There are 10 doulas that make up the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op. We’re proud to be doulas serving Tallahassee and the surrounding area and look forward to supporting your family. Contact doulas directly to set up an interview by clicking on her name.Amy Kimmel is a Tallahassee native with a passion for all things birth. She is owner of In Bloom Birth Services and juggles life at home with two young girls, keeping it all balanced with the help of her husband, James. While working towards her certification with CAPPA, she has found that supporting and teaching mothers in the joy of birth is more rewarding than she could ever imagine. With the free time she occasionally finds, she loves to paint, crochet, and sew. Services: birth doula, postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation, childbirth education. Click here for Amy’s testimonials and availability.
Brooke Veleber is a DONA trained doula and Registered Nurse. Brooke graduated from Samford University in 2003 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. For over 10 years, Brooke has supported women through hundreds of births, first as a labor and delivery nurse at TMH and now as a doula. She offers a supplemental birth photography package to her doula clients. Helping mamas succeed in breastfeeding is one of her passions as well. Brooke is married to Todd and mama to 4 boys. Brooke has given birth once by cesarean, and had two vaginal births after cesarean. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with her family. Services: birth doula, postpartum belly binding. Click here for Brooke’s testimonials and availability.Celeste Bracey, CLC, became a DONA trained birth doula in 2010, when she trained under fellow doula Melissa Harley. Because birth is something a mom will never forget, she hopes to help moms and their partners have a positive labor and birth. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and enjoys assisting moms and babies, so that they can have a successful breastfeeding relationship. Celeste is passionate about all things related to pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. She feels it is an honor to be a part of the journey with women and their partners during such a transformative part of their lives. She and her husband, Mose, have a son and two crazy dogs and enjoy life out in the country between Tallahassee and Thomasville. Services: birth doula, in-home lactation support. Click here for Celeste’s testimonials and availability. Emily Geyer is a DONA trained doula who attended her first birth in 2009 when she was 7 months pregnant with her first daughter. That beautiful experience led to more years of encouraging friends in pregnancy and birth and she officially launched Abiding Birth Doula Services in 2015. To abide means to endure, sustain, accept and to remain steadfast and faithful. Emily believes all women deserve this kind of support and comfort during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum season. She also enjoys spending time with her family and homeschooling her two daughters. When she can find quiet time she loves reading, cooking, crafting, knitting, sewing, hiking and backpacking. Services: birth doula. Click here for Emily’s testimonials and availability. Heather Futrell has been assisting and empowering women since 2014, training with DONA to become a doula shortly after the birth of her first daughter. She is also a birth assistant at a local birthing center. Heather has always had a passion for childbirth but was inspired at her own birth to become a doula and begin giving unbiased, compassionate, and continuous support to women and their partners. Working with women in labor and birth has opened Heather’s eyes to the power women have within and it has really inspired her to help families have better birth experiences in and out of the hospital. The journey of parenthood is an incredible experience and she is always honored when chosen to play a part in it. When she is not attending births, you will likely find her spending time with her two little girls and husband, cooking delicious vegetarian food, or traveling. Services: birth doula. Click here for Heather’s testimonials and availability. LeAnn Lett, CD(DONA), is a DONA certified birth doula, a mother of two little girls, owner of Sweet Magnolia Birth Services, and the leader of the Tallahassee chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network. After the emergency cesarean birth of her first daughter in 2009 and seeing the impact labor and birth can have on a woman, she became determined to help other mothers feel empowered in their pregnancies and births. In 2011 she welcomed her second daughter, born by VBAC and supported by an amazing doula. She holds a forensic science degree from UCF but is happy to now be a stay-at-home mom when not attending births. She enjoys kayaking and hiking with her husband and girls. Services: birth doula, postpartum doula. Click here for LeAnn’s testimonials and availability. Leslee Boldman, CD(DONA), CLC, is a DONA certified doula, certified lactation counselor, and owner of Bold Birth and Bold Baby Knits. She has been a birth doula since 2005, serving families through the journey to parenthood. Her favorite part of being a doula is witnessing the birth of a new family. She and her husband have two children. In her free time, Leslee enjoys spending time with family, playing board games with friends, and reading. Services: birth doula, postpartum doula, in-home lactation support, bellycasting. Click here for Leslee’s testimonials and availability. Lindsey VanAlstyne, CD(BFW), a Birthing From Within mentor and certified doula, is owner of Mother Rising Birth Services. She has been a doula since 2007 and began teaching Birthing From Within childbirth classes at the Birth Cottage in 2010. She enjoys serving Tallahassee and its surrounding areas by offering physical, educational, and emotional support to women and their families during the childbearing year. She believes that every woman can experience pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood not only as transformative, but also as a time when women can unlock new found strength in themselves. Lindsey has three kids who were born at the Birth Cottage, home, and the hospital. Lindsey also writes a pregnancy blog called Mother Rising. Services: postpartum doula, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation. Click here for Lindsey’s testimonials and availability.