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Found 4 Pros in Charleston, SC, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
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Sabine Baker

Charleston, SC

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

As a labor doula I will provide two prenatal visits to meet mom and her birthing partner if she chooses to have one. During this time we get to know each other, cover specific topics to educate her, answer questions and work on real releasing if needed. In general I will mom at the birthing location of her choice but I will also meet her at her house if requested. As a hypo doula I will do the same as above and be familiar with Mom's hypnosis technique and terminology to support her. As a postpartum doula I will support mom in her house after birth. These visits are very flexible and based on Moms needs from newborn care, lactation, birth story to light house work, sibling or animal care. Additionally I offer Prenatal and postpartum Yoga.

Care philosophy

My birthing philosophy is to meet and support "Momma" on her birthing journey. I want her to find her own birthing philosophy through education. Whatever that might be for her, is what I will support. I will do whatever Mom needs to make her feel comfortable and supported. I will encourage and motivate and be by her side.

Areas served

  • Charleston
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Summerville
  • Goose Creek
  • Moncks Corner
  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Folly Beach
  • Kiawah and Seabrook Island

Reviews

  • Carolynn
    February 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm | Client review

    Sabine is professional. She was always on time. Provided great support and really helped me to navigate in my role as a new, first time mother. She gave me information and confidence that I wouldn’t have had without her.

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Nitalia Marks

North Charleston, SC

1 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, my name is Nitalia, I am a military wife and mother of two. Ever since I was a young girl, I had a passion for all things pregnancy, childbirth, babies, and helping others which eventually grew into the dream of wanting to become an OBGYN. I am still pursuing this dream but I desired to do something that would utilize my interests in the meantime putting me on the path to get certified as a birth and postpartum doula. I look to have a Christ centered approach to my doula work, striving to support my clients as they go through the experiences of pregnancy and/or the adventure of postpartum life. My goal as a birth and postpartum doula is to serve my clients by providing informational support, emotional support, physical support, partner reinforcement, and to encourage my client's self advocacy. My hope is to be a blessing to my clients and their families. For more specifics on these types of support please visit the FAQ portion on my website: https://littleglimpsesds.ucraft.site/

Care philosophy

My care beliefs include: -Mothers should feel secure in their birth place and with their support team -Breast Milk is amazing but there is no shame is formula feeding -Medical intervention is not shameful To read more of my beliefs please visit my blog post: https://littleglimpseds.blogspot.com/2020/02/my-birth-beliefs.html

Areas served

  • North Charleston, Charleston Air Base

Reviews

  • Nitalia
    January 7, 2021 at 3:22 am | Client review

    “I would definitely recommend trying the ASMR treatment. With being a new mom and my husband being away the ASMR session helped so much to reduce my stress before my delivery. Natalia was an amazing resource and doula throughout my pregnancy and helped to reassure me as a new mom of all the crazy but normal things in pregnancy.” -Sarah F.

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Lorena Graham

Charleston, SC

2 reviews • 43 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 43 families supported • 4 years experience

I support physiological birth and holistic wellness.

Care philosophy

Respect, support, protect birth

Areas served

  • Charleston, SC

Reviews

  • Asia
    December 13, 2020 at 5:41 pm | Peer review

    Lorena is an amazing doula. She is a wealth of knowledge and truly commited to learning everything she can to best suport her clients. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an intelligent, dedicated and down to earth doula.

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Lindsey Brashear

Charleston, SC

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

My practice is currently growing, I am a doula in training through Doula Training International. I want to keep a open mind and energy of support during my time with the birthing person and/or partner at all times.

Care philosophy

I am a neutral, loving and open doula. I love to know the birthing person and/or partner well to really become a part of their birth family. I want to encourage confidence and consent across the board during the birth journey. I am open to all birth options and postpartum needs that the birthing persons needs or wants. I am here to support them and their choices!

Areas served

  • Summerville
  • West Ashely
  • Mount Pleasant

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 Charleston, SC.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Charleston, SC. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Charleston, SC doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  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 Charleston, SC to be $887, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of South Carolina. The cost of a doula in Charleston, SC can range from $656 to $1,119. These costs are based on a representative group of 37 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of South Carolina. The average cost of a doula in South Carolina is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Charleston, SC, 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 Charleston, SC: 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 Charleston, SC, 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 Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC; 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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