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Found 8 Pros in San Antonio, TX, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
0 50
Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Briana Richardson

San Antonio, TX

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a 200-hour CYT, PYT, Doula and have a B.A. in Africana Studies. I developed a passion for yoga and the benefits it can bring to the mind-body and spirit and decided to share that passion with the world. I believe that it is important to bring the benefits of yoga to underserved communities accessibly as well as birthing people.

Care philosophy

I strive to bring empowerment, strength, and confidence to the families I work with through pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Areas served

  • San Antonio

Reviews

  • Mark
    June 25, 2022 at 10:46 am | Client review

    Briana was a great yoga instructor. She took time to understand what I needed and made sure I was comfortable throughout the session.

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Jennifer Gossett

Bandera, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

My role as a birth doula is to allow a woman to labor as comfortably as possible. My job is to help find comfortable positions that will help labor progress and support a woman to have a great birth experience. Making sure a woman and her partner is educated and informed about any interventions so they can make a good decision for them is part of my job, but I will never speak for my clients to any medical staff.

Care philosophy

I follow physiological birth practices as much as possible. I believe that birth is a natural process and that a woman is capable of going through the labor process with as few or no interventions as possible. My role is to help that process go as smoothly and to help the women find comfortable positions that will help with the process of labor and delivery.

Areas served

  • Hill Country Texas
$ flexible
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Kristalyn Huber

San Antonio, TX

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 4 years experience

Hi! I’m Kristalyn Huber and I am a Certified Birth, Bereavement, and Postpartum Doula. My love for birth work began when I was 10 upon witnessing my youngest sibling come into the world. Over the course of the next few years my love for birth work really solidified and I knew I wanted to become a doula after witnessing a few more of my family’s births. Being a part of so many families experiences has taught me so much and I am continually in awe of the birth process and how much I still have yet to learn. Welcoming new life into the world is a life changing miraculous event and I am so humbled that I get to witness it first hand so many times.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is to make sure you know your options, make you feel heard, and support your wishes for YOUR birth and/or postpartum experience. Every story is unique and I will endeavor to support you in a way that will allow and encourage you to achieve your goals and desires for your birth.

Areas served

  • San Antonio
  • New Braunfels
  • Schertz
  • Garden Ridge
  • Leon Valley
  • Floresville
  • La Vernia
  • Atkins
  • Poth
  • Pleasanton
  • elmendorf
$ flexible
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Kendra Smith

San Marcos, TX

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 5 years experience

In a past life, I was a traveller. I roamed the country selling handmade wares at artists markets around the US. In my off time, I would devour books about birth and midwifery and I knew when I settled in the Austin area that I would begin my path as a birth worker. I have been a doula for over five years now, with a brief hiatus to birth and raise my own wild toddler. I find so much fulfilment in seeing people become parents and my hope is that you always feel supported, respected, and heard throughout the journey.

Care philosophy

I believe there is magic and beauty present in all births, from unmedicated to cesarean. My goal as a doula is to provide the support and care necessary to create a birth experience where you feel respected and empowered.

Areas served

  • San Marcos
  • New Braunfels
  • Austin
  • Kyle
  • Buda
  • Wimberly
$ flexible
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Jay Rodriguez

San Antonio, TX

9 reviews • 30 families supported • 5 years experience

9 reviews • 30 families supported • 5 years experience

The Great Northwest Doula Service was created in 2016 and has proudly supported and taught many new and growing families throughout the Pacific Northwest and South Texas. As a Male Doula Jay has been interviewed by Romper.com, The Huffington Post, the Rosewater Doula Blog, Meet the Doulas Tacoma and Talk and Tea with Dr. Cheryl Schmitt. You can learn more on our website: www.greatnorthwestdoula.com

Care philosophy

Doulas E.A.S.E. : Educate: I want you to go into your birth and postpartum period, feeling fully knowledgeable and comfortable with everything that is going to happen. Advocate: I will assist you and your partner in making sure your requests are heard and met. Support: I am there to support your physical, mental and emotional needs throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum Empower

Areas served

  • Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Medina Counties

Reviews

  • Emily
    January 13, 2021 at 6:35 am | Client review

    Jay was amazing during the delivery of my son. He was there for whatever I needed and truly dedicated. He was sympathetic and very informative, his experience in the medical field was invaluable and he helped us through a difficult birth. My husband was even more so grateful to have him there and be able to count on him through out everything. He offered great comfort during a very intense time and I will be forever grateful.

$ flexible
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Rebecca Palmer

Boerne, TX

1 reviews • 98 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 98 families supported • 10 years experience

I have been a Doula almost 10 years. I am a Bradley method natural childbirth teacher also. I attend home, hospital and independent (free births) births. I offer discounts for birth classes to my Doula clients and vise versa. I am a mother of 5 and currently pregnant with #6. I am a Breastfeeding advocate. I have supported almost 100 births.

Care philosophy

I believe in birth. We are made to give birth and we get in our own way. Education goes a long way in helping us make decisions we can stand behind. It lets us know our options. All births matter weather home or hospital, medicated or natural as long as you are making your own choices.

Areas served

  • Boerne, tx
  • Fredericksburg, tx
  • Kerrville, tx
  • San Antonio

Reviews

  • Trust
    May 8, 2021 at 3:34 pm | Peer review

    I work with pregnant women for free in my practice. Rebecca refers clients to me and vice versa. We have worked together for a few years and now share an office. She is a great Doula and Childbirth teacher.

$ flexible
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Sharon Myers

San Antonio, TX

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Free Initial Consultation, crisis management, physical and emotional support. Presence at 2 prenatal appointments, nursery organization, presence during active labor and birth. Birth plan fulfillment and presence at 1 postpartum appointment.

Care philosophy

I believe that all women should feel supported and empowered as they embark on their birth journey. I also believe in being an advocate for the expectant mother so that her wishes are honored with dignity and respect. I provide 24/7 phone support and accompaniment to 2 prenatal appointments and 1 postpartum. I will ensure that you will be supported physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Areas served

  • Stone Oak
  • Florence, SC
  • Encino Park
$ flexible
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Jessica Dion

Seguin, TX

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Birth work isn't a job for me, its a passion, a calling, a way of life. I've been blessed to find my calling before having a family of my own. The knowledge I have accumulated around pregnancy, birth and postpartum since beginning my journey in the field is so valuable. Informed consent can make the biggest difference between a traumatic birth or an empowered birth. Unfortunately, the medicalized birthing system in the United States is subpar in this department. It is my personal goal to change this, one birth at a time. I will educate and support you in all of your birthing choices, weather its a planned cesarian or a free birth under the stars. Trust is very important during this time, you must learn to trust your body, your baby, your spouse, and your birthing team. Intuition is everything. I will be there to remind you that you are strong, educated and capable. I will encourage you to embrace your intuition and trust yourself which is the absolute best practice for your new journey into parenthood. It's very important to me that I do not compromise my beliefs for a certification, therefore I certified with HERBAL. They are making waves in the birth world by allowing their birth workers to serve their clients without limitation on how we serve. They realize each birth is different and they trust the parents and birth workers to work together to set the scope that best suits the family within legal grounds. I am an HERBAL certified holistic Birth Keeper and Doula trained in birth, bereavement, and postpartum as well as a placenta encapsulation specialist. It would be an honor to serve you and your family as you embark on this new adventure. Reach out today for a free consultation!

Care philosophy

My goal is to empower, educate and provide each family with the individualized support they deserve throughout the childbearing year and into the postpartum period. I support everyone involved in the process, not just the mother! I believe everyone deserves to have evidence-based care and the best physical and emotional support they can get at such a special time in their life.

Areas served

  • Seguin
  • New Braunfels
  • San Marcos
  • Gonzales
  • Lulling
  • Lockhart
  • San Antonio
  • Austin
  • Canyon Lake

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 San Antonio, TX.  

You can browse through the available doulas in San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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, the average cost of a doula in San Antonio, TX is $959, but can typically range from $774 to $1,144. These costs are based on a representative group of 28 doulas surveyed by Meela in the San Antonio area. The average cost of a doula in San Antonio, TX is about the same as the average cost of a doula in the state of Texas, which is $914.

To put this in further context, the cost of a doula in San Antonio, TX is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX; 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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