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Found 2 Pros in Montgomery, AL, USA | Postpartum doula support
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E’Licia Herndon


0 reviews • 22 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 22 families supported • 4 years experience

I trained as a Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA International April of 2018 and February of 2020, respectively and completed my certification as a Pre and Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist September of 2020. Birth Doula Services: I provide at least 3 prenatal sessions, which includes creating a birth plan, relaxation techniques, and laboring positions; and 2 postpartum visits to check on mother and baby and assist with this transitional time. Postpartum Doula Services: I provide support for at least 4 hours a day for up to a year postpartum. I help with infant care, provide an opportunity for the mom to rest and have time for herself, listening ear for mother, prepare light meals, light house chores, errands, etc. Pre and Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist: (With clearance from your Health Care Provider) Teaching correct breathing techniques to assist with proper body alignments and movements

Care philosophy

My motto is "SHE zeal to empower spiritually and heal with a sacred, holistic and elevating approach." We as women were meant to support and uplift each other. As a mother is preparing for the birth of her child, she deserves to be empowered by knowing all of her rights, understanding the therapeutic effects of breathing, meditations and touch, as well as trusting in her body; birthing her way.

Areas served

  • Tuskegee, AL; Birmingham, AL; and Atlanta Georgia
$ flexible

Juanita Harris

Montgomery, AL

0 reviews • 175 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 175 families supported • 10 years experience

Originally from Prattville, Juanita married a Navy sailor and traveled the country for the next 25+ years, raising three young men along the way. Her doula journey began in 2013 when her husband was deployed. She served as a Labor Support Stand-In for dads who were deployed with her husband, offering comfort and connection to women who truly needed someone to be there during one of the most monumental events of their lives. This was an amazingly gratifying experience! She was also surprised at how much the birthing world had changed since her last child. The more births she attended, the more passionate she became. Mothers were eager to discuss birthing options, styles, techniques, as well as comfort measures and she became enthralled. Juanita loved being able to provide support to women during their labor and delivery while helping the parents work together. In 2016, she officially became a doula. Now, she enjoys the freedom of helping women on a weekly basis. A previous client once said, “You’re like a supportive big sister, with all the birthing/baby knowledge but with the maturity of my mother.” What a compliment! By praying alongside my clients, providing compassion, support, a little southern hospitality, and advocating for mother’s wishes during the birthing process Juanita has found her calling. She hopes to empower you and help make your birthing time something you joyously remember.

Care philosophy

All women deserve to have a pregnancy, birth and postpartum period where they feel supported, heard and respected. To that end, I help provide resources and information so that families know what their options are. I encourage them convey those wishes to their provider and will advocate for their wishes. I protect the birthing experience to the best of my ability.

Areas served

  • Montgomery, Al
  • Prattville, Al
  • Deatsville, Al
  • Wetumpka, Al
  • Eclectic, Al
  • Lake Jordan, Al
  • Millbrook, Al
  • Pike Road, Al
  • Montgomery surrounding areas

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Montgomery, AL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL, 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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL 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, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Montgomery, AL to be $35 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Alabama. The cost of a postpartum doula in Montgomery, AL can range from $28 to $41 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 39 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Alabama. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Alabama is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Montgomery, AL, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL. 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 Montgomery, AL, 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 Montgomery, AL 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 Montgomery, AL: 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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