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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
$ flexible
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Ashley Fryer Levy

Los Angeles, CA

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I started Postpartum Connection & Wellness in the Spring of 2021, after witnessing firsthand the significant lack of support for postpartum families in the wake of global stress. Building on my background as a licensed clinical social worker, my goal as a doula is to provide you and your family with all of the information and support helpful to make the best decisions for you and your newborn. As a postpartum doula, I provide physical, emotional, and practical support that ranges from feeding, hygiene, engagement, and sleep of your newborn, processing both daily and larger stressors of the postpartum period with all family members, as well as helping with meal planning and prep, cooking, light cleaning, bodyfeeding assistance, and integration of older children and extended family.

Care philosophy

Supporting a postpartum family should be both holistic and empowering. Health and wellness are not just physical in nature, so as a doula I work to "meet the family where they’re at," both physically and emotionally. As your doula, I will work to connect with each family member to meet your overarching needs, and to assist with your newborn in whatever ways you identify as most helpful.

Areas served

  • West LA
  • Culver City
  • Santa Monica
  • Calabasas
  • Agoura Hills
  • Simi Valley

Reviews

  • Michelle
    August 3, 2022 at 10:46 am | Client review

    I wholeheartedly recommend Ashley Fryer! She is a passionate and gifted newborn specialist with a unique ability to come up with creative options to support both mother and child. She arrives early and stays late when necessary, and consistently seeks feedback while offering constructive advice. Ashley has a well-developed communication style. She provided emotional support to the entire family through her natural ability to nurture and communicate.
    Ashley is thoughtful, patient and compassionate; dedicated and non-judgmental; loving and trustworthy; among many other qualities. She is a natural and supported me through the birth and early development of my first child–all during a difficult time of isolation during the pandemic. Ashley consistently surprised me and surpassed my expectations with her knowledge, care and experience. She provided me with practical support and advice from breastfeeding, to organizing my daughter’s nursery to sleep training. Her assistance was so complete that it allowed me to return to work full-time while also successfully defending my doctoral dissertation.
    I highly recommend Ashley Fryer without reservation.

$ flexible
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JD Davis

Los Angeles, CA

5 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

5 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I will meet with you, assess your needs based on a questionnaire, and then upon signing the contract and on the first day, will come to your home and help the birthing parent begin the process of parenthood. This could be anything from night nursing support, infant feeding/care, emotional/physical healing, referring you to other health professionals if needed, and helping with identifying feeding cues and just being there to do some housework! I can also be a person to guide visitors, and to be your advocate if and when you need rest.

Care philosophy

I provide care via the Slow Doula Method-- by actively listening to you and your family's needs during the first 40 days of postpartum. I understand that there is not a significant amount of support for LGBTQIA families, therefore, I am ready to be that person that lifts you up and gives you the confidence you need as a queer/trans parent. I also serve ANY family who needs support.

Areas served

  • Atwater Village
  • East Los Angeles
  • North Hollywood
  • Pasadena
  • South Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Central Los Angeles

Reviews

  • Mychal
    September 14, 2022 at 11:26 am | Peer review

    JD is the perfect addition to your birth/ postpartum team. They are reliable, knowledgeable, and a delight to work with.

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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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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
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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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Marlee Malone-Franklin

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

Hi! I’m Marlee Malone-Franklin (she/her). I’ve been supporting growing families as a doula and educator since 2014, and I LOVE what I do! I’m passionate about helping families figure out what will work for them. I’m a born problem-solver, so coming up with creative strategies alongside my clients is one of my favorite parts of this work! No two sessions are alike since every family has different needs and priorities. Seeing families thrive is one of my greatest joys. It’s so amazing to see new parents transition from feeling lost and struggling to beaming with confidence as they learn and build new skills. Education is a big focus in my practice - I love helping parents learn more about their tiny humans! I’m also passionate about validating and normalizing the more challenging aspects of life with a newborn. There are so few spaces where parents are able to share those feelings and experiences safely, so it’s really important to me to provide a container for sharing those thoughts with someone who “gets it.”

Care philosophy

I strive to provide safe, appropriate, and inclusive trauma-informed care to all my clients. As I support parents, I actively work to dismantle systems of racism, patriarchy, cis- and heteronormativity, and other forms of oppression in my own perspective, words, and behavior. I am dedicated to research and personal inquiry especially around anti-racism.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • Irvine
  • Costa Mesa
  • Mission Viejo
  • Fullerton
  • Yorba Linda
  • Whittier
$ 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

Family Planner #holisticcare #holistichealing #LosAngeles

Care philosophy

iwill #support #you #if #you #choose ..... #home #birth #midwife #chanting #swearin #obgyn #epidural #hospital #birth #food #natural #birth #induction #silence #vbac #spontaneous #labor !!! #i #am #your #doula #support #you #in #YOUR #Birth #Choices

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
$ 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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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
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CHRISTINE SALVATORE

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 60 families supported • 6 years experience

As a birth doula, postpartum doula and infant massage teacher, I work with families in the Los Angeles area to provide non-judgemental support during birth, adoption, and the postpartum period. I strive to be a calm presence in your life and offer physical, emotional, nurturing and evidenced-based support during your journey into parenthood. It is my passion to provide a safe space for my clients to have an empowered birth and postpartum experience and trust what is best for their body. As a queer person, I'm dedicated to providing inclusive care that supports all identities and family structures. I completed my postpartum doula training in 2013 after working as a nanny for several years. After supporting families as a postpartum doula I was inspired to complete my birth doula training. I feel honored to hold space during such a transformative time and I look forward to supporting you on your journey. I grew up on the East Coast but I have called California home for the past seven years. Besides being a doula, I enjoy cooking, hiking, drinking tea, vintage thrifting, arts & crafts and spending time with my partner and cat.

Care philosophy

It is my passion to provide a safe space for my clients to have an empowered birth and postpartum experience. My goal is to empower you to connect with your intuition and trust what is best for your body.

Areas served

  • Los Feliz
  • Highland Park
  • Pasadena
  • Glendale
  • South Pasadena
  • Silverlake
  • Glassell Park
  • Mt. Washington
  • West Hollywood
  • Atwater Village
  • Beverly Hills
  • Hollywood
  • Eagle Rock
  • Burbank
  • East Hollywood
  • Toluca Lake
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Molly Tallon

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

I offer a wide range of services that all fall under the umbrella of "guide and teacher." As a birth doula I provide information and support in decision making. As a Childbirth Educator I provide more formal resources and information in a community building and lecture setting. As a Postpartum Doula I provide a safe harbor for all the questions, large and small, that plague new parenthood. I am lucky to call Birth work my calling.

Care philosophy

Helping families prepare for parenthood in all it's iterations. I am here to support body autonomy and choice. Feeling in charge of our bodies and babies is how we avoid trauma in the pregnancy and birth space. Surrendering to the process and maintaining body autonomy creates a safe and positive birth space.

Areas served

  • East Side, Silver Lake, Valley, Hollywood

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Los Angeles, CA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Los Angeles, CA offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Los Angeles, CA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA is $39 per hour, but typically ranges from $33 to $46 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 103 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Los Angeles area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA is about the same as the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of California, which is $39 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your postpartum doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Los Angeles, CA offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Los Angeles, CA. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Los Angeles, CA, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Los Angeles, CA is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

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.

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