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As a full-spectrum doula, I'll guide you into your power by providing physical and emotional support through any outcome of your pregnancy. 

it's time to own it.

the power 
 is in you...

Heather
Whitten

My care is much broader than that. I support a pregnant person no matter the outcome of their pregnancy (chosen or not). So, yes, there will be plenty of hip squeezes during labor from me. But, I also support people through miscarriage, abortion, adoptions, infertility, stillbirth, NICU time, and postpartum. Pregnancy has a full range of outcomes, and I’m here no matter what that looks like for you.

Okay, you’ve probably heard of a doula as someone who rubs your back in labor and fetches ice chips...

is a full-spectrum doula?

What the hell

i'm glad you're here!

I'm Heather whitten

I spent the middle part of a decade as a stay-at-home-mom, documenting my way through the ups and downs of our day to day life in Arizona as a photographer.

After documenting a bunch of births, I couldn’t ignore the pull of doula work. I don’t want to sit on my hands anymore as an observer, only. I want to get to know my clients. I want to see them make choices for themselves from a place of power and assurance. I want to help them get to that place.

I've come into full spectrum doula work after more than a decade of personal experience. I've grown my own family through a beautiful array of ways. I’ve experienced infertility, loss, births, adoption, and abortion.

There is no perfect way to build a family, birth a baby, be a parent, have an abortion, or be in your mind and body. I plan to honor the fact that perfection doesn't exist through supporting you with all the passion, knowledge and ability I have, as well as documenting those stories for you along the way.  

I'M BASICALLY THE EQUIVALENT OF "...YOU JUST HAD TO BE THERE."

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Birth Doula Support

I'll provide you with the care and resources necessary to make decisions that feel right for you, in the moment.

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I’m here for you to have someone to talk to about all of your desires and fears and questions. There’s nothing you can’t tell me about. Nope, not even that!

We’ll work together to find any local care you may need [ie. chiropractor, midwife, etc.] and flesh out your preferences for your birth plan. We'll also begin laying out what you’d like your postpartum experience to feel like. You’re not alone during this time! I’ll meet your provider during one of our prenatal visits, photograph parts of your labor when able to, and only be a phone call away the entire time.

Whether you want this as a stand alone package or as additional support after working with me as your birth doula, I know this kind of care is so, so important! I’ll be there, three hours at a time, helping you with light house work or meal prepping. We'll get out of the house if you’re getting stir crazy or I'll tuck you in when you’re needing some rest. This is complete custom care to meet you where you’re at and fit your needs during this season.

postpartum Support

While everyone is thinking about the baby, I’ll be thinking about you.

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additional support

Pregnancy has a full range of outcomes, and I’m here no matter what that looks like for you.

Abortion, pregnancy loss, adoption and infertility support is available on a sliding scale.

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you're pregnant... everyone's giving you advice. I’m not here to tell you what to do, I’m here to help you choose for yourself.

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I live in a cute little house in Tampa, Florida with my [Air Force] husband, four kids and too many pets. I like word searches, hate socks, enjoy therapy, and cuss often

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you're only alone if you choose to be

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We'll pick a time to meet in person over tacos, tea or tears to make sure we're a good fit for one another. 

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pick a package

Lean into those good feelings from our meeting and pick a package that aligns with your desires.

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be supported

You'll get instant support from me, tailored just for you.

boom, boom, done!

Heather is such a pleasure to work with! As a doula, I have had the opportunity to work with Heather at multiple births. She has a calming presence and is aware of the birth space. She moves through the space in a way that protects the process of birth. She is quiet and her camera is silent. You don't even notice she is there most of the time. Her photography is incredible and she is quick to have everything edited and back to you. Her photography is a work of art and she is great at capturing those moments that are gone with the blink of an eye. I highly recommend using Heather as your photographer. You won't regret it!"

"She has a calming presence and is aware of the birth space. She moves through the space in a way that protects the process of birth.

sarah parrot

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Heather has been an incredibly supportive friend and mentor to me. I met her a few years ago while taking one of her classes, and can attest to her dedication as an educator, teacher, and guide. She is thoughtful, inquisitive, attentive, and truly interested in what you have to say. She cares immensely about her friends and colleagues and is the first one to ask, How do YOU feel? What can I do to support you? Heather is an excellent listener, surprising me by recounting details I briefly shared with her, or following up on past conversations just to check in. She is a natural leader, a charismatic speaker, and anyone who has the opportunity to work with Heather benefits greatly. She pours her heart and soul into everything she does and I feel so lucky to call her my friend."

"Heather has been an incredibly supportive friend and mentor... she's the first one to ask, 'How do YOU feel? What can I do to support YOU?'

Lisa huchen

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Heather quietly arrived at my house while I was in the throes of labor. I’m not quite sure how she did it but she managed to take amazing photos without ever having to adjust the space I was laboring in or make any noise (her camera has a silent button!). I hardly knew she was there at all. She then came to the hospital I delivered at and took photos of my daughter being born. Again, I didn’t even know she was there until after the birth. She is so skilled at being very much in the background of what’s going on and not disrupting the birth environment yet the images she captures feel so connected and personal. She truly has a gift. I’m so grateful she was there to capture the look on our faces at the exact moment my partner and I met our baby. I look at the photos she took every day and am overcome with emotion."

"She is so skilled at being very much in the background of what’s going on and not disrupting the birth environment yet the images she captures feel so connected and personal.

Cailey Klasson

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THANK YOU! I'LL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY.