Thank you for visiting Bold Birth!
My name is Leslee, and I am a certified birth doula and lactation counselor, postpartum doula, and a founding member of the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op. In addition to doula work and lactation counseling, I am also a freelance writer and editor, and an arts and crafts extraordinaire. I am editor of DONA International‘s eDoula Newsletter and work at Florida State University, my alma mater.
I attended my first birth in 2005, and immediately knew I was where I wanted to be – serving women and their families during the birth process. My favorite part of being a doula is witnessing the birth of a new family – the smile on a new mother’s face, and a hug from a new father are two things I look forward to the most. I started Bold Birth after giving birth to my daughter with the hopes that increasing my visibility as a doula and lactation counselor could help me stay at home with my children.
To book your due date, please email me at Leslee@BoldBirth.org.
Specialized trainings and education:
DONA International Birth Doula Training, April 2007
DONA International Advanced Doula Training, 2008
Spinning Babies workshop, 2011
Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding’s Lactation Counselor training, December 2012
VBAC Facts workshop, November 2013
Peanut Ball workshop, DONA Advanced Doula Training, November 2015
DONA International since 2007
International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) since 2014
Founding member, Vice President and Secretary for the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op since 2010
Improving Birth Rally for Change – Tallahassee organizer since 2012
Big Latch On volunteer in 2012 and 2014
Volunteer Babywearing Educator-in-Training for Tallahassee Babywearers since 2013.
DONA International State Representative (SPAR) for the state of Florida since 2015.
Free-lance editor and writer:
In my writings, I typically cover topics relating to fertility, infertility, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding. Here is a sampling of my articles, more of my work can be found over on the blog: