Ayla Tezel

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Labor Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Jax Doula Dame

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Support, Postpartum support

About

AREAS SERVED: Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, Florida

CONTACT INFO:

Email: amt19762@gmail.com

Phone: (904) 477-3738

Website: http://www.jaxdouladame.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Jax-Doula-Dame-115818990194008

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I am a mother of two and business woman who understands the critical importance of making your voice heard. I've worked in the corporate world for twenty years, navigating diverse personalities and complex situations. I am comfortable speaking up and advocating for women's needs and rights.

What led you to become a Doula?: Growing and delivering my sons made me feel more powerful than during any other time in my life. I also believe the medical system often leads women to labor interventions that ultimately aren't necessary. The female body is built to deliver babies - despite a narrative that focuses on pain and feeds into natural fears about labor. I was called to this profession to give women the permission they need to have the labor of their dreams.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

People tell me I make them laugh and I’ve never met a stranger!

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Babycenter.com, Mom365.com, Informed Pregnancy Podcast

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: It's just the best time! Yes, there are challenges from aches and swollen ankles to lack of sleep but there's no better time in life than when you feel your baby kick and then smell their sweet head on your chest. It's the epitome of a healthy, fruitful life!

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: My gift is to be your guide and advocate for YOUR ideal pregnancy, birth and newborn experience. I can provide information and resources and support your dreams and wishes.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: TV Show: Sex and the City; Movie: Terms of Endearment

What is your favorite place to vacation?: The Outer Banks

What is your favorite food?: Pasta and a beautiful red sauce

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Morning coffee and walk, afternoon laps in the pool, evening with friends and family enjoying a nice dinner and wine

Who lives in your house?: Me, my two sons and my other baby - our mini schnauzer Walter.