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Ebony Etheridge

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

My journey began as a nanny in 2017. My first time providing newborn care was 2020 and I knew it’s what I wanted to do. I’ve completed trainings including foundational newborn care and full spectrum doula training. I’ve worked with families of many sizes and backgrounds. I take great pride in my work and love supporting families and making sure bringing home their new addition(s) is an enjoyable time. I am also a professional photographer who focuses more on a natural and candid style of photography.

Care philosophy

I am here to support you. Whatever choices and decisions you make for your little one(s), I aim to encourage you and make you feel supported. I am an experienced birth worker, having worked as a newborn care specialist, a full spectrum doula and a nanny. Whatever your family may need, I’m excited to work with you!

Areas served

  • Metro Houston
$ flexible
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Shea McCormick

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 20 years experience

I massage all of the 9 months of pregnancy and I love helping you rehabilitate with postnatal massage. I attend births as a support to the whole family with massage relief, breathing and other techniques.

Care philosophy

I became a licensed massage therapist and labor doula because I was inspired by the doula I had the fortune of having attend my 3rd labor, I am a mother of 4 young aspiring adults. In 2002 I went to massage school and later became a labor doula in 2014. I assist families with massage care and labor support, including education and infant massage.

Areas served

  • Houston Medical Center, Heights, Montrose, Midtown
$ flexible
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Cherish Peacewalker

Houston, TX

6 reviews • 1051 families supported • 15 years experience

6 reviews • 1051 families supported • 15 years experience

Blessings Beautiful Birthing Sovereigns, My name is Cherish Peacewalker and I have been assisting families and single birthers for over 15 years now. I started off as a Licensed Massage Therapist in Houston, Tx and shortly after became a Certified Doula through Memorial Hermann Hospital. After my sister asked me to massage her during her labor process, I knew this was what I was meant to do. The miracle that I saw that day changed my life forever. About 5 years later I moved to the Bay Area, California where I got Certified again in Massage as well as becoming a Birth and Postpartum Doula at Cornerstone Doula Trainings in San Francisco. They specialize in working with the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and this was something that was also very important to me. Since then I have studied and worked with indigenous elders from many different backgrounds including India, Native American Elders, Mexico, Asia and more. It is important to me to meet people where they are and respect all walks of life because no two people are made the same, just like each of these beautiful babies. I offer Full Spectrum Doula care from start to finish with packages that include but are not limited to; Massage, Birth & Postpartum Doula, In Home Support, Belly & Bone Binding, Yoni Steaming, Holistic Pelvic Care, Birth Prep Coaching and Classes. I would be happy to set up a FREE consultation and send you a FREE e-book to help you get on your way and make the best decision for one of the most important times in your life. You deserve to be seen, heard and experienced with compassion and care.

Care philosophy

I believe a peaceful and powerful birth is possible for every birthing person and it starts on the inside, literally and figuratively. As a Somatic Birth Worker and Touch Therapist I've learned that birthing does start from within and it's all about unwinding the trauma that's been repressed BEFORE we give birth. When we feel supported, held and heard we have the power & potential to do anything!

Areas served

  • katy, jersey village, richmond, pearland, heights

Reviews

  • Kennesha
    April 18, 2024 at 6:51 am | Client review

    My birthing experience would never have been the same without Cherish. Cherish coached me throughout pregnancy and Even prepared healthy recipes that prepared me for labor. My delivery was scheduled during the height of the pandemic and Thanks to her doula license, she was able to bring her support into the delivery room at a time when only 2 family members were allowed. Because of suspected complications, we decided to birth in the hospital. She created the mood in the room with plants and calming music that made me feel like I was out in nature. Her post partum support was more vital than I could have imagined. At the time she offered belly binding and postpartum meals. My beautiful son deserved nothing less. I am forever grateful for Cherish being my doula.

$ flexible
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Naomi Walker

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

Hello! I have been working with newborns and infants for 10 years, and I have been working in birth for 5. My philosophy is a mix of holistic care backed by science. I love to support clients from all walks of life… My care is inclusive of EVERYONE. I passionate about continued education and I recently went to Ecuador to learn birthing traditions in Cotacachi. I am also studying to be a midwife. I love to be able to support my clients in any way, and I really do care about fostering a strong connection with my clients. I have extensive experience with premies and multiples. I can provide newborn education and childbirth education, as well as help set up nurseries!

Care philosophy

In terms of newborn care: Gentle and feeding led, with the goal of building of clients confidence as parents so that they no longer need me.

Areas served

  • Medical Center
  • Medical Center
$ flexible
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Taylor Jefferson

Richmond, TX

22 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

22 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

As I sat down to think about what birth truly meant to me, my mind went directly to how pure and innocent children are. How vulnerable birthing persons are when they are carrying a child and the months immediately after delivery are topics often overlooked. I chose to name my doula services after what a Lily flower represents and what I believe parents should give themselves more of each and every day leading up to and after delivery. Lilies represent purity, fertility, innocence, and rebirth/new life. These all pertain to the beautiful journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Grace is defined as the disposition to an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency. How many times have you heard someone say “Give yourself, some grace? You are human!”. New mothers and fathers are often their own harshest critics. Children do not come with a manual! Trust me I learned the hard away! They are a gift and divinely assigned to their parents. You learn as you go about your parenting experience and with the help of a doula, you can avoid some bumps along the way!

Care philosophy

The extensive training I have as a doula allows me to be a sweet asset to your birth and postpartum team! My approach is that of collaborative care with as much education prior to delivery as possible so clients can make informed decisions about their childbirth journey. No two journeys are ever the same! Let’s work together to create a space that empowers you to birth the way your body wants to!

Areas served

  • 77407
  • Houston, Texas
  • Sugarland, Texas
  • Richmond/Rosenberg
  • Katy, Texas
  • Pearland, Texas
  • Harris County, Texas

Reviews

  • Faren
    July 12, 2024 at 5:33 pm | Peer review

    It was very comforting having Taylor attend a home birth with our team.

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Mitsuzi Green

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

I'm Mitsuzi, a former labor and delivery nurse now transitioning into a full-time doula. My approach revolves around mindfulness techniques, with a strong emphasis on the power of breath during childbirth. Breath, being a tool we wield effortlessly, accompanies us through every moment of labor. Beyond mindfulness, I offer comprehensive support drawing from my nursing background. I prioritize providing you with information and empowerment, ensuring you're equipped to make informed decisions about your birth experience. Creating a nurturing and safe environment is paramount. I'm committed to offering continuous emotional support, actively listening to your concerns, and advocating for your wishes throughout your journey. My goal is to empower you to have a birth experience aligned with your values, desires, and aspirations.

Care philosophy

My ultimate goal for you is to have a satisfied birth, where you're fully involved in every decision-making and empowered to actively participate in your care. A birth where you say "hell yes!... I did that!... I birthed my baby on my terms!"

Areas served

  • Pearland, Sugar land, Katy, surrounding areas.

Reviews

  • Cecilia
    June 29, 2023 at 3:20 am | Client review

    Mitsuzi gives me all the warm and fuzzy feeling my OB lacks. She has been a huge asset to our family and here love and support is truly amazing. She is kind, knowledgable, and very helpful. My husband and I are so happy to have her apart of our pregnancy and would be so lost with her. She is a God sent. Everyone needs a Mitsuzi.

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Majidah Haziz-Ramadhan

Houston, TX

1 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello And Welcome! My Name Is Majidah Haziz-Ramadhan. I Am A Certified Birth Doula Serving In Houston, Texas. With A Passion For Supporting Women Through The Transformative Journey Of Birth. As A Doula, I Provide Emotional, Physical, And Informational Support To Women Throughout Pregnancy, Birth, And Postpartum.

Care philosophy

Our Prenatal Care Services Offer A Range Of Comprehensive Support For Expectant Mothers, Which Includes Prenatal Visits, Birth Planning, And Education And Resources.

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Richmond
  • Cypress
  • Sugarland
  • Katy

Reviews

  • Sadiah
    June 2, 2023 at 8:55 am | Peer review

    Majidah is a wonderful experienced,skillful,safe professional. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and is a great advocate for women! She has very strong professional/ethical/social/medical skills. I have no doubt she will succeed wherever she goes. Majidah exudes warmth and compassion that is well received by others.She has the utmost respect for her peers and clients. She will definitely be a core asset to any team!

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Totiana Michael

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 250 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 250 families supported • 7 years experience

I believe in empowering the women I work with, to be their own advocate and imagine the birth experience that they want. Together we will manifest that experience. Creating a loving, nurturing, comforting and positive environment for mom, baby and the family!

Care philosophy

I am a traditional/cultural doula of African American descent, born and raised in Mississippi, offering prenatal, birth&postpartum support- as well as lactation education services to, but not limited to, the "undeserving" black women in my surrounding communities since 2017.

Areas served

  • Houston

Reviews

  • Mikisha
    February 10, 2023 at 10:52 am | Client review

    Childbirth, breastfeeding and rest have never been associated together until Totiana. I am a mom of three and my first pregnancy and postpartum experience was traumatic but the second two were not. She taught me the basics of breastfeeding, eating healthy and self-care. She gave me and my babies a love and bond we’ll forever share.

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Jaci Virgadamo

The Woodlands, TX

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Jaci (pronounced Jackie), and I started my doula journey back in 2020. Birth has always fascinated me, so when I jumped in head first it felt like a whole new world of knowledge opened up! I learned so much about the body and how it responds during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The different stages babies go through in their development and how to help families feel confident in their day to day lives! What started out as a fascination quickly became a career I love and a passion I get to pursue on a daily basis.

Care philosophy

I believe that everyone should have the birth they desire, whatever that might look like. I come alongside of families and help answer any questions they might have, but ultimately give them non-judgmental support. Too many providers forget that this is your baby, and we are here to support your decisions. Selah is Hebrew for a musical pause, rest, or breath. How can I help you breathe?

Areas served

  • Spring
  • Conroe
  • Tomball
  • Magnolia
  • Houston
  • Montgomery

Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    October 6, 2022 at 10:42 am | Peer review

    She is very kind and professional. She always puts her clients needs and concerns first. She goes above and beyond in providing care and support.

$ flexible
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Ashley Lutz

Katy, TX

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

Being a doula is not my job, it is my journey. I love being a parent, I love raising strong, amazing human beings, and I love helping others see the power they possess and the courage they possess to enter motherhood with someone right beside them their entire journey. Each journey is different for each person and my doula services is definitely not a one-size-fits-all package. You can do this! Let's do it together. My hope and desire are that I show enthusiasm and passion in everything that I put into my service to you as your doula partner. Even in the midst of stress, worry, heartbreak, fear, I am going to keep you empowered and encouraged because that is what everyone deserves. Mama, you've got this! Let's make a plan!

Care philosophy

I am here to support you and what you choose is best for you, your pregnancy, your partner, and your baby. I will give clear, concise answers, and allow you to make your decision from an informed standpoint. At the end of the day, you are beautifully unique, and so is your pregnancy and birthing journey. I want you and your partner to be fully present and informed during the entire experience.

Areas served

  • Katy, Texas
  • Brookshire, Texas
  • Waller, Texas
  • Cypress, Texas
  • Cinco Ranch, Texas
  • Fulshear, Texas

Reviews

  • Corynne
    August 3, 2021 at 3:02 pm | Client review

    Ashley assisted us through postpartum care when we adopted our daughter at birth. From the time she was born and over the 6 weeks Ashley was with us, I could not ask for a more caring, loving, willing to do whatever you need person. She allowed me to get some sleep, she prepped meals, she helped me schedule appointments and attended them with us. You are in good hands with Ashley. She never stops learning. One in a million.

$ flexible
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Jennifer Anderson

Cypress, TX

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 20 years experience

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 20 years experience

I provide prental education, labor prep, birth and postpartum planning, labor support with use of relaxation techniques, positioning, essential oils, massage, etc. I also provide postpartum and lactation support, nursery and home organization, sleep coaching, and more!

Care philosophy

My passion is supporting women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. My focus is on making sure new parents feel secure, confident, and informed. I also provide childbirth education workshops, newborn care classes, postpartum support, lactation and breastfeeding support, twins/multiples care, and sleep coaching.

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Tomball
  • Katy
  • Spring
  • Heights
  • Cypress
  • The Woodlands
  • Waller
  • Jersey Villiage

Reviews

  • Lisa
    July 16, 2022 at 11:20 am | Client review

    Jennifer is just great ! She is very patient and is a pro handling kids. She made it soo much comfortable for me as a mother and more comfortable care for my twins. Would definitely recommend her.

$ flexible
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Geneva Hill

Stafford, TX

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

To support mom in anyway that I can and to advocate whatever decision she makes.

Care philosophy

I am a womens servant. I take care and advocate the best decisions that the mother wants before, during and after her birth. I support her by helping with breathing and comfort techniques to help her endure the pains of labor as natural as possible. Not to overstep my scope of practice and to keep all partners involved that mom wants involved in her birth.

Areas served

  • Houston TX
  • Houston Tx

Reviews

  • Geneva
    September 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | Peer review

    Geneva is dedicated and determined to give the best care and evidence based info as possible to be a great childbirth preparation coach for you and your family

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Alysa Kowis

Katy, TX

7 reviews • 86 families supported • 7 years experience

7 reviews • 86 families supported • 7 years experience

Bringing a new life into this world is different for each family I care for, so personalization is something that is very important! I focus on what each client needs education-wise, emotionally, physically, and beyond; in order to build out the best care plan to achieve a truly enchanting birth experience. I’m what’s considered a full spectrum doula, meaning I offer support, education, and care from pregnancy through postpartum. I focus on evidence based, personalized, inclusive, and diverse models of care and resources. I am a DONA doula, trained by a veteran in the industry (who was trained by Penny Simkin herself!) and I also have trained with Birthing Little Humans, Bebo & Mia, and a few others to round out my education. I’ve supported a wide variety of clients, cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life! A huge focus for me when I began this journey was making each experience as individualized and special as possible. Taking great care to learn what each family needs, wants, and what would empower them the most. I adore what I do and would love the opportunity to speak with you further!

Care philosophy

My name is Alysa, I’m a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator. My practice focuses on providing evidence-based, inclusive, and empowering care & support from pregnancy through postpartum.

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Fulshear
  • Katy
  • Cypress
  • Sealy
  • Brookshire

Reviews

  • Kiara
    March 12, 2021 at 6:43 am | Client review

    Alyssa exceeded our expectations! She understood our birth plan and eased our concerns and worries we had about giving birth as well! Even though everything was pretty much virtual when it came time to give birth it was like she was in the room with us! I loved how she made sure to include my husband and when we found out due to COVID that she couldn’t be in the room she trained my husband very well on what to do during labor. She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of pregnancy and birth. What really impressed us is that she understood and acknowledged the disparities that existed with me being an African American woman and even gave me tips on how to stand up for myself while in the hospital to be sure that I receive the greatest care available! She is definitely an expert and we love her! She’s like family! We would definitely recommend her to anyone who’s looking for a doula! We will definitely use her again for our future third ?

$ flexible
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Ashley Lutz

Katy, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

Just imagine how it would feel to arrive at your birth space knowing you are safe, supported, and aware of all your options...you are ready to meet your sweet baby. This is where I make sure your voice is heard and you give birth in the environment and space that is calm, welcoming for baby, and unique to you. I am a passionate doula. I am an educator, and an advocate for you, your baby, and your family. Here's a little secret...Everything you need is already in you. Intuition is one powerful force. My job is to help you understand your options and guide you, so that you can tap into your motherly instinct and make the informed choices that are best for you and baby.

Care philosophy

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Areas served

  • Katy
  • Waller
  • Brookshire
  • Pattison
  • Fulshear
  • Cinco Ranch
  • Tomball
  • Sugarland
  • Fort Bend
  • Richmond
$ flexible
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Joidan Bullard

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

As a doula, I specialize in providing emotional and physical support to expectant mothers and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. My role is to offer guidance, comfort, and encouragement throughout the birthing process. I aim to ensure a positive and empowering birthing experience for the family. My practice is rooted in the belief that every person deserves respect, compassion, and personalized care during this transformative time.

Care philosophy

As a doula, my care philosophy revolves around providing unwavering emotional support, guidance, and empowerment to expectant families throughout their pregnancy, labor, and postpartum journey. I recognize the uniqueness of each family's experience. I aim to create a supportive and collaborative environment where they feel empowered to make informed choices and navigate transformative experiences.

Areas served

  • Houston,Texas
$ flexible
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Megan Toliver

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 3 years experience

My focus is centered on making you & your baby a priority and giving you the knowledge & resources that you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor, and beyond. I have taught BLS for healthcare providers, along with infant CPR & choking for 10 years, as an American Heart Association instructor. I have aslo worked at my local hospital in the pediatric ER, as well as Labor & Delivery processing doctor's orders for the past 5 years. 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 birthing people with the encouragement and the reassurance they need to achieve the birthing experience that they desire. My intention is to empower and support you, especially in your most vulnerable of moments, so that you may embrace your inner strength and give birth fear-free & full of confidence.

Care philosophy

Having a solid support system is vital to facilitate an optimal birth experience and proper recovery afterwards. Our goal is to empower you by giving you and your family the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy and labor process, as well as, encouragement & reassurance in your natural strength & power to create the birth that you always envisioned.

Areas served

  • Kingwood
  • Atascocita
  • Humble
  • New Caney
  • Porter
  • The Woodlands
  • Spring
  • Houston
  • Katy

Reviews

  • Diamond
    August 18, 2023 at 1:32 am | Client review

    Hi,
    Ms. Toliver was extremely helpful through my entire birthing process. From her understanding and compassion to her time management and dedication, she demonstrates what it means to be an exceptional doula! I’d definitely recommend!

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Deborah Mundle

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 15 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 15 years experience

Hello, my name is Deborah Mundle. I have over 15 plus years working in the childcare industry and I am an Advanced Newborn Care Specialist,Certified Birth Doula,Certified postpartum doula Certified Multiples Specialist, Certified Sleep Trainer, Infant CPR, Registered behavior Technician(Autism Spectrum) Placenta Encapsulator and First Aid/CPR Instructor. I have worked with newborns that were in CPS born with narcotics in their system. My niche is working with preemies but I love working with any baby. I also teach Newborn Care basics private classes. I believe that every woman should have a pleasurable memorable childbirth and parenting that will last a life time. My services will provide you the touch of care that will provide a peace of mind as new and seasoned mothers transition through their new journeys to enjoy their new bundle of joy.

Care philosophy

I believe that every woman regardless of their socioeconomic, religion, age, race should experience a pleasureable and memorable childbirth that provides the childbirth support with presence, proactive guidance, emotional support, information sharing, comfort measures and support, holistic care, family centered-approach and empowerment.

Areas served

  • Houston and surrounding areas
  • Sugarland, Tx
  • Stafford, Tx

Reviews

  • Debra
    April 17, 2023 at 2:28 pm | Client review

    Deborah is highly qualified to do childbirths. I had a birth plan in place but my pregnancy had some unexpected issues come up and Deborah stepped in to action and didn’t miss a beat making the entire childbirth a success. She’s a Rockstar doula!

$ flexible
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Chaka Parker

Houston, TX

7 reviews • 52 families supported • 3 years experience

7 reviews • 52 families supported • 3 years experience

Birth is not only the birth of a child, but also, the birth of a parent. I believe in the power of birthing people. I believe that all births are valid, unique and no matter the type of birth you are seeking, you should feel informed, supported, and confident in your choices. I have always loved pregnant women and babies for as long as I can remember. As a child, I always wanted to hold everybody’s baby. As an adult, I love to hold the woman that carried the baby. I am pretty sure this was one of the reasons I became a surrogate mom, twice to be exact. It was truly an honor to be instrumental in assisting two families with bringing their beautiful babies into the world. Throughout my surrogate journeys I learned the power of time, as well as how to create a space which allowed me to be present in the moment, allow my feelings to flow, to not be ashamed of vulnerability, and to allow others to assist me when I needed it most. As a result of this, I have learned with my own birth clients to create space to allow mom time, time to labor as she chooses to, move in a way that she deems most comfortable, and birth how she needs too. I am passionate about supporting women in entrusting their bodies, centering their healing, prioritizing their mental health and welcoming the new version of themselves. Another thing I have become very passionate about is Dads. I like to help dads recognize their power and presence throughout the pregnancy and birth experience. When I am not doing birth work I am pretty low key, I like spending time with family, being silly with my kids, working out, doing yoga, going for walks in nature, reading books, long baths and being a new plant mom.

Care philosophy

Your birth is just as unique as you are. I am here to encourage and empower you to connect with your body and baby, one birth at a time!

Areas served

  • Cypress
  • Katy
  • Humble
  • Conroe
  • Tomball
  • Spring
  • Jersey Village
  • Sugarland
  • The Woodlands
  • Richmond

Reviews

  • Chaka
    April 4, 2023 at 3:52 am

    Thank you

$ flexible
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Max Burrus

Spring, TX

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 2 years experience

This is my own description of what I think doulas should do, not every doula shares this philosophy, so ask lots of questions during your interview! -- Doulas provide emotional and physical support during labor and delivery. But there's so much more to it than that. A doula is who you call at midnight because you just had this "weird thing" and you don't want to call the nurse line/midwife or go to the ER but you just can't sleep! Doula's serve as helpers to everyone in the family. If you already have a support person, but they feel unprepared for birth, we can help guide them in the ways that are most helpful to the laboring person. Doulas are often the connection between an isolated pregnant person and a community around them that they've yet to discover. We talk about trauma and all the heavy things that can impact your labor- and how we can work to reduce those impacts. Sometimes birth is traumatic, and we (as a society) need to work through that trauma to heal from it. Doulas are patient advocates in the hospital, to help insure you're fully informed and YOU are making the medical decisions surrounding your care. Doulas also serve in out of hospital births so midwives are focused on your medical care, and we're focused on you. (Some doulas will assist you in "free birth," however that's generally not my jam.) My mentor refers to her position with pregnant/laboring/delivering people as a coordinator, akin to a wedding planner. Doulas should be prepared to help you navigate and negotiate with your medical care team. We help write and advocate for birth plans. My goal is to fill the gaps so that your birth experience is the best outcome for your individual situation.

Care philosophy

My goal is to fill the gaps so that your birth experience is the best outcome for your individual situation. I am a 2SLGBTQIA+ / LGBT/ Queer affirming birth doula who brings a unique perspective to the pregnancy and laboring experience. My background in body work and physical therapy gives me a distinctive understanding of how to apply my skills as a doula to physiological birth.

Areas served

  • Conroe, Tx
  • Houston, TX
  • Tomball, TX
  • The Woodlands, TX
  • Magnolia, TX
  • Montgomery, TX
  • Huntsville, TX
  • Humble, TX
  • Cypress, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • Porter, TX
  • New Caney, TX

Reviews

  • Kathleen
    December 16, 2022 at 10:28 am | Peer review

    Max is an amazing human being, but they are an even better human doing! How lucky we all are to have Max join us as a colleague and friend in the birthing community. Max is dedicated to gaining all knowledge in an effort to best support all birthing people. Their desire and drive to learn will serve their clients well and completely. I’m so honored to have been a part of their journey and I can’t wait to watch them change the world, one birth at a time.

$ flexible
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Candace Tavares

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I provide services for pregnancy, postpartum, pleasure, fertility, adoption, and in any other reproductive process you may have.

Care philosophy

Your experience with pregnancy and postpartum should be met with the best support. I'm here to support you in any way you need. I'm here

Areas served

  • Houston, Tx
$ flexible
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Shelbie Cunningham

Portland, TX

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I have two children, and I had two very different journeys to becoming their mother. I know firsthand that no pregnancy, birth or postpartum experience is the same as another, but I believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful journey regardless. Every birth giver deserves to have the knowledge to make the correct decisions for themselves, and the respect to get what they want. I struggled with Unexplained Secondary Infertility when trying to conceive my second child. During the fertility testing, medication, shots, and eventually pregnancy, I read and read and read so many books on fertility, pregnancy, conception and birth. I became fascinated with the process; that infatuation is what led to my desire to become a doula. I want to turn everything I've read, and everything I've learned during my doula training into helping provide a safe space for birth givers to dream of what they want, and to help them become empowered to advocate for their desires. I'm there with the guidebook, but it's your job to implement the steps. I am a full-spectrum doula. I provide guidance and support in all aspects of the birthing process. I have a heart to help you during your journey in whatever form you want, whatever steps you take.

Care philosophy

I believe all births are beautiful, and all birthing people deserve to have the pregnancy, birthing and postpartum experiences they want. I believe no matter the journey you choose, you deserve to be fully informed in your decisions so that you can be fully confident in your choices. I will create a safe space and help you advocate for those choices so that you can feel empowered as a birth giver

Areas served

  • Portland, TX
  • Corpus Christi
  • Port Aransas
  • Aransas Pass
  • Coastal Bend Area of TX
$ flexible
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Maddie Kaplan Ortega

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi there. I am deeply committed to empowering you in your pregnancy and birth. I am looking to working with people who are open to growing themselves, and who want to provide the most empowering birth experience to themselves, their baby, and family. Personally, I am a mom to an incredible 1-year-old girl. Within the first week of becoming pregnant, I told my husband, “I want to become a doula!” The pregnancy and birth journey had me awaken to my personal power, and the power that each one of us naturally has. I would be honored to be your doula through your journey during one of the most important time periods of your life. A little bit more about me: I am originally from New Jersey. I have lived in Houston for five years, and I absolutely love Houston. Other things I love include: great conversations, connecting with people, being outside, great food and restaurants, traveling, running.

Care philosophy

My goal is that you have the resources available to you to make the most informed and empowered choices for yourself and your baby during your pregnancy and birth. I am committed to providing a safe space of presence and love.

Areas served

  • Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond, Bellaire, Houston area

Reviews

  • Antonia
    November 4, 2022 at 11:38 am | Client review

    Having Maddie as a coach has been one of the best experiences of my life and I am forever grateful for what she did for me and the impact she had on my life.

    The best thing about Maddie is that she is authentically interested in your life and your goals. Maddie makes the coaching process fun and light, and at the same time, she brings the rigor necessary for you to succeed. During my coaching process with Maddie, she ALWAYS believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself, and she always made me feel that I was capable of reaching my goals. She gave me the confidence that I needed to achieve my goals.

    Another great thing about Maddie is that I could always count on her and she would always show up when I needed her the most. She honors her word. She is very practical and focuses on producing breakthrough results.

    But most importantly, Maddie is a GREAT human being. Everything she does comes from pure love and contribution. And Maddie has the best energy! You will see her smiling 99% of the time and your energy will immediately shift to a positive state.

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Hannah Rojas

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 85 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 85 families supported • 3 years experience

Brave Beautiful Beginnings was founded in 2020 and has since grown into a full service doula agency providing birth and postpartum doula support, education and placenta encapsulation. We absolutely love what we do!

Care philosophy

We at Brave Beautiful Beginnings strive to offer truly unbiased support. There is not one "right way" to have a positive birth experience. Our priority is to make sure that our clients always feel empowered, well-informed, confident, respected, unafraid, loved and supported.

Areas served

  • Tomball
  • Spring
  • Cypress
  • The Woodlands
  • Conroe
  • Humble
  • Kingwood
  • Pinehurst
  • Magnolia
  • Montgomery
  • Montrose
  • Midtown
  • Bellaire
  • The Heights
  • River Oaks
  • Memorial
  • The Energy Corridor
  • The Medical Center
  • Sugarland
  • Richmond
  • Missouri City
  • Katy
  • League City
  • Pasadena
  • Pearland
  • Friendswood
  • College Station

Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    October 13, 2022 at 10:46 am | Client review

    Hannah provides professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, support for her clients. She is very passionate about her work as a doula. Hannah provides top tier, evidence based, client centered support for birth, pregnancy, postpartum, and newborn care. She is also a skilled childbirth educator and placenta encapsulator. Hannah is one of the best Doulas in the field!

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Raven Brown

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello everyone, my name is Raven Brown; I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where I've experienced first hand how love and support can make a huge difference in a expected overwhelming situation. I have always wanted to make an impact in my community by empowering others to be able to have and use their voice. I am currently pursuing my nursing degree here in Houston as well. My love for becoming a doula started when I stumbled upon a woman handing out her business cards in front of a Hyde Park record store. After gaining more information, I knew this was a sign and my future calling. I plan on bringing various education tools, one on one support, and endless dedication to my future clients. I will do my part in helping bring your birth vision to fruition. I will work by your side as you prepare to bring forth a new life and be present with a little of that Chicago community love and compassion right here in the Houston, Texas area.

Care philosophy

Each birth is a scared moment for all families. It allows you to dive into your inner knowing. By providing each person with the resources and information they need to make the knowledgeable decisions about the most significant event of their lives, I can care by assisting you in your families journey into parenthood.

Areas served

  • Houston, Texas
  • Richmond, Texas
  • Missouri City, Texas
  • Sugarland, Texas
  • Katy, Texas
  • Spring, Texas
  • Houston Area

Reviews

  • Alexandria
    October 10, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    Raven is my current doula and allowed me the opportunity to have one in such a hard financial time. She was so understanding and I am feeling more confident as I am anxiously waiting for my son to come.

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Claudia Silva

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 2800 families supported • 25 years experience

2 reviews • 2800 families supported • 25 years experience

I’ve been in the Birth field for over 20 years, I got started as a volunteer attending births, then stayed on to learn the Doula/ Midwives Assistant role and attain my certification through ACHI, The Assoc for Childbirth at Home, Int., and began preparations, study and practice towards my license as a midwife. After so many wonderful experiences and over 2500 births I am now ready to provide the birthing parents with additional tools, knowledge and education. I provide parents with support throughout labor, as well as pregnancy and postpartum. I also provide childbirth education for parents who desire it. Postpartum overnight care. Breastfeeding support. Placenta encapsulation.

Care philosophy

Evidence Based, Gentle Educated Approach to pregnancy, labor and delivery, based on parents needs, Bradley Method, Le Boyer Method. Freedom of choice and emphasizing Patient Rights. A combination of practiced and learned techniques pain relief and troubleshooting things as they come up. Emphasis on informed consent during the labor period. I was an interning midwife in another state so my experience goes beyond the usual Doula experience.

Areas served

  • The Woodlands
  • Houston
  • The Heights
  • Cypress
  • Jersey Village

Reviews

  • Johanna
    March 13, 2022 at 4:08 pm | Peer review

    Claudia is an amazing person, advocate, nurterer. She is very knowledgeable and blends well with all needs a family could ask for.

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BriAnna Gant

Houston, TX

4 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

4 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

Bee or BriAnna or Bri, the Doula, has been a postpartum, labor & delivery and newborn nursery registered nurse since August 2018. In February 2020, she received her birth doula training through the National Black Doula Association. She also enjoys capturing moments in time with birth, newborn and maternity photography, a hobby she has been skilled in since 2015 (BeeThePhotographer.com). Nature, herbs and the powerful healing energy of plant medicine have fascinated Bee since she discovered how to make mud pies and plant food for her dolls as a little girl. Through learning about pharmacology and western prescription medications, she discovered that Mother Nature, even at its smallest compounds, has provided humans with everything we need to survive. Her passion for childbirth goes back to her early childhood years after seeing her sister carry her nephew to term and becoming addicted to watching “A Birth Story” on TLC every morning. It all came full circle once she began working as a women’s health nurse right after nursing school and also during her journey of self healing, self discovery and spirituality. These experiences have allowed her to provide holistic/individualized support and care to clients using herbs, natural birthing practices and nutritional education.

Care philosophy

Your Birth is YOUR Birth.

Areas served

  • Houston and Surrounding Areas

Reviews

  • Priye
    June 28, 2021 at 3:09 pm | Client review

    “BriAnna is an excellent doula. My entire experience with her was wonderful from beginning to end. I decided to look for a doula because I started to feel anxious about giving birth in my second trimester. I wanted someone that could guide and educate me during my pregnancy and support me during delivery. Her initial consultation immediately put my husband and I at ease. She is very personable, knowledgeable and professional. It’s a major plus that she is a labor and delivery RN. She knows so much regarding childbirth and has so much insight on various birth scenarios. She also has so many tips and remedies to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy.

    BriAnna is a pro in the labor room offering constant support physically, emotionally and mentally. She helped cater to my every need to help make me as comfortable as possible. She provided counter pressure on my back as I labored, fed me ice chips, fanned me, helped me change birthing positions, and consistently gave me words of encouragement. Without BriAnna by my side, I don’t think I would have been able to stick with my unmedicated birth plan.

    Now let’s talk photography. The doula package I got included maternity, birth and newborn photography. BriAnna did an absolutely amazing job. She is so easy to work with and the pictures came out great. It was so convenient not having to shop around for a photographer to capture these precious moments. The newborn photos are my favorite.”

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Taylor Hensley

Willis, TX

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 4 years experience

I am a mom of 2 boys and have 4 years experience with pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I want to help women have the best birth experience they can and be able to express their needs and desires for their birth plan or how they want to labor. I would love to have 2+ clients a month and have a good connection with each one beyond superficially. I want to normalize home births or natural births. I will support your decision with how you want to manage your pain whether it be essential oils and focal points or the epidural. I want your labor and birth experience to be as easy and relaxing as it physically and mentally can be.

Care philosophy

Welcome to Bluebird Birth, Postpartum,. And Doula Support. We are a small group of young doulas/supporters here to help guide you through your support needs. We offer support for teens, young adults to feel prepared for pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and everything in between.

Areas served

  • Conroe
  • Spring
  • The Woodlands
  • Cleveland
  • Humble
  • Porter
  • Huntsville
  • Katy
  • Willis
  • Tomball
  • New Caney
  • Grangerland

Reviews

  • Lacey
    July 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm | Client review

    She is awesome! She really listens to what I have to say and my fears of birth.

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Stephi Anderson

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 9 years experience

I became a doula in 2013 when I realized it was the only job I'd ever wanted. I took my first training with CAPPA, and have since trained with multiple doula organizations and highly-skilled doulas. I continue to train and build my skills every year. I love working with families who break the mold--who build their family on their own terms with love and courage. Birth doula support with me looks like this:
Minimum of 3 in-person or virtual meetings, plus monthly check-ins Education - explanations of terminology and procedures as they come up in care provider appointments Planning - budgeting for care, writing a birth plan, and planning for postpartum Guidance - prioritizing your goals with actionable steps Research - help finding the best available evidence-based information for your unique pregnancy Resources - tools to help you plan and learn Referrals - introduce you to chiropractors, lactation consultants, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and other care providers whose specialties support your goals Physical and emotional support during birth process Suggestions for position changes and movement Support partner(s) in their role Guidance adhering to birth plan or making changes as necessary Pre-op and post-op support for Cesarean birth Immediate postpartum care Newborn feeding help In-home follow-up visit

Care philosophy

All birthing people deserve care that is informed, evidenced-based, and centered on their needs as individuals. I'm only invested in you having access to everything you need as you make decisions about your body, your baby, and your birth. Birth is unpredictable, but doula support is constant. I respect your agency, advocate for your autonomy, and help you find all the options. Zero judgment.

Areas served

  • Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball
  • Heights, Montrose, Timbergrove, Midtown
  • Memorial, Westchase, Katy
  • Cypress, Jersey Village, Willowbrook
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Doula Agency

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 120 families supported • 3 years experience

As a full service doula agency, we know that it doesn't matter if its your very first pregnancy, or the very last- our job is to assist you in transitioning through this time in a way that feels good to everyone. We support every family dynamic, regardless of who, where and what that looks like to them. We are the experts in all things baby, and we are always in your corner, no matter what.

Care philosophy

We love being doulas and offering support through evidence based information, and unmatched professionalism. We strive to educate, attune, and build confidence in individuals and families throughout greater Houston. We are always in your corner.

Areas served

  • The Woodlands
  • Spring
  • Montrose
  • Cypress
  • Kingwood
  • Katy
  • Pearland
  • Tomball
  • Rice Village
  • Memorial City
  • Willowbrook
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Chelsey Hernandez

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

Please check out my website https://www.DoulightfulBeginningsBirthCare.com/ to find out more about me and how I got started!

Care philosophy

As a doula, I help with informational, physical, and emotional support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. Please see my website for more information on my care philosophy: https://www.DoulightfulBeginningsBirthCare.com/FAQ

Areas served

  • Clear Lake, TX
  • Deer Park, TX
  • Friendswood, TX
  • Kemah, TX
  • La Porte, TX
  • League City, TX
  • Pasadena, TX
  • Pearland, TX
  • Houston, TX

Reviews

  • Brittany
    March 3, 2021 at 9:43 am | Client review

    “Before meeting Chelsey, my idea of a quintessential doula was a crunchy hippie who smelled like essential oils and shrieked when you said the word epidural like you mentioned Voldemort. I wanted a medicated birth, and because of that alone, I never thought I’d have a doula. Little did I know, a doula that is truly doing her job is supportive of whatever birth plan the mother wants. It is primarily her (or his) job to support the mother, including if she wants medication.

    Chelsey provided me with valuable information to support my entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. She helped me with my diet, my baby registry, my mental health, and frequently checked in after my doctor’s appointments. She educated me on what to expect during the birth so that I had less anxiety surrounding what I knew nothing about at the time. She also met with my husband and I on how he could help me through contractions at home before I went to the hospital.

    While my husband would have loved to play the traditional role of my birth coach, he was extremely grateful that Chelsey filled that responsibility and took the pressure off of him. She was supportive of my birth plan and I’d hire her again in a heartbeat as a critical member of my birth team should the need arise again.”

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 Houston, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Houston, 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 Houston, TX in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Houston, TX. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Houston, 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 Houston, TX is $964, but can typically range from $802 to $1,125. These costs are based on a representative group of 75 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Houston area. The average cost of a doula in Houston, 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 Houston, TX is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, 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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