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Found 10 Pros in Chapel Hill, NC, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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Shaunette Howard

Clayton, NC

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

I have enjoyed supporting families through my work as a camp counselor, child care, as a teachers assistant and studying early childhood for over 10 years before becoming a doula. I have also had the honor of bearing my 6 children with my husband of over 18 years and helping families through their experiences with birth and lactation. In 2017 I was introduced to the idea of becoming Doula on my search to find ways to support families. This lead me to becoming a peer counselor with WIC and studying with Bebo Mia, DONA, and Mamas Village. I have now been practicing as a Doula for 5 years and enjoy every moment of it! There is a special place in my heart for teens, first time parents, marginalized groups, and rural communities.

Care philosophy

Feeling secure, prepared, and empowered are important as you await the delivery of your little one and at the time of their arrival! This is something all families deserve! I am passionate about meeting your needs! My goal is to provide the best experience possible!

Areas served

  • Raleigh
  • Lillington
  • Hampton Roads
  • Johnston County
  • Harnett County
  • Wake County
  • Durham
  • Chapel Hill

Reviews

  • Marina
    June 15, 2022 at 11:06 am | Peer review

    Shaunette is dedicated to equitable care for all people and has extensive experience working with pregnant and postpartum families. She is kind, compassionate, and relatable and approaches parents with understanding, love, and professionalism. She is dedicated to making the maternity space more equitable. I have loved working with Shaunette and have learned so much from her. She would be an asset to any family’s birthing or postpartum team!

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Stephanie Best

Raleigh, NC

2 reviews • 130 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 130 families supported • 5 years experience

I worked for three years in Women’s services at Duke University Health Services as a Labor and Deliver CNA. I also worked for four years as a Phlebotomist at Triangle Arthritis & Rheumatology and The Geergroup. I am still currently licensed in both nursing and Phlebotomy as well as CPR and first aid certified. I am an accomplished healthcare worker with over fourteen years of medical experience. I went to college at North Carolina Central University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I use my Psychology degree to help with the emotional support side and use my past healthcare experience to help with the physical support. I take pride in caring for others. I also for the past eight years have been studying holistic methods. I was a vegan for four years and have a lot of knowledge in nutrition. From birth my daughter has suffered very sensitive skin which made me create my own body butters, soaps and sugar scrubs for a more natural remedy . I have also made my own elderberry tea and am currently working on a tea line. I am into healthy living and finding the best treatments for our body. I am a big fan of natural products and I believe that where there is an herb there is a better option.

Care philosophy

To provide the birth experience of your dreams, by actively listening to your desires, to help fulfill your goals, and to guide you through your birthing experience.

Areas served

  • Wake, Durham, Johnston, Franklinton, Duplin, Wayne

Reviews

  • Denesha
    July 3, 2022 at 3:17 pm | Peer review

    Stephanie brings a wide array of both personal and professional attributes. She works well with others and goes above and beyond to be sure those she encounters are well taken care of. Stephanie is a great team player and is always willing to go the extra mile. Anyone who encounters Stephanie is sure to be in great hands.

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Olivia Bivens

Greensboro, NC

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Providing full spectrum birth services through the reproductive justice advocacy lens; so, lets Liv, Breathe and Birth together.

Care philosophy

Hi! I’m Liv, and my inclusive business helps birthing bodies achieve safe full spectrum services where their voices are valued.

Areas served

  • Raleigh, Nc
  • Durham, Nc
  • Burlington, Nc
  • Winston Salem, Nc

Reviews

  • Ashley
    June 19, 2021 at 4:58 am | Client review

    Olivia has been patient, soothing, and knowledgable throughout my pregnancy. I feel comfortable asking her questions and confident that she will find an answer quickly if she doesn’t already know!

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Heather Grissom

Chapel Hill, NC

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

Supporting all families, creating beautiful &. positive birth spaces. Support during pregnancy, birth & postpartum

Care philosophy

Supporting families & positive birth spaces

Areas served

  • Chapel Hill
  • Durham
  • Greensboro
  • Siler City
  • Graham
  • Cary
$ flexible
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Keshun Mobley

Cameron, NC

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

I’m a follower of Christ first and most importantly. I am a Military Spouse with 3 children. My husband and I have been married 15 years. Before I became a Birth and Postpartum Doula I worked in the field of Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. I studied to become a Doula while stationed overseas in Okinawa, Japan. My calling and Ministry in this life is Mothers, Women and Children. Helping mothers whether in labor, during the birth, or after the baby has been born is my joy and passion. It brings me great joy to help families during each stage of pregnancy and there after. I take each opportunity that I’m given with families as a blessing to show love, compassion, and care in every area that it is needed. I have also valued how much love and thankfulness I receive from each family I’ve had the pleasure to serve. I can honestly say that I’m doing exactly what I was made to do and with that truth I face each opportunity with excitement, joy and eagerness.

Care philosophy

Hello My name is Keshun Mobley and I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula. It is my belief that Birth is designed to be a natural process. I do not buy into the belief that Birth is a Medical Procedure and I don’t believe mothers in birth should be treated as such unless there is cause for concern. It is my belief that after a Birth mother and baby should have the best care of love and assurance.

Areas served

  • Spring Lake
  • Fort Bragg
  • Aberdeen
  • PineHurst
  • Fayetteville
  • Vass
  • Cameron
  • Southern Pines

Reviews

  • Erica
    February 17, 2021 at 5:57 pm | Client review

    Keshun has been critical to my postpartum care experience as a new, first-time mom during this crazy pandemic. Two months after my son was born, my husband went on a 4-month deployment. Not only was I living alone with no family around, but I was also in grad school and was struggling to find balance and take care of myself. Keshun came over about once a week to every other week and took care of me by making sure I was nourished with good food, a clean home, organized my son’s room, and helped with my never ending laundry piles. She is punctual, professional, and very experienced with children. Keshun is someone who you immediately feel that you can trust with your little one, and see by her work ethic that she is passionate about being a doula. She is very personable and down to earth, and I would highly recommend her to any new parent needing a helping hand.

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Kelly Collins

Raleigh, NC

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

I have worked with children and families for and I truly believe it is my calling. At just 15 years old, I started my own babysitting business. At 17, my love of children was very strong and my desire to work with families grew tremendously. In college I studied Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education and while I did not become a school teacher, I still worked closely with children and families at various child care centers and eventually became a Career Nanny. Best of Both Worlds was "born" after becoming a wife and mother while still working as a full time nanny. I realized that I too needed some support after having my son. Because of this, it was time to move into a new phase of my career. Over the last 6 years, I have supported dozens of families in various ways and I would love to support you and your family in any way possible.

Care philosophy

BOBWDS is a family centered business providing a wide range of pregnancy, birth and postpartum support for new parents and the entire family. I am committed to educating & informing my clients on all of their birthing options while building their confidence and diminishing their fears about childbirth and parenting. My main goal is to provide continuity of care throughout your parenting journey.

Areas served

  • Garner
  • Raleigh
  • Cary
  • Durham
  • Apex
  • Chapel Hill
  • Clayton
  • Wake County
  • Durham County
  • Johnston County
  • I also offer traveling doula services

Reviews

  • Shalanda
    February 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm | Client review

    I loved Kelly’s personality and genuine concern about caring for me as well as my family throughout the pregnancy and postpartum. She was kind, professional, thoughtful and offered great tips and advice. I enjoyed having her as my doula!!

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Mystique Hargrove

Greensboro, NC

5 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

5 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

Pronouns: She/They ​ I created my services in the loving memory of my abuelita, Olivia, who was also known as "Mother Canada." The Caribbean ancestral healing practices and rituals taught to me as a child provided such a rich and liberated passion that was destined to align me to assist and serve those in need. My flavor in this work includes empowering affirmations, celebrating the body, and overall empowering energy! Education and Credentials: • Ph.D. Student in Counselor Education and Supervision (Capella University) • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (NC A&T State University) • Certified Full Spectrum Doula by Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) • Certified Holistic Wellness Consultant/Counselor (AFPA) • Certified Lactation Educator (CCI) • Certified Childbirth Educator (CCI) • Certified Herbal Medicine Practitioner (CSHM) • Certified Reiki I and II Practitioner (IARP) • Trained as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and a Newborn Care Specialist • Over 4 years of experience in birth work and postpartum wellness, holistic healing, and herbal medicine I specialize in the following areas: ​• Mental Health and Wellness • Inclusive Consulting Services and Training • Prenatal and Parenting Education • Lactation Education and Support • Newborn Care • Postpartum Wellness Services • Grief and Loss Postpartum Care • Medical Birthing Procedure Postpartum Care • Holistic Wellness • Herbal Medicine • Reiki/Somatic Energy Work

Care philosophy

I'm Mystique Hargrove: Your radical Newborn Care, Postpartum Wellness, and “Blactation” Healer. I serve Black/IPOC (Indigenous, People of Color), LGTBTQIA+, and other bodies with empowerment, advocacy, and radical healing. ​ I come from a family made up of healers and advocates. You can say I love to heal but I'm all about making sure the people are heard! I call it "spicy" (not tough) love.

Areas served

  • Greensboro, NC
  • High Point, NC
  • Virtual/Remote
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Miami, Florida

Reviews

  • Janiya
    December 24, 2020 at 6:49 pm | Peer review

    Mystique is an extraordinary birth worker in our community. They understand the need for not only diversity and inclusion, but equity amongst birthing families as well. As a non-binary, Black, queer, femme, Mystique is able to navigate and meet the needs of marginalized populations at such a vulnerable time. Hands down, Mystique is one of my favorite birth workers and they are highly respected by the families they serve and their peers.

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Emily Chaffee

NC

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

At Carolina Birth and Wellness, we offer a wide variety of services for complete support from preconception through the postpartum period. From preconception support through fertility doula support and menstrual cycle tracking, to pregnancy with birth doula support and childbirth education, and postpartum support with postpartum doula support, sleep training, lactation support, and lactation services. We also offer health coaching and massage therapy to compliment your wellness journey as you become a parent.

Care philosophy

Carolina Birth and Wellness believes that all individuals deserve support, every step of the way. Our non-judgmental approach to care puts you as the expert of your body, your baby and health. Our expertise and experience will help guide your decisions in a supportive, unbiased environment.

Areas served

  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
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Briana Smith

Raleigh, NC

7 reviews • 300 families supported • 7 years experience

7 reviews • 300 families supported • 7 years experience

Briana’s background is in public health which led her to birth work. She originally trained with Doulas of North America, and certified with Integrated Birth and Family Alliance as a birth doula and a postpartum doula. In her first two years of business, she also certified as a placenta encapsulation specialist with IPPA, a childbirth educator and breastfeeding peer counselor with Integrated Birth and Family Alliance, and an eco-baby educator with Bebo Mia. Briana is always continuing her education so she is able to provide non-judgmental, evidence-based support and resources to the families she serves. Briana’s most recent training includes postpartum belly binding, herbal salves for the whole family, Rebozo training, and vaginal steaming. Briana lives in Eastern Wake County with her family and Rottweiler. In her spare time (or as she likes to say - when she’s not at a birth!) Briana enjoys traveling, the beach, white wine, and a good CycleBar class!

Care philosophy

I meet families where they are, providing evidence-based care with a non-dogmatic approach. You want to breastfeed? Great! You want to formula-feed? Awesome, I can help with that, too! You have a planned cesarean? Fantastic, I have experience as a doula in the operating room. You want to have an unmedicated birth? Great, I've supported plenty of those! Need to pivot during birth? I can help you!

Areas served

  • Wake County
  • Durham County
  • Johnston County
  • Harnett County
  • Orange County

Reviews

  • SteKeira
    March 13, 2021 at 7:38 am | Peer review

    Briana is an amazing birth professional. She is a passionate advocate for those she serves and treats her clients with compassionate care. Her work ethic is unmatched! Anyone working with her will be enriched by the experience, I know I have been.

$ flexible
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Megan Alcius

Raleigh, NC

3 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

Hello! My name is Megan. I am a wife and mother. Birth work is my passion. I was led to this line of work after the birth of my son. While it could have been worse, it definitely wasn't an ideal situation. My mission is to make sure that every woman who hires me has the birth experience that she deserves. I believe that every woman should have a doula, no matter what. At this time I am only taking homebirth clients

Care philosophy

I believe that ALL women need support during such a special time in their lives. My goal is to make sure that you as comfortable and prepared as possible throughout your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. I offer payment plans and a sliding scale for low income families so that everyone gets a fair shot at having a doula present!

Areas served

  • wake county
  • Raleigh

Reviews

  • Sam
    July 24, 2021 at 2:41 pm | Client review

    I am very thankful that Megan came into our lives. I had many questions during this “geriatric” pregnancy as the ‘rules’ have changed since my last child. She was patient and kind through them all. She was also beyond helpful during a very frustrating time with breastfeeding and tried her best to help me figure out why it was difficult. Turns out my baby had a lip tie, which Megan figured out before any of the doctors did! Once we got that fixed it was much easier. So grateful for her help!

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Chapel Hill, NC offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, 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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