Lorie has been educating and advocating for families in South Florida since 1999. She is the founder of the Orchid Nest and a recognized international doula trainer and mentor. Her life’s work is to change current birthing practices that are not respectful to our newest citizens nor supportive of a mother’s intuitive wisdom concerning birth and her body. Lorie is a birth doula and has had the honor of attending well over 1500 births. She is also a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, HypnoBirthing Fertility Practitioner and trainer for the HypnoBirthing Institute. She is also an aromatherapy enthusiast and responsible for creating her own product line that sells both in her boutique at the Orchid Nest and online. When Lorie isn’t attending births, encapsulating placentas or teaching she spends her precious non-working hours with her family and a menagerie of furry creatures.
Arian’s mission is to bring joy to motherhood. She provides compassionate and loving services to women and their families as they plan for childbirth, parenting, and beyond. Arian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Pre/Postnatal Yoga Instructor, and a trained Doula working toward certification. Arian assists women to create a sacred experience throughout their journey of motherhood. She studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a Master of Arts in 2007. Arian has been an avid yoga practitioner since 2007. She completed her the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training program in Kerala, India in 2012 and a YoMama Yoga Prenatal/Post Natal and Mommy and Me Teacher Training in 2014. Arian found her passion for being in service to mothers after she had a child of her own. She had the birth of her dreams with the support of the women at the Palms Birth House and Orchid Nest. Since then, Arian attended a Sacred Doula Retreat in 2015 at Kashi Ashram. Arian is happily married and loves living less than one mile from the beach with her wife and son.
Samara has been a doula for over four years and is certified through DONA and Sacred Doula. She is also trained as a Birth Assistant for home and birth center clients. She joined the Orchid Nest in 2015 where she found her tribe of women who are as passionate about birth as she is. Samara believes that whether you are a first time Mama or working on a soccer team, your birth experience is something that is special and intimate and you deserve to feel empowered and informed throughout the entire journey. She shares her life with her husband and two amazing little humans. She enjoys everything that life has to offer during this “season” of little people and considers a career in midwifery in a future season.
Danielle (Elle) Rebuck is a certified Sacred Doula. She has a passion for birth and believes in a women’s ability to birth the way she desires. In addition to being a part of the team at The Orchid Nest, Danielle runs a non-profit foundation for pregnant women struggling with addiction. She believes that birth can be a place of tremendous growth and place of healing for women and that all women should be treated with respect and compassion. She strives to help educate her clients in all areas and her mantra is “I am here to be your advocate, to listen to your needs, make sure you are heard, to educate you, empower you, and support you.”
Charlene is a licensed registered nurse, licensed massage therapist and licensed esthetician. She has over 15 years in bodywork education and lovingly combines her knowledge in health and healing into all her holistic treatments. Charlene was trained on the island of Kauai in Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage. She is passionate about women’s health and supporting women into caring and listening to their bodies. When she is not at work she spends her time with her husband and two little boys chasing waves at the beach or in the kitchen creating delicious and healthy recipes.
Karen is our office manager aka office magician. She loves being part of the team and supporting the process of women during their pregnancy journey. She was born and raised in beautiful Colombia and came to the US in 1999. Prior to working in the Nest, she was a Spanish medical interpreter, firefighter, and EMT. Her off work passions are traveling the world, being in service to other people & just chilling at the beach with her beautiful family and friends.
Julie Rivera is a trained Sacred Doula and a certified prenatal and postpartum health and wellness coach. Her philosophy is that every woman deserves a safe and empowering birth experience. She believes that a doula can provide essential emotional, physical, and educational support during pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond. Julie grew up with a passion to advocate for women. She continues to help women and families gain the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about the birth options which are right for them. She is trained in a variety of comfort and coaching techniques such as rebozo and breath-work and continues to seek out opportunities and educational sources to expand her knowledge of birth. Outside of birth work, Julie is a mom of two with a passion for nutrition, aromatherapy, physical fitness, and sunshine.
Claire is a trained Sacred Doula. From an early age she had a passion for pregnancy and birth, and after her own Hypnobirthing experience was compelled to serve women through birth work. Claire believes in creating a sacred space for women and their families to have a peaceful, beautiful, and empowered birth experience, regardless of their preferences. Outside of her doula work, Claire enjoys exploring all that South Florida has to offer with her husband, daughter, and their pug.
Tracey discovered the magic of yoga as a freshman at Bucknell University in 1980 where she was introduced to Vedic philosophy. She has remained an avid student, seeking amazing teachers as she moved from Vermont to Hawaii to Tennessee and in 2013 to Delray Beach. In 2007 Tracey completed a 200 hr (RYT) Teacher Training Program at the Franklin Yoga School in Franklin, TN. It is her mission to provide safe yoga instruction in a sacred space. Additionally, Tracey is certified in Therapeutic Yoga (2011) with Cheri Clampett of Santa Barbara, CA; and has studied Pregnancy Yoga Teaching (2014) with Kelly Brookbank of YogaFox, Delray Beach. Tracey’s loving energy and passion is a perfect fit for the Orchid Nest.
Maria has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006. She is certified in lymphatic drainage, cranial sacral therapy and Arvigo (R) Maya Abdominal Massage. She is also an ordained ADL Minister, reiki master and intuitive. Maria uses all of her healing tools to assist in awareness and connect with clients to bring a deeper level of healing. She is passionate about sharing her gifts with both our pregnant clients and new mothers.
Sage brings an intuitive, nurturing, talented and theraputic touch to clients at the Orchid Nest. Licensed for Massage Therapy in Santa Fe in 1998 and Esthetics in 2002, she offers a wide range of modalities such as Pregnancy massage, Infant massage, Bamboo and Hot Stone massage, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Cupping. A Florida resident and a mom to a beautiful girl, Sage understands the importance bodywork and decompressing on a regular basis in order to feel balanced within ourselves and available to our loved ones.
Taryn is passionate about spreading love and empowerment to women of all backgrounds. She believes that it is important for women to know they have a voice during one of the most important times in their lives. It takes a village and she believes having a doula is a powerful step to create a village of love and support for both pregnancy and motherhood. She shares her life with her supportive husband and their two amazing boys.
Taylor is a Professional HypnoBirthing Doula who is passionate about her role as an advocate, educator, and birth supporter. She believes that all families deserve to feel respected and fulfilled during their unique birthing journey. She studied nursing graduating from the University of Palm Beach Atlantic. It is within her nature to serve others. Faced with challenges expanding her own family journeying through infertility, she experienced firsthand the vulnerabilities when met with gaps in medical care. Recognizing the importance of connection and support, this proved to be a transformative time shifting her focus into birthwork. When not at the “Nest” she spends her days loving on her husband and two children, dreaming up healthy comfort foods, and guiding mamas through the stages of bringing new life home.
Johanna has been a birth advocate for the last ten years. She is a labor doula and has trained both as a HypnoBirthing Professional Doula and Sacred Doula. She has her Associates of Arts from Broward College and now considers pursuing a Bachelors degree in nursing. Her mission in life is to bring respect back to birth and empower women during their most sacred experiences. She believes in practicing a healthy and holistic lifestyle as well as living life in tune with nature. She lives in West Boca with her four sons and husband.
Solange has been involved in the birth community for two years and is both a birth doula and HypnoBirthing practitioner. Her own pregnancy and birth journey inspired her to become involved in birth work. Her goal is to provide the kind of love and support to families that she received during her pregnancy and birth. She is passionate about providing non-judgmental and individualized support of a family’s choices. As a doula she helps create a sacred space for families to feel comfortable and empowered. Solange was born in Argentina and resides in Lake Worth, Florida with her wife and adorable son.
Hannah has always been passionate about pregnancy and birth and after having a powerful birth experience herself it became her mission to support other women throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. Hannah is a trained labor doula and has over 15 years of experience with newborns and young children. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, running, and yoga when she is not assisting mamas and families.
Aleks’ decision to become a birth worker came unexpectedly while attending a family wellness conference where she was exposed to the long and unique history of labor and birth. Throughout her day to day, Aleks supports Shtulman Family Chiropractic as the office manager. As a trained doula and childbirth educator she is committed to educating families on choices in childbirth, comfort measures in labor and the positive impact of chiropractic on pregnancy and birth. In her free time she spends time enjoying the beach, her family and travel.