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Lucero Canada

Claremont, CA

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 6 years experience

0 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
$ flexible
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Michelle Wilkerson

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 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
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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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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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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.

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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
$ 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
$ flexible
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Celene Carrara

Glendale, CA

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

My life’s joy is to empower birthing people so that they may bring their children into the world with gentleness and compassion. I believe that birthing people possess their own innate wisdom about their bodies and their babies. As a birthkeeper I offer non-judgmental support throughout the perinatal period. I am a trained Carriage House Birth and DONA International Birth and Postpartum Doula, a DTI certified Childbirth Education Instructor, and a beng-kung belly binding specialist.

Care philosophy

I witnessed my sister's birth at home in Bali, Indonesia. At 3-years old, the powerful energy was transformative. My innate gifts combined with my formal education and passion for birth guided me to birth work. I wear many hats in this role: educator, assistant, and friend. It's my deep belief that in respecting birth and parenthood we honor birthing people, their babies, and life itself.

Areas served

  • East Los Angeles
$ flexible
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Ja’ Tranaé

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

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Care philosophy

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Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phone / Virtual Support
$ flexible
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LETICIA BORGES

Santa Clarita, CA

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 4 years experience

My journey began with my own childbirth. It was then that I experienced what kind of benefits a doula can bring not only to a woman but also to the couple during labor. I fell in love immediately with this profession. Since 2016, I am privileged to have helped women and their partners make these experiences as positive and healthy as possible. I am proud to support the families, initially in Brazil and nowadays across Santa Clarita Valley. More than witnessing a child's birth, I mostly like to witness the process of a woman becoming a mother.

Care philosophy

During your childbirth my main mission is to provide you comfort. I am there to support you and make suggestions about birth options. I will show you efficient breathing techniques and propose natural measures that will definitely relieve pain such as bathing, massage, relaxation techniques and so on. I will always encourage your partner to take action during labor, after all, this is your moment!

Areas served

  • LA area
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Nicole LaCour-Wordlaw

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 125 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 125 families supported • 12 years experience

Prior to having children of my own, I knew nothing about a doula nor the birth world. After having children of my own, I came to see how vital having support is during such a monumental, life changing time. After my children were going to school, in 2015 I trained under midwives in my area and began practicing as a birth doula. Though I took some time off to connect further with my own family, I returned to the work knowing how beneficial it is and how passionate I am about offering support to families during such a sacred and divine time of life. I accept a maximum of 3 clients per month to allow time for the varying needs of clients, myself and my family. Each clients' birth experience is unique and I aim to bring unique support that will resonate with each individual on their terms.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula it is my goal to help inform, educate and prepare my clients so that they feel supported, held, comforted, and more confident in their upcoming transforming life experience, regardless of birth location or labor preferences. I also pride myself on listening to my clients' varying needs ~ both the spoken and the unspoken.

Areas served

  • Long Beach
  • Torrance
  • Redondo Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Carson
  • Hawthorne
  • Gardena
  • Inglewood
  • Venice
  • Marina Del Rey
  • Westchester
  • Culver City
  • Santa Monica
  • Mar Vista
  • Los Angeles
  • Lomita
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Manhattan Beach
  • El Segundo
$ flexible
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Trinytei Aaron

CA

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 5 years experience

Trinytei's services are full service from: Baby Planning Services, Nanny and Sitter services, Doula Services with Newborn/birth photography. For the busy momma who loves a luxurious lifestyle, we have our maternity concierge services for step by step support.

Care philosophy

Trinytei info at luxury baby concierge dot com believes her mission and purpose is to bring families the education and support they need and deserve to have the birth experience and parenthood journey they desire. Supporting families from conception to crib and beyond. We believe this will make a more stress-free and peaceful world because the world is just a magnificent place full of families!

Areas served

  • Calabasas , CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Los Angeles County, CA
  • San Diego County, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
$ flexible
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JENNEFFER VAZQUEZ

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 11 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 11 years experience

I obtained my bachelor's degree in Human Biology and Society from UCLA and took several maternal & fetal health as well and child development and psychology courses. I am a trained holistic Newborn Care Specialist, DONA International Doula and plan to take a new parent education course as well as sleep training courses in the future. I like to hike, run, dance and experiment with healthy foods in the kitchen. I love being around kids, specially babies. I can help with baby laundry, organizing the nursery, sanitizing baby toys/bottles and some personal and virtual assistance when necessary.

Care philosophy

Hi! I'm a mom of two, photographer, Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist with over ten years of experience in the maternity, newborn and infant care industry. I studied health and wellness extensively and know just how much a good support system can help a mom's emotional and mental state. I would love to be your support system during this beautiful experience we call parenthood.

Areas served

  • West Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Pacific Palisades, CA
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Diana Hinek

Santa Monica, CA

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 8 years experience

2 reviews • 150 families supported • 8 years experience

I love to work with families who are open to change and growth; who believe that a safe childhood holds the secret to a healthier planet. As your Los Angeles birth Doula my mission is to inform, empower and advocate with you as you labor, birth and become a parent. As your Birth Photographer/videographer, I aspire to capture the joy in witnessing the unfolding pace of a family’s rhythm. Not only pregnancy through birth but also the slow, yet furious days following.

Care philosophy

I am passionate about babies. I believe they are the beginning of all that is life. The source of love and healing power to change the world. Each birth is the origin of a new cycle that can transforms our universe, thus I believe that to make peace with our past, we need to start by healing our births and by giving mothers the care and support they deserve to birth on their own terms.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Mar Vista
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Topanga
  • Culver City
  • Venice
  • Beverly Hills
  • Manhattan Beach
  • El Segundo
  • Hermosa Beach
  • South Bay
  • West Los Angeles
  • Santa Monica

Reviews

  • Claudia
    June 28, 2022 at 10:18 am | Peer review

    I have known Diana and worked with her since 2017. I am a postpartum doula and we shared many clients. Her work as birth doula and birth photographer is just amazing. She is caring, warm, empathic, professional, very knowledgeable and simply a wonderful human being to be with. I love working with her in a team and was always very happy recommending her to my clients. She is just a gem.

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Whitney Lowe

Newport Beach, CA

0 reviews • 400 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 400 families supported • 5 years experience

Perceptive to each birthing couples needs Whitney has a knack for the perfect support during birth whether it be hypnosis techniques, aromatherapy, massage, or just grounding the energy in the room. Her love for the birth process is evident in all that she does. Having had her own journey with three very different births with each of her boys, from complicated hospital births to having her youngest at home supported by her doula and midwives, her passion is to empower women to find their voice in the process, to know their options, and to make peace with whatever path their journey may take.

Care philosophy

Whitney is a compassionate and loving Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Reiki Master, and Midwife Assistant at Beach Cities Midwifery.

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
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tracy hartley

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 695 families supported • 26 years experience

0 reviews • 695 families supported • 26 years experience

The very experienced doulas at B*E*S*T support and back each other up, so you are guaranteed an experienced doula at your birth. I mentor new doulas to help them gain hands-on experience and bring one to each birth or provide virtual support while they attend your birth in person. This allows full coverage at your birth, no matter how long labor lasts and provides additional support for your partner so that they can rest and be awake to help when the baby has arrived.

Care philosophy

With almost 26 years of experience as a birth doula, I am familiar with all of the local hospitals and their policies and procedures. I can help you prepare for and navigate the process, whether you're planning a natural birth, a medically managed birth or a surgical birth. I have supported families at the births of 696 babies as of May 2022.

Areas served

  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Alhambra
  • Los Angeles
  • East Los Angeles
  • Glendale
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Milky Mama

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 4 years experience

Milky Mama was founded by Krystal Duhaney, a Registered Nurse, IBCLC and breastfeeding mama of two in 2016. Since its birth, we have assisted over 50,000 parents in their pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journeys.

Care philosophy

At Milky Mama, our lactation consultants and doulas have extensive experience, knowledge, and a passion for supporting parents throughout their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to help them achieve their goals. It is our goal to empower and educate you so that you can make the best, informed decisions for you and your family.

Areas served

  • Inland Empire
  • Riverside County
  • San Bernardino County
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Meredith Bowling

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

Do you feel lost, scared, and/or nervous when you think about giving birth? Well, look no further! I have can ease these thoughts and give you the knowledge and support so you will have an empowering birth.As a doula, I am with you before you go to your birthplace, for the entire labor, and afterward. I provide advice, knowledge, suggestions to be comfortable, provide compassionate support, and caring reassurance. I believe our connection with each other plays a vital role in our experiences during the birth process and all attributes of parenting. One very important part of connectedness is becoming aware of, honoring, and caring for our own self-care. Discovering and connecting to how our body and mind work in conjunction will enhance the labor and birth process. Being present with our loved ones and children creates the space for deep innate interactions. Your birth will be totally awesome and empowering with proper support from me. My clients often say that giving birth with my support was magical and empowering.

Care philosophy

My philosophy on birth is that it is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience. My desire as your doula is to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps mom and baby healthy.

Areas served

  • Torrance
  • Lakewood
  • Anaheim
  • Fullerton
  • Brea
  • Santa Ana
  • Costa Mesa

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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