Juanita H. | Doula in Montgomery, AL

Southern Charm Birth Services

    Practice overview

    Originally from Prattville, Juanita married a Navy sailor and traveled the country for the next 25+ years, raising three young men along the way.
    Her doula journey began in 2013 when her husband was deployed. She served as a Labor Support Stand-In for dads who were deployed with her husband, offering comfort and connection to women who truly needed someone to be there during one of the most monumental events of their lives. This was an amazingly gratifying experience! She was also surprised at how much the birthing world had changed since her last child. The more births she attended, the more passionate she became. Mothers were eager to discuss birthing options, styles, techniques, as well as comfort measures and she became enthralled. Juanita loved being able to provide support to women during their labor and delivery while helping the parents work together. In 2016, she officially became a doula.
    Now, she enjoys the freedom of helping women on a weekly basis. A previous client once said, “You’re like a supportive big sister, with all the birthing/baby knowledge but with the maturity of my mother.” What a compliment! By praying alongside my clients, providing compassion, support, a little southern hospitality, and advocating for mother’s wishes during the birthing process Juanita has found her calling. She hopes to empower you and help make your birthing time something you joyously remember.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Care philosophy

    All women deserve to have a pregnancy, birth and postpartum period where they feel supported, heard and respected. To that end, I help provide resources and information so that families know what their options are. I encourage them convey those wishes to their provider and will advocate for their wishes. I protect the birthing experience to the best of my ability.


    • Bereavement doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Newborn nannying
    • Night nannying
    • Placenta encapsulation

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Expected stillbirth
    • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • Multiples
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Plus size
    • Postpartum mood disorders
    • Prematurity
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Previous life trauma
    • Single parents
    • Surrogacy
    • Survivors of sexual abuse
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • (CD)DONA
    • Madriella Labor Doula
    • Madriella Postpartum Doula
    • IPPA Placenta Encapsulator
    • Rebozo Certified
    • Spinning Babies trained
    • Hypnobirthing
    • Hypno Babies


    Pricing packages

    Birth Basics
    $ 1800
    Two prenatals to discuss all birthing options/preferences and comfort measures Help writing and reviewing your birth plan preferences 24/7 Support via phone, text and email from pregnancy to postpartum On-call availability for the month surrounding your due date Continuous informational, physical and emotional support for laboring at home and at your birth location Techniques for optimal labor progression (rebozo and spinning babies...) One postpartum visit for practical postpartum support and birth reflection Birth photography with your camera as I’m free to provide (optional) Breastfeeding support during the first feed Perinatal resources and specialized referrals to professional local practitioners Military discounts available
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options

    Full package
    $ 1400
    Birth basics package Placenta encapsulation 5 weeks of pp education, care and support (8 hours weekly, days or nights)

    Placenta Encapsulation
    $ 350
    Hospital pick up. Either the steamed or raw process Tincture ($40 additional) Home delivery and guidance on dosage

    Postpartum care
    $ 37 /hr
    Providing individualized care and education within the family home. Aid in baby care. Meal prep. Light pick up/housework. Overnight care so parents get recuparative sleep. Aid in sibling care and adjustment. Running errands.
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • Montgomery, Al
    • Prattville, Al
    • Deatsville, Al
    • Wetumpka, Al
    • Eclectic, Al
    • Lake Jordan, Al
    • Millbrook, Al
    • Pike Road, Al
    • Montgomery surrounding areas

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