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Found 3 Pros in Corpus Christi, TX, USA | Birth doula support
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Elizabeth Santos Pagan

Corpus Christi, TX

3 reviews • 2000 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 2000 families supported • 13 years experience

Hello! My name is Elizabeth. Eliel and Líam's mom, native from Puerto Rico and a military wife. We moved to Corpus in November 2020. Currently, I’m working as a Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula providing education and support around topics of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, from latching to weaning. After facing many challenges with my firstborn, I wanted to have a formal education about pregnancy, birth, and lactation to be the person who helps a mom to overcome the challenges on her way, especially breastfeeding difficulties. In 2010, I started working as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for WIC Program. Thru the years I have study to grow and serve better. I completed studies and Certification as a Lactation Educator, Childbirth Educator, a Certified Military Lactation Counselor, MiLC, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, and a Birth Doula. My goal is to be one more resource in my community and use my native language to support Spanish-speaking families. I am currently hosting weekly meetings at Empower Wellness open to expecting, nursing or weaning parents and is open to all family members. Understanding the nature of my husband duty, I am aware that we will be here temporary, but in the meantime, I want to make an impact in my community, increasing the awareness and providing spaces to meet other resources to improve the outcomes of maternal care and birth experiences.

Care philosophy

Provide evidence-based information with love and compassion to support families thought the perinatal period. Understanding God's wonderful creation will help us to trust our own bodies abilities to grow life and bringing it among us in the best way possible.

Areas served

  • Coastal Bend of South Texas
  • Coastal Bend of South Texas


  • Kristin
    February 29, 2024 at 7:41 am | Peer review

    Elizabeth has tirelessly built connection and education in our birth community for years. She truly believes in empowering women through education. As a childbirth educator and IBCLC, she has prepared families for the informed decision making required for birth and supported the mother-baby dyad through all types of breastfeeding journeys. As a doula, Elizabeth supports families with well trained hands and the warmest heart. She is absolutely an asset to any family looking to be supported during this phase of life.


Janelle McDonnell

Corpus Christi, TX

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

I am a Motherhood photographer focusing on Maternity, Birth, Fresh48, Newborn, Milestone, Nursing & Birthday photography. I have been supporting families since 2017 in this space and in 2020 decided to further my education to support families through doula services as well.

Care philosophy

I believe I am called to support expecting couples through the messy, beautiful, life changing transformation of becoming parents through birth photography, fine art and doula services.

Areas served

  • Corpus Christi
  • Portland
  • Aransas Pass
  • Port A
  • Robstown
  • Ingleside
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Sarah Bethel

Portland, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a Mom, Wife, and Doula from Portland, Texas. Shortly after the birth of my second child, I somehow found myself looking up “how to be a doula.” Although I had heard the term ‘doula’ before, I didn’t really know much about what a doula was or did at that time. But something, somewhere got me thinking that I needed to find out more about it... It didn’t take long for me to realize that being a doula would be the perfect way for me to exercise my passion for motherhood and be able to give back to my community. My company, Milestone Doulas, was founded to help growing families have the pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences that they desire and deserve.

Care philosophy

My hope is to be for others what I would have wanted during that delicate period in my life: an informed, gentle, and non-judgmental support person that is available whenever, and for whatever, your growing family needs.

Areas served

  • Corpus Christi

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 Corpus Christi, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Corpus Christi, TX 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 Corpus Christi, TX in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Corpus Christi, TX. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Corpus Christi, TX 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 Corpus Christi, TX to be $914, which is the average cost of doula in the state of Texas. The cost of a doula in Corpus Christi, TX can range from $721 to $1,107. These costs are based on a representative group of 640 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Texas. The average cost of a doula in Texas is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Corpus Christi, TX 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 Corpus Christi, TX; 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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