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Found 6 Pros in Midwest City, OK, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Trelynn Stephens

OK

3 reviews • 22 families supported • 6 years experience

3 reviews • 22 families supported • 6 years experience

ive been a doula for 6 years, been in medical for 11+ owner of Skye's Doula services in Oklahoma city

Care philosophy

i just want moms and families to be comfortable and have a safe delivery.

Areas served

  • edmond
  • oklahoma city
  • all of oklahoma state wide

Reviews

  • Consuela
    February 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm | Peer review

    She knows her subjects and topics. Very informative, always ask if you have questions.

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Ashlee Byrd

Oklahoma City, OK

3 reviews • 62 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 62 families supported • 4 years experience

I have been a birth doula in the OKC metro area since November of 2016. My passion for all things pregnancy, birth, and postpartum began during my own journey into motherhood. The more I prepared for my birth, the bigger my passion grew. Like most stories in life, my son's birth didn't go exactly as I had planned. It did, however, completely transform the way I saw myself. I now find great joy in walking with other families through their own transformation stories as they grow their families. I have a deep love for Jesus, my husband and our two children, family, and our community of friends. We are faithfully connected to a church in downtown OKC and love being a part of what God is doing in our city. In my free time, I enjoy adventuring somewhere outside with my family, drinking a cup of coffee, spending time connecting with friends, reading, painting/creating something, and spending time in bookstores. I am an introverted extrovert, enneagram 9, and a chaser of joy and curiosity.

Care philosophy

It is my goal to help my clients feel prepared, respected, and confident; regardless of how their journey unfolds. Although the number one goal of birth is a healthy mama and healthy baby, I believe there is much more to the story. Birth is a transformative experience for the entire family and holds great value for the rest of your life.

Areas served

  • Oklahoma City and surrounding metro area.

Reviews

  • Brianna
    February 15, 2021 at 6:11 pm | Client review

    Having Ashlee as our doula was nothing short of a gift!!! As first time parents we were navigating so many unknowns. All we knew was that we wanted to have a natural birth in a hospital. We knew that we needed to learn more but we also deeply needed support. Ashlee was that and so much more. Her prenatal visits leading up to the birth were so helpful! They made us feel more confident in the things we were learning, and also created space for us to really think about what we wanted for our birth experience. Her words were encouraging and empowering. She was always attentive, fully present, and so patient with all of my questions! Her presence brought peace and comfort during labor and delivery for both me and my husband. Her support during labor allowed my husband to be fully present and attentive to me throughout the whole experience! Ashlee is genuine, intentional, and gifted in what she does! My husband and I can’t imagine not having her with us in our future pregnancy’s/deliveries!!

$ flexible
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Juliet Henson

Oklahoma City, OK

3 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

Juliet Henson is a DONA trained Birth Doula, Cloth Diapering Educator, and owner of Empowered Lotus Doula Services. She earned her degree in Music Education with a minor in Spanish, but took a turn in her career path when she gave birth to her first child. Now, since she obviously can’t birth 100 babies, she is thrilled to support others on their journeys. The details of childbirth can be recalled for the rest of a parent’s life. When the parents make their own INFORMED decisions in birth, they will remember their birth experience as positive. They must feel loved, supported and EMPOWERED. Raising her family, some by birth and some by loving choice after their births, has given Juliet a unique perspective in family dynamics. Guiding family members of “blended” families of all configurations through the changes a new baby brings is near to her heart. With a strong and nurtured partner relationship, transitions are eased and incredible bonds grow! After living through her own miscarriage, she is also passionate about helping families navigate pregnancy after loss. Juliet enjoys parenting her 7 children, growing organic fruits and vegetables, tending to her backyard chickens, and teaching her kids a more sustainable, natural lifestyle. She is always learning and striving to do better in her personal and community life.

Care philosophy

Childbirth is a sacred, personal, powerful experience. I dedicate myself to supporting the laboring couple in the unique way they need. Through prenatal meetings, I get to know my clients personally. This way, I am prepared to meet those individual needs in the labor and birth process. Truly informed choices are key to experiencing an empowering birth, so I also focus on personalized education.

Areas served

  • OKC Metro
  • Bethany
  • Edmond
  • Mustang
  • Moore
  • Norman
  • Yukon
  • Piedmont
  • Guthrie
  • Del City
  • Midwest City
  • Harrah
  • Tuttle
  • El Reno
  • Warr Acres

Reviews

  • Taryn
    March 18, 2021 at 10:17 am | Peer review

    Juliet is a warm hearted doula eager to serve clients in the most respectful way possible!

$ flexible
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Amy Pomerantz

Norman, OK

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 2014 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 2014 years experience

My experience includes preemies, high needs newborns, medically fragile newborns, special needs newborns, at risk newborns, etc. I am a DONA certified postpartum doula. I have taken postpartum doula training at Bastyr University, a course on breastfeeding, a course on drug affected infant care, and many more infant care courses. I also attended a DONA approved birth doula training. I am also a proud member of the OKC Metro Birth Professionals. My comfort level with newborns is high and I relish helping you experience the joy of a new baby!

Care philosophy

The birth and newborn stages are a short time, but also a special time for the family. Birth and postpartum assistance can be the difference between a stressful, frustrating time and an amazing, gratifying time. My goal is to support and encourage parents during labor and delivery, as well as the 4th trimester. My hope is that you will feel special, supported, enabled, and remembered.

Areas served

  • Norman
  • Oklahoma city
  • Shawnee
  • Edmond
$ flexible
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Krystle Jennings

Oklahoma City, OK

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm a full spectrum certifying Birthkeeper and placenta preparation specialist. I have trained with Bebo Mia in fertility, birth and postpartum care. I am also training with Birthing Advocacy Doula Training in all the same fields but with a more inclusive spin. I currently provide support to all families globally in a virtual manner and locally to Oklahoma City. At every chance I am expanding my knowledge because every journey to parenthiod is unique.

Care philosophy

Everyone needs support, it’s as simple as that. Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religious/Spirituality all matter but not when it comes support.

Areas served

  • Global
$ flexible
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Courtney Gillaspia

Oklahoma City, OK

3 reviews • 65 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 65 families supported • 3 years experience

Hi there! I am Courtney, owner of Okie Babies Birth Services. I am a birthworker that provides childbirth education, continuous labor support, lactation counseling, placenta encapsulation, birth photography & postpartum support! I love getting to see parents find their own strength and confidence in those first few days, weeks, months, and even years. I adore the families that I have grown close with while supporting them through this incredible transition. You are in such a precious time in your life, and I am so grateful that you thought of me. I would be honored to be a part of your team!

Care philosophy

My motto is to empower, educate & celebrate. I strive to empower birthing people in trusting their bodies, and their childbirth experience, along with education customized to your needs. We will celebrate all the WINS, big or small!

Areas served

  • Norman, Edmond, Yukon, Enid, Stillwater, Tulsa

Reviews

  • Madelynn
    April 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm | Client review

    I found Courtney early in my pregnancy. She helped me switch providers to one that was more to my liking. She saved me so many pointless ER trips + answered all my questions efficiently and provided evidence based research with every answer. She calmed all my new mama nerves by helping inform me. I went to birth confidently in my power as a birthing women with her and my husband along my side and brought forth a beautiful baby boy, following my birth plan as much as possible and advocating for me in my fragile after birth state. She provided placenta services and continues to visit and help me 16 months postpartum. I consider her a genuine friend and she’s full of so much knowledge and love. I can confidently recommend her.

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 Midwest City, OK.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Midwest City, OK 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 Midwest City, OK 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, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Midwest City, OK to be $812, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Oklahoma. The cost of a doula in Midwest City, OK can range from $603 to $1,021. These costs are based on a representative group of 105 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Oklahoma. The average cost of a doula in Oklahoma is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Midwest City, OK 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 Midwest City, OK; 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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