WE ARE CERTIFIED DOULAS; EXPERTS IN NEWBORN CARE, LACTATION, AND MATERNAL POSTPARTUM RECOVERY.
*All doulas have undergone background checks*
The transition into new parenthood can be challenging and isolating. Mom's aren't meant to do this alone. Our team of postpartum doulas are compassionate professionals who are passionate about the families they serve. We offer expert care, non-judgemental emotional support, active listening and ease the transition for new moms and dads. Our doulas follow evidence-based information to support you and your families changing needs.
MEET OUR POSTPARTUM TEAM
Wendi Woollens is also known as the baby whisperer. She resides on the West side of Orange County and she is a mama to 6 beautiful and amazing beings, most of them are adults, and a sprinkle of a teen. Wendi loves babies, food, sporting events, and holidays.
Wendi is a full spectrum certified doula. She received her training and certificate through Stillbirth. Wendi also holds a Certification in Lactation Counseling through The Academy Of Lactation Policy and Practice. She did hands on training/shadowing.for both postpartum and lactation to get the most exposure.
She loves meeting the family for the first time and hearing about their goals/hopes/and dreams. Then we get to work on how to make it a reality. She reminds the parents "just because something isn't working, does not mean you are failing." We just haven't found the right fit, so we keep trying.
Wendi works day and night shifts.
“Congratulations on this new journey! Wishing you peace, confidence, and sleep.”
Andzelika is a childless birth and postpartum doula. She is one of 4 doulas in her family. Andzelika grew up nannying all ages of children from birth through school ages, allowing her to have years of hands on experience with families and babies.
Andzelika looks forward to continuing her education in birth work and the medical field. Services include birth and labor doula support, postpartum doula care, night nanny
For many doulas, the motivation to become a doula can link back to their own personal birth experiences, as a childless doula I’m a clean slate, free from my own opinions founded in experience. With no desire to influence the outcome to avoid seeing my own experience repeated. As a childless doula my attention is yours undivided.
Payton is a full spectrum, certified doula and prenatal yoga instructor. She's also mama to the most precious little human.
Before becoming a doula, she was an anthropologist studying breeding strategies and parenting in primates. The core of her research was about how cooperative breeding (i.e., having a “village” or support system) is so deeply ingrained in us and our primate relatives as an evolutionary survival strategy. This began shaping her ideas about motherhood in humans and how modern society robs us of the support we need postpartum. These feelings laid a foundation for what would later become her greatest passion.
Payton's journey into birth work really got started after the birth of my son left her feeling deprived and traumatized. The medicalized birthing system treats pregnancy as a disease that doctors must save us from, often leading to a cascade of dangerous interventions. This experience inspired her to learn from the wise women and elder midwives in her community about natural birth and holistic postpartum.
As a postpartum doula, Payton finds joy in nurturing and nourishing the birthing person so they can focus on healing and rediscovering themself through this incredible rite of passage. Her goal is to bring back the village, traditional postpartum care, and ancient wisdom. I offer postpartum care in all pregnancy outcomes.
Born and raised in Florida, wife to an amazing husband and mom to a kind hearted 11 year old girl, Mandy has been in the doula world for the past 18 years. She was also a teacher and a long term nanny. Now that her daughter is older and with the support of my husband, she is able to focus full time on what she loves the most, nurturing the mamas and caring for newborns.
Working with children had always been something Mandy was drawn to and after having a baby of her own, it opened up a whole other aspect of appreciation and passion.
There’s nothing better than a new baby and being an extra set of hands, a shoulder to lean on or just giving encouragement for a new mom.. Being a postpartum doula is a passion, not a job.
Mandy is a certified birth and postpartum doula along with first aid and CPR certified for infants, children and adults. She plans on continuing my education in all things related to birth work.
Chrystal is a certified Postpartum Doula, Prenatal Nutritionist, and Breastfeeding Counselor. Her journey into doula work started years ago when she helped many of her friends and family throughout the birthing process. Chrystal comes from a large hispanic family. "When someone from our family gives birth we nurture the mama and become her doula." Chrystal is a wife and a mother to a spunky two year old. She is a faith-based doula and believes in the power of prayer.
Chrystal also owns a nonprofit called Acts of Love Uganda Inc. It is a non-profit ministry dedicated to empowering children and families to reach their God given potential to become self-sufficient. We help parents start a business whether it’s having animals, farming, making crafts, braiding hair, or making clothing, any trade that
will help them bring income into their home. There is also a sponsorship program to help the children go to school and get an education. Helping families has always been a deep-down God given passion
of hers. Chrystal has been a choir mom to two children’s choirs that was made up of 22 Ugandan orphans for 10 months and 22 Haitian orphans for 3 months.
"I’m so excited to be apart of the Birthing Community!"
Adisela is an Oregon-born, Texas-raised mama of three boys that are her heart on legs. As a teen mom, I witnessed first-hand the discrepancy in support during pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood in general.
Entering the season of becoming a parent should not start out as an overwhelmed, unheard and exhausted time of your life. A fire sparked inside after her first birth to change that notion, especially after going through PPA/PPD. Adisela is a Full-Spectrum Doula, Certified Birth Doula and Evidence Based Birth® Instructor servicing Orlando and it’s surrounding cities in a 20-mile radius.
Adi serves overnight postpartum care to new families. She loves having the opportunity to uplift those in the early days of their postpartum journey. Whether it’s holding space, cooking a warm meal, supporting lactation goals, addressing anxieties and fears, validating emotions or getting a good night’s sleep—they are all foundational pillars that every family needs and deserves. The very essence of mankind begins with a well-supported family.
"I can’t wait to uplift y’all!”
Amy, a mother of four, joined the birthing community after her fourth child seeing how important it was to have choices and caring support. She started her journey with DONA and it led to continued education in the Bradley method, VBAC, breastfeeding, placenta encapsulation, and postpartum with In Joy Birth's mentorship program. Amy has been working alongside In Joy Birth for 3 years now.
Amy is a Certified Doula (IJB), DONA trained. She is certified in birth, postpartum and placenta encapsulation. She provides services in the Seminole County area.
Vonda is a mother to 6 children; 3 teenagers and 3 little ones. Being young when she had her older children and very uneducated about birth and postpartum, she found herself later in life seeking out evidence-based education involving around childbirth and the child bearing years. In the past Vonda owned a home daycare business and worked as a birth assistant at Tree of Life. She received neonatal resuscitation training and CPR/ Infant First Aid certification. Vonda Is a certified birth and postpartum doula and has served many families through In Joy Birth over the last 4 years.
“I believe that all mommas and their families deserve to be educated and supported no matter what they decide is best for them. If that means you want pain medication the moment you walk into the hospital or if you want a home, water birth then I will be there to help and support you with love and no judgement.” ~Vonda
Clarice McCachren is a professionally trained and certified Postpartum Doula (through DONA). She is also certified by the American Red Cross in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid. She is currently working on certification in Postpartum Nutrition through the Postpartum University and has completed the course in Postpartum Herbs, Care and Practice.
Focus and attention is typically on the birth, but evidence shows that support during the postpartum time is critical for the new parent. She believes postpartum care is needed and everyone should have access to it. The 4th trimester (the first 3 months after the baby is born) is full of joy and excitement but can also feel overwhelming and be a challenging transition time. Clarice's goal is to provide nurturing support so you can heal and recover from the birth experience and at the same time build confidence in your natural parenting abilities.
“The support I offer varies from day to day- depending on the needs of the family. It can typically include help with breastfeeding, sleep support, newborn care, support for older siblings, processing the birth story, baby laundry, light housekeeping, meal prep- essentially any physical or emotional need of the family. Every day is different, and every family is different and that is what I love about being a postpartum doula.”
She offers daytime support in Lake County and the Central Florida area.
She's married and has two children and four grandchildren. She loves to be outside in her free time- boating, gardening, skiing, hiking, golfing- enjoying nature and the fresh air.
"I would be honored to help support you in this transition with your new baby."
Ashleigh is a nurturing and compassionate wife and blessed mother of two beautiful young children: a 2 year old daughter and 4 year old son. She comes from a family of 8 siblings and truly believes in the strength and support of a village.
Early on, Ashleigh had a deep calling to serve and comfort others. She started her career as a licensed massage therapist and currently runs her own practice. After two of her own traumatic birthing experiences, her passion for birth work was ignited. That calling to serve channeled its way for Ashleigh to compassionately support other women on their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey.
Her goal as a doula is to empower women to have the pregnancy and birth experience they want and deserve, through supported care and advocacy, from pregnancy into the postpartum period. She is passionate about helping mothers find their own strength and trust in their own innate abilities, as well as supporting the entire family unit in their transition. Ashleigh’s confidence, genuineness and ability to connect well with others allows her to uphold the wishes of her clients by fostering a calm and peaceful atmosphere with other family members and/or support staff. She is excited to meet you and your family and looks forward to creating a birth plan that will welcome your sweet baby earthside.
LMT; Certified in Prenatal Massage
Trained Medical Professionals
We are trained medical professionals ranging from Registered Nurses, EMT's, Licensed Midwives, and Pediatric Paramedics. We specialize in night nursing, NICU babies, infants with special needs, medically fragile babies, and premature babies.
*All Medically Trained Professionals are Certified Doulas and hold current medical licenses and have been background checked.