Hospital-friendly and doctor preferred, Staci Plonsky demonstrates a deep commitment to providing exceptional support to families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum transition.
She has a gift for providing a unique balance of wisdom, compassion and nonjudgmental perspective to families. Staci has received rave reviews from new parents, noting her calm manner and the peaceful environment she instills to comfort, motivate, and optimize labor progression.
"Staci provided excellent support and knowledge throughout the entire birthing process. She is very kind and open minded. I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a doula. " S, mother
Staci achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Southern College in 2001. Passionate about keeping her skills sharp and her knowledge current, Staci achieved certified doula status with Doulas of North America in 2003 and now is a certified ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Prodoula Labor Doula.
She is a childbirth educator who has taught childbirth classes for Wuesthoff Hospital, Birth Resource of Brevard, and now exclusively teaches group and private classes with Brevard Doulas.
A key aspect of Staci's work as a doula is building relationships within the community: with care providers, nurses, lactation consultants, clients, and a network of many additional resources that benefit Staci's clients. She attunes to her clients and they receive amazing support tailored to their unique situations, needs and preferences. She enjoys working effectively and smoothly within hospital settings with any care provider.
A native Central Floridian, Staci lives with her husband and 3 children. At home, she enjoys riding her Irish Draught Cross horse and gathering eggs from her resident hens, as well as reading, playing piano and walking her dog. She also volunteers with Brevard County Public Schools and is an active member at her church.
“I wanted to formally express our gratitude for all you did for us along the journey to bring our baby into this world. You made my birth extra special . . .and we cannot thank you enough.” -VC, mother
- First time parents
- Postpartum support
- Infant Care support
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Colicky newborns
- Overnight infant care
- Breastfeeding support and education
- Hypnobabies / Hypnobirth
- Non medicated birth
- Natural Birth
- Birth with Epidural
- Planned Cesarean
A Nurse-Midwife Perspective
“I am an experienced labor and delivery nurse and working on completing my Masters in Nursing for midwifery, so I knew going into this pregnancy what the research showed about low-intervention birth and doulas. I moved here to Melbourne from Ohio in November when I was 30 weeks pregnant with my 4th child. From the moment I called Staci and spoke to her on the phone, we hit it off right away. She is such a positive person and her personality is one in which you can’t help but like her!
I had very specific wishes for my birth and was very disappointed that I was not able to find a provider and hospital that would be willing to accommodate all of my wishes. However, there were some things that I absolutely did not want to concede to, and Staci and I discussed those issues thoroughly before the birth. The hospital I chose was about and hour and a half away and as soon as I told Staci I was in labor, she didn’t hesitate to come up there. She even beat my husband to the hospital!
During the birth, she kept me calm and helped me to focus on my breathing. As delivery came close, I felt like I was losing control and Staci did an excellent job of keeping me focused. At one point I was ready to give up and ask for medication for relief, but Staci gently redirected me towards focusing on my breathing and after the contraction would subside I felt better.
My husband was a huge skeptic of doulas, but after this experience he has completely changed his mind. He says that this birth was the absolute best birthing experience he has experienced. She was not only there for ME, but she was there for us as a family unit. She helped keep him calm, she didn’t hesitate to get the nurse or ask questions if we weren’t sure about something. I can’t explain in words how amazing Staci was during this entire process. She does this because she has a passion and a calling for helping women through pregnancy and birth…and it shows in her work. If you’re considering a doula, I would HIGHLY recommend checking out Staci. She’s absolutely wonderful! ” Myra W.
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Read what other families have to say about Staci on Doula Match.
“Having had two previous children I had a good idea of what I wanted for a birth with my third. Staci was able to help my husband and I get what we wanted from the hospital and staff while we were concentrating on bringing our little one into this world. She also reminded me how to breath and focus and guided my husband with his support of me so that I could be successful with the natural birth I wanted. Prior to the big day, I also learned a lot from her about procedures and thought to ask questions I would have never known to ask had I not had her help, despite having been through the process before. I am so grateful to have had her help for such a wonderful life event and would recommend her to anyone wanting a competent doula to help them have the birth they want!” Mary M., Mother
”If it weren’t for you, I think a natural birth for me would be a less likely scenario. You have taught and provided me with great resources to pull this one through. Thank you so much for your help, your kindness, your sweet voice and coaching. Keep empowering women to do what they were designed to do best!” –G.A., mother
Serving Families in Central Florida, from the Space Coast to Celebration!
Proudly serving families in Central Florida from Orlando to Melbourne and the surrounding areas including: Altamonte Springs, Avalon Park, Canaveral Groves, Celebration, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Suntree, Titusville, Viera, Winter Park.
All local birth places include: Celebration Hospital, Florida Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Winnie Palmer Hospital, Wuesthoff Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Parrish Medical Center
Brevard Doulas are experienced in and support: unmedicated birth, natural birth, birth with an epidural, planned Cesareans, VBAC, Bradley, Lamaze, Hypnobabies, Hypnobirth, homebirth, hospital birth, surrogacy, multiples, and many more
Offering postpartum overnights and placenta encapsulation.