The Agency Model
Our agency and doula partnership model was carefully chosen to promote sustainability within the local doula community. We strive to encourage the doula profession as a whole to raise the current standards, and achieve long term sustainability. Doula partnerships benefit the client in that they are confident that a doula they have met, and formed a relationship with will be present at their birth and be available for their postpartum needs. Elizabeth and Emily have hand selected each doula that works with Doulas of Charlotte to reflect the values and professionalism that they hold for themselves. Doulas of Charlotte only contracts with doulas who are trained with ProDoula so we can ensure consistency of training, knowledge, professionalism, and care for our clients. If you would like to become a doula contact ProDoula today!
As mothers, Elizabeth and Emily desired to create a resource for parents that helps them connect with the community, and increase awareness of all options available. Families have different desires for pregnancy, birth, and newborn care; the founders of Doulas of Charlotte recognize this and strive to provide clients with unbiased, nonjudgmental support so that all families feel respected and empowered in their choices. Doulas of Charlotte provides dependable, informative support that fosters client confidence in the services we provide. Elizabeth and Emily have hand selected each doula that works with Doulas of Charlotte to reflect the values and professionalism that they hold for themselves.
Elizabeth Eschete, Co-Owner of Doulas of Charlotte is a labor and postpartum doula, as well as postpartum placenta specialist. Elizabeth received her labor, postpartum, and postpartum placenta specialist training through ProDoula. She is a wife, and mother to two daughters Anna (born Jan 2015) and Juliet (EDD May 2016). She has a strong passion for pregnancy, postpartum, infants, and all topics related to motherhood. Elizabeth is actively involved in local support groups involving breastfeeding, baby wearing, new mothers, babies, and fitness. She enjoys being able to interact with other local families on a personal level at these groups. In her free time Elizabeth enjoys researching holistic alternatives, attending fitness classes, cooking, and watching Netflix. Elizabeth prides herself in providing unbiased information and judgment-free support. She firmly believes when women and families feel empowered and supported during their birth and postpartum, she has completed her role as a doula.
Emily Knight, Co-Owner of Doulas of Charlotte is a labor and postpartum doula as well as childbirth educator. She received her BS in Psychology from Western Carolina University, Masters Level education in Clinical Psychology, and graduated from Queens University in Nursing. Emily received her postpartum doula training with ProDoula, and childbirth education teaching credentials though Duke University. She worked 7+ years as a Labor, Postpartum and High Risk Antepartum RN, including charge nurse duties and circulating nurse in the OR. Her love for all things birth related led to her desire to educate, aid and support mothers and families in pregnancy, labor and postpartum period. Emily wants soon-to-be parents to have unwavering support in their decisions and wishes. In her free time Emily enjoys reading birth related research, crime novels, riding horses, and attending musical events. Emily has a precocious daughter (born June 2012), and a loving husband that she spends the majority of her free time with. What makes Emily unique is her extensive clinical knowledge of various issues including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fertility issues, IUI, IVF, fetal anomalies, placental anomalies, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, antepartum bedrest, cesarean section, postpartum depression and preterm infants. Emily uses her experiences and knowledge to help others in their desire for their ultimate birth and postpartum experience.