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Found 3 Pros in Kansas City, MO, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Deidre Strickland

Independence, MO

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

As a mother of 4, ranging from a 9-month-old to a 9-year-old, I am experienced in different age ranges when it comes to care. But I have a passion to offer services to mothers when they need it most. I am excited to offer a wide variety of services in my packages to you and your family that covers everything prenatal, birth, postpartum, and beyond. As a doula, my purpose is to assist you and your partner as you explore your own beliefs. This new journey is all about letting you know that you do have a voice and options. I love to educate and create a fun learning atmosphere that will be a beautiful memory for you and your family as we celebrate your little one/ones!

Care philosophy

My ultimate goal is to support you 💛 On this journey the most important thing is for you to be satisfied, supported, and educated!

Areas served

  • Blue Springs
  • Lee's Summit
  • Grain Valley
  • Grandview
  • Independence
  • Liberty
  • Raytown
  • Kansas City


  • Debra
    March 15, 2023 at 2:58 pm | Peer review

    Deidre is a great peron to work with. She follows instructions and is knowledgeble in her care. Shes very helpful and caring with and able to make clients comfortable and develops trust with them.

$ flexible
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Mariam Self

Kansas City, MO

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

I became a doula after the birth of my first baby in 2014 left me disappointed and wishing for more. I decided a doula is what I needed for future births and that I wanted to become a doula to help others. I can attest to the amazing help doulas are. It is definitely my calling and passion as well. I would describe my doula style as quiet, confidence--a consistent, knowledgeable and peaceful presence in the room.

Care philosophy

It is my privilege to help each family I serve have a dignified, empowered birth story. Whether you are birthing at home or in the hospital, I will help prepare you and support you as you decide what pathways lead to your best birth. I have a huge heart for vbac clients as well as first time birthing families.

Areas served

  • Kansas City metro and surrounding areas


  • Katelyn
    July 25, 2022 at 11:05 am | Client review

    If I could give Mariam more than 5 stars I would! She was better than an epidural, which I wasnt able to get during my labor. Having her there made me able to endure a very quick and painful labor. Her hands, and pressure she applied, we’re like magic! She knows what she is doing! She’s very calm and supportive!

$ flexible
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Ashley Haden-Peaches

Kansas City, MO

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 5 years experience

I'm a social worker by education. I've spent the last 7 years working with low-income families to empower and encourage sustainability and health literacy. I became interested in birth work when I began working on a project to reduce infant mortality. I realized that many birthing persons do not realize all of the decisions that they have to make before, during and after birth. And that they do, and should, have a say in all of these decisions. I want to help families make informed choices that will enhance their birth experience and bring a healthy person into the world safely.

Care philosophy

As a birth advocate, I'm interested in providing support to those who are birthing to enhance the birth experience. Every birthing person has the right to understand their options and make choices about their birth. Birth can be a wonderful experience. My goals are to help guide that experience. I am a Certified Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Certified Childbirth Educator.

Areas served

  • Kansas City, Ks
  • Kansas City, Mo

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 Kansas City, MO.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Kansas City, MO. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Kansas City, MO 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, the average cost of a doula in Kansas City, MO is $1,133, but typically ranges from $617 to $1,650. These costs are based on a representative group of 6 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Kansas City area. The average cost of a doula in Kansas City, MO is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Missouri, which is $801.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Kansas City, MO is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Kansas City, MO, 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 Kansas City, MO: 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 Kansas City, MO, 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 Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Kansas City, MO 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 Kansas City, MO; 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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