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Found 3 Pros in Memphis, TN, USA | Birth doula support
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Jessica Reyes

Memphis, TN

1 reviews • 200 families supported • 18 years experience

1 reviews • 200 families supported • 18 years experience

I was born in Manhattan, New York in 1985. At the age of two I was taken to Puerto Rico where I resided for my first thirteen years. During that time, I always saw my mother on her white coat going to the Hospital, and it was then I knew that I wanted to be like my mother. As I got older, I told my mother that I love babies and pregnant ladies, she said you can become a nurse to work in the labor and delivery area. It was then where my biggest dream began, of becoming that nurse my mother talked to me about. I did very well in elementary, middle school and it followed through High School and College. I have been on the honor roll in my High School years and in college. I was awarded for being on the Dean’s List all throughout my college years. The Deans of Administration decided to grant me graduation a semester early, because of my outstanding Grade point average. My career path changed a little and became a Healthcare worker as a Registered Medical Assistant whom I got certified through American Medical Technologist (AMT) for fourteen years. My major concentration was OB-GYN and Ultrasound. I went above and beyond for my patients to where patient trust was built. They always requested me to assist them during their OB visits. I am a trained Phlebotomist, and my patients always requested me to draw their blood for testing. I still felt like I wanted to be closer to my patients and not in a clinic setting, I felt like I can do more and began researching my options. One day in bible study I was introduced to a lady that called herself a doula. I wondered and asked what a doula is. She then replied, I assist pregnant women physically, emotionally, all throughout their pregnancy and physically attend during labor and delivery phases. At that precise moment I began searching on how to become a doula. It felt like the right thing to do; in addition to what I already did for my patients. I began to look and came across Expert rating, a well-known global certification, where I received my first Doula certificate. I then, continued my search into doing more. I strongly believe into providing multiple services to become a resource to my clients. I was eager to provide all services that correlated with being a doula to fulfill all the care that my clients need. I came across IAP College where I graduated as a Doula Business Owner. Not only, did I learned all the aspects of being a doula once again, but also the administrative side to be able to successfully operate a doula business. I became certified in Lactation Counseling and Educator through the . breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor. I also became certified as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through Brilliant Birth Academy. Then, with the city of Milwaukee Health Department whom I worked for as a community-based doula helped me get certified as a Holistic Nutritionist. At the University of Wisconsin, I completed a massage therapist certification program to help my expectant mothers’ release stress to prevent preterm labor due to stress and reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy that can potentially lead to a health condition called (preeclampsia). I decided to implement meditation, aromatherapy, relaxation, and massage as a form to release stress. Lastly, I am a recent graduate from an undergrad program at Bryant & Stratton College Wauwatosa campus in Wisconsin, where I did my Associate of Applied Science with the major concentration in Health Service Administration. I intend to use this degree for myself in my Doula Business Administration. My mission and vision are to one day be able to become accessible by accepting health insurance. Serve clients in the Memphis, TN, and surrounding areas without having to pay out of pocket costs. Make a contract with the City of Memphis Health Department to help offer FREE services to help the underserved and help reduce fetal and infant mortality rates. To continue providing exceptional and genuine care to all my expectant families.

Care philosophy

I genuinely care about mothers and their families as my own. I like to bond with my clients and go above and beyond. I provide information and resource available to ensure that you never have doubts or questions. I believe strongly in good communication, great support system and innovating the way I care for my clients to make them feel welcome, cared for and nurtured.

Areas served

  • Memphis, TN
  • Olive branch, MS
  • Horn Lake, MS
  • Southaven, MS
  • Whitehaven
  • Millington,TN
  • Cordova, TN
  • Northaven, TN
  • covington,TN
  • Ponce , PR
  • Juana Díaz, PR


  • Hannah
    September 14, 2022 at 11:32 am | Client review

    Ms. Jessica really cared for me my husband, my mother and my baby. She was very caring, compassionate, and checked in with us every week. She is part of our family now. We recommend her to family and friends and everyone who is looking for a Doula.

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Susan Rook

Memphis, TN

5 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

5 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

I began my formal journey toward becoming a doula by taking a weekend training workshop from Rae Davies at The Birth Company in the spring 2017. During that training with Rae, I was introduced to Evidence Based Birth® and was accepted into the Evidence Based Birth® Instructor program that fall. Whew! That was quite a year!! By 2019, I’d met all the requirements to officially become a DONA International certified birth doula. My continuing education includes the one day When Survivors Give Birth workshop taught by two of DONA International’s founders, Penny Simkin, PT, CCE, CD(DONA), and Phyllis Klaus, MFT, LMSW; that workshop has been incredibly helpful to my work supporting expectant parents. I also earned my CLC® from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice in 2020 to better provide education and counseling for families choosing to breastfeed. That makes for a lot of alphabet soup after my name, but what’s really important to me is being part of the support network that gets families off to a strong start whether it’s the first baby or the newest addition.

Care philosophy

Having me as your doula means: 1) you have had the opportunity to prepare for your birth by asking questions, receiving solid resources to address those questions and practicing comfort measures. 2) you have someone who knows you and your partner and is dedicated to being with you for your labor and birth. 3) you have people by your side for birth who fully understand your preferences

Areas served

  • Germantown, Collierville, Olive Branch


  • Emily
    March 5, 2022 at 3:13 am | Peer review

    Susan is a highly experienced professional who provides excellent hands-on care. Our mutual clients rave about her. She is a life-long learner and provides balanced, thoughtful input when we collaborate on care.


Kimathi Coleman

Memphis, TN

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 6 years experience

I am a wife of over ten years. I am the mom of three babies that I breastfed. I have been serving my community for over 7 years now. I love the work that I do in providing educational, emotional, and physical support to families during such a special time.

Care philosophy

I care for my clients as if they were family. I connect with them and show true care and concern. I am gentle and bring calm to their space.

Areas served

  • Memphis and surrounding areas

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 Memphis, TN.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Memphis, TN. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Memphis, TN 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, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Memphis, TN to be $907, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Tennessee. The cost of a doula in Memphis, TN can range from $672 to $1,143. These costs are based on a representative group of 73 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Tennessee. The average cost of a doula in Tennessee is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN; 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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