Meet our mumda doulas & staff

Dont miss our monthly Meet Mumda event hosted at Babys R’ Us at The St. Johns Town Center

“I couldn’t have done it without these amazing women by my side. If we decide to have another there’s no doubt in my mind we’ll be using mumda again. Thank you for making my dreams come true and getting me my VBAC!”

-Marcy R.

 

BIRTH DOULA

mumda™ doulas support women (of Jacksonville, FL and NE Florida) in all births including home deliveries, natural birth in the hospital or birth center, vaginal births after cesarean (VBACs), planned and unplanned cesareans, surrogate liaison between a gestational carrier and baby’s intended family, and more!

The role of a mumda™ doula includes: 

Assisting the woman to prepare and carry out her birth plan
Staying with the woman throughout the labor
Providing emotional support and physical comfort measures
Communicating between the laboring woman, her partner and clinical care providers
Delivering information to make informed decisions before, during and after birth
Allowing the woman’s partner to participate at his/her comfort level

POSTPARTUM DOULA

Let mumda™ help you ease into the 4th trimester. Similar to a birth doula, postpartum doulas offer families education, companionship, and support during what is sometimes called the ‘fourth trimester’ – that sometimes emotional time after a child is born.  They promote time for infant and family bonding while creating a sense of balance during your recovery period.

Postpartum doula services are tailored to meet your needs and can include newborn care, breastfeeding support, postnatal rehab, assistance with family adjustment, emotional support, sibling care, light housekeeping, and more. One particularly helpful part of the service is supporting mom during the ‘baby blues.’  mumda™ postpartum doulas help navigate what can be a delicate time, including connecting mom with helpful resources and attending postpartum visits if necessary. Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.

***TO HONOR OUR MILITARY FAMILIES THEY WILL RECEIVE A MILITARY DISCOUNT

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

All mumda doulas are certified through DONA International, the oldest, largest and most respected doula certification program worldwide. The vigorous standards ensure that not just any person can become a DONA Certified doula. It is difficult and time-consuming to complete this certification. We recommend that anyone who hires a doula chooses someone who has completed this important study. Without the regulation provided by DONA International, consumers simply cannot be ensured of the highest standard and quality.  At mumda education is our focus and our team of doulas are continually on the front edge of continuing education, keeping up with the latest techniques in the field.  We proudly support families of all types, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultural and religious backgrounds. Our team has experience supporting:

  • Unmedicated, natural labors and medicated labors
  • First time and experienced mothers
  • Vaginal births, VBACs, and cesarean births (planned and unplanned)
  • Twins, singletons
  • Deliveries at hospitals, birth centers, and home birth settings
  • Deliveries with both Obstetricians and Midwives
  • Military family support
  • Same-sex couples
  • Women and families with a history of trauma
  • Women using a variety of birthing techniques including, Bradley, Birthing from Within, Mindful Birthing, and Hypnobirthing
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