My name is Rachel Coughlin, cofounder of Doula Hive. I am a Birth Doula, Body Ready Method Pro, Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator,Birth Photographer, and Certified Health Coach. For the past six years I have been providing a distinguished level of care and evidence-based support to families in my community. Through in-depth training, I have learned many tools to physically and emotionally comfort a parent, on the path to bringing their baby into their arms. That journey, and the weeks after are a wondrous time, one that requires the utmost respect and consideration. My own experience as a mother of 3 has helped shape me into the doula I am today.
I started my journey as a birth worker while pregnant with my second child. I was overwhelmed by all I was learning, despite already having had a child. I discovered what the pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey could be when families have the tools they need to create their best experience.
Hello! My name is Morgan Syrja. I am a fourth generation Tampa native, wife, mom of two and lover of
all things outdoors. I have always been nurturing by nature and became a caregiver at a young age.
Lived experiences have led me to take special interest in the wellness of families. I have over ten years
of experience in family and household support. My path opened to birth work when I had my son in
2017 as a young adult. I decided that I wanted to be the source of support which I really needed at that
I am a labor and postpartum doula as well as a lactation support educator certified through
MaternityWise International, and am continuing my education. I believe that birth support should be
accessible to everyone in the community, and I work hard to provide each family that I serve with care
unique to their needs during their sacred journey into parenthood. I have been practicing as a doula for
three years, and am elated to be rooted with Doula Hive as a full spectrum doula.
Hello! Welcome to our Hive! I'm Diana, founder of the Doula Hive collective. I've been a doula since 2003 and I learned that, in order to better support families, we, as doulas, have to have support as well, and working with people that we love makes us even better doulas.
Hi! My name is Aubrey and I am a birth doula, postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and childbirth educator serving families of the Tampa Bay area. I’m also a mother to 2 beautiful children. I love all things education, activism, and advocacy. I have a background as a Childcare Provider and Medical Technician which I credit to the start of my passion supporting families through all walks of life.
I was introduced to birth work through my own experiences as a teen mom. I struggled during my pregnancy to advocate for myself, knowing what questions to ask, and what my options were as a birthing woman. I often wondered “Is this how everyone feels?” After the birth of my first child freshly postpartum, I fell down a google rabbit hole and discovered what a doula was. I fell in love and made it my goal to empower families so they could take an active role in their care and have informed gratifying experiences. This was my calling… so I took the leap. 4 years (and many births later…) I’m incredibly honored to be a part of the Doula Hive team.
Hello, my name is Elisabeth Fasion! I’m a proud birth and postpartum doula. I’m a wife and a mother of three. Supporting families has always been my passion. I've enjoyed this work through being an early childhood teacher for 5 years, stay at home mom for 7 years, and, Certified Nurse Assistant. In recent years, I've loved growing as a doula!
Postpartum support is near and dear to my heart due to experiencing postpartum depression. This led me to the birth world, and to becoming a postpartum doula. Since then, I've furthered my training and started providing birth support to families, as well!
Welcome! I am Jennifer Black and I have 5 kiddos! I became passionate about pregnancy, birth, and
postpartum work through my own varied experiences. I have lived and worked with families throughout
NC, SC, GA, and now FL. I am an IBCLC, Birth Doula, Newborn and Postpartum Doula, Lamaze Certified
Childbirth Educator, Certified Passenger Safety Technician, and American Heart Association CPR/BLS
Instructor. I also have 3 associate degrees in science, psychology, and sociology, a Bachelors of Science
in Maternal Child Health, and Masters level nursing education.
I provide evidence based, non judgmental, and culturally competent care to all families. My specialties
include but are not limited to oral tethers, teaching adult learners, LGBTQIA (including induced
lactation), home births, and VBAC/VBA2C.
The Doula Hive Vision for Tampa Bay
The Doula Hive Vision for Tampa Bay
Doula Hive is a thriving and growing collective (not agency) of birth workers coming together to cultivate an outstanding support network for families in the Tampa Bay area. If you are a birth worker in the Tampa Bay area, we would love to connect and learn about you, as well as the work you do in our beautiful community. Who knows…you might find that the Doula Hive is right where you bee-long!