Certified Birth Doulas & Postpartum Doulas

Doulas serving South Florida

Birth Doula / Labor Doula

We support births in all Hospitals, Birth Centers, and at Home in Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Amazing Births Certified Birth Doulas will go the extra mile to make your birth experience wonderful. Whether you choose a natural or medicated path, our doulas will support you every step of the way in achieving your desired birth. Amazing Births Doulas will:

  • Provide a wide range of caring, non-clinical, and highly beneficial techniques that include physical comfort measures and emotional support before, during, and after birth.
  • Understand the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor.
  • Access helpful information for the expectant, laboring, and postpartum parent/s to assist in their decision making.
  • Work in cooperation with physicians, midwives, nurses, and the partners and families of laboring and postpartum women.
  • Facilitate communication between the laboring woman, her partner, and clinical care providers.
  • Recognize that childbirth is a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life. Thus, doulas help nurture and protect the woman’s memory of her birth experience.

Investment – $1,500

Postpartum Doula

All Amazing Birth and Beyond doulas agree to provide non-medical, physical, and emotional support and light household assistance after the birth of your baby. 

A doula will be on-call for the birth of Client’s baby beginning one (1) week prior to the baby’s due date.  The doula will help Client with self-recovery measures, give information on mother and baby care, help Client to learn to care for and feed the new baby, cook breakfast and/or one other light nutritious meal a day, and offer basic household assistance, limited to grocery shopping, infant’s laundry, changing linens and dishwashing. 

Investment $40 per hour – minimum of 4 hours per day

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION.

Please include your EDD (estimated due date), birthing location, and your 3 preferred doulas from those listed below.

Meet Our Doulas

Courtney Just

Courtney Just

Birth Doula | Yoga Instructor | HypnoBirthing Instructor

As a mama of two, I know firsthand the power of birth and the transformative magic that it holds, having been supported by my partner and my doula throughout both. And so, I consider myself fortunate to assist other women during this time in their lives, directing them toward knowledge, reminding them of their body’s innate intelligence, and holding space with them on their journey. I believe that birth is an extraordinary process of becoming that empowers women and families.

As a doula, I provide emotional and physical support for women throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery process, and work with each family to help them plan and carry out their own unique birth vision, so families have an incredible and awe-inspiring birth experience. How women birth matters, and feeling heard, understood, and supported throughout pregnancy, during labor, and postpartum is essential.  My calm, nurturing, and lighthearted intuitive energy help me attune to each laboring mama I serve. My background in yoga, somatic practices, breathwork, and evidence-based research all inform my approach to birthing, and my work as a certified doula and HypnoBirthing instructor, allow me to help women have a more peaceful and informed pregnancy and birth.

Mariela Cervens

Mariela Cervens

Postpartum & Birth Doula | Lactation Consultant

Being a doula is my passion. I do not feel that I work as a Doula for a living, I just am a Doula. And that means that any important situation for women is also important for me since the most relevant part of a doula’s work is to support the mother-to-be in all her emotions in a respectful way, without judgments & very closely. It’s also my job to help her dissipate her doubts and fears. I dedicate my time to the mother, creating a special connection between the two of us. Finally and naturally, we become confidants, as friends and sisters … my role is not to judge the mother, just make her feel like a woman, a Goddess, a creator, and a wild mammal. My passion lies in educating women about how incredible they are, the amazing things their bodies are capable of, how to trust their intuition, and how to exercise their rights.

Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman

Postpartum & Birth Doula | Lactation Counselor

Hello, I’m Jennifer and my experience and love as a birth worker hails from the Country of Australia, a leader in maternal health care. After the awe-inspiring birth of my daughter, I became a doula through the Australian Doula College in 2010 and a Calm Birth Practitioner. I’m also a postpartum doula- specializing in wound care after circumcision and overnight respite. More recently, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor and on a weekly basis work with families at a tongue tie clinic in Coral Gables; I know the extra breastfeeding support and knowledge in those early days is so helpful.

Esther McCant

Esther McCant

Birth Doula

A married and experienced mom to four boys, Esther believes her role is to assist mothers in transitioning from womanhood  to motherhood so they can be confident parents who can breastfeed and mother well. Dads love that with her knowledge before the birth, they “walk into it knowing exactly how to help” their partner labor well.

Professional development is a huge part of her life so she’s also a Certified​ ​Lactation Counselor (2018), Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified (2019), CPR/BLS certification (2019)

Carla Valina

Carla Valina

Birth Doula

My name is Carla; I was born and raised in Argentina, and that’s exactly where my passion for birth was born.

It was after witnessing the miracle of my brother’s birth that I truly understood the power, magic, and strength of women.

As a Birth Doula and Placenta Specialist, my mission is to do everything in my power to make your dream birth come true, whatever that dream birth may be! It truly is that simple.

I am 100% committed to applying natural ways to coping with pain during labor. Those methods include breathing techniques, hydrotherapy, counterpressure, massages, changing positions, visualization, and meditation among other things.

However, I fully respect and support women who prefer or are open to undergoing certain medical interventions during labor and birth, and I am just as committed to supporting, encouraging, educating, and protecting those women to the best of my abilities as well.

Oftentimes families underestimate the importance of postpartum care for both the mother and the child.

The ongoing changes in the mother’s body during pregnancy, labor, and birth are not quite over after the baby is born so it is crucial for women and families to take postpartum care very seriously. This is why I fell head over heels in love with the unique, ancient, and powerful effects of placenta consumption.

Sharon Hamilton

Sharon Hamilton

Birth Doula L.M., L.M.T. Lactation Consultant

Sharon 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). She has training in multiple childbirth education methods. As a Midwife, Sharon has years of experience that provide not only medical knowledge but wisdom.

Stephanie Purdy

Stephanie Purdy

Birth Doula| HypnoBirthing Instructor

Stephanie was born and raised in South Florida, and became passionate about childbirth after experiencing the natural labor and birth of her son. Becoming a  certified Birth Doula in 2016 led her to discover the wonderful community that has been fostered by Amazing Births and Beyond.

Empowering women through education and support is central in her practice as a  doula. She believes that every woman deserves to be heard and seen during their pregnancy and birth and ensuring continuous care for mothers will achieve safer and healthier births.

Celina Rajkumar

Celina Rajkumar

Birth & Postpartum Doula | Childbirth Educator | Breastfeeding Counselor

My name is Celina Rajkumar. I am a dedicated, energetic, and honest Graduate of Midwifery school. I am also a trained Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Breastfeeding Counselor. I graduated from Nursing school in 2016 and have extensive experience will all aspects of childbirth and childcare services. I have over 1700 booked clinical hours and over 340 documented births. I love children, I believe they are the future and we need, we must, we have to nurture them now..I was inspired to become a Midwife after knowing that my great-great grandmother, great grandmother, and grandmother were also Midwives on their journey to Trinidad and Tobago from India in 1845. I began my training in Midwifery in 2010 at the International School of Midwifery in Miami, Florida.

I first began my journey by completing my Doula training course in 2012. I decided to advance and continued my birth education by completing my Associate’s Degree in Midwifery in 2014, and my Nursing education in 2016 at The International Institute of Health Care Professionals in Boca Raton, Florida. I have apprenticed and assisted with many South Florida Midwives and various birthing centers.

Celina has been offering informative and empowering support for women throughout labor, birth, and beyond the postpartum period. As well as opened and owned a Daycare facility since 2017.

Brittany Touris

Brittany Touris

Birth & Postpartum Doula | Childbirth Educator | Author

Brittany is a doula, birth educator, and published author with a background and focus in community outreach and education. Her goal is to redefine the way we think about reproductive health to be more inclusive, holistic, and choice-centered. Brittany is available for postpartum services.

Whittney Hester

Whittney Hester

Postpartum Doula | Certified Lactation Educator

Hello, I am Whittney, my credentials are as follows… a post-partum doula (2012), certified lactation educator (2012), breastfeeding advocate (2007), gardener(2013), herbalist(2014), and mother of 5 beautiful children. My journey as a doula began almost 13 years ago… My experience of becoming a mother really directed me to the path to this line of work that was destined for me. My passion is to educate, empower, and support mothers during one of the most important stages which is the post partum stage. Birth is a tremendous and transformative labor of love, ripe with both challenges and rewards. I believe in the immense power of a positive birth experience and a strong support system in the post partum stage allows women and men to begin parenthood with joy and confidence, knowing they had the best experience possible. My goal is to help parents create positive memories of caring for their newborn regardless of the challenges that arise. I provide a holistic approach for my families by providing aromatherapy, natural products for mother and baby, therapeutic plants, and essential oils is always in my doula kit!. I am passionate about offering non-judgmental and individualized support of a family’s choices surrounding the environment, intentions, and care during the post-partum time. With an attentive and wholehearted presence, I aid families with physical and emotional comfort measures, new born education, breastfeeding education & techniques, communication with both parents involvement with their new blessing. I truly feel blessed to be a part of a new blessing and care for a new life put on this earth.
Dieulene JeanLouis

Dieulene JeanLouis

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Born in Haiti and raised in Miami, FL, Dieuline has 15 years of childcare experience working with foster, neurodiverse & disabled children.

In lieu of her dream to raise foster children, she began working in a group home caring for preemies, infants, toddlers, and even teenagers making life-changing impacts on a daily basis.

She has been a certified birth and postpartum Doula for two years and has provided support to a countless amount of families during that time. Helping families and caring for newborns has always been something she deeply enjoys doing & has an innate passion for!

Doula FAQ's

When should I hire a doula?

We recommend interviewing and hiring a doula anytime after the first trimester or as soon as you know that you’d like to have one. (Early hiring allows for plenty of time to establish a relationship, phone and text support throughout pregnancy, and a clear understanding of your goals).

What if the hospital I am birthing at doesn’t allow doulas?

Hospital policies have been ever-changing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which does create uncertainly around whether or not your doula will be able to join you at the hospital. We will make every reasonable effort to join you, but your doula will also help you labor at home as long as possible and provide virtual support if they have been declined admittance to the hospital. We can also advise you on which hospitals are allowing doulas.

Do I still need to take a birth class if I hire a doula?

Yes! While doulas are knowledgeable in supporting birth, they do not replace childbirth education (CBE). When clients take a CBE course, their doula is able to spend more time connecting with them on a personal level and discussing how to support their individualized needs.

When will my doula join me for labor?

Your doula will join you when you request them to. Everyone experiences labor differently, so what you may need may differ from another person, or even from a previous birth experience. Communication with your doula is key!

How do I choose a doula?

When interviewing doulas, you may want to know about their training and approach to supporting birth, but also think about who makes you feel comfortable, relaxed, and supported. There is a doula for everyone, so don’t feel like you have to hire the first person you meet!

What’s the difference between a midwife and doula?

A licensed midwife is a professional who provides clinical care to women during pregnancy, birth postpartum, and sometimes provides general gynecological care.

A doula provides non-clinical care for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum in the form of physical support, emotional support, and information.

Want to become a Doula?

Have you ever wanted to help women experience better birth?

Let experienced birth professionals Lorie McCoy and Dr. Vivian Keeler guide you on your path to becoming a knowledgeable and effective doula.

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