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Found 4 Pros in Killeen, TX, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Melanie Wergin

Round Rock, TX

3 reviews • 22 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 22 families supported • 1 years experience

Melanie made the decision to become a Full Spectrum Doula in 2019 and chose Doula Trainings International for their inclusive training programs. She named her practice Doula Guided Care ATX because her philosophy is that of providing a guiding service to you and your partner as you prepare for birth, postpartum recovery and bringing your baby home. She will be there to guide you in making informed decisions as you navigate your new journey.

Care philosophy

As a Full Spectrum Doula I offer a guiding service that supports and empowers you and your partner throughout your reproductive journey.

Areas served

  • Austin Metropolitan Area

Reviews

  • Dominique
    May 6, 2021 at 4:25 pm | Peer review

    Melanie is an awesome person to have on the birthing team. She has been my back up doula a number of times and have always shown to be a reliable person.

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Kalyn Zapata

Temple, TX

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I have been teaching HypnoBirthing and Comfort Measures for labor classes for 3 years, and have been a Doula for just over a year. I have worked with over 100 families in my combined practices, and draw from my own births to help others find the empowerment to birth on their own terms. I have worked with the same set of midwives, who helped guide me through my own births, for over 8 years now. I offer private, virtual,and group sessions for my classes, and offer a discount on my Doula services for HypnoBirthing families.

Care philosophy

As a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, I bring an extra set of calming techniques to your birthing experience. Having birthed my own 4 kids using these techniques, in both home and hospital births, I can help your family achieve your birthing goals in a variety of settings.

Areas served

  • Austin, Waco, Killeen
  • Central Texas
$ flexible
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Alicia Power

Cedar Park, TX

3 reviews • 39 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 39 families supported • 2 years experience

My path to becoming a doula began in 2014 with the birth of my first child. It was then that I learned the value of a positive birth experience. My next two children taught me how unique each birth could be. In early 2019, I served in the role of doula to another birthing person for the first time. That experience showed me how important a caring, sensitive, and knowledgeable support system is during childbirth. I knew I had found a calling and I discovered DONA International. I trained with DONA International in September of 2019, have completed my certification, and have been continuously supporting families in the Austin area since.

Care philosophy

I recognize birth as a key life experience that you will remember for the rest of your life and I vow to protect your memory of this powerful event. I have no personal agenda and I aim to be as inclusive as possible in my practice. This means that I am dedicated to supporting you regardless of your birthing location, use of pain medications, personal beliefs, or how you define yourself or family.

Areas served

  • Austin and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Sarah
    February 3, 2021 at 5:06 pm | Client review

    “Alicia is an incredible doula and we are so grateful she was part of the birth of our second child. We had a lot of trauma and anxiety after a difficult birth experience with our first child, so we wanted to do everything possible to make our second birth a more positive and empowering experience. It was clear from our first meeting with Alicia that she was a perfect fit for our vision for this birth. She provides the perfect blend of sensitive and compassionate emotional support and practical, evidence-based advice. I especially appreciated that Alicia has an extensive background in science and uses it to inform her practice. During my pregnancy, she provided thoughtful and practical guidance for preparing physically and emotionally for the birth. Her support helped me feel confident and ready.

    During labor and delivery, Alicia provided calming, intuitive support that helped me manage my pain and kept me from becoming overwhelmed or discouraged. She anticipated my needs by providing practical advice, soothing touch and massage, and encouragement during rough moments. She also helped support my husband so that he could be responsive to my needs.

    Overall, my son’s birth was as close to my vision of a perfect birth as I could have possibly hoped for. It was an empowering and healing experience, and having Alicia as our doula played a huge role in making it so positive and joyous. I would strongly and enthusiastically recommend Alicia to anyone looking for a doula.”

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Tiesha Beasley

Killeen, TX

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Tiesha. I am a mother of 3 girls living in Killeen Texas. I have been a doula for a little over a year now. I became a doula because I want to help stop racial disparties in maternal mortality. African American women are 3x-4x times more likely to die from child birth compared to white women. I want people feel safe during child birth. I want to help empower women. I want women to know that you do have a voice and your life matters, your pain matters, YOU matter

Care philosophy

Every person deserves a doula. I am here to support you emotionally, mentally and physical during your birth. I am here to help you advocate/ speak up for yourself. You do have options and can make your own choices when it comes to giving birth.

Areas served

  • Killeen, Temple, Waco, RoundRock, Georgetown
  • Salado, Austin, FortHood
  • killeen Texas

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 Killeen, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Killeen, TX 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 Killeen, TX in three easy steps:

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  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 Killeen, TX to be $914, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Texas. The cost of a doula in Killeen, TX can range from $721 to $1,107. These costs are based on a representative group of 640 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Texas. The average cost of a doula in Texas is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Killeen, TX, 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 Killeen, 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.

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 Killeen, TX, 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 Killeen, TX 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 Killeen, TX 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 Killeen, TX will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Killeen, TX 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 Killeen, TX; 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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