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Found 2 Pros in Bossier City, LA, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
$0 $7500
$0 $500
$ flexible

Nastarsha Carroll

Shreveport, LA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi my name is Nastarsha I am 33 years old, and I love everything there is about the birthing experience! I am a mother of four beautiful children (1 boy and 3 girls), dog mom, loving girlfriend, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. My fourth child was born during the height of the pandemic and for me, nothing was more important than safety, during that unfamiliar time. I remember finding myself seeking alternative options, in order to avoid restrictive hospital policies regarding support people and newborn separation. I had not previously considered home birth or birthing at a birth center, but I felt a strong pull that drew me to midwifery care.  My midwife and birth were amazing, and it cultivated my heart’s desire to help other women understand that they have choices and options as well. Little did I know, I was being “called” to birth work, to offer support to other women, and to help change the vibrations of my community. Every woman deserves to go into the birth experience feeling EMPOWERED instead of fearful! I am here to help. “Let your sweet joy spring forth from within!” ~ ATGW

Care philosophy

Hi there!! Thank you for taking the time to look over my profile. Birthing is such a special and sacred event, and I want you to feel the same way when you welcome your bundle of joy! Whether you’re a first time mom-to-be or a mom-to-be who’s already experienced birth, I want to help you achieve the birth you desire.

Areas served

  • Shreveport, LA
  • Bossier City, LA
$ flexible
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Quinn Strong

Shreveport, LA

4 reviews • 9 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 9 families supported • 3 years experience

My scope of support is to provide you with continuous evidence based support. I aim to serve YOU and your family to provide a safe and supportive environment so that pregnant parents, as well as baby are safe and confident in the labor process. I also provide holistic postpartum care & assistance.

Care philosophy

Serving growing families to support, inspire, and help empower pregnancy, labor, and new parenting choices for a confident and safe journey!

Areas served

  • Some Surrounding areas
  • Shreveport
  • Bossier City
  • Keithville


  • Tierra
    February 13, 2021 at 10:41 pm | Client review

    I would like to say Ms.Quinn was my doula for over 5 months while I was pregnant and she helped me so much physically, emotionally, and mentally. I was going to have my babygirl naturally, but doctors chose otherwise. Ms.Quinn informed me the exercises, videos, etc I should do and she helped my mental state because my daughter is my first born and I was very nervous. Thanks to Ms.Quinn I stayed fit, I didn’t stress, I had my daughter in less than 12 minutes, and was dilated 4 centimeters already when I went in labor.

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Bossier City, LA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Bossier City, LA and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Bossier City, LA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Bossier City, LA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
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  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Bossier City, LA to be $767, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Louisiana. The cost of a doula in Bossier City, LA can range from $608 to $926. These costs are based on a representative group of 69 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Louisiana. The average cost of a doula in Louisiana is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Bossier City, LA, you and your 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.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Bossier City, LA: 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.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Bossier City, LA, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Bossier City, LA can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Bossier City, LA does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Bossier City, LA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Bossier City, LA can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Bossier City, LA; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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