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Christine Ghali ★

Certified Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I am proud to have earned my professional Doula Certification (2011) through Birthing From Within along with my Birth Mentor/Childbirth Educator Certification (2014). I am deeply rooted in the birth community in SW Florida, as a co-founder of the VBAC Advocates of Lee County (2013) and co-leader for the SW Florida Birth Network (2014-2015). In 2018 I expanded Mindful Birth Services into an all-inclusive doula agency.…

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Erika Imoaka

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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DeAnna Alvarez

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Lauren Levwood

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

My vocational path is somatically and spiritually oriented. In 2002, I received a BA in Dance and Philosophy from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. After undergrad I became interested in childbirth, and in 2003 I traveled to The Farm in TN to study midwifery with Ina May Gaskin. I attended postpartum doula training through DONA International in Charlottesville, VA in 2005, and formally shifted from a career in dance to a career in birth support.…