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Ebony Etheridge

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 7 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Metro Houston
$ flexible
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Cherish Peacewalker

Houston, TX

6 reviews • 1051 families supported • 15 years experience

6 reviews • 1051 families supported • 15 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • katy, jersey village, richmond, pearland, heights

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Naomi Walker

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Medical Center
  • Medical Center
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Carmen Knight

Houston, TX

5 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

5 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

My passion for doula work was born from my own experience of postpartum depression after giving birth to my son. With the help of my doula, I was able to put words to the emotions I was feeling and better communicate my needs to my partner and support network. This experience inspired me to become a doula so that I could offer the same invaluable support to other women during the transformative journey of motherhood.

Care philosophy

My values are centered around conscious care, cultivated community, and curated confidence. I prioritize holistic self-care rituals, promoting rejuvenation for motherhood. Together, we'll combat isolation by connecting with a curated mama community. Lastly, I'll empower you with evidence-based resources and local vetted recommendations tailored to your unique journey.

Areas served

  • Memorial city, Southwest Houston, Pearland, Katy

Reviews

  • Yolanda
    July 5, 2023 at 3:51 am | Peer review

    Truly a motivator. A go-getter and concerned about the well-being of young African-American mothers in their courageous journey through motherhood. She truly lives and adapts that saying “it takes a village” in her interactions with women.

$ flexible
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Taylor Jefferson

Richmond, TX

22 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

22 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Mitsuzi Green

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Pearland, Sugar land, Katy, surrounding areas.

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Taylor Mathis

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a holistic Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor serving Houston, TX and surrounding areas. My passion for birth work grew tenfold after my own at home birthing experience with an amazing doula and midwife at my side. I was truly grateful for their guidance and the love they showed me as I brought my baby boy into the world. I love supporting the mother (and family) through the momentous transition that a birth and newborn brings. I provide postpartum doula support at an hourly rate. I offer lactation support, overnight care, meals, belly bonding, yoni steams and complete household errands. Each mother is different so every postpartum shift looks different for my clients. I also provide in home and virtual lactation support at an hourly rate. These are one on one sessions where we can learn and trouble shoot your breastfeeding issues together!

Care philosophy

I believe all birthing people deserve quality care and a helpful village that cares for them so they can care for baby. As your doula my goal is to provide holistic, individualized and evidence-based support during your postpartum and breastfeeding journey.

Areas served

  • Katy
  • The Woodlands
  • Humble
  • Sugarland
  • Pearland
  • Cypress

Reviews

  • Kaila
    May 25, 2023 at 2:20 pm | Peer review

    Taylor is very good at connecting families to resources and transferring confidence in their ability to nurse their baby. Taylor does not operate from her own agenda and is very committed to advocacy and increased breastfeeding rates in the bipoc community.

$ flexible
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Catrice Harris

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 15 years experience

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 15 years experience

I have been supporting families as a birth and postpartum doula since 2008. While I have transitioned birth work from doula support to home birth midwifery care, I still value and appreciate the need for postpartum support of new moms, and look forward to opportunities to help new moms settle into life with a new baby.

Care philosophy

As a postpartum doula my role is to support new families with adjusting to life with a new baby. I provide breastfeeding support and education, and offer evidence based suggestions for caring for newborns. As a midwife I provide the same schedule of care that an OB would provide, but with a different model and approach, with the goal being a satisfying home birth experience.

Areas served

  • Southwest Houston
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Totiana Michael

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 250 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 250 families supported • 7 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Houston

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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LaVerne Reid

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 50 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 50 families supported • 7 years experience

WE ARE DEDICATED TO MOTHERS HAVING A PEACEFUL & HEALTHY START TO MOTHERHOOD: We offer Preconception Nutriton & Health - Gestational Diabetes & Preeclampsia Management, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care & Night Nanny Care

Care philosophy

I help women transition into motherhood by preparing their bodies, and creating a space of calm, confidence and love. I help families establish routines that prioritize their mental and physical health, baby's needs, and a holistic lifestyle. I also provide warming foods for mother and elite care for newborn singles and twins.

Areas served

  • North, Woodlands, Heights, Montrose, Downtown

Reviews

  • Kenisha
    October 7, 2022 at 10:54 am | Client review

    I have known Laverne Reid for the past several years. since our first encounter back in 2013. I met her at a church we both attended and was drawn to her because I noticed a kind spirited, amicable, and principled personality. Then, and now, I know Laverne to be patient and understanding, not easily angered, dependable, reliable, always giving words of encouragement, and helps keep me grounded in reality.

    Most of my experience with Laverne came from interaction with her, not only in church activities, but also in caring for my 3 children. She sat my children for approximately 2 years. As babies, I felt my children were in safe hands. They were well taken care of, and she ensured they had the most nutritious meals while they were in her care. She ensured they had aged appropriate activities and would always give me report of what the children did during the day. She went above and beyond by spending extra hours with the children on days when shift report was taking longer than usual which made me leave work late. My children love Laverne and always want to visit her and her children because of her personality.

    I highly recommend her in her endeavors. I know you will have a similar experience because she has a kind personality.

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Jaci Virgadamo

The Woodlands, TX

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 25 families supported • 2 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Ashley Lutz

Katy, TX

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Jennifer Anderson

Cypress, TX

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 20 years experience

2 reviews • 200 families supported • 20 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Geneva Hill

Stafford, TX

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

4 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Houston TX
  • Houston Tx

Reviews

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

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

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Alysa Kowis

Katy, TX

7 reviews • 86 families supported • 7 years experience

7 reviews • 86 families supported • 7 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Ashley Lutz

Katy, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 5 years experience

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

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Areas served

  • Katy
  • Waller
  • Brookshire
  • Pattison
  • Fulshear
  • Cinco Ranch
  • Tomball
  • Sugarland
  • Fort Bend
  • Richmond
$ flexible
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Swaa Jackson

Cypress, TX

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello, I'm Swaá—pronounced 'sway'—a California native now calling Cypress, TX, in the HTX area, home. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and am a certified Birth Doula by DONA. Committed to ongoing education, I strive to enhance my skills to better support your unique needs. My journey into birth work started during undergrad, where I researched infant and maternal mortality rates in the US. Disturbed by the disparities, particularly for Black women, I felt a calling to make a difference. This led me to become a doula, redirecting my path with purpose. Initially drawn to home and birthing center deliveries, my focus expanded to encompass hospital births, recognizing the essential need for education, advocacy, and support. Under the guidance of a remarkable mentor, a Licensed Midwife with over two decades of experience, I've served over 40 families and actively participated in the Healthy Start Program, contributing to underserved communities since May 2022. If there's ever anything beyond my scope, I ensure to provide tailored resources. I'm honored to serve my families and feel blessed to witness the success of many births.

Care philosophy

I uphold a simple philosophy: supporting your birth as you envision it. My approach is defined by patience, calmness, attentiveness, and love—all seen through a holistic lens that considers nutrition, physical well-being, and mental health. My ultimate goal is for every family to feel not only supported but also prepared and loved during this vulnerable time.

Areas served

  • Cypress, TX
  • Katy, TX
  • Tomball, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • Houston, TX

Reviews

  • Catrice
    January 4, 2024 at 12:06 pm | Peer review

    I have known Swaa in a professional capacity since her early days as a birth doula. She is very compassionate and intuitive when supporting clients, and strikes a remarkable work-life balance. Swaa is dedicated as a team player and also independently supports her clients in ways that caters to them specifically. Without hesitation, I recommend her to my own clients and others that I meet who are looking for birth support. She would definitely be an asset to your birth team!

$ flexible
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Joidan Bullard

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Houston,Texas
$ flexible
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Megan Toliver

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Deborah Mundle

Houston, TX

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 15 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 15 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

$ flexible
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Chaka Parker

Houston, TX

7 reviews • 52 families supported • 3 years experience

7 reviews • 52 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

  • Chaka
    April 4, 2023 at 3:52 am

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Emily Rabe

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

While living abroad a few years ago, I discovered the joy of helping mothers through the ups and downs of the fourth trimester. I myself had a hard time postpartum without much support, so it felt wonderful to make a difference in others' postpartum experiences. It’s an honor to be invited to walk alongside a family as they navigate such a tender, vulnerable time. I now live in Houston with my husband, two young kids, and our dog Cashew. I love to travel, hike, and pretend I can make latte art.

Care philosophy

My focus is on supporting you - directly through physical comfort, emotional encouragement, and practical tasks, but also by providing guidance and education to your partner / supporting adult, as well as to your baby's older siblings. I know that when you know your people are taken care of, it's easier for you to rest and focus on your own needs.

Areas served

  • Inner Loop
  • Galleria / Uptown
  • Bellaire / West University
  • River Oaks
  • Rice Military / Memorial Park
  • Greater Heights
  • Medical Center
  • Downtown
  • Memorial
  • Spring Branch
  • Spring Valley
$ flexible
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Candace Tavares

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Houston, Tx
$ flexible
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Shelbie Cunningham

Portland, TX

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

  • Portland, TX
  • Corpus Christi
  • Port Aransas
  • Aransas Pass
  • Coastal Bend Area of TX
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Hannah Rojas

Houston, TX

2 reviews • 85 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 85 families supported • 3 years experience

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

Care philosophy

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

Areas served

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

Reviews

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

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

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Julie Jordan

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 85 families supported • 15 years experience

0 reviews • 85 families supported • 15 years experience

My name is Julie. I am a mom to a beautiful 13 yr. old girl and a 18 mo. old black lab. I am also a Newborn Care Specialist, Lactation Educator, and an aspiring Postpartum Doula. My hobbies are spending time with my family and friends, along with reading and walking our pup. I have just began to pursue my love for photography, and would love the chance to take more pictures for the families I serve. My interest in babies really began when I was a preteen. My mom was a teacher and I began babysitting for her co-workers. This steam-rolled into referrals and more and more experience. I began working at a local daycare in the infant room and then pursued one on one care as a nanny to 18mos old twins. The next several years led to even more newborn nanny families and this opened up doors to specialized trainings. I've trained in sleep conditioning, newborn care, twins and multiple care, and even lactation education. I love learning, and I hope to have even more trainings and certifications under my belt in the near future. The families I have served throughout the years have given me the chance to gain the experiences I desire to take on even more challenges, and I know will be a great asset in the all my future families.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is care. I absolutely love what I do for the families I serve, and I believe empathy, compassion and most of all education are what families need most. A new baby brings joy and excitement, but also worry and self-doubt. Whether families are newbies or seasoned I am a form of constant support bringing with me care and compassion during this new life transition.

Areas served

  • Katy/Sugarland
  • BrookshireRichmond/Rosenberg
  • Galleria/West U
  • Cypress/Spring/Woodlands
  • Heights
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tawn matthews

Houston, TX

0 reviews • 250 families supported • 25 years experience

0 reviews • 250 families supported • 25 years experience

Hello My name is Tawn Matthews, I am a NCS/PP. Doula who has been serving families for over 15 years. I have 25 plus year's of child care experience. I'm Dona trained, CPR and First Aid certified for both infants and children. I keep myself up-to-date by continuing my education in such fields and i also have insurance you can always find out more at my website Www.Mdmppdoula.com 281-773-6212

Care philosophy

What is a postpartum doula? well simply put it as someone who provides kindness comfort and experience assistance to newborn mothers and ,This type of business allows me to express my Passion for newborns as well as my love for interacting with new parents especially new moms I love to be there assisting them in guiding them as they transition to the new normal of their lives

Areas served

  • Katy Texas
  • houston texas
$ 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 • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

4 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

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

Care philosophy

Your Birth is YOUR Birth.

Areas served

  • Houston and Surrounding Areas

Reviews

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

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

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

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

$ 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.

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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