"I think about my birth experience often and am so thankful that I was able to avoid medical intervention entirely in a hospital setting. Cynthya helped make that possible and I am forever grateful!" - Julia Lamp
Specialties: Mind-Body-Hypno Relaxation Techniques, Childbirth Ed, Sibling and Newborn Care
18 months, peek-a-boo!
Hi, I'm Cynthya, the founder and owner of The Happiest Doulas! I see to the individual needs of each agency client. I am an academy member of Evidence Based Birth and hold doula certification with Childbirth International and with Hypnobabies as a Hypno-Doula.
I teach private childbirth lessons as well as our intensive ONE DAY group class. As an instructor and doula, I offer clients a balanced approach for using mind-body-relaxation techniques specific to pregnancy and labor.
Accepting inquiries for birthdays in the areas of St Pete - Clearwater - Tampa as a labor doula.
My meeting location is Black Crow Coffee, 722 2nd Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701. If you'd like to learn more about me and my path through this awesome profession, please visit my personal site and connect with me on social media.
Get To Know Me
I've spent countless days of my young-adult life following Days of Our Lives. The irony is not lost on me.
I live with a beagle named Chili Dog, gifted to me by my first doula client. He’s a handful even at the ripe ole age of 11.
I am a member of 2 color guard teams and plan to perform in Herold Square for the televised 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Who do you like to work with most? My ideal client is someone who wants support in being their own hero and a boost from me toward reaching their set goals - whatever they may be. I will be their biggest cheerleader and resource to help in whatever way needed during pregnancy and labor.
What do you want most for your clients? I want them to know they are heard, cared for, and will be helped in whatever way I may possibly do so.
The hospital is a busy place! Can you help me and my partner make this birthday an intimate, bonding experience? Unless you plan to have an unassisted birth at home, you will be interacting with many people during your hospital stay. We are the guardians of your birthing environment. By preserving the ambience of the room, limiting distractions, and guiding your partner in their support of you, your doula is the "magician behind the curtain" helping you both feel relaxed, respected and cared for.
I've heard some doctors and hospitals refuse to work with certain doulas. Will my doula be told to leave me while I'm in labor? Unfortunately, I too have heard of the ugly situation that occurs when a doula is told to leave the hospital and her laboring clients. Our team would never interfere with your medical care (two of us are RNs), and we excel at navigating difficult situations that may appear to limit a client's options. Go ahead, ask around about us - check in with your hospital tour guide and speak with your midwife or OB about their experience working with our agency.
Do you have restrictions on working with my OB or hospital? No way! Our agency works with ANY medical provider at ALL area hospitals and birth centers. We will cheerfully do so!
We carefully navigate our role as supportive doulas while enhancing our working relationship with hospital staff members and medical care providers. We understand other doulas have limitations and will not work with clients planning a hosptial delivery or with certain medical care practices. Our team's super-power is the ability to collaboratively work with the people YOU have chosen to provide healthcare for your baby's birthday. We respect your choices and work for you unconditionally, alongside your doctor or midwife, to help you have your ideal childbirth experience. We have no other agenda than this.
What differentiates The Happiest Doulas agency from the others? Our team is a tight knit group of professionals that stay in frequent contact with each other. We attend various trainings throughout the year to further our knowledge and better serve our community. By working as a team rather than as individual doulas, we provide the best back-up care for each other and support in every type of birth situation.