YBE Instructor Directory

YBE Instructors

Below is a list of Pre-certified and Certified Your Birth Experience (YBE) Instructors have each been personally trained by YBE founder, Missy David, BS, CD(DONA), CYBET, CLC, HCHD. Each YBE Instructor is an independent business owner, whose personal and professional goals are a representation of theirs alone and may not reflect opinions or practices held by Your Birth Experience and Missy David Enterprises, LLC. Each individual business owner is in the process of fulfilling or has fulfilled a rigorous set of requirements in order to receive certification to teach Your Birth Experience curriculum and may also have other services his or her business.

 

Listed Alphabetically By Country, State, City, and Last Name

CANADA

Newfoundland

St. john's

YBE Instructor Katie Budgell

KATIE BUDGELL, Birth and Postpartum Doula, CYBE

Better Beginnings Birth and Postpartum Doula

 

Saskatchewan

regina

YBE Instructor Kim Smith

KIM SMITH, DoulaIBCLC, CYBE

Kim Smith

 

JAPAN

OKINAWA

Jennifer Richards, CYBE

JENNIFER RICHARDS, CD(DONA), CYBE, HCHD

Serene Beginnings Birth Services

 

UNITED STATES

Arizona

payson

YBE Instructor Leanna Mawby

LEANNA MAWBY, Pre-certified YBE

Expect a Blessing

 

Arkansas

YBE Instructor Kelsey Oliphant

bentonville

KELSEY OLIPHANT, Pre-certified YBE

Peace Love Birth

 
 

California

SACRAMENTO

YBE Instructor Teresa Hord

TERESA HORD, CYBE, CD(DTI)

Taylor Made Doulas

"I am an expert in my field and act as a real-life, relevant resource for clients seeking non-biased, evidence-based information for their journey into parenthood. I'm committed to. on-going education to insure I can provide information about a variety of needs and am passionate about seeing my clients cherish those first moments of parenthood as well as the years to come."

 
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LINDSEY TAYLOR, Birth and Postpartum Doula, CYBE

Taylor Made Doulas

 

san diego

YBE Instructor Mercedes Jones

MERCEDES JONES, Pre-certified YBE

Happy Valley Doula and Birth Services

 

Salinas

Sarah McCabe, CYBE, LCCE, BA

Timeless Birth

 

SAN FRANCISCO

YBE Instructor Janaye Murphy

JANAYE MURPHY, Pre-certified YBE

Janaye Murphy Doula Services

 

Florida

miami

VALERIE MASSONI, CYBE

Body Baby Belly

 

orlando

YBE Instructor Megan Mays

MEGAN MAYS, Pre-certified YBE

the kindred joy

 

Palm beach

YBE Instructor Amy Bender

AMY BENDER, CYBE

Coastal Doulas of Palm Beach

"I am amazed by the process of childbirth and cherish the uniqueness of each individual. By creating a secure environment, I meet my clients' sense of urgency with facts and focus so they feel empowered in their birth and supported with the knowledge they need for success and satisfaction."

 

tampa

YBE Instructor Amy Lewis

AMY LEWIS, Pre-certified YBE

Buddha Belly Birth Services

 

wellington

YBE Instrutor Bonnie Kelly

BONNIE KELLY, CYBE

birth starts with believing

"I am driven to help women and their families embrace their individuality in birth and parenting by opening their eyes to the wide range of possibilities available to them. By taking the time to ensure my clients prepare mentally and emotionally, as well as physically for birth, I strive to help them confidently envision an empowering and fulfilling experience."

 

 

west palm beach

YBE Instructor Chanice Ford

CHANICE FORD, Pre-certified YBE

Concierge Doulas of South Florida

 

Georgia

Atlanta

Sylvia Mead, CYBE

SYLVIA MEAD, CLC, CYBE

 

Illinois

peoria

YBE Instructor Heather Kern

HEATHER KERN, Pre-certified YBE

Heartland Doulas

 
YBE Instructor Meghan Moody

MEGHAN MOODY, Pre-certified YBE

Heartland Doulas

 
YBE Instructor Jessica Stafford

JESSICA STAFFORD, Pre-certified YBE

Heartland Doulas

 

Iowa

independence

YBE Instructor Kaity Klotzbach

KAITY KLOTZBACH, Pre-certified YBE, PES, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Northeast Iowa Doulas

 

Kansas

Kansas City

YBE Instructor Elizabeth Allen

ELIZABETH ALLEN CBE, CCE, CHT, Pre-certified YBE

Abundant Peace Childbirth Services

 
YBE Instructor Ali Fallis

ALI FALLIS, CD(DONA), Pre-certified YBE

Life's Light Doula Care

 

MANHATTAN/JUNCTION CITY

AMANDA OLSEN CYBE

Little Bean Birth

 

Parsons

YBE Instructor Tish Karhoff

TISH KARHOFF, RN, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE

 

WICHITA

Bethany Fenlason, CYBE

BETHANY FENLASON, CYBE, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Wichita Family Birth Support

"I want to provide personalized support and guidance to mothers to help them make informed decisions, gain confidence in the birth process and to know that they aren't alone in childbirth."

 

Louisville

September Phillips, CYBE

SEPTEMBER PHILLIPS, Doula, CYBE

Louisville Area Doulas

"I want parents to have the confidence to know that they have the ability to make decisions for their family. I love to help my clients develop a plan to achieve the pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences that are most meaningful and positive to them by positioning them at a starting point and equipping them with appropriate information and tools to navigate their choices. This amazing journey is one that belongs only to my clients, and I happily walk beside them and support them on whichever paths they choose."

 

 

Louisiana

Baton rouge

YBE Instructor Cody Standridge

CODY STANDRIDGE, Pre-certified YBE

Baton Rouge Birth Services

 

LAUREN STANDRIDGE, CYBE

Baton Rouge Birth Services

 

 

Maryland

Frederick

YBE Instructor Anna Tran

ANNA MARIE TRAN, Pre-certified YBE

Maryland Family Doulas

 
 

Massachusetts

PITTSFIELD

Susan Poincelot, CYBE

SUSAN POINCELOT, LMT, CYBE

Touch of Life Massage and Doula Care

"I want to empower my clients by giving them the tools they need in order to be their own advocates and make the choices that are right for them in any situation. I will support their decisions and their rights no matter what, with the ultimate goal of creating a positive birth experience."

 

 

Wareham

YBE Instructor Brittany Rand

BRITTANY RAND, CYBE

Candlelight Doula Support

 

Missouri

Joplin

Samantha Crain, CYBE

Joplin Doulas


 

st louis

YBE Instructor Sylwinn Tudor

SYLWINN TUDOR, CYBE, Birth and Postpartum Doula

MamaWise Birth

"The greatest gift I can give my clients is to equip them with specific support tools to create the intimate experience they know is possible. I help them gather and process the information and resources they need most and to examine their expectations so they can create achievable goals for birth and the transitional weeks with a newborn."

 

ST PETERS

Robin Stull, CYBE

ROBIN STULL, CYBE

Blessings for Bellies

 

New Jersey

Burlington

TIFFANY TROTMAN, CYBE

Burlington Doulas, LLC

"My passion is to help families find their voice by encouraging awareness and certainty through comprehensive education and unbiased, positive support.  My goal is to provide all possible resources so that the best decisions can be made for the family, by the family.  I will not make choices for you, but I will make certain that you know your options, and I will stand behind you and support any decisions you make as your doula."

 

New York

new york

YBE Instructor Rachel Goldstein

RACHEL GOLDSTEIN, Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Postmodern Childbirth

 
 
YBE Instructor Jessica Tobin

JESSICA LU, LMSW, CBE, Birth Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Bird and Bee Birth Services

 

suffolk county

YBE Instructor Dawn Oliver

DAWN OLIVER, CD(TDA) Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, CYBE 

Compassionate Care Doula

"My passion is to help families learn and birth with Compassionate Care"

 

North Dakota

Greater grand forks

YBE Instructor Kjersti Eilers

KJERSTI EILERS, SBD, CLS, Pre-certified YBE

Handmade for You - Birth Doula Services

 

WEST FARGO

Brandi Spray, CYBE

BRANDI SPRAY, CYBE

Dayspring Doula

"I am here to help you and your birth partner with gentle, nurturing support during pregnancy, birth and beyond. My goal is to provide moms and dads with the encouragement and support needed to be confident and have a positive birth experience.

 

Ohio

Akron

Jill Whitmarsh, CYBE

JILL WHITMARSH, CYBE

Embrace Your Birth

 

Oklahoma

Bartlesville

NICKI INGRAM, BS, CLC, CYBE, LCCE 

Village Birth and Motherhood Preparation

"I believe that pregnancy and birth are normal and natural and at the same time profoundly life-changing.  I also believe that birth can look different for different women, but in all cases women should feel empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their babies."

 

 
Ashlee Baker, CYBE

ASHLEE BAKER, CYBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claremore

Devon Mullins, CYBE

DEVON MULLINS, CYBE, HDHD, CLC, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Belly Binding Specialist

At First Sight Doula Services, LLC

"I want women and their partners to have the confidence to advocate for themselves and the care they desire before, during and after the birth of their child. I will provide resources and educate them about the process of birth, their bodies, their options, and their rights surrounding their care, in order for them to be as successful in achieving their goals as possible."

 

gLENPOOL

YBE Instructor Tab Moura

Tab Moura, CYBE

Tab Moura Birth Services

My mission is to empower couples to believe that birth is a positive experience and truly worth preparing for. I provide a safe place to ask uncomfortable questions and help my clients find their own way. Together we make it a priority to address any fears as well as all available options in a judgement free environment.

 

 

 

 

Midwest City

YBE Instructor Amanda Ingram

Amanda Ingram, Pre-certified YBE

Evolve Maternity Services

 

OKLAHOMA CITY

Kalea Green, CYBE

KALEA GREEN, CYBE

Ohana Birth Services

"My mission is to prepare families to be invested in this experience, to have total assurance in the birth process by working together to constitute a knowledgeable birth team, and by helping them understand how important it is to create a plan for communicating their desires for this life changing experience, regardless of outcomes."

 

 
Danielle Lugrand, CYBE

DANIELLE LUGRAND, CD(DONA), CYBE

Agape Doula Service

 

 
Karen Palumbo, CYBE

 

KAREN PALUMBO, MEd, CCE, CBE, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), CYBE

Heart and Hands Doula Care

 

owasso

YBE Instructor Jeri Jones

JERI JONES, Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Birth Reborn

 

TULSA

YBE Instructor Chantelle Craig

CHANTELLE CRAIG, Pre-certified YBE, Certified Carseat Technician

 
Sarah Coffin, CYBE

SARAH COFFIN BSBA, HCHI, CD(DONA), HCHD, CYBE, CHBE

Tulsa Family Doulas, LLC

"Tulsa Family Doulas was founded to positively impact growing families in our community by transforming what can be known as an overwhelming time during pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn, into an empowering one.  

We provide highly trained, professional doulas whose primary goal is to over-deliver with compassionate enthusiasm.

Being the most respected brand of doulas in Tulsa and surrounding areas, our mission is to increase confidence in birth and in parenting for every family we serve. To accomplish that mission, every service we offer is centered on providing tangible skills to educate and pamper our clients, reduce postpartum depression, enhance bonding with their new baby, and easily adjust to a new normal.

We understand that a woman is more than just a belly and a birth and honor your whole family while being your strongest supporter." 

 
Missy David, CYBET

MISSY DAVID BS, CD(DONA), CYBET, CLC, HCHD

Missy David Enterprises, LLC

Your Birth Experience

"My goal is to show mothers they don't have to be afraid of childbirth and they can have the birth experience they truly desire. I do that by combating myths with facts, using simple and effective training techniques and by getting them the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their birth. I talk about empowering women every chance I get because I love it!"

 
Sarah Davis, CYBE

SARAH DAVIS, SBD, CYBE

Sarah Davis Doula Service

"My desire is to instill knowledge, emotionally support, and bring peace and healing to every woman's birth space. I respect, validate and supplement resources for your process and decisions for your unique birth. Even if facing the unexpected, you'll be informed to make changes that are right for you, and your sacred experience."

 

 

MEGAN GASPAR, CYBE, HCHD, CD, PES

Tulsa Family Doulas

"My goal is to connect with mothers on a personal level to provide reassurance and confidence about their birth experience.  By validating how they feel and providing information about their options, I help them design an individually-tailored approach to birth that will leave them feeling prepared for anything!"

 
YBE Instructor Kirsty Ray

KIRSTY RAY, CYBE

Tulsa Family Doulas

 

yukon

Emily Hullet, Certified Your Birth Experience Instructor

EMILY HULLET, SBD, CYBE

Bel Amour Birth Services

"I believe every mother, baby and birth is significant: we matter. The journey of motherhood begins with a positive affirmation, and I will continue to affirm, validate, and serve families with reassurance, understanding and compassion. My goal is to encourage families to experience pregnancy and childbirth with clarity, ownership and peace by providing evidence based information, education, honesty, resources and unwavering support."

 
Kathryn Martin, Certified Your Birth Experience Instructor

KATHRYN MARTIN, SBD, CYBE

Bel Amour Birth Services

 

 

Oregon

salem

YBE Instructor Melissa Hardin

MELISSA HARDIN, CYBE

 

"I believe we are all experts on our own bodies and that knowledge is power. By presenting information in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner, I insure my clients feel heard and supported so they can confidently birth and parent their babies in the way that feels most right to them."

 

 

Pennsylvania

lancaster

YBE Instructor Gwendolyn Mccomsey

GWENDOLYN MCCOMSEY, CYBE

Keystone State Doulas

 
YBE Instructor Tracy Sensenig

TRACY SENSENIG, CYBE, CLC, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Doulas of Berks County

My greatest fulfillment comes when I know my clients feel validated and confident in their own individual strengths as new parents. It's important to me to create a meaningful connection with others to truly understand their point of view and offer well rounded resources so they can find their own way and feel amazing about their choices.

 
YBE Instructor Ashley Schwebel

Ashley Schwebel, CYBE

Keystone State Doulas

"I help families find and preserve the joy of childbirth. I listen wholeheartedly to their needs and help them get past the fear of the unknown so they can move forward with faith and confidence in their parenting journey."

 
YBE Instructor Laura Shive

LAURA SHIVE, CYBE

Susquehanna Doulas, LLC

 

Red lion

YBE Childbirth Educator Lyndsay O'Neill

LYNDSAY O'NEILL, Pre-certified YBE

Susquehanna Valley Doula

slatington

 

slatington

Melinda Schneck, CYBE

MELINDA SCHNECK, CYBE

Lehigh Valley Doulas

"I love to see families work together as they walk the path of childbirth. I want parents to feel liberated in birth, while trusting their own bodies and intuition. I work to expand their expectations by exposing and educating them on all of the tools available to birthing parents in the home and hospital.“

 

South Carolina

charleston

YBE Instructor Tashona Winslow

TASHONA WINSLOW, CYBE

viumbe massage and doula services

"We believe our bodies are designed to experience comfort, to heal and to birth when there is balance, alignment and when our needs are met. We connect intuitively and fully hear our clients' concerns so that we understand their unique goals. Then we can provide the missing piece they need, be it knowledge, preparation or hands-on support, to achieve comfort and the birth experience they desire.

 

Tennessee

memphis

YBE Instructor Amelia Rose-Tummalapalli

AMELIA ROSE-TUMMALAPALLI, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Memphis Family Doulas

 

Texas

Austin

 
YBE Instructor Sarah McElvain

Sarah McElvain, LMSW, CD Pre-certified YBE

Mama Expectations Coaching and Doula Services

 
YBE Instructor Saphia Tiumentsev

Saphia Tiumentsev, Pre-certified YBE

Yoni Circle

 

Fort worth

Emily Byford CYBE

EMILY BYFORD, CYBE

THE NEST BIRTH SERVICES

"I want to help families create positive memories by providing accurate information about their options and the possibilities of childbirth. I strive to encourage confidence in couples and combat the myth that there is only one right way to give birth by helping them create goals and devise a plan that will help them tell the unique story of their child's birth."

 

SAN ANTONIO

Amy Flores, CYBE

AMY FLORES, BA, MS, Holistic Health Coach, ProDoula Birth and Postpartum Doula, IPPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, CYBE

Journey to Motherhood, LLC

"As a health coach and a birth doula, I am passionate about helping my clients discover their true capabilities in life and birth. I offer tailored guidance and direction based on my client's bio-individuality to help them cut through obstacles throughout these transitions, clarify goals, and fulfil their intentions to become the best version of themselves."

 
YBE Instructor Amanda Reyna

AMANDA REYNA, ProDoula Trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, IPPA Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Precertified YBE

Journey to Motherhood, LLC

 
YBE Instructor Linda Walsh

LINDA WALSH, Doula, CYBE

"I am amazed by the miracle of childbirth and passionate about helping families enjoy the bond of the parent child relationship. Because of my willingness to listen and be a reliable resource, I am able to open doors of opportunity for the families I connect with."
 

 

tyler

YBE Instructor Jessica Bullock

JESSICA BULLOCK, CD(DONA), CYBE

NO BARRIERS BIRTH

"I welcome my clients to unburden themselves from the constraints of expectations and opinions that fail to serve their hopes and dreams for birth and parenting. I reveal the mystery of birth as I create tailored preparation and support so each client feel equipped to seek the wisdom and means necessary to reach their unique goals."

 

Virginia

arlington

YBE Instructor Brittany Dowell

BRITTANY DOWELL, LCCE, RYT-200, RPYT, Pre-certified ProDoula Labor and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Mamattend

 

Chesterfield

YBE Instructor Emily Mozingo

Emily Mozingo, Pre-certified YBE

Little Love Birth Services, LLC

 

LOVETTSVILLE

YBE Instructor Bergen Howlett

BERGEN HOWLETT, CYBE

Two Rivers Childbirth

"I provide my clients with connection and companionship as I walk with them in their journey of learning what they need to know and deciding their best course of action. I passionately emphasize autonomy and encourage my clients to take advantage of their community where than can share life and gain validation for their unique choices."

 
YBE Instructor Julie Miller

JULIE MILLER, CYBE

Two Rivers Childbirth

"I provide a safe space for my clients to explore their own parenting choices by instilling confidence and honoring the beauty of individuality and self-expression."

 

springfield

YBE Instructor Jenn Carlson

JENN CARLSON, Doula, Pre-certified YBE

Prodigious Birth Services

 

Washington, D.C.

YBE Instructor Alleah Clarke

ALLEAH CLARKE, Pre-certified YBE

 
YBE Instructor Kimberly Hawley

KIMBERLY HAWLEY, MA, MPH, CLEC, Pre-certified YBE

Intuitive Parenting

 
YBE Instructor Alex Russell

ALEX RUSSELL, CYBE

Joyful Birthing, LLC

 

West Virginia

morgantown

YBE Instructor Ash Phillipi-Edwards

ASH EDWARDS, CYBE

mountain state maternity

"What I love more than anything is witnessing individuals realize and step into their individuality and personal power in live as a whole as well as birth and parenting. I believe there is always a way to meet a person's needs, no matter how unique, when you are willing to be creative and think outside the box. I am empathetic, understanding and compassionate and I provide a safe, flexible environment for clients to explore needs and desires free from any external expectations."

 

Wisconsin

green bay

YBE Instructor Chelsea Dahms

CHELSEA DAHMS, Pre-certified YBE

green bay doulas

 
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