Find a Postpartum Doula in Plano, TX

Doulas on Meela are certified, client-recommended, and vetted by licensed medical practitioners. Find one near you.

Create a free account, and we'll bring top doulas to you.

Get started

1,000+ childbirth experts

Client recommended, 97% 5-star reviews

Vetted by licensed medical practitioners

Verified client testimonials

Why Use Meela to Hire Your Postpartum Doula?

Meela is the trusted place for parents to find top-rated postpartum doulas, connecting over 1,700 parents with vetted doulas each month. Reach out to postpartum doulas directly, or answer a few questions and let us bring you the best available options near you. All for free, no strings attached.

Certified, Expert-Vetted Postpartum Doulas Near You

Our postpartum doulas are the best of the best and hold the highest standards of evidence-based, inclusive, and compassionate care. Each verified doula on Meela is vetted by a licensed medical professional and comes with multiple client recommendations, active certifications, and has extensive training and experience in perinatal care.

Found 34 Pros in Plano, TX, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
0 50
Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
$ flexible
img img

Clem Love

Sherman, TX

9 reviews • 35 families supported • 8 years experience

9 reviews • 35 families supported • 8 years experience

I am a passionate advocate for birthing and lactating individuals, drawing from own personal experiences during the pregnancy and birth of my two children. I witnessed first hand how not having someone to hold space for you during your most sacred journey can impact your birth story for ever. I vow to be the one in the room to speak up when the space is not being honored. I hope to provide you with access to resources so you can not only make decisions, but be able to self advocate with the providers you are working with (including myself!).

Care philosophy

I leverages my expertise in non-verbal and verbal communication to provide compassionate and empathetic support to my clients. I actively bridges cultural norms to help my clients reconnect with their birthing and lactation goals, promoting equity and understanding within communities. I strongly believe that having knowledge will help you make the best choice for your family.

Areas served

  • Grayson County, Texas
  • North Dallas, Texas
  • Durant, OK
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Des Moines, IA

Reviews

  • Kia
    May 2, 2024 at 7:26 am | Peer review

    Clem is knowledgeable about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn feeding. She is a passionate advocate and has a great, inviting personality. Her work for moms and families is invaluable.

$ flexible
img img

Phoebe Nelson

Plano, TX

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

Pregnancy started the largest transformation for me. I made a decision to be intentional. Intentional about how my kids would enter this world and how I would raise them every day after that. I had two unmedicated home births in which incredible midwifes and my husband supported me. Neither were that magical water birth I dreamt of but both were incredibly powerful. You can read about the birth of Cleo (my first, 57 hour labor) and the birth of Nova (my second, the power of affirmations). I’ve been breastfeeding since 2017 continuously, breastfed through my second pregnancy. and tandem fed. While I went in thinking we’d breastfeed for 12 month, the connection and support I had with my girls during breastfeeding (and the ease after those painful first weeks) made me continue on and learn all about the benefits of extended breastfeeding. I am a certified doula, certified birth education, and lactation mentor. However, the passion I have for birth work goes much further than any one certification could show. I geek out over this stuff and am the odd dinner guest who talks about the magic and energy of women especially during this transformative period of motherhood.

Care philosophy

We believe birth should be grounded, supported, and rooted. Grounded in intuition and trust in your own body. Supported emotionally and physically by those whom you trust into your birth circle. Rooted in knowledge from the women that came before you for centuries and the sciences that has shed light onto whats happening under the surface.

Areas served

  • Dallas, Collin, Denton, Grayson, and Hunt County

Reviews

  • Alla
    August 28, 2023 at 12:30 am | Client review

    From the very beginning of my pregnancy and through the postpartum period, Phoebe’s presence was invaluable. She was not just a doula; she became a dependable friend who stood by my side through every step of my journey.

    Phoebe’s ability to listen attentively and empathize with my experiences made her an invaluable support system. During moments of uncertainty and challenges, she provided a compassionate and empathetic ear, helping me calm my nerves when I needed it most.

    Her knowledge in prenatal and postpartum care was evident in every interaction. Phoebe’s insights and advice helped me make well-informed decisions for both myself and my baby when I was most vulnerable.

    I can’t recommend Phoebe enough to anyone embarking on their own journey of pregnancy and childbirth. Her knowledge, genuine caring nature, and unwavering dedication make her the perfect doula for this significant chapter in your life. With Phoebe by your side, you’ll experience invaluable support!

$ flexible
img img

Britysh Brashears

Ennis, TX

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 6 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 6 years experience

Hello, My name is Britysh Brashears and I am a certified birth doula thru Birth Boot Camp. I started doing Doula work back in 2017, I received my certificate in March 2023. I have been a nanny over the course of the past 9 years, newborns are my specialty. I also have 3 children of my own. I offer the following to best suit your needs: Non judgmental support. Family centered approach. Holistic care. Empowerment. Presence. Emotional support. Information sharing. Proactive guidance. Resources and referrals. Comfort measures and physical support. Logistical support.

Care philosophy

Women centered birth. The emotional aspects of pregnancy. Labor and birth. The signs of pregnancy. Mom's well being mentally, physically and emotionally, during pregnancy, labor, child birth and post partum. Post partum care. Newborn. Breastfeeding. Relationships with significant other and siblings.

Areas served

  • DFW Areas
  • Mid-Cities

Reviews

  • Jennifer
    May 21, 2023 at 1:55 am | Client review

    Britysh is amazing. Very good at communication and making sure everyone is on the same page. She was an amazing advocate for my daughter!

$ flexible
img

Liv Gordon

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My intention is always to provide holistic, compassionate, loving and comforting emotional and mental support that empowers every birthing person, family, or individual experiencing a reproductive event. When my son was born, I had an inconvenient realization - that although I had spent hours and hours researching during my pregnancy, I still didn’t quite understand how birth and newborn care worked. Like most new parents and families, I was overwhelmed and unsure. Often, this is how many of us feel throughout our reproductive journeys. I am a full-spectrum doula which means I support you throughout the various paths in your reproductive life - abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I strive to create a calm and understanding environment for you to learn, connect with yourself, and have the most positive experience possible. Outside of being a full-spectrum doula, I am also in the licensure process to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. That means your mental health throughout your support process is always front and center. My mission is to support your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health no matter where you are in your experience. Your holistic health is imperative to having a positive experience. I love pouring into others and supporting people on their journeys to nurturing themselves. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to our birthing and reproductive goals. Let’s discover together what you dream for your experience and how you feel you are best supported - let’s find the nurturing you deserve!

Care philosophy

I believe our bodies should be strongly protected. and ever more our voices pertaining to our bodies. Our wellness, safety, and healthcare should be optimized. We should be supported and nurtured as we go through our journeys with our bodies. My role as your doula is to help you explore your options, advocate for your needs and intentions, and hold your hand through any stage of your journey.

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
$ flexible
img img

Caitlin Flores

North Richland Hills, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, I'm a loving mama to a beautiful baby girl named Emerie. I am a birth junky, and believe birth is beautiful. I feel not only is a baby born, but so is a mom during this time. That right there is a beautiful sight to experience. I would be honored to be apart of your pregnancy, labor/birth, and postpartum period. I want to have the opportunity to support you in this new season of life and guide you along the way. I would support you and your partner and accompany you through this momentous life experience. I want you to experience the most positive and empowering birth. All birth is beautiful whether it be at the hospital, birth center, at home, caesarean section, vaginal birth, or an unmedicated/medicated birth. My ultimate goal is for you to achieve the most positive and empowering birth experience!

Care philosophy

As your doula, I provide you with knowledge and information, teach comfort measures, and help you discover your birthing options. This is your birth, your baby, your voice. It is my job as your doula to support all your choices. Birth is an intense, amazing journey, and I will be here for you step by step.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Hurst
  • Euless
  • Dallas
  • Arlington
  • Grand Prairie
  • Colleyville
  • Bedford
  • Grapevine
  • Irving
  • DFW
$ flexible
img img

Andrea Carter

TX

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

2 reviews • 400 families supported • 9 years experience

It Takes a Village has been around since 2016 serving families across the DFW metroplex. All of our doulas have come from different backgrounds and offer different levels of support.

Care philosophy

“ We strive to make sure all families are aware and informed of their options, supported in their choices, have the emotional and physical support, and feel confident every step of their journey.” Whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant, or even adopting a child we will be there to help support you throughout your entire journey.

Areas served

  • We serve the entire DFW Metroplex.

Reviews

  • Bria
    November 8, 2022 at 10:16 am | Client review

    Andrea was the best journey partner. She never left my side and encouraged me through to the very end. Even when difficulty presented itself, she reassured me that I had ultimate say over the outcomes. She empowered me to speak up for my specific needs. I am now expecting and she’ll be journeying with me and my family again!

$ flexible
img img

Faith Ramirez

Rowlett, TX

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

2 reviews • 1200 families supported • 20 years experience

I am a trained midwife, nurse, doula and childbirth educator. More than 7 years ago, I was a Labor and Delivery/ NICU nurse nurse with thousands of births attended. Being out of the hospital as a midwife and birth assistant grounded my knowledge base to appreciate physiologic birth. I am now able to to help out of hospital birth clients find receive doula support and childbirth education that fits their unique needs. This has since evolved into a comprehensive, birth and postpartum system of support for all. I am excited to care for families!

Care philosophy

I believe in physiologic birth and compassionate, knowledge driven postpartum support. Services include: professional birth doula labor support, newborn consulting, postpartum doula support, lactation support, nutrition education, childbirth classes. Offering a full range of services to support your growing family from pre-conception, through pregnancy, birth, and afterwards. Packages to fit every budget. I am a travel doula so I will go anywhere!

Areas served

  • North Texas
  • Dallas, TX

Reviews

  • Crista
    November 7, 2022 at 11:08 am | Peer review

    Faith is profession, warm, and well informed. The level of support and education she provides to her clients sets her apart.

img img

Yashnika Leveille

Arlington, TX

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 4 years experience

1 reviews • 5 families supported • 4 years experience

I have always had a passion for women's health and wellness well before finding my calling in birthwork. I received my Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology, which has allowed me to gain the knowledge and understanding of the many functions of the human anatomy. I'm a licensed massage therapist, which allows me to intuitively connect with my clients to relieve any muscle tension or aches and pains throughout pregnancy and during labor. I practice mindfulness which allows me to provide a very calm and peaceful environment for my clients to truly connect to the experience. Overall my life's trajectory has provided a variety of expertise that not only has helped me along my personal journey but has assisted many women whether that is through herbalism, wellness, massage therapy or through my experience as a birth worker. The passion I have for this work is undeniable! I provide birth and post-partum support along with prenatal massage depending on which package you choose. I'm so excited to work with you!

Care philosophy

I believe in an empowering birth experience which entails giving birth with confidence. knowledge and support. Support does not begin solely in labor and delivery, but well before. I do not take on a lot of clients at a time because I believe in being present with my clients as they approach their new life into parenthood. Building trust and a lasting relationship with my clients is important.

Areas served

  • Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Reviews

  • Ndia
    August 31, 2022 at 11:09 am | Client review

    As a first time mom, I was so overwhelmed with all things. I knew that I wanted to have a team close to me that had my best interest at heart and made sure my baby and I were okay. In our first meeting with Yashnika, she made us feel so safe and heard. She answered all of my questions, never made me feel alone, and offered so many resources to make me comfortable. The birthing process can be so scary but with Yashnika by my side I really felt like I could conquer the world. I had such a wonderful pregnancy and delivery and it was all because of Yashnika. She advocated for me when I felt I wasn’t being listened to and made sure to stick by me through the entire process. I would not have had such a wonderful experience if it was not for her and I am eternally grateful!

img

Arlene Salazar

TX

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 8 years experience

.

Care philosophy

I love providing mom's with the tools so that they are empowered to make informed decisions.

Areas served

  • DFW Metroplex
  • North Fort Worth
$ flexible
img img

Andrea Jai

Arlington, TX

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 10 years experience

I had been doing the doula work LONG before I even knew what a doula was. I just knew that I loved the process of bringing forth life and assisting mothers during the process. My doula life was birth out of my friends allowing me to be present for them. Learning how to best serve them in pregnancy, I would research tips on breathing, non-medical pain management, breastfeeding, and more. To make sure that every mother I support feels like the strong birthing woman she was born to be.

Care philosophy

As a doula, I help with informational, physical, and emotional support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. Please send me a message for more information on my care philosophy

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Keller
  • Grand Prairie
  • Euless
  • Irving
  • Addison
  • Richardson
  • Plano
img img

Kimberly Brown

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 14 years experience

3 reviews • 150 families supported • 14 years experience

Thank you so much for considering Snugs and Kisses to support you and your newborn during this wonderful time! As a wife to an amazingly supportive husband and a mother to one awesome little guy, I am honored to be able to provide moms with a service that is very important but often neglected. My background as an infant teacher Assistant, nanny (including night nanny) and Newborn/Maternal Certified Nursing Assistant led me to my becoming a postpartum doula and certified lacation counselor. Being able to serve families in these capacities for ten years gave me the passion to open Snugs and Kisses. I want all mothers to be have the support from someone who not only understands what they are going through but knows how to help! It is so fulfilling partnering with new parents and helping them transition into parenthood. ​We believe there is no 'right' way to raise a child. You can count on us to be your non-judgmental support. We are here to reassure and encourage you to trust your parental instincts. Our teachings are evidence-based and allows you to develop your own parenting style and make the best decisions for your family. My hope is that our support will provide peace of mind that will allow you to rest and enjoy parenthood. ​

Care philosophy

EVERY couple deserves to have postpartum support to rest, recover and build a relationship with their baby"

Areas served

  • Dallas County, TX
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • McLennan County, TX
  • Collin County, TX
  • Denton County TX
  • Ellis County, TX

Reviews

  • Cacharel
    September 17, 2022 at 11:41 am | Client review

    I can’t say thank you enough. I decided to make Snugs and Kisses a part of my post partum journey before I truly knew how much I needed them. Kimberly provided an extra bit of peace in the early stages of my first experience with motherhood. She was attentive to my concerns and quick to find answers to questions I had regarding breast feeding.

    If it weren’t for Sungs and Kisses I might not have continued with breastfeeding. I can say I gained confidence in the process as well as how to advocate for myself regarding my baby’s ability to latch properly.

    I appreciate that Kimberly kept an open line of communication during my overnight support. From the moment of our first consultation to her last day with us, Kimberly was intentional about including my husband in the process. She remained professional while feeling like a family friend ready to assist and educate. I would encourage anyone looking for a postpartum doula to reach out to Kimberly.

$ flexible
img

Hannah Honor

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 15 families supported • 6 years experience

My passion for creating safer ecosystems for oppressed people extends to Honored Wellness, a full-spectrum doula practice. Honored Wellness provides support to families across the United States, with a particular focus on the multiply marginalized. I received my certification from Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings in 2019 and have since supported individuals, families, and communities in births, abortions, and postpartum care. I provide herbal wellness with evidence-based care, holistically supporting parents, babies, and communities. My expertise includes comprehensive birth support (from conception to postpartum), childbirth education, birth preparation, family building, and abortion support.

Care philosophy

As a social worker, organizer, educator, and doula, I incorporate diverse, trauma-informed practices in my work to provide a holistic, accessible, and safe environment for families and clients. My praxis is rooted in cultural humility and I approach most work with curiosity. I am evidence based with an emphasis on holistic practices for birth success.

Areas served

  • DFW Area
  • United States
img img

Rae Koonce

McKinney, TX

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 13 years experience

3 reviews • 24 families supported • 13 years experience

Welcome to the Center of Pelvic Excellence, where we believe in empowering you throughout your pregnancy and birth journey. While the incredible work of bringing a new life into the world is uniquely yours, we understand that the path doesn't have to be walked alone. Our approach integrates the invaluable support of a doula with the transformative benefits of pelvic floor therapy, creating a holistic and unparalleled experience for mothers-to-be. We recognize that each pregnancy is a unique and personal journey, and our mission is to ensure you feel supported, cared for, and prepared as you approach the birth of your little one. At the Center of Pelvic Excellence, our commitment goes beyond the clinical aspects of physical therapy. We strive to provide comprehensive support by combining the emotional, educational, and physical elements of care. Our goal is to be your steadfast companions from pregnancy through birth and well into the postpartum period. Here's how we aim to support you: Emotional Support: Pregnancy and childbirth can be emotionally charged experiences. Our doulas are here to offer a compassionate presence, listening ear, and encouragement to help you navigate the ups and downs of this transformative journey. Educational Resources: Knowledge is power. We provide you with resources, research, and education to empower you in making informed choices for both birth and parenting. Understanding your options is key, and we are dedicated to equipping you with the information you need. Physical Well-being: Our specialized pelvic floor therapy is designed to address and enhance your physical well-being. Whether you're dealing with pelvic health concerns or aiming for optimal comfort during childbirth, our experienced practitioners are here to guide you. Comprehensive Care: We are honored to be by your side at every stage – from the early days of pregnancy through the intensity of childbirth and into the postpartum period. Our team is committed to ensuring you receive the comprehensive care you deserve. Your journey is unique, and our team at the Center of Pelvic Excellence is here to celebrate and support your choices. Feel free to reach out to us at 817 381 5177, [email protected] or www.copept.com to start a conversation about how we can tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Thank you for considering the Center of Pelvic Excellence – where your well-being is our top priority.

Care philosophy

At the Center of Pelvic Excellence, we understand the importance of comprehensive care during the transformative stages of life. Whether you're seeking support for pelvic health concerns or exploring options for a holistic approach to childbirth, our team is here to guide and support you on your journey.

Areas served

  • Mckinney
  • Frisco
  • Plano
  • North Texas
  • Prosper
  • Celina
  • Dallas
  • Irving

Reviews

  • Javeria
    February 26, 2024 at 8:59 am | Client review

    Ray is amazing! So happy to have her throughout the whole journey of my pregnancy and delivery.

$ flexible
img img

Qunitina Etier

Dallas, TX

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

I love working with expectant parents and their families to help them navigate the birth and labor process. I look at each new birth as a unique experience and in return I provide parents with the encouragement and motivation they need. I service people from all walks of life especially black and brown people & LGBTQ+ and queer individuals.

Care philosophy

I believe in putting the birthing person’s wants and needs first to make their experience on this journey the most enjoyable. I love helping them advocate for themselves and providing resources and options for their birth even if that means I have to outsource them.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Grapevine, Plano, Frisco, Prosper
  • Dallas
$ flexible
img

Lauren Manolescu

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 65 families supported • 19 years experience

0 reviews • 65 families supported • 19 years experience

I believe that getting to know your family better, helps me to better serve you. I offer more visits, more support and that includes evidence-based education, holistic and natural non medical alternatives , pregnancy support, birth support, and postpartum support.

Care philosophy

I believe every family is unique and every birth is unique. I offer unbiased support, always, in whatever you choose for your birth. You’re the main character of your birth story.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arlington, Texas
  • Benbrook, Texas
  • Weatherford, Texas
  • Cleburne, Texas
  • Mansfield, Texas
  • Crowley, Texas
  • Lake Worth, Texas
  • Allen, Texas
$ flexible
img img

Sade Living-Williams

Dallas, TX

2 reviews • 167 families supported • 11 years experience

2 reviews • 167 families supported • 11 years experience

The goal is to support new and expecting moms during the prenatal and postpartum journey. Many moms miss out on amazing opportunities to bond and connect with their baby because they aren't educated and informed about important breastfeeding feeding and infant care practices, or they are so consumed with other elements of motherhood they aren't able to fully embrace the bonding experience.  ​ I not only partner with mom but I also work with the entire family to ensure baby is getting the most nutritional value from human milk. After working together to create a plan specifically for your family, you'll feel more confident and empowered to breastfeed for as long as you'd like. If you decide nursing is not right for you, that's okay too. We can explore alternatives to keep both you and baby happy and healthy. 

Care philosophy

Having access to accurate and current information is super important, and it can make all the difference in the world when it comes to raising a happy and healthy baby. The more you know about breastfeeding, childbirth, and the postpartum journey the more confident you and your family will feel about decision making.  ​ The pregnancy and postpartum stage should be about bonding and healing.

Areas served

  • Houston, TX
  • Spring, TX
  • Humble, TX
  • Conroe, TX
  • The Woodlands, TX

Reviews

  • Leslie
    September 14, 2023 at 1:01 am | Client review

    As a single mother, I could not have made it through the newborn phase with my daughter without Sade’s love and support for our little family. I would highly recommend her to anyone not only looking for care for their child, but for someone who will act as part of the family!

img img

Ashley Cutchen

Waxahachie, TX

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

1 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

My primary role is a wife and stay at home mommy, but I take a limited number of clients in the south DFW area. How I started my doula career is actually after my first birth (a loss). I had an unmedicated birth, and felt empowered by the strength of my body (even in the midst of such a difficult season). I began my certification (Doulaversity) soon after and finished it along with my first, pre-certification births shortly before my third birth (second live birth). I started taking clients as a certified doula in August of 2022, and I have loved it! Doula-ing brings me such joy and life. Personally, I have experienced a stillbirth, a hospital birth with an OBGYN, a home birth transfer from a CPM to CNMs in-hospital, and as a high risk mama due to a genetic disorder, I understand how it can feel to have limited birth options. As a result, I am passionate about supporting all births and providing resources for an empowered birth in and out of hospital. I’ve seen the beauty of midwifery and honor and love our local midwives. I also see the benefits and life-saving measures offered in hospitals. I love helping moms navigate which place is suitable for their birth type and create a birth plan that brings them confidence and understanding. I am also certifying as a childbirth educator because I am so passionate about learning and teaching evidence-based birth practices and want to share that love with my clients and community.

Care philosophy

I believe that women deserve support and they deserve to understand the benefits and risks of “normal” birthing practices and interventions that happen in hospitals as well as the benefits of physiological birth. Women deserve access to community resources and services regardless of location. Women need more than just prenatal care; postpartum is tough! I am also a Christ-follower!

Areas served

  • South Dallas Fort Worth and Ellis County

Reviews

  • Trisha
    May 19, 2023 at 3:13 pm | Peer review

    As the instructor and mentor for Ashley, I highly recommend her to support families through their pregnancies and birth. Ashley has demonstrated a great deal of passion and knowledge in the field and has been dedicated to empowering families throughout the process. Her caring and compassionate approach will make a positive impact on the lives of any family she works with.

img img

Maren Trinh

Dallas, TX

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

6 reviews • 23 families supported • 4 years experience

I gave birth to my first child with my dear friend and doula beside me and husband next to me. My child was born in South Korea and was transferred to NICU. My doula did not leave my side until my husband returned to me. From that moment on, I wanted to support women through the ups and downs of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I attended my first birth as a friend in 2018 to a Vietnamese woman living in Korea. I didn't plan on the profession but it definitely found me. That first birth sparked a fire in my heart that continues to grow. My first three years I supported students, expats and immigrants in South Korea. I served women no matter their background. I desire for all women of any background to receive continuous labor support and at-home postpartum care. I returned to the US in 2020, moved to Dallas and, now, continue to support women with a new passion. I am a certified birth doula with Childbirth International. I am also a big supporter of lactation. I feel that initial breastfeeding shortly after birth and the following couple weeks is a crucial part of my support. I have breastfeed my two children 2 years each and love to help mother's reach their personal breastfeeding goals. I find that most people are not familiar with childbirth, but with the help of doula, mothers and partners feel comfortable and confident after meeting to prepare for their own childbirth. Continuous labor support helps a mother feel calm and at peace knowing that at least one person will not change shifts, but stay by her side continuously. This means from on the phone during early labor, to meeting at the home also during labor, to transitioning to the location of the birth, laboring in active labor, and two hours after birth. I also return to visit in-home after birth for breastfeeding and practical support. With a doula, there is increased oxytocin, increased mobility, increased self-esteem, and a decrease in pain and anxiety. Labor support can be many things. It can be PHYSICAL: massage, assisting with water therapy, assisting with eating and drinking, or suggesting a change of positions; EMOTIONAL: encouragement, affirming the mother, or debriefing the birth; PRACTICAL: showing the partner how to support the mother, creating a calming environment, lower the lights, turning on music, helping the parents with whatever they need; INFORMATIONAL: helping find evidenced-based information, suggesting techniques; SUPPORTING the PARTNER: practically reminding him to eat, drink and sleep, or practically showing him how to support the mother; ADVOCACY: encouraging parents to ask questions in prenatal, birth and postpartum, supporting their decisions, amplifying their voices, and asking the mother what she wants. I LOVE supporting the whole family, but the primary vehicle is the mother. I take calls, texts, and emails during my awake hours from the time you sign on as client until 6 weeks postpartum. And available at all times from 38 weeks until the birth. I go the extra mile to make sure mothers are emotionally healthy and supported as well as all the education and practical support.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, my goal is to support and serve you. My desire is to inform, educate and prepare you for your birth, while also listening, caring, and making space to hear your needs, fears and hopes. I desire is to support the entire family (partner, husband, older siblings) as birth is a transforming time for the whole family. I hope that you feel more confident, encouraged and relaxed.

Areas served

  • Living in South Dallas serving DFW
  • Dallas | Fort Worth
  • Grand Prairie | Arlington | Irving
  • University Park | Highland Park
  • Mansfield | Cedar Hill | Duncanville | Desoto
  • South Lake | Lewisville | Flower Mound
  • Plano | Richardson | Addison | Garland
  • Grapevine | Colleyville | Coppell
  • Hurst | Euless | Bedford
  • Keller | North Richland Hills | Watauga
  • Carrollton | Farmers Branch
  • Waxahachie | Midlothian | Cleburne | Alverado
  • Burleson | Joshua | Kennedale | Benbrook
  • Mesquite | Forney | Red Oak

Reviews

  • Maren
    December 16, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I’m so proud of you! You rocked your birth! Thank you for the privilege to be apart of your precious birth! Love you guys!

$ flexible
img

Rachel Bruursema

McKinney, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am Rachel Bruursema, a professionally trained doula and mental health counselor. I support clients and families throughout the perinatal period - from TTC and fertility treatments, through pregnancy, birth, and the first months of parenthood. New to the Dallas area and currently completing certification with DONA International, I am offering a special rate to my next 5 clients. The perinatal period is a season of change, when you open up to love and joy. However, with it can come uncertainty and overwhelm. My goal is to ease the anxiety that often accompanies this period by providing curated, evidence-based information, challenging the perceived judgment of birth and early parenting decisions, and empowering my clients and families to identify and make the choices that best align with their values and unique needs. With the combination of my experience as a counselor, knowledge of mind-body approaches to stress, and comprehensive training in perinatal support, I will help you and your family revel in the good, navigate the challenges, and accept the process. A mother myself, I also draw from personal experiences with pregnancy complications, unmedicated birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum depression. This is one of the most meaningful journeys in life, and I can wait to help you shape that meaning and create the beautiful experience you deserve.

Care philosophy

I support birthing persons and families on all birth journeys with compassionate care and an affirming calm. I bring the values and ethics of professional counseling into my doula work, and feel passionate about the support I can offer in both roles. As a counselor, I help clients heal in a sacred space away from their lives. As a doula, I will help you and baby thrive in the midst of your life.

Areas served

  • Frisco-McKinney and surrounding areas
$ flexible
img img

Amber Porter

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

Serenity and Hope Birth Services offers prenatal and postpartum care through Doula services. I follow the Maslow's Hierarchy of needs by focusing on the physiological needs, Self fulfillment needs and Basic needs of each client and their support partner.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a miracle and the that body knows exactly what to do when that day comes. I also believe that finance should not be a barrier to you receiving the care and information that you deserve to have throughout your pregnancy journey. You should know your rights and you deserve to feel supported. I dedicate my time to educating, supporting, and being available for my clients.

Areas served

  • Sachse, TX (and surrounding areas)
  • Wylie, TX
  • North Dallas
  • Murphy
  • Plano

Reviews

  • Chrissy
    July 6, 2021 at 6:33 pm | Client review

    Amber was absolutely amazing, caring and goes above and beyond. We lost our baby it was very tragic for us, she helped us through it and helped us to adjust. It was nice to have a voice that didn’t seem pressuring around us and she was always willing to pray us through. She was a great person to have for a Doula.

img

Andrea Franklin

TX

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

2 reviews • 100 families supported • 14 years experience

We are birth companions and ambassadors who advocate for the birthing woman before, during, and immediately after childbirth. Our doulas help facilitate a safe, healthy, and positive birth experience. Our doulas assist in childbirth education and preparation, understanding nuances from previous births (if any), and will support the birthing woman with massage and other comfort measures to help alleviate pain. We can also help with creating a birth plan, postpartum plan, and lactation.

Care philosophy

Whether in place of or in addition to a partner or loved one, every birthing woman deserves a doula! We believe in educating and empowering birthing women and families of all shapes, sizes, races, and nationalities. We are here to help you have the best birth experience possible and would love to support you in your journey.

Areas served

  • Nationwide for virtual services
  • Tarrant County
  • Dallas County

Reviews

  • Susan
    May 18, 2021 at 1:20 pm | Client review

    She is attentive to the needs of the family and had a close emotional impact with all concerned.

$ flexible
img img

Leah Demar

Haltom City, TX

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 30 families supported • 4 years experience

My name is Leah and I am Co-Owner of The Birthing Collaboration. I had a son a little over 3 years ago and as good as the RNs and OBGYN were, the emotional support is what I craved. I was a single mom doing it by myself. The first night home together I cried right along with my son. My mother stayed with me for the first week but then I was on my own left to handle a new baby, school, and soon work. It's hard juggling everything life has to offer and we often forget about ourselves in the process as you doula, I am committed to making sure you get that time rather it be 1 hour or 3.

Care philosophy

I believe in helping the mother and baby as they journey uncharted waters. Ultimately I'm here to be a nonjudgmental ear for the mom and helping her take care of herself so that she can be the best mother that she can be. I was a young mother so I understand the importance of having a doula. I offer Prenatal, Labor, and postpartum Doula services for mothers wanting a doula.

Areas served

  • Fort WORTH
  • BURLESON
  • CROWLEY
  • ARLINGTON

Reviews

  • Jarrett
    May 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm | Client review

    My wife talks about Leah even now (our kid is 1 now). When my wife first approached me about a doula I had no clue what it was. We were skeptical of the price hit I would’ve paid double that. Leah helped us with managing our expectations at the hospital, to educating us on feeding our son. I mean she was there from the 25 weeks we hired her until the end. Even now she still checks in with us and ask us for updates.

$ flexible
img

Sarah Ross

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

My passion for birth and labor support started with our third pregnancy in 2016, our third baby in three years. Our first was an emergency c-section and our second was scheduled. When I found out I was pregnant again I realized how important it was going to be to recover quickly and searched for better support for a vaginal delivery. My labor stories led me to want to support others in their journeys too!

Care philosophy

My mission is to “to serve you on your journey”, before, during, after, and beyond pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn baby! I believe in being there for my clients as much as possible and readily available for questions and support throughout our time together. Because of this I take on a small number of clients per season and would love to make you, your pregnancy and your baby my priority!

Areas served

  • Fort Worth, Crowley, Aledo, White Settlement
  • Saginaw, Keller, Arlington
  • Joshua
img img

Cassie Lewis

Dallas, TX

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 14 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm Cassie Lewis and my husband and I are from nearby Waxahachie, live in Dallas, and have four spirited (ha!) kids. We lived overseas for awhile after college, and our first was born there. She was three weeks "early", and was born in a hospital with many interventions but not many explanations. No epidural, but yes to pitocin, an enema, an episiotomy, an attempted catheter, and something else in an IV. She was whisked away immediately after birth, and I wasn't able to see her for a few hours. This gives me great compassion for women birthing in their second language. It's not for the faint of heart! My next three were all "late" and born in and around Dallas in birth centers with a midwife. With all four I had vastly different pregnancies, births, postpartums, and breastfeeding experiences. I believe this gives me great insight into any experiences you may have. I also believe this is my motivation behind wanting to become a birth worker. Women should be informed and supported to make their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding decisions. Your story needs to be yours, and not taken away from you. Your body will know how to grow, birth, and sustain a baby. I believe letting you grow into that is a great gift. StoryBabe is about me wanting to be a calm, consistent, knowledgable presence for you during your third trimester, birth, and fourth trimester. My hope is to build a fun, comfortable, trustworthy relationship with you and your partner to get you the story you want. What this means is taking less clients, but building a deeper relationship with each one. I love the thought of being a trusted part of your story. Contact me so we can get started!

Care philosophy

Doulas are the overlap of emotional, physical, and informational support. I am passionate about providing honest, fun, trustworthy, and compassionate support that makes you feel completely encouraged and prepared. Your birth and postpartum stories will change you for the rest of your life. Having someone there who understands and respects your choices could make all the difference.

Areas served

  • Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, McKinney, Waxahachie
  • And all areas in between!

Reviews

  • Morgan
    April 13, 2021 at 5:18 pm | Peer review

    Cassie is a strong communicator and very well organized. I have seen her walk with people through pregnancy and postpartum and sensitivity and honesty. She’s also a strong and caring mama!

img

Maria Pokluda

Dallas, TX

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

2 reviews • 1000 families supported • 15 years experience

Your doula is a personal assistant, labor whisper and communication diplomat – all rolled into one. It’s a bit like bringing Mary Poppins to your birth (but without the singing). We support all types of birth and postpartum plans with doulas specializing in VBAC, natural birth, pregnancy after infertility, multiples, surrogacy, Cesarean birth and 1st time parents.

Care philosophy

We understand the excitement and concerns families face through pregnancy, preparation for birth and baby’s first weeks. Our dedicated doulas will walk with you through this time, providing support every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Dallas Fort Worth Denton Frisco Mckinney Plano

Reviews

  • Kayla
    February 11, 2021 at 6:41 pm | Peer review

    Maria is a wonderful and highly experienced doula. She is a joy to work with and any family would be lucky to have her by their side.

$ flexible
img

Tab’itha Israel

TX

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Growing up, Tab'itha always knew she wanted to give back to her community but didn't know how. One thing she always gave was support to friends/family during their pregnancies. After 3 cesareans and unfavorable experiences she encountered while pregnant, Tab’itha took a DONA training in March of 2019 and believed she finally found the calling she had unknowingly been searching for. Since then, Tab'itha has supported numerous women by educating, advocating, and servicing them during their pregnancy and labor. Her main focus is reaching out to Black and Hispanic women as there is not much support given due to systematic racism, preconceived thoughts, and inaccurate medical myths. Tab'itha also gives counsel and support services to women going through miscarriages and/or still births as a bereavement doula. Tab'itha is also currently in midwifery school and plans to open up a birthing center right the middle of the very neighborhood she grew up in.

Care philosophy

I bring evidence based information to families as well as support, honesty, and the tools to advocate for the wishes during their birth.

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • HEB
  • Dallas
$ flexible
img

Tiffany Stewart

Keller, TX

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

Assisting families with birthing their babies in home or at the hospital. Along with helping parents after the baby or babies come home.

Care philosophy

Holistic, spiritual

Areas served

  • Fort Worth
  • Roanoke
  • Justin
  • Haslet
  • Keller
  • Southlake
  • Trophy club
  • Watauga
  • North Richland Hills
  • Saginaw
  • Lake worth
$ flexible
img img

Sharel Bratcher

Oak Point, TX

5 reviews • 75 families supported • 6 years experience

5 reviews • 75 families supported • 6 years experience

Hi! My name is Sharel (pronounced like Cheryl). I’m 32 with three littles homeschooled by my husband 6,5,3 and I can often be found drinking coffee. I officially started my doula journey during the pandemic of 2020 when I decided to get certified through Still Birth Day, but my passion for birth, child development, and photography came way before, with my love for serving others even before that. I’ve been working in birth work for over 6 years now and currently a student midwife. Before getting married I worked as a personal aid and care giver for a little girl who had cerebral palsy (she was one of quadruplets, I volunteered leading and serving and teaching in the church, I worked with college students and teen moms as well as single moms going to college. I have a degree in Child Development and Art, because I’m a creative at heart as you will see. I received my BA from Texas Woman’s University in Denton Texas in 2013 and I got married in 2014 after working in full time ministry in London and back at TWU with the BSM . Marriage rocked my world but nothing would change my life like having a kid. While pregnant with my first, I studied at the Village Church Institute (under southern seminary) and I became a lay counselor through our churches biblical counseling program. Along side serving in our church I continued to have babies and even lose some. I served as our Children’s child care coordinator all the while slowly growing back up my photography business. After photographing my first birth I learned more about midwifery and doulas and thinking I knew it all until the birth of my first humbled me. If it wasn’t for the birth assistant who was also a doula stepping in, my birth experience would have been much worse, but I’ll spare you the details. Since then, my passion to support moms in labor grew! Then as I struggled with breastfeeding and postpartum depression and anxiety, I just knew I wasn’t alone. I learned, I grew, I rocked two beautiful fast water births with my husband and doula by my side and successfully breastfeed all my babies through lip and tongues ties past a year old. All that to say if I can do it, so can you and I would find so much joy in serving you to meet your family and mommy goals all while capturing it in photos for you to keep forever to remember how powerful you are and how far you have come. It’s an honor to serve and would love to serve you. I serve each family as individuals. I take time to get to know you and your needs and preferences, and together we work together to have the best birth experience you can have no matter the circumstances.

Care philosophy

I believe that all parents and babies no matter their story are made in the image of God. So I live to serve just as each person is the image bearer of the most high. No matter race, religious belief, hospital or at home, medicated or unmedicated etc. I strive to help the parent(s) be confident in their conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and even through bereavement and breastfeeding.

Areas served

  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Southern Oklahoma
  • Gainesville
  • Dallas

Reviews

  • Sara
    February 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm | Client review

    Sharel is empathetic, understanding, and aware of her client’s needs. She’s hands on and not afraid to speak up on behalf of others. I wouldn’t have wanted to journey into motherhood without her! She’s been a listening ear, a supportive birth team member, and an amazing photographer for our family over the last 5+ years.

$ flexible
img

Faith Sample

TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello there! I'm Faith Sample, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a BEST Certified Doula who has also trained with DONA International. I’m a loving wife who is a passionate follower of Christ with a servant’s heart. My personal mission is to bridge the gap in birth inequality, by being a valuable resource to pregnant women and families. I strive to help birthing mothers achieve their best birth, whether that is a home birth, hospital birth, vaginal, VBAC, or Cesarean. Ultimately, as a follower of Christ I believe in the power of prayer and how impactful it can be during pregnancy and birth; so with your permission I can/will throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery be praying for you and your baby.

Care philosophy

As a Christian Doula my care philosophy is to provide believers and non believers with exceptional support and care that is centered in love and compassion. I want for each client that I serve to be able to see and feel God's love through me.

Areas served

  • Stephenville, Tx
  • Weatherford, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Cleburne, TX
  • Burleson, TX
  • Eastland, TX
  • Granbury, TX
  • Odessa, TX
  • Midland, TX
  • Mineral Wells, TX
  • Hico, TX
  • Hamilton, TX
  • Comanche, TX
  • Glen Rose, TX
  • Dublin, TX
  • Palo Pinto, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Crowley, TX
  • Benbrook, TX
  • Aledo, TX
  • Andrews, TX
  • Crane, TX
  • Cisco, TX
  • De leon, TX
  • Abilene, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Killeen, TX
$ flexible
img

Barb Davis

Fort Worth, TX

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

A woman-owned collective of birth professionals working together to provide inclusive, comprehensive support for the childbearing year. Birth & Postpartum Doulas, Your Best Birth Class™ (virtual options), Newborn Care Basics class (virtual), Placenta Encapsulation, Belly Binding & V-Steams, Parent Coaching and Sleep Support

Care philosophy

birth | Fort Worth doulas strive to educate, inform and inspire each of their clients so that they are able to find strength and inspiration in their birth experience.

Areas served

  • Tarrant County & surrounding areas
  • Aledo
  • Arlington
  • Benbrook
  • Bedford
  • Burleson
  • Crowley
  • Cleburne
  • Dallas
  • Euless
  • Hudson Oaks
  • Grapevine
  • Mansfield
  • Lake Worth
  • Roanoake
  • Saginaw
  • White Settlement
  • Willow Park

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Plano, TX offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX, 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 Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX 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, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Plano, TX is $36 per hour, but typically ranges from $30 to $42 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 37 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Plano and Dallas areas. The average cost of a doula in Plano, TX is higher than the average cost of a doula in the state of Texas, which is $33 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Plano, TX is $42 the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Plano, TX, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your postpartum doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX. 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 Plano, TX, 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 Plano, TX 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 Plano, TX: 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.

Get Started
keyboard_arrow_up