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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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Linda Wilson

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

I have had the pleasure of mentoring Birthing From Within® students in south Florida since 2001. I am interested in empowering you to discover and tap into your strengths and skills to birth-in-awareness no matter where, how or with whom you choose to give birth.

I have given birth in the hospital and at home, nursed my children, practiced as a midwife, doula and breastfeeding support counselor as well as preparing women and their families for birth for many years.…

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DeAnna Alvarez

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Sue Schumerth

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator

Sue Schumerth is a trained Birthing From Within childbirth education mentor, who experienced the births of her two boys in both a hospital setting and at home. She has a unique range of perspective regarding birth, as both of her boys came into the world in drastically different ways. Sue lives with her husband, their two active and inquisitive homeschooled boys and their kitty, Pumpkin.…

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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.…