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Found 2 Pros in Reno, NV, USA | Birth doula support
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Julia Hamilton

Carson City, NV

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 11 years experience

0 reviews • 500 families supported • 11 years experience

Julia was raised right here in Northern Nevada and has a love for this area and it's people. She came into birth work after learning and healing from the news of that she is not able to carry a child of her own. She loves supporting births as well as caring for the new parents in the postpartum period. Helping those heal and succeed in new parenthood is amazing and she feels privileged to be a part of these life changing times for the last 11 years! Julia offers services for birth, postpartum, placenta encapsulation, food preparation, and is certified through BEST Doula. She has a background in childcare, child development, as well as previously being a pharmaceutical technician, and pastry chef! In her spare time she is also a crafter, as well as a big fan of true crime, and spending time with her husband and fur babes!

Care philosophy We aim for education and the decision to birth your baby how it makes sense for you and your family above all else. We are your rock in a windy storm to keep you grounded and remind you that you are in control.

Areas served

  • Carson City, NV, USA
  • South lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • Incline village, NV, USA
  • Reno, NV, USA
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Sarah Walton

Reno, NV

2 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

Bright Heart Birth Services offers full spectrum doula support, childbirth education and placenta encapsulation. Our team of doulas is as unique as you are! Working in community allows us to pair you up with doulas who will best meet your individual needs and desires. Our strong team expectations and environment allow for deep commitment to you. We have the ability to support those trying to conceive to those grieving loss. And all the pregnancies, bellies, births and 4th trimesters in between.

Care philosophy

We work together, as a team, towards comfort, connection, empowerment and your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. We know that there is no one "right way" to birth. We proudly support people and their families through natural birth, medicated birth, epidural birth, high risk, cesarean birth, vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean), homebirth or hospital birth.

Areas served

  • Reno Sparks Carson City
  • Truckee CA
  • Carson City
  • Lake Tahoe


  • Lauren
    July 10, 2024 at 7:00 am | Peer review

    Sarah is a highly skilled and experienced birth worker. She has supported countless families through a wide range of birthing and parenting journeys, and embodies the values of informed consent and self-determination as central to her practice. She brings to this work astute insight and a lionhearted presence that enhances the safety parents feel as they navigate many vulnerable moments along the birth journey. Her commitment to deepening her growth as a birth worker, individually and in community, is something I admire immensely.

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 Reno, NV.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Reno, NV 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 Reno, NV in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Reno, NV. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Reno, NV doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a doula in Reno, NV is $906, but typically ranges from $738 to $1,075. These costs are based on a representative group of 10 doulas surveyed by Meela in the Reno area. The average cost of a doula in Reno, NV is about the same as the average cost of a doula in the state of Nevada, which is $911.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in Reno, NV is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Reno, NV 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 Reno, NV; 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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