The Happy Birth Way Doula Group

Why choose a Happy Birth Way Doula?

To help you have a HAPPY birth!

  1. Help When You’re Ready:  With your own doula’s commitment, and the entire Happy Birth Way doula group ready to back her up on a moment’s notice, you can rest assured that a caring, supportive doula will be by your side during your labor.
  2. Attention to Dad/Partner:  Doulas do not replace the dad or partner; instead, they enhance his/her role as the primary labor supporter, which is why dads and partners often tell us, “I’m SO glad you were here!”
  3. Professional Training: Each Happy Birth Way doula has completed an in-depth training with DONA International or CAPPA, followed by extensive reading, research and continuing education.
  4. Positive References:  Birth professionals and clients have great things to say about our doulas, who are committed to offering excellent service within their scope of practice as outlined by the  principles of DONA International and CAPPA.
  5. Your Personal Expert:  Our doulas have individual and collective knowledge and expertise that will help guide you every step of the way.


Cheryl Waterbury, CD(DONA), CCCE, CLC

Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor

Chrystin Pflum, CLD, CIMI

Birth Doula, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Photographer

Melissa Mayer, CLD, CLC, BBCI

Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator



Happy Birth Way doulas support women at Morton Plant, Mease Countryside, St. Joseph’s Women’s, Tampa General, all Florida Hospitals, Bayfront Baby Place and St. Pete General.  All Happy Birth Way doulas are also Breath of Life Certified Doulas, and provide doula services to clients at Labor of Love in Dunedin and Labor of love in Lutz as well.