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Found 6 Pros in Asheville, NC, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Rachel Hinds

Asheville, NC

0 reviews • 55 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 55 families supported • 8 years experience

There are a lot of decisions to navigate in the journey to becoming a parent, and for some reason there was rarely a class on this growing up! With a background in early childhood development, somatic experiencing, attachment theory, sustainable agriculture, community and good ol love, I am passionate about creating environments where families can thrive. We were never meant to do this alone, and you don't have to. I bring a combination of grounded clarity with expansive love into my practice and an honoured to walk with you through this initiation.

Care philosophy

Birth can act as an initiative process into one's next chapter as a parent. I am here to walk beside you on this journey supporting you in navigating your birth wishes so you can have the most empowered birth available to you. You deserve to be at the center of this experience, and I am here to support you in getting clear on your wishes, desires, and capacity.

Areas served

  • Asheville, NC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Big Island of Hawaii
  • Tanzania
  • Honduras
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Sarah Herbein

Morganton, NC

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

The name of my business comes from a quote attributed to Mother Theresa: "We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love." The postpartum period is filled with moments like this. Thousands of small actions, acting with love and care over and over. All of my services are available to grieving parents on a pay-what-you-can basis Each family will have different goals, preferences, and needs after the birth of a child (whatever the outcome), and the services I provide reflect that. You can choose between virtual consultations and in-person doula support, as well as scheduling from one day of care to months! I have experience with preemies, cloth diapering, baby wearing, and more! I am a NICU mom with 2 kids, and I am vaccinated and boosted against COVID.

Care philosophy

I believe that holistic support for the entire family, not just physical care of the baby, is vital during the postpartum period. I have deep respect for both traditional knowledge and modern science, and I utilize both. My goal is not to tell you how to parent, but rather provide resources and walk with you as you move through this life-changing experience.

Areas served

  • Hickory, NC
  • Lenoir, NC
  • Marion, NC
  • Valdese, NC
  • Granite Falls, NC
  • Newton, NC
  • Conover, NC


  • Casey
    April 18, 2023 at 11:45 am | Client review

    Sarah assisted me with postnatal questions and care. She truly listens to understand and knowledgably helped me learn what I needed to prepare for the postnatal season. She patiently answered all of my (many) questions about breastfeeding, infant sleeping, postpartum body changes, etc., and connected me with the resources needed. Thanks to Sarah, my anxiety went down as the fear of the unknown and that I was “missing” something disappeared. I highly recommend her! She is someone you want by your side!

$ flexible

Demacy Monte-Parker

Brevard, NC

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a yoga teacher, intuitive reader, and reiki healer. My doula support provides an array of skills that enhances not only your physical path, but nurtures the spiritual threshold experienced when giving birth. Through my personal birth journey, I developed the passion to guide other mothers/birthing people in their own unique stories. It is easy to give your power away but you hold the key in making the right decisions for yourself and your baby. If you can dig deep, sit with what comes up throughout your pregnancy, and remain open to the unexpected, you will be surprised at how much is uncovered within yourself. This realization not only supports your labor and delivery, but also sets you up for the next step into parenthood. I am with you every moment of the way, answering any questions you may have and being a listening ear that brings you back to the truth that you hold. I love watching families awaken to their own strengths and welcome their new bundle of joy with unconditional love. I believe that my work is divinely guided, authentic, and genuine. I would love to walk along side you.

Care philosophy

My goal is to align the mind, body, and soul so that you can have the birth experience you deserve. Your intuition is the driving force in cultivating your birth vision and I believe that you innately hold the power to make decisions that serve your highest outcome. I act as a guide, providing you with resources, and reminding you that this is your story. Reclaim your experience!

Areas served

  • Hendersonville, NC
  • Asheville, NC
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Molly Rouse

Burnsville, NC

6 reviews • 75 families supported • 11 years experience

6 reviews • 75 families supported • 11 years experience

I have a background in cultural anthropology, which I taught at the college level when I traveled through conception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum for the first time. After my son was born in 2007, my life took a turn towards my heart work, and I have been a postpartum doula in Western North Carolina since 2009. I currently serve families IN PERSON (focusing on Ayurvedic cooking for postpartum recovery and breastmilk production). I also have various ONLINE OFFERINGS including VIRTUAL COACHING for parents during the first 3 months of their baby's life, BIRTH STORY HEALING for either partner, and ONLINE COURSES for expectant couples.

Care philosophy

I believe that the 4th Trimester is too neglected in our society and I seek to elevate it through honoring the transition to parenthood, caring for the birthing parent with the wisdom of Ayurveda, teaching new parents how to understand their baby and build a stable foundation for their family.

Areas served

  • Asheville
  • Mars Hill
  • Burnsville
  • Spruce Pine
  • Weaverville


  • Molly
    February 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Shannon. My time supporting you all was special indeed!

$ flexible
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Tanya Jennings

Marshall, NC

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

I have worked with parents and families for over 20 years and stepped fully into the birth world in October of 2020. I love supporting families through pregnancy, birth and postpartum and am unique in that I can be a support for your family during the first 5 years after birth! In addition to doula care, I hold a Master's Degree in Early Childhood and can help parents navigate parenthood in those early years.

Care philosophy

Every woman should feel empowered to trust the natural functions of their body! I can help you self advocate for yourself during this journey and support with evidence based care and love.

Areas served

  • Madison, Buncombe and Yancey counties


  • Jennifer
    March 12, 2021 at 10:19 am | Client review

    Tanya decreased so much of my stress and worry and thought of so much to provide loving care and nourishment.

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Ari Weaver

Asheville, NC

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 11 families supported • 3 years experience

I became a birth and postpartum doula in 2018 after the birth of my nephew. I also became a certified lactation consultant in 2019. I support birthing persons and their partners before, during and after birth. The support I provide includes 3-4 prenatal visits where we discuss birth preferences, education about the birth process, logistical planning around when to go to the hospital or birthing center, and more. I also help birthing people prepare for their postpartum healing and breastfeeding (if they choose to) because studies show, the more thought and planning you put into the postpartum time, the easier it is. In-labor support includes techniques and practices to ease physical, emotional, and mental discomfort during the labor process. Follow-up visits help with post-birth questions and further support, if needed. My support is non-judgmental and accepting of the birthing person's vision. I provide resources as needed and answers to questions that may come up in decision-making processes.

Care philosophy

A person's pregnancy, labor, and postpartum healing should be informed, supported, and sacred. My goal is to support pregnant people who know their boundaries and philosophy of birth. My goal is that no birthing person feels mistreated, misunderstood, or alone. Birth and postpartum is meant to be a beautiful time of strength and transformation. With the proper care team, this is possible.

Areas served

  • Asheville, NC


  • Diana
    December 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm | Client review

    “Arielle was essential in the birth of our baby. She was very responsive throughout my pregnancy (especially via text), and she often encouraged me to get in touch with her for any ache, pain, or minor worry. She is also a great research buddy and would help me look into things and send me articles from good sources. She was incredible in the hospital. My son’s birth was very intense; I was induced because of preeclampsia and went through 42 hours of labor, the induction failed, and I needed an emergency C-section. Ari slept in a chair and held my hand during some of the worst contractions. She really advocated for me with the doctors when they were skeptical of my requests–and she helped me advocate for myself.

    Ari continued to be a source of support for us months after our baby arrived. She helped adjust his latch and gave me great tips about breastfeeding, and she worked with me to get our apartment organized before my return to work. We were so lucky to find her–and are so lucky to have her in our lives!”

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Asheville, NC offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Asheville, NC offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Asheville, NC, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Asheville, NC with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Asheville, NC and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Asheville, NC to be $37 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of North Carolina. The cost of a postpartum doula in Asheville, NC can range from $32 to $43 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 96 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of North Carolina. The average cost of a postpartum doula in North Carolina is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Asheville, NC, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Asheville, NC is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Asheville, NC offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Asheville, NC can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Asheville, NC. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Asheville, NC, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Asheville, NC is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Asheville, NC: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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