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Found 11 Pros in Chula Vista, CA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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isabel cuevas

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Since I entered the path of motherhood in the year of 2014 my passion in helping expecting parents grew. I have always sincerely helped and guided individuals at their most vulnerable times specifically speaking when I served others as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room for 10 years. However, my path changed after hearing so many stories from different parents as they were entering the path of parenthood. I decided in becoming a Doula and trained through Dona International. Being a momma of two with two different birth experiences I did not want share my experience but share my knowledge, educate and empower expecting parents. I have realized that every parent deserves support, love, compassion, empowerment and education. Every individual is different with different needs and want. In which it turns out that every pregnancy, birth and postpartum is different. I will honor your path and guide you as you are going through pregnancy and birth. I promise I will gather all the information you need and present it to you and encourage you to make your own choice. Follow your own instincts. I promise to support you and listen to you at your most Vulnerable time during pregnancy and birth. I Promise to encourage you and empower through your journey. I come with open mind, heart and soul to serve you and your partner.

Care philosophy

My philosophy it is simple; it is to provide you, and your family with the love and support you need to ensure that you have the pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care that you want. I know there's a lot of noise out there- from books to blogs to experts itching to advice you, but I am here to tell you to listen to your instincts and follow your heart.

Areas served

  • Inland Empire
  • San Diego County
  • Orange County
$ flexible
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Elizabeth Rossi

San Diego, CA

2 reviews • 65 families supported • 8 years experience

2 reviews • 65 families supported • 8 years experience

The birth of my daughter Ramona has emphasized the importance of a respectful labor team. My support partners created a loving and safe space for me to allow my birth to go wherever it needed. I felt empowered with a sense of total freedom. There was no judgement. There was no direction, yet I felt safe with total trust in my midwife. That day I was born as Mother, with the birth of my Ramona. I offer: individualized education, emotional support, and hands-on care through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. To help create the personal experience you desire, I offer sensitive care for all with consideration of specific cultural beliefs and practices, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, single pregnant people, lower income.

Care philosophy

Childbirth is an intimate spiritual and physiological experience that requires respect. This beautiful process should always be delicately nurtured by compassionate caregivers. Pregnant people have the right to take control of their births, which can be a personally empowering experience. When people have these strengthening events throughout their lives, it builds confidence and resilience.

Areas served

  • Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, San Diego

Reviews

  • Klarissa
    September 29, 2022 at 11:38 am | Client review

    Liz was amazing to work with. She is super knowledgeable about the placenta and placenta encapsulation. She was communicative and was diligent about all my medical needs to produce her product. I would highly recommend her!

$ flexible
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Jacqueline Garcia

CA

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

The journey into motherhood is nothing short of transformative. Yet, our modern lives lead us to believe that pregnancy and birth are something you push through and quickly bounce back from. La Madre Holistic Practice is the antithesis of modern day practices . I want to encourage you to take it slow, to really savor your pregnancy and love your expanding womb. To nourish your body and your baby with the optimal foods during pregnancy and postpartum. To move and balance your body so it may work in symphony with the mechanics of gestation and labor. To connect with your baby through breathwork and journaling while pregnant, and through loving touch and bonding once they've arrived. I believe every woman deserves a loving, knowledgeable, grounded companion by her side during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. My ultimate goal is to Mother you in whatever sense of the word that means to you, so that you may best Mother your baby. To mother you during your pregnancy with reassurance and guidance in making the decisions to best support your desired birth. To mother you during your labor with strong yet gentle, knowing hands and a soft voice. To mother you during your postpartum with warm, nourishing foods, healing touch and body work, and a non judgemental, open heart that is here to hold you during this most vulnerable and beautiful time. ~Mother The Mother~

Care philosophy

Hello and welcome! My name is Jacqueline Garcia, you can call me Jackie :) I have a passion for birth and postpartum and I have been called to support women in this metamorphic transition. After the birth of my first child, I found myself immersed in this world and want nothing more than to be that loving energy beside you during your birth and that sacred time postpartum.

Areas served

  • I serve all of San Diego County

Reviews

  • Emily
    June 8, 2022 at 4:30 am | Client review

    My pregnancy was complicated, scary, and emotional- as many were in 2020. But it was also one of the most magical, calm, tender and balanced times I’ve ever experienced in my LIFE. Jackie was a KEY component in this balance and strength. What she provided me was more than just a service- she was a GIFT to myself and my family with the support, knowledge, compassion and always provided a SAFE space for me to lean into the woman and mother that I am and want to become.

    Also- the support she gave my spouse was so helpful especially while I was on bedrest… she gave him help with nutritional meals up until my son was born 2 months early.

    She is just a well rounded and loving human being!

$ flexible
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Tennessee Kamanski

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a certified doula through the International Doula Institute. I am passionate about community, inherent maternal wisdom, and nourished womanhood. In my practice I provide two prenatal appointments, and am happy to discuss nutrition, provide childbirth education, and address your hopes, fears and excitements with regard to your birth, so that we may both plan for the most wonderful outcome, and enjoy the unfolding of the journey with joy, trust, and strength. I also provide postpartum care, with meal prep, shopping, light housework and baby care.

Care philosophy

I wholeheartedly believe in your innate strength and wisdom to birth your baby. I would be honored to support you and bear witness to the incredible transition your family is embarking upon. I strive to support your birth in a holistic and ancestral capacity. You are in charge, I will affirm your power and mirror your strength back to you. You can do this!

Areas served

  • San Diego, CA
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Brittany Taylor

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 9 years experience

I've had the privilege to educate and support families in San Diego for almost a decade. In 2013, I became a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator and continued my education with UCSD (Extension) obtaining my Lactation Educator-Counselor certificate that same year. I've taught over 30,000 families in Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Baby Care classes and support groups while working for a busy women's & infant hospital.

Care philosophy

My goal is to empower, educate, and encourage you as you get to know your baby. Your family deserves rest while recovering and learning what's normal for your baby. Support should not end upon with the birth of your baby, but extend into your new parent journey.

Areas served

  • Areas within 20 minutes of downtown San Diego
$ flexible
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Summer Suleiman

Oceanside, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

Hi I’m Summer! I’m a Birth Doula passionate about giving parents the tools they need to advocate for themselves and their birthing choices! I first decided to become a Doula after hearing countless stories of doctors pressuring unnecessary interventions, making what should be the most special day of your life, into a traumatic experience. I was struck by how susceptible new parents can be to misinformation, and my goal as a doula is to eliminate that uncertainty and foster a loving and safe birthing environment for parent and child. Of course the most important thing is that parent and baby are healthy, but that’s not the only important thing. I believe that as a parent your instinct is just as strong as that fetal ejection reflex and my job is to help you listen to it. I absolutely love being a doula and am so excited to support more families through this amazing journey. I would love to connect so please feel free to reach out anytime!

Care philosophy

I like to let the parents take the lead and tell me what type of support they are looking for, I’m very adaptable to any type of support! I like to be super hands on through contractions with comfort measures and massage. I’m also a huge believer in the Bradley method, which is partner based support. So your partner and I would work as a team to support you!

Areas served

  • San Diego county
  • Irvine and south
  • Encinitas, Carlsbad
$ flexible
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Janette Jeffries

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I began my doula practice when I realized birthing mothers were being failed by the healthcare industry and missing a huge component in childbirth--humanity. Unfortunately, many hospitals are run like big business and the hospitals are rampant with unperpaid and overworked staff. Becoming a birth worker has allowed me to put the human touch of empathy and care back into the blessed experience of childbirth and the postpartum journey.

Care philosophy

All are welcomed. All are treasured.

Areas served

  • La Mesa
  • Santee
  • El Cajon
$ flexible
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Anissa Cornelius

San Diego, CA

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

Anissa Cornelius is a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator and DONA-trained birth doula who loves supporting families. She has been serving families as a doula since 2016 and teaching comprehensive childbirth classes since 2017, after training with CAPPA, obtaining her certification in November 2018. She is also a trained midwife assistant and certified Breastfeeding Specialist. Her interest in birth work started with her first pregnancy and quickly grew into a full blown passion for supporting birthing people, their birthing needs and their families.

Care philosophy

Families deserve options, support and respect on their birth journey.

Areas served

  • San Diego county
  • North County
  • La Mesa
  • Chula Vista

Reviews

  • Heidi
    April 14, 2022 at 7:57 am | Client review

    Anissa was incredible. She supported me through having my first child which of course is a difficult experience since you really can only learn as you go. Firstly, Anissa empowered me to have the labor and delivery I wanted; I was able to have my child in a cozy birth center with no medical interventions. She helped me maintain composure throughout labor and to feel confident, safe, and strong. She was honest and straightforward yet empathetic. I really can’t believe emphasize enough how skilled she is with her “bedside manner” with an experience like labor that can be so grueling. Most of all, she was there in the very challenging early weeks (and beyond) providing excellent advice, support, and encouragement. She always encouraged me to reach out for resources and kindly, promptly, professionally provided quality ones every time I did — which was often! I can’t thank her enough. I hope that she will have availability for my next pregnancy because she was simply incredible, I will be so disappointed to work with anyone else!

$ flexible
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Tabitha Lynn

Chula Vista, CA

4 reviews • 250 families supported • 20 years experience

4 reviews • 250 families supported • 20 years experience

In 1994 I acted as a gestational surrogate for a family in Israel, giving birth to their twins. Shortly after, I started a surrogacy agency to help families and their surrogates as they navigated the surrogacy world. It wasn't long until I found myself acting as a doula, although I'd never heard the term "doula" before! When I learned about doulas, I knew it was something I wanted to do! By 2001, I shifted my focus from surrogacy to doula work.

Care philosophy

As a Birth Doula, I feel my role is as an educator. I want the support person as involved as possible. I have given birth to 10 children, and have been a doula for many years, so I have a lot of experience to draw from. As a Postpartum Doula, I assist new families in adjusting to their new roles, provide resources, reassure parents, and even walk the dog!

Areas served

  • San Diego County

Reviews

  • Iana Gabrielle
    June 2, 2021 at 5:19 pm | Peer review

    Tabby the doula is the truth when it comes to birth work. She is compassionate, thorough, and truly sincere. I have worked alongside her these past 4 years. Tabitha is an amazing community educator, birth work specialist and PAIL advocate. I couldn’t be happier serving expecting parents alongside anyone else. She is forever learning, continuing her education and levels of certification in this field. Tabby shares her knowledge to equip parents and peer educators alike. The birth industry thrives with caretakers like Tabitha in it! I can’t wait to see where her goals take her and hope I am right beside her along the way! Come on Midwife To Be!

$ flexible
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Alexandra Harper

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 15 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 15 years experience

The services I provide include birth planning support, birth partner training, prenatal yoga skills training, newborn nanny services, and postpartum doula support. I have always had a desire to care for families and started my journey as a mommy’s helper at 10 years old. From there I have continued to work with all ages. In the past year I have focused on gaining education and experience in the field of newborns and birth support. The past year I have worked with a family nannying their first child and adjusting back to working life with a child. We worked together to meet mother and baby’s breastfeeding needs as well as tools to promote sleep patterns. As I have worked with them I have focused on training myself in new skills that I wish to use expand my practice. In addition to my current experience and certifications, I am currently completing a Lactation Education Counselor Certification. I hope that I can assist you in any of these services and I am happy to discuss any needs and adjust my services to what you are hoping to get out of my services.

Care philosophy

In my practice, I strive to set clients up to feel empowered in their birth plan and identify the support team that meets their needs. Between my training as a birth doula, my prenatal yoga teacher training, and 15 years experience of supporting families with children of all ages, including infants, I would love to assist you in this exciting time of transition

Areas served

  • North Park
  • La Jolla
  • City Heights
  • Hillcrest
  • South Park
  • Golden Hill
  • Point Loma
  • Ocean Beach
  • Mission Beach
  • Pacific Beach
  • University Heights
  • Del Cerro
  • San Carlos
  • Mission Valley
  • Clairemont
  • Bay Park
$ flexible
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Aaralyn Phoenix

San Diego, CA

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

Sacred Mother and Baby was established to give marginalized populations who are at risk for maternal death in San Diego increased accessibility to an affordable doula in an effort to reduce the climbing maternal mortality rate in United States. All mothers should be able to have a doula at their birth no matter their race or socioeconomic status. Link to website: https://haitiangoddessmidw.wixsite.com/sacredmotherbabydoul

Care philosophy

All mothers deserve to have a passionate doula empowering them during their pregnancy, throughout labor and delivery, and during postpartum recovery. Mothers should ALWAYS have control of their choices and be aware of their rights as birthing people. My role is to advocate for you when you are unable to upon your request and ensure you have a positive birth experience that you can cherish.

Areas served

  • Spring Valley, Temecula, Murrieta, San Diego

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Chula Vista, CA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA, 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA to be $39 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of California. The cost of a postpartum doula in Chula Vista, CA can range from $31 to $46 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a postpartum doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Chula Vista, CA, 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA. 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 Chula Vista, CA, 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 Chula Vista, CA 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 Chula Vista, CA: 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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