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Found 3 Pros in Meridian, ID, USA | Birth doula support
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Elora Perez

Nampa, ID

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

I support families in the Treasure Valley

Care philosophy

Every birth is special and unique. I am here to help you have the satisfying and beautiful birth you seek!

Areas served

  • Treasure Valley


  • Cali
    August 31, 2022 at 10:59 am | Peer review

    Elora is a wonderful person, doula, and birth educator. She is truly passionate about the work and will go above and beyond to make sure her clients have evidence based information and are confident about their birth experiences. Using her knowledge from her own birth, training, and experiences with clients in all birth settings, she is an absolute pleasure to have on a birth team.

$ flexible
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Mackenzie Andra

Boise, ID

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am Mackenzie and I am a new Doula. I completed my DONA International Workshop in September of 2022 and am currently in the process of finishing my certification. I spent many years being a CNA and then ended up having a baby of my own. Through this I realized I wanted to be able to help support other women through their birth journeys and welcome new life into the world. I provide prenatal and postpartum visits in addition to the birth. I also offer photography for an additional fee. Women may forget over time certain details of birth, but they will always remember how they felt and how they were treated. This is another reason I want to support the birthing woman. I believe birth should be a happy, joyful experience and I want to be able to help women achieve that!

Care philosophy

I let the care I provide flow and change with the birthing woman's needs and wants. Everyone deserves access to a Doula.

Areas served

  • Boise
  • Meridian
  • Eagle
  • Garden City
  • Kuna


  • Meghan
    May 30, 2023 at 7:18 am | Peer review

    Mackenzie really put everything into her education. She is truly passionate about prenatal, postpartum and lactation care. She continues to search out areas where she can learn and grow to be the best doula possible. She is calm and present in birthing areas and situations. I would highly recommend her!

$ flexible

Brianna Friend

Nampa, ID

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I have been a mother for nearly five years, having had two very different deliveries. I realized that not only do birthing people need support, their partners do, too. I work with clients to build the birthing experience that they want.

Care philosophy

All birthing people deserve to have support in their birth choices.

Areas served

  • Nampa
  • Boise
  • Caldwell
  • Eagle
  • Treasure Valley

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 Meridian, ID.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Meridian, ID 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 Meridian, ID in three easy steps:

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  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 Meridian, ID is $690, but typically ranges from $621 to $758. These costs are based on a representative group of 9 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Meridian area. The average cost of a doula in Meridian, ID is about the same as the average cost of a doula in the state of Idaho, which is $688.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Meridian, ID is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Meridian, ID 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 Meridian, ID; 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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