Hello! My name is Angela and I am a birth doula and Labor and Delivery Nurse. I was first introduced to the magic of pregnancy and birth when I witnessed the births of my sister’s children. I was 19 years old when I came to California from Massachusetts to help my sister through her first pregnancy. I stayed to make California my home, and was present at the subsequent births of my nieces and nephews. The miracle of life and innate strength and wisdom of women changed me in such a huge way that my life would never be the same!
Thus, began my journey to becoming a doula and LnD nurse. I have been incredibly grateful to study and learn from such wise women not only in the states, but also in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and at The Farm in Tennessee. Each day I am continually inspired by these experiences and by the many families I've been so blessed to help support. I am inspired to bring heartfelt, evidence-based support into each families unique birthing journey and beyond.
Every family has their own sacred path, and the right to choose the way you wish to bring your child into this world. Please know that I would be honored to be a part of your birthing team.
Blessings of love,
license & certifications
Registered Nurse, Midwife Assistant, ACLS, BLS, NRP, Spinning Babies, Dancing for Birth, DONA, AHWONN Fetal Monitoring
"In 2021 I was lucky enough to have Angela as my doula, during my third and final pregnancy. To say this was a dream come true is really the best way to put it. I met Angela very shortly after I had birthed our second daughter while I was grieving a dear friend, starting a new job, and in the thick of postpartum depression. Learning that Angela was a doula and of all her travel to spend time with the birthing communities that I had only read about made me feel like I knew her well already. Naturally her presence has such a way to put others at ease. I admired her so quickly knowing her heart was so gentle and kind and how much time she spent taking care of women, mothers, and babies.
There was a time all those years ago where I told her, “If we are ever blessed enough to have a 3rd child I would be honored to have you as our doula. It would be a dream come true.” I look back at everything and still have moments that it all feels surreal, and then just realizing how much Angela tremendously blessed us.
As our doula she was comforting, present always, & attentive to any need or concerns we had. We felt so confident every step of the way having her on our team. I really feel like she is the best doula in the world!
She has studied at The Farm in Tennessee alongside Ina May Gaskin, worked as a labor delivery nurse, and has traveled the world more than once to be with birthing women who have very little resources. I trusted her more than I did my OB. Lol. She is an inspiration to the birthing community as she serves, advocates for, and continues her education in birth and prenatal care.
Angela has a gift in understanding others but the way she intuits and holds space for a pregnant woman is beyond belief. She is so patient and full of grace. When I was in labor Angela was so still, calm, whispering lovely affirmations, lightly drawing on my back, and it was all so subtle and EVERYTHING I needed. I could write about that day and giving birth with her beside me forever. Not to mention the love and care she provided me postpartum. For me it was pure magic, and my family and I are forever grateful to Angela, our angel!"
"If you are seeking a doula, and you have happened upon Angela Rose, you are very fortunate. She embraces all of the qualities you would value at the time of labor and birth. She is intuitive, supportive, understanding, personable, and nonjudgmental.
Angela Rose was present for the birth of three of my children, and I don’t know how I would have done it without her! She understood and connected with me throughout my labors and was willing to do whatever necessary for me to be comfortable and for things to go smoothly. Things didn’t always go as planned during labor and delivery (as they rarely do!), yet Angela remained calm, reassuring, and positive. She encouraged me to meet my goals despite challenges and helped me to remain positive during times when it was clear that things would not go as I was anticipating.
Angela comes from a perspective of valuing the natural beauty of life. She understands the amazing process of labor and delivery and sees beauty in every aspect of it. It is a person with this perspective that you want by your side during such a vulnerable time. She helped me to feel empowered and whole despite the difficulties and challenges of labor.
I know for me, it was a tough decision as to who to have present at the birth of my children. My husband was always 100% supportive and was there for everything. However, despite his good intentions, he wasn’t comfortable and didn’t understand the physical aspects and the intenseness that accompanied the process of labor and delivery. Having Angela Rose present significantly alleviated the stress and pressure that he was feeling and made the whole experience more positive for both of us.
If you have the opportunity to choose Angela Rose as your doula, I am wholeheartedly confident that you will be very happy with your choice. She is the best!"
"I found Angela when I was about 26 weeks pregnant. At first I wasn't planning a home birth, but after a very specific Dr visit that left me with a lot of anxiety and feeling like I didn't have any control, I decided that home birth was the right choice for me. Angela was supportive every step of the way. Whenever I reached out to her she offered a lot of great advice and was quick to respond. Since Angela spent some time on The Farm in Tennessee I joked and asked if she could get Ina May to be my midwife, and while Ina May wasn't available (of course), Angela connected me with a traditional midwife that was absolutely right for my soul.
I always felt like I had a friend to help me through this pregnancy. Every little question I had, or advice I sought, Angela responded with grace and compassion. I had a lot of round ligament pain, and she offered several different exercises and techniques to use to ease that. Angela always had these little goodies that would help with whatever it was that I was going through in that moment. When my special needs child became sick with the nasty flu, Angela came over the same day bringing an immune boosting goodie bag to help my child feel better and to help prevent me from catching the flu.
The morning my waters broke, Angela came to my home and assisted beautifully with helping me through labor and delivery. When my 9 year old daughter came into the room and watched the placenta come out, Angela perfectly explained what the placenta was for. Angela was amazing with both my 9 year old and my specials needs 7 year old.
Angela was also great when it came to using essential oils which was important to me. I used EO's a lot throughout my pregnancy, so it was very nice to have someone who knew a lot about oils.
Both my husband and I are so grateful to have had Angela's help and guidance along the way, we couldn't have asked for a better doula!"
"Angela served as my doula as I had my first child earlier this year. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted Angela to be the one to support me along my pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum journey. She has an extensive background as a doula, serving in multiple countries around the world, and as a labor and delivery nurse in numerous hospitals. She is also a compassionate friend and reassuring mentor. Angela gave me invaluable knowledge and confidence in what the female body is made to do and walked with me hand-in-hand through each obstacle pregnancy threw at me. She even graciously answered middle of the night calls as my labor approached. During the rough and raw, early postpartum days she cared for me and my family gently and unselfishly. She mothered me in a way I needed so much while I learned to be a mother to my newest addition. Since the birth of my son, I have recommended her services to the pregnant women in my life who I adore the most, including my sister and best friend- knowing that she will take amazing care of them and their growing babies. Angela has become one of my most treasured friends and anyone who is lucky enough to have her as a doula is truly blessed beyond measure."