My experience in the pregnancy and birth field spans over 30 years! My passion began with the births of my own children and grew as I began working in 1987 as a Midwife's birth assistant. This is where I received my initial training and experience in supporting women in childbirth. I continued furthering my education, certifying as a Childbirth Instructor, Doula and Breastfeeding Specialist. I now mentor other Doulas as a Doula Trainer with Birth Boot Camp Doulas.
I have been married to my hubby for 36 years and we live in the Lake Wales area of Polk County, Florida. I am the proud mother of three children and Gran to nine grandchildren. I have attended numerous births in all settings: hospital, birth center and home birth. I especially love teaching classes because I see the excitement and assurance it brings to the mom and her partner as they prepare for the birth of their child.
As a doula and childbirth educator, I embrace the mindset that it's "Your Birth, Your Journey". I have a passion for helping families plan for an amazing birth and postpartum period - whatever that means for YOU. My mission through Bellies-2-Babies is to provide professional birth education, doula services and breastfeeding support along with encouragement, referrals, and physical assistance with consistent non-biased support.
I will fully support your birth and parenting choices and I welcome the opportunity to walk this path with your family. Let's connect - I will fully listen to learn how I can best support you!
Janet taught my husband and I many things through our journey of pregnancy and the birthing process. Her support is undeniably essential. She guided us in the most calm manner, discussingoptions and being extremely supportiveno matter what! My birthing team tried everything possible to have a natural birth, as I dreamt about. My body had a different plan, and with Janet and my husband it was okay, I felt comforted. Ultimately God is in control, surrounding your self with loving support is key! We are blessed with a healthy baby girl! I 100% recommend this support system.