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Meet some of our providers


Owner, Doula and Childbirth Educator

Loving Birth is owned and operated by Zeresh Altork, M.Ed., CD, CCE, CLC. She is a mother, certified doula, hypno-doula, certified breastfeeding counselor, certified childbirth educator, and certified hypnosis for birth educator. She has been a doula and childbirth educator since 2008 and has supported hundreds of couples on their journey to parenthood. She also has a Master's degree in Counseling and over 15 years of counseling and education experience, which gives her a unique and valuable set of skills that she is able to draw from. Having grown up in Spain she is fluent in Spanish. Which has also provided her with the opportunity to be world renowned midwife, author, and Waterbirth International founder Barbara Harper’s interpreter and coordinator for Waterbirth and gentle birth workshops in Spain. For more information about Zeresh, including education and certifications click HERE.

Midwife

P. Fadwah Hallaby, APRN/CNM

Fadwah has given birth six times at home and raised 5 more children over the years through her rich blended family experiences. She has lived in the mountains of Colorado and also enjoys the sunny lifestyle of South Florida. She is a Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Midwifery (CNM). She has a BS with an emphasis in Nutrition from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. In the 1980’s and 90’s she studied childbirth education and then received homebirth training in Colorado. Her certificate in Nurse-Midwifery is from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, 2005 (now Frontier Nursing University). Along the way, she worked in several Emergency Rooms and Labor and Delivery units. Once she completed midwifery school, she worked for a very busy, local OB/GYN group of 5 midwives and 4 MDs. She assisted over 1600 women to give birth at 2 hospitals in Palm Beach County and frequently saw over 500 women in the office every month. It is her intimacy with the medical model of care that makes her such a great choice for birth at home. She is confident that when supported in a physiologic manner, pregnant people will birth gracefully, with freedom into the loving embrace of their families.

Midwife, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator

Rosalia Cannava; For as long as I can remember I've been passionate about pregnancy and birthing. I've always had a strong maternal instinct which gave me a desire to care for others and led to a strong curiosity about pregnancy and birth. I used to watch TLC's "A Baby Story" and saw how different the experience could be depending on care provider and location. My favorite births were always the home water births with a midwife. I developed a passion for giving birth as nature intends, all natural. From what I observed I knew, from a very young age, around 10, that when it was my time to give birth I would have an all natural homebirth. My 2 children, Zion and Zara were both born at home, all natural under the care of a midwife. I practiced Hypnosis during both of my pregnancies and found it to be very effective in giving me peaceful, calm and relaxed labors. My second was even completely pain free! I believe very much in hypnosis for birthing and am excited to pass it on so others can have blissful, and maybe even pain free, birth experiences. I'm also a big believer that birthing in the water helps laboring mamas stay calm, comfortable and relaxed; this is essential for an optimal birthing experience. I had both of my children's placentas encapsulated and even participated in the process for my second child. I have discovered placental encapsulation to have many postpartum benefits which you can read about on this website. I am excited to be offering these services and to be working within such a blessed field related to pregnancy and birth.

Doula and Placenta Encapsulator

Christine Hunt Frackelton; I am a doula because I am driven to make the world healthier, and I want my community to grow more fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (from Galatians 5:22-23). Seeing that families are well cared for during the childbearing cycle helps me to achieve these goals for parents as well as the next generation. As for making the world healthier, I have little to add to the volumes that have been written about the physiological process of birth, the golden first hour, as well as breastfeeding. Scientific evidence shows that, under most circumstances, these natural processes lead towards optimal health outcomes. That is why I am always eager to work for couples who aim for a vaginal or unmedicated vaginal births, and those who are passionate about giving their babies the best start possible in life. Making the world more peaceful, joyful, kind, gentle, faithful, and full of grace, however, is what shifts the otherwise black and white view of birth into one full of color. This requires a tap into the divine — something pregnant people already have done, by opening their bodies to the handiwork of our Creator. I love witnessing expecting parents lean into their creative power. When they make space to go within themselves and be transformed by the mysteries and challenges of pregnancy and birth, they have the power to re-write history the way it ought to go. Sometimes, even, they rewrite our cultural story of birth to include more orgasmic birth experiences! Always, though, I have this hope: that by expressing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control to the new parents — during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum — these parents will nurture the same fruits of the spirit in theirselves and their newborn children.

Birth and Post-Partum Doula

Delainey Casey
Delainey originally trained in 1998 with ALACE and again in 2012 with DONA as a labor doula. She is also trained with Contemporary Doula International as a postpartum doula. She has been educating and supporting woman with breastfeeding as an La Leche League Leader since 2000. Delainey is the mother of three. Her first was born via cesarean, her second was a hospital vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), and her third was a home VBAC. In addition to her doula work, Delainey is a holistic life coach that does in person and distance coaching sessions.


Photographer




Jordan Brennan; When I was 8 years old I had to write a letter to myself saying what I hoped I would "grow up" to be one day. My letter said "I hope you're a photographer and you still love taking pictures of animals." Well, that's true. My Mom went through a lot of film back in the 90's of me taking pictures of my cats, rabbits, turtles, dogs, fish & hermit crabs. I've had a passion for photography my entire life. Growing up in a small town in South Carolina I always wanted more. I had a dream to move to Los Angeles and when I was 19 years old that's exactly what I did. I was a stylist in Beverly Hills for 10 years. A client of mine who was an event planner discovered some photos I took while in Bali on Instagram. She told me she had a client looking for a wedding photographer. I laughed knowing nothing about that world and not taking her that seriously. She didn't care that I had no training & no experience. She said I had "the eye" and wouldn't accept no for an answer. Wanting to stay forever evolving and always learning something new I said "WHY NOT!?" and took on the side jobs. I invested every dollar I made for 4 years back into new cameras, drones, lenses, & photography workshops. Since then I left the styling world, married my best friend (which fueled my photography inspiration more than ever), moved to the east coast and bought my dream house in Boynton Beach, Florida. My style is candid & natural. I love earth tones & boho vibes. I hate cheesy photos.. you know, the ones when you look stiff and force a fake smile. If you like light, bright, and airy...wearing neutrals, and waking up for sunrise with your toes in your sand- I'm your girl. If you like deep rich tones & moody dramatic moments in the middle of the forest- I'm also your girl. I capture the setting, mood, and the feeling in the most authentic way possible. Photographs that stop you in your tracks and take your breathe away are what I'm striving for. To me, there is nothing better than photographing love. I'm here to freeze time for new love during your engagement session all the way to baby bumps during a maternity session. I'll be there for 5 day old newborns as they have their first photo shoot and I'll continue capturing family portraits as your family grows. If there's love, and if I'm invited, I'll be there.



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