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Dani Moeser

Los Angeles, CA

3 reviews • 42 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 42 families supported • 8 years experience

I have been practicing as a full spectrum doula since 2014, beginning by training with The Doula Project in New York as a birth doula and a perinatal loss and abortion doula, and then becoming a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula through Doula Trainings International. I have worked with clients who speak French, Spanish, and English, and am proud to offer services in these three languages. My approach is evidence-based and my practice centers on healing and working to end systemic disparities in care. I seek to witness each person’s experience, to offer nonjudgmental support, a feminist, queer and anti-racist lens, and a grounded and adaptable presence. I am deeply grateful to the community with whom I continue to build and grow.

Care philosophy

I believe that everyone is the expert on their own body and life and deserves to be held with care through life's transitions. Welcoming a child, birthing, and becoming parents are sacred processes. I work with birthing people, their partners,+ surrogates as they embrace + remember their power to sustain through change. I support individuals + families postpartum as they grow + navigate new roles.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Echo Park
  • Highland Park
  • Glassel Park
  • Atwater
  • Chinatown
  • Koreatown
  • Hollywood
  • Inglewood
  • Angelino Heights
  • Lincoln Heights
  • North Hollywood
  • Silverlake
  • Boyle Heights
  • Mount Washington
  • Los Feliz
  • Venice
  • West Hollywood

Reviews

  • Khadija
    December 3, 2022 at 10:39 am | Client review

    Dani was kind, nurturing and always bringing calm energy to my very new postpartum life. They showed up ready to tackle any task I needed help with. Dani cooked amazing nutritious meals with such attention to my dietary needs. We did meditation and I felt safe confiding my new emotions to them. Dani even took the time to help me at newborn appointments that my partner couldnt make. Having Dani as my postpartum doula changed my world and supported me in ways I didn’t know I needed ❤️

$ flexible
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Glen J

West Hollywood, CA

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

As a former nanny and experienced personal chef, the need to care is innate, and it was natural that when it time to move on, I became a doula. I combine the best of Western knowledge, Chinese philosophy and Indigenous Caribbean and Afro-Indigenous Caribbean guidance to provide a unique blend of care that works at multiple levels.

Care philosophy

I firmly believe in gentle guidance that allows new and intended parents to rest and recover, filtering the noise and offering a singular well of information and care to limit being overwhelmed.

Areas served

  • California
  • New York
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • The DMV
  • Nevada

Reviews

  • Yoelys
    November 23, 2022 at 7:36 am | Client review

    Glen was my postpartum doula who stayed with me some days and some night. She kept me hydrated, made very tasty food and encouraged skin to skin time with baby. She’d use this time to do laundry or wash dishes and I really was able to focus on bonding with my baby and not about other things. She showed me how to keep my baby sleeping safe and helped me address my postpartum anxiety in so many ways.

$ flexible
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Joselyn Castellanos

Laguna Hills, CA

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi my name is JoseIyn but my family and friends call me yose. I am a holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, and Birthrights advocate in Orange County, California. My passion for Birth work began in 2020 when I got pregnant with my daughter Kailani. During pregnancy I prepared mentally, physically, and spiritually for labor, but did not prepare for the postpartum period. With no family or support around it made my 4th trimester a very difficult time for me and my partner. This is what made me more passionate about supporting parents during the postpartum period. I completed her Birth Worker training with Bebo Mia Inc when her daughter was only 3 months old. After the training I realized that I wanted to take a more ancestral approach in birth work, and began learning about Mexican Indigenous Birth and Postpartum Traditions. I am constantly growing and learning! As your Doula I will walk with you through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Care philosophy

Our philosophy of birth is that it is designed to be a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly made to experience. I will support you and educate you on every stage of your journey.

Areas served

  • Long Beach CA
  • Anaheim CA
  • Huntington Beach CA
  • Costa Mesa CA
  • San Clemente CA
  • Irvine CA
$ flexible
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Bri Smith

CA

4 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 15 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi there! My name is Briauna Smith and I am a Birth and Postpartum Doula located in the Los Angeles area. Something unique about my practice is that I offer more than just the two standard prenatal visits. This is because I understand that a positive birth experience requires a comfortable atmosphere, so it's important that we get to know each other! It's my goal to help you prepare for the birth you envision and to set you up for success during your postpartum period. I offer additional services such as childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, and more. I birthed my little one a little over a year ago at home (doula and midwife in attendance), which is what ultimately led me to doula work. I believe every woman, every family should be informed about their options and have the opportunity to have the birth they envision. When I'm not visiting with clients or at a birth, I run a natural skin care business, do some nutritional consulting, and am expanding my herbalism practice. I love to cook and read, but I'm mostly adjusting to and enjoying motherhood in my free time.

Care philosophy

Inclusion: A family-oriented practice Comfort: A safe environment Holistic: A practice that honors healing the way our ancestors did Preparation: A practice that aims to inform Affordability: A practice that meets you where you are

Areas served

  • Anywhere between West LA and Northern OC

Reviews

  • Michelle
    January 22, 2023 at 5:23 am | Peer review

    I can’t say enough amazing things about Bri. Not only has she been an amazing mentor but the way she loves her clients is truly beautiful. She is always willing to drop whatever she is doing to attended to her clients and peers. Her knowledge runs deep and her passion for birth shows. She is kind, knowledgeable, loving and knows how to get down in the kitchen.

$ flexible
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Chloe Hood

Los Angeles, CA

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

With a background in childcare and Montessori education, I came to doula work because I love connecting with families and babies. I trained as a birth doula in 2021 and as a postpartum doula in 2022, and I am currently supporting families through birth and postpartum as I pursue my certification through DONA International. I also hold a B.A. in Politics with a focus on reproductive justice, which drives my focus on inclusion and autonomy in my doula practice.

Care philosophy

I believe that every family is armed with the love and strength it takes to guide their child in the world. My role as a doula is simply to provide unbiased information and to facilitate a gentle, empowering environment so that your intuition can shine through. My caring style is calm and lighthearted, with an emphasis on evidence and inclusion.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Glendale
  • Pasadena
  • Santa Monica
  • Burbank
  • Silver Lake

Reviews

  • Ronit
    October 26, 2022 at 11:23 am | Client review

    Chloe is punctual, nurturing, and skilled at taking care of babies.

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Zoey Brooks

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 45 families supported • 5 years experience

I grew up in Austin, TX in a sweet old neighborhood bursting with young families. I was raised to be a very open minded, generous, and compassionate individual. I was also very curious and fascinated by pregnancy and birth from a very young age. I quickly became a favored child caregiver because of my strong work ethic and calm, nurturing spirit. As I continued child care through and after college, these varied and rich experiences with parents and children naturally led me to my interest in becoming a birth, postpartum and sibling doula. I have trained with both Doula Trainings International (DTI) and Doulas of North America (DONA). Training with two different organizations has given me a diversity of lenses when it comes awareness and education on how to best support the families I work with. I have also opened my scope and skills additionally, by becoming a reiki practitioner. Giving emotional and physical support to birthing people before, during, and after the life-changing experience of childbirth has become my passion. Through education about good prenatal health, labor, lactation, delivery and postpartum care, I hope to help birthing people feel confident and empowered. Apart from my doula work, I love cooking and eating delicious food and dancing! I absolutely love being in nature, and enjoy taking off on adventures whenever I have the opportunity.

Care philosophy

My philosophy of care as a doula is that the parent comes before the baby. I believe that if parents are being taken care of, then they will be better parents. Of course babies should be loved and nurtured and have all of their needs met, but the parents need these things as well. In a society so far removed from the village culture, I try to bring that back, through guidance and support.

Areas served

  • Anywhere within 30 miles of 90004
$ flexible
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Lucero Canada

Claremont, CA

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 6 years experience

Birth and postpartum have always been very revered in my culture and I always say I have been a doula for my whole life because of this. I love to bring this idea of birth and postpartum as something to be celebrated to all kinds of cultures and backgrounds. I incorporate my knowledge as an herbalist, student midwife, and home-birth mother in offering support to families. I offer birth doula services that include birth prep and prenatal visits as well as mother-focused postpartum services.

Care philosophy

On birth: Every woman/birthing person deserves support, advocacy, and attention during her/their birth. As a birth doula, I offer that intuitive support. On postpartum: One of the three golden opportunities in life for deep healing both physically and mentally, I use this time to help a new mother heal using (rest, warmth, nourishment, and support).

Areas served

  • Claremont, CA
  • Pomona, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Monrovia, CA
  • Azusa, CA
  • Chino Hills, CA
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Ontario, CA
  • Redlands, CA
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • San DImas, CA
  • Glendale, CA
  • Glendora, CA
  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • Burbank, CA
  • Victorville, CA
  • Hesperia, CA
  • Pinon Hills, CA
  • Wrightwood, CA
  • Liong Beach, CA
  • Orange County, CA

Reviews

  • Danielle
    November 16, 2022 at 11:12 am | Client review

    I can’t say enough amazing things about Lucero! She was so knowledgeable about remedies and things prior to the birth to help with pain and discomfort I was having, which was so helpful. She always responded quickly to my texts or calls. She set up a meeting on Zoom for me to even meet her backup doula’s that would be available to help me if for some reason she couldn’t make it down on time. That made me feel so much more comfortable knowing that someone would be there no matter what. She also met with my husband and I ahead of time to make sure we were on the same page about everything and that she knew our wishes for the labor. She was so helpful with recommending things my husband could do for me while I was laboring at home until we could get to the hospital, in case I needed relief. And then came the delivery, she was there for an entire day and night with us, went home for a few hours, and then came back again in the early morning hours to be there when I delivered. She massaged me during, in between contractions, when I was having extreme back labor, advised me on pumping and doing things to progress my labor, provided essential oils, put up calming things around the room and positive affirmations, and much more. She advocated for me and always questioned my midwife in the right way to make sure that I was getting all the proper information and that I knew the risks and benefits of the choices before making a decision. She kept me calm and worry free.She was the best!

$ flexible
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Michelle Wilkerson

Los Angeles, CA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Michelle, I'm a mother of two boys, a healer and a birth and postpartum doula. My journey began when I became pregnant with my second son. I knew a home birth was the route I wanted to take, I became obsessed with learning everything I possibly could and I knew that becoming a doula is what I am I called to do. I decided to take the final step and enrolled in a doula training program, Bebo Mia support practitioner. I believe in the power and strength of a woman's body and I'm just here to remind you of that. My goal is to make sure you feel confident during all of your pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I provide evidence based care, along with unlimited emotional and physical support. I take a holistic approach, I provide childbirth classes, belly binding, tea blends, rebozo work, lactation education, baby wearing and placenta encapsulation. This is your journey, I'm here to make you and your family feel safe, loved and respected during our time together.

Care philosophy

I take a holistic approach along with evidence based care. I provide a environment with respect and without judgment. I believe in the power and strength of a women's body and anatomy. To be apart of your village during prenatal, labor and postpartum is a honor and privilege in which I take pride.

Areas served

  • East LA, West LA, South LA, Pasadena, Boyle Height
  • South Bay, North Hollywood

Reviews

  • Jennifer
    January 4, 2023 at 11:15 am | Client review

    Having had the opportunity to work with Michelle was truly a gift. She supported me emotionally and physically through my later pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I can say without a doubt that I would not have had the beautiful and empowering birth of my son had it not been for her support and guidance.

    There’s something comforting about her process and insight through her own birthing experiences. Michelle made herself available through text and phone calls at all times, responded to any questions or concerns I had immediately, and brought such warmth and calmness to every session we had. She provided me with so much education that aided me through every contraction, giving me the confidence to have the birth I really wanted. Not only was her support essential for me as the birthing person, but she was such an essential guide for my partner and gave him the confidence and education so that he was able to support me in every step of the way.

    Michelle truly loves what she does and that is felt, from practicing breathe work, and contraction positions during prenatal visits to bringing me homemade lactation cookies and sitz bath mixtures during postpartum. I have felt so cared for throughout my work with her. She has really enlightened me and I am such an advocate that every birthing person should have a doula regardless of what kind of birth you want. I truly can’t recommend her enough and feel so fortunate that we found each other during my search for a doula.

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Jessamyn Kear

CA

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 13 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 13 years experience

Jessamyn is a second generation birth professional and began her journey into birthwork after the birth of her own daughter in 2007. She has supported hundreds of families in their journeys of early pregnancy through the postpartum years in childbirth education, labor and birth support, and bodywork. She is passionate about guiding families in this life changing time through education and being a trail guide in their own birth, utilizing her intuition, years of experience, continued learning, and years of bodywork therapies. She guides clients towards self-empowerment and informed decision making, while also providing steadfast side-by-side, hand in hand support physically and emotionally.

Care philosophy

I'm often asked by expecting parents what my birth philosophy is. It is this: birth is a physiologic process. It is something that our bodies and babies innately know how to do. I'm here to support the process, connecting with my clients, exploring their fears, and hopes and intentions for their birth, and help tap into their own spiritual, physical and emotional knowing of labor and birth.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles & Ventura counties
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Marquiesa Walker

Los Angeles, CA

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Over the 5 years I’ve been a Certified Nursing Assistant, my passion for birth work has only grown stronger. I became a Certified Birth Doula to help support and facilitate an empowering birth experience.

Care philosophy

I believe in evidence based practice. I believe in a therapeutic and homeopathic approach. I also believe in the power of the mind and the capability to manifest an outcome that can be positive and empowering.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica
  • Culver City
  • Beverly Hills
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Playa Vista
  • Pasadena
  • Long Beach

Reviews

  • Gabriele
    September 12, 2022 at 11:56 am | Peer review

    Ms. Walker go beyond and above for all her clients and peer. She dependable and very knowledgeable. She has a positive energy .

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Danellia Arechiga

Long Beach, CA

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 10 years experience

My birth and postpartum practice is nearly a decade old! I started birth work shortly after the birth of my only child and have served over 100 families since. My practice philosophy is rooted in ancestral medicine and traditional birth and postpartum practices that encourage following the intuition of the birthing person and encouraging them to trust their own intuitive wisdom. New parents are like newborn babies, trying to make sense of their new reality while caring for a new human. I am here to help make the transition smooth and easy, through hands-on and home support.

Care philosophy

I am a Traditional Postpartum Care Specialist and my philosophy is rooted in Mesoamerican practices that focus on "mothering the mother". I come from the Mexica lineage who, in Indigenous tradition, follow the postpartum practice of the cuartentena which is intensive care and support for the new parents, especially the birthing parent during the first 40 days of your new baby's life.

Areas served

  • Long Beach, South Bay, LA, San Gabriel Valley

Reviews

  • Ana
    October 26, 2022 at 11:21 am | Peer review

    Danellia is an extremely talented and skilled birth worker. She has years of experienced and puts the birthing person’s needs and wishes for a fulfilling experience at the center of her care. Danellia’s greatest gift is her kind heart and her ability to listen which allows her to provide non-judge mental care. Any family would be blessed to work with her.

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Melanie Smith

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

Melanie is a Birth Doula, Innate® Postpartum Care Practitioner, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Birth Story Medicine® Mentor. Her focus is on supporting families through the changes to their bodies, minds, souls, and relationships before, during, and after the birth of a baby. She is passionate about centering the care of the Mother as the cornerstone for familial health, and honoring the rite of passage that is becoming a parent through community education and support.

Care philosophy

Intuitively honoring the individual needs of each family, Melanie approaches doula support with a hands-on curiosity. She offers a perfect balance of discovering what you hold dear and desire for your journey into parenting, while simultaneously offering the most essential resources for you to feel prepared and supported throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Aliso viejo, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Lake Forest. CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
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Whitney Lowe

Newport Beach, CA

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 5 years experience

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 5 years experience

Nurture Birth is a collective of birth & beyond professionals working collaboratively to serve California's OC, LA, IE, and SD communities. Some things we offer- - Birth Doula - Postpartum Doula - Sleep Conditioning - Placenta Encapsulation - Postpartum meal delivery - Hypnobirthing Classes - Breastfeeding Classes - Newborn Care - Nutrition - Prenatal Yoga - Reiki & Energy healing

Care philosophy

Nurture Birth was founded by Whitney Lowe who combines her own personal and unique birth experiences with her many years of experience supporting birthing families. Nurture Birth has grown into a collaborative practice, seeing the need for community and preparation not just for the birth, but for postpartum and the journey of parenthood. They have expanded to bring everything birth & beyond.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Tustin
  • San Clemente
  • Laguna Beach
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Dana Point
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lake Forest

Reviews

  • Alissa
    December 15, 2022 at 3:27 pm | Peer review

    Whitney is very knowledgable on pregnancy and birth and provides families with evidence base information so informed decisions can be made. She is an amazing and loving mentor.

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Erin Diggs

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 36 families supported • 3 years experience

I am a birth worker and power embodiment alchemist that uses a variety of skills and modalities to holistically and radically empower my clients during one of the biggest adventures of their lives. I began my career empowering women as a sexual assault counselor in the non-profit sector, over a decade ago. I have since volunteered with and worked for numerous domestic and international non-profits—the majority of which have specifically served to protect women’s rights and/or inspire women-centric socio-economic development. In June of 2016, I—with my partner by my side—was able to confidently navigate a traumatic birth experience and postpartum period with my daughter, Elliotte. The experience opened my eyes to the important role that a supportive birth team plays in taking charge of one’s birth story. Now I am able to look back on that time with great pride. After training as a birth and postpartum doula with DONA International, I created Alayla Birth. The name “Alayla” is derived from the Ancient Greek goddess, Ἀλαλά (or Alalá), who was the female personification of the battle cry, or call to arms. It is also the middle-name that my partner and I gave our daughter after we not only survived, but thrived after late-onset preeclampsia, a pre-mature and unplanned cesarean birth, and a rocky first year as a result of policy-before-patient care. My experience is what inspires the Alayla Birth approach to birthwork, and the name honors the fighting spirit that I hope to nurture in all of you.

Care philosophy

To provide unwavering support in a safe and judgement-free space where you to transition and grow as a family. To facilitate self-advocacy, with an approach rooted in love and respect, so you can be the champion of your own birth story.

Areas served

  • Brentwood
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice
  • Playa Del Rey
  • Playa Vista
  • Westchester
  • Culver City
  • Mar Vista
  • Sawtelle
  • Westwood
  • West LA
  • Palms
  • Baldwin Hills
  • Crenshaw
  • West Adams
  • Mid-City
  • Mid-Wilshire
  • Koreatown
  • Wilshire Center
  • Mid-City West
  • West Hollywood
  • Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Jefferson
  • Leimert Park
  • Pasadena
  • North Hollywood
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Van Nuys
  • Valley Glen
  • Valley Village
  • Studio City
  • Burbank
  • Toluca Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Los Feliz
  • Westlake
  • Pico-Union
  • Atwater Village
  • Eagle Rock
  • Highland Park
  • Glassell Parl
  • Elysian Heights
  • Cypress Park
  • DTLA
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Nikki Poncio Bock

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Hey there! My name is Nikki and I'm so excited to support you and your family during this transitional time your lives! My background is primarily in childcare (which I did for about 5 years) and that is where I discovered my passion for supporting new parents and babies. Caring for families during the most exciting but also most vulnerable and scary time in their lives brings me great joy. I particularly take interest in helping LGBTQIA+ families and parents dealing with a postpartum mood disorder. My job is to leave a family feeling better than when I arrived by providing emotional and physical support, education, information, and resources.

Care philosophy

I believe: - that every new family deserves to feel confident and empowered during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum - in supporting each client as if they were an old friend and caring for newborns as if they were my own - in evidence based care

Areas served

  • North Hollywood
  • Burbank
  • Glendale
  • Studio City
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Van Nuys
  • Hollywood
  • Woodland Hills
  • Pasadena
  • Northridge
  • Beverly Hills
  • Los Feliz
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • West Hollywood
$ flexible
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Natasha Moskow

Claremont, CA

4 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

4 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I found my way to the birth world after having a very long and challenging labor with my first child. Through the 3 day process, I could not imagine having done it without my doula. I want to make sure every birthing family feels empowered during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Being a Lactation Consultant I can help ensure your breastfeeding journey gets off to a great start and help you should you encounter any challenges along the way. I'm happy to support families from preconception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, as well as through miscarriage/loss/abortion. I love introducing women to the ancient practice of vaginal steaming so that they may prepare for labor, shorten labor, and help them heal postpartum all in a very relaxing way. I love to ensure that new families, in particular the birthing person, are well cared for as they adjust to life with a newborn. For postpartum clients I enjoy cooking nourishing meals and being a supportive, encouraging, and knowledgeable guide. As a mother of 2 myself, I know how valuable support throughout your transition to parenthood can be. Feel free to message or email me to set up a time to Zoom or chat and see if I'm the right doula for you!

Care philosophy

I offer non-judgmental care to help you have a birth where you feel empowered and that look back on with fondness. As a Lactation Consultant I can help ensure your baby feeding journey gets off to an excellent start. I am also a Placenta Specialist, Certified Vaginal Steam Consultant + Herbalist.

Areas served

  • Claremont
  • Pomona
  • Upland
  • La Verne
  • San Dimas
  • Glendora
  • Whittier
  • Azuza
  • Pasadena
  • Ontario
  • Los Angeles
  • San Bernardino
  • Riverside
  • Orange County
  • Glendale
  • South Pasadena
  • Hollywood
  • El Monte
  • Cerritos
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Fontana
  • West Covina
  • Covina
  • Monrovia
  • Sierra Madre
  • Arcadia
  • San Antonio Heights
  • Alta Loma
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Baldwin Park
  • Altadenta
  • Diamond Bar

Reviews

  • Caitlin
    December 6, 2022 at 10:42 am | Client review

    From the first moment you spend in Natasha’s orbit, it’s abundantly clear why she chose the path of doula—or maybe that it chose her! Natasha is an incredibly calming, nurturing, and supportive presence, yet her confidence, assertiveness and poise radiate just as strongly. This unique combination of traits is absolutely key for a person serving that role.

    I was fortunate enough to have Natasha right by my side as my doula and friend throughout my entire labor and birthing experience. She brought everything I needed physically, mentally and emotionally and intuitively always knew which tools to pull from the kit. She spoke up for me when it didn’t even cross my mind and she anticipated exactly when to lead with humor, when to cry with me, when to rub my shoulders, when to pull back my hair and when to just hold my hand. She effortlessly collaborated with the entire medical staff, making me feel like I was on a winning team. Her expertise, knowledge, assuredness and optimism gave me an overarching sense of security all along the way.

    From my perspective, just the idea of having a baby is painful and scary no matter how you slice it…but somehow, Natasha also made it fun.

$ flexible
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Destiney McCraney

Bellflower, CA

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 2 years experience

I feel like everyone has the goal in life to find their purpose, and some are blessed to find it early. I have been living in my purpose more than half my life and didn't even know it. I became an aunt at 8 years old and that was my first experience with childbirth and childcare. Throughout the years I became that friend or relative who would go to doctor's appointments, download a pregnancy app and celebrate monthly changes, come over to hold the baby so they could have a bath, be in the room during delivery, and babysit. My mom always called me "the baby whisperer" because kids loved me from the moment I interacted with them. I became a preschool teacher after obtaining my B.A. in Human Development and continued teaching for 4 years. I was introduced to the role of being a doula through a friend and now mentor on social media. I was intrigued and inspired by her passion. After extensive research I realized the one thing I had been passionate about my entire life could be my career. I immediately began trainings and found that I fell even more in love with this work. I call this "The Journey" because I have so many plans for the future and I hope in some way you all may be a part of them.

Care philosophy

I believe that the birthing person is just as important as the new life they are bringing into the world. I focus on making sure that the birthing person is seen and heard throughout their journey. When a partner is present I do my best to make sure they feel involved in the journey and the delivery. I carry this into postpartum work as well.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Riverside
  • Orange County

Reviews

  • Tremaine
    October 20, 2022 at 11:25 am | Peer review

    Destiney approached me in 2020 with so much passion and grief associated with the birthing industry. She asked me for guidance and told me how committed she was to birth work. She kept her word. Destiney has shadowed me as a birth and traditional postpartum doula, in multiple births with lots of families in Southern California and attended many trainings from my resource lists. She’s put so much money and energy into a field that in the beginning can not give back a lot of financial support. I do not rely on other doulas for backup or coverage other than one colleague and Destiney recently was added to that list. She is excellent with communication, reliable, honest, passionate and so loving.

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Claire Brisendine

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 16 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 16 families supported • 3 years experience

As your birth doula, I offer individualized, non-medical support to you and your partner as you prepare to meet your new baby. I am here to help you sort through your feelings, options, and intentions surrounding the upcoming birth of your child. I will reflect these intentions back to you throughout pregnancy, labor/birth, and the postpartum period; and, I will remain responsive and without judgment as these intentions and preferences may shift and change. I accompany you in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birthing experience. I draw on my knowledge, experience, and passion to provide emotional support, physical comfort, and informational support as needed. I will help ensure that you have the information that you need to make informed decisions as they arise in labor. Your sense of physical and emotional safety is my highest priority. I provide reassurance and perspective to you and your partner, make suggestions for labor progress, and help with relaxation, positioning and other techniques for comfort. Most importantly, I am in it with you until you are through.

Care philosophy

Claire Brisendine is a birth and postpartum doula offering individualized, non-medical support to new and expecting parents in the Los Angeles area. Her practice focuses on helping birthing people connect to their autonomy and intuition: Claire provides emotional, informational, and practical support throughout pregnancy, labor/birth, and the postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Highland Park
  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Glendale
  • Eagle Rock
  • Burbank
  • Los Feliz
  • Hollywood
  • Mid-city
  • Larchmont
  • Hancock Park
  • West Hollywood
  • Mid-Wilshire
$ flexible
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Rachel Sparks

Los Angeles, CA

3 reviews • 70 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 70 families supported • 8 years experience

The birth of my first daughter was transformative as were the nine months leading up to it. With the love and support of my partner and midwife, I felt connected to my body, empowered in my decisions, stronger than I ever knew was possible, and completely overwhelmed with love… love for my new baby, love for my body, love for my support system. I knew almost instantly that I wanted to become a doula. I wanted to provide a nurturing and empowering experience for other families, and to support them through, what can be, the most transformative time in their life. I stepped away from my old career, as a middle school educator, to pursue this passion. As a former teacher I am able to provide thought-provoking, thorough, and organized resources to help you navigate the birth world and make informed decisions based on your intuition and desires. As a mother of three, I have first-hand experiences with pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. This knowledge and experience seeps into how I work with my clients. However, I honor that your experience is your own and I am here to provide nurturing, relationship-centered support. I love helping womxn connect to their body, mind, and heart during pregnancy in order to have the birth they desire and in order to stay connected to self during motherhood. Being a doula is an absolute honor. I look forward to connecting with you to see if we are a good fit for one another. Feel free to reach out via my contact page with any questions or to set up a time to chat.

Care philosophy

I believe birth is a normal, natural, transformative event and one that requires tender care and empowering support. It is an honor to do this work. As a former educator, I provide knowledge and resources during the prenatal stage. With a background in yoga, I help my laboring clients get into a relaxed state using breath and movement... to move out of their head and into a place of surrender.

Areas served

  • all of LA

Reviews

  • Sarah
    July 25, 2022 at 10:51 am | Client review

    Rachel has a calm, loving presence that allowed me as a birthing person to feel confident in my body’s process. She assured me in moments where I wasn’t sure I had the strength. She showed up for me with simple words and comforting touch. She truly has a gift for birth and postpartum work. Both my birth and recovery were more positive due to her expert support.

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Mikki Bell

Santa Monica, CA

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 8 years experience

After such a wide variety of experiences, Mikki has found her niche and is now studying midwifery at Midwives College of Utah and focusing her doula work to assist birthing people who are ready to do the work toward having a drug/intervention-free labor and birth. Without a doubt, you will feel supported in every way during your pregnancy, labor and birth if you decide to hire Mikki, TheDoulaBell. The birth fee is based on the total number of hours spent on call for you, active labor and delivery, and the services provided to you and your partner. It includes 2 prenatal meetings lasting 1-2 hours prenatally to discuss your hopes for birth, pain management techniques, practice, making a birth plan, etc... Going on call 24/7 2 weeks before your estimated due date up until you deliver! Breastfeeding support. Professional referrals. 1 Postpartum visit in your home to check up on how you're doing, review the labor and birth, and answer any questions you might have.

Care philosophy

I love to educate and support families on their journey through pregnancy and birth. This is especially magical to me in the out of hospital setting. As I move through midwifery school, I have found it more and more difficult to be ok with the things that I see happen in the hospital setting alongside "low risk" clients. So, I have shifted my practice to focus more on out of hospital births.

Areas served

  • West side of LA
  • South Bay
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Katy Jepsen

CA

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 3 years experience

During prenatal appointments, I will help you create a birth plan, discuss how you envision your birth experience, what type of environment you prefer, who might be there, and how you imagine me supporting you (and your partner). I will also cover basic childbirth education, address any questions or concerns, and give early labor coping techniques and relaxation exercises. I am also a Certified Lactation Educator and will cover a lot of breastfeeding education so you are off to a great start. During Labor, I will meet you at your birthing location and remain there until a few hours after baby is born and you have achieved a first successful latch. Postpartum, usually within the first week, I will come visit you in your home and make sure everything is going smoothly and address any breastfeeding concerns you may have,

Care philosophy

I'm passionate about educating women and families so that they can make informed decisions that they are confident in. Going through labor and birth is life changing, and every woman should feel empowered, supported, comfortable, and confident. My role as a birth doula is to hold that space for my clients.

Areas served

  • costa mesa, ca
  • newport beach, ca
  • Irvine, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Newport Coast, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Westminster, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA

Reviews

  • Beatriz
    July 25, 2022 at 11:07 am | Client review

    As a birth doula myself, it was important for me to have my doula be someone I could trust 100% and that’s why I chose Katy. She helped set the tone from the very start of my active labor. She blended in perfectly to my relaxing home birth environment and spoke strength into me at the moments I needed it most. She worked well with my midwife and got along with the family members I had present during my birth experience. And she did a pretty good job taking photos and videos! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a calm, educated, and empowering birth doula.

$ flexible
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Kathryn Hofstetter

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

As a trained DTI Full-Spectrum Doula, I offer support to clients in all stages of life as a Reproductive Health, Birth, and Postpartum Doula. I am devoted to providing accessible support for BIPOC, LQBTQIA, adolescent, and disabled clients and my training focuses heavily on cultural humility, reproductive justice, and birthing justice in addition to comprehensive Abortion, Reproductive Health, Birth, and Postpartum Doula education. I am proud to offer support for abortion, loss, fertility, contraception, cycle and hormone awareness, hysterectomy, and overall reproductive health education as areas of specialty.

Care philosophy

As a doula, I believe my role is to support clients in feeling as understood and informed as possible, so that they can find bodily autonomy and emotional empowerment in whatever choices are best for them.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley
  • Ventura County, Ojai, Santa Cruz County
$ flexible
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Maddie Alpert McCarthy

Los Angeles, CA

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

I’m Maddie (she/they), a full-spectrum doula based on Tongva Land / Los Angeles, CA, where I am from. My practice centers autonomy, informed consent, and compassionate care for all reproductive moments. I came to doula work after being moved by fellow birthworkers to create client-centered, advocacy-driven models within and outside of our healthcare system. One-on-one work with clients continues to inspire my broader visions for the future of reproductive equity. Services include birth, fertility, pregnancy loss, and abortion support. My practice is guided by the belief that all people deserve reproductive experiences that center their needs, desires, and choices. As a queer person, I am excited to support the LGBTIA+ population with expansive and gender-affirming care. I support clients in feeling prepared and informed before their births, and help them feel as comfortable as possible in a meaningful birth experience and memory.

Care philosophy

I offer client-centered support through the full spectrum of reproductive and family building experiences, leading with autonomy, informed consent, and compassionate care. See more at maddieam.com.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Silverlake
  • Los Feliz
  • West Hollywood
  • East Hollywood
  • Culver City
  • Eagle Rock
  • Pasadena
  • South Pasadena
  • East Los Angeles
  • Altadena
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Boyle Heights
  • Downtown
  • North Hollywood
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Van Nuys
  • Encino

Reviews

  • Chidi
    December 31, 2021 at 5:08 am | Client review

    Maddie was very professional in her communication with me from the very moment I connected with her. It was my first pregnancy and so first time requiring the services of a Doula and I was not 100% sure of what to expect. Maddie went above and beyond to provide the support and care that I required. She visited me in my home despite the covid situation. She explained every detail of what she could offer and gave me an opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision. She worked so well with my family and the medical team overseeing my care. After delivery, she was still in touch with me and my family and visited me postpartum offering support all the way. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a knowledgeable, caring and professional Doula.

$ flexible
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Lili Eichler

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Lili is there to answer any of your questions along the way, guide you in preparing for your birth, and be there as a calm presence when things get intense. She will support you physically through breath work, counter-pressure, position suggestions, aromatherapy, cold/heat therapy, and sound therapy, reminding your body that it is safe. Lili can be there as your primary support person, or as the support person for you and your partner. She is not there to replace your partner, but to empower them as well so that they can play an active role in your birth, and in their own journey towards becoming a parent.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, Lili’s job is to support you emotionally, physically, and spiritually on your journey towards motherhood. She is there to trust you and your innate power, and to remind you to trust yourself.

Areas served

  • West Los Angeles
  • South Bay
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Sabrina Sowards

CA

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 4 years experience

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 4 years experience

My interest in this work began as a young adult when my older sister was pregnant and I was invited to be a member of her birth team. I remember being overwhelmingly awed by the birth process and the human body. My interest continued as I started on the path to become a labor and delivery nurse. I found, rather quickly, the path of becoming a L&D was too clinical for me and did not feed my soul how I wanted. While in search for what was next, I became pregnant myself. I was confident I had wanted a home birth with a midwife and a doula, but ended up having a planned hospital birth due to a misdiagnosed medical condition. My birth was not at all what I wanted it to be. I was not given options, I was not given information, I was not given time to think and it left me somewhat scarred. After my daughter was born, my husband was only able to take a week off of work. I also had my stepdaughter to take care of and I felt like I didn't have time to heal, establish a good breastfeeding routine, or bond with my darling girl. I remember feeling completely unsupported. It was then that I decided I wanted to help mamas to have empowered births that they wouldn't need to emotionally recover from. My experience shaped my doula practice. My experience makes informed consent my top priority with my clients as well as bonding time within the family and breastfeeding support. I love what I do and I love helping each family I work with to have a more fulfilling experience.

Care philosophy

My goal with all of my clients is to ensure they feel informed, empowered and encouraged to advocate for themselves.

Areas served

  • chesapeake
  • norfolk

Reviews

  • Lauryn
    May 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm | Peer review

    I never had a doula with my first child but I’m so grateful to have met Sabrina with my second child. I wanted a different experience this time around and she went above and beyond for me. Not only is she full of knowledge but she is also patient, kind, supportive, non judgmental. She has the energy and passion to make you excited about what can be a scary process especially after having experienced a traumatic first birth. She is nothing short of amazing and I’m so lucky to have had her with me during labor and birth. Thank you Sabrina!

$ flexible
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Anna Calamaro

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Welcome to TzimTzum Doula. My name is Anna Calamaro and I am a DONA International trained birth and postpartum doula. I believe pregnant encompasses the body and the soul. Pregnant should not just be a physical condition to be endured; rather, it should be a meaningful phase in your life. When I am not working as a pastoral care professional at Cedars-Sinai or taking classes in rabbinical school, you can find me binging birth videos on YouTube! I marvel at the miracle of birth. After reading Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, the strength and wisdom of women giving birth and assisting the birthing process awakened something within me. I realized birth work was meant to be at the core of my career. Being a doula encompasses so many facets of my personality: the caring, nurturing and supportive side, the educator and lifelong learning side, and the spiritual, ritual, and community building side. While embarking all these parts, I recognize that there are times when the most important role I can play as a doula is to be still, quiet, patient, and calm in order to support the birther and help them embrace their own personal experience.

Care philosophy

Each birth is as individual as the person birthing, and each family has unique desires and hopes for the birth of their child. As your doula, I will support YOU and your partner in your desires for YOUR birth. I support you in YOUR birth choices, whatever they may be. I empower you through informed choice so you may empower yourself. “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” (-Korte)

Areas served

  • North Hollywood
  • West Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Pico-Robertson
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Mid City
  • Larchmont
  • Koreatown
  • Central LA
  • Los Feliz
  • Hollywood
  • Century City
  • Culver City/Palms
  • Westwood
  • Brentwood
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice/Marina Del Rey
  • Mar Vista
  • West LA
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
$ flexible
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Andrea Murillo

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi folx! Allow me to reintroduce myself- I am Andrea Murillo She/Her/Ella pronouns. I’m a LA based Full Spectrum Doula Doula that services LA• OC• IE• VC & Worldwide Remotely I am the owner of Resistencia Collective and I am here to offer my services and help create a community for BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ folx

Care philosophy

My work is rooted in Reproductive Health and Justice. Reproductive health and justice is intersectional and is the root of other social justice movements. Together we will educate ourselves and create body autonomy by having inclusive & educational conversations Join me in this beautiful journey that will empower and heal you

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Ventura County
  • United States
$ flexible
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CC Oronoz

Santa Clarita, CA

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 2 years experience

My goal is to support you through whatever decision you make. I provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you. Beyond that, as a a birth doula, I provide comfort measures to help ease labor. As both a birth and postpartum doula I provide emotional support as well. As a postpartum doula I can also help to provide you with-meal planning, cooking, light cleaning, rest, help with bodyfeeding etc...

Care philosophy

I am a full spectrum doula which means I support the full spectrum of reproductive outcomes. I bring compassion to my care which I believe is the core of what being a doula/birthworker is. I tend to lean towards a holistic approach but my goal is to support whatever my client(s) desire. I would love to help to bring about your ideal birth/postpartum situation. Here for you!

Areas served

  • Santa Clarita Valley
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Los Angeles
  • Antelope Valley
  • Fillmore Area
  • Simi Valley
$ flexible
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Alyssa Guzman

Chino Hills, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I decided to become a doula after I was present for my youngest sister’s birth. I was inspired and felt called to work in this area. I plan to further my education and become a midwife. My mission as a doula is to remove trauma from the birthing experience and replace that with empowerment and peace.

Care philosophy

I truly believe that birth is a beautiful, natural thing. Women’s bodies were made to give life and I am here to support that journey. I am here to empower women and remind them of what they are capable of. I am here to advocate for them and their plans for their birthing experience. I encourage women to focus on their mindset and remind them to take power over their experience.

Areas served

  • Chino Hills, CA
  • I service areas around SoCal
$ flexible
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Tahira Ali

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

I am the eldest of three children and was blessed to witness the birth of both my siblings. I began working with expectant parents when I was 11 years old and continued to help new families with their babies for over a decade until I finally crossed over into official doula work. I completed two doula trainings at Kindred Space and Doula Trainings International. Raised in Oakland, CA in a tribe of birth workers, activists, herbalists and holistic healers, I believe in building loving community and support around the birth process from pre-conception through postpartum. This includes, cycle health, fertility awareness, abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, lactation and infant care. I am committed to helping create the ideal birthing experience for you and your family and offer highly personalized birthing support. My goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your reproductive health, pregnancy and labor process.

Care philosophy

I believe that the mother is the heartbeat of a family and when she is thoroughly supported everyone connected to her thrives. I aim to incorporate the entire family in support of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. The healing that comes after a baby arrives is of particular importance to me. A new mother should be nurtured, nourished and pampered while bonding with her baby and partner.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles and Long Beach

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 Los Angeles, CA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Los Angeles, CA. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA is $1,339, but typically ranges from $1,048 to $1,629. These costs are based on a representative group of 103 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Los Angeles area. The average cost of a doula in Los Angeles, CA is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of California, which is $1,214.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Los Angeles, CA is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Los Angeles, CA, 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 Los Angeles, CA: 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 Los Angeles, CA, 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 Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Los Angeles, CA 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 Los Angeles, CA; 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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