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Found 4 Pros in Jacksonville, NC, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Jess Alexander

Wilmington, NC

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

After the birth of my first daughter in 2013, I quickly realized that I was woefully unprepared for life with a newborn. Between the heaps of conflicting information available and sleep deprivation, my head was spinning. Thankfully a friend who is a midwife came to my home, taught me how to hand express breastmilk and how to use my pump, and *listened* to me. This experience in itself was life changing. I quickly became passionate about tearing down the obstacles that many parents face with a new baby. That same friend suggested I train to become a Postpartum Doula - a mother helper - basically. That was a decade ago. I have since worked with hundreds of families, supporting them all in their own unique way. Babymoon Doula Services was born in Jan 2023 as a fresh start for my doula practice. My priority is providing evidence-based information and nonjudgmental, compassionate care to every family I have the honor of serving. Packages are available for daytime care, overnight care, or a combination. All of my packages were designed to ensure the best start for each family by ensuring plenty of time rest, recover from birth, and bond with your baby.

Care philosophy

Navigating the parenting journey can be difficult, but we are here to help make the experience as straightforward as possible by providing evidence-based guidance and compassionate support tailored to your unique parenting style.

Areas served

  • Wilmington, NC
  • Leland, NC
  • Hampstead, NC
  • Rocky Point, NC
  • Burgaw, NC
  • Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Carolina Beach, NC
  • Topsail Beach, NC
  • Surf City, NC
  • New Hanover County, NC
  • Pender County, NC
  • Brunswick, NC
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Elizabeth Kearnan

Surf City, NC

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

I became a doula to do one thing - mother the mother. Mothers are my first priority. I can offer families physical support in healing after childbirth, as well as emotional support by supporting families in this time by holding space for any and all emotions, helping you adjust to new parenthood. I am a safe place. I also take pride in offering informational support, community referrals, and helping families find their own personal parenting philosophy. I am not here to push my own beliefs or agenda, I am here to help you find your place of confidence as a new parent. I am an introvert myself, so I value kindness, respect, and a quiet safe presence to help you along your journey. I will listen to your fears, be a safe place for your feelings, and encourage you to find your inner confidence. New mothers deserve to be nurtured and mothered too, that is why I am here.

Care philosophy

I believe that the postpartum period is a sacred time, your baby is not the only person who was just born. You as a mother have been re-born as well, and this period should be dedicated to rest, recovery, and rejuvenation in a transformative time. You will only have this fourth trimester with your baby once. I feel blessed to be able to help you make this time count.

Areas served

  • Hampstead, NC
  • Surf City, NC
  • Holly Ridge, NC
  • Sneads Ferry, NC
  • Scotts Hill, NC
  • Topsail Island, NC


  • Rachel
    March 11, 2023 at 3:25 am | Peer review

    I cannot recommend Elizabeth enough to support you during your postpartum journey. You will never meet a more genuine, caring individual to guide you through the 4th trimester!

$ flexible

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,
$ flexible

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


  • 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!

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Jacksonville, NC offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Jacksonville, NC 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, NC, 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, NC 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, NC 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, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Jacksonville, NC to be $37 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of North Carolina. The cost of a postpartum doula in Jacksonville, NC can range from $32 to $43 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 96 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of North Carolina. The average cost of a postpartum doula in North Carolina is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Jacksonville, NC, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Jacksonville, NC 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, NC 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, NC 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, NC. 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, NC, 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, NC 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, 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.

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