YBE Instructor Directory
Below is a list of Pre-certified and Certified Your Birth Experience (YBE) Instructors have each been personally trained by YBE founder, Missy David, BS, CD(DONA), CYBET, CLC, HCHD. Each YBE Instructor is an independent business owner, whose personal and professional goals are a representation of theirs alone and may not reflect opinions or practices held by Your Birth Experience and Missy David Enterprises, LLC. Each individual business owner is in the process of fulfilling or has fulfilled a rigorous set of requirements in order to receive certification to teach Your Birth Experience curriculum and may also have other services in his or her business.
Listed Alphabetically By Country, State, City, and Last Name
KATIE BUDGELL, Birth and Postpartum Doula, CYBE
KIM SMITH, Doula, IBCLC, CYBE
JENNIFER RICHARDS, CD(DONA), CYBE, HCHD
LEANNA MAWBY, Pre-certified YBE
KELSEY OLIPHANT, Pre-certified YBE
TERESA HORD, CYBE, CD(DTI)
"I am an expert in my field and act as a real-life, relevant resource for clients seeking non-biased, evidence-based information for their journey into parenthood. I'm committed to. on-going education to insure I can provide information about a variety of needs and am passionate about seeing my clients cherish those first moments of parenthood as well as the years to come."
LINDSEY TAYLOR, Birth and Postpartum Doula, CYBE
MERCEDES JONES, Pre-certified YBE
Sarah McCabe, CYBE, LCCE, BA
JANAYE MURPHY, Pre-certified YBE
VALERIE MASSONI, CYBE
MEGAN MAYS, Pre-certified YBE
the kindred joy
AMY BENDER, CYBE
"I am amazed by the process of childbirth and cherish the uniqueness of each individual. By creating a secure environment, I meet my clients' sense of urgency with facts and focus so they feel empowered in their birth and supported with the knowledge they need for success and satisfaction."
AMY LEWIS, Pre-certified YBE
BONNIE KELLY, CYBE
birth starts with believing
"I am driven to help women and their families embrace their individuality in birth and parenting by opening their eyes to the wide range of possibilities available to them. By taking the time to ensure my clients prepare mentally and emotionally, as well as physically for birth, I strive to help them confidently envision an empowering and fulfilling experience."
west palm beach
CHANICE FORD, Pre-certified YBE
SYLVIA MEAD, CLC, CYBE
HEATHER KERN, Pre-certified YBE
MEGHAN MOODY, Pre-certified YBE
JESSICA STAFFORD, Pre-certified YBE
KAITY KLOTZBACH, Pre-certified YBE, PES, Birth & Postpartum Doula
ELIZABETH ALLEN, CBE, CCE, CHT, Pre-certified YBE
ALI FALLIS, CD(DONA), Pre-certified YBE
AMANDA OLSEN CYBE
TISH KARHOFF, RN, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE
BETHANY FENLASON, CYBE, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist
"I want to provide personalized support and guidance to mothers to help them make informed decisions, gain confidence in the birth process and to know that they aren't alone in childbirth."
SEPTEMBER PHILLIPS, Doula, CYBE
"I want parents to have the confidence to know that they have the ability to make decisions for their family. I love to help my clients develop a plan to achieve the pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences that are most meaningful and positive to them by positioning them at a starting point and equipping them with appropriate information and tools to navigate their choices. This amazing journey is one that belongs only to my clients, and I happily walk beside them and support them on whichever paths they choose."
CODY STANDRIDGE, Pre-certified YBE
LAUREN STANDRIDGE, CYBE
ANNA MARIE TRAN, Pre-certified YBE
SUSAN POINCELOT, LMT, CYBE
Touch of Life Massage and Doula Care
"I want to empower my clients by giving them the tools they need in order to be their own advocates and make the choices that are right for them in any situation. I will support their decisions and their rights no matter what, with the ultimate goal of creating a positive birth experience."
BRITTANY RAND, CYBE
Samantha Crain, CYBE
SYLWINN TUDOR, CYBE, Birth and Postpartum Doula
"The greatest gift I can give my clients is to equip them with specific support tools to create the intimate experience they know is possible. I help them gather and process the information and resources they need most and to examine their expectations so they can create achievable goals for birth and the transitional weeks with a newborn."
ROBIN STULL, CYBE
TIFFANY TROTMAN, CYBE
"My passion is to help families find their voice by encouraging awareness and certainty through comprehensive education and unbiased, positive support. My goal is to provide all possible resources so that the best decisions can be made for the family, by the family. I will not make choices for you, but I will make certain that you know your options, and I will stand behind you and support any decisions you make as your doula."
RACHEL GOLDSTEIN, Doula, Pre-certified YBE
JESSICA LU, LMSW, CBE, Birth Doula, Pre-certified YBE
DAWN OLIVER, CD(TDA) Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, CYBE
"My passion is to help families learn and birth with Compassionate Care"
Greater grand forks
KJERSTI EILERS, SBD, CLS, Pre-certified YBE
BRANDI SPRAY, CYBE
"I am here to help you and your birth partner with gentle, nurturing support during pregnancy, birth and beyond. My goal is to provide moms and dads with the encouragement and support needed to be confident and have a positive birth experience.
JILL WHITMARSH, CYBE
NICKI INGRAM, BS, CLC, CYBE, LCCE
Village Birth and Motherhood Preparation
"I believe that pregnancy and birth are normal and natural and at the same time profoundly life-changing. I also believe that birth can look different for different women, but in all cases women should feel empowered to make the best choices for themselves and their babies."
ASHLEE BAKER, CYBE
DEVON MULLINS, CYBE, HDHD, CLC, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Belly Binding Specialist
At First Sight Doula Services, LLC
"I want women and their partners to have the confidence to advocate for themselves and the care they desire before, during and after the birth of their child. I will provide resources and educate them about the process of birth, their bodies, their options, and their rights surrounding their care, in order for them to be as successful in achieving their goals as possible."
Tab Moura, CYBE
My mission is to empower couples to believe that birth is a positive experience and truly worth preparing for. I provide a safe place to ask uncomfortable questions and help my clients find their own way. Together we make it a priority to address any fears as well as all available options in a judgement free environment.
Amanda Ingram, Pre-certified YBE
KALEA GREEN, CYBE
"My mission is to prepare families to be invested in this experience, to have total assurance in the birth process by working together to constitute a knowledgeable birth team, and by helping them understand how important it is to create a plan for communicating their desires for this life changing experience, regardless of outcomes."
DANIELLE LUGRAND, CD(DONA), CYBE
KAREN PALUMBO, MEd, CCE, CBE, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), CYBE
JERI JONES, Doula, Pre-certified YBE
CHANTELLE CRAIG, Pre-certified YBE, Certified Carseat Technician
SARAH COFFIN BSBA, HCHI, CD(DONA), HCHD, CYBE, CHBE
"Tulsa Family Doulas was founded to positively impact growing families in our community by transforming what can be known as an overwhelming time during pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn, into an empowering one.
We provide highly trained, professional doulas whose primary goal is to over-deliver with compassionate enthusiasm.
Being the most respected brand of doulas in Tulsa and surrounding areas, our mission is to increase confidence in birth and in parenting for every family we serve. To accomplish that mission, every service we offer is centered on providing tangible skills to educate and pamper our clients, reduce postpartum depression, enhance bonding with their new baby, and easily adjust to a new normal.
We understand that a woman is more than just a belly and a birth and honor your whole family while being your strongest supporter."
MISSY DAVID BS, CD(DONA), CYBET, CLC, HCHD
"My goal is to show mothers they don't have to be afraid of childbirth and they can have the birth experience they truly desire. I do that by combating myths with facts, using simple and effective training techniques and by getting them the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their birth. I talk about empowering women every chance I get because I love it!"
SARAH DAVIS, SBD, CYBE
"My desire is to instill knowledge, emotionally support, and bring peace and healing to every woman's birth space. I respect, validate and supplement resources for your process and decisions for your unique birth. Even if facing the unexpected, you'll be informed to make changes that are right for you, and your sacred experience."
MEGAN GASPAR, CYBE, HCHD, CD, PES
"My goal is to connect with mothers on a personal level to provide reassurance and confidence about their birth experience. By validating how they feel and providing information about their options, I help them design an individually-tailored approach to birth that will leave them feeling prepared for anything!"
KIRSTY RAY, CYBE
EMILY HULLET, SBD, CYBE
"I believe every mother, baby and birth is significant: we matter. The journey of motherhood begins with a positive affirmation, and I will continue to affirm, validate, and serve families with reassurance, understanding and compassion. My goal is to encourage families to experience pregnancy and childbirth with clarity, ownership and peace by providing evidence based information, education, honesty, resources and unwavering support."
KATHRYN MARTIN, SBD, CYBE
MELISSA HARDIN, CYBE
"I believe we are all experts on our own bodies and that knowledge is power. By presenting information in a compassionate and nonjudgmental manner, I insure my clients feel heard and supported so they can confidently birth and parent their babies in the way that feels most right to them."
GWENDOLYN MCCOMSEY, CYBE
TRACY SENSENIG, CYBE, CLC, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
My greatest fulfillment comes when I know my clients feel validated and confident in their own individual strengths as new parents. It's important to me to create a meaningful connection with others to truly understand their point of view and offer well rounded resources so they can find their own way and feel amazing about their choices.
Ashley Schwebel, CYBE
"I help families find and preserve the joy of childbirth. I listen wholeheartedly to their needs and help them get past the fear of the unknown so they can move forward with faith and confidence in their parenting journey."
LAURA SHIVE, CYBE
Susquehanna Doulas, LLC
LYNDSAY O'NEILL, Pre-certified YBE
MELINDA SCHNECK, CYBE
"I love to see families work together as they walk the path of childbirth. I want parents to feel liberated in birth, while trusting their own bodies and intuition. I work to expand their expectations by exposing and educating them on all of the tools available to birthing parents in the home and hospital.“
TASHONA WINSLOW, CYBE
viumbe massage and doula services
"We believe our bodies are designed to experience comfort, to heal and to birth when there is balance, alignment and when our needs are met. We connect intuitively and fully hear our clients' concerns so that we understand their unique goals. Then we can provide the missing piece they need, be it knowledge, preparation or hands-on support, to achieve comfort and the birth experience they desire.
AMELIA ROSE-TUMMALAPALLI, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE
Sarah McElvain, LMSW, CD Pre-certified YBE
Saphia Tiumentsev, Pre-certified YBE
EMILY BYFORD, CYBE
"I want to help families create positive memories by providing accurate information about their options and the possibilities of childbirth. I strive to encourage confidence in couples and combat the myth that there is only one right way to give birth by helping them create goals and devise a plan that will help them tell the unique story of their child's birth."
AMY FLORES, BA, MS, Holistic Health Coach, ProDoula Birth and Postpartum Doula, IPPA Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, CYBE
"As a health coach and a birth doula, I am passionate about helping my clients discover their true capabilities in life and birth. I offer tailored guidance and direction based on my client's bio-individuality to help them cut through obstacles throughout these transitions, clarify goals, and fulfil their intentions to become the best version of themselves."
AMANDA REYNA, ProDoula Trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, IPPA Trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Precertified YBE
LINDA WALSH, Doula, CYBE
"I am amazed by the miracle of childbirth and passionate about helping families enjoy the bond of the parent child relationship. Because of my willingness to listen and be a reliable resource, I am able to open doors of opportunity for the families I connect with."
JESSICA BULLOCK, CD(DONA), CYBE
NO BARRIERS BIRTH
"I welcome my clients to unburden themselves from the constraints of expectations and opinions that fail to serve their hopes and dreams for birth and parenting. I reveal the mystery of birth as I create tailored preparation and support so each client feel equipped to seek the wisdom and means necessary to reach their unique goals."
BRITTANY DOWELL, LCCE, RYT-200, RPYT, Pre-certified ProDoula Labor and Postpartum Doula, Pre-certified YBE
Emily Mozingo, Pre-certified YBE
BERGEN HOWLETT, CYBE
"I provide my clients with connection and companionship as I walk with them in their journey of learning what they need to know and deciding their best course of action. I passionately emphasize autonomy and encourage my clients to take advantage of their community where than can share life and gain validation for their unique choices."
JULIE MILLER, CYBE
"I provide a safe space for my clients to explore their own parenting choices by instilling confidence and honoring the beauty of individuality and self-expression."
JENN CARLSON, Doula, Pre-certified YBE
ALLEAH CLARKE, Pre-certified YBE
KIMBERLY HAWLEY, MA, MPH, CLEC, Pre-certified YBE
ALEX RUSSELL, CYBE
ASH EDWARDS, CYBE
mountain state maternity
"What I love more than anything is witnessing individuals realize and step into their individuality and personal power in live as a whole as well as birth and parenting. I believe there is always a way to meet a person's needs, no matter how unique, when you are willing to be creative and think outside the box. I am empathetic, understanding and compassionate and I provide a safe, flexible environment for clients to explore needs and desires free from any external expectations."
CHELSEA DAHMS, Pre-certified YBE