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Found 44 Pros in Garland, TX, USA | Birth doula support
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Katie McKinney

Frisco, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Clem Love

Sherman, TX

9 reviews • 35 families supported • 8 years experience

9 reviews • 35 families supported • 8 years experience

I am a passionate advocate for birthing and lactating individuals, drawing from own personal experiences during the pregnancy and birth of my two children. I witnessed first hand how not having someone to hold space for you during your most sacred journey can impact your birth story for ever. I vow to be the one in the room to speak up when the space is not being honored. I hope to provide you with access to resources so you can not only make decisions, but be able to self advocate with the providers you are working with (including myself!).

Care philosophy

I leverages my expertise in non-verbal and verbal communication to provide compassionate and empathetic support to my clients. I actively bridges cultural norms to help my clients reconnect with their birthing and lactation goals, promoting equity and understanding within communities. I strongly believe that having knowledge will help you make the best choice for your family.

Areas served

  • Grayson County, Texas
  • North Dallas, Texas
  • Durant, OK
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Des Moines, IA

Reviews

  • Kia
    May 2, 2024 at 7:26 am | Peer review

    Clem is knowledgeable about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn feeding. She is a passionate advocate and has a great, inviting personality. Her work for moms and families is invaluable.

$ flexible
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Phoebe Nelson

Plano, TX

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

Pregnancy started the largest transformation for me. I made a decision to be intentional. Intentional about how my kids would enter this world and how I would raise them every day after that. I had two unmedicated home births in which incredible midwifes and my husband supported me. Neither were that magical water birth I dreamt of but both were incredibly powerful. You can read about the birth of Cleo (my first, 57 hour labor) and the birth of Nova (my second, the power of affirmations). I’ve been breastfeeding since 2017 continuously, breastfed through my second pregnancy. and tandem fed. While I went in thinking we’d breastfeed for 12 month, the connection and support I had with my girls during breastfeeding (and the ease after those painful first weeks) made me continue on and learn all about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. I am a certified doula, certified birth education, and lactation mentor. However, the passion I have for birth work goes much further than any one certification could show. I geek out over this stuff and am the odd dinner guest who talks about the magic and energy of women especially during this transformative period of motherhood.

Care philosophy

We believe birth should be grounded, supported, and rooted. Grounded in intuition and trust in your own body. Supported emotionally and physically by those whom you trust into your birth circle. Rooted in knowledge from the women that came before you for centuries and the sciences that has shed light onto whats happening under the surface.

Areas served

  • Dallas, Collin, Denton, Grayson, and Hunt County

Reviews

  • Alla
    August 28, 2023 at 12:30 am | Client review

    From the very beginning of my pregnancy and through the postpartum period, Phoebe’s presence was invaluable. She was not just a doula; she became a dependable friend who stood by my side through every step of my journey.

    Phoebe’s ability to listen attentively and empathize with my experiences made her an invaluable support system. During moments of uncertainty and challenges, she provided a compassionate and empathetic ear, helping me calm my nerves when I needed it most.

    Her knowledge in prenatal and postpartum care was evident in every interaction. Phoebe’s insights and advice helped me make well-informed decisions for both myself and my baby when I was most vulnerable.

    I can’t recommend Phoebe enough to anyone embarking on their own journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Her knowledge, genuine caring nature, and unwavering dedication make her the perfect doula for this significant chapter in your life. With Phoebe by your side, you’ll experience invaluable support!

$ flexible
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Britysh Brashears

Ennis, TX

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 6 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 6 years experience

Hello, My name is Britysh Brashears and I am a certified birth doula thru Birth Boot Camp. I started doing Doula work back in 2017, I received my certificate in March 2023. I have been a nanny over the course of the past 9 years, newborns are my specialty. I also have 3 children of my own. I offer the following to best suit your needs: Non judgmental support. Family centered approach. Holistic care. Empowerment. Presence. Emotional support. Information sharing. Proactive guidance. Resources and referrals. Comfort measures and physical support. Logistical support.

Care philosophy

Women centered birth. The emotional aspects of pregnancy. Labor and birth. The signs of pregnancy. Mom's well being mentally, physically and emotionally, during pregnancy, labor, child birth and post partum. Post partum care. Newborn. Breastfeeding. Relationships with significant other and siblings.

Areas served

  • DFW Areas
  • Mid-Cities

Reviews

  • Jennifer
    May 21, 2023 at 1:55 am | Client review

    Britysh is amazing. Very good at communication and making sure everyone is on the same page. She was an amazing advocate for my daughter!

$ flexible
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Liv Gordon

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My intention is always to provide holistic, compassionate, loving and comforting emotional and mental support that empowers every birthing person, family, or individual experiencing a reproductive event. When my son was born, I had an inconvenient realization - that although I had spent hours and hours researching during my pregnancy, I still didn’t quite understand how birth and newborn care worked. Like most new parents and families, I was overwhelmed and unsure. Often, this is how many of us feel throughout our reproductive journeys. I am a full-spectrum doula which means I support you throughout the various paths in your reproductive life - abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I strive to create a calm and understanding environment for you to learn, connect with yourself, and have the most positive experience possible. Outside of being a full-spectrum doula, I am also in the licensure process to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. That means your mental health throughout your support process is always front and center. My mission is to support your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health no matter where you are in your experience. Your holistic health is imperative to having a positive experience. I love pouring into others and supporting people on their journeys to nurturing themselves. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to our birthing and reproductive goals. Let’s discover together what you dream for your experience and how you feel you are best supported - let’s find the nurturing you deserve!

Care philosophy

I believe our bodies should be strongly protected. and ever more our voices pertaining to our bodies. Our wellness, safety, and healthcare should be optimized. We should be supported and nurtured as we go through our journeys with our bodies. My role as your doula is to help you explore your options, advocate for your needs and intentions, and hold your hand through any stage of your journey.

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
$ flexible
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Caitlin Flores

North Richland Hills, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

TX

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • We serve the entire DFW Metroplex.

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Faith Ramirez

Rowlett, TX

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • North Texas
  • Dallas, TX

Reviews

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

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

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Yashnika Leveille

Arlington, TX

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 4 years experience

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 4 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Reviews

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

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

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Arlene Salazar

TX

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

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Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • DFW Metroplex
  • North Fort Worth
$ flexible
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Andrea Jai

Arlington, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 10 years experience

I had been doing the doula work LONG before I even knew what a doula was. I just knew that I loved the process of bringing forth life and assisting mothers during the process. My doula life was birth out of my friends allowing me to be present for them. Learning how to best serve them in pregnancy, I would research tips on breathing, non-medical pain management, breastfeeding, and more. To make sure that every mother I support feels like the strong birthing woman she was born to be.

Care philosophy

As a doula, I help with informational, physical, and emotional support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. Please send me a message for more information on my care philosophy

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Keller
  • Grand Prairie
  • Euless
  • Irving
  • Addison
  • Richardson
  • Plano
$ flexible
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Hannah Honor

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 6 years experience

My passion for creating safer ecosystems for oppressed people extends to Honored Wellness, a full-spectrum doula practice. Honored Wellness provides support to families across the United States, with a particular focus on the multiply marginalized. I received my certification from Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings in 2019 and have since supported individuals, families, and communities in births, abortions, and postpartum care. I provide herbal wellness with evidence-based care, holistically supporting parents, babies, and communities. My expertise includes comprehensive birth support (from conception to postpartum), childbirth education, birth preparation, family building, and abortion support.

Care philosophy

As a social worker, organizer, educator, and doula, I incorporate diverse, trauma-informed practices in my work to provide a holistic, accessible, and safe environment for families and clients. My praxis is rooted in cultural humility and I approach most work with curiosity. I am evidence based with an emphasis on holistic practices for birth success.

Areas served

  • DFW Area
  • United States
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Rae Koonce

McKinney, TX

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 13 years experience

Welcome to the Center of Pelvic Excellence, where we believe in empowering you throughout your pregnancy and birth journey. While the incredible work of bringing a new life into the world is uniquely yours, we understand that the path doesn't have to be walked alone. Our approach integrates the invaluable support of a doula with the transformative benefits of pelvic floor therapy, creating a holistic and unparalleled experience for mothers-to-be. We recognize that each pregnancy is a unique and personal journey, and our mission is to ensure you feel supported, cared for, and prepared as you approach the birth of your little one. At the Center of Pelvic Excellence, our commitment goes beyond the clinical aspects of physical therapy. We strive to provide comprehensive support by combining the emotional, educational, and physical elements of care. Our goal is to be your steadfast companions from pregnancy through birth and well into the postpartum period. Here's how we aim to support you: Emotional Support: Pregnancy and childbirth can be emotionally charged experiences. Our doulas are here to offer a compassionate presence, listening ear, and encouragement to help you navigate the ups and downs of this transformative journey. Educational Resources: Knowledge is power. We provide you with resources, research, and education to empower you in making informed choices for both birth and parenting. Understanding your options is key, and we are dedicated to equipping you with the information you need. Physical Well-being: Our specialized pelvic floor therapy is designed to address and enhance your physical well-being. Whether you're dealing with pelvic health concerns or aiming for optimal comfort during childbirth, our experienced practitioners are here to guide you. Comprehensive Care: We are honored to be by your side at every stage – from the early days of pregnancy through the intensity of childbirth and into the postpartum period. Our team is committed to ensuring you receive the comprehensive care you deserve. Your journey is unique, and our team at the Center of Pelvic Excellence is here to celebrate and support your choices. Feel free to reach out to us at 817 381 5177, [email protected] or www.copept.com to start a conversation about how we can tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Thank you for considering the Center of Pelvic Excellence – where your well-being is our top priority.

Care philosophy

At the Center of Pelvic Excellence, we understand the importance of comprehensive care during the transformative stages of life. Whether you're seeking support for pelvic health concerns or exploring options for a holistic approach to childbirth, our team is here to guide and support you on your journey.

Areas served

  • Mckinney
  • Frisco
  • Plano
  • North Texas
  • Prosper
  • Celina
  • Dallas
  • Irving

Reviews

  • Javeria
    February 26, 2024 at 8:59 am | Client review

    Ray is amazing! So happy to have her throughout the whole journey of my pregnancy and delivery.

$ flexible
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Qunitina Etier

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I love working with expectant parents and their families to help them navigate the birth and labor process. I look at each new birth as a unique experience and in return I provide parents with the encouragement and motivation they need. I service people from all walks of life especially black and brown people & LGBTQ+ and queer individuals.

Care philosophy

I believe in putting the birthing person’s wants and needs first to make their experience on this journey the most enjoyable. I love helping them advocate for themselves and providing resources and options for their birth even if that means I have to outsource them.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Grapevine, Plano, Frisco, Prosper
  • Dallas
$ flexible
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Lauren Manolescu

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 65 families supported • 19 years experience

0 reviews • 65 families supported • 19 years experience

I believe that getting to know your family better, helps me to better serve you. I offer more visits, more support and that includes evidence-based education, holistic and natural non medical alternatives , pregnancy support, birth support, and postpartum support.

Care philosophy

I believe every family is unique and every birth is unique. I offer unbiased support, always, in whatever you choose for your birth. You’re the main character of your birth story.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arlington, Texas
  • Benbrook, Texas
  • Weatherford, Texas
  • Cleburne, Texas
  • Mansfield, Texas
  • Crowley, Texas
  • Lake Worth, Texas
  • Allen, Texas
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Ashley Cutchen

Waxahachie, TX

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

My primary role is a wife and stay at home mommy, but I take a limited number of clients in the south DFW area. How I started my doula career is actually after my first birth (a loss). I had an unmedicated birth, and felt empowered by the strength of my body (even in the midst of such a difficult season). I began my certification (Doulaversity) soon after and finished it along with my first, pre-certification births shortly before my third birth (second live birth). I started taking clients as a certified doula in August of 2022, and I have loved it! Doula-ing brings me such joy and life. Personally, I have experienced a stillbirth, a hospital birth with an OBGYN, a home birth transfer from a CPM to CNMs in-hospital, and as a high risk mama due to a genetic disorder, I understand how it can feel to have limited birth options. As a result, I am passionate about supporting all births and providing resources for an empowered birth in and out of hospital. I’ve seen the beauty of midwifery and honor and love our local midwives. I also see the benefits and life-saving measures offered in hospitals. I love helping moms navigate which place is suitable for their birth type and create a birth plan that brings them confidence and understanding. I am also certifying as a childbirth educator because I am so passionate about learning and teaching evidence-based birth practices and want to share that love with my clients and community.

Care philosophy

I believe that women deserve support and they deserve to understand the benefits and risks of “normal” birthing practices and interventions that happen in hospitals as well as the benefits of physiological birth. Women deserve access to community resources and services regardless of location. Women need more than just prenatal care; postpartum is tough! I am also a Christ-follower!

Areas served

  • South Dallas Fort Worth and Ellis County

Reviews

  • Trisha
    May 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm | Peer review

    As the instructor and mentor for Ashley, I highly recommend her to support families through their pregnancies and birth. Ashley has demonstrated a great deal of passion and knowledge in the field and has been dedicated to empowering families throughout the process. Her caring and compassionate approach will make a positive impact on the lives of any family she works with.

$ flexible
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M Hardwick

TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Dallas, TX

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

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 • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 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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Rachel Bruursema

McKinney, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am Rachel Bruursema, a professionally trained doula and mental health counselor. I support clients and families throughout the perinatal period - from TTC and fertility treatments, through pregnancy, birth, and the first months of parenthood. New to the Dallas area and currently completing certification with DONA International, I am offering a special rate to my next 5 clients. The perinatal period is a season of change, when you open up to love and joy. However, with it can come uncertainty and overwhelm. My goal is to ease the anxiety that often accompanies this period by providing curated, evidence-based information, challenging the perceived judgment of birth and early parenting decisions, and empowering my clients and families to identify and make the choices that best align with their values and unique needs. With the combination of my experience as a counselor, knowledge of mind-body approaches to stress, and comprehensive training in perinatal support, I will help you and your family revel in the good, navigate the challenges, and accept the process. A mother myself, I also draw from personal experiences with pregnancy complications, unmedicated birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum depression. This is one of the most meaningful journeys in life, and I can wait to help you shape that meaning and create the beautiful experience you deserve.

Care philosophy

I support birthing persons and families on all birth journeys with compassionate care and an affirming calm. I bring the values and ethics of professional counseling into my doula work, and feel passionate about the support I can offer in both roles. As a counselor, I help clients heal in a sacred space away from their lives. As a doula, I will help you and baby thrive in the midst of your life.

Areas served

  • Frisco-McKinney and surrounding areas
$ flexible
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Sarafia Mitchell

Mansfield, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Andrea Franklin

TX

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Nationwide for virtual services
  • Tarrant County
  • Dallas County

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Leah Demar

Haltom City, TX

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Fort WORTH
  • BURLESON
  • CROWLEY
  • ARLINGTON

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Julia Muci

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Dallas Area
$ flexible
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Sarah Ross

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

TX

5 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

5 reviews • 20 families supported • 5 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Cassie Lewis

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Maria Pokluda

Dallas, TX

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth Denton Frisco Mckinney Plano

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Tab’itha Israel

TX

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • HEB
  • Dallas

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 Garland, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Garland, TX and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Garland, TX in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Garland, TX. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Garland, TX doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a doula in Garland, TX is NA, but typically ranges from NA to NA. These costs are based on a representative group of doulas surveyed by Meela in the Garland and Dallas areas. The average cost of a doula in Garland, TX is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Texas, which is $914.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Garland, TX is NA the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Garland, TX, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Garland, TX: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Garland, TX, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Garland, TX can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Garland, TX does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Garland, TX will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Garland, TX can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Garland, TX; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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