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Found 11 Pros in Gastonia, NC, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Elisa Estrella

Charlotte, NC

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I love being a doula. In fact when my friends and family hear that I have studied to be a certified doula, they smile and say, you will make a great doula. why? because I have that positive loving energy that makes everyone feel at ease. They also say that I have a take charge personality when I need to step up. I always get the job done. Maybe that's true because for the last 15 years I have worked as a health care consultant project manager. I understand healthcare from many different levels. I bring that professionalism to my work as a doula.

Care philosophy

Everyone may be able to share their birth experience, but yours is a unique experience. I want to provide you with the tools you need to have the experience you most want for yourself and for your family. We can build it together.

Areas served

  • Metro Charlotte Area

Reviews

  • Wendy
    May 19, 2023 at 11:23 am | Peer review

    I am Elisa’s instructor in her Birth Doula training at International Doula Institute. She successfully completed the training with an overall score of 100%! Elisa is fully prepared with the knowledge and skillset to provide in-depth support to her pregnant and birthing clients.

$ flexible
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Aiesha Draughton

Charlotte, NC

7 reviews • 10 families supported • 7 years experience

7 reviews • 10 families supported • 7 years experience

As a doula with seven years of experience in newborn and infant care, I understand the unique challenges that families face during the postpartum period. My philosophy is centered around providing compassionate care and guidance to help families navigate this exciting and challenging time. My primary focus is on newborn and infant care. Whether you're chest-feeding or bottle-feeding, I offer support and guidance to help you feel confident and empowered. I can also help with bathing, diapering, and other everyday tasks that come with caring for a newborn. I also offer meal prep and planning services. I know that finding time to cook healthy meals can be tough when you're caring for a newborn. I can also help with light housekeeping tasks, so parents can focus on bonding with their little ones. In addition to practical support, I offer emotional support and guidance to help parents adjust to their new roles. I know that the postpartum period can be overwhelming and emotional, so I'm always here to listen and offer words of encouragement. Even if in-home care is not something you are looking for, I can help with errands and other tasks that may be difficult to manage with a newborn or little ones. Whether you need help with grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions, or running other errands, I'm here to help. Overall, my goal as a doula is to offer comprehensive support that addresses all of your needs during this exciting and challenging time. Whether you're a first-time parent or you're just needing an extra set of hands , I'm here to help you feel confident and empowered as you navigate this new chapter of your life.

Care philosophy

I love connecting with families and find joy in working with newborns and infants. I think people of all backgrounds deserve support during the postpartum period and I strive to provide compassionate care to help parents navigate this exciting and challenging time. My practice centers around respecting each family's unique needs and preferences, while offering guidance and practical support.

Areas served

  • Charlotte
  • Mount Holly
  • Belmont
  • Fort Mill
  • Rock Hill

Reviews

  • Raven
    March 12, 2024 at 6:26 pm | Client review

    Aiesha provides such valuable support during the postpartum period. We work together remotely, and even though we live in different states, I feel like I can rely on her for a wide range of resources. She is knowledgeable about the care that infants need as well as evidence-based strategies to support them, and she is incredibly empathetic to mothers and their needs as well. She normalizes and holds space for all my feelings as a new mother, offers advice on how to navigate the challenges of raising a rapidly-growing baby, and always respects my opinions and boundaries when problem solving with me. If only I was lucky enough to live near her and receive all the additional support she can provide to her local clients! I truly enjoy the expertise and camaraderie I find in working with Aiesha, and I believe any new family would be lucky to receive her services!

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Tanisha Scott

Charlotte, NC

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello everyone, my name is Tanisha and I am Charlotte, NC based prenatal, perinatal and postpartum doula. I provide care for all families, including LGBT, surrogate/adoption, single mothers, young mothers and BIPOC. I decided to become a doula after working in healthcare and becoming a mother myself. I have had two children- one in Germany and one here in the US. Seeing the differences in the health care system and how mothers are being provided for made me want to step up and provided support. I have personally had a cesarean and vaginal birth and can understand the nerve behind both experiences. Feel free to reach out to me to see if I am good fit for you and what you are looking for.

Care philosophy

I believe in providing the expected care for those expecting. This is an amazing transitional time in you and your family's life. You deserve all the support to ensure that you have a happy, safe and desired birth.

Areas served

  • All of Charlotte
  • Gastonia
  • Concord

Reviews

  • Christine
    September 22, 2022 at 11:18 am | Client review

    Working with Tanisha was amazing. I didn’t have a doula for my first child but I opted to use one for my second child. Tanisha was a huge help. We love her.

$ flexible
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Zelle Land

Charlotte, NC

1 reviews • 30 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 30 families supported • 5 years experience

I came into birth work in 2018, I have always wanted to support pregnant people and think that being a witness to birth is one of the greatest gifts of life. Before birth work, I was a preschool teacher for a number of years. My doula services are evidence based and I make sure my clients are supported throughout their pregnancy and postpartum. I provide postpartum services as well as birth doula services. I have been trained in the Rebozo technique to provide pain management throughout the labor process. Aside from the Rebozo I also have been trained in trauma informed care and provide support for pregnancy and infant loss. I am intuitive and nurturing and that shows through my support I give each client.

Care philosophy

Empowering and educating pregnant people through my nurturing and evidence based resources. I believe that feeling supported and having all the information during your pregnancy and labor is an important role that I, as a doula, will provide. Whichever way you decide to labor I will be there to hold the space and make sure you feel empowered, supported, and confident.

Areas served

  • Charlotte Area

Reviews

  • Kymberlie
    September 3, 2022 at 11:09 am | Peer review

    I had the privilege of having Zelle as a doula with my agency, Redwood Doulas, and as my birth partner with clients. She is warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, funny, and has a calm about her that soothes clients and babies. She is wonderful at attuning to a client and anticipating their needs, is a wonderful cook, and became a trusted member of the family for each of the clients she worked with. I can’t fully express how impressed I am at her skillset in supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Hire her, you will not be disappointed.

$ flexible
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Kristin Gunner

Kannapolis, NC

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Kristin Gunner, and I'm a certified Birth, Postpartum, and Bereavement Doula serving Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. I became a doula after listening to the stories of friends and family members who have given birth. Most wished they had better support during their pregnancies, and I know they deserved better. I wanted to offer support to new parents and help them feel safe in their most vulnerable moments. I offer birth, postpartum (daytime only), and bereavement support.

Care philosophy

My goal is to ensure you feel supported, heard, and empowered. I want you to feel confident in your decisions, knowing you always have someone on your side.

Areas served

  • Cabarrus County, NC
  • Mecklenburg County , NC
  • Rowan County, NC
  • Gaston County, NC
  • Union County, NC
  • Iredell County, NC
  • Stanley County, NC
  • Catawba County, NC

Reviews

  • Katelyn
    April 30, 2024 at 6:49 am | Client review

    Kristin assisted me through my pregnancy and postpartum! She was very reliable and always available for the MANY questions that come with being pregnant for the first time! She helped me feel more prepared than I could’ve imagined. She informed me of many options for my birthing experience that I was not even aware of then helped me set up my birth plan! Kristin also stayed the first few nights that I was home with my sweet baby girl as I was recovering from the emergency C-section. My husband had to help me a lot so it was a relief to have someone trustworthy and knowledgeable to help with my newborn. I would highly recommend Kristin to anyone seeking support during their pregnancy and postpartum! I will 100% be using her services again whenever the time comes for a second child!! Thank you so much New Day Doula Support for everything you did for my little family!

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Sarah Herbein

Morganton, NC

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

The name of my business comes from a quote attributed to Mother Theresa: "We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love." The postpartum period is filled with moments like this. Thousands of small actions, acting with love and care over and over. All of my services are available to grieving parents on a pay-what-you-can basis Each family will have different goals, preferences, and needs after the birth of a child (whatever the outcome), and the services I provide reflect that. You can choose between virtual consultations and in-person doula support, as well as scheduling from one day of care to months! I have experience with preemies, cloth diapering, baby wearing, and more! I am a NICU mom with 2 kids, and I am vaccinated and boosted against COVID.

Care philosophy

I believe that holistic support for the entire family, not just physical care of the baby, is vital during the postpartum period. I have deep respect for both traditional knowledge and modern science, and I utilize both. My goal is not to tell you how to parent, but rather provide resources and walk with you as you move through this life-changing experience.

Areas served

  • Hickory, NC
  • Lenoir, NC
  • Marion, NC
  • Valdese, NC
  • Granite Falls, NC
  • Newton, NC
  • Conover, NC

Reviews

  • Casey
    April 18, 2023 at 11:45 am | Client review

    Sarah assisted me with postnatal questions and care. She truly listens to understand and knowledgably helped me learn what I needed to prepare for the postnatal season. She patiently answered all of my (many) questions about breastfeeding, infant sleeping, postpartum body changes, etc., and connected me with the resources needed. Thanks to Sarah, my anxiety went down as the fear of the unknown and that I was “missing” something disappeared. I highly recommend her! She is someone you want by your side!

$ flexible
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SaH Tyehimba

Charlotte, NC

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I am down to earth & I value personable connections. I was drawn to birth work when I was 16, supporting a friend when she didn't have any. Supporting families during this special time is such a sacred journey that I am honored to be apart of. I take a more holistic approach to how I support families, both for Birth & Postpartum support. I offer assistance in helping you develop a Birth Plan, Practice different movements that support you during your pregnancy & Labor, Support partners in their role of supporting you, yoga & birthing techniques, & labor support wherever you choose to birth/deliver. I offer assistance with postpartum planning & care which will include infant assistance & breastfeeding support. 

Care philosophy

I aim to provide a supportive & enlightened experience that will leave you feeling like Royalty. I promote connecting to your MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT during this sacred, life changing experience.

Areas served

  • Huntersville
  • Gastonia
  • Mount Holly
  • Belmont
  • Pineville
  • Concord

Reviews

  • Morenike
    November 18, 2022 at 11:28 am | Peer review

    SaKhet is a caring and genuine person. She supports her clients with concern and compassion. As a birth and postpartum doula she has demonstrated that she knows how to advocate and support while staying within her scope of practice.

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Deleah Woody

Charlotte, NC

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 9 years experience

Deleah has been providing families with care and support since 2015. She provides full-spectrum doula care starting from conception and lasting through the baby's first year. Deleah will meet you where you're at and help you build a support plan to help you feel comfortable and at ease.

Care philosophy

Hickory Family Doulas is dedicated to the providing highest standards of postpartum support delivered with empathy, authenticity, and unbiased care. We provide professional doula support that is personalized for every family we support.

Areas served

  • Charlotte
  • Davidson
  • Cornelius
  • Pineville
  • Huntersville
  • Matthews
  • Gastonia
  • Indian Trail
  • Mint Hill
  • Asheville
$ flexible
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Staci Campbell

Cornelius, NC

3 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

3 reviews • 500 families supported • 12 years experience

www.thestatesvilledoula.com My passion for birth work began after the somewhat traumatic birth of my oldest in 2010. I left that birth with what I had believed to be empowerment but soon after, realized the empowerment I felt was based off of my consistently advocating for and defending myself in the birth space. I realized we shouldn't HAVE to fight for how we want to birth in order to feel a false sense of empowerment. Once I had this epiphany, I felt in my heart of hearts that I never wanted another birthing person to have to jump through hurdles to have the birth they desire. Now, I support all birthing people and their families through this journey called birth and I ABSOLUTELY respect and honor the process and the family. I finally went on to have two more completely healing water births and actually base the healing on becoming informed after my first birth. The well known quote "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life," is my mantra. I love what I do, I love the people I meet, and I am humbled and honored to witness families being born or growing. In 2010, after the birth of my oldest daughter, I signed up with DONA as a birth doula. Since then, I have constantly immersed myself in all things pregnancy and birth. Once I moved to North Carolina, I decided that I needed a more inclusive and comprehensive training and decided to train through Bebo Mia, a Canadian based doula training agency. Through them, I grew as a person and as a doula and truly feel as though I am able to provide COMPLETELY unbiased and evidence based care and research to each and every person and family I meet. At the same time, I trained and certified as a placenta specialist through IPPA, International Placenta and Postpartum Association. Recently, I became certified as a stillbirthday birth and bereavement doula offering bereavement services and support to those who experience a loss in any trimester of their pregnancy. Lastly (but not least), I am a trained Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula supporting families who choose hypnosis for childbirth. ​

Care philosophy

www.thestatesvilledoula.com I am a strong believer in birthers, babies and the inherent wisdom and instinctual capabilities within all of us to give birth in the way that suits us best. I believe in birth and I believe in support during birth. You know how best to birth your baby, whether it be via cesarean birth, vaginal birth, water birth, or fully medicated birth and I am here to support you.

Areas served

  • Charlotte, NC
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Hickory, NC
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Concord, NC
  • Statesville, NC
  • Davidson, NC

Reviews

  • Melissa
    April 5, 2021 at 2:52 pm | Client review

    With Covid visitor restrictions, I knew my husband and I needed additional support for our birth. Due to Staci being a verified doula through our local hospital system, she was able to attend in person. It was an amazing experience. She not only supported me, she supported my husband in the ways he needed. Her presence helped me to have a calm and successful VBAC. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for support!

$ flexible
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Shannon Dent

Charlotte, NC

3 reviews • 13 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 13 families supported • 3 years experience

Shannon specializes in helping women have a natural birth at home, birth center or in the hospital.

Care philosophy

Shannon Dent is a holistic doula in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her care is centered around the mother's needs. She provides physical and emotional birth support through massage, movement, nutrition, and childbirth education. With a background in Midwifery and Natural Birth, she helps mothers stay calm and confident throughout their pregnancy and labor.

Areas served

  • Charlotte North Carolina
  • Statesville North Carolina
  • Pineville, North Carolina

Reviews

  • Lauren
    November 30, 2022 at 11:18 am | Client review

    I found Shannon before I was pregnant and I knew I wanted her to be my doula whenever the time came . I loved her holistic approach to pregnancy and motherhood. She is so sweet and I would leave every meeting together with more confidence in myself and my body to have a natural birth. I credit her skills for helping me progress through labor fairly quickly for a first time mom. Her postpartum visits are everything a new mom needs with a newborn!

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Rebecca Duerr

Charlotte, NC

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

Please visit my website for more information about my services, packages, support, classes, etc.

Care philosophy

www.MindfulFamilyWellness.com

Areas served

  • Charlotte
  • Lake Norman
  • All Surrounding Areas

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Gastonia, NC offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Gastonia, NC offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

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

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Gastonia, NC and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC to be $37 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of North Carolina. The cost of a postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC can range from $32 to $43 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 96 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of North Carolina. The average cost of a postpartum doula in North Carolina is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Gastonia, NC offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Gastonia, NC. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Gastonia, NC, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Gastonia, NC is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Gastonia, NC: 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.

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