Our Teachers


There are five Happy Birth Way Certified Childbirth Educators in the Tampa Bay area who completed a rigorous and comprehensive course in the fall of 2016. In addition to being childbirth educators, each Happy Birth Way teacher brings her own unique experiences and credentials to provide a birth class experience like no other. Every Happy Birth Way class series includes:

  • Breath and movement for pregnancy and labor
  • The physiological process of labor
  • Partner support
  • Pain relief: medical and natural
  • Birth place options
  • Medical variations
  • Labor induction: medical and natural
  • Intro to baby care
  • Intro to breastfeeding

No matter where a woman is planning to have her baby, and no matter what type of birth she is planning, Happy Birth Way classes will help her prepare her mind and body for the intense event of labor and birth.

Meet the Happy Birth Way Certified Childbirth Educators:

Dawn Herring, HBW Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Childbirth Educator

Dawn Herring is a Wife and Mama of two kiddos, Savannah and Benjamin, who are a little over a year apart. She took the HBW classes during her first pregnancy and it was then, that she knew she wanted to become a childbirth education teacher. The real push to start teaching was after healing some of her own trauma, self-judgement and upset from her own birth experiences and her desire to provide classes that provide evidence-based information and a space of acceptance, compassion and #reallife conversations. “I believe today’s Moms and Dads need support and guidance in trusting themselves and what works best for their families, even if things look different than what they had planned or expected. My goal is to help expecting parents prepare to navigate one of the most memorable times of their lives with less self-doubt and judgment, and with all the love and compassion possible.” Dawn teaches her Empowered Birth Series classes at Thank You Mama in St. Pete and also provides private classes in the Tampa Bay area. She’s also in the process of getting her Postpartum Doula certification and is very passionate about supporting families after baby is born. Email her for details about upcoming classes and Postpartum Doula services and check the Birth Class Calendar for her schedule and all Happy Birth Way birth classes in the Tampa Bay area. DAWN'S CELL:  727-415-0800

Andrea Taylor, HBW Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Childbirth Educator

Angela Campano, HBW Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Childbirth Educator

Angela Campano was born in Miami, Florida to Colombian parents. Her three very different birth experiences led her to become a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International. In 2016, she studied with Happy Birth Way and earned her certification as a Happy Birth Way Childbirth Educator. She teaches and practices in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Bradenton and the surrounding areas under her business name, Your New Birth. Angela is passionate about educating women and their partners about the childbirth process so her clients are empowered to play an active role in their birth. Angela loves helping other women through their birth journeys. Angela believes that in all the many stages of motherhood, moms need other moms, for support, experience and humor to help them through many trying days. Being a Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula gives Angela the opportunity to support women as they journey into motherhood, helping them prepare for their New Birth. Angela speaks fluent Spanish but English is her first language. She’s been married for 18 years and has three amazing kids. She enjoys the beach, exercise, yoga, gardening, and fishing. She also loves creating art and having a blast with her family in all they do. Call or email Angela to find out class details, or check the Birth Class Calendar to see all Happy Birth Way birth classes in the Tampa Bay area. CALL ANGELA: 941-417-9563

Chelsea Castillo, HBW Certified Childbirth Educator

Certified Childbirth Educator

Chelsea Castillo is a mom of three kids and has experienced a medicated hospital birth, a birth-center birth and a home birth. During her second pregnancy, she attended childbirth classes and finally felt a better understanding of what was happening in labor. In 2012, she attended a doula training to explore working in the birth industry. Her interest in the process grew and she felt inspired to become certified with Happy Birth Way in 2016. "Being able to help families understand the process the first time around will help these woman feel empowered and supported as they emerge as new mothers." Chelsea teaches birth classes in Dunedin, Lutz and Land O Lakes. Call or email her for details about upcoming class or check the Birth Class Calendar for the schedule of all Happy Birth Way birth classes in the Tampa Bay area. CHELSEA'S CELL:  813-368-7806