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Found 6 Pros in San Antonio, TX, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Families served
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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, tx
  • Bulverde, tx
  • comfort, tx
  • Blanco, tx
  • new braunfels, tx
  • seguin, tx
  • converse, tx
  • Liberty Hills, tx
  • Buda, tx

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.

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Quanisha McGruder

San Antonio, TX

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 2019 years experience

1 reviews • 24 families supported • 2019 years experience

Hi, I’m Quanisha. I’m a creative writer, full-spectrum doula, licensed massage therapist, and infant and family sleep specialist who guides families through different paths into and through parenting. I’m on a mission to align and support you and your new family’s needs so we can create a gratifying experience on this transformative journey.

Care philosophy

I believe the transformation through parenting blooms through inner work, awareness, practice, unlearning, learning, stillness, activity, and challenging the beliefs that hold you back. My belief about childbirth and postpartum is that it needs a nurturing space that caters to the individual desires of the birthing person and their partners. This paves the way to a great start to parenting.

Areas served

  • Castroville

Reviews

  • Della
    October 28, 2022 at 11:18 am | Client review

    Quanisha was overall amazing! My husband was a little reserved about having a doula and after we had our baby he says he won’t do it again without one. She was extremely professional, helpful, answered all of my questions and advocated for me and my wishes. She helped my husband navigate the birthing process and made sure I was okay with everything. I remember texting her in a panic because of a possible induction and she put my mind at ease right away when no one else could. Quanisha is the doula every mama needs!

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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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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

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in San Antonio, TX offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX, 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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX is $35 per hour, but typically ranges from $29 to $42 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 28 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the San Antonio area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in San Antonio, TX is higher than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Texas, which is $33 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX, 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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX 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 San Antonio, TX. 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 San Antonio, TX, 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 San Antonio, TX 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 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.

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