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Found 12 Pros in Quincy, MA, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
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Felisha Foisy

MA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

As a Certified Doula, I provide evidence-based, in-person birth and postpartum support to caregivers and families across Massachusetts and parts of New England.

Care philosophy

Meeting and welcoming you where you are at, and ensuring this is a safe space for you to feel heard & held.

Areas served

  • Greenfield, Gardner, Concord, Worcester, Boston
$ flexible
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Shannon Outchcunis

MA

4 reviews • 400 families supported • 8 years experience

4 reviews • 400 families supported • 8 years experience

We are an agency that consists of birth doulas, postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, CNA's, LMT's, CBE's, birth photography, a student midwife and a Reiki Master. We provide Full Spectrum support in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire.

Care philosophy

Cape Cod Baby proudly supports all families in need. We believe all birthing persons and those in the fourth trimester deserve evidence based support mixed with empathy and compassion.

Areas served

  • Cape Cod, South Shore, Boston, RI, NH
  • Provincetown, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, Orleans
  • Dennis, Yarmouth, Brewster, Barnstable, Chatham
  • Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne, Harwich, Mashpee
  • Hyannis, Osterville, Marston Mills, Cotuit
  • Wareham, Plymouth, Duxbury, Kingston
  • Pembroke, Scituate, Hull, Hanover,
  • Plymouth County, Somerset County
  • Barnstable County, Norfolk County
  • Middlesex County, Franklin County
  • Worcester County, Essex County
  • Suffolk County, Bristol County

Reviews

  • Emma
    February 10, 2024 at 10:10 am | Client review

    We have worked with Shannon after the birth of all three of our children. There is no one better – she is kind, the ultimate professional, and extremely knowledgeable in what she does. I felt calmer and so supported as a post-partum mom because of Shannon. She’s simply the best.

$ flexible
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Amalia Ali

Boston, MA

5 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

5 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello, everyone! I am a new Birth Doula and I am super excited to work with you all. I am filled with so much joy, love, motivation, and positivity which have driven me to work in a space where all of this is needed. The larger part of my story in becoming a Doula comes from my own experiences with reproductive medicine and moments where I wish I had someone to support me. I have learned so much in my own life about the importance of trust and love and as a Doula, I have learned how these ideas can make birthing a beautiful experience.

Care philosophy

An important part of the care I provide is making the most sacred moment of life as positive as possible. Leading with love, empathy, motivation, and trust are just some of the elements that I incorporate into my practice. I believe in the power of representation and affirmation as it is important to the expectant mother and families and to improving birth outcomes overall.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston Area--will travel within 20 miles

Reviews

  • Nataly
    May 21, 2023 at 3:49 am | Peer review

    Amalia Ali is a loving and supportive doula always wanting to help to get clients the birth they deserve, a calm and nurturing environment. She is lovely to work with and ethusiastic.

$ flexible
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Naomi Daborn Lanson

Gloucester, MA

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

I believe birth is meant to be a gentle and empowering experience. Little Angel Doula Services holds the philosophy that birth is a normal, physiological life experience as well as a major rite of passage for the family involved. It is the intent of Little Angel Doula to create a healing sanctuary for your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. I believe that birth is a process of becoming that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Little Angel Doula wants to ensure that you have the support you need to welcome your child in a healthy manner. Naomi believes that empowering the autonomy of the birthing person supports the best possible outcomes. Care at Little Angel Doula is client led, meaning that you as the client direct your own care, while the doula will be with you every step of the way to support your health decisions.

Care philosophy

Little Angel Doula offers gentle, compassionate and holistic care tailored to the needs of you and your family.

Areas served

  • North Shore and Greater Boston area

Reviews

  • Jessica
    August 14, 2023 at 12:51 am | Peer review

    Naomi is a caring and kind person. She takes great interest in relationship building and understanding clients. I feel she is able to meet the needs of laboring families. She’s invested in their experience, not hers. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Naomi.

$ flexible
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Ellie Carver

Boston, MA

3 reviews • 16 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 16 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a sole birth doula who works with clients who are aligned with values! Learn more about those and my services on my website www.birthingwithellie.com ! I have flexible plans to meet your needs.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is to support someone have the birth THEY WANT! I truly believe in accompanying and empowering birthing people to listen to their bodies and their needs, and to support them in their self-advocacy. Everyone deserves a doula! I believe in balancing the innateness of the body / baby knowing how to birth and access to medical pain management/ options.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston area

Reviews

  • Jo
    July 19, 2023 at 12:40 am | Client review

    Working with Ellie was everything I hoped for when I sought out a doula. She was supportive, informative, and even helped organise my rather large birthing crew!

$ flexible
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Kate Wright

Somerville, MA

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi, I'm so glad you're here! I am queer psychotherapist and full spectrum doula. I am passionate about providing trauma informed care and advocating for my clients. Together, we will cultivate a safe and empowering space for you and your family. I would love for us to get to know each other!

Care philosophy

My work is focused on creating safety and connection on your birth journey. That means that we will always center you (and your partner(s)) while providing trauma informed and evidence based care. I provide physical and emotional support during labor, delivery, and the postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston Area
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Natalie Lawson

Boston, MA

3 reviews • 999 families supported • 7 years experience

3 reviews • 999 families supported • 7 years experience

I got started as a doula in nursing school where I trained with DONA International to be a birth companion to women & families in Baltimore. Though I'd started school with other aspirations, I fell in love with birthwork and never looked back. There is nothing more sacred or miraculous to me than the moment that parents first hold their child and I love helping them get through labor to that moment. Anyhow, I attended about a dozen births before graduation and got a job in Labor & Delivery (L&D) straight out of school. I've worked as an L&D nurse in both staff and travel positions at ten hospitals across four states since 2011 and learned a great deal about birth and how to support different kinds of moms and families. From medical issues to family drama, I've seen and likely had to manage it all. Additionally, I've worked with every kind of family, even if you're mom-zilla, you can be yourself cause I'll be fine. And because I see providers as my peers, despite no longer working at the bedside, advocating you (or better yet - helping you advocate for yourself) comes naturally to me. I'd love to use my experience to help ease your pregnancy, delivery, and hospital experience.

Care philosophy

I spent 7 years as a bedside Labor & Delivery nurse where I had the honor of helping thousands of women start or expand their family. As a doula, I use that tremendous amount of experience, my comfort with childbirth, and my insider-knowledge of hospitals to help you have an empowering birth experience.

Areas served

  • Boston city limits

Reviews

  • Shawna
    January 18, 2023 at 11:00 am | Client review

    Natalie is not only tender & empathetic, but also encouraging and knowledgeable. Her skills and knowledge as a former L&D bedside truly came through and really helped translate the words, terms and expectations for my high risk pregnancy. I felt incredibly supported throughout the process and have already recommended her to my best friend and his wife in Washington, DC. You can tell Natalie is everyone’s best friend and the level of care she brought to me and my husband was really invaluable!

$ flexible
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Teresa Vittorioso-Fortin

Billerica, MA

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 17 years experience

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 17 years experience

I run a solo Doula practice. I have been attending births for 17 years, full-time since 2014. I have attended over 300 births to date. I take 3-4 births per month.

Care philosophy

I believe in client-centered, individualized, trauma informed, evidence based care for all.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston
  • Cambridge
  • Southern NH
  • Merrimack Valley
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Lucia Parker

Newburyport, MA

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

Our birth doula services include continuous support throughout your active labor, birth and immediate postpartum period (unlike medical providers who typically must attend multiple patients simultaneously), our toolbox of the most lovely comfort and relaxation measures, partner support, birth education and preparation resources, phone and text support, birth planning tools, information, support for positive, clear communication with your medical providers and more.

Care philosophy

At Lula, our deep hope is for you to feel cared for, respected, safe and informed as you journey through birth. It is our work to help nurture those key elements and to hold space for your positive and profoundly empowering birthing experience.

Areas served

  • Boston's North Shore and New Hampshire Seacoast
$ flexible
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Amber Matteson

Weymouth, MA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

Becoming a doula has always been a dream of mine! I have a deep passion for social & racial justice as well as sexual, pelvic, and perinatal health. I combine all of this to be the best advocate I can for my clients. ​ It is my fundamental belief that all who are pregnant should be treated with the utmost respect, dignity, and autonomy. Each person should be supported in their choices. My work is trauma informed, HAES (Health at Every Size) centered, and evidence based. The connection you have with your doula is integral. I believe in a gentle, supportive, and educational approach to working with my clients. As a queer woman who holds a multitude of identities it is of the utmost importance for me to support the LGBTQ+ community, as well as other marginalized and underserved communities.

Care philosophy

My mission is to serve all individuals and family constellations by educating, supporting, and witnessing their journey of conception, birth, and beyond. I am advocate who will lead with compassion and center your goals surrounding your pelvic & perinatal health.

Areas served

  • Boston, MA
  • Providence, RI
  • South Shore, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
$ flexible
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Marcia Conlon

Boston, MA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

From an early age taking care of young children and being directly involved with supporting families has always been around Marcia. Growing up her mother ran a successful in home daycare for over 20yrs and Marcia grew to love and become a professional in the field of Early Childhood Education which led her to the classroom where she served as a Lead Toddler Teacher for over 6yrs. Throughout her teaching career she has worked with Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers, school age kids and all the way up to college students. Once she transitioned out of classroom Marcia found a new passion in Nannying. With the removal outside stressors she was able to laser focus her teaching style but also learned that she loved being even more closely involved with families in their homes, early childhood development and supporting mothers and parents to lean into their new roles. It's truly a natural progression that Marcia would again find herself evolving her interests to include supporting even earlier stages of young children and families lives by becoming a Certified Full Spectrum Birth Doula. Intertwining her Spiritual Intuitive background, Educational Knowledge and Compassion for early life transitions Marcia is so excited to be of service and to help families have the best Birthing experience they can. This Service includes but not limited to Prenatal, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Support for expecting Mothers, Birthing Individuals and their partners. With me as your Doula you can experience Gentle Guidance, Master Level Reiki, Spiritual and Mindfulness Life Coaching, Meditation, Creative Art Projects, Labor Positioning and Coping Techniques, Breathe Work, Ritual and Ceremony, Affirmations, Laughter Yoga, Certified Crystal Healings, Herbal and Dietary knowledge, Sacred Womb Work and Sensual Spousal Bonding. •Please email me directly for a FREE CONSULTATION! [email protected]

Care philosophy

Offering professional Birthing and Laboring assistance. Providing Physical, Emotional, Spiritual and Educational Support to you and your partner during Pregnancy, Prenatal, Labor, Delivery and Postpartum periods. Giving you, your partner and family the tools to be ready for this transformational initiation and sharing a Unique and Compassionate Birthing Experience what ever that may look like.

Areas served

  • Quincy
  • Metro Boston
  • Boston
  • South Shore
  • North Shore

Reviews

  • Heather
    January 1, 2022 at 9:09 am | Client review

    Marcia proves a calming and loving experience through and through. When I was having anxiety about being a new mom she was there to full support me . When we were in the delivery room she was able to speak to for me to the doctors and get exactly the experience I wanted. She set up the birthing space sp that my son came into this world with the most positive energy and surrounded by love. She talked me through some really intense contractions where I didnt think I would be able to continue but with Marcia support of her talking me through it. I highly recommend marcia as your doula ypu and your baby through out your pregnancy will feel and be supported in everyway

$ flexible
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Melody Cunningham

Weymouth, MA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 20 years experience

I provide prenatal, birth and lactation support.

Care philosophy

My four tenants of support are emotional, advocacy, informational and physical. My goal is to demystify birth and arm my clients with the tools to help have the birth experience they want.

Areas served

  • Greater Boston and South Shore

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 Quincy, MA.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Quincy, MA 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 Quincy, MA 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 Quincy, MA to be $1,365, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Massachusetts. The cost of a doula in Quincy, MA can range from $1,080 to $1,649. These costs are based on a representative group of 87 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Massachusetts. The average cost of a doula in Massachusetts is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Quincy, MA 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 Quincy, MA; 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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