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Kendra Lee - HCHI

Happy Waves Doula Services

Deland, FL Service range 50 miles I will travel to additional locations outside Volusia, Seminole, Orange, and Lake counties by travel fee.

Birth Fee

$1600 to $2700

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Birth Fee

$1600 to $2700

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 57 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

9 years and 54 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2019
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, January 2019
  • Hypnobabies, June 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 4 to 6 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will not attend a birth that is not attended by a medical professional. Unassisted births do not qualify for my services.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am an the current leader of the Volusia County Birth Network. I am a leader for ICAN of Central Florida.

Fee Details

My fees vary based on unique client needs and requests. Please request a quote for your unique situation. Know that I can provide basic doula services, virtual support, hypnosis practice and support, rebozo techniques, postpartum meal preparation (diet and allergy specific), location support, and more. I will provide some services for military and adoptive families at a discounted rate. Infant overnight charges are above and beyond the listed pricing but available upon request.

Service Area

Deland, FL Service range 50 miles I will travel to additional locations outside Volusia, Seminole, Orange, and Lake counties by travel fee.

Client Testimonials for Kendra Lee - HCHI

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Birth encyclopedia. Cheerleader. Resource center. Motivational speaker. Therapist. Advocate. Doula.

If you’re looking for all these things and more in one person, Kendra is your girl.

When searching for a doula in Central FL, I wanted to find someone with experience, knowledge of the local hospitals and doctors within them, and understanding of unmedicated birth in a hospital setting. VBAC knowledge/experience would have been the cherry on top. I found Kendra, who checked all the boxes, AND has such a special place in her heart for VBAC (as, I believe, most VBAC moms do).

Kendra was such a joy to have on my birth team. I felt so confident and comfortable with her because of all the practical knowledge she has about physiological birth. She made me feel seen and known, something important to me since I received clinic/hospital based OB care. She was quick to give quality recommendations for prenatal and postnatal resources, she calmed my fears as my due date came and went, and she supported me physically and emotionally as I birthed my child. She kindly and professionally advocated on my behalf so baby and I could be healthy and happy.

I am so thankful I found Kendra (after reading many of her other glowing reviews), and I know you will be too!

Olivia Ambs


Kendra is an absolute angel of a human being. We are so grateful she was there for us postpartum. She was extremely kind, creative, and intuitive to our needs. After having my baby, I didn’t know what I needed and I didn’t know how to communicate what I needed, especially to my family. Kendra intuitively and efficiently met all of my needs with ease. She ensured I was healthy, fed, resting/healing my internal wounds, and prioritized my bond with my baby. I felt so capable thanks to her ability to empower me. I was more clearheaded due to her managing my mental load. She needed no direction when it came to the basics of upkeep for the home and family. She even helped me come up with a schedule so I could get my life back in terms of work, exercise, feedings, etc. She was able to care for my older son too and because she is so fun and loving, he bonded with her and wanted to be with her immediately. We faced several health issues and she was able to alert us to them right away and offered great healthy ways to alleviate them. She was like a personal assistant, a replacement mother when I needed to prioritize myself, and a friend - all wrapped up in one precious little package. I’m so grateful for her. I recommended her above and beyond for anyone needing doula care. She was great postpartum and I imagine all the qualities that made her wonderful postpartum are ones that would make her essential during birth as well. You’re choosing well and setting yourself up for success if you choose Kendra.

Liliana Pascuzzi


Kendra was so amazing throughout my pregnancy, homebirth, and postpartum. I hired Kendra specifically for her support to mother's pursuing a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). In my case it was after two cesareans. She was so organized, knowledgeable, supportive and just had positive vibes that really contributed to empowering me to envision my safe space and birthing place as my home. She has great knowledge with hypnobabies program (she's an instructor and is amazing) and exercises for spinning babies. During my birthing time and labor she was quick to respond, access my birthing waves and quickly got to my home for my birthing time. Her support and care during labor were contributing factors to my successful home birth after having had shared my birth story with my prior cesareans. She helped provide me with all the tools and conversations I needed to experience to be able have my homebirth. She worked hard to direct and train my husband and I in labor exercises that successfully led to my water breaking (natural). I have pictures of her supporting me on my dilation station and a snapshot of my husband's and I practice run at 36 weeks. Perfect timing as I went into labor at 38 weeks and some days. Her words were so valuable in being at my side through transition, that I am so thankful for. She even provided me with placenta encapsulation and art imprints. She is such a valuable doula and such a powerful person that helped provide a relaxed/safe mood during my birthing waves and birthing time. I will surely hire Kendra again for my next birth and highly recommend her services. 

Cooper E.


I highly recommend Kendra! Me and my husband made a last minute decision to get her on board just a few weeks before my due date. With only a few weeks to work with her I feared, she managed to answer all of my questions and spent way too long on the phone I’m sure, leaving me feeling heard and reassured. She provided good information about both birth prep and delivery, honest feedback and hands on care in our visits. I was most reassured by her commitment to us having the birth experience we desired, with our choices and preferences being honored. It was very helpful to have her insight to know what would make our experience easier and help ensure good care. After having three csections and stereotypical ob visits, it was so different to work with someone obviously devoted to us getting what we wanted out of the experience and who was so devoted to it being a positive experience. I wanted to have a vbac but ended up getting a c-section due to low fluid. Despite it being the last thing I thought I wanted, it was such a positive and uplifting experience. The best birth experience I have had by far. Mentally and physically, I felt supported and respected. All the people, places and things Kendra helped facilitate really came together. If you want to be sure someone is going to hear you and help you get care where you feel respected, call Kendra! And if you are on the fence over whether a doula is worth it for a csection, she really is! It made a huge difference. Even postpartum, I thought I was doomed by and to bad latches breastfeeding and one visit with Kendra helped me realize that changing positions I’d been taught for years and trying a few little things would make ALL the difference! We loved the support she offered us and we're really grateful to have made this connection before delivery.



Kendra is the best! She is a complete rockstar. My labor came on insanely fast and she stayed on the phone with us for hours guiding us through everything even though she had just spent the last 27ish hours at another birth and hadn’t had a chance to sleep. While talking me through deep breathing she also guided my husband through getting us ready to go. Then the week after when I had unusual pain she stayed on the phone with us again supporting me as we drove back to the hospital and was diagnosed was appendicitis. She also helped guide us through the pregnancy getting my body and baby into positions good for birth. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Lisa Trotzke-Laws


As a first time mom, I knew we needed the support of a doula and I feel so lucky to have connected with Kendra. From the very 1st phone call, she provided information that made us begin to feel confident in our pregnancy journey and prepared for giving birth. I especially appreciated her professionalism with regards to contracts, billing, and expectations surrounding her services and scheduling. The nature of the doula's job comes with some unpredictability with scheduling and each and every time last minutes changes needed to be made Kendra communicated in a clear and timely fashion and with compassion. This made me feel valued and confident that when it was my time to deliver she would be available to be me unconditionally which she was! I faced some medical issues during the end of my pregnancy and during my birthing time and it's because of Kendra's knowledge, education and support that I was able to stand up to medical providers that were not supporting me in an appropriate way. I ended up with what could have been a traumatic and dangerous birth experience but, because of Kendra, I was still able to come away with a positive, safe and fulfilling birth experience. She is extremely responsive and available. She is down to earth and real which allowed both me and my partner to feel comfortable and quickly build the intimate relationship of trust that we needed for the pregnancy and delivery. Kendra is also well connected to other types of professionals that may be needed in the process. She connected me to an incredible chiropractor who helped me stay well and prepare for labor in the end of my pregnancy and also helped me and my son in our recovery after birth. I highly recommend Kendra for anyone who wants a reliable, knowledgable, compassionate, hard working, and down to earth doula. I not only got an amazing support person throughout and after my pregnancy but I feel like I came away with an awesome new friend.



The hypnobabies classes with Kendra Lee were so enlightening and  really prepared me for the most special moment of my life! My son's birth. 
These classes will provide you with all the tools to feel empowered and ready for that life changing moment and Kendra really cares that you are taking the most out of the program.

I recommend 100% hypnobabies and every single penny is worth it! 

Katie Afflerback


There is nothing more personal than bringing on a Doula to assist during the most important moments of life. Without a doubt, Kendra Lee was one of the best decisions I made throughout my pregnancy. Her incredible support, kind spirit and optimistic tone throughout my delivery was a gift I was fortunate to have.

Kendra has a deep knowledge of the delivery process and leads with wonderful confidence which provides comfort. I just gave birth to my first son and it was stressful to think how the process would go. Upon our first meeting with Kendra, my comfort was boosted as I felt I had the best team assembled and that was crucial during the unknown delivery process.

Not only was Kendra an incredible support, she also provided a level of comfort to our brand new son post-delivery. I have nothing but incredible things to say about Happy Waves, Kendra and her team! 

Liz Scavilla


My experience with Kendra was absolutely phenomenal. She is a kind, understanding, and loving individual and woman. I highly recommend hiring her as a Doula, she is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. From the minute I found out I was pregnant I knew she was the right fit for me. She is warm, yet fierce; she is patient yet quick to act when needed; she is the perfect balance of professional yet personable. I was lucky enough to see her in action during my friend’s son‘s birth where I saw just how supportive and awesome she could be first-hand. She definitely became a resource for me throughout my pregnancy,and I just admire her gracefulness and supportive attitude. I felt acknowledged, safe, and completely respected in her presence. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her on my birth team. If you are thinking of hiring a Doula do not hesitate to hire Kendra! She’s everything you could ever want in a doula and so much more!!

McClenlen Gartner


Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to have met and worked with Kendra. This was my second pregnancy, and I didn’t have a doula with my first and wasn’t even really sure what they did. I had just moved to the Florida area and didn’t know anyone and just really wanted some extra support in this birth. She came highly recommended to us and after our first call, my husband and I quickly decided we wanted to move forward with her. Her energy is beyond amazing. She’s so patient, kind, informative, and understanding. Her visits to our home leading up to birth were extremely beneficial and really helped me feel confident and prepared for the birth experience. I also dealt with anemia, food poisoning, horrible cramping, and a horrible cold during pregnancy and she had a solution to everything ! When it was time to deliver, she worked so great with the hospital staff. They all clearly love her too! (We delivered at Advent Orlando downtown.) She was actually teaching the nursing staff several things based on research and readings she’s done. She’s BEYOND knowledgeable!! I felt very confident with her by my side during my delivery!

Thank you so much for just being you Kendra! You exceeded my expectations as a doula and having worked with you, I feel any pregnant woman would benefit from working with you. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Eliana Morillo


I started my doula search with low hopes of finding anyone since I had such a late start (29 weeks ?? ) I interviewed 3 and connected most with Kendra. We had 2 prenatal visits in which she helped my write my birth plan and we discussed my birth wishes at length. The day of, I was in communication with Kendra from the very beginning. She would give me different ideas to try since my labor was stalling. When she came to my place to help me labor, she Was able to read me to know when I couldn’t take more and suggested we go to the hospital. I don’t know how but she was even MORE helpful at the hospital. She made sure I ate, explained options to my husband and I and was so patient with me, even when I panicked and lost control. She always patiently got me back on track. I had a long labor and she stayed until the very end. My husband was initially not on board with hiring a doula but by the end of the birth he was singing her praises to anyone who would listen. To put things simply, Kendra is worth her weight in gold and I will definitely be hiring her again if I have another child.



I'd give Kendra 6 out of 5 stars!

Kendra supported my husband and I through the birth of our first child. We chose to do a home birth, and I knew I wanted someone there that could help support us, that would respect our birth choices and that would be the perfect balance of holding space and guiding us through the sometimes tricky mental terrain of birth. Kendra did that and more! She anticipated every need, had such a positive attitude and went above and beyond. We quickly discovered how passionate and knowledgeable she is about birth and postpartum and even had her encapsulate my placenta. I never thought I'd eat an organ of mine, but I am so glad I did - I have had the easiest postpartum and I believe it's because of how calmly we have birth and quickly getting nutrients back in my body from the placenta.



Working with Kendra was the BEST decision we made in regards to our birth plan. I do not think I could have managed an unmedicated home birth without her. Leading up to birth we had two meetings with Kendra and each one left us feeling more confident she was going to be a key part of our experience. She made us feel prepared and calm about the whole process. She has a TON of resources - from educational items to recipes to exercises. Our birth plan felt so complete and comprehensive that I knew no matter where we ended up (home or hospital) we would have the right resources for our care team to follow our wishes. Kendra is also extremely responsive and was always available for texts and calls, no matter how big or small the question/concer.

I had a fast labor and as soon as Kendra arrived she helped with positioning and (the most crucial!!) counter pressure. I almost literally collapsed into her arms with a contraction and relief as she walked in the door. It was so comforting to have a familiar face and someone I trusted to help me. Kendra has such a calming and warm presence, which is exactly what I needed. She was able to speak to me in a way that was helpful AND soothing, while also directing my husband and other care team members. I'm pretty sure I left bruises on her hands and arms from squeezing her so tightly! 

I seriously credit Kendra with my ability to get through an unmedicated birth. If we have more kids we definitely want Kendra there for any future labor/deliveries! She is truly amazing and her passion for this work is evident in everything she does. We can't thank her enough! 

Jennifer Chow-Delgado


Kendra is amazing and I credit her for having such a positive experience with my HBAC. I moved to the Orlando area 30 weeks pregnant, and in the short amount of time, I established my care team with her help. In our Prenatal appointments, she helped me write a detailed birth plan, that included what we'd do in the event of a hospital transfer and a repeat cesarian. We also went over various comfort measures and hypnobirthing for pain management. 

When the big day arrived, Kendra was a terrific coach, working with me through my surges and also instructing my husband on what to do and when. 

I had a memorable water birth and could not be happier with how it all happened. Thank you Kendra for everything!



I can’t rave enough about how fantastic Kendra Lee of Happy Waves Doula Services has been as our doula. From the time we met for our first consultation, she made my husband and I feel completely at ease. Her vast birthing knowledge, combined with her professional experience and her genuine passion for supporting mamas on their pregnancy and birthing journey made her such a trusted and vital resource for us.

This was my first pregnancy, and once I shared my goals of a natural home birth with Kendra, she went into full support mode, sharing tons of materials and evidence based resources to help us make informed decisions as we created our birth plan. My third trimester came when COVID-19 really started to spread across the U.S., and there was so much added stress due to shelter-in-Place orders and the inability to have “the normal” pregnancy experience and be able share/celebrate with loved ones in person. Any time, and I mean ANY TIME, I had a question or concern, all I had to do was call or text Kendra and she responded right away.

When my birthing time began  Kendra verbally reinforced everything we’d practiced, giving me cues from my Hypnobabies studying and reassured me throughout the birthing time that I was more than capable of bringing this tiny life into the world. She stayed with us after our son was born until all our questions were answered. She even baked me lactation cookies which she brought to our postpartum visit - how thoughtful and useful!

When you choose Kendra, know that you’re not just getting a doula, you’re getting a friend who truly cares about you as a woman and as a mama!!! 



There are no words for Kendra except AMAZING! She has helped me in all ways possible, eased my mind and has always been right there to answer any concerns i may have. She truley loves what she does and makes you feel special in so many ways. Thank you Kendra for all you have done and continue to do for me you are a blessing in disguise and i can't wait for you to meet my rainbow girls. ?

Elizabeth Goodroe


Kendra made my placenta capsules and she has been amazing. From checking in the last few weeks of pregnancy, to picking up my placenta and making a video of it for me, to checking up and seeing how I'm handling the capsules and postpartum life. She has been amazing and I would recommend her to anyone interested in having encapsulation done. She's also a pretty awesome doula and working with her you gain a friend. 



5 out of 5 stars! I can say with no hesitation that Kendra's prenatal services gave me the power to be able to handle a difficult and potentially debilitating recovery from unexpected birth complications. I knew that I needed someone very experienced to handle an issue that came up in pregnancy and I am so glad I went with Kendra. She prepared me for every possible outcome and I truly believe that made all the difference in my ability to be the best mother possible to my new little boy!



Kendra is amazing! she went above and beyond our families expectations! The first time we met her we knew hiring a doula was the right decision for our family and Kendra fit the bill! The chemistry between her and us was spot on! She treated us like family, fought with us every step of the way, is open to being contacted for any reason at any time, is very knowledgeable, and allowed us to be vulnerable. she took care of me and loved our family more than I could have expected! I would recommend Kendra to ANYONE looking to expand their birth support system, have someone help defend their birth wishes, and help you learn and guide you... as well as helping relieve your pain through labor!

Pedy Chan


we're so grateful to have Kendra with us during the birth of our daughter. she's really responsive, resourceful and interactive during the whole process. she was with us thr entire time in the hospital, closely guiding me thru every contractions / surges with various positions, breathing techniques, and mental state. she also helped significantly on communicating with hospital staff. we made it thru a 13-hr total unmedicated natural birth. seriously, I wouldn't have made it all the way without the help of Kendra. truly grateful!

Yesined Ramirez-Ajete


Kendra went above and beyond for my unexpected Twin delivery. I don’t know what I would’ve done with out her during my 7 hour labor. My labor and delivery was insane and she stuck it out for every second of it. Through crazy nurses and staff she was able to communicate my wishes and to the best of her abilities was able to make me feel comfortable with the restrictions the staff imposed on us In the hospital. She has gone above and beyond as a Doula and made me feel 100% comfortable. I would recommend her to any woman needing a birth plan to go your way. Kendra will exceed all expectations and will follow up with mommy and baby(íes) to make sure your post-partum goes as you wanted it to.

Besides developing a birth plan, as a first time mom I had so many questions and no one to answer them for me. Kendra stepped in as a doula, a mom , and a friend to help me through the hard times in my labor. Through contractions and through constant negotiations with hospital staff, she was there to make me feel like I had someone on my team. 

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