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My Name is Talena,  your dedicated doula...

I’m a DONA International Certified Birth Doula based in Jacksonville, FL.  My initial introduction to this career, was watching the reality show called “Meet the Cromarties”; Antonio Cromartie’s wife was giving birth to his 13th and their 5th baby together.  She had an at home water birth and the engagement of the doula enlightened me. The doula helped her manage the pain with no medication, was supportive and comforting. I was genuinely, in awe. That’s when I said “that’s what I want to do!”

 

The main motivation of a doula is to help women have a memorable and empowering birth that the woman desires.  The experiences I have had have taught me additional techniques of support and comfort each time.  Having me as your doula I will provide comfort, peace of mind, and deliver on your desired birthing experience.  

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Chandler Merrill

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I’m a DONA trained Birth Doula based in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Over the years many women in my life have influenced and led me to where I am now as a mother and advocate for motherhood and birth. After becoming pregnant with my first child, I immediately felt a passion and a craving to learn as much as I could about pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I knew during that pregnancy that down the line, I wanted to work in birth somehow. After my second child turned two, I completed the Birth Doula training. I am CPR certified, completed NRP online training, and completed Waterbirth  International’s waterbirth course.