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Found 12 Pros in Sacramento, CA, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Keyz The Wellness Doula

Sacramento, CA

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

1 reviews • 15 families supported • 3 years experience

The Indi Women’s Club aims to improve health equity and birth outcomes for BIPOC women and birthing people regardless of gender identity, assignment, or expression. Providing meaningful birth planning backed by trauma informed care and cultural competency allows for clients to feel prepared, supported, and knowledgeable about their healthcare decisions during their birth journey.

Care philosophy

A positive birth experience happens in a safe and sustainable environment. Birth is a powerful and natural process that is to be witness and supported and anyone involved should aim to keep the birthing person’s bodily autonomy in tact.

Areas served

  • Sacramento, Ca
  • Stockton, Ca
  • Elk Grove, Ca
  • Lodi, Ca
  • Roseville, Ca
  • Woodland, Ca
  • Oak Park, CA
  • Vacaville, CA
  • Fairfield, CA

Reviews

  • Kia
    June 6, 2023 at 3:43 am | Client review

    She was very amazing and knowledgeable

$ flexible
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Mkenna Vanwinkle

CA

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

3 reviews • 1 families supported • 2 years experience

As a doula I am passionate about helping families welcome their new babies in a healthy, safe, and calm way. I would love to help your family have a healthy and positive birth experience. Most importantly I want you to be educated, safe, and unafraid to birth. Birthing is a natural, physiological process and with empowerment and education birth can be a revitalizing experience.

Care philosophy

A safe place for families to grow and add new chapters to their lives.

Areas served

  • Sacramento and surrounding areas. Inquire for more

Reviews

  • Kirsten
    February 13, 2023 at 11:10 am | Client review

    Mkenna has been my Fertility doula for about a year. TTC can be hard and it’s nice to have someone who understands and has good advice.

$ flexible
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Rebecca Gensch`

Sacramento, CA

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 300 families supported • 5 years experience

Rebecca Rose Doulas provides compassionate and professional doula services to support expecting mothers through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Our practice emphasizes personalized care, empowering women to make informed decisions and facilitating a positive birth experience. With a focus on emotional and physical support, we offer a range of services including childbirth education, labor support, and postpartum care. Our approach is holistic, catering to each client's unique needs and preferences. By fostering a nurturing environment, we strive to enhance maternal well-being and foster strong bonds between mothers, babies, and families. Visit our website to learn more about how we can accompany you on your journey to motherhood.

Care philosophy

Rebecca Rose Doula services is a team of 14 doulas. You're hiring a sisterhood to walk you through this transformational period of your life. We support pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum, newborn care, & lactation. We believe all women and birthing people should understand physiological birth and be empowered through education on how they want to walk their journey and bring babies earth-side.

Areas served

  • Placer County, Sacramento County
  • Placerville, El Dorado, Folsom, Yuba County
$ flexible
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Amanda Dolce

Sacramento, CA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

My goal as a doula is to empower parents to have the birth and postpartum experience they desire, as well as guide and educate them through the process in order to demystify pregnancy, labor, delivery, & postpartum.

Care philosophy

I believe birth is one of the most natural processes the human body can experience. Our bodies were designed to create, carry, and then bring new life into the world. The human body inherently knows & understands how to go through the process of birth – both as the one giving birth, and the one being birthed. This beautiful and natural design of the labor and delivery process should be celebrated.

Areas served

  • Sacramento
  • Roseville
  • Citrus Heights
  • Rocklin
  • Orangevale
  • Granite Bay

Reviews

  • Amanda
    June 12, 2023 at 11:55 pm | Client review

    My partner and I did an abundance of research into birth and parenthood. Being first time parents we wanted to be as prepared as possible. Unfortunately our child had other ideas (don’t they all), Amanda helped to educate and equip us to handle all of the adorable little curveballs our first child could throw at us. Between her knowledge of breastfeeding and the ability to help make sure we got a nap in, having her assistance and knowledge as part of the process of becoming parents was incalculable in the value it added. I can’t recommend her highly enough to any parent.

$ flexible
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Shelton Livingston

Roseville, CA

2 reviews • 439 families supported • 22 years experience

2 reviews • 439 families supported • 22 years experience

Informed consent is central to the care.  It is your body, your birth, your baby.  I do not have an agenda besides making sure the pregnancy birth is unfolding normally/safely and supporting your desire. Parents should be at the center of their birth team, informed, empowered, supported and centered in decision making in any and every birth location.  At every birth and in every setting all the people in the birth room are working for the family, and parents and providers should always know this.  It is a privilege to be in somebody's birthing space and this must never be taken for granted. A montrice is a wonderful option for women who would like to labor at home as long as possible, but deliver in a hospital setting.  Licensed Midwives are able to monitor the advancement of labor, yours and your babys well being in your home until it is time to go to your out of home birthplace. We help to make that transition at the right time, and continue to support you as a doula when you are with your planned care providers.​ ​ ​

Care philosophy

At Rising Tide Midwifery it is my mission to support every woman in the most empowering way possible. I offer services ranging from midwifery and waterbirth/homebirth, to doula/montrice, to postpartum services. I am certified in doula support, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding counseling, neonatal resuscitation, BLS/CPR, and of course,  I am licensed Midwife.

Areas served

  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • Auburn
  • Folsom
  • Placerville
  • Nevada city
  • Davis
  • Yuba city
  • Rocklin
  • Elk grove
  • Grass valley
  • Woodland
  • Citrus heights
  • Rancho cordova

Reviews

  • Elise
    August 12, 2022 at 10:46 am | Peer review

    Shelton offers a type of support that is grounded, fluid, intuitive, and based on lots of incredible experience and work. I have known Shelton for 12 years and have watched her dive deep into her passion for birth. I can say that she is connected to a strength of spirit that quite special. I feel like she creates a space where folks can really be themselves – she is excited to meet you where you are at and support you in the best way while also bringing her skill and wisdom to the table.

$ flexible
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Dawneshia Logo

Sacramento, CA

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 3 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Dawneshia, I am a mother to five children, wife and I’ve always had a passion to empower and educate others around me. I’ve worked in education for 12 years within my community and that include in after school setting as well as the school day setting. I’ve always strived to be the difference in the lives of youth that I worked with and most recently in the lives of women, mothers and their families during such a beautiful moment in their life. I began my training as a doula in 2020 6 months after I gave birth to my then youngest child. During that pregnancy I found my voice, exercised my right to choose who I received care from and where. I had my first VBAC water birth and it was so empowering for me. I felt led to go forth and apply for all scholarships available so that I could begin my training as soon as possible. I received 2 scholarships that year and my 3rd scholarship I received was in the spring of 2021 as I continued my education to obtain more knowledge because in the birth world you always want to stay up to date on your education. I recently gave birth to my 5th child and my 2nd VBAC this year. During my 5th pregnancy I supported women during the pregnancy, labor and birth and it was an amazing feeling to see them feel so confident and empowered during their pregnancy as well as their labor and birth. You can book a consultations on my website https://sites.google.com/view/thepromisedoulaservices/book?authuser=1 Check services tab for package details and price.

Care philosophy

Supporting and empowering women and mothers in my community to thrive.

Areas served

  • Sacramento County

Reviews

  • Dawneshia
    January 8, 2024 at 3:18 pm | Client review

    From my former client Shamea Robinson, gave birth on April 1st, 2021 and now her daughter and my son share birthdays –

    “Dawneshia is truly an amazing person. She provided invaluable support when I needed her the most, especially during a national health scare. Throughout my pregnancy, she stood by me with unwavering assistance, offering tools, education, and her extensive knowledge. More than just a doula, she became family. I’m forever grateful for her warmth and expertise.” -Shamea Robinson

$ flexible
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Gina Benson

Sacramento, CA

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a Certified VBAC Doula, trained to serve as a birth and postpartum doula, and offer bereavement doula services for those experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. A successful VBA2C using Hypnobabies in 2011 ignited my enduring passion for supporting and achieving optimal birthing experiences and sharing information about pregnancy and birth to advocate for better perinatal and newborn health outcomes. I’m the owner of Atala Doula Services, serving the Sacramento region and surrounding counties of northern California. Having spent most of my adult working life as a technical writer, which involves gathering information from subject matter experts and creating written resources that even non-technical people can easily understand and follow, I realized the work was not as rewarding or fulfilling as I wish it would be. So, I embarked on some introspection to evaluate my personality, my strengths, what I enjoyed about my prior work, and what I most want to do in the future…be a source of support and empowerment for others.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, I offer compassionate, empathetic, empowering support for your birthing experience. As a postpartum doula, I aim to provide personal, reassuring, relieving support during your transition to life with a newborn. Values: Attuned-Transcendent-Adaptable-Loving-Attainable

Areas served

  • Sacramento County
  • Citrus Heights
  • Fair Oaks
  • Folsom
  • Elk Grove
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Galt
  • Placer County
  • Roseville
  • Rocklin
  • Lincoln
  • Marysville
  • Auburn
  • Nevada County
  • Grass Valley
  • Nevada City
  • El Dorado County
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Placerville
  • Amador County
  • Ione
  • Yolo County
  • Woodland
  • Davis
  • Solano County
  • Dixon
  • Vacaville
  • Sutter County
  • Yuba City
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Corri Martella

Sacramento, CA

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 500 families supported • 10 years experience

I offer doula care, lactation consultations, and teach childbirth & lactation education classes. I cover the Greater Sacramento Area. All services are in-person or virtual. I have a background as a Registered Nurse working in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, NICU, and now an OBGYN Clinic. My passion my whole career has been to advocate, care for, and support the pregnant person and the entire family as a whole.

Care philosophy

Supporting families starting from conception, has been my passion for a decade. The entire journey from pregnancy to raising a child is a huge life change. I hope to make a difference in your life and maybe make things a little easier with my knowledge and compassion.

Areas served

  • Greater Sacramento and Lodi Areas
  • Lodi, California
  • Elk Grove, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Galt, California
  • Stockton, California

Reviews

  • Claudia
    August 9, 2023 at 1:03 am | Peer review

    Corri Martella is an amazing, caring and knowledgeable nurse and human being. She provides high quality, compassionate care to all the families she works with. It is a pleasure working with her. I highly recommend her.

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Amber Bardini

Sacramento, CA

2 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 9 families supported • 1 years experience

I got started because I realized how little help the average family has when it comes to life with a newborn. I want to be a support system to those who need it and help them succeed at parenting. I am a full spectrum doula (which includes birth support, postpartum support, and reproductive health support). I am also a certified pediatric sleep consultant and can help with setting up healthy sleep habits from the newborn stage up through the first year. I am an advocate for you, for your voice to be heard, and for you to have the most research and evidence-based information possible when it comes to making decisions for you and your family.

Care philosophy

I am passionate about helping people into parenthood, whether that be for the first time or not. Bringing a new addition into the family can be an exciting time. It can also be a stressful and overwhelming time too. I know how hard it can be not to have your "village" and that's why I became a doula. I want to give you all the tools you need to feel like you are rocking this new journey.

Areas served

  • Sacramento County
  • Placer County
  • Yolo County

Reviews

  • Shalin
    July 28, 2023 at 12:58 am | Peer review

    Amber is skilled, knowledgable, and compassionate. As a colleague, it has been a pleasure to work with her and I know any family who chooses her as their doula will be in good hands.

$ flexible
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Francesca Stenard

Auburn, CA

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 1 years experience

As your doula, I will provide you with emotional, physical, and compassionate support on this, your greatest journey. I use my training as a DONA birth doula and my knowledge of essential oils & acupressure for childbirth to support you during your birthing time. I support all kinds of families including single parents, LGBTQ+, adoption & more! I look forward to supporting and encouraging you on your magnificent journey through pregnancy & birth! Congratulations!

Care philosophy

I am a firm believer that women and their bodies know how to birth babies. Our bodies were made for this purpose and we need to step back and trust in the process. I also believe that the way we are born matters. Our time in utero is sacred and the way we are born is just as significant. It is our introduction into this world and it can leave a powerful impression on us for the rest of our lives.

Areas served

  • Auburn
  • Roseville
  • Rocklin
  • Penryn
  • Loomis
  • Sacramento
$ flexible
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Megan Norgaard

Roseville, CA

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

For as long as I can remember, I have naturally found myself in helping roles. At the root of my desire to help is empowerment, continuity and a person-centered approach -- the same goes for my role as your doula. As your doula, I'm not here to choose your direction. Instead, I am here to be a reassuring presence and to help you navigate your course. I want you to know that you and your family are cared for, confident in your choices and well informed. I attended Colorado Christian University and received my business degree then moved forward in my doula education through Sierra Birth Institute classes and working alongside local midwivesand. Being a doula has allowed me to enjoy my journey into motherhood as well as also have a profession that I believe in deeply. I am Neonatal Resecutation and CPR Certified along with beinh a certified Midwife Assistant. I live in Roseville, California with my husband and our son, born in 2019.

Care philosophy

You deserve to savor and enjoy this precious season of life while pregnant and with your baby. My doula care offers professional support during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum season to guide you towards having a peaceful and more satisfying birth experience. I desire to provide you with the tools you need to step confidently and joyfully into parenthood.

Areas served

  • I serve the greater Saramento area.

Reviews

  • Megan
    March 4, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Thank you so much, Greta, for your kind words. I was so blessed to be apart of your BEAUTIFUL birth.

$ flexible
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Melody Brown

Orangevale, CA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello! I am Melody Brown. I started Labour of Love in order to create and support a holistically positive-support process for those moving toward future birthing, child rearing, and all of the emotional/psychological support frameworks one might need regardless of your birthing outcome. Through my own process of pregnancy, I encountered many painful and powerfully uplifting moments. Through my birthing and postpartum experience… and then the loss of multiple pregnancies, I have been brought full circle with great desire and passion to get involved with birth work.

Care philosophy

To support birthing people and their families in pregnancy, birth and postpartum by empowering them to make informed, confident choices for themselves and their babies; all while helping them achieve the best possible outcome for their birth.

Areas served

  • Sacramento
  • orangevale
  • citrus heights
  • fair oaks
  • folsom
  • roseville
  • rocklin
  • auburn

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Sacramento, CA offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Sacramento, CA is $36 per hour, but typically ranges from $27 to $46 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 23 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Sacramento area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Sacramento, CA is lower than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of California, which is $39 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Sacramento, CA is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Sacramento, CA, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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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