Birth Fee: $700 to $1250
Fee Details: Sliding Scale Payment plans
Birth Doula Experience: 7 years
Not SpecifiedType of Practice: Solo practice
Clients per Month: 1Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Devoted to helping all women of any race, color, or religion. My speciality is hypnosis, stress-relief techniques, and includes 200 hours of hands on training with a Florida State Licensed Hypnotherapy School, IAIH. My passion is to help new mothers and to bring healing to birth.
Service Area MapArea of practice: Tampa, FL
My husband and I first met Candice when she came to our birthing center to educate our class on the purpose of doula. From there I knew I wanted that type of support for my first natural birth. Throughout my pregnancy Candice provided educational and informative literature and exercises about the natural birthing process and she sent journal prompts to help my head space get into the “birthing world”. The night I went into labor Candice was by my side the whole time, her positive affirmations and techniques to get labor to progress really eased my mind about the whole process. I told my husband that if it weren’t for Candice I probably would have thrown in the towel and went to the hospital for some medical intervention. Candice helped keep me calm with breathing techniques and different positions to labor in. Because of Candice i was able to birth my 9lb 8oz baby naturally via water birth. For anyone who is considering hiring a doula, do it. There is. O amount of money my husband and I wouldn’t pay to have Candice by our side. We are so thankful to her for aiding in the success of our birth.
If it weren't for Candice, my husband and I would have been completely lost in the world if Natural Birth.
Being a Nutrition Coach and Functional Movement Educator, I knew long before I was actually pregnant that I wanted to have a natural birth. In fact, I worked hard for 7 years overcoming gut, hormonal and musculoskeletal issues that I could do just that AND remain strong and healthy afterward.
Sadly, the birth world isn't easy to navigate. Do I choose a home birth, a birth center or hospital? An obstetrician or a midwife? How do I get through the pain and avoid an epidural and a c-section?
Those, among many others, were the questions running through my head.
Candice, with her loving, compassionate and gentleness helped us through them all. She taught my husband and I how to use hypnobirthing, how to support each other through natursl birth and, most importantly, she helped dissolve so much of the anxiety that comes with heading into the unknown as brand new birth partners and parents.
After 22 long, exhilarating, exhausting and challenging hours, Candice Sat right by my side as I delivered my son, Noah Elan, naturally in a tub at Labor of Love Birth Center. Her support and guidance for BOTH my husband and I throughout were the reason my midwife said to us, "I've seen over 500 births as a Midwife, and this was the most beautiful one of them all."
Thank you Candice for everything you've done for us and everything you continue to do to bring babies safely into this world via natural birth.
When I found out we were expecting our son, I immediately knew I wanted to hire help, as I was still harboring guilt and fear around the birth of my daughter. My husband and I decided to work with Candice as our doula and hypnobirthing coach. I learned so much about myself, birth, and relaxation during these sessions that I truly felt prepared and excited for the birth of my son. Through our sessions, I got to know Candice quite well, and felt so comfortable and free around her. I enjoyed relating to her as a mother and appreciated her kind, gentle, and patient demeanor.
My son was brought into the world free of intervention even though we birthed at a hospital and all of our birth preferences were honored. I believe that this would not have been a reality if it weren't for Candice and the techniques I learned through hypnobirthing. My husband was so glad to have her there supporting us and guiding us through labor and agrees that we could not have had the same experience without her. I am so thankful for Candice and for such a beautiful birth story for my son. Anyone who hires Candice as their doula and/or hypnobirthing coach will be so blessed and thankful for her presence in their birth experience. Her passion for birth without fear is empowering.
Candice is amazing! She is so gentle and well spoken. She was knowledgeable and supportive of my birth decisions and was by my side when I needed her through an unexpected turn in needing be induced 3 weeks early, and having a very long and tough labor. She helped me to make a hospital birth plan quickly as I was supposed to deliver at a birthing center. She was able to encourage and empower me and my husband to stand up for our wishes and keep to our birth plan as much as possible. She also instructed me in hypno birthing and guided me through the affirmations during contractions. We will be using her again with any future children :)
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