Birth in the Know

Postpartum Doula Services and Lactation Support

Providing Doula Services in
Citrus, Marion and Hernando Counties, Florida

Virtual Services Available

doula services

Women are not supposed to birth and mother alone. We are part of a community or the village as it used to be called.

There are many great reasons to hire a postpartum doula to support you after you have your baby.

* You need and deserve nurturing
* You have questions about newborn behavior
* You want to breastfeed
* You desire sleep
* You have other children to tend to
* You want support with chores and errands
* Your family is unavailable

However, I can help you by tending to your needs, so you can tend to your baby. Mothering the mother is what I do.

My Brief Story

I became a postpartum doula in 1991, two years after my first son, Matthew, was born.  It was a rough patch in my life. Having been deserted at 7 months pregnant, by my now deceased ex-husband, I was alone and scared. I felt ashamed. Having been a tomboy all my life, I was scared to death to care for this tiny human, and I was the only one to do it. Matthew taught me how to be a mother, and that I did know what to do. Henceforth,  with support and encouragement from my Mom (my postpartum doula),  I was able to feel confident in my mothering. At that time we had no idea what a doula was.  Who knew then that I would devote my life to supporting and protecting the MotherBaby couple.

By and large, It would be my honor to serve you.

Postpartum Doula Services $25/hour (additional travel fees may apply)
Lactation Counseling $65/hour. If you come to me $45/hour