If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.
Choosing a doula who is right for you is essential in your pregnancy and labor journey. This commitment you and your doulas make to each other is truly one of trust and compassion; a sacred bond. It is our passion and goal at Birth Freely to provide you with the support and/or education you are looking for. I and other Birth Freely doulas offer different types of packages to suite your individual needs. The Premier Package is detailed below the bios of our doulas! Please contact meto see what other options are available and how Birth Freely can meet your needs.
*All clients of Birth Freely Preferred Doulas receive discounts on Birth Freely birth classes so you have a well rounded education and team for your birth experience!*
Stephanie was born and raised in the South Jersey area. She has always had a passion for pregnancy and birth, but was surprised that the passion only grew with the birth of her first child. Stephanie prepared for her first birth by attending classes with the Bradley Method, but this was just the tip of iceberg for her learning. The experience Stephanie shared with her husband, Bryce, during labor and immediately after was what pushed her to pursue doulaing. 'There is an intimacy and a bond that I got to share with my spouse that was unlike anything we had experienced as partners. My hope as a doula is to help other mothers experience this bond with their support teams and babies,' Stephanie shared. Stephanie has pursed being a doula since 2016 and is now certified as a labor doula through CAPPA. She has been a part of the Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support since early 2017 and continues to pursue her learning through various workshops and trainings, including trainings in advanced comfort measures and doula advocacy. Her goal is to grow her knowledge of pregnancy, birth, lactation, and newborn care to continue to bring moms evidenced based information for this amazing time in their lives. Beyond being a doula Stephanie lives with her husband, Bryce and two sons in South Jersey. She loves the Phillies and Eagles, and enjoys any type of family days outside! Stephanie has always been driven by people and relationships and feels that caring for and supporting new and expecting moms is the niche she has always been searching for.
Mallori Cain pursued her doula training in 2017. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula through Bebo Mia and a Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula. She has always had a love for serving families—specifically in the areas of pregnancy, maternity care, and parenthood when families deserve extra love, support, and access to evidence-based information and care. After managing a pregnancy services program at a non-profit, Mallori felt led to become more involved in birth work as a doula. Mallori holds a master’s degree in social work and has training and experience in maternal mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Providing education, screening, and raising awareness about perinatal mental health is something that she incorporates into her doula work on a regular basis. Mallori has advanced doula training in pelvic dynamics and birth positions, Spinning Babies, the rebozo, and VBAC, and she is always looking for new ways to learn and grow in her practice. Mallori grew up in Georgia, and although she has lived in the Philadelphia area for over 6 years, she still considers herself a Southern girl at heart. She recently moved to South Jersey with her husband Chris and dog Cooper. Mallori enjoys photography, reading, traveling, and Georgia football! She currently serves as the volunteer prenatal match coordinator for the Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support (PALS). As a doula, Mallori strives to create a calm, peaceful, and positive birthing environment where families feel confident and empowered throughout their birth experience. Whether you desire to have an unmedicated or medicated birth, hospital or home birth, Mallori is honored to be a part of such an intimate and sacred time in your life and support you in your birthing desires!
Joy is a certified DONA International. She is a mother of three and is extremely passionate about supporting the birthing family through this incredible journey of parenthood. Joy was called to doula work after experiencing three very different births with her own children and seeing how much genuine support can make one’s birth experience truly exceptional. She wholly believes in giving endless positive support to the mother and her partner before, during, and after birth so that they can begin parenting trusting their instincts and being confident in their choices.
Mira is a seasoned yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist with many certifications in corrective exercise and specializing in pre and post-natal adaptation and comfort measures. Mira is a mother to three (now adult) children and first fell in love with supporting the birthing mother when she was invited to assist her sister’s first birth thirteen years ago. It was an exhilarating and beautiful experience to witness and be a part of birth from a totally different role, Mira used her expertise in yoga breathing and massage to support her sister. More recently, her sister asked her to be her doula once again; this time, a home birth, so Mira decided to begin the process of obtaining her certification through DONA International. She is calm and steady in the moments where she is needed most, she has a comforting touch and eye contact that adds confidence to the birthing mother and her partner. Mira is committed to being the source of reassurance and advocating for the choices that the birthing mother makes on an individualized, non-judgmental, and client centered basis.
Alicia decide to become a doula after birthing her daughter in 2016. The decision she made to make continuous labor support her career began with her certification through International Doula Institute and, to this day, she believes it was the best decision she has made! Alicia is a self proclaimed tree hugging, crocheting, yogi and a mother of two. She is fascinated by pregnancy and birth and has a strong belief that empowering women through birth is the most rewarding thing she could do, not only for herself but for the birthing community. At times, she has found that issue arise when mothers to be are not aware of options they have and believes that if more women were to know that their birth experience is personal to them, that they have the right to make decisions; then more women and the babies they birth would be happier. Alicia wants to support your birthing choices. So, if you want a natural birth, she can help. If you want a medicated birth, she can help. Even if you want to give birth in the comfort of your home, she can help. Alicia believes its her job as your doula to inform and educate you while supporting you each and every second of the way.
Alex was born and raised in South Jersey and felt called to doula work after the birth of her second child in 2018. She is CAPPA trained and will become a postpartum doula in 2021. She also has doula training in the dynamics of the pelvis, and Spinning Babies. She is a mom of three children, and has had a long time love of all things pregnancy and childbirth. She provides unbiased support to every family she serves to help them achieve a positive and empowering birth experience. She believes birth is the most transformational experience one can go through and feels honored when her clients allow her to be a part of their journey.