Meet our Doula!

Many of you in our community responded to a NEEDS SURVEY of what is lacking and would be MOST HELPFUL during and after birth. DOULA services, specifically POSTPARTUM DOULA services was overwhelmingly #1. For that reason -and because we *know* the evidence reveals better outcomes for Mom, baby and family postpartum- we NOW OFFER DOULA SERVICES (birth & postpartum).


 Taylor Durant, our doula

Taylor Durant, our doula

Happy New Year! It is with great excitement that I get to introduce myself as a new addition to Postpartum Wellness & Family Counseling. I am thrilled to be working alongside Lauren by offering BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM doula services.

I am a Gainesville native and returned here over a year ago after spending time in New York and DC. I was inspired to become a birth and postpartum doula through the birth of my own children and the care that I received during that time. I believe that women and families need information, confidence, community, and extra support during this unique time.  I have a background in prenatal yoga, general fitness, and nutrition.

Besides working in birth and postpartum wellness, I have also worked in private practice coaching women and couples as a licensed mental health counselor for 8 years, and worked in school and group settings. I taught courses centered around personal growth, discovery, well-being, and women’s health at George Mason University, George Washington University, and the University of Florida. I have a “second life” as a performer – I have been doing improv comedy, storytelling, and acting for 8 years and teach improv workshops to corporations. (I believe a sense of humor and laughter are important in pregnancy and parenting, for sure!)

I love taking a holistic look at who we are as parents, caregivers, partners, and individuals. My hope is to provide “end-to-end” services for families, starting with fertility, into pregnancy, birth, and continuing after the baby arrives – wherever I can meet your greatest needs. 

In the spirit of beginning anew as a fresh year starts, I look forward to working with you and your family! Here’s to health and wellness and remembering YOU!

-Taylor Durant, CD(DONA), NCC

A BRIEF list of doula services: 

*support for Mom and partner during birth

*physical wellbeing & support postpartum  (healing from birth)

*emotional support

*newborn care

*grocery shopping, cooking, errands & household assistance  

*sibling adjustment

*spouse/partner support

Call the office today to schedule an appointment with Taylor.

(352) 278-2538

Lauren DePaolaComment