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Found 5 Pros in Jacksonville, FL, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Shira Sharifi

Jacksonville, FL

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

5 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

I began my practice as a newborn care specialist in 2009 and worked my way up to becoming a birth and postpartum doula in 2016 followed by my certification in lactation. Birth and postpartum care has always been a passion of mine. I love providing families with the whole package. I consider myself a healer and nurturer who listens to your needs, wants, concerns and questions. I attend prenatal appointments, work with you and partner if one is present, I offer birth photography, hypnobirthing, spinning babies, breastfeeding support, & postpartum care. I do limit the amount of birth clients and postpartum clients each month depending on birth/postpartum ratio. Inclusion is very important to me ❤️

Care philosophy

Every birth matters. I take my time to get to know each family. Creating a safe space for you where you are heard and seen. I believe each person has the power to birth freely and safely with compassion.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • New York City, NY


  • Jamie
    June 27, 2023 at 1:41 am | Client review

    Shira was a calming and helpful resource after our twins were born. She made PBJs for a hungry mama, cleaned pump parts, and got our babies to sleep when they were just a couple weeks old overnight.

    If you are able to afford a postpartum doula , I highly recommend it. Even two nights we spent with Shira made an enormous difference for our mental health when we had a break and got some sleep. Xoxox

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Vonda Boyd

Jacksonville, FL

10 reviews • 605 families supported • 40 years experience

10 reviews • 605 families supported • 40 years experience

I am a traveling Doula in the USA and Abroad. I support all birth, I do not have an agenda I support the family's birthday wishes whatever that may be. I encourage education also I helped source the right care provider and Hospital for the type of experience the family wishes to have.

Care philosophy

I am very adaptable to my surroundings. Most of my work at present, is at all places! I offer professional labor and delivery support in all settings, postpartum care, childbirth classes. I am honored to service Saint Augustine,Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, SC and Georgia. My philosophy is simple -- I believe childbirth is a normal, natural, healthy function.

Areas served

  • Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra,
  • Saint Augustine Palm Coast Daytona Orange park
  • Lake City Gainesville Tallehassee
  • GA, SC, TN,


  • Shawne
    December 18, 2022 at 11:24 am | Client review

    After finding out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted something different for my birthing story. My first son was premature at 26 weeks, and unfortunately, due to the circumstances, I had no decision in my son’s birth. I felt I was talked into things because I did not know anything different. After running into a friend and announcing my pregnancy to her, she shared her birthing story. Just like mine, her first birth, she didn’t have much say. In her second birth, we hired Vonda. After hearing her and her husband talk about the bond and the experience they had, I couldn’t help but reach out to Vonda to know more. My first conversation with Vonda was over the phone, and we talked for over an hour. I shared my firstborn’s birthing story. My fear of my second birth and the complications I had as a high-risk pregnancy.
    By the end of the conversation, I knew I wanted her to be a part of my birthing story. Her voice was reassuring, and talking with her already put me at ease. The next few weeks, we would chat over text and phone about how my pregnancy was going. Due to some complications that put me in the hospital at 21 half weeks, I reached out to her to let her know. That’s when I met Kiana, also on her team. Kiana came out to meet me at the hospital and comfort me during this time. Vonda also chatted with me about some of my concerns and gave me the confidence to speak to my medical team about them. Because of this, I could advocate for myself and my son, which led to a better out

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Naomi Soncag

Orange Park, FL

7 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

7 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

Birthing the Agapé way: The Agapé way is the manner in which we serve our mothers. Agape is the highest form of love, in this case, sisterly love. It is the total opposite of erotic love and describes the love Jesus showed us on earth and continues to show people today through the Holy Spirit. We give you the utmost care and respect, and extend that to your family as well.

Care philosophy

I support you in whatever way you choose to birth! Evidence-based information is provided to support you in making the most informed decisions in your birth experience. I've also been trained in Spinning Babies techniques. Prayer throughout your pregnancy and birth is something I believe makes a huge impact on mom and baby.

Areas served

  • Orange Park, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Middleburg, Florida
  • Fleming Island, Florida
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Macclenny, Florida
  • Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Starke, Florida
  • Keystone Heights, Florida
  • St. Johns, Florida
  • Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Callahan, Florida


  • Dishaun
    January 10, 2023 at 11:40 am | Client review

    Naomi was an answer to my prayers! She is reliable, attentive, encouraging, and passionate about what she does. She is also a woman of great faith! She went above and beyond to meet my needs and make me feel as comfortable as possible through the entire process (prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal). I have no regrets with choosing her as my doula.

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Jacksonville, FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 4 years experience

I’m Brianna, a birth doula trained by DONA International, blending my nursing background and personal experience as a mother to offer holistic support. My services cover from personalized birth planning to nurturing postpartum care, with a special focus on integrating nutrition and herbalism for a well-rounded care experience. Please visit to learn more.

Care philosophy

I embrace a holistic care philosophy focused on empowering mothers through the transformative journey of motherhood. My approach integrates nutrition and herbalism, emphasizing the importance of natural remedies and a balanced approach that nourishes both body and soul.

Areas served

  • Orange Park
  • Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Beach
  • Surrounding Areas
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Kayla Nabers

Jacksonville, FL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

We are partners who are passionate about postpartum! We offer postpartum care & meal delivery services to the Jacksonville community (and surrounding areas). We emphasis holistic and comprehensive care for the whole family. Our care model is inspired by the universal postpartum needs (rest, warmth, nourishing food, support, ritual, connection to nature, etc) and the tenets of Ayurvedic postpartum care. Our motto is: it takes a village & everyone deserves a doula!

Care philosophy

We aim to provide nurturing + nourishment in the postpartum time & beyond bringing compassion, care, & connection to every experience.

Areas served

  • St. Augustine, Jacksonville

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Jacksonville, FL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL, 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL is $32 per hour, but typically ranges from $27 to $38 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 21 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Jacksonville area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Jacksonville, FL is about the same as the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Florida, which is $32 per hour.

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

When hiring a postpartum doula in Jacksonville, FL, 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL. 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 Jacksonville, FL, 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 Jacksonville, FL 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 Jacksonville, FL: 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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