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Found 7 Pros in Rochester Hills, MI, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Vashti Armstrong

Detroit, MI

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

Greetings! I am a birth doula, and I serve birthing families in Southeast Michigan. I provide evidence-based information and holistic care to prepare, support, and usher pregnant persons as they grow their families. I believe the experience of early parenthood should also be treasured, respected, and praised. A healthy baby is not the only focus; your experiences, your partner's experiences, and your baby's experiences all count. I am a community empowerment professional with eight years of experience in education, youth development, urban agriculture, and environmental justice across the globe. And now, I am a doula working towards my DONA International certification! When I'm not working, you can find me on my porch, cooking another pot of greens, or strolling with my walking group. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please do not hesitate to contact me. Best wishes and happy birthing, Vashti

Care philosophy

I serve birthing families in Southeast Michigan. I provide evidence-based information and holistic care to prepare, support, and usher pregnant persons as they grow their families. I believe the experience of early parenthood should also be treasured, respected, and praised. A healthy baby is not the only focus; your experiences, your partner's experiences, and your baby's experiences all count.

Areas served

  • Detroit
  • Redford
  • Southfield
  • Livonia
  • Roseville
  • Farmington Hills
  • Royal Oak
  • Ferndale
  • Ann Arbor
  • Ypsilanti
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Taylor
  • Highland Park
  • Hamtramck
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Nicole Lennox

Goodrich, MI

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 10 years experience

I love to share information! Supporting growing families is my passion.

Care philosophy

I believe informed decisions are the key to achieving your best birth.

Areas served

  • Oakland County
  • Genesee County
  • Lapeer County
$ flexible
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Anjail Mohammed

Detroit, MI

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 17 families supported • 3 years experience

Anjail Mohammed, Founder of Eternal Sunshine Doula Services was born and raised In Detroit, MI. A product of Detroit Public Schools, Anjail graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2010 to pursue a degree in Business Management & Marketing At Western Michigan University. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelors Of Business Administration. Two years later, Anjail welcomed the birth of her son. Immediately after his arrival, Anjail realized how uninformed and unprepared she was in transitioning into her new journey of motherhood. This cultivated her growing desire to become a source of support for women throughout pregnancy and postpartum while focusing on their mental, physical, and emotional health as well. After receiving professional training in both Birth And Postpartum Doula support at Lifespan Doulas In Ann Arbor, Michigan – Eternal Sunshine Doula Services (ESDS) was born.

Care philosophy

Eternal Sunshine Doula Services stands firmly on the core values of Trust, Empowerment, Advocacy, And Mindfulness. Anjail wants each and every one of her clients to feel like family while ensuring they feel comfortable, confident and knowledgeable in their body and their ability to make informed decisions during labor and birth.

Areas served

  • Metro Detroit Area

Reviews

  • Elon
    September 10, 2022 at 10:44 am | Peer review

    Anjail is professional, passionate and supportive. She knows how to support a collective goal through active listening and creative solution finding.

$ flexible
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Christina Feltner

Troy, MI

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Supportive and caring professional Doula ready to support you through you birth and beyond. Specializing in home birth, postpartum support and wellness, lactation, and childbirth education.

Care philosophy

Birth work has always been a passion for me. I love to help women feel empowered and to have a voice during their pregnancy and beyond. Birth should be a joyful experience, that is looked forward to. I support all women, partners, and family by educating them about the wonder that is birth and parenthood. When you are informed, you are empowered.

Areas served

  • Metro Detroit
  • Virtual via Zoom or FaceTime
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Tay Amari Little

Detroit, MI

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 2 years experience

My birthwork is strictly prenatal spiritual security + support. Using shamanic technologies indigenous to my People, I work both with and for spirits of the Unborn as they are in the spiritual realm, coming down into the womb, and then birthed (if desired). Through pre-pregnancy and pregnancy arsenals, as well as à la carte arsenals, I offer a collection of monthly services for families to help make sure that babies are comfortable enough to come into this world, and that parents are re-strengthening their relationships to their Ancestors as well. It will be listed below that I provide doula services, however the platform lacks options for me to list my own offerings. Though at times our work may overlap, this work does not inherently replace the need for doulas or midwives. Please simply see my website for more details!

Care philosophy

All priority goes to Black birthgivers. Then also allowing space for non-Black clients of color. We're here to make sure that all lineages under these communities are committed to Black life and adamantly rejecting anti-Blackness at all costs. Through any interactions with the babies' spirits and Ancestors, we strive to ensure that no matter what the situation is, these morals are kept.

Areas served

  • All parts of Detroit
  • Metro Detroit
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Austin, TX
  • Atlanta, GA

Reviews

  • Jay
    January 1, 2021 at 11:46 am | Peer review

    Tay is very detailed oriented and attentive person. Any client who decides to work with her will be truly impressed. She takes the time to break down her services, provide background and resources so folxs are aligned with the work he is providing for them. Clients will have access to personal documentation if they please and services that would be catered to who they are. People can even get a glimpse of Tay’s dedication to birthwork through his article “When Birthwork and Warfare Mix: Black Birthworkers as Mediators Between Realms.” This article is an amazing dedication to Black birthworkers, history and who Tay is in this work.Tay is also such a sweetie and an amazing person to have on your team through your pregnancy journey.

$ flexible
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Katy Gladwin

Ann Arbor, MI

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 200 families supported • 10 years experience

I’m Katy Gladwin, I’m a mother, wife, doula, wellness coach, childbirth educator, woman advocate, medical advocate, and activist of various sorts. I have been providing doula services for mothers in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area for over 7 years, and have attended over 100 births. I have a passion for supporting women have healthy pregnancies that lead to beautiful births and healthy babies and children. Over the years, I have had the privilege to witness the vast spectrum of normal birth. I trust a woman’s body to birth her baby if allowed to move through the physiological process unhindered. However, in our busy and intense world, actually attaining the environment for birth to work best is hard to do. I see my job as first, creating and supporting an environment that can carry a mother through birth, feeling supported and allowing her body to open as it’s made to do. I then, use my knowledge and experience to ease the mind and body of the laboring person, as well as the rest of the birth team.

Care philosophy

I founded Sacred Roots in 2011 with the goal of reclaiming birth as a physiological process that works. Since then, I’ve been helping women and families vision their ideal experience, and then working toward a plan to best achieve that vision. With the right information and support, your birth and transition to parenthood can be thoroughly empowered and beautiful. I look forward to meeting you!

Areas served

  • Greater Washtenaw County
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Shaina Catalla

Westland, MI

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Hi! My name is Shaina, I am I wife, mother and ice cream lover. I also am a birth and postpartum doula in the metro Detroit area. My Doula journey began when I decided to have a doula at both of the births of my children. I had an amazing experience and decided I wanted to provide the same care for other families. I am new to the birth world, but am oh so passionate and take my role very seriously. I pride myself in being very knowledgeable on different ways to support families through birth. Acupressure, counter pressure, meditation, conscious breathing, massage, and rebozo techniques are just a few of the tricks up my sleeve to help you through your labor. I’d love to chat with you about how I can best serve you. I can’t wait to see your family Blossom & Bloom!

Care philosophy

I tailor my care to the specific need of the birthing couple I am serving. Everyone is different, and birth is unpredictable so there is no one size fits all approach to my care. I will make suggestions but will ultimately follow your lead on how you’d like to be cared for.

Areas served

  • Livonia
  • Canton
  • Plymouth
  • Novi
  • Northville
  • Ann Arbor
  • Westbloomfield
  • Royal Oak
  • Farmington Hills

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 Rochester Hills, MI.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Rochester Hills, MI 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.

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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 Rochester Hills, MI to be $924, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Michigan. The cost of a doula in Rochester Hills, MI can range from $721 to $1,126. These costs are based on a representative group of 48 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Michigan. The average cost of a doula in Michigan is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Rochester Hills, MI 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 Rochester Hills, MI; 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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