Meet the Mindful Birth Doulas of Naples and Fort Myers

Meet Our Doulas

Mindful Birth labor doula

Emily Lugo

Certified Doula

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Emily is always on the move! 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.

Mindful Birth doula Tara Hoverson

Tara Hoverson

Certified Labor Doula

Tara has the perfect balance of doula 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 just recently completed a rigorous protocol to become certified as a Birth Mentor and took her Birthing From Within training to the next level with their Labor Doula certification. She's the best of the best with over 40 births attended and always gets the most glowing reviews from her clients. Click here to read her bio.

Christa Graziano

Certified Labor Doula

Certified Postpartum Doula

Peer Lactation Counselor

Christa's personality shines through in her fun-loving and relatable doula approach by offering non-judgmental educational, emotional, and physical support. She has this unique way of making others feel at ease and as if you've known her forever, making easy connections with both mom and partner. Trained by ProDoula, Christa aims to serve clients in a way that makes them feel heard, important, and confident in whatever decisions they make. She specializes in comfort measures, positional changes to encourage labor's progression, and deep attunement and support of each family's individual preferences.  You can feel comfort knowing that Christa will guide and hold space in all the ways that work best for each individual family. 

 Click here to read her bio.

Tanya Childress

Postpartum Doula

Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Certified Babywearing Consultant

Certified Passenger Safety Technician (i.e. safe carseat installations)

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. 

A letter from our founder...

Dear soon-to-be parents,

 

My name is Christine, and I am the passionate founder of Mindful Birth 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 100 births as a Certified Labor Doula. And I love helping parents just like YOU! To help you get a flavor for what has guided my path, read on. 

 

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. 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 seriously.  You will have many opportunities to work with me alongside your doula, through our support calls, Intake Call, birth classes, social media and more.

​Expectant families come to us with their birth worries, their excitement, their skepticism, knowing much and desiring to learn more. We 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 our website! I am committed to doing for you, exactly what I’ve done for so many others in our beautiful community. We'll compassionately guide you through your baby's best possible start in life. This is my Promise to you!

Christine

Christine Ghali, Agency Owner, Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, Birth Coach

Christine Ghali Doula Naples and Fort Myes

Congratulations on your pregnancy

and knowing exactly what you and your family needs!