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Found 2 Pros in El Paso, TX, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
$0 $7500
$0 $500
$ flexible

Tanesia Miller

El Paso, TX

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 8 years experience

I strive to provide individualized prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum and lactation support to each family I serve. Over the past eight years I have provided support to multiple families. I have taken numerous trainings including DONA, Madriella, Stillbirthday, and PAIL. I have had the pleasure of serving families in Colorado, Hawaii, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.

Care philosophy

It is my goal to provide support or find appropriate support for each family that wants support.

Areas served

  • El Paso
  • Socorro
$ flexible

Sarah Walborn

Fort Bliss, TX

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

I became a mother in early 2016. I never questioned the conveyor-belt process of labor and birth, and I certainly wasn’t aware that there were “choices” involved. After a 22-hour highly medicalized labor, the birth of a perfect baby boy, and a three day stay in the hospital due to complications, we brought home our son. I suffered with undiagnosed Postpartum Anxiety and Depression for over two years. During that time, I began to speak out against the growing societal pressures placed on modern day families and the effects of those pressures in the postpartum period. That’s when I was bit by the birth bug. You see, you can’t research postpartum issues without researching birth and you can’t research anything mental health without researching past trauma. I not-so-graciously fell head first down the birth nerd rabbit hole and learning how intricately weaved these experiences are had me wanting to learn more and more and more (and more). Unfortunately, with the knowledge came some pretty difficult processing. Learning about options, informed consent, and the physiology of labor and birth left me feeling betrayed, hurt, and sold short by my first birth experience. How was I supposed to know about what I didn’t know that I didn’t know, you know? The deeper I dug, the more apparent it became that our society as a whole is incredibly uninformed and misinformed about the bodies we live in. This is particularly true surrounding pregnancy and birth and I felt (and still feel!) the passion to become a part of changing that. Born was my career as a doula and Childbirth Educator! I have since attended formal trainings and furthered my education by attending conferences, listening to lectures, joining communities, self-study, and hands-on experience supporting families from coast to coast making me knowledgeable in subjects including fertility, pregnancy, labor & birth, the postpartum period, and infant care. In 2019 I rocked a bad-ass, empowering, intervention-free birth of my own and welcomed my youngest son into this world. Taking charge of my birth and having my voice respected and heard was a complete opposite of my first experience. It was my version of perfect. As a birth worker, I want you to have your version of perfect. I provide unbiased, non-judgemental, evidence-based support and help you make informed confident decisions because I believe you know what’s best for your body and your baby and you have the right to make that choice. I am passionate about normalizing the diverse impact of birth and understand that every version of trauma is valid and as individual as we are. I am committed to doing all of the above in order to facilitate a satisfying experience in pregnancy, birth, & beyond; whatever that means for you.

Care philosophy

As a birth worker I am committed to providing unbiased, non-judgmental, evidence-based support to families during pregnancy, through labor and into the early postpartum period. I am passionate about normalizing the diverse impact of birth and helping you make informed confident decisions surrounding your birth to facilitate a satisfying birth experience, whatever that means for you.

Areas served

  • I am unable to travel to Mexico at this time.

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 El Paso, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in El Paso, 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 El Paso, TX in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in El Paso, TX. 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, the average cost of a doula in El Paso, TX is $632, but typically ranges from $583 to $681. These costs are based on a representative group of 7 doulas surveyed by Meela in the El Paso area. The average cost of a doula in El Paso, TX is lower than the average cost of a doula in the state of Texas, which is $914.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in El Paso, TX is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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 El Paso, 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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