Birth Doulas


 
 
 
 
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Felicia Love

Felicia Love Doula Care
felicialove415@gmail.com | 401-536-4281

The  birth of my daughter was a life changing experience for me. With my partner and doula by my side, I felt fully supported and empowered and now I aim to provide that same loving support to other birthing women. After her birth, I enrolled in CCRI's Nursing program and also began doula training with Birth Arts International. My goal is to share my skills, education, positivity and passion for birth with women and families in order to provide each of them with loving support they need, before, during and after childbirth. I will respect the mother's choices and help to keep her as comfortable as possible throughout her birth, as well as provide support prenatally. I am also a licensed esthetician with a focus on the changes that can happen to a woman's skin during pregnancy and beyond. I combine my skills and background to offer birth and postpartum support as well as skincare, pampering, and relaxation to my clients in order to truly celebrate the beauty of every birth.

 
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Quatia Osorio

Our Journ3i
journ3i@gmail.com | 401-307-1882

My name is Quatia Osorio from Providence. I’m a Mother of five and owner of a local cloth diaper service, Mama Blu Diaper Service. Also, I’m a Birth & Postpartum Doula with Our Journ3i Doula Service, having recently acquired a grant with Minority Health Office in the Department of Health of RI partnered with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - RI Chapter and the Family Home Visiting program to service African American families in need of birth and postpartum doula services. The former Project Coordinator for the RI Baby Café~Southside in Providence, which provides drop in for the community to promote and support breastfeeding in partnership with the RI Health Department, Rhode Island Breastfeeding Coalition, National Coalition of 100 Black Women - RI Chapter, and the Doula Collective. Recent graduate the Parent Leadership Training Institute, a 20 week intensive training to advocate for rights of children within the community, initiate and promote access to resources within my community for families and streamlining different processes for families to develop better relationships with community based organizations. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI; certification in Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders from the Indiana University supported by the Postpartum Support International, Inc. I am currently certifying in Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support and studying to become a Childbirth Educator with  Birth Arts International.

 
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Jessica Rosene

Interwoven Care: Dynamic Threads of Support
interwovencare@gmail.com | 978-376-8918

Jesse has been involved in reproductive advocacy for women's health since 2008. She offers dynamic support through massage therapy, alignment-based yoga, evidence based childbirth education and of course, full-spectrum doula support for all stages and outcomes of women's reproductive cycles.

 
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Sage Fanucchi-Funes

Sage Doula Care
sff@sagedoulacare.org | 707.599.1533

I am a doula because I believe that all pregnant people deserve care that affirms autonomy and respects all during such a transformative moment, regardless of any identities they hold. Originally from California, I first heard of the term reproductive justice when I was 15 years old as a peer educator at the local Planned Parenthood. Since then I have been increasingly interested in the ways in which doula care intersects with birth and reproductive justice. I am a queer and trans friendly provider who has experience and training in LGBTQ healthcare. I am passionate about racial and class justice. I believe that the fight for justice begins at birth. Birth Justice exists when women and transfolks are empowered during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum to make healthy decisions for themselves and their babies. I believe that doula care can help achieve such justice on an individual level.

 
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Lauren Miller, M.S.

Lauren Miller Doula Services
Lauren.Miller.Doula@gmail.com | (401) 433-9598

The transition to motherhood, for the 1st time or the 5th time, is an incredible transformation. As a birth and postpartum doula I work with the mother and her family to support that transition and to facilitate bonding with the new baby. My mission as a birth and postpartum doula is to provide non-biased, evidence-based support through pregnancy and beyond. Prior to my doula training I received a master's degree in clinical psychology. When I worked as a therapist I sought to provide my clients with skills they could utilize outside of my office. As a doula, I seek to support my clients through birth and postpartum so that they can confidently make decisions best suited to their wishes. I honed my research skills in graduate school and I keep those skills sharp by staying up-to-date on current best-practices for birth, postpartum and infant care. My doula practice aims to nurture, educate and empower families as they transition to parenthood. In my free time I enjoy spending time at the beach with my children, running races in support of Every Mother Counts and reading lots and lots of books.

 
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Rachelle Friesen

RachelleFriesen.com
doula.rachelle@gmail.com | 773-218-1661

Hello! As a Birth Doula my experiences encompasses being a Hypnobabies®,HypnoDoula, ToLabor trained Birth Doula, Birth Photographer, and Certified GentleBirth Instructor. My doula training and experience have informed my desire to teach comprehensive childbirth ed weekend workshops which provide expectant parents and partners easy to learn brain training techniques including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sports Psychology and Medical Hypnosis along with tools, information and techniques to prepare for the most positive birth possible. My strengths as a doula and childbirth educator are helping my clients with mental preparation that builds confidence and emotional resilience with practice. I feel strongly that to best navigate your options you need a doula that is willing to guide you toward the provider and birth setting that best fits your goals for your birth. I provide all advanced comfort measures including TENS, acupressure, Spinning Babies, self hypnosis guidance and much more. Lastly I believe that no one supports the birthing parent better than their partner, so partner support is a huge part of my goal as well. Feel free to reach out to schedule an interview.

 
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Lisa Gendron

Agroterra Birth
info@agroterrabirth.com | 401-497-8219

I am passionate about supporting gentle, family centered birth- and in my services I seek to provide a unique, personal experience that allows families to journey through birth with confidence, and dignity. As a professional doula and photographer, I provide families with advocacy, devotion, encouragement and in that process create images that depict the power and tenderness of birth. My own births opened my eyes to the intense beauty of this process and I deeply want to honor that beauty in both my doula work and photography. Giving birth can transform a woman- it will challenge her, open her eyes to her power. It is an honor to be present, to witness and participate this amazing process.

 
 
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Lauren Amand

Gentle Beginnings
laurenamand@gmail.com | 401-480-2460

I believe in the natural process of labor and birth. Giving birth provides women an opportunity for self-discovery and to strengthen the couples bond. Women remember their children's births for the rest of their lives. I strive to help make that memory a beautiful one and a source of strength for each woman and each couple. I have been a certified childbirth educator since 2003 after having been inspired by the beautiful, empowering births of my own children. My desire to support women and couples through this transforming process naturally grew into providing doula support. I have been providing birth and postpartum doula support since 2005 with the same philosophy that honors their experience and individuality. I am committed to educating women and couples about their options for gentle birth, helping them build trust in the natural process & providing nurturing doula support. With these ideals I have supported over 150 women and their partners.

 
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Susie Finnerty

doula@susiefinnerty.com | 206-499-3770

Susie is an artist, mother, and birthkeeper in Providence, Rhode Island. She trained as a birth doula with DONA International in 2014 and as a Full Circle Doula doula with Shafia Monroe in 2018. Susie also became a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PBi) in 2016. She has mentored new mothers through Families First RI, is a member and co-president of Doulas of Rhode Island. As a doula, Susie is committed to offering families compassion and respect, while supporting them to make informed decisions about their care. Her professional experience working in the office and administrative sides of healthcare, combined with her personal experience as a birthing mother (x3) and mother-advocate of of a medically complex child, has leant to her strong capacity to support families in advocating for genuine family-centered care in whatever birth setting they choose. Susie believes in the importance of doula and broader community support that encompasses the pregnancy, birth and the transition into parenthood–knowing that this continuum is key to helping every new family thrive.

 
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Barbie French

Nature's Om Doula
barbie@naturesom.com | 401-573-4031

Barbie is a DONA trained Birth Doula. Whether it be her work for an international adoption agency in Boston, volunteering in both a pediatric unit and domestic violence shelter in Florida or caring for little ones as a nanny throughout her life, Barbie has always enjoyed spending her time surrounded by children and families. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology & Sociology from Flagler College and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. When the weather warms, you may find her amongst the vibrant flowers designing window boxes and container gardens for commercial and residential customers throughout South County. Barbie has been blessed with three beautiful sons who have helped to shape the past eighteen years of her life and fill her heart with love. Barbie feels it is an honor and a privilege to be invited to share in such a sacred milestone and gently hold the space for mothers and their partners before, during and shortly after childbirth ensuring the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible as they welcome a sweet new life into the world.

 
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Andrea Curi

Providence Mercier Therapy
providencemerciertherapy@gmail.com | 401-419-0016

As a doula, I see my role as providing emotional and physical preparation for birth. My path as a birth Doula provider started when I starting working with Fertility clients, joining them down the path of natural fertility techniques with the end result of motherhood. I studied at DONA by completing my Childbirth Class and Birth Partner Class, and am currently working to finish my certification. I believe that pregnancy and birth is a sacred time to be cherished and protected. As you become a new family, I would be honored to serve you!

 
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Johanna Lonngren

A Pot Full of Joy
apotfullofjoy@gmail.com | 401-234-3935

As a doula I don't just want to help the woman that I serve experience the birth that they dream of, but also support them through pregnancy and after birth, as I believe this is often overlooked. I believe birth is best left to the natural way God designed us, and medical interventions are best left until actually medically necessary.

 
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Ada Johnson

Hawthorn Community Birth
hawthorncommunitybirth@gmail.com | 401-415-0804

I’ve been a doula for over a decade and attended many births. I’m a Full Spectrum Doula who believes strongly in supporting and advocating for all birthing families in the way that works best for them. My passion for birth work is deeply connected to my commitment to reproductive justice, harm reduction, and health and healing justice. I specialize in working with families experiencing loss or who are pregnant after a loss, LGBTQ parents, and those who are looking for trauma-informed care. I’m in my final year of training to be a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, a body-centered trauma healing modality.

As a bereavement doula, I work with parents who are currently experiencing pregnancy loss, stillbirth or the death of an infant. I offer postpartum support for families who have experienced stillbirth or early infant loss. Support after loss is similar to postpartum doula care but with the addition of grief and trauma support as well as navigating the many additional logistics that come along with death. I facilitate ritual and ceremony as well as offer guidance in learning to parent a non-living child. Additionally, I see doula clients who have previously experienced pregnancy, stillbirth or infant loss and are currently pregnant with their rainbow baby. I also see clients who are concerned about current or past trauma affecting their current pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience.

 

Keesler Gomes

Mama Dove Doula
mamadovedoula@gmail.com | 401-443-0558

Keesler is a DONA trained Birth Doula. She’s also an SMC Full Circle trained Provisional Doula. Keesler has been exposed to many aspects of health care through her own experiences with the birth of her 2 boys, a miscarriage in 2002, an abortion in 2008 , assisting women in a number of births, and as a direct care provider at a mental health & rehabilitation hospital.
She’s been in the healthcare community as a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2001 and recently decided to shift her focus to her longtime calling, the doula profession. Keesler is an advocate for her special needs children and long-term Cerebral Palsy client, and is passionate about supporting doula families in learning how to advocate for themselves and their children. Keesler is committed to providing emotional and physical support to those who might not otherwise have any, or have less easy access to care. She understands that the idea of parenthood can be overwhelming and scary, and hopes to support every family in feeling more empowered and prepared for the birth of their child and helping smooth the transition into family life with your new little one at home. Keesler is particularly interested in supporting families that might not have pre-existing supports, including single moms, families with out of state relatives, LGBTQ families, and younger parents.

 

Emerald Ortiz

Sacred Wombanhood Birth Support
Emdoula28@gmail.com | 508-740-1519

I am a mom, a friend, and a listening ear. I am passionate about supporting all birthing people and their families in having the best possible birthing experience. I rely on evidence based birth information to inform and empower pregnant people. Also as a trained full circle culturally competent doula I am sensitive of cultural needs.

 
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Laura Brown-Lavoie

Full Circle Doula
laura.brown.lavoie@gmail.com | 617-817-6598

Laura Brown-Lavoie is a full-circle doula, farmer, and artist. She is trained as a birth companion for women through their whole journey through pregnancy, labor, birth, and post-partum care. With an open heart, Laura is here to listen to your vision for this birth, and to support you in ways that fit your body, your culture, your family, and your spirit. She brings with her plant knowledge and years of meditation practice. She is honored to be given the opportunity to serve women in their magnificent acts of creation.

 
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Preetilata Hashemi

preetilata.hashemi@gmail.com | 410-608-6154

Everyone deserves to be fully informed and empowered in their decisions during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. As a doula, my job is to support and advocate for you. I do this work because I believe ensuring compassion, respect and justice for pregnant and laboring people is critical to creating healthy and resilient communities

 
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Courtney Hoyle

PVD Doula
PVDdoula@gmail.com | 917-273-0745

I am excited to support women through their own birth journeys and help them make the most of this life-changing event. My heart is to see all fear and misconceptions taken away and for birth to be restored to its original design.

 
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Megan Bain

Barefoot Mama
meg@barefootmama.net | 401-486-6967

Becoming a doula was something that caught me by surprise. While I was pregnant, I realized that I needed more information about birth and my options. After the birth of my daughter, I felt a shift within myself and began taking steps towards a pretty big career change! (I had been teaching preschool for six years). I now find myself immersed in this amazing birth world and loving every minute. I enjoy helping families learn about their options and supporting them on their own, individual journeys. I believe birth is an amazing and empowering process. My job as a doula is to support families as they make choices about the kind of birth and postpartum experiences they would like to have.

 
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Anne Pagliaroni

Love & Light Doula Services
ajpag@comcast.net | 401-864-0316

I am a trained birth doula certifying through DONA International as well as a trained childbirth educator certifying through CAPPA, and the mother of three.

 
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Jenn Fantasia

Crunchy Mama Doula
crunchymamadoula@gmail.com | 401-305-0365

I am a certified Birth and Bereavement Doula through StillBirthday and a certified  Birth Doula through Childbirth International. And I am also a trained Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. I recently trained through Healthy Children’s Project and earned my Certified Lactation Counselor Certificate. I am excited to bring this new service to the families I support. I firmly believe that a doula should never stop learning. I make it a goal to attend all the different trainings I possibly can. I also make sure to stay on top of all the new information that comes out regarding pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, breastfeeding and child care. The better educated I am, the better I can serve and support you. I am a mom of three, and I know firsthand how exciting and overwhelming the birth of a child can be. I also know how extra support during this time helps mom and the rest of the family adjust.

 
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LAtisha michel

Ready Set Latch Go
latishamichel@readysetlatchgo.com | 401-684-8189

My name is Latisha Michel. I am a dedicated wife and mother of 5. I am also the Founder of Ready Set Latch Go. Ready Set Latch Go is a service for Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support along with navigation and connecting to other services warranted based on individual need.
My passion for becoming a Doula stems from my own experiences and vast history with supporting my family and friends over the past 24 years. Because of my own experiences my goal is to ensure that the mom feels heard, supported and empowered during her birth. Supports are also offered for her team to help heighten the confidence for all to support mom as well.
I've adopted the motto that "Birth isn't something we suffer, but something that we actively do and exult in" and my hope is that you will do just that.

 
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Kaeli Abrahams Sutton

Open Circle: Wellness + Education for Growing Families
kaeli@opencircleri.com | 401-338-5466

I believe that the births of our children are one of the most transformative experiences of our lives. I also believe that this transformative power is not dependent upon our birth following a particular path, but is available in any scenario. In my work with birthing women and couples, I focus on helping them understand the birth process, their choices in birthing, and medical interventions that they may encounter. I also work with the pregnant woman and her birth partner to explore inner tools they can develop to help them stay "centered" in the midst of the birth process. Working as a prenatal yoga instructor, birth educator, and perinatal massage therapist in addition to my doula practice, I often integrate these modalities with my doula care to further support families.

Diana Snyder

Matrescence Doula Services 
diana@matrescencedoulaservices.com 617-652-0498

I'm Diana, and my passion is better maternity care.  I am a doula with six years of experience in birth advocacy, and the only doula on the East Coast who is also a patients' rights lawyer.  I strive to help my clients have a positive, life-affirming birth experience that honors their legal and human rights to dignity, informed consent and bodily autonomy.
My services include prenatal appointments to prepare for birth and postpartum, on-call support for labor and delivery, Know Your Rights education, postpartum visits and general maternity consulting.  Through my legal practice, I also offer customized patient advocacy services.
I support all types of births, whether unmedicated or epidural-assisted, home birth or induction, VBAC or planned cesarean.  My goal is to provide inclusive and respectful care to all families regardless of gender, race, orientation or beliefs.  I look forward to supporting you in your unique journey.

MELODIE FALLON

 Heart Centered Healing
heartcenteredhealing44@gmail.com
 860-792-1100

Melodie is a passionate Birth Doula, Postpartum body nourisher and advocate for empowered health. Her journey began as a Massage Therapist in 2012, and started to weave Pre Natal bodywork into her scope of practice. From there, she attended a friends birth and that sealed the path to becoming a Birth Doula.  She trained with DONA in 2016, and uses her knowledge of Massage Therapy and Yoga to assist a person through any type of birth. Melodie worked in Burlington VT in a Perinatal Yoga studio providing Pre and Post Natal classes. Through this experience she was able to broaden her care and what she has to offer a birthing person before and after birth.  Through her experience as a Birth Doula she became focused on the postpartum period and how to bring a body back into vital health, post birth. Melodie trained as and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula with Ayurdoula and uses her knowledge of Ayurvedic bodywork to offer an expanded healing experience during that time. Melodie is honored to do this sacred work with families.

SARAH BERKMAN

 The Herbal Doula
sarah@gatherherbs.com  401-862-7389

 I felt my calling to birth work after I’d had my own baby. Seeing first hand the value and necessity of having a doula. My passion for reproductive justice has lead me to become a full-spectrum doula providing non-judgmental, compassionate support to all genders along the spectrum of pregnancy experiences. As a Community Herbalist, I specialize in women’s health and use my plant medicine skills to bring comfort, and support wellness throughout all pregnancy, birth, and postpartum processes. When I’m not at a birth, i spend my time in my community clinic, Gather, making medicine, teaching classes, and working with clients, wildcrafting, gardening, knitting, and cooking, all with my 6 year old Luna at my side.  

ELYSE WILKIE

Anahata
elyse@anahatahome.com    401-218-2480

For every person bringing life in to the world, there should be support, care, and loving kindness as the new family transitions in to their new space, together. My passion is to bring a sense of peace to the family with a calming presence, education and experience, and holding space for the family to embrace their own power, tenacity, and innate wisdom. Cooking nourishing and grounding foods, soothing the birthing person with Ayurvedic bodywork and guided meditation and using Pregnancy-safe accupressure points are all ways in which I love to support the families.  Paired with my Doula knowedge, I am an Ayurvedic Health counselor, Prenatal and Post Birth yoga teacher and am currently completing my Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula training.

MEG LAPER

Birthing Intentionally
meganlaper@gmail.com   508-369-2326

I provide birth doula services in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I enjoy working with families to create the birth experience they desire.  

ISABEL MATTIA
Isabelmattia@gmail.com   508-472-1708

 Isabel is a DONA certified birth doula and artist living on a small farm in rural Rhode Island. She practices a supportive, attentive, and nonjudgmental approach, focusing on the values and preferences of the birthing parent. She has worked in childcare, education, and the arts. Isabel values supporting all families and has an LGBTQ+ inclusive practice. She believes doulas can be advocates for better access to care, and that our support continues beyond the birth room and into the political landscape.

ASHLEY L MURCIA
Essential Birth Support
ashley@essentialbirthsupport.com

I am a birth doula and essential oils educator with a passion for informed consent and VBAC. I support you with empathy, empowerment, and encouragement. No matter what type of birth you desire or where you desire to birth, I will be by your side, encouraging and supporting you. You are powerful and capable. No matter what you have been through, you can have a redeeming birth experience. Doula work is the calling of my soul and there is nothing I love more than observing the personal growth that women go through as they accomplish the brave, difficult work of birthing a child. When I am not attending births or advocating for informed consent and evidence based care, I love to hike and garden with my husband and our 3 beautiful children.