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Found 6 Pros in Jacksonville, NC, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
0 50
Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Rebecca Skillman

Beulaville, NC

3 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 18 families supported • 3 years experience

I only accept Medicaid clients so birth support is free! Must have United Healthcare, Healthy Blue, & Wellcare.

Care philosophy

I love helping my clients acheive a better pregnancy, birth & postpartum experience.

Areas served

  • Goldsboro, NC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Greenville, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Clinton, NC
  • Benson, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • New Bern, NC
  • Wilson, NC
  • Angier, NC
  • Clinton, NC
  • Washington, NC
  • Morehead City, NC

Reviews

  • Tiffany
    August 25, 2022 at 11:30 am | Client review

    Rebecca not only exhibits compassion, she’s knowledgeable and puts every effort in teaching her clients in a professional manner. If I ever had the opportunity to required services, I would seek her again.

$ flexible
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Deborah Grigsby

Wilmington, NC

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 6 years experience

As your Doula, I will work and care for both parents or you and your support person during your birthing experience. My services include labor and birth support, immediate postpartum support, and lactation support.

Care philosophy

I support expectant parents who want to bring their baby into the world in a safe, healthy, and gentle way that nature intended.

Areas served

  • Wilmington, NC
$ flexible
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Chiara Pringle-O’Neal

Wilmington, NC

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Coming soon.

Care philosophy

Coming soon.

Areas served

  • Wilmington, NC
  • Leland, NC
  • Castle Hayne, NC
  • Goldsboro, NC
  • Carolina Beach
  • Jacksonville
  • Fayetteville
  • Hampstead
  • Riegelwood
  • Burgaw
$ flexible
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Elisabeth Evans

Havelock, NC

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello my name is Elisabeth Evans,  I am 24 year old Daycare Teacher, Assistant Daycare Teacher, Youth Development Leader, Birth and CAPPA Student Postpartum Doula.  I've had a love for babies and a dream of working in childbirth, postpartum and education since I was 13 and I have been striving to make this dream a reality for the past 8 years.  When I was 17, I started working to my volunteer church as a nursery worker, working in the 0-2 class. having that young of a class was very challenging at first but further ignited my passion of family, babies, community support and education.  However, making this dream a reality has been easier said than done. I graduated High School in 2017 and hoped to enroll into my local university that fall for Nurse-Midwifery, though instead I dealt with the fallout of a physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually abusive relationship followed by 9 months of court proceedings which put a lot of my life on hold. That situation changed me but gave me a purpose and drive to be an advocate, guide and friend to those who have gone through similar things.     While going through that dark period in my life, I learned so much about myself, other women and about the nature of trauma and its impact on society. Trauma really starts from birth, so many birthing people and their babies aren't heard, supported and tenderly cared for as they need and deserve. Which causes a disconnect and turmoil from mother and baby and a disconnect from the relationship and identity a woman has with herself and that can deeply impact and negatively alter the relationship of mother and baby years after. I want to be that connecting bridge of education, care, love, support and validation.   Over the recent months of Covid-19, the rise of pregnant people who’ve had to birth, endure miscarriages and have appointments alone due to efforts of limiting the spread has created a deep wound and fear with all expecting and postpartum parents. Even after the pandemic, everyday protocol concerning large numbers of people and health hygiene are going to change for an unforeseeable extended period of time. Which will cause a generation of victimized women, parents, families and newborns. I want to change, help, teach and improve the experiences of the birthing community to the best of my ability, especially with the current circumstances of the world.

Care philosophy

Here at With Women Village, we believe birth is sacred and motherhood/parenthood is transcendent, a primal force that is to be understood, respected and kept safe. With this belief, we take a personal commitment to provide the utmost professional, inclusive, gentle and compassionate care. Through firm advocacy, education and evidence based teachings, we are here to mother the birthing person.

Areas served

  • Havelock, Morehead, New Bern, Kinston, Greenville
  • Havelock, Morehead, New Bern, Kinston, Greenville,
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Jillian Bretz

Wilmington, NC

4 reviews • 65 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 65 families supported • 5 years experience

Birthwork is my passion. I love nothing more than supporting families and watching them grow in their own, unique ways. Your birth experience matters! I provide my clients with the information necessary to make informed choices, every step of the way. I support them emotionally and physically, when it is needed most. I was called to this work on the postpartum side - I began supporting friends and family during this very special time in their lives. From there, I went on to train and study as a birth doula and a postpartum doula. While I am not serving postpartum clients at this time, I do share my insight and expertise with my birth clients in order to help them prepare for their postpartum experiences. I have continued to take trainings to develop my professional skills and serve my clients best. Some of these trainings include: WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Spinning Babies, Birth Monopoly's Know Your Rights Course, and The VBAC Link's Advanced Doula Training. I love working with ALL families and am experienced in supporting VBAC, HBAC; first-time or experienced parents; those expecting multiples or singletons; conception after IUI/IVF; families who have experienced loss; and including single parents, adoptive parents, LBGTQ+ parents, and military families. I support hospital births and assisted homebirths. I take a limited number of clients per month so that I can provide individualized support to each and every family that I serve. I am now consulting with people who are due in the late summer and fall of 2021.

Care philosophy

It is my intention for you to feel supported, safe and confident during your pregnancy, throughout your birth, and beyond. Your wishes and desires for your birth are important. Birthing people can cope with labor in many ways and my desire is to support you in finding what works for you in each moment. My hope is that you feel truly nurtured and supported every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Leland
  • Delco
  • Navassa
  • Oak Beach
  • Southport
  • Winnabow
  • Shallotte
  • Sunset Beach
  • Holden Beach
  • Wilmington
  • Castle Hayne
  • Carolina Beach
  • Wrightsville Beach
  • Hampstead
  • Sneads Ferry
  • Ogden

Reviews

  • Nicole
    March 10, 2021 at 9:54 am | Peer review

    Jillian is a passionate and dedicated birth worker whose commitment to her clients and our birthing community at large is inspirational. Jillian offers non-judgmental support and information to facilitate her client’s informed decision making and ability to confidently self advocate. Jillian is truly a gem in our community, and I am very honored to be able to recommend her enthusiastically.

$ flexible
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Cailey Rash

Wilmington, NC

2 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 50 families supported • 4 years experience

I am currently accepting clients and am familiar with birth in both a hospital and birth center setting. I am willing to travel anywhere in Wilmington and the surrounding area and will consider some home births.

Care philosophy

It is an honor to share such an intimate and special time in the lives of a growing family and look forward to what lies ahead. It is important to maintain an inclusive practice and ensure that all families should have access to the support of a doula before, during, and after their birth experience.

Areas served

  • Leland, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Topsail, NC
  • Oak Island, NC

Reviews

  • Bethany
    December 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm | Peer review

    Cailey and I worked as back-up doulas for one another, and we had the unique opportunity to provide labor support for a client together. I trusted Cailey to support my clients, if ever necessary. That’s the highest recommendation one doula can give to another. If you are looking for a caring, evidence-based birth doula who wants the very best for her clients, Cailey will be an amazing asset to your birth team!

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Jacksonville, NC.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Jacksonville, NC and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Jacksonville, NC in three easy steps:

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

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Jacksonville, NC to be $854, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of North Carolina. The cost of a doula in Jacksonville, NC can range from $690 to $1,019. These costs are based on a representative group of 96 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of North Carolina. The average cost of a doula in North Carolina is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Jacksonville, NC: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Jacksonville, NC, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Jacksonville, NC can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Jacksonville, NC does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Jacksonville, NC will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Jacksonville, NC can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Jacksonville, NC; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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