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A Different Doula

Hi! I’m Collin Parsons (she/her/hers), the doula behind Doula Differently.

Let me start by saying even though we aren’t currently meeting face to face, I’m still really happy you’re here. Seriously. I’d much rather give you the ole ‘Razzle Dazzle’ with my witty charm and vivacious personality. But alas, since you are looking at my website, that isn’t currently an option. So prepare to be virtually Razzle Dazzled. Oh yeah, jazz hands and all!

How it's going:


I’m currently a ProDoula Certified Labor Doula (CD-L) + A Dona International Certified Doula (CD). I am also a Certified Fertility Doula (CFD), Reproductive Health Specialist (RHS), Postpartum Doula (PPD), Newborn Care Specialist (NCS), and Infant Feeding Specialist (IFS). I know it’s a mouthful but it was all totally worth it.

I support unmedicated and medicated births and believe they are both outstandingly beautiful. I also specialize in working with LGBTQ+  families. I am obsessed with multiples as a result of my younger twin siblings, Claire and Cooper. Thankfully, my obsession has led me to experience some amazing twin and triplet births (vaginal and cesarean). I also fully support and love those who birth their babies from their bellies. I now offer planned cesarean support as well!

I have been trained in a variety of comfort measure techniques including, rebozo, acupressure, massage, guided meditation, and aromatherapy. I am a certified Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula. Additionally, I have significant experience with clients using other forms of Hypnosis for birth.

I have a fierce desire to help clients who struggle with walking a unique fertility path. As the first Fertility Doula in Charlotte, NC, I know just how much support surrounding fertility complications and infertility is needed in our community. I have recently started organizing a collective of doulas committed to offering support to families and individuals undergoing any fertility assistance. Fertility work has led me to find passion in also supporting families with surrogates and those going through surrogacy.

Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding, pumping, supplementing, and formula feeding are all journeys that I’m in full support of and have significant experience with. 

I’ve always loved supporting people - the deeply and passionately really truly type of love. There is nothing that has ever compared to feeling like I’m living my purpose. Being a doula isn’t what I am meant to do. Being a doula is what I was born to do.

Things I Adore:

  • Racial Equality

  • LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Changing the narrative around birth

  • My big brother – Clay (35)

  • The twinners aka my younger siblings - Claire + Cooper (28)

  • My Grandmamas cooking

  • Singing in the car with my mom

  • Listening to my dad teach me Jeopardy like trivia I’ll probably never use (I get my superfluous use of analogies from him. You’ve been warned)

  • Reggae – The Marley’s and Dirty Heads are my favorite

  • My rescued 8 year old 12 lb Chihuahua mix Sir Finley Alexander aka Finn or Pip

  • My rescued 6 year old 70lb Pit-bull Maxwell Xavier aka Fat Fat

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • A great therapist

  • My baby pink mailbox I installed and painted myself

  • My little dark green brick house that my mailbox belongs too

  • Creating art

  • Planting and picking flowers

  • The night sky

  • Things that are cute just because they’re small

  • Indian food

  • DIY Projects

How it started:

Although I attended my first birth as the primary support person at just 16, I have seen myself grow exponentially in the past 16 years. I was on the fast track to get my Associates in Nursing. It was going to be swiftly followed by my BSN. The final step was to place a big red bow on everything with my specialty in Midwifery. It wasn’t until I was talking to a friend about supporting her in her unmedicated hospital birth that I thought about actually certifying. She asked why I’d never gotten around to making a career out of the thing I love so much. Confused, I looked at her and said ‘ I am. I’m going to catch babies.’ She looked at me and said ‘Why would you want to catch the babies when your favorite part is helping the people having those babies?’ Something clicked within me. I dropped out of nursing school, started pursing my degree in psychology and women’s studies, and began living my official doula dream.

​My Specialties + Experiences:

  • Natural Family Planning (NFP)

  • Fertility Awareness Method

  • Ovulation Tracking

  • Medical Conception Methods [i.e. Clomid]

  • IUI

  • IVF

  • LGBTQ+ Fertility

  • Surrogacy

  • Transfer to Carrying Parent from Conceiving Parent

  • Fertility Medication & Supply In-Home Organization

  • Early Detection Methods

  • Medicated Births

  • Unmedicated Births

  • Hypno-Births
  • HypnoBabies
  •  C-Sections, Belly Births, + Abdominal Deliveries 

  • VBAC

  • VBA2C

  • Plus-size Births

  • Trauma Informed Births

  • Redemptive Births

  • Gestational Hypertension

  • PreEcmplasia



  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Multiples

  • Breech

  • Water Births

  • Birth Center

  • Home Births

  • LGBTQ+ Births

  • Adoptive Breastfeeding

  • Exclusively Breastfeeding

  • Exclusively  Pumping

  • Formula Feeding

  • Bottle Feeding

  • Chest Feeding

  • Postpartum Care

  • Sleep Services

  • Newborn Care

  • Infant Feeding Specialty Services

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