Our Team

Our team is comprised of highly qualified birth professionals including Certified Childbirth Consultants, which are specialists holding certification in childbirth education, doulas (birth & postpartum), and lactation educators as well as Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Pictured below is our core team.  We also work with additional specialists in the Greater Orlando and Hawaii area to ensure the best care and services are provided to you.

Kathy Bradley is a certified childbirth consultant, VBAC specialist, and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Kathy Bradley, CD, CCE, IBCLC

Owner

Certified Childbirth Consultant

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant & VBAC Specialist

Spanning a 33 year career in the maternal health field, Kathy is an industry pioneer and the visionary behind Childbirth Concierge.  She honors all journeys to parenthood and feeding, and is committed to ensuring that parents feel seen, heard and valued while in her care.   As a mother of five herself, Kathy has considerable experience in preparing for the birth and care of newborns, and helps to empower parents by delivering peace of mind during what can at times be a challenging situation.  A born educator, she is in her element teaching new parents and health professionals.  She worked 14 years in Maternal Health at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando and is a self-proclaimed “Birth JUNKIE”.

Juli Textor, BA

Birth/Postpartum Doula & Childbirth Educator

Juli’s passion for pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood began as a child.  Having generations of physicians and nurses in her family history, a love of children, and an innate calling to serve others, she graduated from the UCF College of Health and Public Affairs with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and pursued a career in Elementary Education. Early in her teaching career, Juli began taking midwifery classes in Gainesville, FL where she discovered the role of a doula. This sparked a love of supporting women in the postpartum period, which she did whenever possible outside of her full-time roles as teacher and Mommy. After personally going through two vastly different pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences, she realizes the importance of having a consistent and non-judgmental support system in place for all phases of becoming a mother. Juli thrives on sharing her passion and knowledge with new moms, fostering a smooth transition for the entire family. Juli and her wife live in Orlando and have two children, ages 14 and 5.

Beryl Stephen, CCC, CD, CBE, CLE

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

Beryl never imagined where her new found relationship with her doula at 30 weeks pregnant would take her. After the birth of her first child, she realized what she was called to do: serve families in the birth world. As a Certified Childbirth Consultant (Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Educator) it is her top priority to help families receive the evidence-based information needed in order to make decisions about their choices and their care. She ensures her families feel empowered to advocate for themselves and their new addition. Not only is Beryl passionate about serving families during the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods, but she also has an immense passion for helping families navigate their journey through the multi-faceted world of breastfeeding. Being a mother of two, both who have nursed well beyond the age of two, she firmly believes in the power of support and information to create the journey THEY choose. It’s a judgment free zone! She lives in Central Florida with her husband and two amazing children. If you can’t find her at a birth or helping a breastfeeding family, check the beach. 

Certified Perinatal Educator

Kara Bradley, BA

Certified Perinatal Educator/Postpartum Doula

Kara is a certified perinatal educator which encompasses childbirth education, doula and lactation as well as an early childhood degree from Eastern Florida State College. As a mother of 2 boys she brings experience and understands the challenges new families face with a newborn in the home. Having breastfed one son till 3 years of age and the other till 9 months old, she can appreciate a family that makes choices that work for them. As the oldest of five children, Kara grew up naturally supporting her mother and playing mother hen to her four younger siblings. She loves being a mother and supporting families, so they have a smooth transition when the new baby comes home.

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

Sharim Algarin-Morris, CCC

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

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Sharim began her work in the birth field over 13 years ago as a founding board member of a non-profit organization for pregnant and parenting teens in New York.  Understanding the challenges and needs a pregnant woman faces, it became her focus to help others create a healthy and safe environment to birth and raise a child.  Sharim is married and the proud parent of 4 children. Her warmth, enthusiasm for life, and professionalism make her an excellent doula and childbirth educator that creates holistic well-being within the  community.

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

Stephanie Salem, CCC

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

Stephanie began working with survivors of trauma in college, which sparked her passion for maternal health care. She is committed to empowering and educating women to make informed decisions, and strongly advocates and supports them however they choose to birth their babies. Stephanie forms a bond with each of the families she supports, ensuring they have a positive birth experience. She is a newly married to an active duty military man.

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Kiarisel Newell

Doula & Baby Wearing Educator

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Kiarisel is someone who has always loved all things related to pregnancy and birth since she was little. This eventually led her into sonography, which allowed her to learn more about the physiology of pregnancy and birth and the process of birth within the local hospitals. She is a mom of two, her first son was born at a local birth center and her second son was born at home. Her personal birth and motherhood journey is what led her feeling called to support women and families in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and babywearing. With both her professional and personal experiences, Kiarisel truly believes in the importance of information and honoring the choices of the families she is supporting.

Tara Dalles, MHSA, CCC, CD, CBE, CLE, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

Tara Dalles is certified as a Childbirth Consultant and has her Masters in Health Service Administration. Her career in healthcare began at Orlando Health where she was able to serve the Medical Staff for over 8 years. During that time, Tara and her high school sweetheart turned husband became parents to two daughters. These birth experiences sparked a passion to build bridges between the medical and natural birthing communities. After achieving certification, Tara began practicing as a doula, childbirth educator and lactation educator. Tara is the School Administrator for Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery and the Commonsense Childbirth Institute, where she is also a contributor for their Childbirth Consultant training programs. Most recently Tara became an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and enjoys teaching Evidence Based Birth® courses to both birthing families and birth professionals alike.

Jennifer Millikin, CCC

Certified Childbirth Consultant-Hawaii

Jenn’s passion for birth began over 23 years ago when she had her own daughter via VBAC.  As a mother of 3, she went on to work at a birth center, and is currently in nursing school to become a midwife.  She is a dedicated and warm fuzzy kind of person.  Her gentle smile helps any family relax, and her professionalism gets her work in Hawaii recognized by medical staff.  She holds near to her heart a women’s desire to birth how she needs to. In her free time you can generally find her out enjoying her paddle board.

Jeanelle Coto, CD

Placenta Encapsulator & Certified Childbirth Consultant-Florida

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Jeanelle’s passion for birth began 15 years ago when she witnessed her niece’s birth. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as her grandmother was a midwife and her mother was a birth assistant in Colombia. Her focus is to assist you in achieving the birth your heart desires. Hands down, her sincerity, enthusiasm, and dedication to families is evident in the support she provides. Jeanelle has been encapsulating for over 6 years.

Heidi Brooks, PhD, CLC,CSC

Certified Lactation Counselor & Infant/Child Sleep Consultant

Heidi is a Certified Lactation Counselor and Child Sleep Consultant, looking to help you with your baby’s sleep needs! She has been through it all; from exclusively nursing to exclusively pumping to hand expressing, and went through every brand of pump. She has read every sleep book and loves to dive headfirst into pediatric sleep studies. She has done all the research for you, let her listen to your current struggle and brainstorm a session. Heidi is a mom of two feral kids who, after finishing her dissertation, decided to have a baby. And then another one! Two under two wasn’t originally in the cards, but when you make plans…you know the rest.

“Without enough sleep, we all become very tall two year olds.” JoJo Jensen

Although we KNOW how to be serious and professional we all strongly believe laughter is a great medicine for the soul!