I appreciate the time and encouragement of those I have had the pleasure to work with. Thank you for choosing me, for trusting me and for learning from me. I thank you for letting me into your lives and sharing in your experiences. The knowledge I have learned from each of the births I have attended will strengthen generations to come. I will share my knoweledge. You will share your knowledge and your children will learn from your expereince. The circle of life conitnues with truth, support, knowledge and respect. Many Blessings to You and Your Family
Prenatal Services & Birth Doula Services
The best Doula in the world, this woman is amazing, great spirit, lots of passion and determined, she is good at what she does. ANY woman would want Angela in their delivery room coaching them through the birthing process and I mean that with all my heart!
Maria Vernon-Houston, Solve Maternity Homes (letter in photo gallery)
On October 6, 2016 my husband and I welcomed to the world a little baby boy with the help of Angela as our Birth Doula. From early on when we decided to hire a Doula, we knew we would not regret the decision to go with Angela. Throughout the pregnancy she took time to get to know us individually but also as a couple. She was very inquisitive during our initial sessions in order to completely understand how we envisioned our labor and delivery, and what role she would play. During these assessments it allowed us to explore within ourselves what may hinder a positive experience due to fears etc, and we were able to proactively plan. She continually shared reference material to help prepare us for what was to come, keeping our ideal experience in mind. She always kept close contact when she knew doctor appointments were coming up, checked in regularly to see how I was feeling, and shared inspiring birth stories along the way to remind us that we could accomplish the birth we were hoping for. Her caring personality reassured us that she would be exactly the support we needed during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery. When I finally went into labor a day before my due date, Angela assessed everything and made suggestions to allow me to labor at home for as long as possible which was important to us. She came to our house and helped me through each contraction making suggestions to use different techniques, but never forced one over the other. She presented options and allowed me to go with my instinct of what would work best for me during the contraction at hand (breathing, movement, massage, etc). She assisted us in making the decision to head to the hospital when we did, and not even 2 hours later our son was born. Without Angela we wouldn’t have had the successful all natural delivery we planned for. Her calm demeanor and passion for what she does is commendable. We had an incredible experience with Angela and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to have an encouraging Birth Doula join them on their journey to welcome a child. Angela is AMAZING!
Britney Borlase , New Mom
I am very thankful for all the support Angela gave me and my family during my delivery, I don't know if I was going to be able to have a vaginal birth without her support, positivism and knowledge during labor. Also did the belly casting with her, so happy with the results, great job and now I will have the memory of my belly during my 1st pregnancy.
Yeirelisse Marine, New Mom
Angela was absolutely amazing! I could not have done it without her. My first child I was dilated at a 3 and begging for the epidural. This time with Angela's help ,my second child, I was dilated at an 8 and decided to just get the gas. She has amazing techniques, skills and is so encouraging and supportive throughout the whole labor process. I would recommend her to anybody and if we have a third I will definitely be using her again.! :)
Rachel Falkowski , Mom of 2
My husband and I took a private natural birth class with Angela. I feel very confident and well informed after meeting with her for two evenings. Would highly recommend for those looking for more information and resources about natural birth!
Ann Breitinger New Mom
Angela is the best Birth Doula anyone could ask for! My daughter was determined to have a natural birth and, even in her time of uncertainty (when her labor pains were very intense), Angela was able to empower her by reminding her that she is a strong, capable woman. Her labor only lasted 1 ½ hours and I truly believe that this was due to Angela’s expertise in knowing how to help my daughter work with her body and her baby. She made us feel comfortable and was very in tune to my daughter’s needs. Angela’s presence in the room was the perfect combination of strong yet calming. After my daughter delivered her baby, she was so amazed and proud of herself. The whole experience was incredible and has helped my daughter be a more confident woman. I will be forever grateful to Angela for facilitating an unforgettably wonderful birthing experience for us.
Jessie Cordero , Mother of Mom to be
Angela is not only an amazing force to have on your side during your birth, she is also an incredibly talented artist. My belly casting experience was truly a joy, so relaxing and fun fun fun! I met her personally the day of our casting, she came over to my house and what a fantastic surprise it was to talk and get to know her! She is truly an amazing soul, full of passion for what she does, kindness, is outgoing, and full of warmth. It would be impossible to not sincerely enjoy her company an inviting presence that she brings with her.
The whole process from start to finish seemed to take no time at all and my toddler watched and enjoyed himself throughout. Afterwards Angela not only cleaned up her things but pretty much cleaned my kitchen along with it!
I received my finished painted product just recently and I was blown away. It is truly striking the way she has designed and painted it. Just gorgeous. I can’t wait to mount it and have family and friends admire a snapshot of this journey of my last pregnancy.
Thavey Cordoba , Mother to be of 3
Angela was so amazing in assisting my husband and I with the birth of our second child!! She helped to ease my fears about hospital birth and empower me to have the all natural labor I had wanted for my first child!! She took extra time to find my likes and dislikes to help create the optimal birthing environment. Angela made me feel comfortable and capable! I cannot thank her enough for the experience she fostered!! She still made it all about my husband and the baby and helped us to feel like a team!! I will never have another baby without a doula like Angela!!
Meghan Layton , Mother of 3
"I have helped Meghan with 2 births."
I highly recommend using Angela as your birth doula. She was an invaluable resource during pregnancy and delivery. During my 40th week of pregnancy she was there for me to assure me that baby would come when he was ready and that all would be okay. Being new to the area with no family or friends in town, my husband and I were so grateful to have Angela's help during the labor process. I was never alone, and my husband was able to take breaks as he needed. Even though I did end up having an epidural after the nurse told me I was 9 cm, but the doctor said only 6, I do believe she kept me from having pitocin which was something I absolutely did not want. She kept me moving as much as possible and encouraged me up to the very end. I could not have asked for better support!
Angela is wonderful! : ) I would highly recommend her classes. She teaches classes at Four Pillars in San Marco Plaza!
My experience with Angela was such a great one. She's extremely knowledgeable and helpful and in every sense of the matter. My partner and I learned and enjoyed our class very much. She was able to make us feel sure and secure about our questions and concerns. The best Doula!
Angela is amazing. I share the sentiments of those other past clients who proclaim her to be “the greatest doula in the world,” but I want you to know exactly why that is so.
My wife was in labor for approximately 30 hours before giving birth to our son, one week ago today on August 9, 2018. My wife could not have gotten through this grueling and painful process without her. She was there the entire time, encouraging her, massaging her, coaching her, and just being there for her.
The labor and delivery nurse said it best. After Angela helped my wife through another seemingly endless painful contraction, the nurse turned to me and said “Angela is amazing; she is dong my job for me.” To which I replied, “me too.” The point is not to say that the nurse wasn’t doing her job (she was excellent), or that I was not helping (I’d like to think I was). Rather it is to highlight the fact that Angela goes above and beyond.
Before my wife’s pregnancy I was unfamiliar with what a doula does. Now I can’t see how anyone can go through the birthing process without one, or without someone like Angela. To remain so focused and positive for 30 hours without a break is incredible. Also, Angela was quite intuitive and subtle in understanding when my wife needed a break and when she needed to be pushed, when and how to breathe and when and how to get back to being in control to the extent one can. I don’t think all of these skills and talents can be learned. Some people like Angela just have these abilities and know how and when to apply them.
The other thing that the nurse said about Angela that stuck in my mind was “what a great investment!” Perhaps that is what pregnant mothers and their partners need to understand most. That investing in an amazing doula like Angela is the smartest thing you can do, and is the one part of your birth plan that you can absolutely count on.
If it wasn't for Angie I would not have had the wonderful childbirth experience that I did. Even though I do not live in Florida she gave me great advice as to where to look to find a doula in my area and supported my decisions through the way. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for childbirth education and Doula services