Lydia's dedication and professionalism to each and every client is paralleled by few. She is highly respected and recommended by nurses and care providers throughout the county.
Lydia is a dedicated professional who draws from her years of experience and education to provide exceptional care to her clients and their partners.
“I had my successful VBAC and I couldn't have done it without Lydia.” (Chelsea Artigliere) “Having Lydia as our doula was one of the best decisions we have ever made!” (Stefani Wilson) “It was Lydia's knowledge and experience and confidence that helped us through the most amazing and intimate event of our lives.” (Karry Schwartz)
To better serve her clientele, Lydia stays up-to-date on practices, polices & interventions, doctors and midwives standard of care practices, newborn & breastfeeding information, and local resources.
She encourages and supports women wanting natural childbirth. But she is comfortable working with all mothers-to-be and their ideal birth plan. She will help educate them so that they understand the risks and benefits of each intervention and can choose the options that best fit into their ideal birth plan. Lydia also applies her unwavering support and encouragement to her postpartum clients; guiding them through the rough spots so they can enjoy the bounty of parenthood!
Lydia became a Certified Doula in 2004. Her own experiences enlightened her to the need of labor and postpartum support! She is also a Certified Childbirth Educator and teaches Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Baby Care, and Sibling classes for Holmes Regional Medical Center and Birth Resources of Brevard. She taught in the Teen Parent Program at the local high schools for 10 years. She loves empowering women and unveiling the “secret” of childbirth as noted by Laura Stavoe Harm, “There is a secret in our culture, and it’s not that childbirth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”
She has 4 beautiful boys ranging from 16 to 5 years old, and each one made their grand entrance differently! Their lives have molded her into the birth and baby advocate she is today. All her hobbies include birth, babies, and her boys. She resides in Malabar, Florida, with her husband, Warren, and their children, Zechariah, Ethan, Wesley, and Victor.
To view testimonials from some of Lydia’s doula clients, please visit her profile on doulamatch.com