About Us

Our team of experts is looking forward to supporting you.

A letter from our founder...

Dear soon-to-be parents,


My name is Christine, and I am the passionate founder of Mindful Birth Doula Services. Since 2010, I have taught hundreds of couples in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples about pregnancy, birth and early parenting and I have attended more than 90 births as a Certified Labor Doula.


This work is my life and I have immersed myself in the highest levels of education available to non-medical birth workers. My trainings and certifications began in 2009 with Birthing From Within. Shortly after, I added training through Spinning Babies for Optimal Fetal Positioning by Gail Tully, and a VBAC Facts training through Jen Kamel. I am a Certified Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a respected professional in our community.


With additional passion for supporting families seeking a vaginal birth after a cesarean birth, I co-founded the VBAC Advocates of Lee County, and was recently invited to sit on the Board of Directors for Heritage Midwifery School in North Port, Florida. Additionally, I am proud to be a member of the Board of Directors for Birthing From Within International. My point is, I am a credible source of knowledge and supportive services in our local birth community and I take my role very seriously.  

​Expectant families come to me with their birth worries, their excitement, their skepticism, knowing much and desiring to learn more. I guide these families through what they really need to know in order to birth and parent their precious children with the sounds and feelings of abundant love and respect playing in the background.


I welcome you to my website! I am committed to doing for you, exactly what I’ve done for so many others in our beautiful community. This is my Promise to you!

Christine Ghali

Meet Our Doulas

Emily Palisano

Certified Doula

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Postpartum Doula

Emily is a mover and a shaker! She is very hands-on in her doula approach and loves to connect via humor and sharing information. Emily is skilled in Spinning Babies techniques for an easier and shorter labor. Her background in nursing and her extensive doula and lactation training makes her one of our most sought after doulas. Click here to read her bio.

Tara Hoverson


Tara has the perfect balance of heart and mind. With her doula background rooted in Birthing From Within, you'll feel how she balances sharing information along with emotional support. Tara also has had two natural births in the hospital, so she understands how important pain-coping skills, support and advocacy can be. Tara is skilled in Spinning Babies techniques and is continuing her doula training by becoming a Birth Story Listener through Birthing From Within. She's the best of the best with over 28 births attended and always gets the most glowing reviews from her clients. Click here to read her bio.

Jessica Johnson

Certified Doula

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Jessica is our newest birth doula to join the Mindful Birth team. With a heart for natural birth, she has experience birth assisting for one of our community's homebirth midwives and has supported numerous families in one of our community's birth centers. As a mother of 2 and lots of birth experience, she is a welcome addition to our team. She'll use her CLC training to help you with baby's initial breastfeeding latch, too! Click here to read her bio.

Rosy Ramirez

Postpartum Specialist

Postpartum Doula

M.A. Mental Health Counseling

La Leche League Leader

Rosy has an extensive background in mental health that couples perfectly with her experience in birth and motherhood. With a master's degree in mental health counseling, having grown up with an OBGYN as her own mother, and with 3 young homeschooled children who call her "mama," Rosy IS Postpartum Specialist personified! She is also a La Leche League leader, a prestigious and difficult title to achieve.  Rosy will immediately make you feel at ease with her warmth and deep listening skills. Book your postpartum first 8 hours with our Unlimited Doula Care Package or a la carte (4 hour minimum). Rosy is eager to use her skills to help you process your birth story, assist you in breastfeeding, or provide postpartum support as you define it (sleep strategies for you and/or your baby; light meal preparation; care for your baby while you tend to your own self-care, and more). Click here to read her bio.

Tanya Childress

Postpartum Specialist

Postpartum Doula

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Certified Babywearing Consultant

Tanya is back! It seems like everywhere we turn, we cross paths with someone whom Tanya has influenced in impressive ways. Tanya has extensive experience with our birth community dating back to nearly 10 years ago.  She has helped many, many parents through breastfeeding struggles as a CLC and has taught many, many parents the ins and outs of babywearing, one of her passions. She has experience with postpartum home-visits and is eager to help you in your postpartum experience as well. Click here to read her bio. 

Congratulations on your pregnancy

and knowing exactly what you and your family needs!

Serving greater SWFL 




Mon-Fri: 9a-5p


Supporting hospital births,

homebirths, birth center births including

Health Park, NCH, Cape Coral Hospital

and more.


-Labor Doula

-Childbirth Education

-Postpartum Doula

-Lactation Counseling

-Birth Coaching

-Birth Circle Gatherings

-Distance Doula Care

-Online Support


by appointment only

11276 Reflection Isles Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33912

Serving Naples, Fort Myers, Bonita, Estero,

Cape Coral and surrounding areas