical assistant and continues to work in solo practice as a massage therapist in the South Miami area. She has had a loyal following of clients for over 20 years. She is a certified Aromatherapist, ACAM Practitioner, Reiki Master certified as IARP teacher, Infant massage instructor, DONA certified birth and postpartum Doula, and is currently finishing lactation educator studies.
Consistently staying informed about the science of essential oil therapy, acupressure techniques during labor, and the use of TENS unit during labor for which she also has received her certification. Making her own Kombucha and tinctures is another area of expertise that involves continued research. As a former athletic coach, distance runner and triathlete she still values the time she can swim and hike. She has a son and a daughter who are parents themselves. Caroline was present at the births of her 3 grandchildren who are 5 and 3 years of age. Caroline has recently retired from active birth work but is available for back up when needed.

 

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Pamela

As a licensed Massage Therapist with over twenty years of experience, Pamela’s focus has been on Mother Massage, Infant Massage, as well as massage of clients with developmental and physical disabilities. As a Doula for the past two years she enjoys bringing her knowledge of herbal remedies and essential oils together with her massage experience to help support the entire experience of the birth family.

Sharon

Sharon Hamilton, L.M., L.M.T., began educating and supporting women in pregnancy after experiencing her own three pregnancies and births.  Her pregnancies lit a spark in her that led to a passionate desire to educate other women and support them on their journey to motherhood.  Her babies were delivered naturally and breastfed.  Sharon has been a doula for over forty years.  She believes strongly in Informed Consent for all health care recipients and teaches people an acronym that is helpful.  Use your BRAINS when seeking medical and healthcare advice.  What are the Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, Indications, No, I don’t want that, Sequelae.

Sharon also practices as a Licensed Midwife,(Lic.# MW16) and Massage Therapist(Lic.#MA3981).  She has been licensed in Florida as a Midwife and Massage Therapist since 1986 and 1982 respectively.  She is certified in Infant Massage and Mother Massage, and Aromatherapy and she has training in multiple childbirth education methods, including Hypnobirthing.  As a Midwife, Sharon has years of experience that provides not only medical knowledge but wisdom.  As a Massage Therapist, she is trained in the use of Hydrotherapy, Aromatherapy and Massage. She urges all women planning hospital birth to have a doula, someone on your team with experience who is with you constantly helping you to relax, release and to feel comfortable in the environment of the hospital. Sharon provides doula services exclusively for moms planning hospital delivery.  Sharon is a midwife to moms planning home and birth center births.

One of the many things Sharon loves is, teaching.  She teaches our WaterBirth Information Class as well as classes for doulas and parents.

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Trudie

I was born in the U.K. I am married and have two children, both born naturally in a beautiful little cottage hospital in Cheshire, England.

I moved to the U.S.A. in 1991 and finally settled in South Florida in 2002. It was here that I picked up a South Florida parenting magazine that was filled with birthing statistics. I was shocked and amazed at how birthing had changed since I had my children! I was particularly alarmed at the C-section rate in South Florida, OVER 50%. In fact, one hospital held the record of “highest number of C- sections” in the entire country! It was at that moment my journey began. Working with mommies and babies was to be my calling.

As a birth doula, I have had the honor and privilege of welcoming over a hundred babies into this world. I have also had the pleasure of teaching parents the art of relaxation through HypnoBirthing, guiding parents over those initial hurdles of bringing baby home, helping parents recognize and understand baby’s body language and the beautiful art of infant massage. For those that don’t have the time to attend my class or just need the odd reminder, I have starred in and produced an Instructional DVD: The Trifecta of Infant Massage. This includes step by step visual and auditory instructions on three individual routines; full body massage, a simple routine to assist with easing colic and a fun gentle stretch exercise for you and your baby to enjoy. I am also in the process of having my first book published “Around the Womb in two hundred and eighty days”.

 

 

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Michelle

Michelle learned Hypnobirthing in 2011 for the birth of her daughter and has been practicing it’s philosophy ever since. Michelle received her professional doula training from HypnoBirthing International and focuses on cultivating confidence for women and their families. She supports  both mother and baby to birth in hospital, birthing center, or home birth. Michelle regularly attends education and events at Amazing Births & Beyond.

 

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Tyhenna (Ty)

Tyhenna (Ty) is a massage Therapist specializing in pregnancy and infant massage, Aromatherapy and is a Reiki Master as well as a Doula. Ty has a passion for helping others feel their best and has an extraordinary touch coupled with unending compassion.

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Joy

Joy is a birth doula and proponent of gentle living. Her training includes courses with the HypnoBirthing Institute and the Birth Institute. As a doula, Joy supports you and your baby’s well being by providing valuable information and a grounding presence. She feels deeply grateful to be able to serve women and their families during the transformative time of pregnancy and birth. Joy looks forward to going on your unique journey with you.

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Stephanie 

Stephanie was born and raised in South Florida, and became passionate about childbirth after experiencing the natural labor and birth of her son. The desire to help other women achieve a safer and healthier birth led her to discover the wonderful community that has been fostered by Amazing Births and Beyond. She is the oldest of eight children, and grew up helping to care for her siblings. She loves the ocean and her favorite activities include snorkeling, surfing and kayaking.

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Eyla

From a young age Eyla was always drawn to work surrounding women and the the miraculous experience of labor. She learned early, that a woman should have the right to experience the joys of labor and the miraculous transition from being a woman to becoming a mom in whatever way she desires. 
Originally from Santa Cruz California Eyla holds degree from Bennington College where she studied Photography and Anthropology. Her photography and work examines cultures around the world and their varying birth practices. Eyla has been inspired and motivated to support women through this endeavor and also to document these momentous occasions with her camera. 
Currently Eyla works as a birth and documentary style newborn photographer, she is a DONA certification Birth Doula and also specializes in Lactation Support.  
Whether you choose to birth at a hospital, home or birth center she will offer support and encouragement that is tailored to what you need and value for your third and fourth trimester.
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Courtney

In over ten years of practice, Courtney has become a dedicated teacher, studying with the most well respected movement teachers in the South Florida community, and leading vinyasa yoga classes that combine classic asana postures and strength building poses with a focus on both the dynamics of alignment and subtleties of posture, to create a practice that leads to greater ease and fluidity of movement. Courtney also teaches at several Montessori and private schools, and parenting support centers, leading Prenatal, Mom & Tot, and Baby & Me, and Kid’s Classes.

She leads kids yoga teacher trainings and contributes to 200 hour teacher training programs where she teaches modules on Anatomy of Movement, PrenatalYoga, and KidsYoga Instruction.

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Esther March Singleton
Esther has over 27 years of experience in the childbirth and breastfeeding field. Her passion for the profession began first-hand by the onset of motherhood. Fueled by the priceless self-accomplishment of achieving successful exclusive breastfeeding for all three of her children; Esther has stopped at nothing to express her desire and purpose of educating, facilitating, and assisting mothers & organizations all over the Country to learning more about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Esther has her degrees in nursing specializing in Maternal and Child Health, Business and Health Care Administration / Management. Esther is a registered nurse, IBCLC, and Certified Lactation Educator™ and Childbirth Educator. Esther serves as the Florida Department of Health Broward County WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, President of Broward County Breastfeeding Coalition, and faculty for the CAPPA CLE© program.

Esther list of awards and accomplishments extend from various organizations, individuals, as well as personal conquests. This led her on a personal quest to fulfill a vision of a ‘better maternal equipped community’ to open, own, & manage A Mother’s Choice Childbirth and Breastfeeding Services for 22 years. After making her mark on the community, Esther decided to join forces with the state and build the community from a federal perspective. She established the Florida Department of Health Broward County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in 2003. Esther has been awarded the 2013 Florida Department of Health Davis Productivity Award for implementing innovative ideas to improved staff education and training. Esther was awarded the Gold WIC Loving Support Award of Excellence for Breastfeeding Support and Practices and the Certificate of Appreciation from the USDA in 2015. With Esther’ leadership and management, In 2016 NACCHO (National Association of County & City Health Officials) recognized the Florida Department of Health Broward WIC Peer Counselor’s program as one of the Model community practices provided a diversity of peer or professional-led lactation support services which increased breastfeeding rates in the community.

In her private time, Esther is a very committed individual to her commitment and belief in God, believing that we all have a deeper part to play in our time here on Earth. She enjoys spending time with her family and having long walks on the beach. In addition, enjoys bike riding for its great health benefits.

Esther teaches our breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support groups.