"Women who have used a doula are more satisfied with their birth experience, feel more confident in their ability to mother, bond faster with their newborn, are less likely to have postpartum depression, and are more likely to breastfeed." -Klaus, Kennel, and Klaus 2001"
Motherpath Doula Services offers support for birthing families in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm beach counties, in South Florida. We attend births in a variety of settings: hospitals, birth centers, and at home. Our services include prenatal care provider consultation service, birth doula support, childbirth education classes, birth plan preparation, postpartum doula services, baby care classes, and a guide to resources and natural products for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
NEW CLASS at The Gathering Place
THE GATHERING PLACE
5810 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33137
Historically, the responsibility of "doula" was that of sisters, mothers, auntie; women who were part of the community and experienced in the path of pregnancy, birth, and baby care. At Motherpath, we are honored to continue that tradition. Before we knew that some choose being a doula as a career, we were doulas to our friends and sisters. We were doulas in service to our community.
It is our greatest hope that the families we work with feel the spirit of that intention. We will not only work to help you experience the best birth and postpartum period possible, but we will welcome you into a community of friendly, nurturing, and wise families, that we are proud to be a part of and to have helped create. Here at Motherpath you will not only be receiving a service, you are gaining access to decades of mothering knowledge in a supportive and lively community! You will connect with thriving playgroups and online forums, organic food co-ops, FREE services and support groups for new moms and families, and so much more.
Transitioning into parenthood can sometimes be intimidating. Moms often feel isolated and unsupported; especially when so many are not surrounded by family or a community that they are connected to. It is our goal that our mamas feel completely supported and empowered, as they make their way down their own path into motherhood.
Services currently offered are:
Birth Plan Preparation
Birth Options Consulting
Belly Masks, Henna and Birth Art
"My husband and I chose Michelle as our doula for the birth of our first baby, and her presence made all the difference in the world. I am sure I would never have accomplished a natural birth in a hospital setting without her. Even though we prepared for a natural birth by taking Bradley classes, my husband was still anxious about coaching me through something he'd never seen before. Her presence allowed him to relax and truly enjoy the experience. We met plenty of times ahead of the delivery and she told us exactly what to expect in the hospital, assisted us with preparing our birth plan, instructed me in prenatal yoga, and even connected us with a community of like minded parents who had been through natural childbirth themselves. Her knowledge, calm demeanor and gentle reassurance gave me all the confidence I needed for my 18 hour unmedicated labor. I would recommend her services to anyone wanting expert guidance through pregnancy, birth and beyond."
Dear Michelle, I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to spend with us and share your experiences and knowledge with us. I really enjoyed the workshop and connecting with so many wonderful people. It certainly opened my eyes to the miracle of life and what a special time it is for an expecting mother and new mommy. You certainly provided a refreshing and warm perspective for what women are experiencing. I was so glad to be a part of it. Thank you for the work that you do."-- Michelle B.
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