Franki Batten, Birth Doula CD (DONA)
As a teenager, Franki was mentored by a birth enthusiast who introduced her to the joys of childbirth. While receiving a B.S. in Public Health from Tulane University she had the opportunity explore her interest in birth through research, working with pregnant women in a Florida public health clinic, and shadowing a group of midwives in Cambodia. Seeing just how beautiful and important continuous support can be, Franki decided to pursue becoming a birth doula upon graduation. Her experiences have led her to view birth as love in it's purest form - the physical and emotional sacrifice of a woman and her partner for the life of the little one they will soon meet. She loves seeing fresh grace and life brought to families through the birth of a baby and is honored to serve families as they embark on their transformative journey of parenthood.