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Found 10 Pros in Clearwater, FL, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Joanna Guzman

Apollo Beach, FL

16 reviews • 160 families supported • 6 years experience

16 reviews • 160 families supported • 6 years experience

My name is Joanna Guzman owner of Brave Doula Birth Services and mother to 5 children. I am a Certified Perinatal Doula, VBAC Link Advanced Doula, Evidence-Based Birth Instructor, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and a Student Midwife. I love to support birthing persons with a holistic approach.

Care philosophy

I like to provide a holistic approach along with Evidence Based information to my clients. So that they can be informed and advocate for themselves.

Areas served

  • Tampa Area
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pinellas County
  • Sarasota
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut

Reviews

  • Francis
    September 2, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    An angel and advocate that made sure I had the birth of my dreams. I knew I wanted to hire her again for my second birth and I’m so glad I did. From the moment I started contracting I messaged her and she came over and off we headed to the birth center. Not only was she by my side all the way till my baby was birthed, but she helped with the hours after. She helped me shower and helped me with my “first pee” post birth. That was such an intimate moment but I felt safe with her.

$ flexible
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Kyndall Cooper

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

I've been working with children and parents for over 10 years, in many different ways from teaching, newborn care, consulting and more. After the first time I provided postpartum care 4 years ago, I knew I wanted to do more outside of a classroom. I received my certification to be a Birth Doula last year, so far I have attended both vaginal and cesarean births. My interest is in supporting births in home as well as birth centers, and hospital births as well. Regardless of the location, I provide care and education that promotes mother-led births to empower both parents for the labor/birth experience they desire. I understand that not all parents are interested in or able to have a Doula present as birth so I opened up my services to families looking for a Maternity Consultant. As your Baby Planner aka Maternity I prepare you for birth as well as parenthood with pregnancy nutritional information, birth prep, prenatal yoga sessions, nursery organization and more. Whether you are looking for a Birth Doula or Maternity Consultant, my goal is to make sure you feel prepared and address every fear I can to remove it & reassure you that, you are fully equipped.

Care philosophy

The foundation of the care I give is both evidence+ faith-based. It is important to help create a connection that is not only in preparation for the birth, but preparation for a family. A customized approach of care plays a huge part in my support. Every birth is different, every child is different, every family is different. I want each family to be confident in their decision making, always.

Areas served

  • Tampa and surrounding areas up to 40 miles
  • Open to traveling anywhere within U.S.

Reviews

  • Kellie
    April 27, 2022 at 8:23 am | Client review

    Kyndall was great with our family!! Everyone loved her and we appreciate her help so much!! I would recommend her to anyone I know!!

$ flexible
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ISIS GRAHAM

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

As a birth worker, My care experience is limited due to previous work within the military. Since switching back to civilian life, my passion and focus on the birth world have taken the center of my life. In 2020, I leaped into faith and began a hybrid program through Jenny Joseph's "Common sense-birth" towards becoming a Licensed Midwife! I provide care from the beginning stages of pregnancy; this includes getting to know you, your family, and your partner on a personal level before birth. My care includes two doulas' during the second prenatal visit so that you're familiar with both myself and my backup doula. Attending your prenatal appointment to meet with your midwife before the big day is essential to supporting your desired birth outcome. I help properly prepare for postpartum care, from meal prep, light housework, organization, sibling care, and traditional birth celebration ceremonies. During the first 24 hours post-delivery, I will honor you with a "victory meal" either prepared by me (menu to be provided) or preferred meal pick up. Two check-ins during the first 72 hours and 4 weeks later. This is to asset moods, changes, and if more help or further support may be needed. Referrals and resources to be provided.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is "Bringing traditions back to birth and healing." I am a believer in honoring traditions through prenatal and postpartum care. As an Afro-Indigenous woman, my birth work is rooted in ancestral practices and my goal is to remind my clients, you too, are here thanks to those who came before you. My care is limited to BIPOC only.

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida
  • All of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county
  • USA

Reviews

  • shaday
    September 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm | Client review

    When I say isis is the best she’s like a mother grandmother and doula all in one
    She has all the remedies to any pain your going through while pregnant & after
    the money doesn’t matter because the experience is priceless!!!Having her in your life is a blessing you won’t regret her services

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Nicky Quick

Sarasota, FL

0 reviews • 850 families supported • 15 years experience

0 reviews • 850 families supported • 15 years experience

I have been working as a Doula in Sarasota for 15 year

Care philosophy

It is so important for me to meet my clients where they are at, building relationships and walking beside you during your pregnancy as we go through over

Areas served

  • Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranc
$ flexible
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Celine Gagne

Palm Harbor, FL

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

My pregnancy and postpartum journey ignited my passion for educating and empowering other birthing people to have the birth experience they truly desire. I started my journey as a Doula to help others feel supported, validated, and prepared for birth and postpartum and act as a resource for evidence-based information and resources.

Care philosophy

As your Doula I will provide unbiased physical, emotional, and informational support that is compassionate, warmhearted, and tailored to your specific needs. No matter your birth preferences or location, I will provide evidence-based information to help you make decisions that lead to a safe and happy birth experience, and help you feel prepared and supported on your postpartum journey!

Areas served

  • Clearwater, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Pinellas County, Florida
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Tampa Bay Area, Florida

Reviews

  • Celine
    June 11, 2021 at 2:32 am | Client review

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$ flexible
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Carmen Ramirez

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

As a DONA trained and Common Sense Childbirth certified birth Doula, and Perinatal Educator I offer physical and emotional support as well as information for decision making. I have additional training in acupressure techniques for stress and pain management. I am also a licensed Acupuncturist. Concierge service includes unlimited support via telephone and email. I will be on call from the 36 wk

Care philosophy

A doula for every birthing person who seeks one. My passion is accessible support for all. Advocacy for POC, the underserved, the LGBTQ families-ALL are welcome here. I will work with you because we believe finances should not play a role in making a Doula a part of your experience. Let us help you make this possible!

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida

Reviews

  • Jesenia
    February 9, 2021 at 5:56 pm | Client review

    Carmen is an amazing individual and acupuncturist. My family and I love her and continue using her services.

$ flexible
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Cheyenne Mcbryan

FL

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I got started in birth work after the birth of my second daughter. I had an amazing water birth at a birthing center with the support of my best friend (in the capacity of birth support) and my boyfriend. My experience was so incredible that I want every mother to experience what I did (or as close as possible). My goal is for each mother supported to have exactly the experience they want.

Care philosophy

Women deserved to be worshipped before, during, and after birth in whatever way they need to be. My goal is to support a mother in whatever fashion she needs by providing unlimited support and resources.I believe in the natural process of birth and supporting it and would like every mother to experience the beauty that birth can be, free from the interventions of the medical institution.

Areas served

  • Pasco County
  • Hillaborough County
  • Hernando County
  • Pinellas County

Reviews

  • Taylor
    December 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Peer review

    Cheyenne gives her all to her clients and I love being able to work in the same space as her. She has a great energy, willing to show up when called, and cares so much about her clients.

$ flexible
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Chaya Eaddy

Sarasota, FL

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

We want to change the stigma of birth. We want to change how institutionalized a natural and beautiful process is. We want to break the patterns of health care professionals putting wants and needs before the families. We want healthy, thriving babies and families. We provide advocacy by helping YOU make sound decisions, we provide physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to moms in labor and postpartum. We are your backbone through every step of the way.

Care philosophy

Creating healthy beginnings is exactly what NBDC is all about. We want to give you back your medical freedom and choices. Want want to give security and knowledge to make the best choices for you and your family. We want to be there every step of the way for you!

Areas served

  • port charlotte
  • Tampa
  • North Port
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Naples
  • Fort Myers

Reviews

  • Taylor
    January 11, 2021 at 11:52 am | Client review

    I went to school with Chaya and my pregnancy actually helped us reconnect! As a first time mom, I was terrified of the entire pregnancy, labor, and delivery experience but Chaya helped the process go smoothly!

$ flexible
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Sabrina West

Brooksville, FL

0 reviews • 33 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 33 families supported • 3 years experience

Tiny Toes Birth Service *Small Steps Towards a Courageous Birth* If you don't know what your options are then you have no options! I want to help you make informed choices. My goal is to support and care for women while they try to navigate the unknown of pregnancy and the up and downs that this new phase in their lives can bring.

Care philosophy

I offer Birth Doula Services and Childbirth Education. I have a passion for helping mothers in all situations to achieve their personal birthing goals.

Areas served

  • Hernando county and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Taylor Bland

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

I started my doula business after the birth of my son. I was transferred from home to hospital, and it was absolutely not the birth I was expecting, nor desiring, and after being abandoned by my midwife, I felt scared, alone, and did not know my options at all. My son whose birth inspired my business, will be 5 this year. I went on to have a surrogate birth of twins, and discovered the realm of high-risk and multiples birth and my passion just grew and grew. I now train other doulas and commit my life to fertility, prenatal, birth and postpartum education, because education IS power. I support all the way from pre-conception to a year postpartum and offer several different package options.

Care philosophy

It is important to me that a birthing person feels safe in their birth space, wherever that may be. My priority is to keep them informed, confident, and feeling safe, during all times of their birth, whether that be completely unassisted, or an elected cesarean, all mamas deserve CHOICE and SAFETY. Autonomy is my philosophy.

Areas served

  • All areas from Sarasota to Lakeland to Gainesville

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 Clearwater, FL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater, FL in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Clearwater, FL. 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 Clearwater, FL to be $782, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Florida. The cost of a doula in Clearwater, FL can range from $608 to $956. These costs are based on a representative group of 529 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Florida. The average cost of a doula in Florida is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Clearwater, FL 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 Clearwater, FL; 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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