Sooo, What Does a Doula Do?
I love. I listen.
I empower. I massage.
I believe. I whisper.
I rock. I touch.
I breathe. I thank.
I witness. I praise.
I soothe. I dance.
I encourage. I hope.
I laugh. I cry. I dream.
I bring calm.
I am Vonda Bartlett, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), HBCE, and the founder/owner of Doula Vonda Birth Services, LLC.
My Doula journey began 36 years ago in the North Georgia mountains as an assistant to Certified Nurse Midwifes based in Atlanta. The midwife and doctor would ask me to go attend to the laboring momma while they traveled up from Atlanta. Thus began my Doula passion. I now hold an international certification for Birth Doula CD(DONA) and Postpartum Doula PCD(DONA) and HBCE Hypnobirthing® childbirth educator.
My goal, purpose, and passion is to support birth preferences/wishes. I do not have an agenda. I support ALL births, including (but not limited to): birth centers, hospitals, home, water, natural, surrogate, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), adoption, cesarian section (c-section), non-medicated, and medicated. I work primarily in Florida, but I also offer traveling Doula services to other states and countries.
I have experience with:
Vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC) x1, 2, 3, etc., high risk, advanced maternal age, teens, single, IVF, surrogacy, adoption, premature birth, multiples, c-section, and more.
Birth can be a foreign and sometimes uncertain environment. My forte is bringing calm confidence and assurance to that environment. I am also pet friendly! ❤️
I love the outdoors! My life is filled with family, health, fitness, travel, biking, boating, stand up paddle boarding, and gardening.
My passion is what I do!! I educate, facilitate, and advocate in order to help support each unique birth experience.
I am very honored to be on this journey with you and your family.