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Found 36 Pros in Fort Worth, TX, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Katie McKinney

Frisco, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I have found my new purpose of becoming a certified doula through my several years of experience in childcare. I have been a preschool teacher and nanny for 6+ years. I am excited to apply my knowledge and passion of childcare along with building healthy, trusting relationships with families into my new journey of becoming a certified doula.

Care philosophy

As an almost certified doula training with DONA International, it is my job to be the emotional, physical, and informational support for women and families. It is my belief that all women deserve to be seen, heard, and respected, and it is my job to help ensure that happens.

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Caitlin Flores

North Richland Hills, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, I'm a loving mama to a beautiful baby girl named Emerie. I am a birth junky, and believe birth is beautiful. I feel not only is a baby born, but so is a mom during this time. That right there is a beautiful sight to experience. I would be honored to be apart of your pregnancy, labor/birth, and postpartum period. I want to have the opportunity to support you in this new season of life and guide you along the way. I would support you and your partner and accompany you through this momentous life experience. I want you to experience the most positive and empowering birth. All birth is beautiful whether it be at the hospital, birth center, at home, caesarean section, vaginal birth, or an unmedicated/medicated birth. My ultimate goal is for you to achieve the most positive and empowering birth experience!

Care philosophy

As your doula, I provide you with knowledge and information, teach comfort measures, and help you discover your birthing options. This is your birth, your baby, your voice. It is my job as your doula to support all your choices. Birth is an intense, amazing journey, and I will be here for you step by step.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Hurst
  • Euless
  • Dallas
  • Arlington
  • Grand Prairie
  • Colleyville
  • Bedford
  • Grapevine
  • Irving
  • DFW
$ flexible
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Andrea Carter

TX

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

It Takes a Village has been around since 2016 serving families across the DFW metroplex. All of our doulas have come from different backgrounds and offer different levels of support.

Care philosophy

“ We strive to make sure all families are aware and informed of their options, supported in their choices, have the emotional and physical support, and feel confident every step of their journey.” Whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or even adopting a child we will be there to help support you throughout your entire journey.

Areas served

  • We serve the entire DFW Metroplex.

Reviews

  • Bria
    November 8, 2022 at 10:16 am | Client review

    Andrea was the best journey partner. She never left my side and encouraged me through to the very end. Even when difficulty presented itself, she reassured me that I had ultimate say over the outcomes. She empowered me to speak up for my specific needs. I am now expecting and she’ll be journeying with me and my family again!

$ flexible
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Faith Ramirez

Rowlett, TX

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

The midwifery model of care became the main pillar that anchors the support we provide. When I became a doula more than 7 years ago, I was a labor & delivery/ NICU trained nurse with about 4000 births under my belt. Being out of the hospital and training as a midwife grounded my knowledge base to appreciate physiologic birth and cultivating the necessary training to help out of hospital birth clients find doulas and childbirth education that served their unique needs. This evolved into a comprehensive, birth and postpartum system of support for all. My colleagues and I have served hundreds of families.

Care philosophy

Professional birth doula labor support and newborn consulting, postpartum doula support. Offering a full range of services to support your growing family from pre-conception, through pregnancy, birth, and afterwards. 24/7 On Call Nurse Line. Packages to fit every budget. Serving North Texas, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX and the surrounding metro region.

Areas served

  • North Texas
  • Dallas, TX

Reviews

  • Crista
    November 7, 2022 at 11:08 am | Peer review

    Faith is profession, warm, and well informed. The level of support and education she provides to her clients sets her apart.

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Yashnika Leveille

Fort Worth, TX

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I have always had a passion for women's health and wellness well before finding my calling in birthwork. I received my Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology, which has allowed me to gain the knowledge and understanding of the many functions of the human anatomy. I'm a licensed massage therapist, which allows me to intuitively connect with my clients to relieve any muscle tension or aches and pains throughout pregnancy and during labor. I practice mindfulness which allows me to provide a very calm and peaceful environment for my clients to truly connect to the experience. Overall my life's trajectory has provided a variety of expertise that not only has helped me along my personal journey but has assisted many women whether that is through herbalism, wellness, massage therapy or through my experience as a birth worker. The passion I have for this work is undeniable! I provide birth and post-partum support along with prenatal massage depending on which package you choose. I'm so excited to work with you!

Care philosophy

I believe in an empowering birth experience which entails giving birth with confidence. knowledge and support. Support does not begin solely in labor and delivery, but well before. I do not take on a lot of clients at a time because I believe in being present with my clients as they approach their new life into parenthood. Building trust and a lasting relationship with my clients is important.

Areas served

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Reviews

  • Ndia
    August 31, 2022 at 11:09 am | Client review

    As a first time mom, I was so overwhelmed with all things. I knew that I wanted to have a team close to me that had my best interest at heart and made sure my baby and I were okay. In our first meeting with Yashnika, she made us feel so safe and heard. She answered all of my questions, never made me feel alone, and offered so many resources to make me comfortable. The birthing process can be so scary but with Yashnika by my side I really felt like I could conquer the world. I had such a wonderful pregnancy and delivery and it was all because of Yashnika. She advocated for me when I felt I wasn’t being listened to and made sure to stick by me through the entire process. I would not have had such a wonderful experience if it was not for her and I am eternally grateful!

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Dacia Wills

TX

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

Dacia believes the birth and parenting journey should support all people - regardless of gender, color, class or creed. I am trained through Birthing Advocacy as a full-spectrum doula. My abundant enthusiasm is met with deep empathy. I am honored to elevate the voices and needs of her clients and families. She is dedicated to providing inclusive, anti-oppressive work both in her personal and professional relationships and in the systems she lives and works in. As a full-spectrum doula, I provide support through labor, birth, and the initial hours your baby is with you Earthside. I also provide postpartum support to help you navigate the changing moments of parenting a new baby. As a full-spectrum doula, I am fully trained to provide loss support in the way of planning and aftercare. I also provide food and nutritional support through my training as a nutritional expert for pregnancy, postpartum, and infancy.

Care philosophy

Every family deserves a doula. Birth is the most powerful, beautiful, challenging and badass moments people can experience. I love the poetry that can be created in these moments of labor that can mirror our human experience such as excitement, heartache, pain, joy, elation, and ultimately the legacy of the journey. Pregnancy and the birthing experience should be met where you are and support

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Mansfield
  • Denton
  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Tomball, TX
  • College Station, TX

Reviews

  • Kendall
    October 25, 2022 at 11:33 am | Client review

    Dacia is the most thoughtful, loving doula we could have ever imagined! Her passion and care created the best pregancy experience!

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Arlene Salazar

TX

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

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Care philosophy

I love providing mom's with the tools so that they are empowered to make informed decisions.

Areas served

  • DFW Metroplex
  • North Fort Worth
$ flexible
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Ayanna R

Dallas, TX

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 18 years experience

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 18 years experience

I started my Doula journey 18 years ago serving teens and low income families, and have since worked with over 1000 families through pregnancy, birth, and education. My heart's desire is working with underserved communities, families of color, and the LGBTQIA+. I work hard and give my very best to each family I have the privilege of working with and advocate for them to have the empowered experience they desire.

Care philosophy

I believe that all families deserve unbiased, non-judgemental, caring support. I desire to serve families from all backgrounds and all walks of life that feel they could benefit from education, advocacy, and a wide range of experience.

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Plano
  • Richardson
  • Mesquite
  • Allen
  • McKinney
  • Nearby areas

Reviews

  • Selina
    March 28, 2022 at 5:32 am | Peer review

    Ayanna is a compassionate and strong birth coach as I have known her to consistently ensure healthy birth outcomes using pre-natal and post-natal care routines to lessen less medical intervention assuring client satisfaction with the birthing process.

$ flexible
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M Hardwick

TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I’m a genderfluid doula that firmly practices anti-racist, trauma-informed, gender-affirming, and access-centered care. My role as a doula includes centering my clients, building education, providing support, holding space, and advocating for them when they want it. My college professor ignited my first interest in doula-work, telling birth stories through my gender studies courses. After some years of pursuing a career in ministry, I rediscovered my passion for birthwork when discussing my future family with my new partner. This passion has taken over my life, and I am thrilled about my growing doula career. I'm certified as a birth and labor doula through BEST Doula training and currently certifying as a full-spectrum doula through Birthing Advocacy Doula Training. I’m also training as a Childbirth Educator (BADT), and have completed Disability and Birth training (BADT). I live in Dallas, where I love spending time with friends and remaining involved in social justice efforts. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my partner and dog to new places, eating delicious food and trying new coffee. I also love to watch countless movies (for self-care!), and also enjoy a good musical from time to time. I really hope I’m able to take my partner to their first Broadway show someday soon!

Care philosophy

I believe that my clients’ birthing experience belongs only to my client and that they should have unwavering support through every part of their birth journey. From the beginning of building families through postpartum help, I deliver personalized care no matter who you are or what you need.

Areas served

  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Denton, TX
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Maren Trinh

Dallas, TX

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

I gave birth to my first child with my dear friend and doula beside me and husband next to me. My child was born in South Korea and was transferred to NICU. My doula did not leave my side until my husband returned to me. From that moment on, I wanted to support women through the ups and downs of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I attended my first birth as a friend in 2018 to a Vietnamese woman living in Korea. I didn't plan on the profession but it definitely found me. That first birth sparked a fire in my heart that continues to grow. My first three years I supported students, expats and immigrants in South Korea. I served women no matter their background. I desire for all women of any background to receive continuous labor support and at-home postpartum care. I returned to the US in 2020, moved to Dallas and, now, continue to support women with a new passion. I am a certified birth doula with Childbirth International. I am also a big supporter of lactation. I feel that initial breastfeeding shortly after birth and the following couple weeks is a crucial part of my support. I have breastfeed my two children 2 years each and love to help mother's reach their personal breastfeeding goals. I find that most people are not familiar with childbirth, but with the help of doula, mothers and partners feel comfortable and confident after meeting to prepare for their own childbirth. Continuous labor support helps a mother feel calm and at peace knowing that at least one person will not change shifts, but stay by her side continuously. This means from on the phone during early labor, to meeting at the home also during labor, to transitioning to the location of the birth, laboring in active labor, and two hours after birth. I also return to visit in-home after birth for breastfeeding and practical support. With a doula, there is increased oxytocin, increased mobility, increased self-esteem, and a decrease in pain and anxiety. Labor support can be many things. It can be PHYSICAL: massage, assisting with water therapy, assisting with eating and drinking, or suggesting a change of positions; EMOTIONAL: encouragement, affirming the mother, or debriefing the birth; PRACTICAL: showing the partner how to support the mother, creating a calming environment, lower the lights, turning on music, helping the parents with whatever they need; INFORMATIONAL: helping find evidenced-based information, suggesting techniques; SUPPORTING the PARTNER: practically reminding him to eat, drink and sleep, or practically showing him how to support the mother; ADVOCACY: encouraging parents to ask questions in prenatal, birth and postpartum, supporting their decisions, amplifying their voices, and asking the mother what she wants. I LOVE supporting the whole family, but the primary vehicle is the mother. I take calls, texts, and emails during my awake hours from the time you sign on as client until 6 weeks postpartum. And available at all times from 38 weeks until the birth. I go the extra mile to make sure mothers are emotionally healthy and supported as well as all the education and practical support.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, my goal is to support and serve you. My desire is to inform, educate and prepare you for your birth, while also listening, caring, and making space to hear your needs, fears and hopes. I desire is to support the entire family (partner, husband, older siblings) as birth is a transforming time for the whole family. I hope that you feel more confident, encouraged and relaxed.

Areas served

  • Living in South Dallas serving DFW
  • Dallas | Fort Worth
  • Grand Prairie | Arlington | Irving
  • University Park | Highland Park
  • Mansfield | Cedar Hill | Duncanville | Desoto
  • South Lake | Lewisville | Flower Mound
  • Plano | Richardson | Addison | Garland
  • Grapevine | Colleyville | Coppell
  • Hurst | Euless | Bedford
  • Keller | North Richland Hills | Watauga
  • Carrollton | Farmers Branch
  • Waxahachie | Midlothian | Cleburne | Alverado
  • Burleson | Joshua | Kennedale | Benbrook
  • Mesquite | Forney

Reviews

  • Maren
    December 16, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I’m so proud of you! You rocked your birth! Thank you for the privilege to be apart of your precious birth! Love you guys!

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Elizabeth Watson

Garland, TX

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I’m Elizabeth Watson, a professionally trained birth doula currently completing certification with Birth Arts International. I’m a full spectrum doula, caring for you and your family from conception to postpartum, including miscarriage support. I have a passion for helping families navigate feeding choices, and am a wealth of practical information on lactation. I’m trained in massage, mindfulness, and self hypnosis for childbirth. I’m a mom of three who has experienced cesarean, VBAC, and unmedicated birth, and has breastfed for over five years in total. I’ve also worked full time away from home and pumped, and navigated the dizzying array of formula options. I get it! My training and personal experience has led me to understand that every pregnancy, birth, and baby are unique, and my care for you always keeps this in mind. As your doula, my guiding question is always, “how will they remember this?” I will always hold space for you to process and celebrate the life changing journey you’re on. Through connecting you with all available evidence based information and the freedom to listen to your own deepest wisdom, you as my client are empowered to make the best decisions for you and your family. I believe that all birthing people deserve the support of a doula. Peace Birth Services is an LGBTQIA-affirming space. In light of the racial disparities in healthcare, we are committed to the care of birthing people as a tool of social justice. All are welcome, and it is an honor to serve you.

Care philosophy

Helping you navigate pregnancy, birth, and parenthood in loving community and support. If you’re currently searching for a doula who is meticulously trained and ready to provide holistic, identity affirming, trauma-informed care for your family, Peace Birth Services is here and honored to serve!

Areas served

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

Reviews

  • Stephanie
    July 20, 2021 at 5:15 am | Client review

    Having Mrs. Watson’s support and guidance eased many of my worries and helped me prepare for the unknown. She was so patient and caring. She was absolutely wonderful!!

$ flexible
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Sarafia Mitchell

Mansfield, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

There is a $50 non refundable consultation fee. The consultation will be done virtually. If you decide you and I are a good fit, the fee will go toward your overall cost for services rendered. The first in-person visit will consist of completing an intake form that will be discussed in depth. Other visits will include crafting your birthing plan, practice comfort measures and techniques (which should always be practiced before active labor).

Care philosophy

Birth should be a normal and natural process. I'm here to support you in a way that will help you achieve your desires for the birth you planned. My job as a doula is to educate, and explain options. As a doula I'm here to support you mentally and emotionally throughout your labor and birth.

Areas served

  • Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Amber Porter

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Serenity and Hope Birth Services offers prenatal and postpartum care through Doula services. I follow the Maslow's Hierarchy of needs by focusing on the physiological needs, Self fulfillment needs and Basic needs of each client and their support partner.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a miracle and the that body knows exactly what to do when that day comes. I also believe that finance should not be a barrier to you receiving the care and information that you deserve to have throughout your pregnancy journey. You should know your rights and you deserve to feel supported. I dedicate my time to educating, supporting, and being available for my clients.

Areas served

  • Sachse, TX (and surrounding areas)
  • Wylie, TX
  • North Dallas
  • Murphy
  • Plano

Reviews

  • Chrissy
    July 6, 2021 at 6:33 pm | Client review

    Amber was absolutely amazing, caring and goes above and beyond. We lost our baby it was very tragic for us, she helped us through it and helped us to adjust. It was nice to have a voice that didn’t seem pressuring around us and she was always willing to pray us through. She was a great person to have for a Doula.

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Andrea Franklin

TX

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

We are birth companions and ambassadors who advocate for the birthing woman before, during, and immediately after childbirth. Our doulas help facilitate a safe, healthy, and positive birth experience. Our doulas assist in childbirth education and preparation, understanding nuances from previous births (if any), and will support the birthing woman with massage and other comfort measures to help alleviate pain. We can also help with creating a birth plan, postpartum plan, and lactation.

Care philosophy

Whether in place of or in addition to a partner or loved one, every birthing woman deserves a doula! We believe in educating and empowering birthing women and families of all shapes, sizes, races, and nationalities. We are here to help you have the best birth experience possible and would love to support you in your journey.

Areas served

  • Nationwide for virtual services
  • Tarrant County
  • Dallas County

Reviews

  • Susan
    May 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm | Client review

    She is attentive to the needs of the family and had a close emotional impact with all concerned.

$ flexible
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Leah Demar

Haltom City, TX

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

My name is Leah and I am Co-Owner of The Birthing Collaboration. I had a son a little over 3 years ago and as good as the RNs and OBGYN were, the emotional support is what I craved. I was a single mom doing it by myself. The first night home together I cried right along with my son. My mother stayed with me for the first week but then I was on my own left to handle a new baby, school, and soon work. It's hard juggling everything life has to offer and we often forget about ourselves in the process as you doula, I am committed to making sure you get that time rather it be 1 hour or 3.

Care philosophy

I believe in helping the mother and baby as they journey uncharted waters. Ultimately I'm here to be a nonjudgmental ear for the mom and helping her take care of herself so that she can be the best mother that she can be. I was a young mother so I understand the importance of having a doula. I offer Prenatal, Labor, and postpartum Doula services for mothers wanting a doula.

Areas served

  • Fort WORTH
  • BURLESON
  • CROWLEY
  • ARLINGTON

Reviews

  • Jarrett
    May 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm | Client review

    My wife talks about Leah even now (our kid is 1 now). When my wife first approached me about a doula I had no clue what it was. We were skeptical of the price hit I would’ve paid double that. Leah helped us with managing our expectations at the hospital, to educating us on feeding our son. I mean she was there from the 25 weeks we hired her until the end. Even now she still checks in with us and ask us for updates.

$ flexible
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Julia Muci

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I have always loved families and babies so when so heard about the job of a doula, I knew that was the perfect fit for me! I would love to support you and your family during this life-changing event!

Care philosophy

I believe that all birth is sacred, no matter what, and your body was built to birth your baby so I would be honored to serve you in this journey to motherhood! I believe in you and your ability to birth.

Areas served

  • Dallas Area
$ flexible
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Sarah Ross

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

My passion for birth and labor support started with our third pregnancy in 2016, our third baby in three years. Our first was an emergency c-section and our second was scheduled. When I found out I was pregnant again I realized how important it was going to be to recover quickly and searched for better support for a vaginal delivery. My labor stories led me to want to support others in their journeys too!

Care philosophy

My mission is to “to serve you on your journey”, before, during, after, and beyond pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn baby! I believe in being there for my clients as much as possible and readily available for questions and support throughout our time together. Because of this I take on a small number of clients per season and would love to make you, your pregnancy and your baby my priority!

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Crowley, Aledo, White Settlement
  • Saginaw, Keller, Arlington
  • Joshua
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Shannon Sappington

TX

5 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

5 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

When I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to grow up to be a mommy! In my early 20s, I would spend HOURS reading birth stories and watching videos on childbirth! I got my first experience of what it was like to be a doula when I had the honor of witnessing and supporting my sister during her two births. It wasn't until my thirties that I would learn what a doula was and put a name to what I loved! The very first day of my doula training class in 2016, I felt I had finally come home and found my passion and calling: educating, supporting and encouraging women during their births and beyond! Birth is just the beginning of Parenthood! Over the years, I have had the pleasure of helping women and couples by offering advice and options during their pregnancies, encouraging them in their new roles as mothers by offering advice and tips in baby care, breastfeeding and more. Oftentimes, just the encouragement that she is doing a great job is what a mom needs to hear most! Pregnancy can be HARD! Parenting is HARD! Having someone in your life who is there to listen, encourage and educate is so invaluable. I love to see a mom's face light up just by reminding her that she is doing a great job as she learns a new position to hold her baby while feeding or learning how to comfort her baby who is having a hard time adjusting to a routine. I love to see a mom's face light up when she found the courage within her to know her birth options and get the care and birth she desires. I love being a doula and I would be honored to be yours.

Care philosophy

My desire is that every woman that I serve can look back at her birth and say, "I love how my birth story turned out." I believe that your birth is your story, and I am here to support you in your journey. I love Jesus Christ as my Saviour and I strive to be the hands and feet of Him in my doula business.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth to Dallas and areas in between
  • NRH and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Sara
    June 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm | Client review

    Shannon is thoughtful and very encouraging! She was knowledgeable and was a great advocate for me and my birth plan.

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Cassie Lewis

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm Cassie Lewis and my husband and I are from nearby Waxahachie, live in Dallas, and have four spirited (ha!) kids. We lived overseas for awhile after college, and our first was born there. She was three weeks "early", and was born in a hospital with many interventions but not many explanations. No epidural, but yes to pitocin, an enema, an episiotomy, an attempted catheter, and something else in an IV. She was whisked away immediately after birth, and I wasn't able to see her for a few hours. This gives me great compassion for women birthing in their second language. It's not for the faint of heart! My next three were all "late" and born in and around Dallas in birth centers with a midwife. With all four I had vastly different pregnancies, births, postpartums, and breastfeeding experiences. I believe this gives me great insight into any experiences you may have. I also believe this is my motivation behind wanting to become a birth worker. Women should be informed and supported to make their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding decisions. Your story needs to be yours, and not taken away from you. Your body will know how to grow, birth, and sustain a baby. I believe letting you grow into that is a great gift. StoryBabe is about me wanting to be a calm, consistent, knowledgable presence for you during your third trimester, birth, and fourth trimester. My hope is to build a fun, comfortable, trustworthy relationship with you and your partner to get you the story you want. What this means is taking less clients, but building a deeper relationship with each one. I love the thought of being a trusted part of your story. Contact me so we can get started!

Care philosophy

Doulas are the overlap of emotional, physical, and informational support. I am passionate about providing honest, fun, trustworthy, and compassionate support that makes you feel completely encouraged and prepared. Your birth and postpartum stories will change you for the rest of your life. Having someone there who understands and respects your choices could make all the difference.

Areas served

  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Waxahachie
  • And all areas in between!

Reviews

  • Morgan
    April 13, 2021 at 5:18 pm | Peer review

    Cassie is a strong communicator and very well organized. I have seen her walk with people through pregnancy and postpartum and sensitivity and honesty. She’s also a strong and caring mama!

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Maria Pokluda

Dallas, TX

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

Your doula is a personal assistant, labor whisper and communication diplomat – all rolled into one. It’s a bit like bringing Mary Poppins to your birth (but without the singing). We support all types of birth and postpartum plans with doulas specializing in VBAC, natural birth, pregnancy after infertility, multiples, surrogacy, Cesarean birth and 1st time parents.

Care philosophy

We understand the excitement and concerns families face through pregnancy, preparation for birth and baby’s first weeks. Our dedicated doulas will walk with you through this time, providing support every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth Denton Frisco Mckinney Plano

Reviews

  • Kayla
    February 11, 2021 at 6:41 pm | Peer review

    Maria is a wonderful and highly experienced doula. She is a joy to work with and any family would be lucky to have her by their side.

$ flexible
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Tab’itha Israel

TX

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Growing up, Tab'itha always knew she wanted to give back to her community but didn't know how. One thing she always gave was support to friends/family during their pregnancies. After 3 cesareans and unfavorable experiences she encountered while pregnant, Tab’itha took a DONA training in March of 2019 and believed she finally found the calling she had unknowingly been searching for. Since then, Tab'itha has supported numerous women by educating, advocating, and servicing them during their pregnancy and labor. Her main focus is reaching out to Black and Hispanic women as there is not much support given due to systematic racism, preconceived thoughts, and inaccurate medical myths. Tab'itha also gives counsel and support services to women going through miscarriages and/or still births as a bereavement doula. Tab'itha is also currently in midwifery school and plans to open up a birthing center right the middle of the very neighborhood she grew up in.

Care philosophy

I bring evidence based information to families as well as support, honesty, and the tools to advocate for the wishes during their birth.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • HEB
  • Dallas
$ flexible
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Tiffany Stewart

Keller, TX

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

Assisting families with birthing their babies in home or at the hospital. Along with helping parents after the baby or babies come home.

Care philosophy

Holistic, spiritual

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Roanoke
  • Justin
  • Haslet
  • Keller
  • Southlake
  • Trophy club
  • Watauga
  • North Richland Hills
  • Saginaw
  • Lake worth
$ flexible
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Sharel Bratcher

Oak Point, TX

5 reviews • 75 families supported • 6 years experience

5 reviews • 75 families supported • 6 years experience

Hi! My name is Sharel (pronounced like Cheryl). I’m 32 with three littles homeschooled by my husband 6,5,3 and I can often be found drinking coffee. I officially started my doula journey during the pandemic of 2020 when I decided to get certified through Still Birth Day, but my passion for birth, child development, and photography came way before, with my love for serving others even before that. I’ve been working in birth work for over 6 years now and currently a student midwife. Before getting married I worked as a personal aid and care giver for a little girl who had cerebral palsy (she was one of quadruplets, I volunteered leading and serving and teaching in the church, I worked with college students and teen moms as well as single moms going to college. I have a degree in Child Development and Art, because I’m a creative at heart as you will see. I received my BA from Texas Woman’s University in Denton Texas in 2013 and I got married in 2014 after working in full time ministry in London and back at TWU with the BSM . Marriage rocked my world but nothing would change my life like having a kid. While pregnant with my first, I studied at the Village Church Institute (under southern seminary) and I became a lay counselor through our churches biblical counseling program. Along side serving in our church I continued to have babies and even lose some. I served as our Children’s child care coordinator all the while slowly growing back up my photography business. After photographing my first birth I learned more about midwifery and doulas and thinking I knew it all until the birth of my first humbled me. If it wasn’t for the birth assistant who was also a doula stepping in, my birth experience would have been much worse, but I’ll spare you the details. Since then, my passion to support moms in labor grew! Then as I struggled with breastfeeding and postpartum depression and anxiety, I just knew I wasn’t alone. I learned, I grew, I rocked two beautiful fast water births with my husband and doula by my side and successfully breastfeed all my babies through lip and tongues ties past a year old. All that to say if I can do it, so can you and I would find so much joy in serving you to meet your family and mommy goals all while capturing it in photos for you to keep forever to remember how powerful you are and how far you have come. It’s an honor to serve and would love to serve you. I serve each family as individuals. I take time to get to know you and your needs and preferences, and together we work together to have the best birth experience you can have no matter the circumstances.

Care philosophy

I believe that all parents and babies no matter their story are made in the image of God. So I live to serve just as each person is the image bearer of the most high. No matter race, religious belief, hospital or at home, medicated or unmedicated etc. I strive to help the parent(s) be confident in their conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and even through bereavement and breastfeeding.

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Southern Oklahoma
  • Gainesville
  • Dallas

Reviews

  • Sara
    February 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm | Client review

    Sharel is empathetic, understanding, and aware of her client’s needs. She’s hands on and not afraid to speak up on behalf of others. I wouldn’t have wanted to journey into motherhood without her! She’s been a listening ear, a supportive birth team member, and an amazing photographer for our family over the last 5+ years.

$ flexible
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Leslie Lopez

Weatherford, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a married mother of 6. I decided to begin my doula journey later in my life while pregnant with my 6th child. I am very understanding and empathetic to many birth situations and strive to provide the tools necessary for a successful birth. Healthy mom and healthy baby are the goal, however you will remember your birth and it is very important as well! I hope to preserve the memory of your birth in a positive light.

Care philosophy

I believe all persons giving birth deserve to have non judgmental support for that special event. Birth is spontaneous and while we may not get the exact outcome that we want, I will give you the tools to give you the best birth possible.

Areas served

  • DFW, Texas
  • Weatherford
$ flexible
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Faith Sample

TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello there! I'm Faith Sample, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a BEST Certified Doula who has also trained with DONA International. I’m a loving wife who is a passionate follower of Christ with a servant’s heart. My personal mission is to bridge the gap in birth inequality, by being a valuable resource to pregnant women and families. I strive to help birthing mothers achieve their best birth, whether that is a home birth, hospital birth, vaginal, VBAC, or Cesarean. Ultimately, as a follower of Christ I believe in the power of prayer and how impactful it can be during pregnancy and birth; so with your permission I can/will throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery be praying for you and your baby.

Care philosophy

As a Christian Doula my care philosophy is to provide believers and non believers with exceptional support and care that is centered in love and compassion. I want for each client that I serve to be able to see and feel God's love through me.

Areas served

  • Stephenville, Tx
  • Weatherford, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Cleburne, TX
  • Burleson, TX
  • Eastland, TX
  • Granbury, TX
  • Odessa, TX
  • Midland, TX
  • Mineral Wells, TX
  • Hico, TX
  • Hamilton, TX
  • Comanche, TX
  • Glen Rose, TX
  • Dublin, TX
  • Palo Pinto, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Crowley, TX
  • Benbrook, TX
  • Aledo, TX
  • Andrews, TX
  • Crane, TX
  • Cisco, TX
  • De leon, TX
  • Abilene, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Killeen, TX
$ flexible
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Matteah Cruz

TX

0 reviews • 124 families supported • 16 years experience

0 reviews • 124 families supported • 16 years experience

Hi there! I am a mother of 4 awesome tweens now. I found my passion for helping families prepare for the birth of their child, and finding their way in parenthood. With my first child 15 years ago. What drove my already passion for birth was a childbirth education class empowered me in self advocating and knowledge of my body and birth. This saved my childs life! I became certified and started as a full time birth support worker in Aug 2020 to support DFW families in achieving their unbiased empowering births!!

Care philosophy

Your birth journey can be an experience as unique & beautiful as you are. Wherever and however you choose to birth, Your birth plan is the RIGHT way to birth YOUR baby. No matter how you choose to birth you will have the knowledge, understanding, techniques, tools, confidence, & support to achieve an empowering birthing day

Areas served

  • Hood, Erath, Denton, Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, wi
  • Wise countys
$ flexible
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Barb Davis

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 400 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 400 families supported • 10 years experience

Award winning support for your best birth! Choose between the team model to make sure you never have a stranger at your birth or work with 1:1 with an Individual bFW Doula.

Care philosophy

As the Founder of birth | Fort Worth and the creator of the award-winning Your Best Birth Class™, Doula Barb strives to educate, inform and inspire each of her clients so that they are able to find strength and inspiration in their birth experience.

Areas served

  • Tarrant County & surrounding areas
  • Aledo
  • Arlington
  • Benbrook
  • Bedford
  • Burleson
  • Crowley
  • Cleburne
  • Dallas
  • Euless
  • Hudson Oaks
  • Grapevine
  • Mansfield
  • Lake Worth
  • Roanoake
  • Saginaw
  • White Settlement
  • Willow Park
  • Waco
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Celia Aldape

Fort Worth, TX

3 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

I have been a massage therapist for 12 years and a birth doula for 5 years. One of the best things about still being a massage therapist is every session gives me a unique chance to refine my focused awareness, intuition, knowledge, and craft. This supports what I do as a doula in the biggest way possible. All the knowledge I’ve attained over the years has seamlessly flowed into an advanced and intuitive birth practice. It's important to me that my clients feel safe, supported, and empowered. If you’re currently pregnant you may be wondering what your options are for health care providers, birthing locations, and doula support. I want you to know you have options! As an experienced doula and childbirth educator, I can assist you in preparing for your beautiful experience, however and wherever you choose to birth!

Care philosophy

I’m Celia Aldape, owner of With Guided Hands. I’m an experienced Certified Doula, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, and Certified Childbirth Educator. This means I can help you plan, prepare, and know your options for birth. Let’s talk! I’m ready to meet you where you’re at and help you take the next steps.

Areas served

  • Tarrant, Denton, and Dallas Counties

Reviews

  • Diana
    January 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm | Client review

    If you do know Celia, consider yourself blessed. This woman is of adifferent caliber. When choosing a doula, I wanted someone who could fit into my sacred birthing space. After interviewing several doulas, I finally spoke to Celia, and within the first 5 minutes, I knew she was the necessary puzzle piece for my pregnancy, birth and beyond. Her energy was so positive and I could feel a sense of joy and warmth radiating outward. As a massage therapist, Celia gave me such a gift of relaxation and calm, both of which I got to carry out into my birth. As a doula, Celia helped empower me in countless ways. Through childbirth education for my husband and I, we felt so prepared for our daughter’s arrival. Through Celia’s gentle touch, words of affirmation and encouragement, I felt fearless. Through her constant reassurance after my birth, I felt supported. At every mile marker of our journey, Celia was there, strong, fierce, yet calm, meeting me where I was and supporting me exactly in the way I needed. I would choose Celia over and over again as my doula. She has no idea the profound impact she had on my life and the lives of my children and husband.

$ flexible
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T’Arah Craig

TX

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 9 years experience

Hi! I’m T’Arah Craig, CD(DONA). As a doula, I accompany birthing families in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I have had experience with over 200+ births all over the DFW area. It has been 9 years since I attended my first birth as a doula, and every experience since then has been a gift. I chose to become a doula because I knew that the best way for me to help the individuals of the world is through evidenced-based information and an instinctual knowledge of comfort, care, and strength. I believe that all life givers have a power within them to create a positive environment for their children beginning from the moment they enter the womb and continuing for the rest of their lives. I began my birth journey from a young age as the oldest of 7 children and 14 grandchildren. Being there during the amazing birth experiences of the life givers in my family and of my friends inspired an innate need to nurture and care for an individual and their partner during one of their most life changing milestones.

Care philosophy

I truly believe that we have an inherent and instinctual knowledge of our bodies. For many people this can mean, 'My body knows how to birth this baby.' I believe in this phrase in the truest sense of the words, which is why I am there to support you through any way your body was made to birth: Vaginally, Unmedicated, Cesarean, through Surrogacy.

Areas served

  • Arlington
  • Frisco
  • McKinney
  • Plano
  • Dallas
  • Allen
  • Aubrey
  • Fort Worth
  • Decatur
  • Mansfield
  • Grapevine
  • Irving
  • Rockwall
  • Carrollton
  • Flower Mound
  • Grand Prairie

Reviews

  • Keelin
    January 6, 2021 at 9:41 am | Client review

    WE LOVE T’ARAH!!! My husband and I decided at 36 weeks pregnant that it would be the best choice for us to add a doula to our birth team for reasons of wanting advocacy, mental and physical support for both of us. I felt an instant comfortability with T’Arah; I was totally comfortable with going into detail of my previous birth, which had been a traumatic experience, and could sense that she was sincerely invested in mine and my husband’s concerns, wishes and preferences.. She listened, asked questions, provided advice and input and acknowledged my feelings. When the time came to be induced and start our Childbirth journey, T’Arah was present and alert, providing all the support we both needed from walking, getting snacks/drinks, talking, joking, massaging, physically holding me up, counseling, calming, etc.. in spite of being induced, T’Arah encouraged us in taking every step we could to have a birth that we truly wanted, and I succeeded in taking it one step at a time to have the natural birth I had wished for without further intervention. T’Arah played a key role in helping me have a birth experience that I am proud of and I will always be grateful to her for that. We will definitely have T’Arah as our Doula for any future babies!

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Jessica Rutledge

Mansfield, TX

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

I am a registered nurse (2008), a certified lactation counselor (2015) & a certified doula (2019 - birth, postpartum, & bereavement), and I occasionally assist a midwife at out of hospital births. I have a network of birthworkers to call on for back-up or assisting with supporting families. I offer self-paced education for birth & breastfeeding and many packages come with unlimited messaging support for several months. RutledgeFamilyHolistic.godaddysites.com or JessicaRutledgeBirth.com

Care philosophy

I believe education, advocacy & support make for better birth, breastfeeding, & parenting experiences.

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth
  • Mansfield
  • Waxahachie
  • Crowley
  • Burleson
  • Cleburne
  • Mesquite
  • Grand Prairie

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 Fort Worth, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, TX in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Fort Worth, TX. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Fort Worth, 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, the average cost of a doula in Fort Worth, TX is $941, but can typically range from $733 to $1,149. These costs are based on a representative group of 27 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Fort Worth area. The average cost of a doula in Fort Worth, TX is about the same as 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 Fort Worth, TX is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth, 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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