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Found 5 Pros in Columbia, SC, USA | Birth doula support
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Jackie Overton

Columbia, SC

1 reviews • 7 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 7 families supported • 5 years experience

I began my Doula journey after the birth of my oldest son in 2017. Since then, I have applied those tools and knowledge with my next pregnancies and beyond. I’ve completed my training with Madriella Network as well as some shadow work with other professional Doulas. irth is unpredictable. If you are educated on birth choices and procedures beforehand, you will be able to make confident decisions should the need for interventions arise. You will also be more able to make informed decisions, which will in turn produce more positive thoughts surrounding your birthing experience. It is my mission to provide as safe space within the Black community, POC, underprivileged & LGBTQIA communities.

Care philosophy

As a dedicated Doula, I am devoted to making life easier in and outside the womb. I provide information and solutions while also respecting your privacy and preferences. A mother of 4 with a passion for sharing important information. I began my Doula journey after the birth of my oldest son in 2017. I love to help other mothers and families with knowledge so that they can make better choices.

Areas served

  • Columbia


  • Yvette
    October 1, 2022 at 10:15 am | Client review

    Choosing Jackie as my doula was the single best decision that I made in relation to birthing my baby. Jackie is enormously caring, well-informed and experienced. From the start, she put us at ease with her open and friendly manner, her straightforward communication style and her warm sense of humor. I knew I could trust her to support me, but I couldn’t have imagined how indispensable her help would be. I caught covid my last 2 weeks of pregnancy & she was on FaceTime during the whole delivery, because I couldn’t have anyone in the room.


Kala Grant & Sadie Whitehead

Columbia, SC

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 11 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 11 years experience

OUR FEE: $1,200 IN A NUTSHELL WE PROVIDE: -2 Prenatal Appointments -Labor support during labor -1 Postpartum visit - Resources, emotional support, and guidance everywhere in between

Care philosophy

We work as a doula duo, providing your growing family with the emotional and physical support for an empowering birthing experience. We have over 20 years of combined knowledge to act as guides through your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum journey.

Areas served

  • Surrounding Columbia areas

Cailyn Tuller

Aiken, SC

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello! My name is Cailyn Tuller, the Owner and Founder of Belly to Nest. I am a Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and a Breastfeeding counselor. I have been passionate about helping moms since I became a mom myself eight years ago. I finally decided to turn my passion into a career and Belly to Nest was born! I live in South Carolina and I am married with two wonderful little boys. I can promise that when you add me to your birth team, I will be everything you need from me! I can't wait to work with you!

Care philosophy

When your baby is born, so are you. Belly to Nest vows to mother you as you embark on your new phase of life.

Areas served

  • Aiken SC
$ flexible

Dani Montgomery

Columbia, SC

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 3 years experience

Congratulations mama! My name is Dani and I'm a mom of three, childbirth educator and specialize in homebirth. My passion is teaching women to take responsibility for their birth and birthing options as well as the knowledge they need to choose the birth they desire. Education is key. I am a full spectrum birthkeeper meaning I offer support during fertility, through pregnancy, during labor and postpartum. I also provide other services including photography, keepsakes, and placenta encapsulation.

Care philosophy

We aim to serve women as they build their families by making the transition smooth through support during conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Areas served

  • Columbia, SC
  • Charleston, SC

Juliann Lee

Columbia, SC

2 reviews • 92 families supported • 6 years experience

2 reviews • 92 families supported • 6 years experience

Little Orchids offers labor doula support, postpartum doula support, childbirth and newborn care classes, and several other pregnancy and birth related services.

Care philosophy

My goal is helping each family have their best birth experience, where they feel supported, encouraged, and empowered throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Columbia, SC
  • Richland County, SC
  • Lexington, SC
  • Aiken, SC
  • Augusta, GA


  • Rachel
    December 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm | Peer review

    Juliann is one of the most accepting and professional birth workers I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. She works tirelessly to stay up to date on the most current evidence based information and will support your choices for your body always. Compassionate care comes so naturally to Juliann that you can be assured any choice to work with her is the right one.

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 Columbia, SC.  

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

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Columbia, SC. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC to be $887, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of South Carolina. The cost of a doula in Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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 Columbia, 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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