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
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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!
Google Review - Britney Borlase , New Mom + 1
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.! :)
Google Review - 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!
Google Review - 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.
Google Review - 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.
Goggle Review - 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!!
Google Review - 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!
Google Review - Erica Anderson New Mom
Angela is wonderful! : ) I would highly recommend her classes. She teaches classes at Four Pillars in San Marco Plaza!
Google Review - Kirsten Mestancik New Mom
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!
JESSICA CASTELLANOS New Mom
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.
Facebook Review -David Goldman New Dad
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
Google Review - Danielle Glatzer New Mom
A month ago-My husband and I took Angela’s Labor Dance Class. I’m so glad we did!! Super informational and my husband liked the hands on experience. I enjoyed the one on one that you don’t get from group lessons. Everything she went over was definitely not offered in the other childbirth classes we’ve taken at hospital. I feel more prepared and empowered for my vbac! Thank you Angela!
Google Review - Aris S. Rosas Mom of 2
Angela was everything I needed, and didn’t know I needed, when planning to give birth to my first child. My son’s father and I took the hospital Lamaze classes but being a part of Angela’s one on one class was so clarifying and personal. She took the time to go through everything hands on from prenatal stretches to birthing positions, she explained what I could expect from her in the delivery room, and what to expect from my body after delivery. My delivery did not go as planned, as last minute we discovered my son was seated in a breach position requiring a c-section. Angela was the first person I saw post-op and assisted me with nursing/latching and setting up our room to be comfortable and homey. Aside from all of the physical support I was given throughout my prenatal/post natal journey, Angela was a huge emotional influencer for me. She has the most positive, uplifting spirit, a true passion for doula work, and a clear vision of her role in supporting an expecting mother. Any expectant family would be lucky to have Angela as their birth doula.
Google Review - Ashley Meredith New Mom
Angela served as our birth doula when we welcomed our first son into the world. If you want to try for an unmedicated childbirth, a birth doula is a must and Angela is the best! I could not have done it without her. Angela offered prenatal and postnatal support that was invaluable as we prepared for our son’s arrival and as we navigated breastfeeding and newborn care. Angela’s private childbirth education class was thorough and informative, leaving my husband and I feeling educated and prepared. Personally, Angela is a warm, calming presence. She seemed to know exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to make us feel comfortable. She worked seamlessly with our medical team. Even my midwife who said she had had negative experiences with doulas before commented that she really enjoyed working with Angela. I was able to labor at home for a few hours, then our son was born within 4 hours of arriving at the hospital. My labor progressed quickly because of Angela’s guidance regarding positioning, movement, and breathing. I had a wonderful birthing experience, in large part due to Angela’s support and care. She is simply the best and I highly recommend her services!
Google Review - Pia Chocklett New Mom
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! Highly recommended!
Google Review - J C New Dad
I started working with Angela at about 7-8 months into my pregnancy. I was (am) SO grateful for the calm she brought me during those last few stressful months. We planned a calm environment and since my daughter was born on Christmas Eve, she even brought lights and decorations for my hospital room! I am usually a great planner and thought I had everything covered for my daughter's birth, then it went 100% differently than I had planned. Angela was so great about helping me re-group my thinking to keep me calm and prepared for what I needed to do next. I am grateful for how prepared she made me and just for being a smile when I was in so much pain. She'll be a great birthing partner for you!
Google Review- Alyssa McCauley New Mom
Angela was amazing. She was such a strong support throughout the last few weeks of my pregnancy, labor/delivery, and even a few days later. I’m so happy we found her. It made our birth experience more memorable in the best possible way.
Facebook Review - Cristina Rosas Armstrong Mom of 3
Angela is incredibly gifted in what she does! My husband and I hired her as our doula with our first baby and it was THE BEST decision. We are confident that we would not have had the positive birth experience we had without her help during pregnancy and birth. She is incredibly loving and she has strong intuition. Her unique knowledge of movement from her Dancing for Birth and yoga training were incredibly helpful and she was able to guide me through 5.5 hours of pushing. With her guidance on positioning and how to use my breath and energy, I was able to deliver my little girl who presented asynclitic, posterior, and military completely free of intervention. She helped us achieve our completely natural birth wishes and truly became a special part of our family. If you invest in anything for your birth, let it be in Angela!
Facebook Review - Rachel Kinsel New Mom
Angela was my doula for the birth of my first baby and she was absolutely amazing. She was always available to answer my many questions throughout my pregnancy. Angela checked in on me frequently during my pregnancy and I felt that she really cared about my journey through pregnancy to birth. We did a virtual childbirth education class with her that taught us many tools to use during the labor process. Although I had a couple complications during my pregnancy, Angela's positive attitude and support made my pregnancy journey so much better. As I got closer to my due date, Angela came over a couple times to help me with exercises to help the baby be in an optimal position for birth and to help get labor started since I passed my due date. When labor started she gave my husband and I great advice on what to in order to labor at home as long as possible. Angela met us at the hospital and she provided wonderful support throughout my labor. I honestly don't think I would have been able to get through those difficult surges without her amazing support. Although my birth didn't go exactly as planned (but then again, what birth does?), her constant guidance and calm manner made me feel grounded and that everything was going to be okay. She also provided great support to my husband so that he could be an amazing birth partner as well. After the birth of our son she continued to check up on us and made our family feel so loved. I highly recommend that you hire Angela as your doula! My journey through pregnancy to birth to postpartum would not have been the same without Angela, she truly is an amazing doula and wonderful person!
Google Review - Jennifer Granneman New Mom
Angela is amazing! We highly recommend her if you are looking for a doula or even if you just want to learn more about the birth process & what your body is going through. My husband & I participated in her 5 birth classes and we had Angela in the delivery room with us for the birth of our first son! We learned so much during the classes that it really helped us to mentally & physically prepare for what my body was about to go through. I always thought I would be so nervous & start to panic when I finally went into labor but because of Angela’s help & education I was calm & focused and I knew my body was doing exactly what it was made to do. Because of Angela & the education & support she provided us, I was able to have my son through a natural vaginal birth. I am so thankful I was able to have a natural birth but I couldn’t have done it without the education & support Angela provided. If you desire to have a natural birth and/or want to learn about what your body is going through during the birth process, we highly recommend Angela as your birth doula!
Facebook Review - Jen & Matt - New Parents
She is absolutely wonderful!! My boyfriend and I took her child birthing class and we didn’t realize just how much we didn’t know when it came to having a baby. She incorporated a lot of hands on demonstrations to help us better understand the process of labor, provided us with a lot of valuable information when it came to labor positions, preparing your body & mind for labor, and how your partner can be a better support for you. She was patient and answered any questions we had. Even after i gave birth to my daughter she continued to check in to make sure not only the baby was healthy, but that I was healthy as well. She went above & beyond and helped me on my breastfeeding journey when I was extremely engorged and my daughter was having trouble latching. Truly one of a kind, you won’t find someone who does it better!
Forever grateful for her wisdom and patience throughout this journey!
Facebook Review -Tori Lapek - New Mama
I met Angela the end of January, I decided to get her in home class to go over ways for me to deal with labor and how my partner could help support me through an unmedicated birth. This was my 3rd child and I had a little bit of trauma from my previous birth that was a vbac where I ended up having a panic attack during the transition phase and with pushing because I felt everything (though I had an epidural). I was also nervous and not trusting my body since my 2 previous deliveries were pitocin inductions. Angela kept in touch with me through the weeks leading up to my baby’s birth, she would help ease my mind with the doubts and anxious thoughts surrounding the birth. Although I couldn’t hire her as my doula for the delivery (financial reasons), just with the few times I was able to speak with her helped me so much with the delivery of my 3rd child. My 1st I was in labor for 34 and a half hours of labor while on pitocin and ended in a c-section, my second was 23 hours of labor while on pitocin and was a successful vbac, my 3rd was only 8 and a half hours from the time my water broke to delivering him and I only needed a small dose of pitocin during my labor to progress. I also didn’t get an epidural till 30 minutes before it was time to push (didn’t realize I was so close). I still ended up feeling everything during that delivery as well but I was so proud of how far I got without getting an epidural! I was able to handle my contractions so much better than I had in the past because I kept hearing her voice reminding me and encouraging me of what to do to make it easier to cope, that my body was capable of this. I wouldn’t have been able to manage labor as well as I did if it weren’t for her, or mentally handle delivering another baby where my epidural wasn’t working. If I ever have another baby I will definitely be hiring her as my doula and will try for a completely unmedicated birth!
Google Review -Anjuli Michele - Mom of 3
Angela's class was so informative and empowering! It left me feeling capable with all the knowledge I'll need to trust my body to do what it was made to do naturally. I highly recommend her as your doula! When it comes to labor and birth she gets down to the nitty gritty and doesn't make you feel awkward at all about what your body goes through to get that baby out!
Google Review - Aliyah Carter - Mom of 2
From the moment I spoke with Angela on the phone I knew we had a special connection. Out of the many doulas I interviewed prior to finding "the one" Angela was the only one who asked me lots of questions about my first birthing experience and was genuinely interested in hearing about my pregnancy experience and birth story. You can tell she absolutely LOVES the pregnancy and birthing journey and how it transforms a woman, and that passion is what makes her stand out. The education I received from her prior to my labor and delivery was fantastic - it was like she knew exactly the info I needed AND what I didn't need. She was also wonderful during my labor and delivery. As soon as she entered the hospital room she got to work rubbing my feet and legs and helping me get into various positions. I am so glad she was by my side (and my feet, and my back!) throughout the whole process. I don't plan to have another child, but if I did I would absolutely want her as my doula again.
Google Review - Kim Simmons - Mom of 2
I would absolutely recommend Angela for her doula services. She was an invaluable asset to my husband and I during my two pregnancies and through the delivery processes. When I went past my due date both times, she was there to calm me and guide me as to how to gently get labor going while also making sure my body was rested for the challenge I was about to face. She was truly wonderful and I cannot say enough good things about her. uld absolutely recommend Angela for her doula services. She was an invaluable asset to my husband and I during my two pregnancies and through the delivery processes. When I went past my due date both times, she was there to calm me and guide me as to how to gently get labor going while also making sure my body was rested for the challenge I was about to face. She was truly wonderful and I cannot say enough good things about her.
Google Review - Erica Cavazos - Mom of 2
Where do I begin. Angela has made our birthing experience memorable. It all started with taking her birthing classes in Lakewood Ranch. She does an incredible job teaching and made all of us very comfortable wile we talk birthing. Once we asked her to be our doula, we had lunch and has been communicating with my wife and I everyday about her health, appetite, sickness, etc, like our own family. Once it was show time, Angela met us in our room with essential oils, calming music, and the best support a partner could ask for. After all of her support during pregnancy and our baby was delivered, she hand fed my wife while allowing me to nap for an hour. At that point, I couldn't believe how incredible and worth it is to Hire Angela as your Dojkula, especially with her very reasonable rates. 7 days after delivery, we hired Angela to come to our house for 5 hours. She drove 40 minutes, brought us donuts, cooked, cleaned, and cooked an incredible home cooked meal for my family. I highly recommend Angela for all things Doula. 10 stars across the board, and you won't regret it!
Google review - James Lassak - New Dad
FIVE STARS! I was hesitant to hire a doula. I had heard great things, but wasn’t sure if I’d be comfortable having another person in the room during labor and delivery. I also wasn’t exactly sure if it would be worth the money… but after working with Angela, I wouldn’t want to do labor and delivery without her!! Angela is all about movement through labor and providing positive support throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum! She’s extremely empathetic and kind. She regularly checks in and is extremely respectful of mom and partner’s wishes. Her style is all about movement and what works best for you. She helped my partner and I dance/move through labor and get baby out safely and quickly. Thanks to her, baby was out so quickly without epidural (And I wasn’t even set on going natural) and I had an incredible bonding experience with my partner! Her presence felt like an extension of our family - not medical staff. She completely changed my views on labor/delivery. It does not have to be a traumatic experience… my labor and delivery was magical and I credit Angela for that! You can’t put a price tag on her services - I’d pay double because of the value she provides. Highly highly recommend to trust her with your labor and delivery process!!
Facebook Review - Roxanna Wood - New Mom
I cannot begin to describe how grateful my fiancé and I are to have had Angela as our doula for my Unmedicated birth. Angela is a labor shaman. She is intuitive and incredibly supportive. ’ She comforted and guided me through the entire process. My birth was so empowering thanks to Angela. Anyone who is considering an Unmedicated birth must use Angela!
Doula Match - Moriah Taliaferro - New Mom