$400 to $850
$20 to $35
6 years and 70 births attended
6 years and 16 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: NONE
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
As your doula, I act as an advocate for the mother, encouraging and helping her fulfill specific desires she might have for her birth.My goal is to help the mother experience a positive and safe birth, whether it is a natural birth or a cesarean.
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
My purpose as a doula, is to help women have a memorable and empowering birth experience wherever she decides to deliver her baby. During labor and delivery, I stay in constant and close proximity to the mother. I have the ability to provide comfort with pain relief methods including breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, massage, and labor positions. I also encourage partner participation and offer reassurance.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have experience with VBAC (vaginal births after cesarean) deliveries
I offer free consultations for doula services. Childbirth preparation classes available. Lactation services. Certified in neonatal resuscitation (NPR). For faster response please call 941-875-3991
North Port, FL Service range 100 miles None
As a second time mom, who had a mostly successful first unmedicated vaginal birth, I was uncertain if I should hire another Doula for this labor and delivery, as my first Doula experience was less than desirable and I felt as though I knew what to expect this time around. After interviewing three doulas, my husband and I decided to invest in working with Emily. I say invest because every dollar we paid to afford a Doula was paid back to us tenfold through our positive experience with Emily! From the beginning we immediately felt a connection with Emily. She was confident, incredibly knowledgeable, and had a warm and inviting presence that immediately put us at ease. This same confident, yet calm, supportive and assertive presence carried us through our pregnancy, labor and delivery. When Emily met with us for our last prenatal meeting, I told my husband that I actually felt confident and ready to have my baby because of the support we had from Emily. Her support and instruction during this meeting was incredibly influential on my mindset entering labor. She prepared us by giving us hands on techniques to use as comfort measures when labor began, as well as functional positioning and techniques to augment labor as needed. Emily listened diligently to my preferences for pain management during labor and provided these comfort measures in full, as well as anticipating and meeting my unspoken needs throughout labor. She was detailed and thorough, and spared no attention to detail in preparing my actual hospital room for labor and delivery. I am confident that I would not have had such a positive birth outcome were it not for Emily’s presence and support during our labor. If you are reading this review to determine if Emily is the right Doula for your team, I can assure you she is exactly who you are looking for! Look no further, and give yourself the gift of a beautiful birth by hiring Emily to be your Doula.
Emily was the best decision I made. She was amazing. She helped me every step of the way with my lreganancu and after with breastfeeding. During labor words can not express how amazing she was. She is very caring and attentive to you and your needs thru everything. She will not disappoint when you choose her as your doula.
Emily was a godsend. We decided on a doula at 36 weeks pregnant and she made herself available to us when no one else would. She was always flexible and easy to reach. When we had trouble attending birthing classes because of difficult work schedules she did a private, in-home class with us which was informative and fun. We felt she went above and beyond with every interaction. Her knowledge and experience put us at ease.
This was our first baby. We labored at home for most of the day and delivered at NCH with the intention of being drug-free. Emily was so attentive and actively walked us through the labor while helping us better understand the pros and cons of some of the decisions we had to make when our plan began to crumble due to complications. The techniques and exercises she recommended worked in lessening the pain of contractions. The post-partum visit was so helpful to me. She straightened out some breastfeeding issues and stayed much longer than our agreement required. Emily feels like family now. I truly couldn't come up with a complaint about her services if I tried. Having her was INVALUABLE for both myself and my husband. I will be calling her when I am expecting again and I would recommend her a thousand times over.
Emily is an amazing doula and person! She came in while I had been laboring a little while with my husband and completely changed the atmosphere for me. She made my back labor a lot more bearable and knew exactly what I needed during each contraction. She guided my husband to help me and make him and I feel confident during each stage of my labor. I thought having a doula would be awkward and unhelpful but WOW, was I wrong! Emily had a way of making me feel comfortable with her presence and was so helpful throughout. After the delivery of my baby, my baby had trouble breathing on her own so my husband had to go to the hospital with her leaving me alone. Emily stayed with me for a good while and provided much needed support and even prayed with me and for my baby. She was truly a God send for our family and I would highly recommend her.
We hired Emily somewhat last minute (38 weeks) thinking we wouldn’t need a doula for our homebirth. Hiring her was the absolute best thing we could have done! She was such an amazing blessing to have present and made my labor and birth such a beautiful experience. She was kind, patient, loving, and direct and I appreciated that. She moved with me through the progression of my labor during every single contraction. Her insight and suggestions were beyond helpful and her wisdom was exactly what we needed to keep everything running smoothly. She gave me confidence and strength and kept any fears I was having through transition far from my thoughts, instilling in me that I could have my baby naturally and my body was doing exactly what it should. She kept me hydrated and comfortable through the whole experience. She went above and beyond for me and kept me focused on meeting my baby for the first time. I cannot express in words how much I value this woman- she is an absolute angel and I really feel her being present was divine intervention. She wasn’t just a support for me, she took time to check in with my husband and family as well. I honestly feel like she is a part of our family after all that she did for us. I have her to thank for my birth going as smoothly as it did. We certainly aren’t planning on having any more kids, but if by chance we do, I guarantee Emily will be the first person I make sure is there. My family, (including my sister and mom) and I cannot stop talking about how wonderful she is and all she did for us. I plan on telling every pregnant woman I know about how great she is so that they can have an amazing experience like mine was. I know that if Emily wasn’t present at my birth it would not have been the same experience! I look forward to meeting with her for my postpartum visit- mostly because I want to hug her again and thank her again for all that she did. ??
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