Hayden’s Birth Story

On October 9th, I awoke to what was a seemingly normal Monday. Got my 2 year old off to daycare and had plans to do some things around the house with my husband (we both had off for Columbus Day) since I was 5 days overdue with zero pending signs of labor. I was trying to remain positive that my …

London Rose Parks

I am Doula Vonda’s daughter, I got the magic combination anyone having a baby could want, a mom that’s a doula, a doula that’s your mom what else could be more perfect!! If you can kick butt at having a baby that’s exactly what we did. Mom guided Sam and I through private Hypnobirthing classes in our home and taught …

Doula Vonda and Gestational Surrogacy

Doula Vonda and Gestational Surrogacy The following post is a reprint of an article as it appears DONA International monthly publication, International Doulas.’ Originally published in December 2014 issue. In some parts of the country, introducing a Doula to the birth experience is as natural as the sun shining in the sky. The relationship of mom / partner / doula …

Carissa Fassnacht

I met Vonda through an event held by Doulananda. It was a meet and greet with the intention of helping expectant mothers find a doula that they would feel comfortable with. There were several doulas there, but almost immediately, even before speaking with her, I knew Vonda was the person I wanted supporting me through the rest of my pregnancy …

Brian & Cynthia Wingfield

It was an honor and an absolute pleasure to work with Vonda Bartlett. I truly was blessed that after the Doula Meet and Greet in Growing Families St. Augustine, I had submitted an essay to qualify for a scholarship. At the end of the meet and greet, Vonda calls and tells me that she would love to work with me. …