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Found 15 Pros in Goodyear, AZ, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Sydney Pauker

Phoenix, AZ

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

Hello! I'm Sydney with peace love birth services! I have been a Doula for about 6 years. As you Doula ill be there to support you from the time you hire me thru postpartum.

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

  • Phoenix, Az
  • Tempe,Az
  • Scottsdale,Az
  • Mesa,Az
  • Gilbert,Az
  • Chandler,Az
  • Tucson,Az
  • Marana,Az
  • Flagstaff,Az
  • Prescott,Az
$ flexible
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Marie Engler

Mesa, AZ

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

I'm Marie Engler, mama of two (Olive & Maxwell). With my firstborn, Olive, I wanted to have a non-medicated birth at home, but my husband & I settled on giving birth at a birth center (since it was my first birth). I had an insane labor experience that ultimately ended up with me giving birth in my bathroom. Luckily, my husband & doula were there, but Olive made her appearance before my midwife or the paramedics arrived. This experience was incredible & not only solidified the idea that it was time to change careers, but also ensured that I would make it my mission to inform, support & love on soon-to-be mamas & their families during this magical time. Luckily with my second child, Maxwell, I was able to have a planned home birth with my midwife and doula present. It was such an incredible, positive experience and I would love to help other women have similar experiences. I went to college to become a teacher & was super passionate about it, but after giving birth to Olive, I wanted to be able to be home more & watch her grow. After that wild birth experience, I knew becoming a doula and educating mamas was what I was meant to do. I want women to feel empowered & informed in their choices during pregnancy, labor, & as they move into motherhood. That is why I created Olive Doula Services. I created Olive Doula Services three years ago but unfortunately, had to take a break while we moved across the country for a couple of years. Luckily, my family and I are back in Arizona (our true home) and I am ready to serve & empower mamas near me!

Care philosophy

My mission is to help women feel empowered & informed in their choices during pregnancy, labor & as they move into motherhood. I do this by informing, supporting & loving on soon-to-be mamas & their families during this magical time in their lives.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan

Reviews

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2023 at 12:54 am | Client review

    Marie was a lifesaver for me! I was a single mom with twins. My family was out of state but stayed as long as possible. Once they left I was beyond exhausted and felt hopeless. In came Marie. She was excellent with meeting our needs. Helping me to get more sleep so I was better able to care for my twins. I don’t know what I would have done without her. I’m forever grateful!

$ flexible
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Dezanee Bluthenthal

Phoenix, AZ

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

Hiya! I am Dezanee Bluthenthal (She/Her/Hers). I received my Postpartum Doula training through the National Black Doula Association. Providing care to individuals that are in their 4th trimester was always a passion of mine. I was providing Postpartum support for the women around me way before I knew what a Doula was. The stars have finally aligned, and I am finally able to provide that support with the knowledge I have learned through my completed training. As your postpartum doula, I am here to help your family in those first days and weeks after the new baby arrives. I will assist you with self-care recovery measures, provide information on mother and baby care, assist you in caring for and feeding baby/babies, breastfeeding support, infant soothing, teaching and education, assist your family with adjusting to the new roles and responsibilities, assist with sibling adjustments, assist with pet adjustments and parent coaching. I also offer light household support.

Care philosophy

Pregnancy-related mortality rates are 3x higher in birthing people of color than in white birthing people. There is also a prevalence of maternal mental health conditions in birthing people of color that goes underreported and unaddressed at a alarming rate. These facts were the catalyst to my purpose in combatting these disparities through a evidence-based and holistic approach.

Areas served

  • Phoenix
  • Tempe
  • Mesa
  • Scottsdale
  • Peoria
$ flexible
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Michele Lawson

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

Some detail about me. In 2011, I married a man 18 days after meeting him! Together, we’ve navigated six teenagers and homeschooled our youngest child, since pre-K. That little guy sparked us to go co-create our own nonprofit homeschool co-op, Growing Together AZ. In 2020, I began my journey as a professional birthworker, and obtained certification as a birth Doula. Every tidbit of education or experience, has me hungry for more. My background in family development, early childhood education, and now birth work, fuels my passion to empower all people with confidence and positivity. My greatest advice for living, Believe In You. Always.

Care philosophy

Supporting birth on your terms, your way, in your chosen space. Because some days even a badass needs a little reminder to believe in herself in order to straighten her crown.

Areas served

  • Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria,
  • All of Arizona

Reviews

  • Ashley
    February 22, 2023 at 1:26 pm | Peer review

    Michele brings a wonderful calm presence to the birth space. Her love and trust for birth is honorable. I loved being in sacred space with Michele and highly recommend her support to all. Six Stars!

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Bianca Brown

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I offer comprehensive virtual and in-person support services to families, whether you're welcoming your first child or expanding your family. My services cover a range of needs including infant feeding guidance, newborn care essentials, and meal preparation. Additionally, I offer customized services to address your specific requirements, ensuring a seamless transition into this exciting new phase of parenthood!

Care philosophy

At the heart of my practice is a dedication to holistic, evidenced-based care, empowering parents through informed decision-making and boosting their self-confidence. By blending the latest research with compassionate support, I ensure families feel nurtured and equipped to navigate the postpartum journey with comfort and confidence, making choices aligned with their values.

Areas served

  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Reviews

  • Jackeline
    June 13, 2024 at 7:07 am | Client review

    Bianca is a kind and gentle soul. She is very compassionate and was very helpful during my postpartum recovery. She helped me and my family and she is someone I truly trust. She was there to lend a hand during such an important time and I feel grateful to have had her in my home. My family adores her and I wound recommend her to anyone. Thank you Bianca.

$ flexible
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Riannon Bradshaw

Gilbert, AZ

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

After my own birth experiences, I understood how important it is to have someone in the room with you who provides reassurance and helps everyone stay focused. After supporting my best friend during her first birth, I knew that this was something I wanted to do again, and after I attended my first birth as a doula I knew with absolute certainty that I had found my purpose in life.

Care philosophy

I believe that every person deserves to feel empowered during their birth experience. I am so honored to provide support during childbirth and be a part of a new life coming into the world.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Queen Creek, Chandler, San Tan Valley

Reviews

  • Chelsea
    March 8, 2024 at 9:40 am | Peer review

    Riannon is an exceptional doula with a genuine heart to serve. Her unique combination of life experience and professional training allows her to provide compassionate and personalized support. From pregnancy to postpartum, Riannon’s dedication and warmth make her a trusted companion for families, ensuring a positive and empowering birthing experience. Her commitment to guiding and caring for clients sets her apart as a wonderful doula in our community.

$ flexible
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Kailey Murdock

AZ

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Kailey Murdock- a mom of three, chef by day, and doula extraordinaire. My journey into the birth world started with a "birth plans are overrated"🤰 mindset during my first pregnancy. Surprise, surprise—I ended up with an unplanned cesarean because my little one surprised us during pushing by being breech. Round two, I thought I had it figured out, but a not-so-friendly nurse threw me for a loop, making it clear birthing dreams don't always go as planned. I needed help and I needed to learn how to advocate for myself. Determined to rewrite my story, I delved into the birth world before my third pregnancy. An online class by a doula opened my eyes to the magic of doula support, even if I couldn't afford one in person. Armed with newfound knowledge, I rocked my third birth,🎉 achieving the healing experience I craved. Now, I'm not just a birth enthusiast—I'm a doula on a mission. Inspired by my sister-in-law's observation that I never stop talking about birth empowerment💪, I jumped into doula life. I kicked off my LLC, dove into training, and even started creating free resources and online courses. Why? Because every woman deserves to feel informed, empowered, and in control of her birth journey, right from the start.🧘

Care philosophy

My goal is to help women make informed decisions that best align with their personal birth goals. I am there to support your wishes, no matter what you choose.

Areas served

  • east mesa, queen creek, gilbert, chandler, tempe

Reviews

  • Brittney
    March 12, 2024 at 2:55 pm | Client review

    Kailey was my Doula for my third birth with my son Owen. My two previous birth experiences involved induction for both, epidurals, pitocin, and an overall feeling that I did not have control over my own body and the process of giving birth. My second son actually broke his arm from shoulder dystocia and had I been more informed and knowledgeable I would have opted to push in a different position other than lying on my back. Kailey helped me gain the knowledge I yearned for to be able to make informed decisions around my birth with Owen. I knew I wanted things to be different and I wanted to give birth completely unmedicated. Kailey spent a lot of time sharing evidence based articles surrounding any questions I had. With her help we were able to come up with a birth plan my husband and I were comfortable with and I felt educated and empowered in the decisions I was choosing for myself and my baby. On the day I gave birth Kailey was prompt and there for me through every single contraction, encouraging me, supporting me, physically massaging and applying counter pressure techniques of pain management. During the final phases of birth while I was pushing Kailey helped me stay focused on my end goal and helped bring me back to relaxing my body and mind and continuing to remind me that I was made for this and my baby was almost here. At 12:54 pm after only about 2 hrs of active labor I gave birth un-medicated in the most amazingly empowering and spiritual birth experience

$ flexible
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Jess Marinos

Phoenix, AZ

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

My postpartum journey was a tough one. I did not have the support I didn't even know I needed and it took a toll on my mental and physical health. It has been my mission to fill in those gaps for other families that I wish I had! Sometimes we don't even realize we need support. It's nice to know someone is there to be an unbiased support system just for you!

Care philosophy

My care is all about supporting and educating families so they gain the knowledge and confidence to not need me anymore! Parenting is a big job and it takes a village. It is my honor to be a part of this journey for so many families!

Areas served

  • East Valley
  • West Valley
  • Central Phoenix
  • Scottsdale & All surroundings

Reviews

  • Alexis
    January 1, 2024 at 11:30 am | Client review

    Jess was an amazing post partum doula. She had great communication, unparalleled expertise, and made my whole family feel so supported and comfortable as we adjusted to our newest addition. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!

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Latina Baxter

Phoenix, AZ

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

Experience the Marley & Moo Difference NON JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT | We support you in whatever type of birth you want to have. We trust you to make the decisions that are right for you and your baby and will do everything in our power to make your experience full of joy no matter what you choose. ON CALL FROM DAY ONE | Babies don't always come on or around your due date. Rest assured that one of your specialist will always be available should your baby arrive early or need more time. DOUBLE SUPPORT & BUILT IN BACKUP | We want you to know that only a doula you have met and feel comfortable with will attend your birth. ALL IN ONE SERVICES | Many of our specialist are cross trained as birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, and placenta encapsulation professionals.

Care philosophy

Marley & Moo™ Maternity will help to prepare, educate, and support you and your family through the journey of pregnancy, to motherhood and beyond. We believe in bringing non-judgmental, professional and reliable support to your motherhood journey. By providing a variety of birth support and postpartum services, we help you bring out your inner confidence to rock motherhood like a boss!

Areas served

  • Houston, TX,
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Katy, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Reviews

  • Adilah
    November 16, 2022 at 11:29 am | Peer review

    Latina is an amazing woman, mother, mentor, and doula. She has so much to share and is a great educator to other birth workers and clients.

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Jacq Henry

Gilbert, AZ

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Since I was little, birth has always captivated my entire being. I was born at home and was told the story of my birth every year as our birthday tradition. I have always had a place in my soul for birth work. It wasn’t until the pregnancy and birth of my first that it genuinely blossomed into something tangible for me. Now, I've acknowledged my purpose in this life and I attend the sacred space of birth and all that comes along with it. It's where I'm meant to be!

Care philosophy

I believe in our innate ability to birth and trust our bodies and intuition! Everyone has different needs and desires during this life changing and magical journey and I am here for all of it! I support all journeys in birth and what each individual needs. It is such an honor to attend such a sacred part of life and I take it with just as much sincerity each time.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa

Reviews

  • Candace
    October 15, 2022 at 11:23 am | Peer review

    Jacq is such a knowledgeable, personable & loving birth keeper. She acknowledges the divine beauty of birth while keeping up with modern systems. I have the privilege of knowing her and being able to sit and chat for hours. I ensure you, you won’t regret having Jacq as a part of your support team.

$ flexible
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Stephanie McElhaney

Mesa, AZ

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

I’ve had an interest in birth since my teen years. Timing ended up taking me a different path in college, but after having my last baby I finally decided to do something with my passion. Birth is beautiful and empowering. The world tends to focus on the pain and the unknown surrounding birth but I know that the mind is powerful. When we change our view and knowledge of birth, it changes the way we experience it. I am here to provide emotional, physical, and informational support so that you can better prepare yourself and your mind so you can enjoy the beauty of birth and tune in to the power that is YOU.

Care philosophy

I want to replace the fear surrounding birth with knowledge to create an empowering and positive experience. I’m here to help you explore all your options to make your birth personal and give you the confidence and knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Areas served

  • Mesa
  • Queen Creek
  • San Tan Valley
  • Gilbert
  • Apache Junction
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale

Reviews

  • Samantha
    June 12, 2023 at 2:35 pm | Client review

    As a first time mom, I was very nervous about the unknown and overwhelming task of childbirth. Stephanie worked to make me feel empowered and informed. I also was very anxious about my medical team but Stephanie was amazing at making me feel confident and comfortable. She went above and beyond in the weeks leading up to birth to make sure we were on the same page. She was everything I needed and more in Labor. I believe because of my experience with Stephanie as my Doula is prevented Post-Partum Depression and the like. She was passionate and experienced. My husband, at first skeptical, was over-the-moon with the knowledge and help Steph brought to our birthing experience. I am so lucky she was there for this incredible piece of our lives. We are forever in love with our baby and are glad she was there for us.

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Shannon Bentley

Tempe, AZ

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

I got started in 2020 with the DONA International birth doula training and I fell in love with birth work. I am a solo birth and postpartum doula trained with DONA International. I hold a Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies with a concentration in health and sexuality. I am passionate about providing emotional and informational support to guide birthing people to make informed choices and have each of their desires met during labor and delivery and postpartum period.

Care philosophy

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Shannon. I am an all-inclusive doula with experience in birth and postpartum. I treasure the bond I am able to form with each of my clients. My philosophy is that you deserve to love your birth. All birthing people should be spoiled. I will ensure that you, as my client, are provided endless support and love from prenatal to postpartum.

Areas served

  • Tempe
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Apache Junction
$ flexible
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Key White

Phoenix, AZ

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

At Mindful Conceptions we practice a holistic approach that caters to the mind, body, and spirit for a relaxing birth. I come from a lineage of midwives, doulas, and birth workers that honor traditional support in birthing. I come from a family very deep within tradition to honor the baby being born and support the mother through her courageous creation. This has taught me about the importance for each family to continue the traditions they are looking to start or continue at their births and into their child's lives. Each tradition is different for each family which makes it better and unique to the occasion. From learning from my elders in my family I have learned herbal remedies and natural support techniques to provide before, during, and after labor. Once I became an adult I pushed forward in my dream of becoming a birth worker, herbalist, advocate for women's health, and currently a student midwife. I have dedicated my life to supporting women and families in need of birth/postpartum support and my goal is to make sure that every family has control over their birth and are informed of the information needed to have the birth they desire. At Mindful Concepts we are mindful of our approach, intention, and support! Bemindfulconcepts.com

Care philosophy

At Mindful Conceptions we believe that the family should have full control of their births and receive the support they need with an holistic approach that is safe, natural, and spiritual for the family. We honor traditional births and rites of passages significant to each family to continue the practices for their lineage. I am here to help make your birth a memorable and sweet life event!

Areas served

  • Maricopa County
  • Glendale
  • Phoenix
  • Peoria
  • Maricopa
  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye
  • Surprise
  • El Mirage
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Tempe

Reviews

  • Markysha
    August 6, 2022 at 10:23 am | Client review

    Key was VERY attentive and informative. She made me feel comfortable and in control of my entire pregnancy and L&D. Key gave me a out of the world experience with my water home birth my and family and I are very grateful for her and plan to request her services for our future pregnancies! Thank you so much Key for being everything we needed!

$ flexible
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Candace Robben

Mesa, AZ

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

When I became pregnant I was like many other first time parents; overwhelmed, excited, scared, and already nervous about birth. I found solace in research and knowing what to expect at each stage of my pregnancy. After my own experience, my desire to uplift others, and lots of messages from others for advice I took the leap! Now I spend my days supporting families all over the valley! Now, I run Down to Earth Birth LLC which is committed to advocating for maternal safety, education, community and accessibility. You can find me @/downtoearthbirthaz on IG

Care philosophy

I believe in providing unbiased support to all birthing people.I use all evidence based information to give to my families. I want all babies to be brought earthside surrounded by loving energy.

Areas served

  • Florence
  • Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Chandler.
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Emily Carden

Tempe, AZ

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

The moment when I began practicing Yoga nearly fifteen years ago now is a moment that changed my life but I did not know it then. It was not until several years later, after a short lived career in the commercial real estate business and a growing disconnection from self, that I found myself using my mat to lead the way. I let it lead me through my very first yoga teacher training (YogaWorks 200 RYT, 2011) where I learned to build my practice and teach others asana. And then through an Ayurvedic Yoga training (Dancing Shiva, 2012) where I learned to be a yogi and to use Ayurveda's medicine. This strong foundation fueled further trainings in Pre/Post Natal Yoga (Silver Lake Yoga, 2013), Ayurvedic Medicine (Center for Ayurveda 2012-2015) and advanced Yoga teacher training including aspects of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapies (YogaWorks RYT 500, 2015). My teaching began to blend many forms of Yoga, with an emphasis most importantly on living in harmony with Nature and Soul. I started to spend most of my time teaching in prenatal classrooms and found myself in a doula training (DONA, 2014) as a way to extend my work on the Yoga mat, but it grew into something more. In the following days after my first attended birth, it became clearer how Yoga had changed my life. It had brought harmony and alignment with who I was. I had never thought or chosen to be a doula, yet living and practicing Yoga and Ayurveda had brought me here. I went on to complete trainings as a postpartum doula (DONA, 2015), infant massage educator (Infant Massage USA), childbirth educator (ICEA, 2017) and turned my specialty in Ayurveda to postpartum care and education. Then, in April of 2019 I became a mom myself. Giving birth to my son, Oskar, at home was the most incredible experience I have ever had in my life. After years of witnessing births in various settings and situations, I sought out my dream team and birthed as a woman in power. As I re-enter the birth professional space to support families again, I intend to focus my energy as a Childbirth Educator and Yoga Teacher, using the unique perspective my experience and background affords me, to support parents in having calm and joyful birth and parenting experiences.

Care philosophy

Supporting Calm & Joyful Childbirth and Parenting Experiences

Areas served

  • Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Goodyear, AZ offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ, 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ to be $33 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Arizona. The cost of a postpartum doula in Goodyear, AZ can range from $26 to $39 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 204 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Arizona. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Arizona is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Goodyear, AZ, 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ. 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 Goodyear, AZ, 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 Goodyear, AZ 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 Goodyear, AZ: 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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