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Found 5 Pros in Decatur, AL, USA | Birth doula support
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Catherine Brown

Huntsville, AL

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

In 2019, I earned my degree in Child Development. While researching potential career paths, I discovered the path of the doula. I immediately knew it was the path I was meant to take. Fast forward to the present and I am so excited to be starting this journey! As a doula, I cherish the opportunity to provide emotional, physical, and informational support to families during one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.. I am passionate about empowering birthing persons and their partners throughout the birthing process. I believe that every person deserves to have a positive and informed birth experience, no matter their background or circumstances. I am excited to be able to provide a listening ear, a calming presence, and a wealth of knowledge to the families I will work with. Being a doula is not just a job, it is a calling, and I cannot wait to embark on this fulfilling and meaningful career path.

Care philosophy

As a doula, my care philosophy is that I will provide unbiased and nonjudgemental emotional, physical, and informational support to birthing persons and family units.

Areas served

  • Huntsville, AL
  • Madison, AL
  • Somerville, AL
  • Hartselle, AL
  • Harvest, AL
  • Arab, AL
  • Guntersville, AL


  • Elisabeth
    October 4, 2023 at 4:54 am | Peer review

    Working alongside Catie as my doula partner has been an absolute pleasure. Together, we have provided exceptional support to our clients throughout pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

    Catie’s dedication and expertise in the field of doula care are truly remarkable. Her calm and reassuring presence brings a sense of comfort and confidence to the families we assist. She possesses an innate ability to connect with clients on a deep level, listening to their needs and preferences with genuine care and empathy.

    Our teamwork has proven to be a powerful combination. Catie’s strengths complement mine, and vice versa, creating a seamless and comprehensive support system for our clients. We share a commitment to ensuring that each birthing individual and family we serve feels heard, empowered, and well-cared for throughout their entire birthing journey.

    Catie’s passion for this work shines through in every interaction. I am grateful for her partnership and couldn’t ask for a better doula to collaborate with. To anyone considering doula support, I wholeheartedly recommend Catie for her unwavering dedication and the incredible care she provides to our clients. She is a true asset to the birthing community.

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Alissa Carney

Huntsville, AL

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Alissa (Lisa) Carney is a Louisville, KY native currently residing in Huntsville, AL. She is a NBDA and BADT trained Full Spectrum Doula and a mama to a super cool 7-year-old.Her educational background varies from the birth world norm as she holds a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Information Systems/Cybersecurity.So in addition to birthwork, she currently practices as a Cybersecurity Engineer.It is her personal experience with obstetric violence, postpartum depression, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) that led her to birthwork. Her mission is to create a space that focuses on the connection between love, choice, mind, and body. In doing so, she hopes to foster an environment where Black and Indigenous people can engage in reproductive care safely and with autonomy regardless of size, social economic status, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Care philosophy

Umi Sol Birth Services provides compassionate and evidenced-based care prior to conception as well as during pregnancy, labor, and post-partum. I seek to be an inclusive resource for communities regardless of socio-economic background.

Areas served

  • Huntsville, Madison, and surrounding areas.
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Savannah Blake


3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I was drawn to this work after experiencing the lack of support and compassion parents experience in our society and healthcare system through my own 3 births, one of which was a loss. New families deserve the best start possible. There is nothing more important in this world. I saw a hole that needed to be filled so I'm now here, doing my best to help where I can.

Care philosophy

No matter what your wishes are, I'm here to help you to the best of my abilities get the positive and magical birth experience every family deserves when bringing new life into our physical world.

Areas served

  • Athens, Huntsville, Madison, Pulaski, Decatur


  • April
    February 22, 2021 at 5:15 pm | Client review

    Savannah was a delight to work with. She answered every question and every call in a timely manner and eased all fears for me. She was so invaluable to me that I chose her over my husband as my birthing partner (during Covid protocols). She worked extremely well with my doctor and nurses and helped me have the delivery I desired. I honestly could not have handled a natural birth without her there.

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Katie Terry

Florence, AL

4 reviews • 110 families supported • 8 years experience

4 reviews • 110 families supported • 8 years experience

When you hire me as your doula, you will be prepared with emotional and physical support as well as information support through the Evidence Based Birth Childbirth Class and the Spinning Babies Parenting class. Both these tools help give you the necessary information to prepare for parenthood. I will go on-call for you at 38 weeks support your continuously through your labor and birth. After your baby is born, I offer feeding assistance and support as your transition with life with a new baby. I am available for any support needed during the postpartum time and can refer you to other professionals if need be. My goal is to help you have an empowering and positive birth and postpartum!

Care philosophy

My name is Katie Terry and I have been practicing as a labor doula since 2013. I decided to become a doula to help parents see the possibilities of having the child birth they want. I believe that affirmation and information go a long way! My goal for all of my clients is to have a positive, empowering birth experience.

Areas served

  • Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, & virtually


  • Jamie
    May 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm | Peer review

    Katie is very passionate about birth work and maternal health. Her knowledge about evidence based care and informed consent is invaluable.


Tracy Abney

Huntsville, AL

0 reviews • 375 families supported • 14 years experience

0 reviews • 375 families supported • 14 years experience

Serving the area for almost 12 years and now operating as Huntsville and Madison's premier doula agency.

Care philosophy

Providing professional, unbiased support through pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.

Areas served

  • madison, Athens, Decatur, Cullman

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 Decatur, AL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Decatur, AL 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 Decatur, AL in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Decatur, AL. 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 Decatur, AL to be $848, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Alabama. The cost of a doula in Decatur, AL can range from $709 to $986. These costs are based on a representative group of 39 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Alabama. The average cost of a doula in Alabama is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Decatur, AL 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 Decatur, AL; 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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