Meet the Doulas
Placenta Encapsulation specialist (IPPA trained)
Owner/Founder Enliven Birth Doula Services
Owner/Founder Birth Bees Doula Collective LLC
My goal as a support person is for mother's to feel safe, fulfilled, and knowledgeable. I believe in every woman's right to her birth experience and honor the sacred space . I believe in the capability of the body; and aim to help shed fears attached to the false under-standing of pregnancy and birth as being pathological. As a VBA2C (vaginal birth after two cesarean) mother myself, I have a passion for VBAC support and awareness, and have taken continuing education for VBAC success. Previously an LMT (licensed massage therapist) I have always wanted to help others and relieve pain. I believe massage helped to guide me toward becoming a birth professional and the continual use of my hands as healing tools. As an "infertility warrior" I understand that sometimes the road to parenthood is not quite as care-free as we envision, but it makes it that much sweeter. My vision is to help any mother that desires support; help ease anxieties surrounding birth and reshape the view to that of strength, pride, and excitement.
Manager of Birth Bees Doula Collective
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Postpartum Doula (DONA)
Infant CPR trained
Erin has been inspired by healing since childhood. Choosing massage therapy as a career was one of the best decisions of her life, and came after a degree in graphic arts. Erin received her massage education in Cary, North Carolina, and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2009. Her massage therapy career continues to lead her down new avenues of being a servant heart. She has not had the opportunity to be a biological mother. However, nurturers come in all forms. Erin is a certified birth doula through Primal Birth Community, and became certified in prenatal, labor, and postpartum massage through Nurturing the Mother with Claire Marie Miller in 2016. Once in the doula field, it became clear that postpartum doula work would become her area of focus. she is fascinated by being a source of strength and a support system for new mothers, fathers, and children.
Gloria Maria Llanser Murray
Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator (LCCE)
Owner/Founder of Gentle Mothering
About Gloria Maria
Childbirth is a sacred process that every mother enters the minute she becomes pregnant. As a certified and deeply intuitive Doula, my presence through every stage of this process can provide confidence, comfort, and clarity about all aspects of bringing a new baby into the world. Together we enter a sacred partnership that includes all who are involved in the process and can continue through your baby’s first three months of life to support you and your partner as you adjust to parenting.
I was inspired to become a doula after supporting a friend during the birth of her baby. The experience opened my heart, and I knew that this was what I wanted do for the rest of my life. In addition to my doula certifications, I have a wealth of training and experience to draw on from having studied with many teachers of different healing techniques. These include: New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation, (a hands on healing system) appropriate use of flower essences, essential oils and homeopathic remedies, and I am a Holistic Practitioner. My extensive and varied background allows me to provide women and their families a broad range of physical, emotional, and educational support, offered with an open mind, loving hands, and calm presence.
Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, and a Holistic Practitioner.