Phone: (954) 599-5880
Birth Fee: $1100 to $1500
Fee Details: Sliding scale options also available.
Birth Doula Experience: 13 years and 400 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 5Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Na'imah was a godsend to my husband and I when we delivered our baby girl. My husband called her in the wee hours of the morning when I began to labor. She came to our home completely prepared and took charge of tracking my contractions, comforting me and helping my husband get us ready to leave for the hospital. Because of her, my hospital delivery went flawlessly and she advocated fiercely for my birth plan to be honored. And it was. I had a healthy baby girl via a vaginal delivery with no pain medication needed. This would not have been possible without the support and preparation provided by Na'imah. The nurses and doctor were so impressed with her that they requested her card for references for other expectant mothers. She went above and beyond for us and I am forever grateful for her presence on that day. If we have a second baby she will be the first person I call. Even before a doctor. She is not only an amazing doula; she is an incredible person who truly loves what she does.
Na'imah Delpeche is a gifted doula and holistic health practitioner. My first pregnancy resulted in an emergency Cesarean section under general anesthesia. When I learned I was pregnant with our second child, I was determined to have a VBAC. I knew an experienced doula would be essential. I knew we had to work with Na'imah.
Over three long days of labor Na'imah was ever present and energized with a seemingly bottomless reservoir of tools and techniques. She always offered helpful suggestions to move the process forward. She struck the perfect balance between giving us time to ourselves and encouraging us to stay present, active and positive. Beyond labor support, Na'imah helped with everything from preparing meals to reading our son bedtimes stories.
At every moment Na'imah made me feel supported, cared for and heard. She reminded me of my own power and ability to manifest the birth that I desired so deeply. I ultimately gave birth to our beautiful son by VBAC after a very challenging labor. I know we could not have done it without Na'imah.
Na'imah is truly passionate about everything she touches. Her deep understanding and respect for the birth process are evident in the care and attention she provided to not only me but to my entire family.
I met Na'imah at a dance conference serval years ago. We instantly connected and kept in touch after the conference was over. I say that must have been God!!!! Because a few years later I was pregnant with my first child with so many questions. After connecting again at the same dance conference and spreading the good news to her, she immeditatly suggested several things I need to do and consider while pregnant. Eventhough she is located in a different state, I used several of her services and products while carrying my first and second child. I must say she is Very passionate about the well being of mothers and her career. She is accesiable (unles she is caring for another mom) when needed. Very Knowledgable about the womans body during and after pregnancy. Beside being my Doula, she is Forever my dance partner, sister and friend.
It was May 24th 2011 when she finally arrived. My daughter. I had no idea what it would take to make it happen, nor what it would take to transition forward. This is where Na'imah's help really stood out. From our initial request for her services until she left the island (and to be honest even after that), she was the penultimate professional. Assistance with diet, stress management, coping mechanisms, a shoulder to lean on, an open ear, a rub on the back, a timely massage, being present...
Being present is to me her best skill. At no time was she unavailable, unreachable, unable to help. Before, during, and after labor, she was there. Her commitment didn't end with the birth. For us, and I would venture to say for her, we became an extended part of her family. Connected through an endless stream of interconnected experiences. She began as "a" doula and became OUR doula. Two years later when we were having twins there was no doubt as to who would be there to help us through. To advocate, advise, guide and assist.
OUR (my) Doula Na'imah
If you are looking for a doula who is incredibly knowledgeable, extremely organized, and in love with her chosen profession, Na'imah is your woman. Na'imah was the doula for my family in Seotember 2011. She was amazing! Right off the bat, I felt very comfortable with her down to earth demeanor. She was open to wishes and flexible about birthing plans. Our pre-labor meetings were very informative and I was left with information that helped me throughout my pregnancy.
At the hospital, Na'imah was calm and so helpful in getting me thru my labor without pain medications (as well as showing my husband what to do). No matter what your birth plan, we strongly recommend you meet with Na-imah to see if she might be a good fit. I don't think I can express how grateful we were for her help and guidance other than to highly recommend that others consider having her as their doula.
Na'imah was amazing! From the moment my husband and I met her we both felt very comfortable with her, she was very knowledgeable about everything baby, pregnancy, labor and delivery. We immediately knew we wanted her to be part of our process. The months leading up to the birth of my daughter Na'imah was very helpful with any questions I had, she gave me excercises to do in order to have my baby be in the right position for delivery, and she also informed me about all sorts of natural alternatives to prepare my body for delivery. During labor and delivery Na'imah was the best, I couldn't have done it without her. She massaged me, she worked on pressure points and also did aromatherapy in order to help calm down. I know for a fact that when I have a second child I want Na'imah by my side. I'm so thankful that Na'imah was with me.
Na'imah is an extremely experienced doula. Both myself and my husband spent a signifigant amount of time learning about the birthing process from Na'imah prior to our labor. We discussed what type of birth we would ideally like to have, and everything went as planned. I felt extremely comfortable and relaxed the entire time that I was in labor, knowing that Na'imah was there to guide me. We wanted to birth in the hospital and have the most "natural" experience possible. Neither myself or my husband had much/any experience in the hospital, so we were happy to have Na'imah by our side to guide us through the process. With the help of Na'imah we were able to have the experience we wanted. After the birth Na'imah helped with the initial latching on and brest feeding, which went very well. I was happy to receive follow up from Na'imah once I was home from the hospital. I definitely recommend Na'imah for a doula. She is extremely flexible in how she works, engaged in your process, and very knowledgeable.
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