The Breathe Team

Get to Know Us

Birth support is labor intensive. At Breathe, we are fortunate to have an amazing team to insure that all your pregnancy and women's wellness needs are met.

 
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Regina Kizer
Medical Administrator

APRN-CNM, DNP

Regina is the Medical Administrator and Primary Midwife provider of Breathe Birth & Wellness Center. Regina has been an active bedside, labor and delivery Registered Nurse since 2004. Regina earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma and went on to obtain a Master's of Nursing in Midwifery in 2016 and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a focus on midwifery in 2017. Dr. Kizer is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and holds an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing License to practice Midwifery. While preparing to open Breathe Birth and Wellness in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Regina continued working in Labor and Delivery as a labor nurse and traveling to Springfield, Missouri, weekly to provide Midwifery care at a freestanding natural birth center. 
Regina's passion is to empower women through the midwifery model of care. It is her core belief that all individuals have a right to self-determination and active participation in health care decisions.

Giselle Chebny 
Administrative Director

RN, Doula, Childbirth Educator

Giselle Chebny is the Administrative Director at Breathe Birth and Wellness. She is  a registered nurse, childbirth educator and doula. She has over 13 years of experience in the maternity field and loves birthing babies! Her passion has always been caring for growing families and women as they embark on the journey of motherhood. Giselle values education and the power that knowledge can lend as you start an adventure such as childbirth. When she's not caring for growing families in the community, she is busy with a team of her own. She has been married for 11 years and has 4 children. She enjoys homeschooling, spending time with family, fellowship with friends and learning new things. She hopes to empower women through education and offer ongoing support to growing families throughout Northeast Oklahoma.

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Jeri Jones

Birth Doula, Hypno-Doula,
Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor

Jeri's passion for all things birth began shortly after the birth of her first son in 2013. An unplanned cesarean section led her to the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), where she discovered an entire community of women who, like her, were scarred, both physically and emotionally from their birth experiences. She quickly recognized a common thread among these women; lack of both support and information in preparing for and giving birth. She poured herself into gaining all the knowledge she could about birth and her birth community and soon became a key resource for ICAN of Tulsa members who, like her, were seeking a different kind of experience with subsequent births. 

In 2016, Jeri's desire to better serve and support expecting and new mothers led her to pursue professional training as both a birth doula and childbirth educator. Jeri is a DONA trained birth doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula (Hypno-Doula), and the only certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor in the state of Oklahoma. She is also certified in the use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), acupressure comfort measures, Rebozo and Spinning Babies techniques for pregnancy and birth. She is also basic first aid, CPR and AED certified and has completed blood borne pathogens training for doulas.

Jeri is the owner and founder of Breath of Life Birth and Parent Support Services LLC. She also serves as the Chapter Leader for ICAN of Tulsa and Treasurer for Tulsa Doulas Inc.

Jeri's mission is to empower women to be active participants in their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and into motherhood, helping families discover and communicate their unique needs and desires, teaching them how to use their voices to advocate for themselves, equipping them with information, tools and resources to make confident, informed decisions at every stage of their journey. 

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Kasy Wixon

Doula, Sibling Doula, Trauma Informed Doula

As a mother of four children and an Advocate for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims at DVIS, Kasy is very passionate about advocating and empowering women. After her cesarean with her twins, Kasy desired experiencing another vaginal birth. When she became pregnant she sought to find a provider who would be open to other options. Her Midwife and Doula helped make her last birthing experience sensational! Kasy was captivated by her Doula's support while she was in labor. She felt that all woman could benefit having someone encouraging and empowering them during one of the most significant times of their lives. She is now a trained trauma doula as well as a sibling doula. She completed her Doula training in 2015 and set out to help woman change their perspectives on birth!

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Deirdre Llewellyn-Epperley

Doula, Yoga Instructor

Deirdre is a birth doula and yoga teacher serving women and families in the Tulsa area.  She has a passion for supporting others in finding, trusting and embracing their inner strength.  As a mother of five, including one set of twins, and having personally experienced a variety of birth experiences, her desire is to emphasize that there is beauty in every birth, no matter the circumstances.  Deirdre is a DONA trained birth doula and is also certified as a birth and bereavement doula through Stillbirthday.  She obtained her CNA and is CPR certified, TENS unit certified, uses rebozo, peanut balls, acupressure, reflexology and a variety of breathing techniques. 
Deirdre is a RYT200 (registered yoga teacher) and believes that a regular yoga practice is essential and beneficial to every aspect of life at every age from birth on.  If you are breathing, add awareness and you are practicing yoga.  She offers prenatal, yin, vinyasa, and baby and me yoga classes. 
“Choose to experience everything as a miracle”

Hilary Goodner

Doula, Educator

Hilary began her Doula journey in 2014 right before the birth of her second child. She was looking for a different experience from this labor and delivery. After the training and having an amazing all natural birth she was hooked on helping women have their ideal births. Hilary is passionate about education as she believes knowledge is power! As a doula she strives to stay educated and up to date on relevant teachings and techniques. She loves to help educate mothers & partners on their pregnancy and birthing options. She believes when you are informed you feel empowered and ready to take on anything! Hilary is a Birth Doula and Dancing for Birth Instructor. She is Tens Unit Certified, trained in Advanced Rebozo, Pressure Point Techniques, The Peanut Ball, Benkung Belly Binding and Closing of the Bones/Mother Blessing Ceremony’s. Hilary grew up knowing she was made for healthcare and spent 15 years in the medical field. Starting as a CNA, moving to EMS from EMT-Basic- Paramedic, then laboratory work before deciding to stay home with her babies and become a doula.  Hilary has a passion and dedication to supporting women in pregnancy, birth, postpartum and also during loss. Hilary looks forward to serving you at Breathe Birth and Wellness in any and every way that she can!

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Naloni Bean

Doula

In addition to her work as a birth doula, Naloni Bean also works with women in all seasons of childbearing & femininity to help facilitate healing and wholeness. She believes that female energy collectively and purposefully in a room, especially during times like birth, can be a force to be reckoned with! With every birth, her aim is to capture the birthing mother’s vision, hold the space and nurture the atmosphere. While she can adapt to different needs and wishes, it is the spiritual aspect in the birthing room she cultivates most. She is trained in Rebozo techniques, certified in the use of TENS Unit for labor and birth, supports families through loss and does reflexology and acupressure for pregnancy, birth, postpartum and menstruation. Naloni is a revolutionist at heart and hopes to use her passion to serve the birth community at large, helping to facilitate further change in hearts and minds of individuals on what it means to thrive from the womb forth. She has always known she was called to feminine care, especially during the most sacred time of childbearing. This is the work that makes her heart truly overjoyed, as it is not just a job, but something she has no doubt she was called to do!

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Deirdre Hopkins

Certified Doula

Deirdre is a Colorado native with a love of God's creation embedded deep into her heart. She believes in her namesake, which means compassion, and brings empathy into her doula practice. 
She has been dating her husband for over 2 decades and parenting their 3 kids together, since 2004. Never having a doula herself propelled her to become a DONA trained and certified birth doula in 2014. She is also CPR certified, TENS unit certified and trained in rebozo and peanut ball techniques. 
Deirdre has a bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Family Science. Early in her career she supported teenage mothers at the Child Saving Institute, and then reclaimed a decade of her life to raising her own arrows. As a natural educator, Deirdre has experience working with families and children with special needs in the public school system. Parenting and behaviour modification is one of her passions. She also dedicates her life to nutrition and using aromatherapy for physical and emotional health. 
"Ask me for strength and I will lend not only my hand, but also my heart." - Unknown

Heather Borsuk

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Heather Borsuk is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She has been working in the Lactation field for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of women transition into motherhood successfully.  Her passion was sparked when she had her own son, Jake, 14 years ago. 

Breastfeeding helped Heather heal and recover from a very traumatic cesarean birth.  She realized how much new moms need support and guidance as they transition into this wonderful yet challenging time in life.  Breastfeeding can be the most profound experience between a mom and baby when it is successful.  Heather’s passion is to help moms experience this beautiful bond with their babies.

Heather attended the University of Oklahoma and studied Health and Sports Science as well as Communications.  She finished her education at the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Lactation Consulting. 

Heather recently moved back to Tulsa, OK after living in California for 13 years.  She has been married for 15 years, has one son, Jake who is 14, along with 5 nieces and 3 nephews whom she dearly loves. 

In her personal life, Heather loves spending time with her family, helping with fundraising in her son’s school, volunteering with church and always learning and growing. Heather’s favorite hobby is scuba diving with her husband and son. 

Heather is a huge advocate in the community for Mental Health and Suicide prevention.  This is a key factor in supporting new moms with postpartum depression and anxiety. 

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Amber Bowers

Licensed Massage Therapist

Amber is a licensed massage therapist who has an empathic, intuitive and relaxing  approach to massage. Her calm nature will encourage a deep state of relaxation. She combines deep tissue and sports massage with stretching to increase the natural energy flow in the body. She is certified and proficient in a number of modalities including but not limited to: Swedish, Pregnancy, Sports, Deep Tissue, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Cryotherapy. She encourages her clients to develop a love for self care including a consistent stretching routine and individual self massage suggestions, so that they may have a better understanding of how their body works. Empowering the future through self love and self care is something she strongly believes in. 

Amber is a mother to five wonderful kids, three daughters and two sons, that she raises with her husband, Trey. She is passionate about raising her family to also be lovers of nature as well as fosters their gifts of nurturing. She loves homeschooling, music, hiking, and cooking healthy meals. She is elevated knowing there is a growing community of people who are aware that they have the choice of freedom, in their births as well as in every aspect of their lives. Amber believes we all possess the gift of healer in some form and feels blessed to be able to know how she may share her energy with the world.


“Find your medicine and use it..” - Nahko Bear

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