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Found 5 Pros in Milwaukee, WI, USA | Birth doula support
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Izabel Looney


0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

I grew up on a vineyard in Lexington, Kentucky and the mountains of southeastern Kentucky where I developed my love for nature, the arts in all their forms, and caring for living things. I moved to Wisconsin during the Covid pandemic and shortly there after I decided to start the certification process as a Doula through DONA international as I believe every woman deserves a safe, happy, and healthy pregnancy and birth and I want to be able to help however I can. I know how hard it can be to go through such a monumental time in your life with minimal to nonexistent support and I want to support the mothers and families that welcome me on to their care team. With my services you get one or two prenatal appointments, text and phone support, of course I will be there for your birth, and we'll have a postpartum visit to see how you're doing.

Care philosophy

As your birth doula my mission is to help create a happy, safe, and healthy birth for the laboring person and the little one so their precious day can be peaceful and a wonderful start to a new life.

Areas served

  • I service a 50 mile radius from Sheboygan, WI
$ flexible

Molly Vang

Waukesha, WI

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm a mom of 3 whose passion began from her own pregnancies and births. I researched my way through my pregnancies and couldn't get enough, becoming a self proclaimed birth nerd. My births were transformative, each unique and beautiful. However, as so many women do, I experienced trauma and some major disappointments. I also struggled postpartum in so many ways, in huge part due to a society that no longer supports the 4th trimester and the village it takes to transition and heal. I knew how big of a difference the support of a doula would have made for me. My passion quickly grew into a calling to be a doula myself and give other women the support I wish I had. I finally took the leap to start training in spring of 2022 after finding a program built by midwives who approached birth as a spiritual process and saw the importance of making their doula's trauma informed. Trauma informed training gives me the ability to approach each client with the understanding that there is more than likely a previous trauma present. Past trauma of any kind can immensely affect the way pregnancy and birth is experienced. I'm able to give care with deserved respect and compassion and do my part in preventing further trauma. A consecuitive birth after a traumatic one has the potential to be very healing. A relationship with your doula is one of mutal trust. You should feel a connection, comfortable, and confident. I look forward to chatting with you to see if we're a good fit for your birth!

Care philosophy

I trust in birth as a normal physiological process. I help prepare birthing persons for labor both physically, mentally, and spiritually. The way women are treated during birth, and if they felt emotionally supported, plays a huge factor in their satisfaction with their experience of birth. I strive to help women come into their own power and have a birth their heart desires.

Areas served

  • Waukesha County, WI
  • Milwaukee County, WI
  • Jefferson County, WI
  • Walworth County, WI
  • Washington County, WI
  • Ozaukee County, WI
$ flexible

Natasha Hagen

Milwaukee, WI

0 reviews • 23 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 23 families supported • 2 years experience

My journey to birthwork began before I was born, with my mother choosing an unmedicated birth. When I became pregnant, I was confident I could do the same. I am so grateful for the support I had from my family during birth and postpartum. It didn’t take me long to realize that not everyone is so fortunate. My son’s birth catapulted me past the point of casual interest in birthwork into full-blown passion. I view being a doula less as a business opportunity and more as a community service. Not so long ago, birthing people were attended by their family and maybe a wise woman. I dream of the day that the doula “business” becomes obsolete and once again becomes a natural function provided by family and friends. Outside of birthwork, you can find me out in nature, devouring a book, or cooking.

Care philosophy

I believe birth is designed to work and how you birth will shape the rest of your life. I want you to feel fully supported during this experience and that you feel like you’re the one in charge. I also value honesty. If your birth vision isn’t aligned with the provider or birthplace you’ve chosen, I’ll say so. I provide evidence-based research but also encourage you to consult your intuition.

Areas served

  • Waukesha, Milwaukee, Washington, Ozaukee, Walworth
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Aubrey Wenger

Williams Bay, WI

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 10 families supported • 4 years experience

I offer a complete birth support package, as well as add-on placenta encapsulation service packages.

Care philosophy

My birth philosophy is simple. I believe that a mother will remember how she was made to feel in childbirth. Therefore, she requires dignity, respect, and support to obtain satisfaction in her birth experience. I consider it a privilege and honor each time I am chosen to support a family during a most intimate and vulnerable chapter in their lives.

Areas served

  • Lake Geneva, Elkhorn, Williams Bay, Delevan,


  • Laura
    December 15, 2022 at 3:22 pm | Client review

    We hired Aubrey while expecting our first child. We had interviewed others but when we met her we knew we’d found our match! From the beginning she was so supportive of both myself and my husband (who was reluctant about a doula but she made him a believer. Now he says we’ll never have another birth without her).

    She helped me through every aspect of the pregnancy and was always available for any and every question or concern I had. I felt very prepared for the big day!

    When I went into labor she was on the phone with me all the way to the hospital and had a wheelchair waiting for me. In the room she set up candles, had snacks and was excellent in keeping the room calm and communicating our wishes to the staff so my husband could focus 100% on me. She had many labor techniques she used and always made sure she was doing only what myself and my husband were comfortable with.

    Our labor and delivery took an unexpected turn and she was a huge support throughout, kept me calm and stayed with us at the hospital well beyond what she was hired to which was wonderful and just further proves how amazing she is. She took photos for us and to our surprise made us a short birth video. It was so unexpected and beautiful. I still cry when I watch it!

    She came for two post partum visits but always made sure to communicate with me in between and checking in. I really appreciated that as adjusting to a newborn is overwhelming.

    Aubrey is so much more than a doula, she’s a friend.

$ flexible
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Gwen Alderks

Kenosha, WI

0 reviews • 126 families supported • 12 years experience

0 reviews • 126 families supported • 12 years experience

New Life Birth Services offers informational, physical, spiritual, and emotional support during pregnancy, the birth process, and into several weeks postpartum. Gwen is the calm presence that has helped partners be confident in their support strategies as she seeks to provide reassurance to the birthing woman as well as the birthing partner. This allows the couple to have that emotional bond strengthened between them as they work beautifully together at such an exciting, life-altering occasion.

Care philosophy

Gwen is a DONA-trained and Southwest Technical College certified doula who is honored to compassionately serve couples in the northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin areas, whether home, birth center, or hospital birth. “It is my great privilege and tremendous blessing to get to know, educate and serve so many sweet couples at this most life changing event in their lives."

Areas served

  • metro-Milwaukee
  • Racine
  • Kenosha
  • Delevan
  • Lake Forest
  • Highland Park
  • Wauwatosa and south
  • Burlington
  • Lake Geneva
  • Zion

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 Milwaukee, WI.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Milwaukee, WI 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 Milwaukee, WI in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Milwaukee, WI. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
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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 Milwaukee, WI is $966, but typically ranges from $763 to $1,170. These costs are based on a representative group of 12 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Milwaukee area. The average cost of a doula in Milwaukee, WI is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Wisconsin, which is $893.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Milwaukee, WI is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Milwaukee, WI 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 Milwaukee, WI; 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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