$1500 to $1800
15 years and 400 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 5
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Experienced Midwife AssistantBEST Certified
Sliding scale options also available.
Fort Lauderdale, FL Service range 45 miles
I honestly don't know how we could have had the beautiful and empowering birth experience we had without Na'imah Delpeche. From the moment we met her, we knew she had the experience, expertise, and human insight to guide Annik (and me!) through the pregnancy. She had an uncanny ability to intuit a complete picture of us both. We were often surprised at how attuned and responsive she was not just to my wife's physical needs during pregnancy and in preparation for birth, but to both of our emotional and spiritual needs as well. What's especially remarkable is that her intuitive grasp of the whole person includes the expertise of the human body that would embarrass your doctor. I often joked with friends that were I to have a heart attack to please call the doula, though Na'imah's holistic approach to nutrition would probably have prevented a heart attack from happening to begin with. Anyway, you shouldn't take my medical advice, but you should consider hiring Na'imah as your doula. Watching her guide my wife Annik through labor itself was like watching Jordan or Federer on their respective courts. She literally orchestrated each breath my wife took during her labor up until the moment our little Lucy was welcomed into the world. My wife came away feeling empowered by her birth and secure that our daughter's entry into the world was a loving and positive and beautiful experience. It was a great start to life and it was really all thanks to Nai-mah Delpeche.
For the birth of our first daughter, my husband and I agreed that we needed the guidance of a doula and we were so happy to have chosen Na'imah! She was present and responsive at every step of our pregnancy--responding to our nervous first-time parent questions, helping me stay healthy to pass my glucose and group b strep tests and overcome a lingering cold, and coaching me on a nutritional, herbal and exercise plan to prepare my body for labor. As a result of her help, I had a very healthy pregnancy with no complications and was able to give birth naturally in the manner I'd envisioned.
Throughout pregnancy, we already knew we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Na'imah, but once labor began, we were blown away by her professionalism, encouragement, and reassurance. You want to have Na'imah with you when you are giving birth. Na'imah understood what I wanted from my birth experience and she had a plan to deliver that experience to the best of her ability. Through her careful listening throughout the pregnancy up to her attentive care in labor, Na'imah acted like a conductor, guiding us through labor. Every time I had a doubt or fear, Na'imah knew how to reassure me, refocus me, and ground me to let me keep working. She strategically suggested positions for me to try that corresponded to my specific situation. She ensured that I ate and drank enough to keep going for 18 hours. She helped relax me with aromatherapy and tea. She massaged my back and applied pressure to help me through contractions. She involved my husband and suggested ways he could help support me. As I was pushing, she spoke reassuringly to me and stroked my hair.
Na'imah was with us the whole time we labored at the birth center and I will never forget her kindness or support. It made all the difference and helped me stay calm and bring our baby into the world peacefully and without unnecessary intervention or trauma. Thank you Na'imah!
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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