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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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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
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Kimberly Brown

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 14 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 14 years experience

Thank you so much for considering Snugs and Kisses to support you and your newborn during this wonderful time! As a wife to an amazingly supportive husband and a mother to one awesome little guy, I am honored to be able to provide moms with a service that is very important but often neglected. My background as an infant teacher Assistant, nanny (including night nanny) and Newborn/Maternal Certified Nursing Assistant led me to my becoming a postpartum doula and certified lacation counselor. Being able to serve families in these capacities for ten years gave me the passion to open Snugs and Kisses. I want all mothers to be have the support from someone who not only understands what they are going through but knows how to help! It is so fulfilling partnering with new parents and helping them transition into parenthood. ​We believe there is no 'right' way to raise a child. You can count on us to be your non-judgmental support. We are here to reassure and encourage you to trust your parental instincts. Our teachings are evidence-based and allows you to develop your own parenting style and make the best decisions for your family. My hope is that our support will provide peace of mind that will allow you to rest and enjoy parenthood. ​

Care philosophy

EVERY couple deserves to have postpartum support to rest, recover and build a relationship with their baby"

Areas served

  • Dallas County, TX
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • McLennan County, TX
  • Collin County, TX
  • Denton County TX
  • Ellis County, TX

Reviews

  • Cacharel
    September 17, 2022 at 11:41 am | Client review

    I can’t say thank you enough. I decided to make Snugs and Kisses a part of my post partum journey before I truly knew how much I needed them. Kimberly provided an extra bit of peace in the early stages of my first experience with motherhood. She was attentive to my concerns and quick to find answers to questions I had regarding breast feeding.

    If it weren’t for Sungs and Kisses I might not have continued with breastfeeding. I can say I gained confidence in the process as well as how to advocate for myself regarding my baby’s ability to latch properly.

    I appreciate that Kimberly kept an open line of communication during my overnight support. From the moment of our first consultation to her last day with us, Kimberly was intentional about including my husband in the process. She remained professional while feeling like a family friend ready to assist and educate. I would encourage anyone looking for a postpartum doula to reach out to Kimberly.

$ 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.

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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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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.

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Alyssa Peri

Wylie, TX

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 2 years experience

I know firsthand how difficult it can be to breastfeed without the proper support. That’s why it is my goal to support all breastfeeding families to reach their goals. My mission is to provide evidence-based lactation support to families. As a breastfeeding advocate, I am very active in my local community and attend events to support the promotion and education of breastfeeding for all.

Care philosophy

Empowering families to reach their breastfeeding goals.

Areas served

  • Wylie, Murphy, Rockwall, Rowlett, Dallas, Plano

Reviews

  • Michelle
    March 17, 2021 at 9:56 am | Peer review

    Alyssa is an excellent communicator, knowledgeable and very compassion.

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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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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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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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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
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Lama Kawsara

Fort Worth, TX

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

My journey in becoming a doula started with my own births. I hope to provide the same support I received in making sure your birth is a beautiful and memorable experience.

Care philosophy

My philosophy to support all women in all their choices. This is your birth and you should reach each decision fully informed and supported. I will be your advocate to make sure any plan, hopes & wishes are understood and strive to make them met.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Dallas
  • Arlington
  • McKinny
  • Irving
  • Garland
  • HEB

Reviews

  • Emily
    February 7, 2021 at 12:55 am | Client review

    For my first birth, my goal was a more natural delivery in a hospital and I knew it would be important for me to have a doula. My husband and I had two meetings with Lama before my due date and went over my birth plan and preferences in great detail. Long story short, I found out the week before my due date that the hospital changed policies and wouldn’t allow doulas…

    Despite the major change in plans, Lama came to my house to help me through early stages of labor and coach my husband on counter pressure. Once at the hospital, she offered vital virtual support throughout my labor.

    What I also found to be very helpful was her support postpartum. Lama has been a great resource for self-care, healing, and breastfeeding – answering my (many) texts and questions day or night.

    I am so grateful for Lama and her passion for birth!

$ flexible
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Kesha Bailey

Mansfield, TX

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 20 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 20 years experience

My work as a doula began in the 90s when I supported my best friend during her birth. I trained as a birth doula in 2000 and shadowed a group of doulas for about a year. In addition, I spent 10 years working as a postpartum doula and newborn/infant care specialist. I chose not to certify with a larger doula agency as I did not want the agency governing my work. In 2014, I completed training as a certified medical assistant. Then went on to work for a chiropractor and a pediatrician for 2 years. I also spent a few years working with children and families experiencing hardships, while continuing to serve my doula clients. I have a love for learning and have continued my education becoming certified in my doula work and being trained in a variety of areas. These areas include baby-led weaning, safe sleep practices, car seat safety, and lactation.

Care philosophy

I support families during their journey no matter what it may look like. My clients have a VIP experience. There is a time and a place for modern medicine. However, naturalistic and wholistic healing is where I gravitate when coaching families through their journey. Every family needs to be supported in having the birth they choose, YOUR birth, YOUR way!

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Dallas
  • DFW Metroplex
  • Arlington
  • Mansfield
  • Crowley
  • Burleson
  • Keller
  • Mesquite
  • Seagoville
  • southlake
  • irving
  • HEB

Reviews

  • Vicki
    March 13, 2021 at 8:18 am | Peer review

    I cannot articulate into words the admiration and love I have for Kesha. She has so much love in her heart for the Lord, and that love shines through in all things she does. Her clients could not be in better hands, as Kesha supports and “mothers the mother” like no other doula I’ve had the privilege of working with. Over the years, Kesha has become a cherished friend – you can’t help but love her. Kesha has also proven to be an exemplary doula throughout the years and her skills are unparalleled, so much so that Kesha is now our lead doula trainer for The Elite Doula & Co Training Academy. I’d honestly be lost without her! 100 stars!!!

$ flexible
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Kia Johnson

Denton, TX

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I believe that birth work is something that I have been called to do. Through the use of my training, teachings, and life experiences. I set out to empower women to find answers and understanding within themselves, their bodies, and trusted informational resources. My passion for the safe guarding of women's perinatal experience has pushed me to become a member of the National Black Doula Association & DONA Internationally certified birth doula. DONA's belief is that every mother should have a doula, no matter financial circumstance, birth preferences, or background. I value and cherish our partnership and each birth experience that I am blessed to be apart of and hold the care of you and your baby as my highest priority. I will be available for your weird questions, concerns, myth buster needs, but mostly to surround you in support, whatever that may look or feel like. I am open minded and welcome any new research or interesting findings that you may bring to me and I will be honest and upfront if there are things that I do not yet know. With that said I will always follow up with you once I have done my due diligence to find credible sources for any information you may need.

Care philosophy

They say "it takes a village to raise a child" and that's also incredibly true for bringing a new baby earthside. As your doula I work alongside your family and healthcare provider, to become the village you need during this sacred transitional period. As your family prepares for the delivery of your child & your healthcare provider prepares to care for you and & your baby's health, I help prepare

Areas served

  • Denton, Texas, DFW Area
$ flexible
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Morgan Miles

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 7 years experience

Education. Support. Respect. I support individuals and families through birth. My job as your doula is to assist you and your significant other emotionally, physically and educationally during this exciting, intimate and life-altering experience. Education Let me be your new and improved google. No more scary nights thinking about the worst possible scenario. Ask me anything. I will make sure you get accurate information and know when there is something to bring up with your care provider. I will also help connect you with resources when you need a bigger support network. Support Emotional support means I am here to listen, encourage, and process. Pregnancy, birth and postpartum is a new and interesting hormonal ride.. Think teenage years all over again. You want a trusted friend through this. Let me be your guide. Physical support means hip squeezes, rebozo magic, massage, position change suggestions, and did I say massage? People say I'm really good at that. Oh, and your partner? You may want them to know some of this stuff too! I will always encourage them to get involved and support you the way you want them to! Respect I honor your journey as different than anyone else's. Whatever your choices are- that is the perfect choice for you! I am not here to tell you what decisions to make. I am here to help you find your voice and feel confident using it. I will not provide clinical support such as monitoring fetal heart rate, blood pressure checks, etc- that's your midwife or doctor's job.. let's let them handle that while we work together for YOU. Relevant Training and Certifications DONA Trained in 2012 Licensed Social Worker in the State of Texas since 2013 Trained in the Incredible Years parenting curriculum in 2014 Further education on Breastfeeding support through Texas Health Steps in 2014 Certified in the Rebozo: Gena Kirby Method in 2015 Led Training on Trauma Informed Birth at Healthy Youth Partnership in 2016 Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Certificate Program in 2017 Birth Assistant Training from Mercy in Action in 2017 TENS in labor through DONA 2019 Slow Doula Method through DTI 2019

Care philosophy

You deserve high quality, respectful, gentle care in any birth setting you choose. You deserve... to feel like the powerful goddess, badass birthing warrior that you are. to be trusted. to be supported. to know that your body is not a lemon. to know that your choices are the best choices for you, even if they aren't the best choice for someone else. That's what I'm here for.

Areas served

  • greater DFW area

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in Fort Worth, TX, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts 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 lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in Fort Worth, TX and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the Fort Worth, TX area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in Fort Worth, TX offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in Fort Worth, TX can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in Fort Worth, TX are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in Fort Worth, TX. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in Fort Worth, TX also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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