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Found 4 Pros in Decatur, AL, USA | Postpartum 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.


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

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Decatur, AL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Decatur, AL offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Decatur, AL, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Decatur, AL with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Decatur, AL and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Decatur, AL to be $35 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Alabama. The cost of a postpartum doula in Decatur, AL can range from $28 to $41 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 39 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Alabama. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Alabama is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Decatur, AL, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Decatur, AL is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Decatur, AL offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Decatur, AL can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Decatur, AL. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Decatur, AL, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Decatur, AL is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

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.

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