WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"What a comfort having Naomi there before, during and after my birth in any way I needed her. In addition to my physical needs, she continually helped to keep my mindset on God and the things above. Pregnancy and birth is such a spiritual time and it's easy to lose sight of that, I appreciate her bringing my attention back to HIM! She is knowledgeable but also eager to learn new skills. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a doula in the Jacksonville, FL area." -Lauren, mother of 2
Naomi Soncag, CD, CPD, CBC, CBEd, Certified MbHD Instructor
First and foremost, I believe God divinely appoints His daughters to be mothers. I also believe that if you aren't pregnant yet, that you can become pregnant by standing on God's promises and praying and believing, as Hannah did in 1 Samuel 1. There is much fear that our society has grown accustomed to and mistreatment around birth that women have accepted as normal that is unacceptable. The fear of the unknown drives us to accept providers' interventions and policies. When women are knowledgeable about the birthing process and what methods we can use to be comfortable in the process of birthing, the process itself becomes less fearful, if not fearless!
Therefore, I believe a physiological birth experience for all mothers in the right frame of mind is possible and that we have the potential to all give birth vaginally, if given the opportunity and support needed. There is not near as many Christian resources as secular. Therefore, I am careful in my selection of resources and take them with a grain of salt. There are many that I utilize and we can discuss them at your FREE initial consultation once you fill out this brief form!
"Ms. Naomi was a God send to me!"
-Gabby, mother of twins
"...they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.” -Exodus 1:19
A little about me...
It's a pleasure to meet you! Certified as a Maidens by His Design cycle health instructor, Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula, and Breastfeeding Counselor, it's been an honor and privilege to serve mothers and potential mothers from around the globe! As a lifelong learner, I have trained extensively under Keith Ferrante, Founder of Emerging Prophets, and have held customized Breakthrough Prophetic Consultations and Dreaming with God for Marriage and Motherhood coaching sessions. I am committed to making a lasting change on the birthing rights of women. To further my learning, I hold membership with the Association of Christian Birth Professionals.
I am a born-again Christian, following God with all my heart, mind, body, and soul. My father was also a chaplain in the US Navy for 18 years and I have watched my mother raise us without my father being present in the home much of that time. I've also raised my own child primarily alone due to unforeseen circumstances. These experiences give me the unique ability to help a variety of women.
I have one child, a 9-year-old boy and when I was pregnant with him, I was able to research many things about childbirth and techniques for labor. Upon researching, I decided on a water birth being my ideal method for delivery. I found great midwives that took excellent care of me during my pregnancy. However, when I was in active labor in the hospital and wasn’t fully dilated, the midwife didn’t do much to help me find relaxing positions and keep me moving. In retrospect, if I had hired a birth doula for my labor, I would have labored a shorter period and been more comfortable than I was.
After birth, my son was taken from me for 6 hours to perform his circumcision, which, as I now know takes about 20 minutes. This separation caused my son to develop a sucking dysfunction, most likely having been given formula or a pacifier (without my consent) while separated. It took 8 weeks to correct the sucking dysfunction and get back to a normal breastfeeding routine. But God, in His grace, was looking out for me. I realize now this happened for me, not to me!
This experience spawned in me a desire to learn more about supporting the breastfeeding mother when I chose to return to work. Even though my motherhood journey was a fairly good experience, I want to help you have an amazing birth story and postpartum stage! I am known to be soft-spoken, gentle, kind, giving, generous, and trustworthy. Rest assured, you are in good hands when you trust Agape Doulas LLC for any of your family needs! I’d love to meet you and hear all about your thoughts on marriage, motherhood, birthing, how your breastfeeding journey is going, and/or how you're doing in postpartum! Book a free consultation by clicking below!