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Found 24 Pros in Houston, TX, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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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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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
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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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Zia Ash

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

My services include but not limited to: providing evidence-based information on all things newborn/postpartum promoting self-care advocating for body awareness helping siblings adjust referring to additional support in great sleep routines (independent sleeping) Lactation support Physical support (light cleaning around home)

Care philosophy

Let’s start with saying EXTRA support is not wrong! Wouldn’t an extra hour or three be nice to have...it can happen. Let’s create a sleep routine that is realistic and healthy for you and babe. Let’s build for better and stress free nights. Available to chat and in person visit for hands on assistance!

Areas served

  • Houston
  • Spring
  • Woodlands
  • Heights

Reviews

  • Elisabeth
    March 9, 2021 at 4:28 am | Client review

    Love this lady! Very in tune with her work! Recommended for PPD!

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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
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Kate Cleveland

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

My passion for nurturing and honoring new parents began with the birth of my son March 2019. I spent months preparing extensively for pregnancy and the labor and delivery, but was completely overwhelmed and unprepared for recovery. I labored in a hospital for 21 hours in what my OB called at my 6 week check up, “text book labor”. Nothing about the labor or my recovery felt “text book” to me as I had envisioned something completely different. I ended up with a pelvic floor tear, urinary incontinence and a postpartum uterine infection contributing to my year long battle with postpartum anxiety and insomnia. I am grateful I knew to advocate for myself because of my therapy training and insist on pelvic floor physical therapy despite being encouraged to “just do kegels”. I felt depleted, anxious and alone those first few months while wondering if I’d ever sleep or feel whole again. Like many individuals, I had many nursing (body feeding / breastfeeding / chestfeeding) challenges including painful, poor latch, and oversupply. Desperate for answers and support, I researched night after night and created my modern day village to include a pelvic health physical therapist, a pediatric dentist to address my son’s oral restrictions, a lactation consultant, a psychologist for counseling and a chiropractor for my son’s bodywork and craniosacral therapy. Knowing what I know now, I wish my village would have included a postpartum doula. My challenging and overwhelming postpartum experience has ignited my passion to help families during this sacred transition with education, resources and non-biased support to allow for the most gentle and joyful transition possible. Postpartum Preparation + Recovery: • Developing a support team and plan for self-care • Physical therapy for pain relief, diastasis healing and pelvic floor recovery • Birth processing and emotional support • Therapeutic massage • Healing food delivery, preparation and education • Light housework while you rest • Sitz bath preparation Baby Care: • Breastfeeding (chestfeeding / bodyfeeding) support • Tummy time and baby wearing education • Education on normal developmental milestones • Bathing and swaddling education • Sleep education • Older sibling care • Resources for referrals, if needed Step 1: Book a complementary 15- minute strategy call with me. Tell me your story so I can customize a plan that best meets your needs. Step 2: Schedule your initial PT assessment or initial doula visit (can be scheduled prior to baby’s arrival or after you return home with baby).

Care philosophy

I provide compassionate, non-biased support for families as they transition into early parenthood. My practice is inclusive and LGBTQ+ affirming.

Areas served

  • Houston Metro Area
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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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Taelor Powell

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

Those who know me say that my strong desire to provide families with the necessary education, support, and evidence-based knowledge when they desire it most is quickly noticed and my warm-approach in doing so is always appreciated. I like to think that my life work encompasses the best of several worlds; When I’m not serving clients as a Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, you can find me either educating families within my Certified Family Life Educator role or positively impacting lives within my profession as a Social Worker at a local foster care/adoption agency. I enjoy working with parents of all ages, both first-time and seasoned parents, families of different racial/ethnic backgrounds, of varying cultural beliefs, and diverse family structures. And though I have worked with children of all ages, the newborn and infancy period remain my specialty. Get to know me and you will find that I have an extensive history of experience and training specifically relating to the 4th trimester (the first three months of baby and mommy’s postpartum life).

Care philosophy

I like to think my role as a Postpartum Doula is a luxury support service, assisting families through the first few days, weeks, or months of life after baby. This looks very different for every family that I work with but always includes, emotional, physical, and evidence-based informational support while paying special attention to the mother and providing exceptional care for baby.

Areas served

  • Houston, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Pearland, TX
  • Greater Houston Area

Reviews

  • Tiffany
    December 8, 2020 at 7:12 pm | Peer review

    Taelor helped provide on-site newborn caregiver training at a conference I was planning. She is dependable and easy to get along with. I highly recommend working with Taelor!

$ 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.

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

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

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

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Houston, TX is $33 per hour, but typically ranges from $27 to $38 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 75 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Houston area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Houston, TX is about the same as the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Texas, which is $33 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Houston, TX is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can hire two types of doulas in 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.

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