First Coast Doulas is Jacksonville’s premier agency for the childbearing years! Individualized, non-judgmental family-centered doula support is our specialty! Discover what’s most important to you through informative classes and enjoy unwavering postpartum, newborn and overnight sleep support. First Coast Doulas is also well-known for being the area’s area’s safest provider of placenta encapsulation services, ask us how!
Each of our doulas has been professionally trained and hand selected to provide families in and around the Jacksonville area with the absolute best support available! Learn a little about us by reading our bios.
Elizabeth is the owner of First Coast Doulas. She’s been a trusted provided of personalized care and support to families in and around Jacksonville, Florida for the better part of two decades. Working as a certified birth doula, certified postpartum and newborn doula, as well as a childbirth educator and certified postpartum placenta specialist is her life’s work. She is determined to raise the bar for doulas and passionate about helping people tune into and trust their intuition. Elizabeth has been with her husband, Richard for seventeen years. She’s a mom of four, and a Mema to one very loved (not spoiled) grandson. When she isn’t supporting clients she enjoys swimming, hiking, cooking and eating, as well as and spending time with her family and closest friends!
Heather works as a certified perinatal support professional, educator, and a certified yoga teacher, specializing in prenatal and kid’s yoga. Her knowledge and empathy for others makes her an asset to families with whom she works and a valuable part of our team here at First Coast Doulas. Heather has a B.A. in English Literature, M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning, and is a freelance writer. She’s also our guru on all things babywearing and cloth diapering. Heather is mother to six children who adores all things Okinawan. She’s a crafty Potterhead who enjoys traveling, reading anything she can get her hands on, and discovering.
Madeleine works as a postpartum and infant care doula. After working as a nanny and a certified nursing assistant, she fell in love with helping parents have a voice through education and support. Madeleine is a family-centered support professional with impeccable communication skills. Her confidence and ambition make her a wonderful addition to the First Coast Doulas Team and likewise a huge asset to families with whom she supports! Madeleine, the love of her life Andrew, and their four spoiled fur babies call Southeast Georgia home. Madeleine is an adventurous girl who loves sewing, cooking, the great outdoors, and the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!
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First Coast Doulas supports families birthing in the following hospitals through-out Jacksonville and the surrounding areas; St Vincent’s Southside, St Vincent’s Riverside, UF Health Jacksonville (formerly, Shands), UF Health North, Baptist Beaches, Baptist South, Baptist Health Downtown, Baptist Nassau and Southeast Georgia Health System in St Mary’s, Georgia. We also happily support out of hospital births with the following local Midwifery practices; Fruitful Vine Midwifery, and Birth Center of Jacksonville.