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Found 27 Pros in Houston, TX, USA | Birth doula support
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Ashley Lutz

Katy, TX

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 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
  • Cypress, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Fulshear, Texas
  • Richmond, Texas
  • Tomball, Texas
  • Waller, 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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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 • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 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.”

$ flexible
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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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Jennifer Anderson

Cypress, TX

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 10 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 training, and more!

Care philosophy

My passion is supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, labor, and into the postpartum period. My focus is on making sure new parents feel secure, confident, and informed. I love advocating for families and helping them get what they want and need our of the birth experience. I support natural births, water births, medicated births, as well as c-sections.

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Tomball
  • Katy
  • Spring
  • Heights
  • Cypress
  • The Woodlands
  • Waller
$ flexible
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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.”

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Holly Milkowski

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

I got bit by the birth bug when I began researching during my first pregnancy. Usually when I get on a roll with something fascinating, I need to be jolted away before I’ll stop on my own. Well, despite many a jolt, I never stopped, because it seemed the path was leading me to the world of birth work — a place full of mystery, intrigue, beauty, and heart. Kind of hard to resist! I took Birth Boot Camp classes during my second pregnancy and was so impressed by the curriculum. It’s thorough, modern, and it appealed just as well to my husband. I had so much fun as a student in class, I thought how I’d love to become an instructor one day! Becoming a doula felt like a natural progression in this journey as I love to be “on the ground” in a birth setting, in the heart of the action, as well as in front of a class. As a doula, I love sharing resources and information because knowledge is power! I also encourage my clients to dive deep in introspection, ask lots of questions, grow confidence in their autonomy, and get clarity on what they truly want. There is so much to gain from taking accountability -- and I am here to help things run more smoothly along your journey. Together, we aim to manifest your special vision for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Care philosophy

I believe you already hold immense resources of birth wisdom within — a knowing that this journey is meant for you right now, in just this way. But I also believe in preparing for the hard work of labor, and in serving as your guide as you embark on this incredible journey. However your story looks, I acknowledge it is your own, and I am here for you with compassion, respect, and love.

Areas served

  • Katy
  • Sugar Land
  • Richmond
  • Cypress
  • Fulshear
  • Energy Corridor
  • Bellaire
  • Downtown / Med District
  • Pearland
  • Tomball
  • Spring
  • Memorial
  • Heights

Reviews

  • Laura
    March 1, 2021 at 5:07 am | Client review

    “Holly was my doula and birthing class instructor. My husband and I took her comprehensive birthing class which helped us to prepare for the birth of our first baby. The class covered a lot of important topics including what labor is like and comfort measures.

    I had a homebirth with a long labor and the comfort measures really helped me to cope with it. As my doula, Holly was supportive and encouraging. She helped with counter pressure when I had back labor, provided emotional support during transition, and made sure I stayed hydrated. Her presence was very calming.

    If I have another baby, I will hire her again!!”

$ flexible
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Andrea Jai

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 9 families supported • 10 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Katy
  • Cypress
  • Spring
  • Willowbrook
  • Spring Branch
  • Heights
  • Alief
  • Medical Center
  • Kingwood
  • Pearland
  • Tomball
  • Memorial City
  • Kingwood
  • Pasedena
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Alexandra Tran

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 59 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 59 families supported • 12 years experience

My doula journey began in 2008 after the birth of my own child. Although my experience was incredible, the sequence of events lead me to question how things could have been different. I then began researching and learning all that I could about the options birthing people and their partners had during birth. My goal then was to help support families anyway I could and ensure they never felt alone, pressured, or without choice; and 12 years later, it remains the same. My attitude toward birth is very modern and balanced. There is no one size fits all approach to people so there can’t be when welcoming a new human to the world. Regardless of your birth choices, I will support you and ensure you are respected no matter what. Hospital or home, in water or in a bed, midwife or doctor I will stand next to you and your partner with kind eyes and a calm touch. I am also currently adding a Hypnobabies certification to better serve my clients! Whether you have searched for a doula for your fertility, birth, or postpartum period (or all 3!) you may be overwhelmed with the list of questions you would like answered. This is completely normal and I’m happy to chat with you and answer any questions you may have.

Care philosophy

I am a modern doula who is experienced and prepared to support families of all shapes and sizes. I believe all birthing people have the right to be respected, heard, and supported.

Areas served

  • Katy
  • Houston
  • Cypress
  • Willowbrook
  • Sugar land
  • Bellaire
  • Richmond
  • Rosenberg
$ flexible
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Krystah Smith

Houston, TX

4 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

4 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

Krystah is a Navy veteran, military spouse, mother, and Houston birth keeper. She has three children, three dogs and a partner that supports her wildest dreams to serve her clients. She juggles lifes crazy all while homeschooling her children. You will often find her making home remedies, supporting the freebirth movement, empowering people, and drinking a large cup of herbal tea. Her demeanor is of a kindred soul lost in the wrong generation. All of her friends consider her a hippy, and she acknowledges the truth in that. As an Alternative Medicine student with Midwifery training, she is a formally trained birth and postpartum doula. Krystah currently holds certifications in Mamalates (which has a core focus in Diastasis Recti), Infant Massage Instruction, Acupressure for Birth, Herbalism, Prenatal Yoga Instruction, Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Instruction, Buddha Baby Yoga Instruction, Belly Binding, Mother’s Healer (Closing of the Bones), Placenta Encapsulation and Adult & Pediatric First Aid/ CPR/AED.

Care philosophy

My mission is to inspire peace, love, and acceptance of all beings. I aim to provide a holistic approach to education, guidance, and grounding on the journey to a gentle birth and beyond. Because of my adaptable learning style, I have been able to successfully care for families that have varying philosophies.

Areas served

  • Spring
  • Cypress
  • Tomball
  • Northside
  • Washington
  • Acres Homes
  • Katy
  • Bellaire
  • Energy Corridor
  • River Oaks
  • The Woodlands
  • West U
  • Spring Branch
  • Pearland
  • Humble
  • Conroe

Reviews

  • Harshada
    April 21, 2021 at 2:02 am | Client review

    I hired Krystah for post partum care in the hospital for two nights. Hiring her was absolutely the best decision I made. Krystah is very personable and professional. She took great care of me and my new born. I could get the much needed rest as Krystah cared for my baby through the night. She is very knowledgeable about alternative medicine and caring for new borns. She was very punctual and responsive. I higly recommend her to someone who is looking for quality care for the baby and mother likewise.

$ flexible
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Tiara Miller

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 8 years experience

A Motherly Embrace Doula Services was established 8 years ago when I acted as a Doula for my sister as she birthed my first nephew. It was in those moments that I realized how important it was for mothers to receive unconditional support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. I am currently a DONA trained Birth Doula serving women in the Houston and Surrounding areas.

Care philosophy

As a doula I provide emotional, physical, and educational support to help you make informed decisions before, during and after childbirth. I am here to assist the birthing mother and partner throughout this experience. I recognize that birth is an experience and one of the most memorable moments that moms will remember for a lifetime

Areas served

  • Houston, Katy, Cypress, Spring
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Natasha Wright

Houston, TX

5 reviews • 45 families supported • 4 years experience

5 reviews • 45 families supported • 4 years experience

Hi, my name is Natasha and I love mothers! I became a licensed massage therapist and doula to positively affect outcomes for mothers and their families. During my travels and studies of various cultures and attitudes regarding pregnancy and motherhood, I have created custom wellness care programs for expecting and newly delivered mothers. I provide pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum support for both moms and their partners/families. My services cater to the whole body, mind and soul of the mother. From expert prenatal massages and customized labor support to postpartum belly binding, we've got you covered from start to finish.

Care philosophy

I believe in working with the collective body, the mental, emotional, energetic, and physical body, to maintain your overall wellness in life and especially during your pregnancy. As an advocate for the quality universal right to effective, compassionate, and unbiased maternity care, it is my role to empower families so they can make the choices that are most right for them.

Areas served

  • Houston

Reviews

  • Natasha
    April 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    Precyann, I have so many things to say here. I will leave it to thank you and i truly cherish our relationship. I love you girl inside and out. Thank you for letting me in to care for you. It is always an honor and privilege to do so. I am here for you and your family.- Natasha

$ flexible
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Tania Nuezca

Humble, TX

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 7 years experience

Tania has been preparing birthing couples since 2013. Unhappy with the support she received during her first birth, her sister encouraged her to take an independent childbirth class. Her second birth was healing and her third birth was empowering. This started her passion for safe, natural when possible, and empowering birth. She has since become trained in Spinning Babies, Rebozo use during labor, and Neonatal Resuscitation. She has taught almost 200 couples and attended dozens of births, either as doula support or as a midwife birth assistant. Tania is married to her best friend of 10 years and they have 3 vivacious children together. When she is not reading articles about birth, she can be found chasing her kids around the park or folding laundry. It’s a toss up.

Care philosophy

My goal is to empower the birthing woman/person/couple with information. I inform you of all your options so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. I teach and listen, really listen, without judgement and imposing my views. This is your journey and I’m here to support you!

Areas served

  • Cleveland
  • Kingwood
  • Atascocita
  • Humble
  • Houston
  • Champions/Vintage Park
$ flexible
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Sandra Bruce

Angleton, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 3 years experience

Believe in your birth. Let's do this together!

Care philosophy

The human body is an amazing thing. I believe God created women's bodies to conceive, grow, carry, deliver, and nourish a baby. I will help you deliver your baby with as few interventions as possible if that is your intention. I will support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually through the life-changing process of labor and delivery.

Areas served

  • Lake Jackson
  • Pearland
  • West Columbia
  • Clear Lake
  • Clute
  • Freeport
$ flexible
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Kathleen Wilson

Houston, TX

1 reviews • 1032 families supported • 18 years experience

1 reviews • 1032 families supported • 18 years experience

I meet with clients regularly, throughout their pregnancy and check in on my clients, on average, once per week. I believe the key to a great birth experience is in preparation, so we do a lot of work before Labor Day. Labor is a vulnerable time for both the birthing person and their intimate support team, honoring that through relationship building is my primary goal. I work closely with your medical team to ensure you are informed and consented about all procedures. My goal is for each family to love the day their baby was born and remember it joyously. I grew up in and around Houston for the most part. I met my husband when I was 21 and married him when I was 25. We have birthed four children together and have three surviving children living at home with us now. My first daughter was born in 2001 during tropical storm Allison in the medical center and was with us for twelve short weeks. We loved her as hard as we could while she was here and she has forever changed the landscape of our lives. We are grateful for every moment we had and she taught us to love deeply and with abandon. We were lucky enough to welcome our second daughter in 2003 at the same hospital. With this birth I was able to focus and really work toward achieving the birth experience I knew I wanted. Our son was born five years later at a freestanding birth center – my first water birth with a doula. And our happy girl came along a few years later in 2011 – born in our home under the supervision of a loving home birth midwife and four amazing doulas – four. I love to spend time with my family traveling, but mostly we stay home, play at the park, cook, go bowling, watch movies and read. I love to read. I have two fur babies that are pretty sure they are my real babies and those humans are usurping their position. I am one of the luckiest people in the world.

Care philosophy

I meet families where they are. Each family is unique, with needs and desires that are specific to them. I hope to support families, without judgment by getting to know them. I believe prenatal education and relationship building are among the greatest tools a doula can possess. My goal is to support every family without judgment, creating a safe space for you to decide what is important.

Areas served

  • The Woodlands
  • Houston
  • Kingwood
  • Katy
  • Conroe
  • The Heights
  • Spring
  • Clear Lake
  • Pearland
  • Galveston

Reviews

  • Joli
    May 21, 2021 at 2:23 pm | Peer review

    I can confidently say that Kathleen is the best doula and doula trainer in Houston. I am so lucky that I had the opportunity to do her apprenticeship and attribute all of my success to the way that she trained me. Kathleen is not only knowledgeable about just about everything, she is reasonable and objective as she guides her clients toward information. She truly supports her client’s choices without bias or hidden agenda. She is kind, compassionate and nurturing. When she is working with a laboring person she is present and always knows what to say and how to touch in order to bring comfort, pain management and safety. When it comes to advocacy, there isn’t anyone better to have in your corner. Rather than stealing someone’s voice, she prepares them to be their own advocate and bolsters them with unwavering support. She builds people up and empowers their confidence and capability. She also nurtures her relationships with care providers so that care can be cohesive and collaborative. Many doctors and midwives around Houston know and love working with her. Postpartum, she strives to catch her families if they fall into postpartum depression and she is passionate about building communities that hold each other up and lean on each other. Her postpartum support doesn’t expire. She and her community are there as long as you need/want her. If I were going to have a doula, there is no question in my mind that I would not only want, but need Kathleen.

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Katherine Leigh

Seabrook, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 2 years experience

I sought to become a doula when I was pregnant with my youngest - I feel in love with birth itself and read everything I could to prepare my mind and body the best I could. After walking through intense trauma from his birth (situational, not medical), it only solidified my resolve to become a doula to come alongside other young moms or single moms or women in abusive situations, to support them in this precious time, when no one else will be their voice. I live and support others in Bay Area Houston, mostly through hosting virtual birth and postpartum courses. Find out more about me at www.simplenaturalmama.com

Care philosophy

As a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth and breastfeeding educator, and placenta specialist, I am here to meet your need of informational, emotional, physical support, while encouraging you to advocate for your needs/desires, and reinforcing your own familial support during this life-changing experience of labor and postpartum!

Areas served

  • bay area houston
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Vero Pertuso

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

I've dedicated the last years of my life to guide, support, empower and educate pregnant people and their families throughout the entire pregnancy journey (from the conception till the postpartum stage). I want to help families achieve their goals and desires in a deeper and more complete way, that's why I offer: Wellness and Health Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Coaching combined with the Birth and Postpartum Doula work. I know how powerful and unstoppable human beings can be when they feel secured, supported, listened and respected...I am here to help you get the experience you deserve and see you thrive. I'm really looking forward connecting with you!!!

Care philosophy

About me! Hii! I’m Vero, the Bilingual Birth Worker. I’m originally from Venezuela; there I graduated as a Clinical Psychologist. When I move to the U.S I wanted to combine my psychology knowledge with my love for the Birth & Maternity world. I cannot be more passioned, driven and committed to what I do, and I can only describe it as my mission in this life.

Areas served

  • Houston area and surroundings.
$ flexible
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Geneva Hill

Stafford, TX

3 reviews • 21 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 21 families supported • 2 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 decissions 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

  • Brielle
    January 26, 2021 at 1:05 am | Peer review

    She’s very kind loving and understanding very patient and smart

$ flexible
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Cynthia Gerhardt

Katy, TX

1 reviews • 20 families supported • 30 years experience

1 reviews • 20 families supported • 30 years experience

My position as Doula, is to be in support of the birthing Mom. This support is extended to her partner, to intentionally create the experience that is right for them. The relationship of support and evidence based care is provided from 36 weeks of pregnancy through labor and immediate postpartum period, including breastfeeding. During the quarantine, support is offered virtually and throughout our journey together, we’ll connect via text, cell and virtually. This service includes 2 postpartum calls from the first 2 weeks after your baby’s birth.

Care philosophy

Childbirth is a transformative experience.- an expanded perspective of a pregnant woman’s body, mind and soul- which culminates in the birthing process. In this experience, I support you, your baby, your partner and the decisions you feel are best- to prepare for a positive and meaningful birth memory.

Areas served

  • Harris County-

Reviews

  • Ruth
    January 5, 2021 at 10:27 am | Peer review

    Cynthia is one of the most dedicated to not only the physical well being but the emotional and spiritual well being of a family as well. She is always learning, always eager to improve and has more compassion and grace than most people I have ever known. Anyone who works with her is lucky to have found someone who truly understands the depth of the work we do.

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Alysa Kowis

Katy, TX

7 reviews • 32 families supported • 5 years experience

7 reviews • 32 families supported • 5 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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Sarah Williams

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

Newly certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and breastfeeding counselor. Helping to empower women on the most important journey ever, sends me over the moon. Giving families the knowledge and courage that they are doing themselves and their new life a service, is indescribable.

Care philosophy

I believe every family deserves to have the proper knowledge and education to feel confident and content in the choices they are making regarding their new child. Pregnancy, birth, postpartum and all things included should not ever be scary, but like a honeymoon, beautiful and memorable.

Areas served

  • Kingwood
  • Humble
  • Atascocita
  • Houston
$ flexible
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Yael Woods

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 55 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 55 families supported • 5 years experience

My name is Yael Woods, Holistic Reproductive Practitioner and Owner of Purple Lotus Fertility & Birth Services: providing support, empowerment, empathy, education and information to nurture women & families, during conception, through birth and into those first sweet weeks of life. I've been where you are and know what it is like to face the challenges of infertility, pregnancy loss and the triumph of overcoming your hurdles to hold your miracle. I will walk with you, hold space for you, see you and hear you, nurturing you as you go through your own journey toward realizing your dreams of creating a family. I offer mobile services to women and families across the Greater Houston Area and distance services Nationwide. I believe in and am committed to the total health of women, children and families. In order to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and postpartum care you want for you and your baby, it is important to understand your options. Honoring your right to decide what you need to succeed, we will work together to create an intentional path to your optimal pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum care experience. I integrate approaches to help you prepare for motherhood, again or anew, with confidence, optimal health and joy while supporting your choices for a safe delivery at home, in a birthing center, or at a hospital. We will meet once every trimester and I will check in with you in between, more often after 32 weeks. We can modify the schedule as needed. Each 60-90 minute visit will center on specific needs for your stage of pregnancy, empowering and preparing you for a safe, healthy, happy pregnancy and birth experience, attending appointments with you, answering your questions, and getting to know you, your partner, and family. I will be at-your-side throughout labor, the birth, and afterwards, supporting your vision and needs. ​ EVERY CLIENT RECEIVES ... Lots of love and encouragement, an initial consultation, assistance planning your birth, direct access to me via phone, guidance on nourishing foods and self-care. Reflexology sessions for Fertility or during pregnancy, at your birth, postpartum and newborn training (optional). Access to education and resources, Energy healing sessions (optional), Postpartum vaginal steam for proper healing (optional). I will always respect your lifestyle and dietary choices, as well as religious and cultural beliefs. I am available to talk with you by telephone at any time.

Care philosophy

I believe in you and your ability to birth! Your body knows what to do and my role is to help empower, educate, support and advocate for you and your partner to experience the birth that you have envisioned. I approach my birth support from a mind, body and spirit perspective. I have studied additional modalities to support you along your pregnancy journey such as Reflexology, Reiki & Nutrition.

Areas served

  • Richmond, Katy, Houston, Missouri City, Brookshire
  • Sugar Land, River Oaks, Stafford, Bellaire
  • Tomball, Spring, Greater Metro Houston
$ flexible
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Nene Carter

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

Baby Bumps Doula Services is dedicated to providing loving, inclusive, culturally appropriate, trauma informed and diverse support to all races, backgrounds, gender identities, and every family. Baby Bumps care is led by love.

Care philosophy

My passion meets my purpose in birth work. It is my goal to create a birth experience that will provide my clients with evidence based information, quality support, and love.

Areas served

  • Houston, Tx
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Reviews

  • Suzette
    January 22, 2021 at 8:28 am | Client review

    Working with Nene during labor and delivery was a great experience! This was my very first time working with a Doula and it made the process so much easier and more relaxing. Nene was so informative and knowledgeable during my hospital birth, which made me feel empowered to make the best decisions for me and my baby. I highly recommend her services.

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Loretta Caddigan

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My background is in Nutrition and it was there that my interests in the birthing experience was "born" after learning how incredibly amazing the human body is. I dove deeper into the birthing world when I decided to take my Prenatal Yoga teacher training after teaching yoga for a few years, then that snowballed into me becoming a Doula to provide even more support for birthing people.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is a blend of providing the necessary knowledge, tools and empowerment that any birthing person needs in order to advocate the birthing experience that they are wanting for themselves.

Areas served

  • Inner Loop
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Eleanor Prado

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 33 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 33 families supported • 2 years experience

I am happy to be a certified labor doula with CAPPA. For my certification, I attended a multi-day, hands-on class with one of the best doulas in the Houston area, I completed my required reading, passed my exams, and was evaluated on my skills. I currently provide birth support and postpartum Bengkung Binding. For more information check out my website www.eleanorpradodoula.com

Care philosophy

I believe in the power of birthing people. I believe that all births are valid, and no matter the type of birth you are seeking, you should feel informed and confident in your choices. I will support you in the decisions you make and help create a safe space for your voice to be heard in labor. I am here to support you when things get hard, and to guide you through a beautiful birth experience.

Areas served

  • Greater Houston Area

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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