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Found 15 Pros in Dearborn, MI, USA | Birth doula support
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LaShae Penny

Eastpointe, MI

2 reviews • 23 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 23 families supported • 10 years experience

My practice as a birthing doula is grounded in personalized care and unwavering support for expectant parents. I am committed to providing comprehensive emotional, physical, and informational support throughout the childbirth journey. By offering evidence-based information, comfort techniques, and continuous reassurance, I aim to empower families to make informed decisions and have a positive birth experience. My approach is compassionate, nonjudgmental, and respectful of each family's unique values and preferences. I prioritize building strong, trusting relationships with clients, advocating for their needs, and ensuring they feel supported and empowered every step of the way.

Care philosophy

As a birthing doula, my philosophy centers on empowering expectant parents by providing compassionate, nonjudgmental, and continuous support throughout the childbirth journey. I believe in the importance of informed decision-making and respect the unique desires, values, and experiences of each family. By offering emotional reassurance, physical comfort techniques, and evidence-based information.

Areas served

  • Wayne County
  • Macomb County
  • Oakland County

Reviews

  • Kalyn
    May 28, 2024 at 9:22 am | Client review

    LaShae was so helpful and had such a lovable personality throughout my whole pregnancy! She was able to answer all my questions I had and was always there and advocated whenever I needed her! She truly made my experience such a positive and peaceful one, she was like family! I would recommend her to all my family and friends. ❤️

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Alyssa Deal

Saline, MI

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

When I gave birth two years ago in my home, I met my doula Katy Gladwin; I instantly knew I wanted to do what she did one day, being a doula became my dream job (besides being a mom). I loved the empowerment and support she gave through my labor and the support she showed just by listening and going labor through with me. I knew that I wanted to be able to pour into women as she had poured into me that day. With becoming a doula, my goal is to help support new families and moms by emotionally and physically supporting them through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Advocating for them with knowledge, and helping them make thought out decisions when needed in labor. I want to help every mom take back their birth and make it an experience they love to talk about and remember. As stated in Isaiah chapter 66, verse 13, “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.” My goal as a doula is to mother the mother through every stage and be there for her and her family.

Care philosophy

Hi! My name is Alyssa I am a full spectrum doula and living in southeast Michigan. I have always loved babies, caring for my friends, and giving my all and helping whenever they are pregnant, postpartum, or simply raising their families. I have always enjoyed being able to offer acts of service and support to others, and becoming a doula has helped me embrace this love language in so many new ways

Areas served

  • An hour distance from Saline, MI
$ flexible
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Anjel Jackson

Detroit, MI

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Prenatal Support: I typically begin during the prenatal period. I meet with expectant individuals and their families to establish a relationship, discuss birth preferences, and provide educational resources. I can assist in creating a birth plan, addressing any concerns or fears, and offering guidance on various aspects of pregnancy, including nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques. Labor and Birth Support: A central role for me is to provide continuous support during labor and birth. I am available to individuals throughout the entire process, offering physical comfort measures, emotional reassurance, and advocacy. I can also help with pain management techniques, suggest position changes, provide massage (as I am a trained and experienced massage therapist) or other forms of relaxation, and offer encouragement. I work alongside the birthing person's support team, which may include partners, family members, or healthcare professionals. Information and Education: I provide evidence-based information to help individuals make informed decisions about their care. I explain medical procedures, discuss the benefits and risks, and offer resources for further research. I aim to empower individuals by equipping them with the knowledge they need to advocate for themselves and make choices that align with their values and preferences. Emotional Support: I understand the emotional journey of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period as I am a mother of 8. I provide emotional support by creating a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to express their feelings, fears, and concerns. I offer validation, reassurance, and a listening ear, helping individuals navigate the emotional ups and downs that can arise during this transformative time. Postpartum Care: My support often extends into the postpartum period. I provide assistance with breastfeeding, newborn care, and emotional adjustment. I help with understanding infant feeding cues, offer guidance on soothing techniques, and provide resources for postpartum recovery. I also play a role in supporting the emotional well-being of the new parent, recognizing the challenges that can arise during this transition. Collaborative Approach: I work collaboratively with healthcare providers, respecting their expertise and establishing good communication. I strive to create a positive and respectful environment where everyone on the birthing team can work together to support the individual's needs and preferences.

Care philosophy

My philosophy as a doula centers around providing continuous emotional, physical, and informational support to individuals and families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. I believe in empowering and advocating for the birthing person, as I strive to enhance the overall birth experience by ensuring that individuals feel respected, informed, and supported.

Areas served

  • Detroit and surrounding
  • Detroit and surrounding

Reviews

  • Angela
    July 25, 2023 at 1:13 am | Client review

    Working with her has been an absolute delight, and her dedication to quality and unwavering support have left a lasting impression. From the very beginning, it was evident that she takes immense pride in her work, always striving for excellence. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering top-notch results.

$ flexible
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Marcia Shropshire

Southfield, MI

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 9 years experience

Just Bloom Birthing started in 2022 and operated by Marcia Shropshire from Southfield,MI. Marcia attended DONA International and has been certified in Birth Doula, Intro to childbirth, and Lactation support education. She fell in love with the birthing industry after attending several of her close families births. Marcia has been known for her calming, supportive nature that makes everyone feel comfortable to be around her.

Care philosophy

Just Bloom Birthing provides low cost care to expecting families. Our care philosophy is that we create the most comfortable birthing and postpartum experience for you. We do this by ensuring we get to know our families needs and wants to assist them every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Oakland County

Reviews

  • Markell
    March 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm | Client review

    Marcia was very calming and helpful before and after my C-section delivery. She’s very hands on and was always ready to assist during my hospital stay.

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Kathryn Gladwin

Ann Arbor, MI

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

I’m Katy Gladwin, I’m a mother, wife, doula, wellness coach, childbirth educator, woman advocate, medical advocate, and activist of various sorts. I have been providing doula services for mothers in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area for over 7 years, and have attended over 100 births. I have a passion for supporting women have healthy pregnancies that lead to beautiful births and healthy babies and children. Over the years, I have had the privilege to witness the vast spectrum of normal birth. I trust a woman’s body to birth her baby if allowed to move through the physiological process unhindered. However, in our busy and intense world, actually attaining the environment for birth to work best is hard to do. I see my job as first, creating and supporting an environment that can carry a mother through birth, feeling supported and allowing her body to open as it’s made to do. I then, use my knowledge and experience to ease the mind and body of the laboring person, as well as the rest of the birth team.

Care philosophy

I founded Sacred Roots in 2011 with the goal of reclaiming birth as a physiological process that works. Since then, I’ve been helping women and families vision their ideal experience, and then working toward a plan to best achieve that vision. With the right information and support, your birth and transition to parenthood can be thoroughly empowered and beautiful. I look forward to meeting you!

Areas served

  • Greater Washtenaw County

Reviews

  • Rachel
    January 11, 2023 at 10:49 am | Client review

    I came to Katy at 7 months pregnant, full of fear and questions. Each time my husband and I met with her, we grew more informed and more confident. By the time my due date came, we felt unexpectedly ready for first-time parents. We felt reassured to have someone to call for support when it was time to deliver our little one.

    I, one hundred percent, attribute Katy’s guidance to the very smooth delivery with my first child. She is a helpful medium between hospital and natural birth, and because of this I was able to seamlessly combine the benefits of both. Also, the postpartum care that Katy offers is invaluable as the medical system often provides little support for the mother to deal with the magnitude of postpartum recovery. Katy is calm, thoughtful and wicked smart.

    The most important thing I gained from my experience with using Katy as my doula was that I felt in control of my own decisions during a confusing time, that could otherwise feel very chaotic. I consider it the best money ever spent to bring our daughter into this world with the support of Katy by our side.

$ flexible
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Caitlin Cook

Detroit, MI

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, I’m Caitlin I want to help you experience your pregnancy positively. I want you to have a positive birth experience and positive recovery also known as postpartum. I’ve helped many mothers in the greater Detroit area and look forward to being your doula. It’s almost been a full year! This has by far been the most fulfilling duty. Since being certified I’ve assisted three beautiful mothers and their families. Made longstanding friendships and I’ve been a guest speaker on the “‘mombar” podcast.

Care philosophy

Guiding expecting mothers + families through birth and after!

Areas served

  • Surrounding Metropolitan Area
$ flexible
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Liam Wolf

Detroit, MI

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a trans man who is trying to start my own family with my fiancé. I became a Doula in September 2023 so that people of all income brackets could afford doula services. I am inclusive to all types of families and individuals who need Birth Doula care. I specialize in the LGBTQ+ community. I am a kind, compassionate, empathetic, and altruistic person. I am also an acoustic guitarist & photographer. I am happy to discuss if you would like birth or newborn photos (amateur) or some acoustic tunes played to help you relax during birth. I have past experience as an Emergency Medical Technician & a Community Health Worker. I may be new as a birth doula, however, I am not new to supporting individuals and families! No one turned away for lack of funds.

Care philosophy

I believe that all people, of all identities and backgrounds, who want a doula, should have access to a doula!

Areas served

  • Detroit, MI, Grosse Pointe, Metro Detroit
$ flexible
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Christie Donn

MI

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

Just as no two people are the same, no two births are the same either. That’s why I am committed to helping families navigate the healthcare system and understand the process of labor and birth. I am a trained birth doula, a member of DONA International, and a Certified Lactation Counselor through the ALPP. I love learning new skills and constantly strive to further my education. My own experiences with motherhood have taught me the importance of listening to your body and your own intuition, as well as the necessity to advocate for women’s rights - especially during childbirth. Whether you’re a first-time birther or a seasoned mom, you need a knowledgeable support person in your corner. As your doula, I bring skills and knowledge to the birth team that no one else can offer. I want to help you feel confident and autonomous by providing you with evidence-based information as well as empathy and space-holding, so that you can make the best informed decisions for your body, your baby, and your birth. Sliding scale pricing available. Michigan Medicaid approved.

Care philosophy

How you give birth matters. Research tells us that parents remember the birth of their children for their entire lives, right down to the smallest details. What happens during childbirth can also have long-lasting effects on self esteem, self confidence, and parenting. I can help you get clear about your desires and find your own voice, so you can give birth on your terms.

Areas served

  • Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Belleville,
  • Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton,
  • Canton, Chelsea, Chesterfield Township, Clarkston,
  • Clinton Township, Commerce, Dearborn, Detroit,
  • Dearborn Heights, Eastpointe, Farmington, Ferndale
  • Farmington Hills, Fowlerville, Franklin, Fraser,
  • Garden City, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Howell,
  • Huntington Woods, Inkster, Keego Harbor, Livonia,
  • Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights,
  • Milford, Mount Clemens, New Boston, Northville,
  • Novi, Orchard Lake, Oxford, Pontiac, Plymouth,
  • Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romulus,
  • Roseville, Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores, Salem,
  • South Lyon, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor,
  • Troy, Walled Lake, Warren, Waterford, Wayne,
  • Westland, West Bloomfield, Wixom, Wolverine Lake,
  • Wyandotte, Ypsilanti and more!

Reviews

  • Kendra
    June 14, 2023 at 1:22 am | Client review

    She’s an incredible doula. I’m so glad we chose to go with her.

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Elizabeth Denham

Monroe, MI

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Honey Bee Births actually stemmed from an experience of loss. I have no living children but have given birth and know first hand how intimidating it can feel. After having my son, I found a bereavement doula that helped me work through my grief. She was incredible. Just her presence made me feel calm and supported and that sparked my interest in doula services. Then, I started the process to become a certified birth doula and I have fallen in love with helping pregnant people become confident with their bodies! I am just as invested in your birth as you are. Working with you through your labor and ending the day watching you interact with your sweet new addition fills me with such JOY. I truly feel like I have found my calling with this job. I am mainly a prenatal, labor and birth doula- providing services to clients at the start of labor and seeing them through to when baby comes! I block my schedule out for two weeks before and after your due date to make sure I am available for you! I also provide bereavement services, if needed, to those who experience loss.

Care philosophy

My #1 goal is to empower you to feel confident, informed, safe, and supported during your birth experience. Birth is never a scripted adventure and can cause unwanted anxiety, so I strive to be the friendly and warm presence that never leaves your side!

Areas served

  • North west Ohio and South east Michigan

Reviews

  • Tahneshia
    May 21, 2023 at 1:48 am | Client review

    Grateful. I am beyond grateful. Elizabeth helped me through the breathing and contracting, the stress, the fear with an emergency C-section, and through the exhaustion. She was involved the perfect amount and was professional. Her suggestions helped tremendously! A big deal to me, is that She cared. She asked questions that I didn’t, she asked for things I wouldn’t have to make me more comfortable. She even came back to the hospital and met my little one after we settled! And I was an hour away! She captured memorable pictures for us, like this profile picture! Again, grateful. So grateful! She is amazing!

$ flexible
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Vashti Armstrong

Detroit, MI

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Greetings! I am a birth doula, and I serve birthing families in Southeast Michigan. I provide evidence-based information and holistic care to prepare, support, and usher pregnant persons as they grow their families. I believe the experience of early parenthood should also be treasured, respected, and praised. A healthy baby is not the only focus; your experiences, your partner's experiences, and your baby's experiences all count. I am a community empowerment professional with eight years of experience in education, youth development, urban agriculture, and environmental justice across the globe. And now, I am a doula working towards my DONA International certification! When I'm not working, you can find me on my porch, cooking another pot of greens, or strolling with my walking group. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please do not hesitate to contact me. Best wishes and happy birthing, Vashti

Care philosophy

I serve birthing families in Southeast Michigan. I provide evidence-based information and holistic care to prepare, support, and usher pregnant persons as they grow their families. I believe the experience of early parenthood should also be treasured, respected, and praised. A healthy baby is not the only focus; your experiences, your partner's experiences, and your baby's experiences all count.

Areas served

  • Detroit
  • Redford
  • Southfield
  • Livonia
  • Roseville
  • Farmington Hills
  • Royal Oak
  • Ferndale
  • Ann Arbor
  • Ypsilanti
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Taylor
  • Highland Park
  • Hamtramck
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Nicole Lennox

Goodrich, MI

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

I love to share information! Supporting growing families is my passion.

Care philosophy

I believe informed decisions are the key to achieving your best birth.

Areas served

  • Oakland County
  • Genesee County
  • Lapeer County
$ flexible
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Anjail Mohammed

Detroit, MI

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

Anjail Mohammed, Founder of Eternal Sunshine Doula Services was born and raised In Detroit, MI. A product of Detroit Public Schools, Anjail graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2010 to pursue a degree in Business Management & Marketing At Western Michigan University. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelors Of Business Administration. Two years later, Anjail welcomed the birth of her son. Immediately after his arrival, Anjail realized how uninformed and unprepared she was in transitioning into her new journey of motherhood. This cultivated her growing desire to become a source of support for women throughout pregnancy and postpartum while focusing on their mental, physical, and emotional health as well. After receiving professional training in both Birth And Postpartum Doula support at Lifespan Doulas In Ann Arbor, Michigan – Eternal Sunshine Doula Services (ESDS) was born.

Care philosophy

Eternal Sunshine Doula Services stands firmly on the core values of Trust, Empowerment, Advocacy, And Mindfulness. Anjail wants each and every one of her clients to feel like family while ensuring they feel comfortable, confident and knowledgeable in their body and their ability to make informed decisions during labor and birth.

Areas served

  • Metro Detroit Area

Reviews

  • Elon
    September 10, 2022 at 10:44 am | Peer review

    Anjail is professional, passionate and supportive. She knows how to support a collective goal through active listening and creative solution finding.

$ flexible
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Christina Feltner

Troy, MI

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Supportive and caring professional Doula ready to support you through you birth and beyond. Specializing in home birth, postpartum support and wellness, lactation, and childbirth education.

Care philosophy

Birth work has always been a passion for me. I love to help women feel empowered and to have a voice during their pregnancy and beyond. Birth should be a joyful experience, that is looked forward to. I support all women, partners, and family by educating them about the wonder that is birth and parenthood. When you are informed, you are empowered.

Areas served

  • Metro Detroit
  • Virtual via Zoom or FaceTime
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Tay Amari Little

Detroit, MI

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

My birthwork is strictly prenatal spiritual security + support. Using shamanic technologies indigenous to my People, I work both with and for spirits of the Unborn as they are in the spiritual realm, coming down into the womb, and then birthed (if desired). Through pre-pregnancy and pregnancy arsenals, as well as à la carte arsenals, I offer a collection of monthly services for families to help make sure that babies are comfortable enough to come into this world, and that parents are re-strengthening their relationships to their Ancestors as well. It will be listed below that I provide doula services, however the platform lacks options for me to list my own offerings. Though at times our work may overlap, this work does not inherently replace the need for doulas or midwives. Please simply see my website for more details!

Care philosophy

All priority goes to Black birthgivers. Then also allowing space for non-Black clients of color. We're here to make sure that all lineages under these communities are committed to Black life and adamantly rejecting anti-Blackness at all costs. Through any interactions with the babies' spirits and Ancestors, we strive to ensure that no matter what the situation is, these morals are kept.

Areas served

  • All parts of Detroit
  • Metro Detroit
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Austin, TX
  • Atlanta, GA

Reviews

  • Jay
    January 1, 2021 at 11:46 am | Peer review

    Tay is very detailed oriented and attentive person. Any client who decides to work with her will be truly impressed. She takes the time to break down her services, provide background and resources so folxs are aligned with the work he is providing for them. Clients will have access to personal documentation if they please and services that would be catered to who they are. People can even get a glimpse of Tay’s dedication to birthwork through his article “When Birthwork and Warfare Mix: Black Birthworkers as Mediators Between Realms.” This article is an amazing dedication to Black birthworkers, history and who Tay is in this work.Tay is also such a sweetie and an amazing person to have on your team through your pregnancy journey.

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Shaina Catalla

Westland, MI

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi! My name is Shaina, I am I wife, mother and ice cream lover. I also am a birth and postpartum doula in the metro Detroit area. My Doula journey began when I decided to have a doula at both of the births of my children. I had an amazing experience and decided I wanted to provide the same care for other families. I am new to the birth world, but am oh so passionate and take my role very seriously. I pride myself in being very knowledgeable on different ways to support families through birth. Acupressure, counter pressure, meditation, conscious breathing, massage, and rebozo techniques are just a few of the tricks up my sleeve to help you through your labor. I’d love to chat with you about how I can best serve you. I can’t wait to see your family Blossom & Bloom!

Care philosophy

I tailor my care to the specific need of the birthing couple I am serving. Everyone is different, and birth is unpredictable so there is no one size fits all approach to my care. I will make suggestions but will ultimately follow your lead on how you’d like to be cared for.

Areas served

  • Livonia
  • Canton
  • Plymouth
  • Novi
  • Northville
  • Ann Arbor
  • Westbloomfield
  • Royal Oak
  • Farmington Hills

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 Dearborn, MI.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Dearborn, MI 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.

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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 Dearborn, MI to be $924, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Michigan. The cost of a doula in Dearborn, MI can range from $721 to $1,126. These costs are based on a representative group of 48 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Michigan. The average cost of a doula in Michigan is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Dearborn, MI 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 Dearborn, MI; 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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