About Us

Welcome to Bell House Doulas

The bell tower was the center of the community where gatherings took place. It was a place of communication and information that could be trusted. Your birth and postpartum doula team will always support you. Our doulas provide you with unbiased information that will leave you equipped to confidently navigate life as a parent.

Our Mission

As doulas, our purpose is to inform, inspire, and empower parents to consciously participate in the miracle of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. We believe all women have the right to choose the providers and care they receive, and we are committed to standing by them as they navigate and connect with the local community of healthcare professionals and supporting educators.

Our Promise

Motherhood is a most precious beginning; the most important welcome a woman extends and the most significant she is given. As experts in the birth field, we are professionally trained, certified, and insured, so rest easy knowing you and your baby only get the best.

Our Doulas - East Coast

DAWN BOND, CLC, CD – CEO & EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Placenta Encapsulation

Bell House Doulas Owner, Dawn Bond is a woman’s woman. Her commitment to empowering women knows no bounds, and after years of raising and nurturing her own family, she began doing the same for the families of others.

Dawn was first introduced to the term “doula” when a friend of her daughter’s hired one. Shortly after learning about this incredible way to support women, Dawn’s daughter became pregnant. That pregnancy would become the impetus that moved Dawn to take her first step in becoming a doula. She signed up for doula training and immediately knew that this would become her life’s work.

Committed to the highest standards of education, Dawn immersed herself in research and training. Dawn continues to take workshops and classes that enhance her skill set and contribute to the comfort and support that she provides her clients. The following are some of the courses that have prepared her as a birth professional:

  • 2001 DONA Birth Doula Training
  • 2002 Advanced Doula Training
  • 2014 CLC Training
  • 2020 ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula
  • 2020 ProDoula Labor Doula

Dawn has been a doula for more than 20 years and is proud of having built a solid, respected reputation in her community. Dawn’s best advice to her birthing clients is that..

1) They educate themselves with evidence based information. 

2) That they develop a plan based on their desires for their birth. 

3) That they choose a support team who will help them meet their goals. 

She encourages every pregnant woman she meets to trust their body to know what to do; breathe, relax, and surrender to labor. She always adds that hiring a doula who instills strength, and reduces fear during birth is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

When a person does the work that is intuitive to them, they walk lightly and transfer positive energy to those they meet. Dawn is the epitome of this. She was born to help people be born! When working with new parents, Dawn reminds them that being tired and frustrated can be normal. She encourages them to talk about how they are feeling and she creates a safe space for them to do that. 

Clients say, “There is something about her that makes you feel like you can be your authentic and vulnerable self without fear of being judged.”

Dawn raised 5 children on her own who she is proud to say, all live inside of integrity and have strong work ethics. Her three daughters followed in her footsteps and work in the birth industry as well. Two as doulas, and one as a midwife. Proud is an understatement!

Dawn loves to teach childbirth, and newborn classes. She is an incredible chef and a brilliant cake artist. Her friends and family can’t get enough of the baked goods that she sprinkles her love and devotion over before placing in the oven. She is a seamstress and enjoys creating custom pieces. Quilting is next on her list to tackle! 

Dawn is the grandmother to 11 grandchildren who are absolutely amazing! She lives in St Lucie County and has office space in Stuart/Martin County. Her doula agency, Bell House Doulas serves families on the Treasure Coast from Vero Beach into the Jupiter/ N Palm Beach areas.

Contact Bell House Doulas today and speak with Dawn about your upcoming birth and postpartum needs!

SONIA BOND – St. Lucie & Martin County

Currently not accepting new clients

Labor Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator

Sonia Bond is a mom of 4 and has been a doula since 2007. Sonia previously was the office administrator for a large Midwifery practice and their full time lead birth assistant for 3 years. She completed her DONA training in 2014, after deciding to make Bell House her full time passion, and is now certifying with ProDoula. She has been a part of the birthing community since 2003, with a large resource of OBGYN’s, Midwives, and breastfeeding professionals at her fingertips. She is a Childbirth Educator, and completed her training through FOCEP in 2015. She now runs the administrative side of the Bell House and works as a postpartum doula part time.

CHRISTINA BRAID – ST. LUCIE & MARTIN COUNTY

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

Christina is passionate about serving families. Attending births in her early 20’s, she was profoundly humbled by the strength and courage she witnessed during these raw and magical events. Her compassion and knowledge grew exponentially as she continued to be called to births.  Her more formal training began in 2005 where she was certified and practiced as a doula in Asheville, NC.  Soon after, she graduated from the Holistic Midwifery Program at The Matrona and set out into the world of Birth. Christina has learned and worked with midwives in the US and abroad.  In 2007, she moved to Peru during which time she co-created an international program to assist in the intercultural exchange of midwifery studies for woman, doulas, and midwives. She’s now moved to Stuart and has made herself available to serve woman and families once again.  Additional trainings: Rebozo technique, AAP/NRP, Homeopathy, and Herbal Medicine. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is culturally diverse and sensitive in her ability to connect and serve the woman and families of all communities.  Beyond being a birth enthusiast she is a mother, and a friend to all.

NOEMI ORTIZ-DORNFELD – ST. LUCIE & MARTIN COUNTY

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

Noemi is a mother of two, a labor and postpartum doula, and is currently in school to be a massage therapist. After giving birth to her first in 2018, she quickly realized her passion for all things birth, babies, and postpartum. She has received training from both DONA International and Prodoula. Noemi strives to provide nonjudgmental and evidence-based support to all her clients whether at home, in the hospital, or birthing center. Through her own postpartum struggles with breastfeeding, Noemi has become passionate about lactation support and helping all her clients achieve her goals. She is elated to be providing doula services to women and families of the treasure coast. 

Nevaeh Gonsalves– INDIAN RIVER – MARTIN COUNTY

Birth and Postpartum Doula

Nevaeh’s personal experience as a pregnant and birthing mother fueled her passion for birth work. She has taken a job as a peer breastfeeding counselor with WIC to further her support of breastfeeding moms in the community. She believes her work as a doula is about vision; helping women become grounded in the goals for their birth and postpartum period. She works with her clients to achieve these goals through guidance, support, and self-advocacy. Her desire is that your experience would be one of ease and confidence, building the ability to avoid the isolation of modern birth and parenting expectations. Through this process, it is Neveah’s hope that you will develop the strength to hold space for yourself and your family’s personal needs.

 

ELLIANNA BOND– INDIAN RIVER, ST. LUCIE & MARTIN COUNTY

Sibling & Postpartum Doula

Ellianna has been a sibling doula since 2017 and is currently certifying as a postpartum doula with ProDoula. She is an active aunt of 6 rambunctious nieces and nephews and has been babysitting and working as a nanny since she was 12 years old.
 
Ellianna loves children and infants and has a real passion for supporting new families as they find balance and develop a system as they welcome their babies. She has experience with newborns through middle school age and is currently accepting new clients.
 

ROXI LIDDIARD FYKE – ST. LUCIE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH 

Currently not accepting new clients

Postpartum Doula

Proud Mother of adult children, Roxi personally experienced both a cesarean and an un-medicated VBAC, and is also a stepmom to twin boys. She is eagerly awaiting grandchildren! Roxi and her husband own and operate an e-commerce business. They have been residents of Palm City for the last 4 years ago, and have been Florida residents for 26 years.

As a certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula through Pro-Doula, Roxi’s passion is to support other women and their families. Clients and friends describe her as caring, thoughtful, helpful, organized, compassionate, and creative. She has a long standing background working with infants and children personally and professionally.  In her free time, she loves cooking, gardening, DIY projects, crafts and home décor.

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Brianna Bee – ST. LUCIE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH

Birth & Postpartum Doula

Brianna is a licensed Massage Therapist with certification in perinatal massage, including fertility, prenatal, and postpartum massage.

She describes her journey into body and birth work as a series of happy little accidents. While she always found herself interested in massage, anatomy, and the healing arts, Brianna never imagined it was a career path.

Raised in Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Florida as a child with divorced parents, Brianna graduated in Jensen Beach, and promptly moved to West Palm. While touring massage schools, she saw pictures of students being taught infant massage.

“It was like a lightbulb went off,” she often says when recounting the story, “I saw that, and I thought to myself that this was it. This was the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” It was a bumpy ride to get there, but she finally enrolled in Palm Beach State Colleges massage therapy program. After graduation and receiving her massage license, she promptly received certification as a doula from BEST doulas, as well as continuing education in perinatal massage. Next, she hopes to become a Certified Educator of Infant Massage so she can help families build important foundations in the first precious days of life. 

EMILY BERRY – INDIAN RIVER, ST. LUCIE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH

Emily is a mother of two and has lived on the Treasure Coast for over 17 years. She is certified as a Labor and Postpartum Doula through ProDoula. She has a passion for Doula work and the families she serves. As your Doula, Emily will support you in your choices, along with providing knowledgeable advice, giving you peace of mind and comfort during your labor and postpartum care. Empowerment, love, care, connection, and understanding are the pillars that Emily stands on in her everyday life, bringing those same morals into the care she provides her clients. Everyone deserves support, a good birth, and experience a happy and healthy transition during the postpartum period. Emily hopes to be that support system, offering clients a high level of care that is unique and special to them and their families. 

Celina Williams – INDIAN RIVER, ST. LUCIE, MARTIN & PALM BEACH

Celina is a stay-at-home mother of two children. She became a certified labor and postpartum doula through the International Doula Institute. She believes being pregnant and giving birth are two amazing gifts God has given women. She is so passionate about supporting women because she did not have that during her two pregnancies. She supports women by using motivational language, and different techniques to inspire women during their laboring experience. She has also found a passion for breastfeeding support. She is currently getting certified as a breastfeeding counselor and a perinatal nutrition educator, to further her ability to support her clients.

Connie Rae Doula

 

Connie Rae Smith

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Encapsulation

Connie Rae is the mother of 6, (yes, 6!) incredible humans. She fell into her passion to support women and families during childbearing years, but especially when she was pregnant with her fourth child and found providers who showed her what compassionate care looked like. Her experience during those pregnancies and births re-ignited a passion for all things pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. She is trained with DONA and recently moved to Deerfield Beach with her husband to pursue his calling as a minister. Connie Rae is intent on creating a strong tribe of mothers and providers in her area, as she supports families and works towards her ultimate goal of becoming a midwife

Angelica Fereshetian (Angel)

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator

Hello! My name is Angel, and I am a trained Doula & amp; Childbirth Educator here on the Treasure Coast. I am a native northerner from Pennsylvania who has adopted the SoFlo life here in Stuart Florida. I found myself immersed in the field
of birth work shortly after the birth of my first child. I have always felt called to this path since I was a young adult advocating for midwifery practices in Alabama
where independent Midwifery practice were criminalized until recent years.  I spent time working for a skilled Chiropractor and developed a love for holistic and supportive approaches to healthcare. I started a small doula business, and now co-own and operate it with a dear friend and fellow Doula, Gabrielle Nahass. Re:Birth Families was founded to support, educate, and advocate with families for their journeys through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. 
I have received training from DONA Int., Birthing from Within, Centering Pregnancy, G.R.O.W. Doula, and I am affiliated with Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Bell House Doulas, and Palm Beach Maternity Center.  
I love supporting families here in the Sunshine State, and I am honored to be a part of the journey.

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