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Jala Green

CA

4 reviews • 60 families supported • 8 years experience

4 reviews • 60 families supported • 8 years experience

In everything I do, whether supporting families through postpartum care or preparing a nourishing meal, my driving force is a genuine love and care. I believe in infusing every moment with warmth, creating an atmosphere where love is not just a sentiment but a tangible presence. My goal is to spread a joyful spirit wherever I go, leaving behind a trail of positivity and heartfelt connections. It's more than a profession for me; it's a commitment to bringing comfort, joy, and a sense of community to those I have the privilege to assist.

Care philosophy

Hi, I'm Jala, your doula and food enthusiast! Inspired by my love for cooking and a deep commitment to addressing the lack of representation, especially of Black birth workers, I've chosen this path to ensure a supportive and inclusive birthing experience for all. I find immense joy in sharing my love for cooking with clients. Every meal is a chance to infuse warmth and care into your new journey!

Areas served

  • Sacramento, California
  • East Bay, California
  • Vacaville, California
  • Vallejo, California
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • los angeles california

Reviews

  • Vibha
    January 15, 2024 at 1:46 pm | Client review

    Jala is very loving caring cheerful and energetic. She has helped us a lot in the later stages of sleep training and would highly recommend her to work with new parents

$ flexible
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Michelle Mendler

Albany, CA

7 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

7 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

As an ECE and preschool owner for almost 30 years, I helped countless families to navigate new parenthood as they grew their families. From practical support to tearful conversations, I witnessed, again and again, the emotional challenges of pp and the need for skilled, compassionate support. When I was pregnant with my 3 children, I too experienced the lack of authentic support for new moms. While each postpartum experience was different, I did not receive the support I needed. Today, as a Bay Area Postpartum Doula, I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment where you can feel comfortable and empowered throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the physical and emotional aspects of new parenthood, I am dedicated to helping you navigate this beautiful and transformative time in your life.

Care philosophy

Modern Mama Doulas welcomes everyone. I approach each growing family with sensitivity, understanding, Love and Support.

Areas served

  • Albany , Marin, Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco Ca.
  • Albany , Marin, Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco Ca.

Reviews

  • Michelle
    February 29, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Nina,

    Great to hear from you! I was so lucky to support you and the family. Thank you for trusting me, with all 3 of your births. Big Hugs~Michelle

$ flexible
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Morgan Mettler

Berkeley, CA

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

My journey in birth work started at age 12, when I had the unique experience of catching my little sister. At age 22, I started my work as a volunteer doula in Vermont, serving members in the community who lacked support. My early volunteer work gave me a deep understanding of how hospitals function, and how to work with medical staff towards the best possible outcomes for parent and child. I wanted to start working with families throughout pregnancy and in postpartum, so I received further training through DONA. Having been through two training programs has given me a diverse range of strategies to employ throughout my support. This work has been part of me forever, and I feel so grateful to have been invited to participate in many births since. I have experience supporting medicated and unmedicated births with first, second, and fourth-time parents, queer parents, low-income parents, autistic parents, non-native English-speaking parents, sexual assault survivors, people with depression, and parents of color at Kaiser (San Leandro and Redwood City), UCSF Mission Bay, CPMC, and John Muir Walnut Creek. I am a member of the queer community and this has influenced my belief that all bodies deserve respectful, compassionate, and culturally humble care.

Care philosophy

My role as a doula is to educate families and validate their preferences. I give birthing people and their partners the tools needed to make informed decisions and navigate their births with confident. My goal is to help you have a birth you take pride in, regardless of birthing location or ideals.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • East Bay (Alameda, Contra Costa)
  • South Bay (San Mateo, Santa Clarita)
  • Mirin County
  • Sonoma County
  • Solano County

Reviews

  • Chloe
    January 31, 2024 at 2:33 pm | Client review

    I highly recommend Morgan as a Doula. I think she is going to be the next big thing and feel really lucky to have been able to work with her on short notice for my first baby. She is extremely warm, detail oriented, reliable, professional, enthusiastic and positive, and open and collaborative. I interviewed several doulas, including one who has been running a group practice for 10 years, and Morgan was by far the most responsive to what I had said I was looking for, and had the most collaborative approach with my loved ones and hospital staff. During the birth she was extremely available and helped to create a positive and cozy atmosphere and made the hospital room feel more like home. She helped us think through some difficult decisions on the day of as well. After the delivery, my nurse went out of her way to comment on how great Morgan had been with the hospital staff and said they would love to work with her again. Overall it was fantastic to work with her and I can recommend her without reservations.

$ flexible
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Jamee Leann Vasquez

Santa Clara, CA

10 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

10 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

As your doula, I offer continuity of care through the entirety of your perinatal journey, from pregnancy through to postpartum. I am a trained full-spectrum doula with Doula Trainings International. Additional supplemental training consists of - intentional breathing and relaxation, hypnobirthing, spinning babies, acupressure and moxibustion, and tantra. I acknowledge that not all those who give birth identify as women, and happily support different family arrangements and backgrounds. It is a sincere privilege to work with families during this life changing time in their lives, and I strive to work collaboratively with birthing families to help you understand, request, and receive the care that you need. Through listening empathetically, sharing latest evidence-based information, understanding physiologic birth, and providing tools for self-advocacy, I aspire to make you feel safe and empowered.

Care philosophy

As a DTI trained doula my philosophy is aligned with their mission of believing that families deserve compassionate, evidence-based support at all stages of life—no matter their gender, race, religion, class or sexual orientation. Together, we are cultivating culturally humble communities that reimagine the role of reproductive work.

Areas served

  • South Bay to South San Francisco

Reviews

  • Maria
    April 18, 2024 at 7:32 am | Client review

    My birth experience was tough in many aspects, but through it all Jamee was supportive, consistent, and compassionate. She was there to explain everything thoroughly and made sure to give me reassurance when needed. So grateful to have had her expertise and kindness through this journey!

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Sadie kelly

Berkeley, CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

Boundless Birth llc supports families in labor, lactation and postpartum. We are on a mission to build a better village. Founder and operator Sadie Kelly believes that labor and the months following lay the foundation to parenthood, and all families deserve support for the best foot forward

Care philosophy

I have a great appreciation for natural and physiological birth, but and even greater appreciation for bodily autonomy. As such I support all families and all labor choices

Areas served

  • East bay
$ flexible
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Glen J

San Francisco, CA

2 reviews • 24 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 24 families supported • 4 years experience

As a former nanny and experienced personal chef, the need to care is innate, and it was natural that when it time to move on, I became a doula. I combine the best of Western knowledge, Chinese philosophy and Indigenous Caribbean and Afro-Indigenous Caribbean guidance to provide a unique blend of care that works at multiple levels.

Care philosophy

I firmly believe in gentle guidance that allows new and intended parents to rest and recover, filtering the noise and offering a singular well of information and care to limit being overwhelmed.

Areas served

  • California
  • Washington

Reviews

  • Yoelys
    November 23, 2022 at 7:36 am | Client review

    Glen was my postpartum doula who stayed with me some days and some night. She kept me hydrated, made very tasty food and encouraged skin to skin time with baby. She’d use this time to do laundry or wash dishes and I really was able to focus on bonding with my baby and not about other things. She showed me how to keep my baby sleeping safe and helped me address my postpartum anxiety in so many ways.

$ flexible
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Alia Barnes

Oakland, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Alia and I am a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a student midwife. I like to practice in a way that is balanced between magic and medicine. I have been working professionally as a doula since 2020 and have attended births in all settings - homes, hospitals, and birth centers. When I learned about the positive impacts doulas provide for birthing folks, I knew that’s where I wanted to focus my energy.

Care philosophy

Birth is sacred. The time and space around birth can be incredibly vulnerable. I believe that support should be custom-tailored to the needs of the individual and should include evidence informed care. Every journey into parenthood is unique and the care I offer models that belief.

Areas served

  • San Francisco
  • Berkeley
  • Alameda
$ flexible
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Janae Jones

CA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

I am a wife and a mother of 3. I decided to become a doula after the births of my own children. I felt like I was not educated as well as I should have been on birth and my options with my 1st pregnancy. So the second time around I took a different approach to birth and really took ownership of my birth and had such a better outcome. I figured if I could achieve the birth I wanted others could too and all that was needed for that to happen was more education around birth.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that it is your birth. My job is to educate, empower, and support the families I work with. I provide evidence based information so families feel equipped to make informed decisions around their births. I support my clients in whatever decisions they make.

Areas served

  • Serving families throughout the Bay Area
$ flexible
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Rosevera Amasa

San Jose, CA

4 reviews • 62 families supported • 10 years experience

4 reviews • 62 families supported • 10 years experience

We will schedule up to three prenatal visits, during these visits we will go over everything needed for me to support you properly during labor. Our visits help us build trust and nurture a comfort level that enables us to build a great connection and ease that we can draw from as we work together. First visit- Getting to know you: We’ll review and discuss your intake to clarify and help me learn a little bit more about you, your needs and desires for childbirth. Second visit- Childbirth Prep/Birth Plan: We will 1. Go over signs and stages of labor, understanding the physiology of labor ) 2. Discuss birth wishes - understanding different procedures in childbirth and clarifying your preferences as a couple. 3. Work on your “Birth Plan”. Third visit- Build your tool box / labor rehearsal : 1. Discuss comfort measures and coping techniques and learn couples’ preferences. 2. Practice comfort measures, and get “labor ready”....

Care philosophy

My services begin with you. I respect that each mama and family’s experience and journey is uniquely theirs. I value the privilege to learn about you, your desires and preferences and work with my clients to prepare for labor. I work with each woman to optimize her body physically and emotionally in order to feel confident and honor her own body’s physiology during childbirth.

Areas served

  • Santa Clara
  • San Mateo

Reviews

  • Mary
    August 3, 2022 at 10:53 am | Client review

    Rosevera was invaluable in supporting and leading us through the birth of our son. I wanted to have a minimal-intervention birth, and Rosevera was there to support the whole time during the labor, almost 24 hours starting at 2am! Rosevera was a great support to my husband, the medical staff, and especially to me in helping me emotionally and physically with moving and trying different positions. This was especially helpful in progressing the labor and allowing me to progress without an epidural. I give my strongest recommendation to Rosevera, you will be lucky if you can have her support at your birth!

$ flexible
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Stacy Avalos

CA

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 20 years experience

I have over 20 years of experience working with children. I have been a babysitter, nanny, coach, parent, grandparent, and teacher. I have been working with children who are in their early childhood developmental years and have become fond of working with newborns and their mothers through their fourth-trimester journey. It is only recently that I decided to become a professional doula in 2019. After working with many clients and their infants, it was a client who suggested that I look into the Postpartum Doula role. After my postpartum training with CAPPA, I decided to further my career and start working toward my labor and birth doula training, as well as becoming a new parent and childbirth educator.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that we all need support without judgment. I share evidence-based resources to educate you and your support partner to empower you to speak up and feel confident when approaching your care team. As your Doula, I will ensure you have every opportunity to make the best decisions possible for you and your child, so you can have the best possible outcome.

Areas served

  • San Jose CA, USA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • SF South Bay Area, CA
  • SF Peninsula Area, CA
  • Dublin, CA
  • Gilroy, CA
  • Livermore, CA
$ flexible
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Kirsten Junghans

Oakland, CA

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 5 years experience

Deverra Doula Support provides unbiased and educated support to all pregnant, birthing and postpartum individuals.

Care philosophy

Following the parents lead and offering advice and support as needed.

Areas served

  • Pleasanton
  • Livermore
  • Dublin
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Marin
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Elizabeth Rosbottom

San Diego, CA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Liz's practice is founded on education, respect, empowerment, non-judgement, and accessibility. She hopes to practices in diverse settings to learn about the birthing process within various cultural traditions. She aims to provide individualistic care, so each birthing person feels heard, respected, and honored throughout this powerful transition.

Care philosophy

Liz offers birth and postpartum doula services rooted in love, respect, and empowerment. She has recently worked internationally and learned from traditional midwives. She believes health care and support is a human right, and aims to serve families from all backgrounds. She has a background in nursing and is currently completing her Masters in Midwifery.

Areas served

  • Encinitas, CA
  • La Jolla, CA

Reviews

  • Mariana
    November 27, 2021 at 2:02 pm | Peer review

    Liz is a talented and knowledgeable doula with many years of experience! Liz has traveled worldwide and helped deliver babies internationally. She is able to connect with patients from every background with her soothing voice and calm demeanor. Liz is kind, patient, honest, dedicated, passionate, and good at what she does. Liz is trauma-informed and loves working with diverse families and birthing parents. I worked closely with Liz in hospitals and can confirm that all of her clients/patients appreciate and love her. Any family would be lucky to have Liz working with them.

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Shannon Cath

San Jose, CA

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 14 families supported • 4 years experience

During our prenatal visits, I support your choices and listen to your desires. I help you connect with your baby in an intuitive way, empathically guide you as you discover the parent you are becoming, help set up important support systems prior to the birth of your baby and much more! I also am a student midwife with the National Midwifery Institute and love sharing my midwifery learnings with my clients. I am trained and experienced in joyfully supporting: Homebirth, birth center birth, hospital birth, VBAC, Breech and ECV, LGBTQIA+, childbirth education, medication-free birth, epidural-supported birth, induction, IVF and fertility issues.

Care philosophy

My role as a birth doula is to create a safe space and empower all birthing persons to have a positive birth experience. I greatly enjoy working as a team with the birthing person, partner and caregivers.

Areas served

  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
$ flexible
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Carla Rocha

CA

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

My philosophy is “taking care of your family as my own” because I believe that making a good connection with my clients is important and my goal is to take care of you like my family. After listening to you, I will tailor my support to mirror your strengths and preferences, looking to help and provide evidence based support.

Care philosophy

Whether you have everything figured it out or you need help with everything Whether you feel empowered and confident or you feel like a mess Wether you’re in love and connected with your body or not so sure about what’s going on I’m here to listen and to offer you non-judgmental support, tailored to your preferences, because you’re the only one that knows what’s the best for your family.

Areas served

  • North Bay
  • East Bay
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette- CA

Reviews

  • Stella
    September 21, 2022 at 11:40 am | Client review

    As soon as we met Carla, I knew she was a good match for us. I felt like I’d known her for years and she was super open for our thoughts as well. She is the perfect balance of knowledgeable, kind, professional, and positive.

$ flexible
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Annie Spirka

CA

0 reviews • 18 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 18 families supported • 2 years experience

With a background in education and childcare, I bring with me a unique understanding for supporting transitional times for families and my focus is on your entire family unit as it grows and shifts. I believe in evidence based, trauma-informed care that centers your body autonomy, prioritizes your needs, and celebrates your existence. Drawing from my background in dance and massage therapy, I love combining therapeutic movement and bodywork to help you harness your strength and feel rooted through change. I’m here for you as a source of loving care, to help you make informed decisions, and to make sure you and your baby are fully supported and nourished throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Prenatally, my clients receive 2 prenatal sessions which include childbirth education, nutrition consulting & self care techniques as well as preparation for labor (including birth plan guidance, comfort measures, optimal labor positions, partner/support person guidance and coaching). We also cover postpartum planning and preparation prenatally. One prenatal will include a private yoga and guided relaxation session and one massage. I offer phone, text & email support starting the moment you hire me. I offer on-call support starting at 38 weeks and 24/7 continuous labor and birth support and immediate postpartum care at your birthing location. I include 1-2 postpartum home visits in my practice. This may include newborn care, new parent care, healing and recovery, sibling care, lactation support, light housekeeping and meal preparation. I offer hourly postpartum doula support separately as well, which focuses on taking care of you so you can take care of your baby. As your doula, I offer physical and emotional support, I help build your confidence, and I assist you in finding reassurance and joy in your prenatal, birth and postpartum experience. I’m here to prepare your body and mind for an empowered birth experience that lets you feel safe, trusting, and in control, every step of the way and sets you up for sustainability long into parenthood.

Care philosophy

I believe in evidence based education and nourishing, custom care tailored to your unique needs and desires. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that there is no “one size fits all” to the kind of support each birthing family requires. Through nurturing and unbiased care, I believe in bringing you the highest quality, holistic support backed by research and aligned with your goals.

Areas served

  • Oakland, CA
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Alameda, CA
  • Kensington, CA
  • Emeryville, CA
$ flexible
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Auriel Cerio-Bernstein

San Ramon, CA

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

I am a multi-generational, master psychic healer and have been serving families as a full spectrum Doula since 2017. It's my mission to provide knowledgeable, spirit led care and advocacy to all beings who have been called to traverse the transformative journeys of birth, rebirth, and beyond. No two paths are the same and I know that each journey requires unique care and attention. Whether you are currently pregnant, trying to manifest your spirit baby, or you're holding space for your baby as they pass through this dimension and on to the next, I'm here to help you and your family navigate this deeply transformative moment in time.

Care philosophy

I believe that peace on Earth begins with birth and I believe that each person who has come to the threshold of birth knows the best way to birth peacefully. No matter where or how you choose to give birth, you deserve to have a compassionate knowledgeable guide who will help you find your best path forward and advocate for your desires from bump to babe.

Areas served

  • East Bay Area
  • South Bay Area
  • Peninsula
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • North Bay Area

Reviews

  • Shaelynn
    October 26, 2022 at 11:03 am | Client review

    Having Auriel at my birth was like having an angel watching over me. She was so quietly attentive during my entire labor and didn’t give up on me even when the hours stretched on. Her energy is very grounding and I felt so safe near her. The continuous care she gave us after our baby was born was amazing, I don’t know how I would have handled those first few weeks without her.

$ flexible
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Amy Flores

CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

A Bay Area native, I became a Full Spectrum Doula because its something I wish I had when I gave birth with my daughter and while I was recovering at home from a cesarean birth. I want to support all types of families from single parents to families with multiple partners, through their fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum journeys. I can provide physical and emotional support for you and your partner(s) during these exciting and sometimes scary times.

Care philosophy

My mission is to support you through your Reproductive health, Pregnancy and Postpartum journeys. No matter your background or beliefs, your gender or sexuality, your race or your size. No matter your family dynamic. People and families are all different and in my eyes all equal.

Areas served

  • Contra Costa County
  • Solano County
  • Alameda County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
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Kelsey Dial

Novato, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello, I’m Kelsey Dial. I am 25 years old but have been told I’m an old soul with strong motherly love! I’ve been a nanny for 10 years and specially wanted to be a nanny or babysitter for the youngest babies I could possibly care for. I’ve always had a passion for newborn babies and pregnancy as it has always fascinated me. I love the miracle of life, educating on what to expect, how to prepare, and reminding the birthing person how capable they really are! You are strong, and your body is made to do this, it’s all a mental and physical process but your mindset is most important. The more accepting you are of the situation, calm, collected and relaxed the smoother your birth experience can be. That’s why it’s great to have a calm and collected supporting doula in the room, like me! I’m very mellow, easy going, accepting of everyone’s different opinions especially when it comes to their birth experience. There is no right or wrong way to give birth, it’s your experience and yours only. I am there to support you fully in whichever way you choose every step of the way. The support I use provides 3 prenatal sessions, 24/7 support in the last weeks of pregnancy, full birth support, as well as 1-2 home visits after the birth to check in on mom and baby. As well as supporting siblings. I have taken prenatal yoga classes, rebozo class, & prenatal essential oils class.

Care philosophy

Birth is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience. As your doula I am here 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 mom and baby healthy. I am here for your mental, emotional and physical help.

Areas served

  • San Rafael CA
  • San Francisco CA
  • Petaluma CA
  • Castro Valley CA
$ flexible
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India Tate

Emeryville, CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi All! My name is India, the face behind Eternal Blessings Doula Services and a mama to two little kings. Eternal Blessings Doula Services proudly services the East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma County, Napa Valley and other areas of Northern California. I am here to provide services to you and your family in any birth setting including, but not limited to hospital, home, birth center, medicated, non-medicated, water, cesarean, vbac, and Induction. I gained serious interest in birthwork after the pregnancy and birth of my son and believe it is very important to have as much support during this precious time in your life. Since then, I have felt it to be my calling to service women in my area. I am here to provide care to both mom and partner, provide comfort measure techniques, continual labor & delivery support, Lactation Support, Postpartum (after baby) support, and inform you of your options to make the best decision for how you want your birth – YES, you have options! My main goal as your doula is to be your personal cheerleader and provide you and your partner with the assistance needed, so that you can be confident in your birth.

Care philosophy

The most important thing to me is making sure my clients are educated and prepared for birth. By keeping a line of communication open and providing my clients with all the information needed, I am confident they will go in being prepared for the birth.

Areas served

  • San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, Sonoma County,
  • Napa Valley and other areas of Northern California
$ flexible
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Kara Rainsford

CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been passionate about women's health care for as long as I can remember! The innate strength of women and the miracle of birth has certainly helped shape my career thus far. In my nursing studies, I came to realize that not many women were aware of the many benefits of doula support. Access to doula care is not just important to me but has been shown to improve family outcomes and satisfaction. I want to be affordable and accessible to all women in the Bay Area, therefore I strive to offer services that meet your budget. While working as a doula, I also study nursing at Dominican University of California, in hopes of one day becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. Please visit my website at www.bayareaholisticbirthing.com/

Care philosophy

My philosophy surrounding doula work stems from the idea that women's bodies possess all the knowledge and strength needed for a successful labor and birth. Your body was made for this, and you are capable! I strongly support the notion that an optimal birth setting is one in which the mother feels safe, supported, and secure. As a holistic birth doula, I strive to provide a client-individualized

Areas served

  • San Francisco Bay Area
$ flexible
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Lydia-Carlie Tilus

San Mateo, CA

8 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

8 reviews • 40 families supported • 10 years experience

Hello! I'm Lydia-Carlie, and I'm on a mission to give pregnant people the holistic, supportive care, and education they deserve! From providing physical support through massage to giving insight as your body changes, emotional support through planning and preparing for labor and life after birth, and education so you can make informed choices for the birth you desire, I'm here for you. Whether you are looking for consistent massage therapy support throughout your pregnancy/postpartum recovery or a full birth support experience, I look forward to meeting you!

Care philosophy

My approach to your pregnancy care is centered on advocacy, communication, and education. pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information, and support during and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my services to fit your specific needs, as every pregnancy is different and unique. Payment plans are available for all packages.

Areas served

  • Half Moon Bay, Ca
  • South San Francisco, Ca
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • Daly City, Ca
  • Menlo Park, Ca
  • San Mateo, Ca
  • Redwood City, Ca
  • Atherton, Ca
  • Belmont, Ca
  • Pacifica, Ca

Reviews

  • Raelyn
    December 6, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    Lydia’a work is very thoughtful and knowledgeable. She worked with my family and I from the moment we found out we were expecting. Going into the experience as first time parents she helped us prepare every detail including birthing plans, delivery and postpartum care. We certainly will request her services for the next birth. Highly highly recommend!

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Amber Pearson

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

We are a group of skilled doulas to support you have the best experience possible. With years of experience and supporting hundreds of families, we have a lot of experience to support you have a relaxed and joyous journey ahead. We specialize in working with families who want a natural birth and a healthy recovery. We work with families all over the Bay Area.

Care philosophy

At Healthy Mamas, Healthy Babies we are dedicated to supporting you have a healthy, empowered, educated, and enjoyable birth and postpartum experience.

Areas served

  • Santa Rosa
  • San Francisco
  • Berkeley
  • Foster city
  • Oakland
  • Marin
  • Guillory
  • San Jose
$ flexible
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Teresa Silva

San Leandro, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

To be written.

Care philosophy

To be written.

Areas served

  • Fremont/Union City/Newark
  • Hayward
  • San Lorenzo/San Leandro
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley/Richmond
  • San Jose
  • Dublin/Pleasanton
  • San Francisco
$ flexible
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Leslie Jones

Fairfield, CA

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 5 years experience

My goal is to help the birthing parents with informational, physical and emotional support throughout their childbearing years. Every birthing parent deserves to feel empowered through the birthing process. Our bodies have been made for this purpose and our babies know how to be born. Trust birth.

Care philosophy

I strive to provide comprehensive care to families for all their childbirth needs. I offer birth doula services as well as childbirth education in Solano County and beyond.

Areas served

  • Fairfield
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Napa
  • Davis
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
$ flexible
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Kia Gianni Thigpen

Berkeley, CA

0 reviews • 45 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 45 families supported • 2 years experience

I work to provide compassionate, non-judgemental, aware and evidence-based support and resources for all my clients and appreciate the different shapes and sizes birth preferences, birth journeys and families can come in. I began my birth work in the Bay Area of California and received my birth and postpartum doula certification through Doula Training International. I practiced doula work in the Bay Area and New York. I am CPR/AED certified, have a background in Neurobiology, Education, Global Poverty, newborn nannying and nursing support and have built a robust birthing community (lactation consultants, midwives, OBGYNs, photographers, therapist, LGBTQ+ friendly centers, childcare providers, prenatal yoga, etc) in the East Bay down through Palo Alto and in San Francisco where I serve. I see community as a strength all birthing people should be able to benefit from and continue to offer low-cost/sliding scale support to achieve this goal.

Care philosophy

I believe you already possess the necessary tools to bring life into this world and view my role as your doula—a culturally competent emotional, physical and educational support, active listener and protector of your rights and wishes—as a hands-on comfort and confidence booster your family can use to reach your birthing and parenting goals.

Areas served

  • East Bay
  • San Francisco
$ flexible
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Thea Lemaster

Oakland, CA

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

Thea’s role as a doula is steeped in authenticity and advocacy. She believes in community-based care, reproductive justice, and bodily autonomy for all! As a mixed-race, queer birth worker, Thea is committed to offering inclusive care. She values centering her trauma-informed approach to each individual’s unique needs, so her clients may feel seen and heard. Many modalities are woven into her role as a birth worker. Thea’s intersecting identities as an advocate, herbalist, Montessorian, and lactation educator all play an integral role in the care she provides. Her services are rooted in her education on the sociology of the family, evidence based research, and traditional indigenous practices. Through the transformative experiences that come with pregnancy, Thea is here to stand beside her clients with an empathetic ear and tender heart. Together, they cultivate a sense of connection, honor their experiences as personal power, and navigate the profound experience of bringing a life earthside. Outside of being a doula, you’ll find Thea spending time with her partner and their cat in their cozy Oakland apartment. Her most joyful moments involve the outdoors, 35mm film photography, and loved ones.

Care philosophy

Reverent, reliable care for all - for every reproductive choice and outcome. Bringing the sacred and ceremony back into birth, postpartum, termination, and loss. Treating all clients with dignity and tenderness. Offering support through the lens of trauma-informed care and harm reduction. The basis of All Encompassing Doula Services is reproductive justice and bodily autonomy for all!

Areas served

  • Oakland
  • Berkeley
  • Albany
  • El Cerrito
  • Lafayette
  • Orinda
  • Hayward
  • San Leandro
  • Union City
  • Walnut Creek
  • San Lorenzo
  • El Sobrante
  • San Francisco
  • Piedmont
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Kirsten Dudley

San Francisco, CA

0 reviews • 117 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 117 families supported • 20 years experience

I am the mum of 6 beautiful children and each and every birth was unique whether it was at home, a birthing centre, or in a hospital. The level of care I received definitely impacted my birth experience and I really feel every mum should feel safe and in control of her choices, as much as she can when she is going through one of the most unique and special moments in their life. I breastfed all my children and have helped others to learn how easy and beautiful it is with the right support. This is why I feel I can help support you and your family whether it be before, during or after the birth, and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you.

Care philosophy

As a mum of 6, I know how every birth journey can be different. I believe that the care surrounding your pregnancy should have a focus on the entire family. I like to make sure that all questions are asked and answered during your pregnancy and labor so you can make educated decisions along the way. I am here to support whatever decisions you make, this is your birth journey.

Areas served

  • Bay Area
  • East Bay
  • Marin
  • San Francisco
  • Sonoma
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Grace Klein

CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I'm Grace. My pronouns are she & her. I live and work in the Bay Area, and I would love to be your birth & postpartum doula. I became an abortion counselor & doula in 2012, and have been working in the reproductive health & justice movement ever since. Over the years, I've learned from ups & downs in modern healthcare, seen a rich diversity of experiences with pregnancy, and witnessed how listening to someone with curiosity and authenticity builds a connection that enriches us both. ​I trained with Doula Trainings International to become a birth & postpartum doula in 2019, and am now in practice as Doula with Grace. Please visit my website or contact me directly to learn more. I look forward to connecting!

Care philosophy

I work to help more people move through birth and new parenthood with dignity, compassion, and joy. No one should have to feel alone, uninformed, or surrounded by strangers telling them how their mind, body, and heart *should* feel as they bring their baby into the world. My philosophy is this: You deserve to be supported completely. I believe in you. And together, we’ve totally got this.

Areas served

  • East Bay
  • San Francisco
  • Marin County
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Teri Nava-Anderson

Walnut Creek, CA

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

The Harmony Doula Group is a team of certified childbirth and postpartum specialists with over 40 years of combined experienced, offering childbirth and lactation education, birth and postpartum doula and concierge services, placenta encapsulation, herbal blends and professional aromatherapy consults. We work in collaboration with a network of chiropractors, pelvic floor therapists, sexual health experts and more to help support you in your postpartum healing.

Care philosophy

Most people only birth a few times, we offer emotional and physical support and evidence-based information to support you in having your best birth, whatever that looks like for you.

Areas served

  • Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Tracy
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Shoshana Friedman-Hawk

Berkeley, CA

0 reviews • 125 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 125 families supported • 8 years experience

Each birth is as individual as the person birthing, and each family has desires and dreams and hopes for the birth of their child. As a Doula, I am there to support you and your partner in your desires for your birth. I firmly believe that as a Doula my role is to support both the birthing person and their partner in having the birth that they desire. Through education and information, so that they can make informed choices. Through emotional support, so that they have the confidence to believe in themselves and the choices they make. Through physical comfort measures, so that the experience of childbirth can be more fully enjoyed.

Care philosophy

Each birth is as individual as the person birthing. Each family has desires and dreams and hopes for the birth of their child. As a Doula, I am there to support you and your partner in your desires for your birth. Be it a hospital or home birth, drug-free or with an epidural, VBAC or cesarean birth. The birth you desire is the birth I support.

Areas served

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County

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 Fremont, CA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Fremont, CA 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 Fremont, CA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Fremont, CA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Fremont, CA 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 Fremont, CA to be $1,214, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of California. The cost of a doula in Fremont, CA can range from $997 to $1,431. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Fremont, CA 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 Fremont, CA; 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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