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Found 6 Pros in Franklin, TN, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Brittany Wendell

Clarksville, TN

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

After the birth of our son, I knew my desire to stand with expecting mothers during the birth of a child would soon be the next step. Over the past few years, I have taken a more holistic approach to life, including parenting, and started to see that unfold into my desire for birth work as well. I am a firm believer that all moms deserve an advocate and support person in a place as sacred as the birth space. Why the name Sacred Oak Birth Services? We gave our sweet, red-headed son Oakley his name from the sturdy, reliable, and awe-inspiring qualities of the Oak Tree. To continue the name for this business it represents all of those same qualities in you - mama. The word sacred entered to tie in my belief that every baby is a miracle, labor is highly spiritual, and at the center of all of it is Jesus.  My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Austin Peay State University, and my Birth Doula Certification from Harbor Birth Institute in Nashville, TN.

Care philosophy

I am a Holistic Birth Doula offering services to expecting mothers from Clarksville to Nashville, TN, and surrounding areas. I believe that every mama is unique and deserves the support and comfort a doula can bring to the birth space.

Areas served

  • Clarksville, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Fort Campbell, KY
$ flexible
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Nasii Rivera Spence

Clarksville, TN

3 reviews • 45 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 45 families supported • 10 years experience

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Care philosophy

Birth is that it is designed to be a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly made to experience. Our desire as doulas is to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps birthing person and baby healthy.

Areas served

  • Clarksville, Nashville, Fort Campbell, Hopkinsvill

Reviews

  • Sherald
    March 3, 2021 at 9:26 am | Client review

    The experience was amazing. Enasia was very supportive and professional through out the whole process. I told all of my friends and family when they get pregnant and need support she is the person to call.

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Kelley Gentile

Murfreesboro, TN

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I am committed to supporting you physically, mentally and emotionally before during and after childbirth. My goal is to help you achieve a positive birth and postpartum experience.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is to support your choices surrounding your birth and postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Middle Tennessee
$ flexible
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Carmen Edwards

Clarksville, TN

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 years experience

Over 12 years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I knew I wanted a better experience than I was told existed. I went on a mission looking for where to begin and found a midwife and then open my eyes and doors to the endless possibilities we have waiting for us. Over the course of my pregnancy I found a life I never knew existed including midwives, doulas and the fact we had birth options. Each of my clients is provided unlimited one on one support and I provide Resources two evidence-based information throughout pregnancy birth and postpartum.

Care philosophy

I find it really important to connect with each of my clients on a personal level. That includes inviting them to family events and to the many events offered in my online community found on Facebook. I have several resources available to my clients including lending library, links to download books for further education and much more.

Areas served

  • Nashville
  • Fort Campbel, KY
  • Brentwood
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Dawn Cerino

Brentwood, TN

5 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

5 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

What to expect. *I will listen and support your birth choices every step of the way *Create a birth plan tailored uniquely just for you *Discuss and practice proven comfort measures *Administer continuous one on one emotional and physical support *Provide Evidence-Based information to make informed decisions *Create a calm and peaceful environment *Help your partner support you *Provide Constant uplifting communication *I could spiritually support you as well It would be an honor to guide you in bringing your new baby in to this world Let’s Talk

Care philosophy

Caring, Compassionate, Christian. I incorporate these “3 C’s” into everything I do. YOU are my focus and empowering you with these “3 C’s” is my goal with every client. Helping women is my passion and I will be there for you as you prepare to give birth; present in each moment with a spirit of caring and compassion.

Areas served

  • Williamson, Davidson and Rutherford Counties
  • Brentwood/Cool Springs area

Reviews

  • Catrenia
    March 27, 2021 at 7:07 am | Peer review

    Very knowledgeable of how a Doula works within her scope.

$ flexible
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Heidi Duncan

Nashville, TN

5 reviews • 373 families supported • 21 years experience

5 reviews • 373 families supported • 21 years experience

I offer professional support for laboring mothers and their partners, which includes physical comfort, information and ideas about birth options (drawn from my knowledge as a childbirth educator and experience as a Birth Doula since 2001), and emotional support during labor in any birth setting – hospital, birth center, or home. My ideal clients are proactive - motivated to learn and willing to actively prepare for a great birth. In the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, I provide expert mentorship to expecting families. It's a Virtual Experience that you can join from anywhere - including weekly interactive Zoom calls, recorded video lessons from birth experts, an online classroom, and a printed workbook. NEW offering! I now teach the 3-hour Spinning Babies® Parent Class, which is all about getting your body ready for birth. Private and group options are available.

Care philosophy

Being a Birth Doula provides me the opportunity to marry my passions together: I spend hours with each client prenatally, customizing childbirth education to meet their needs; then I am by their side through their labor, helping them implement all that they've learned and make choices for their care that reflect their individual values and preferences, using a wide variety of tools and options.

Areas served

  • Greater Nashville
  • Brentwood
  • Franklin
  • Clarksville
  • Springfield

Reviews

  • Lindsay
    September 10, 2021 at 6:32 pm | Client review

    Heidi was so calm and encouraging throughout my labor. She knew different positions and pressure points to try to make labor less painful. I eventually had to get an epidural, but I have no doubt, I would not have lasted as long as I did without her help. She was also a great support to my husband by suggesting ways he could actively take part in labor by supporting me. We were both so thankful to have her as a constant, reassuring presence as hospital staff came in and out and changed shifts. We will forever be grateful for Heidi being our doula.

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 Franklin, TN.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Franklin, TN 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 Franklin, TN in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Franklin, TN. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Franklin, TN 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, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Franklin, TN to be $907, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Tennessee. The cost of a doula in Franklin, TN can range from $672 to $1,143. These costs are based on a representative group of 73 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Tennessee. The average cost of a doula in Tennessee is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Franklin, TN 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 Franklin, TN; 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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