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Found 6 Pros in Bethlehem, PA, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Courtney Burke

Philadelphia, PA

1 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

I am by your side through adoption, surrogacy and birth. Prepare your body, mind and spirit, under my guidance.

Care philosophy

Doula care is holistic in nature, grounded in an understanding of the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual, psychological and physical experiences of women and based upon the best available evidence.

Areas served

  • Philadelphia, Wilmington

Reviews

  • Erin
    July 6, 2021 at 6:12 pm | Client review

    Working with Courtney as our birth doula was an amazing experience! I highly recommend her services. She was well educated, informed on all birthing questions I had and was a big comfort. My husband and I both felt really connected with her, and she valued our birth plan. She was my advocate and a huge help in the delivery room.

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Shayona Walker

Philadelphia, PA

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Shayona Walker and I am from Philadelphia, PA. My interest in becoming a Doula started in 2019 after having my second daughter. I fell in love with the birthing experience. In 2021 I decided to pursue the career of a Doula under my business name More to Love Doula Service. I provide physical and emotional support as well as guidance throughout your entire pregnancy and after birth.

Care philosophy

I look to assist families have a normal and natural birth and allow their body to do the things it was designed to do. I will help normalize your birth experience and walk you through this journey from start to finish.

Areas served

  • Philadelphia

Reviews

  • Kiley
    May 30, 2021 at 4:54 pm | Peer review

    Shayona does amazing work. She is a great person. Shayona is very happy and upbeat.

$ flexible
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Michelle Washington

Philadelphia, PA

0 reviews • 62 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 62 families supported • 3 years experience

Doula Belle

Care philosophy

Doula Belle started birth work a few years ago and has since serviced over 60 different families in Philadelphia and surrounding PA and NJ areas. This is Your Body, Your Baby, Your Birth, Doula Belle wants to help you be educated and prepared on all things surrounding them.

Areas served

  • Philadelphia
  • North Jersey
  • SouthEastern PA
  • Chester
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Kelli Reeves

Stroudsburg, PA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

Choices in birth are the basis of my philosophy. My own births have taught me how important it is to have support and respect in our birth journeys, regardless of how we choose to give birth. This is what led me to providing that support for other women. It is my goal, first and foremost, to honor and respect my clients from our first meeting to our last. While my beliefs may or may not coincide with my clients, it is not my place to influence or sway but to offer evidence based information and resources so that my clients can make informed choices that work for them. I promise to honor and respect those choices while offering constant support throughout labor and early postpartum.

Care philosophy

As a doula my philosophy is to provide evidence based education, physical/emotional support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, providing constant support during labor and early postpartum. It is not my place to advocate or advise but to provide information and resources for my clients to make the best choices for their individual needs, then supporting and respecting those choices.

Areas served

  • Poconos and the Lehigh Valley
$ flexible
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Shakera Holness

Philadelphia, PA

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a birth and postpartum doula. I stumbled across birth work while in college and made it happen.

Care philosophy

My mission is to help everyone get in touch with the divine knowledge already within. The goal is to leave you feeling empowered enough to live out the birth experience that you desire! Let’s dive deep!

Areas served

  • Within a 30 - 40 mile radius of philadelphia
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Kimberly Corvino

Penndel, PA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My birth doula training, 20+ years in childcare, and my own journey to motherhood have led me to feel an incredible responsibility to provide support on all levels and in all layers to parents and their children. I've worked in every aspect of caring for families and am privileged to be able to add birthwork and postpartum to that care. I am here to offer whatever is needed from families in my care, be it big or small. This can range from support during your birth, support in finding your new normal in postpartum, help with your children or errands, tagging along to help you capture those precious every day moments with photos, or just someone to listen or talk through the challenges of parenthood and juggling life!

Care philosophy

I believe strongly in caring for parents physically, mentally, and emotionally, so that they can care for the little ones who count on them.

Areas served

  • Greater Philadelphia area and New Jersey

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Bethlehem, PA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA, 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 Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA 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, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Bethlehem, PA is NA per hour, but typically ranges from NA to NA per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Bethlehem and Philadelphia areas. The average cost of a doula in Bethlehem, PA is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Pennsylvania, which is $37 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Bethlehem, PA is NA the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

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

A postpartum doula in Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA. 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 Bethlehem, PA, 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 Bethlehem, PA 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 Bethlehem, PA: 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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