Certified Doulas for Labor & Postpartum Support

Doulas serving Miami, Florida and surrounding areas

Birth 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.

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

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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.

Availability – Open Availability

Investment – $1,500

Mariela Cervens

Mariela Cervens

BIRTH DOULA & POSTPARTUM 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.

Available for October, November, December births

Investment – $1,500

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.

Availability – October, November, December births

Investment – $1,500

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)

Availability – October & November births

Investment – $1,500

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.

Availability – October, November, December births

Investment – $1,500

Paula Garailade

Paula Garailade

BIRTH DOULA / HEALTH COACH/ HYPNOBIRTHING INSTRUCTOR

After dedicating my entire professional career to communications and business, I decided to make a career change after my own maternity.

Throughout the years, I’ve helped many clients reach their dreams and goals by listening, understanding, supporting, and delivering results.

What’s amazing, is that in this career change I’ve undertaken, I continue to do these things, only now, I am participating in the most intimate of experiences and feelings… serving in the creation of life. 

I am a birth and postpartum Doula with CPR certifications for babies, children, and adults. I have ample experience in personal fitness as well as knowledge in health and medicine. Additionally, I am Neuro-Linguistic Programming “NLP” and Health Coach certified. 

Availability – Open Availability

Investment – $1,500

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.  

Availability – Not taking any 2022 clients

Investment – $1,500

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.

Availability – September through December births

Investment – $1,500

Want to become a Doula?

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