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Found 13 Pros in Riverside, CA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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Elizabeth Clark

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

We work together in partnership to provide the best supportive care for our families.

Care philosophy

We love supporting all families in all births. We believe in educating and empowering families to birth in the ways that are best for them.

Areas served

  • Seal Beach, CA
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Melanie Smith

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 8 years experience

Melanie is a Birth Doula, Innate® Postpartum Care Practitioner, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and Birth Story Medicine® Mentor. Her focus is on supporting families through the changes to their bodies, minds, souls, and relationships before, during, and after the birth of a baby. She is passionate about centering the care of the Mother as the cornerstone for familial health, and honoring the rite of passage that is becoming a parent through community education and support.

Care philosophy

Intuitively honoring the individual needs of each family, Melanie approaches doula support with a hands-on curiosity. She offers a perfect balance of discovering what you hold dear and desire for your journey into parenting, while simultaneously offering the most essential resources for you to feel prepared and supported throughout the entire process.

Areas served

  • Aliso viejo, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Lake Forest. CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Corona Del Mar, CA
  • Tustin, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Beach, CA
$ flexible
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JD Davis

Los Angeles, CA

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I will meet with you, assess your needs based on a questionnaire, and then upon signing the contract and on the first day, will come to your home and help the birthing parent begin the process of parenthood. This could be anything from night nursing support, infant feeding/care, emotional/physical healing, referring you to other health professionals if needed, and helping with identifying feeding cues and just being there to do some housework! I can also be a person to guide visitors, and to be your advocate if and when you need rest.

Care philosophy

I provide care via the Slow Doula Method-- by actively listening to you and your family's needs during the first 40 days of postpartum. I understand that there is not a significant amount of support for LGBTQIA families, therefore, I am ready to be that person that lifts you up and gives you the confidence you need as a queer/trans parent. I also serve ANY family who needs support.

Areas served

  • Atwater Village
  • East Los Angeles
  • North Hollywood
  • Pasadena
  • South Los Angeles
  • Hollywood
  • Central Los Angeles

Reviews

  • Gabe
    August 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm | Peer review

    JD is such a light. They are a warm, calming presence and have so much knowledge to share. I have seen them provide thoughtful and thorough postpartum care to new and second+time parents. Their practice is consent-based and trauma-informed, and filled with love. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

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Sabrina Sowards

CA

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 61 families supported • 3 years experience

My interest in this work began as a young adult when my older sister was pregnant and I was invited to be a member of her birth team. I remember being overwhelmingly awed by the birth process and the human body. My interest continued as I started on the path to become a labor and delivery nurse. I found, rather quickly, the path of becoming a L&D was too clinical for me and did not feed my soul how I wanted. While in search for what was next, I became pregnant myself. I was confident I had wanted a home birth with a midwife and a doula, but ended up having a planned hospital birth due to a misdiagnosed medical condition. My birth was not at all what I wanted it to be. I was not given options, I was not given information, I was not given time to think and it left me somewhat scarred. After my daughter was born, my husband was only able to take a week off of work. I also had my stepdaughter to take care of and I felt like I didn't have time to heal, establish a good breastfeeding routine, or bond with my darling girl. I remember feeling completely unsupported. It was then that I decided I wanted to help mamas to have empowered births that they wouldn't need to emotionally recover from. My experience shaped my doula practice. My experience makes informed consent my top priority with my clients as well as bonding time within the family and breastfeeding support. I love what I do and I love helping each family I work with to have a more fulfilling experience.

Care philosophy

My goal with all of my clients is to ensure they feel informed, empowered and encouraged to advocate for themselves.

Areas served

  • Irvine
  • Newport
  • Huntington Beach
  • Fullerton
  • Orange
  • Tustin
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Cypress
  • Cerritos
  • Long Beach

Reviews

  • Lauryn
    May 20, 2021 at 4:38 pm | Peer review

    I never had a doula with my first child but I’m so grateful to have met Sabrina with my second child. I wanted a different experience this time around and she went above and beyond for me. Not only is she full of knowledge but she is also patient, kind, supportive, non judgmental. She has the energy and passion to make you excited about what can be a scary process especially after having experienced a traumatic first birth. She is nothing short of amazing and I’m so lucky to have had her with me during labor and birth. Thank you Sabrina!

$ flexible
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Anna Calamaro

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Welcome to TzimTzum Doula. My name is Anna Calamaro and I am a DONA International trained birth and postpartum doula. I believe pregnant encompasses the body and the soul. Pregnant should not just be a physical condition to be endured; rather, it should be a meaningful phase in your life. When I am not working as a pastoral care professional at Cedars-Sinai or taking classes in rabbinical school, you can find me binging birth videos on YouTube! I marvel at the miracle of birth. After reading Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent, the strength and wisdom of women giving birth and assisting the birthing process awakened something within me. I realized birth work was meant to be at the core of my career. Being a doula encompasses so many facets of my personality: the caring, nurturing and supportive side, the educator and lifelong learning side, and the spiritual, ritual, and community building side. While embarking all these parts, I recognize that there are times when the most important role I can play as a doula is to be still, quiet, patient, and calm in order to support the birther and help them embrace their own personal experience.

Care philosophy

Each birth is as individual as the person birthing, and each family has unique desires and hopes for the birth of their child. As your doula, I will support YOU and your partner in your desires for YOUR birth. I support you in YOUR birth choices, whatever they may be. I empower you through informed choice so you may empower yourself. “If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.” (-Korte)

Areas served

  • North Hollywood
  • West Hollywood
  • Beverly Hills
  • Pico-Robertson
  • Silver Lake
  • Echo Park
  • Mid City
  • Larchmont
  • Koreatown
  • Central LA
  • Los Feliz
  • Hollywood
  • Century City
  • Culver City/Palms
  • Westwood
  • Brentwood
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice/Marina Del Rey
  • Mar Vista
  • West LA
  • Hollywood Hills
  • Glendale
  • Burbank
$ flexible
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Andrea Murillo

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi folx! Allow me to reintroduce myself- I am Andrea Murillo She/Her/Ella pronouns. I’m a LA based Full Spectrum Doula Doula that services LA• OC• IE• VC & Worldwide Remotely I am the owner of Resistencia Collective and I am here to offer my services and help create a community for BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ folx

Care philosophy

My work is rooted in Reproductive Health and Justice. Reproductive health and justice is intersectional and is the root of other social justice movements. Together we will educate ourselves and create body autonomy by having inclusive & educational conversations Join me in this beautiful journey that will empower and heal you

Areas served

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Ventura County
  • United States
$ flexible
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Alyssa Guzman

Chino Hills, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I decided to become a doula after I was present for my youngest sister’s birth. I was inspired and felt called to work in this area. I plan to further my education and become a midwife. My mission as a doula is to remove trauma from the birthing experience and replace that with empowerment and peace.

Care philosophy

I truly believe that birth is a beautiful, natural thing. Women’s bodies were made to give life and I am here to support that journey. I am here to empower women and remind them of what they are capable of. I am here to advocate for them and their plans for their birthing experience. I encourage women to focus on their mindset and remind them to take power over their experience.

Areas served

  • Chino Hills, CA
  • I service areas around SoCal
$ flexible
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Marlee Malone-Franklin

CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 6 years experience

Hi! I’m Marlee Malone-Franklin (she/her). I’ve been supporting growing families as a doula and educator since 2014, and I LOVE what I do! I’m passionate about helping families figure out what will work for them. I’m a born problem-solver, so coming up with creative strategies alongside my clients is one of my favorite parts of this work! No two sessions are alike since every family has different needs and priorities. Seeing families thrive is one of my greatest joys. It’s so amazing to see new parents transition from feeling lost and struggling to beaming with confidence as they learn and build new skills. Education is a big focus in my practice - I love helping parents learn more about their tiny humans! I’m also passionate about validating and normalizing the more challenging aspects of life with a newborn. There are so few spaces where parents are able to share those feelings and experiences safely, so it’s really important to me to provide a container for sharing those thoughts with someone who “gets it.”

Care philosophy

I strive to provide safe, appropriate, and inclusive trauma-informed care to all my clients. As I support parents, I actively work to dismantle systems of racism, patriarchy, cis- and heteronormativity, and other forms of oppression in my own perspective, words, and behavior. I am dedicated to research and personal inquiry especially around anti-racism.

Areas served

  • Orange County
  • Long Beach
  • Irvine
  • Costa Mesa
  • Mission Viejo
  • Fullerton
  • Yorba Linda
  • Whittier
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Britney Murphy

Palm Springs, CA

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

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Care philosophy

My approach to birth is based on the belief that You Can Do It! With a little bit of knowledge and guidance, anything is possible. I have experience working with mothers choosing a home birth or birth center as well as mothers choosing to give birth in a hospital. I have supported families from different backgrounds, in different birth environments, and with different birth preferences.

Areas served

  • Coachella Valley
  • Inland Empire
$ flexible
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Kathi Webster

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a birth and postpartum doula based in Long Beach, CA and mother of three amazing adult daughters. With my daughters now grown, I can turn my full attention to my doula practice.

Care philosophy

My passion is to empower women to find their voice, to know their options, and to make peace with whatever path their journey may take.

Areas served

  • Long Beach, South Bay and the OC
$ flexible
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Ja’ Tranaé

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 9 years experience

Family Planner #holisticcare #holistichealing #LosAngeles

Care philosophy

iwill #support #you #if #you #choose ..... #home #birth #midwife #chanting #swearin #obgyn #epidural #hospital #birth #food #natural #birth #induction #silence #vbac #spontaneous #labor !!! #i #am #your #doula #support #you #in #YOUR #Birth #Choices

Areas served

  • Washington DC
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phone / Virtual Support
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Meredith Bowling

Long Beach, CA

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 4 years experience

Do you feel lost, scared, and/or nervous when you think about giving birth? Well, look no further! I have can ease these thoughts and give you the knowledge and support so you will have an empowering birth.As a doula, I am with you before you go to your birthplace, for the entire labor, and afterward. I provide advice, knowledge, suggestions to be comfortable, provide compassionate support, and caring reassurance. I believe our connection with each other plays a vital role in our experiences during the birth process and all attributes of parenting. One very important part of connectedness is becoming aware of, honoring, and caring for our own self-care. Discovering and connecting to how our body and mind work in conjunction will enhance the labor and birth process. Being present with our loved ones and children creates the space for deep innate interactions. Your birth will be totally awesome and empowering with proper support from me. My clients often say that giving birth with my support was magical and empowering.

Care philosophy

My philosophy on birth is that it is a normal, natural process that your body was perfectly designed to experience. My desire as your doula is to support you in a way that allows and encourages you to achieve your goals and desires for birth, whatever they may be, as well as one that keeps mom and baby healthy.

Areas served

  • Torrance
  • Lakewood
  • Anaheim
  • Fullerton
  • Brea
  • Santa Ana
  • Costa Mesa
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Molly Tallon

Los Angeles, CA

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 5 years experience

I offer a wide range of services that all fall under the umbrella of "guide and teacher." As a birth doula I provide information and support in decision making. As a Childbirth Educator I provide more formal resources and information in a community building and lecture setting. As a Postpartum Doula I provide a safe harbor for all the questions, large and small, that plague new parenthood. I am lucky to call Birth work my calling.

Care philosophy

Helping families prepare for parenthood in all it's iterations. I am here to support body autonomy and choice. Feeling in charge of our bodies and babies is how we avoid trauma in the pregnancy and birth space. Surrendering to the process and maintaining body autonomy creates a safe and positive birth space.

Areas served

  • East Side, Silver Lake, Valley, Hollywood

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Riverside, CA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA, 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 Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Riverside, CA to be $39 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of California. The cost of a postpartum doula in Riverside, CA can range from $31 to $46 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 1,036 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of California. The average cost of a postpartum doula in California is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

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

A postpartum doula in Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA. 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 Riverside, CA, 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 Riverside, CA 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 Riverside, CA: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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