Stephanie R. Moore, RN
Owner - Professional Doula
My happiest memories are when my two beautiful children were born. I remember each of their births like it was yesterday, amazed that it has actually been 23 years since my first was born! I suppose that I will carry these special moments with me throughout my entire life. Knowing how cherished these memories are for me is a key motivator as to why I became a doula. The path to motherhood begins the day a woman learns she is pregnant. All of the planning, preparation, and dreaming about the big event can be ruined by a gap between expectations and what actually occurs. Comfort, support, advocacy, and empowerment are my gifts to every mother-to-be, so she can labor in the most secure atmosphere possible. My goal is to have every birth story full of happy endings, since it will be cherished for a lifetime.
Alexa Valdez-Fagan, DC
Having experienced a traumatic hospital birth with my first son, I began to understand the importance of educating and supporting women in their childbirth options. Every moment of my sweet Maddox's birth will be with me for the rest of my life and has resulted in my passion to advocate on behalf of women in their choices for birth. As a Chiropractor, I am Webster Technique certified and have received extensive education and training in pediatrics and pregnancy. My practice is specifically geared towards providing quality prenatal Chiropractic care which provided me a unique opportunity to support women throughout their pregnancies, educate them on their childbirth options, and provide Chiropractic care throughout labor. The birth of my second son, born very peacefully and naturally, changed my life and healed my heart. As a result, I chose to pursue doula work in hopes that I could further encourage women to take charge of their own pregnancy and childbirth, and to empower them to trust their bodies and the process of birth. Having the knowledge and experience as a Chiropractor, I work to help ensure babies are optimally positioned for healthy safe births, provide physical and emotional support for families throughout labor and birth, and provide education and support postpartum with breastfeeding. I've been providing prenatal chiropractic care for 6 years and have attended a number of births providing chiropractic care throughout labor and delivery.
Randi McCallian, CD (DONA)
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula
To witness and support a mother and child during the transition from womb to world is an incredible experience; one to be treasured and remembered for a lifetime. I believe knowledge is a crucial component in a mother and father’s ability to make truly informed choices concerning their family. I am here to provide emotional, informational and physical support to a laboring mother and her family. I have studied prenatal and perinatal psychology and I am currently in a Maternal and Child health graduate program at USF. As a doula, I look to empower the mother in her ability to choose what is right among the options for her her baby; through this a mother can experience her birth in a powerful way.
Emily Zolton, CD(DONA)
Oasis Doula Services
Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation
I have been interested in pregnancy and childbirth for as long as I can remember. I finally decided to pursue my passion shortly after graduating high school. I attended Hillsborough Community College for two years, and in that time I completed the pre-requisites necessary to attend the nursing program, applied, and got accepted. I was looking forward to my future as a labor and delivery nurse, only to realize I was on the wrong route towards fulfilling my dream. It was somewhere during this time that it dawned on me…..I’m going to become a doula. I briefly researched it and read about certification.
I’ve realized, to witness and support a mother during the transition from pregnancy to motherhood is an incredible experience; one to be treasured and remembered for a lifetime. Providing services as a birth and postpartum doula is now one of my greatest joys.