Welcome to Southern Charm Birth Doula
Congratulations! You are on one of the most empowering and amazing journeys of your life, one which will transform you from a woman to a mother. Likely, you’re researching your options as to whom will accompany and support you through this monumental transition. This is a deeply personal decision, yet I think you’ve come to the right place. Let Juanita guide you along the road to motherhood and help this experience be one you’ll remember fondly forever.
As you research pregnancy and childbirth, you’ve probably come across the term “doula” a time or two. Doulas have become increasingly popular over the last several years as women choose to personalize their childbirth experience and seek the comfort, compassion, and experience of a trusted companion in the delivery room.
What is a Doula?
The Doula is a professional helper who goes back as far in time as the Greeks, if not even more ancient. In Greek, the word doula simply means “A woman who serves”. Serving is what a doula does best. Doulas are highly trained individuals who provide physical and emotional support to a woman before and after childbirth. Doulas have long been recognized as important caregivers and a powerful source of strength for laboring women. This is an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life, so it’s important that your needs are met.
Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Pike Road, Auburn, Opelika, Montgomery and surrounding areas.
While this was my second delivery, it was the first my husband was able to be present for and Juanita helped to explain to him what was going on, how to work with me, and kept the atmosphere pleasant. I had a long labor and slow progression and she stayed positive for us the entire time. My husband and I could not have gotten though this delivery without her knowledge and support. Should we ever have another baby I would not want to deliver without her by my side.
Thanks to her I fulfilled my natural labor wishes. She was so supportive and she has a nurturing touch that made me feel so comfortable and cared for. I never felt alone during labor, she was by my side every contraction. She is always a text or phone call away…. Best doula !!!! I LOVED HER !!!
I was able to have a successful VBAC with her by my side. She is extremely supportive, calm and knowledgeable. She was able to calm my fears and reassure me that I could do this weeks before labor. She is dedicated to making sure the mother feels empowered and supported. She is there to support you and whatever it is that you want for your birth.
She brought a sense of confidence to the room which relieved us of fear and anxiety throughout the process. Her doula experience was very evident through the birthing process. She walked us through the entire process in an extremely calming and reassuring manner. WE couldn’t have done it without her.
Even though I felt I had a strong support group with me, once Juanita arrived i felt much relief. In so many ways she helped me get through it all. Each and every contraction I was coached by her and supported. That was exactly what I was missing. Someone to tell me what to do when I felt I couldn’t keep going with firmness and kindness.
Juanita is AMAZING. I knew when we first met that she was who I needed in order to help me follow through with my birth plan. Juanita helped me and my family in so many ways. All the tips she gave me to prepare for labor really helped me mentally and physically. When the time came I know 100% that I would not have followed through with my plan if I did not have Juanita. Which is a good thing!! She helped me get through each contraction, helped me remember certain choices I had made prior to labor- when the time comes it’s easy to get all mixed up!!
Juanita was a wonderful support and was exactly what I needed. I highly recommend her services.
When first meeting Juanita she was very honest and knowledgeable about everything we discussed. Throughout our time every question I asked she had an answer and if she didn’t she always reached back to me with the answer or someone who would be able to help me. Love, love, loved my experience with her and would totally recommend her to anyone in the area needing a doula!!
Juanita made my birth experience wonderful. I used her for my third child, and it made it be the best birth experience out of all the three. She was able to show my husband the perfect massage techniques I needed to get through each contraction and even helped him learn to be an amazing coach. She did everything she could to make my birth plan happen. I would recommend her to any pregnant mama no matter if it’s their first run around or a few in!