MEET OUR PROFESSIONALS
Katrina Curren-Owner, Founder
I am the owner of beBelieve Birth Collaborative and am so glad you are here! I am a certified birth and postpartum doula, as well as certified childbirth educator. I am very determined to help families know how to advocate for themselves in a hospital birthing environment, and my childbirth class is geared towards hospital births!!
I am extremely passionate about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, education and all things associated. I have been a "birth geek" as far back as I can remember. And I am often called "The Baby Whisperer". I have always been naturally attracted to moms and babies, always wanting to nurture them. I was even the weird kid who would approach a total stranger and offer them help, rather it was with the child or with giving them comfort.
A little about me...I am happily married to my husband of 18 years. We have four kids, two of whom are married! We also have the most perfect and beautiful granddaughter in the world (maybe I am biased). We are actively involved in our local church, and I proudly claim my love for Christ.
Hannah Ragnauth-Birth Doula
Hi, I'm Hannah! I am originally from Alabama and moved to Winter Park, Florida in 2015. I married my husband, Josh in 2017. We have two beautiful children. Brielle is 3 and Judah is 1. We are actively involved at our church, Action Church and love serving in our kids ministry.
My passion for doula work started during my first pregnancy. As a first time parent, there are so many questions and unknowns. If I had not had a doula with me, there would have been so many things I wouldn't have known to research, questions to ask, and the options I had. Her teaching me these things made me feel empowered leading up to my birth, instead of overwhelmed. My passion is for the first time mom, who like me, may be confused and isn't aware of other options available for their birth. I would love to partner with you. Your birth should be empowering and you do have options.
Erin Greene-Rettig-Lactation Consultant, Hypnobirthing Educator, Lamaze Educator
I am the Founder and President of the Osceola County Birth network 321-Birth-77 Parent Advocate, Working with teen moms birth and Adoptive parents OSHA Trained. Peer counselor certified helping Clients With Breastfeeding. I have been doing birth work for over 40 years.
My passion is to educate parents through Evidence Based Research, so you are Empowered to make informed decisions about your Labor and Birth! I offer Lamaze classes in a group setting or Private in your home or mine I also teach HypnoBirthing classes also in your home or mine. I also am a lactation specialist so will help with the proper latch and positioning of your baby and will make sure you are off to a successful start breastfeeding!
Shannon McLaughlin-Postpartum Doula, Lactation Consultant, Trauma Therapist
Hello! I am Shannon McLaughlin, a Mama, just like you! My husband Jeff, and I have been happily married for 20 years. Jeff is an ordained pastor and together we have served the local church for the last two decades with a majority of our focus and passion on marriage ministry & counseling, as well as trauma work. Together we have 5 children ages 15 down to 4 whom we homeschool. I have 15 years of parenting experience, over 13 years of personal breastfeeding experience- from the NICU all the way to toddlerhood and hundreds of clinical breastfeeding hours under my belt.
As a postpartum doula and certified lactation counselor (CLC) my goal is to empower, educate and encourage you as a new Mama whether it is your first or your tenth baby! My hope is the validate and enhance your God-given intuitive ability to nurture your new family and walk alongside you on this leg of the journey. I am passionate about evidence based education (not just relying on Google!) and giving you trustworthy resources for your mothering journey. I enjoy offering “what to expect in postpartum” classes, “parenting as a team sport” classes, breastfeeding classes, baby care classes both in your home, or virtually. I also offer “back to work consults” for that challenging transition as well as typical doula home visits to care for and nurture your family. I would be honored to serve your family during this miraculous time
Stacy Back-Birth Doula, Daytime Postpartum Doula
Stacy Back is a Christian Doula that loves serving women and families. She has been married for 18 years to her husband and they have two daughters together. Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Psychology. She went on to earn her Specialist in Education in School Psychology. In 2010, Stacy felt called to the Doula profession and became certified. Stacy loves working with families and their babies (and children of all ages). Her knowledge of child development, along with her own personal experience of giving birth naturally and raising her children, gives her a unique perspective on childbirth and the postpartum period. Her passion for serving families and compassion for others makes her an asset to families.
Erica Lancaster-Birth Doula, Lactation Peer, Herbalist
Hi! I’m Erica. I am a mommy of three precious littles, one baby girl who is a real mini me and two very energetic baby boys. My heart is full of passion for everything mother and baby. It all started during my first pregnancy; as I have a previous back injury, I decided to research the options I had for birth. After learning about doulas I decided to work with one and was able to gain knowledge to use during labor. I’m also the first person in my family to breast feed which required more research as I did not have much knowledge about it. After my first labor experience I continued to research and apply what I learned with each pregnancy. So, I whole heartedly believe that knowledge is key with birth.
Some things to know about me- I love spending time with my family! I love to dance/step, binge watch shows, play fun games, eat good food, drink good wine, try new adventures, make natural remedies, exercise, plan events, and sleep when I can LOL. I’d like to also add that I do not cover my baby’s face to nurse.
I look forward to working with you and your family and being a source of support for you all! I am excited to be a part of your journey and helping you to have YOUR best birth story. I will support you and whichever decisions you make.
Nicole Rizkallah-Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Sleep Consultant
My name is Nicole. I'm a career nanny, newborn care specialist and postpartum & infant doula. I have 10+ years of full-time nanny and newborn experience. And 15 years of childcare experience. I have completed and passed with the department of children and families, newborn care training academy & Prodoula. I am always continuing to further my education and stay up to date on proper procedures and protocol as well as keeping up to date with all my licenses and certifications.
It all started when I took 4 years of early childhood education, completed and passed all of required certifications through the department of children and families. As a nanny, newborn care specialist and postpartum doula, I play an important role within a child and mothers life. I look forward to being a positive role model and educating children. Being that a child's developmental and emotional state and ability are extremely important to me I make sure to always be hands on with them, be outgoing, bubbly and have a positive personality. I do this all the while ensuring the child feels safe and loved. My goal is to ensure the family I am working with is stress free knowing they have me by their side to assist with all needs and with their children's needs. It's comforting to the family knowing they have someone they can completely trust. I have a lot of great assets but my strongest are being trustworthy, being engaged and active in my role and having open but respectful communication with each family as I value them dearly. I've worked at a preschool for two years, travel(ed) with families, overnight stays for newborns, infants & toddlers. My experience starts with newborns but doesn't stop there.