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Found 24 Pros in San Tan Valley, AZ, USA | Birth doula support
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Sydney Pauker

Phoenix, AZ

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

Hello! I'm Sydney with peace love birth services! I have been a Doula for about 6 years. As you Doula ill be there to support you from the time you hire me thru postpartum.

Care philosophy

My approach to your pregnancy care is centered on advocacy, communication, and education. pride myself in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information, and support during and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help me tailor my services to fit your specific needs, as every pregnancy is different and unique. Payment plans are available for all packages.

Areas served

  • Phoenix, Az
  • Tempe,Az
  • Scottsdale,Az
  • Mesa,Az
  • Gilbert,Az
  • Chandler,Az
  • Tucson,Az
  • Marana,Az
  • Flagstaff,Az
  • Prescott,Az
$ flexible
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Analuisa Rivera

Glendale, AZ

4 reviews • 35 families supported • 4 years experience

4 reviews • 35 families supported • 4 years experience

Offering a range of services to offer support in Pregnancy, Child Birth, Postpartum, Newborn and overnight care. I have worked in OB in Women and Infant services as a Licensed Nursing Assistant for 6 years. I love working in Ob and have always noticed many of the patients I have cared for would love to have education and support at home. During this time I had my first child with many complications and was delivered at 33 weeks, got discharged at 34 weeks, and had my newborn baby in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive care unit) for 6 weeks. Even though I have experience in Ob it was still a hard transition. I have now taken my passion in supporting Women and Infants in a hospital setting into a home setting.

Care philosophy

Hello, I am Analuisa Rivera! I am the founder of Night Owl Infant Care. I have always had a passion for working with infants and supporting all types of families as Doula , NCS ( Newborn care Specialist), and Nanny. Over the time my experience as an CNA, I worked in Labor and Delivery, NICU, Postpartum, and Antepartum. I saw how many new and experienced families would appreciate help and support

Areas served

  • Avondale, AZ Buckeye, AZ El Mirage, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ El Mirage , AZ Glendale,AZ
  • Goodyear, Az Litchfield Park , AZ Peoria,AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ Scottsdale, AZ Surprise, AZ

Reviews

  • Nicole
    December 20, 2022 at 10:12 am | Client review

    Analuisa has been a great support for me and my family, I truly appreciate all the time and effort she puts in for us .

$ flexible
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Sydney Pauker

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 700 families supported • 5 years experience

2 reviews • 700 families supported • 5 years experience

I got certified as a doula in 2017 so i could go to Kenya Africa and support moms there. So in 2018 I went for 10 months to be a doula at a government hospital and a birth center in Kenya, while I was there i supported over 700 moms and it was the best experience of my life. So when i support moms i let them tell me how involved they want me to be throughout their pregnancy, I can go to drs appointments if they want me to, I let mom decide how much support she wants from me. In labor i can be totally hands on and do hip squeeze, massages, pressure points again i let mom tell me how much support she wants as I’m always there for my moms.

Care philosophy

I’m there for what the mom wants and will support her however she wants support. If she wants me to be very hands on throughout ill be there as much as she needs me.

Areas served

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Tempe
  • Glendale
  • Buckeye
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Mesa

Reviews

  • Briana
    April 23, 2022 at 5:41 am | Client review

    Sydney’s greatest strength is her sweet and caring nature. She truly loves working with moms and babies. She gave excellent emotional support through labor and hands-on help with newborn care. She freely offers as much time as you need.

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Colleen Bartruff

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Resilient Roots Health is a compassionate company dedicated to fostering resilience within individuals and families during the perinatal period and beyond. Specializing in doula services and therapy, we offer comprehensive support tailored to the unique needs of each client. Whether it's expectant mothers, fathers, couples, or blended families, our team is here to provide unwavering guidance and care.

Care philosophy

At Resilient Roots, we believe that every woman should feel supported, validated, and empowered during pregnancy and when giving birth. We provide individualized support however it looks for every woman.

Areas served

  • Maricopa County, Arizona

Reviews

  • Natalina
    April 26, 2024 at 8:30 am | Client review

    As first time parents my husband and I were hoping to enter the labor/delivery process as informed and aware as possible. We were seeking knowledge on best practices, comfort, care, ways to support one another, and how to advocate for our family; Colleen provided all of the above. She supported us with so many resources prior to our delivery date, helped us feel empowered as we entered the hospital, and was by our side throughout the entire process. She has been incredibly supportive and present for any questions postpartum as well. I have already referred her to so many people and will continue to do so! We are so thankful for her!

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Laurel Heaton

Peoria, AZ

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a newly certified doula hoping to gain some experience offering low to no cost services.

Care philosophy

Helping create a birth experience that you will look back on and feel like you were heard, supported, and informed. My goal is to personalize my care to you so we can achieve your dream birth. I believe birth should be a beautifully intense experience, with support all around you and encouragement the whole way.

Areas served

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Peoria, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
$ flexible
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Marie Engler

Mesa, AZ

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 5 families supported • 3 years experience

I'm Marie Engler, mama of two (Olive & Maxwell). With my firstborn, Olive, I wanted to have a non-medicated birth at home, but my husband & I settled on giving birth at a birth center (since it was my first birth). I had an insane labor experience that ultimately ended up with me giving birth in my bathroom. Luckily, my husband & doula were there, but Olive made her appearance before my midwife or the paramedics arrived. This experience was incredible & not only solidified the idea that it was time to change careers, but also ensured that I would make it my mission to inform, support & love on soon-to-be mamas & their families during this magical time. Luckily with my second child, Maxwell, I was able to have a planned home birth with my midwife and doula present. It was such an incredible, positive experience and I would love to help other women have similar experiences. I went to college to become a teacher & was super passionate about it, but after giving birth to Olive, I wanted to be able to be home more & watch her grow. After that wild birth experience, I knew becoming a doula and educating mamas was what I was meant to do. I want women to feel empowered & informed in their choices during pregnancy, labor, & as they move into motherhood. That is why I created Olive Doula Services. I created Olive Doula Services three years ago but unfortunately, had to take a break while we moved across the country for a couple of years. Luckily, my family and I are back in Arizona (our true home) and I am ready to serve & empower mamas near me!

Care philosophy

My mission is to help women feel empowered & informed in their choices during pregnancy, labor & as they move into motherhood. I do this by informing, supporting & loving on soon-to-be mamas & their families during this magical time in their lives.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan

Reviews

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2023 at 12:54 am | Client review

    Marie was a lifesaver for me! I was a single mom with twins. My family was out of state but stayed as long as possible. Once they left I was beyond exhausted and felt hopeless. In came Marie. She was excellent with meeting our needs. Helping me to get more sleep so I was better able to care for my twins. I don’t know what I would have done without her. I’m forever grateful!

$ flexible
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Michele Lawson

Phoenix, AZ

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 3 years experience

Some detail about me. In 2011, I married a man 18 days after meeting him! Together, we’ve navigated six teenagers and homeschooled our youngest child, since pre-K. That little guy sparked us to go co-create our own nonprofit homeschool co-op, Growing Together AZ. In 2020, I began my journey as a professional birthworker, and obtained certification as a birth Doula. Every tidbit of education or experience, has me hungry for more. My background in family development, early childhood education, and now birth work, fuels my passion to empower all people with confidence and positivity. My greatest advice for living, Believe In You. Always.

Care philosophy

Supporting birth on your terms, your way, in your chosen space. Because some days even a badass needs a little reminder to believe in herself in order to straighten her crown.

Areas served

  • Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria,
  • All of Arizona

Reviews

  • Ashley
    February 22, 2023 at 1:26 pm | Peer review

    Michele brings a wonderful calm presence to the birth space. Her love and trust for birth is honorable. I loved being in sacred space with Michele and highly recommend her support to all. Six Stars!

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Grace Lape

Tempe, AZ

2 reviews • 120 families supported • 10 years experience

2 reviews • 120 families supported • 10 years experience

I became a professional doula 10 years ago while working with unhoused pregnant women. My goal has always been unconditional support of birthing women. I’ve been a certified birth doula through DONA for over six years. I support women in all circumstances and settings from intervention free home births to planned cesareans at hospitals. My services include two prenatal appointments, labor support, and a postpartum visit.

Care philosophy

I offer experienced, professional, and non-judgmental support to birthing women. My goal is to follow mom’s lead and empower her to feel confident and positive about whatever choices she makes during her birthing journey. Ultimately, I want women to feel safe, respected, and treated with dignity when they bring their children into the world.

Areas served

  • Greater Phoenix Area
  • Phoenix
  • Tempe
  • Scottsdale
  • Chandler
  • Gilbert

Reviews

  • Angelika
    August 24, 2022 at 11:35 am | Client review

    Grace is an extraordinary doula. She has a responsive, calm presence that affirmed and supported us throughout.
    She helped us understand the weird process of pregnancy and birthing and provided options, advice, and guidance for both of us without judgement. She is not just a doula for couples who are pushing for a “natural” birth, but has so much to offer any couple or mother and any birth plan. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

$ flexible
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Riannon Bradshaw

Gilbert, AZ

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

After my own birth experiences, I understood how important it is to have someone in the room with you who provides reassurance and helps everyone stay focused. After supporting my best friend during her first birth, I knew that this was something I wanted to do again, and after I attended my first birth as a doula I knew with absolute certainty that I had found my purpose in life.

Care philosophy

I believe that every person deserves to feel empowered during their birth experience. I am so honored to provide support during childbirth and be a part of a new life coming into the world.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Queen Creek, Chandler, San Tan Valley

Reviews

  • Chelsea
    March 8, 2024 at 9:40 am | Peer review

    Riannon is an exceptional doula with a genuine heart to serve. Her unique combination of life experience and professional training allows her to provide compassionate and personalized support. From pregnancy to postpartum, Riannon’s dedication and warmth make her a trusted companion for families, ensuring a positive and empowering birthing experience. Her commitment to guiding and caring for clients sets her apart as a wonderful doula in our community.

$ flexible
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Kailey Murdock

AZ

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Kailey Murdock- a mom of three, chef by day, and doula extraordinaire. My journey into the birth world started with a "birth plans are overrated"🤰 mindset during my first pregnancy. Surprise, surprise—I ended up with an unplanned cesarean because my little one surprised us during pushing by being breech. Round two, I thought I had it figured out, but a not-so-friendly nurse threw me for a loop, making it clear birthing dreams don't always go as planned. I needed help and I needed to learn how to advocate for myself. Determined to rewrite my story, I delved into the birth world before my third pregnancy. An online class by a doula opened my eyes to the magic of doula support, even if I couldn't afford one in person. Armed with newfound knowledge, I rocked my third birth,🎉 achieving the healing experience I craved. Now, I'm not just a birth enthusiast—I'm a doula on a mission. Inspired by my sister-in-law's observation that I never stop talking about birth empowerment💪, I jumped into doula life. I kicked off my LLC, dove into training, and even started creating free resources and online courses. Why? Because every woman deserves to feel informed, empowered, and in control of her birth journey, right from the start.🧘

Care philosophy

My goal is to help women make informed decisions that best align with their personal birth goals. I am there to support your wishes, no matter what you choose.

Areas served

  • east mesa, queen creek, gilbert, chandler, tempe

Reviews

  • Brittney
    March 12, 2024 at 2:55 pm | Client review

    Kailey was my Doula for my third birth with my son Owen. My two previous birth experiences involved induction for both, epidurals, pitocin, and an overall feeling that I did not have control over my own body and the process of giving birth. My second son actually broke his arm from shoulder dystocia and had I been more informed and knowledgeable I would have opted to push in a different position other than lying on my back. Kailey helped me gain the knowledge I yearned for to be able to make informed decisions around my birth with Owen. I knew I wanted things to be different and I wanted to give birth completely unmedicated. Kailey spent a lot of time sharing evidence based articles surrounding any questions I had. With her help we were able to come up with a birth plan my husband and I were comfortable with and I felt educated and empowered in the decisions I was choosing for myself and my baby. On the day I gave birth Kailey was prompt and there for me through every single contraction, encouraging me, supporting me, physically massaging and applying counter pressure techniques of pain management. During the final phases of birth while I was pushing Kailey helped me stay focused on my end goal and helped bring me back to relaxing my body and mind and continuing to remind me that I was made for this and my baby was almost here. At 12:54 pm after only about 2 hrs of active labor I gave birth un-medicated in the most amazingly empowering and spiritual birth experience

$ flexible
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Jess Marinos

Phoenix, AZ

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

My postpartum journey was a tough one. I did not have the support I didn't even know I needed and it took a toll on my mental and physical health. It has been my mission to fill in those gaps for other families that I wish I had! Sometimes we don't even realize we need support. It's nice to know someone is there to be an unbiased support system just for you!

Care philosophy

My care is all about supporting and educating families so they gain the knowledge and confidence to not need me anymore! Parenting is a big job and it takes a village. It is my honor to be a part of this journey for so many families!

Areas served

  • East Valley
  • West Valley
  • Central Phoenix
  • Scottsdale & All surroundings

Reviews

  • Alexis
    January 1, 2024 at 11:30 am | Client review

    Jess was an amazing post partum doula. She had great communication, unparalleled expertise, and made my whole family feel so supported and comfortable as we adjusted to our newest addition. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a doula!

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Latina Baxter

Phoenix, AZ

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

1 reviews • 580 families supported • 10 years experience

Experience the Marley & Moo Difference NON JUDGMENTAL SUPPORT | We support you in whatever type of birth you want to have. We trust you to make the decisions that are right for you and your baby and will do everything in our power to make your experience full of joy no matter what you choose. ON CALL FROM DAY ONE | Babies don't always come on or around your due date. Rest assured that one of your specialist will always be available should your baby arrive early or need more time. DOUBLE SUPPORT & BUILT IN BACKUP | We want you to know that only a doula you have met and feel comfortable with will attend your birth. ALL IN ONE SERVICES | Many of our specialist are cross trained as birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, and placenta encapsulation professionals.

Care philosophy

Marley & Moo™ Maternity will help to prepare, educate, and support you and your family through the journey of pregnancy, to motherhood and beyond. We believe in bringing non-judgmental, professional and reliable support to your motherhood journey. By providing a variety of birth support and postpartum services, we help you bring out your inner confidence to rock motherhood like a boss!

Areas served

  • Houston, TX,
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Katy, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ

Reviews

  • Adilah
    November 16, 2022 at 11:29 am | Peer review

    Latina is an amazing woman, mother, mentor, and doula. She has so much to share and is a great educator to other birth workers and clients.

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Jacq Henry

Gilbert, AZ

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Since I was little, birth has always captivated my entire being. I was born at home and was told the story of my birth every year as our birthday tradition. I have always had a place in my soul for birth work. It wasn’t until the pregnancy and birth of my first that it genuinely blossomed into something tangible for me. Now, I've acknowledged my purpose in this life and I attend the sacred space of birth and all that comes along with it. It's where I'm meant to be!

Care philosophy

I believe in our innate ability to birth and trust our bodies and intuition! Everyone has different needs and desires during this life changing and magical journey and I am here for all of it! I support all journeys in birth and what each individual needs. It is such an honor to attend such a sacred part of life and I take it with just as much sincerity each time.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa

Reviews

  • Candace
    October 15, 2022 at 11:23 am | Peer review

    Jacq is such a knowledgeable, personable & loving birth keeper. She acknowledges the divine beauty of birth while keeping up with modern systems. I have the privilege of knowing her and being able to sit and chat for hours. I ensure you, you won’t regret having Jacq as a part of your support team.

$ flexible
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Sydney [email protected]

Phoenix, AZ

1 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

1 reviews • 1000 families supported • 6 years experience

I have been a doula for 6 years! I got started because in 2015 i went to Kenya for a few months and volunteered in a maternity ward. When i got home i looked into different ways to support pregnant ladies and found being a doula. So in 2016 i got certified as a doula and in 2018 i went to Kenya for 10 months as a certified doula and supported over 800 moms there.

Care philosophy

I’m there to support you from the minute you hire me till after postpartum when you don’t need support.

Areas served

  • Phoenix
  • Tempe
  • Scottsdale
  • Tucson
  • Marana
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa

Reviews

  • Maribeth
    September 21, 2022 at 11:47 am | Peer review

    Sydney has stepped up to VOLUNTEER her doula services for refugee women giving birth in Phoenix. Specifically, for women without birth partners, otherwise giving birth alone – imagine what a difference she makes in their birth experiences and lives! She is an amazing blessing!

$ flexible
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Stephanie McElhaney

Mesa, AZ

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 8 families supported • 4 years experience

I’ve had an interest in birth since my teen years. Timing ended up taking me a different path in college, but after having my last baby I finally decided to do something with my passion. Birth is beautiful and empowering. The world tends to focus on the pain and the unknown surrounding birth but I know that the mind is powerful. When we change our view and knowledge of birth, it changes the way we experience it. I am here to provide emotional, physical, and informational support so that you can better prepare yourself and your mind so you can enjoy the beauty of birth and tune in to the power that is YOU.

Care philosophy

I want to replace the fear surrounding birth with knowledge to create an empowering and positive experience. I’m here to help you explore all your options to make your birth personal and give you the confidence and knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Areas served

  • Mesa
  • Queen Creek
  • San Tan Valley
  • Gilbert
  • Apache Junction
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale

Reviews

  • Samantha
    June 12, 2023 at 2:35 pm | Client review

    As a first time mom, I was very nervous about the unknown and overwhelming task of childbirth. Stephanie worked to make me feel empowered and informed. I also was very anxious about my medical team but Stephanie was amazing at making me feel confident and comfortable. She went above and beyond in the weeks leading up to birth to make sure we were on the same page. She was everything I needed and more in Labor. I believe because of my experience with Stephanie as my Doula is prevented Post-Partum Depression and the like. She was passionate and experienced. My husband, at first skeptical, was over-the-moon with the knowledge and help Steph brought to our birthing experience. I am so lucky she was there for this incredible piece of our lives. We are forever in love with our baby and are glad she was there for us.

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Shannon Bentley

Tempe, AZ

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

I got started in 2020 with the DONA International birth doula training and I fell in love with birth work. I am a solo birth and postpartum doula trained with DONA International. I hold a Masters degree in Women's and Gender Studies with a concentration in health and sexuality. I am passionate about providing emotional and informational support to guide birthing people to make informed choices and have each of their desires met during labor and delivery and postpartum period.

Care philosophy

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Shannon. I am an all-inclusive doula with experience in birth and postpartum. I treasure the bond I am able to form with each of my clients. My philosophy is that you deserve to love your birth. All birthing people should be spoiled. I will ensure that you, as my client, are provided endless support and love from prenatal to postpartum.

Areas served

  • Tempe
  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Chandler
  • Apache Junction
$ flexible
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Key White

Phoenix, AZ

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

At Mindful Conceptions we practice a holistic approach that caters to the mind, body, and spirit for a relaxing birth. I come from a lineage of midwives, doulas, and birth workers that honor traditional support in birthing. I come from a family very deep within tradition to honor the baby being born and support the mother through her courageous creation. This has taught me about the importance for each family to continue the traditions they are looking to start or continue at their births and into their child's lives. Each tradition is different for each family which makes it better and unique to the occasion. From learning from my elders in my family I have learned herbal remedies and natural support techniques to provide before, during, and after labor. Once I became an adult I pushed forward in my dream of becoming a birth worker, herbalist, advocate for women's health, and currently a student midwife. I have dedicated my life to supporting women and families in need of birth/postpartum support and my goal is to make sure that every family has control over their birth and are informed of the information needed to have the birth they desire. At Mindful Concepts we are mindful of our approach, intention, and support! Bemindfulconcepts.com

Care philosophy

At Mindful Conceptions we believe that the family should have full control of their births and receive the support they need with an holistic approach that is safe, natural, and spiritual for the family. We honor traditional births and rites of passages significant to each family to continue the practices for their lineage. I am here to help make your birth a memorable and sweet life event!

Areas served

  • Maricopa County
  • Glendale
  • Phoenix
  • Peoria
  • Maricopa
  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye
  • Surprise
  • El Mirage
  • Mesa
  • Gilbert
  • Tempe

Reviews

  • Markysha
    August 6, 2022 at 10:23 am | Client review

    Key was VERY attentive and informative. She made me feel comfortable and in control of my entire pregnancy and L&D. Key gave me a out of the world experience with my water home birth my and family and I are very grateful for her and plan to request her services for our future pregnancies! Thank you so much Key for being everything we needed!

$ flexible
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Candace Robben

Mesa, AZ

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

When I became pregnant I was like many other first time parents; overwhelmed, excited, scared, and already nervous about birth. I found solace in research and knowing what to expect at each stage of my pregnancy. After my own experience, my desire to uplift others, and lots of messages from others for advice I took the leap! Now I spend my days supporting families all over the valley! Now, I run Down to Earth Birth LLC which is committed to advocating for maternal safety, education, community and accessibility. You can find me @/downtoearthbirthaz on IG

Care philosophy

I believe in providing unbiased support to all birthing people.I use all evidence based information to give to my families. I want all babies to be brought earthside surrounded by loving energy.

Areas served

  • Florence
  • Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, Chandler.
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Emily Carden

Tempe, AZ

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 10 years experience

The moment when I began practicing Yoga nearly fifteen years ago now is a moment that changed my life but I did not know it then. It was not until several years later, after a short lived career in the commercial real estate business and a growing disconnection from self, that I found myself using my mat to lead the way. I let it lead me through my very first yoga teacher training (YogaWorks 200 RYT, 2011) where I learned to build my practice and teach others asana. And then through an Ayurvedic Yoga training (Dancing Shiva, 2012) where I learned to be a yogi and to use Ayurveda's medicine. This strong foundation fueled further trainings in Pre/Post Natal Yoga (Silver Lake Yoga, 2013), Ayurvedic Medicine (Center for Ayurveda 2012-2015) and advanced Yoga teacher training including aspects of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapies (YogaWorks RYT 500, 2015). My teaching began to blend many forms of Yoga, with an emphasis most importantly on living in harmony with Nature and Soul. I started to spend most of my time teaching in prenatal classrooms and found myself in a doula training (DONA, 2014) as a way to extend my work on the Yoga mat, but it grew into something more. In the following days after my first attended birth, it became clearer how Yoga had changed my life. It had brought harmony and alignment with who I was. I had never thought or chosen to be a doula, yet living and practicing Yoga and Ayurveda had brought me here. I went on to complete trainings as a postpartum doula (DONA, 2015), infant massage educator (Infant Massage USA), childbirth educator (ICEA, 2017) and turned my specialty in Ayurveda to postpartum care and education. Then, in April of 2019 I became a mom myself. Giving birth to my son, Oskar, at home was the most incredible experience I have ever had in my life. After years of witnessing births in various settings and situations, I sought out my dream team and birthed as a woman in power. As I re-enter the birth professional space to support families again, I intend to focus my energy as a Childbirth Educator and Yoga Teacher, using the unique perspective my experience and background affords me, to support parents in having calm and joyful birth and parenting experiences.

Care philosophy

Supporting Calm & Joyful Childbirth and Parenting Experiences

Areas served

  • Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert
$ flexible
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Emmy howard

Chandler, AZ

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 35 families supported • 2 years experience

I am Emmy. My experiences with my own births created a passion to learn how to equip individuals with evidence based care. I have training through DONA and VBAC link. My background of being a Disney Cast member, leader on the Rugby field, world traveler and amateur stand up comedian ensures we will always be having fun.

Care philosophy

It is a passion of mine to mentor others through this after my own experiences. I hope to be your Guide. The Hero's Journey, has a moment where every Hero gets taken under the wing of a wise Wizard as in Merlin or even Obi-Wan Kenobi. Birth Wizard was born. My education for becoming a Doula and experience with vbacs has transformed me into the ultimate party member.

Areas served

  • Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe
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Dwan Katz

Queen Creek, AZ

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

As your doula I will provide support in a variety of ways throughout your pregnancy labor and delivery: -2 Prenatal visits include education resources and birth planning -Working as a team with your partner or labor support person -Emotional support through encouragement, motivation, reassurance, and positive affirmations -Physical support such as massage, counter pressure, use of rebozo, helping you get into positions that will encourage labor progression -Comfort measures like deep breathing and visualization, music, dim lights, hydrotherapy, and aromatheropy -Keeping you hydrated, moving and comfortable -Reminding you of your birth preference and helping you navigate conversation with medical staff -Support 2 to 3 hours after delivery -Provide text/call support during pregnancy once you’ve retained Little Star Doula

Care philosophy

Your body, Your birth. I believe that you should know all you option and always ask question. At the end of the day this is you baby, your family.

Areas served

  • Mesa,AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ
  • San Tan Valley, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Phoenix, Az
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Lora Fiala

Mesa, AZ

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 25 families supported • 5 years experience

12 amazing pounds, gorgeous and sliding past my fingers. No, not a baby - I'm actually talking about my bowling ball that I bring to play with weekly, and have been doing so for about 7 years. So what the heck does bowling have to do with birth? A lot more than you'd think, actually. See, a lot of people 'just go bowling' the same way they 'just go to the hospital' to birth. Yes, sometimes it works out, but there's so much more you can do if you understand the fundamentals and strategies behind angles, movement and the system you are working within. And that's why my love of bowling is shadowed by my love of birth, and I've dedicated my life and business to helping people learn the best tools and information to have their best births possible. When I fell in love with birth in 2015, I became a Bradley instructor and would often refer to the studies from Evidence Based Birth®, where Rebecca Dekker, a nurse with a Ph.D. brought together the most relevant and current information to the general public in a way that was easy to understand to help parents make the best decisions they could. So when she announced that an Evidence Based Birth class was coming available to parents, I knew I had to be a part of it - especially with the amazing perks that were designed into it: Hybrid classes, so that parents only need to attend 2 classes in person Online trainings based on well-researched studies & current evidence, that parents get access to view on their own timeline during the pregnancy 4 Zoom classes where parents can get support from the comfort of their own homes A philosophy that prepares the partner and incorporates them into the birth And my support for my students and clients doesn't end there. I've also gone to trainings through Gena Kirby for the use of Rebozo in birth - an incredible tool that can create bonding experiences between the birthing parent and the birth partner during pregnancy and can bring comfort and make space for baby in birth. Also, to make sure you have the best opportunity to have your baby in a position that makes birth as comfortable as possible, I have trained in Spinning Babies (which you'll understand the importance of in an Evidence Based Birth class). I also have trained through Birth Arts International, through their Labor Doula Program, to be able to support the parents whom I've built trust with through classes. Aside from Bowling and Birth, I am a mama to two amazing boys and have an amazing husband and support system to allow me to show up for my students and clients. I've lived in the East Valley my whole life apart from my college years at NAU in Flagstaff. I'm a huge fan of the water, good food and playing hard with our extended family and friends. I really look forward to supporting you in your pregnancy and birth! If you have any questions please feel free to ask, email, phone call, or text are all great! I also have a pretty awesome website with a ton of information, plus easy ways to sign up for class and to book a consult.

Care philosophy

It is my strong belief that you deserve the best birth for your family, and the way to achieve that is through a great childbirth education class and a doula. Sometimes your birth doesn't end up the way we planned, sometimes it is as smooth as butter but either way, you're going to be more prepared if you prepare.

Areas served

  • East Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale
$ flexible
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Chelsea Lindblad

San Tan Valley, AZ

0 reviews • 22 families supported • 05 years experience

0 reviews • 22 families supported • 05 years experience

I learned about doulas in my prenatal classes when I was pregnant with my first baby. The doula that came to speak was incredible and I wanted to hire her on the spot. I chatted with her after class but she wasn’t available for our due date. She suggested another doula who was also a yoga teacher. I went to one of her classes to see if we clicked.... well, we didn’t. I kind of gave up after that; maybe I didn’t need a doula after all. A few weeks later a co-worker overheard me talking about it and slid over (you know, cubicle life) and had to tell me about her sister’s doula. She couldn’t say enough amazing things about her and how different the experience would have been without her. I was having bad flashbacks of interviewing wedding photographers but I decided to give it one more try and set up a meeting. As soon as we met, we hugged and I got a wonderful vibe from her, and after 5 minutes of chatting, I knew she was the one. She was such wonderful support to me as a first-time mom and answered every crazy question I could come up within the weeks leading up to my son’s birth. She supported me through 12+ hours of labor, emotionally and physically. She never left my side and helped me have a positive birth experience that I will never forget. This is when I had the first thought that I could do this too! Over the next few years, I supported friends through labor and birth and each time I became more interested. Finally, after my daughter was born (with my incredible doula by my side again) I knew I had to dive in. I attended childbirth education and doula training classes and each day helped solidify I was in the right place. After attending many more births, I decided to make it official, and Desert Willow Doula was born.

Care philosophy

There's so much to consider when you get the exciting news that you're pregnant! I believe every family deserves a doula's support. I am honored to be chosen to support families in their journey. I love what I do, and I would love to help you too!

Areas served

  • Mesa
  • Queen Creek
  • Gilbert
  • Florence
  • Tempe
  • Apache Junction
  • Chandler
  • San Tan Valley
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Leanna Mawby

Mesa, AZ

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 50 families supported • 5 years experience

I have truly enjoyed turning my natural gift of support and warmth into a career where I am able to coach and encourage mothers and their partners as they navigate their chosen birth plans. The nonjudgmental support I bring to your experience helps you to realize there is no right or wrong way to make the best choices for your family. I instill an easy confidence and believe in a holistic and eclectic approach to pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This role of being able to use my heart, hands, and voice to be exactly the guidance each unique family needs comes naturally and lends itself beautifully to positive experiences no matter the birth story. Whether you are high risk, birthing in the hospital or planning as few interventions as possible, my clients enjoy unbiased education and my unique ability to meet each family where they are.

Care philosophy

Equipping Arizona families with the tools and care that bring confidence and mindfulness into their pregnancy, birth and early parenting experience.

Areas served

  • Mesa AZ
  • Gilbert AZ
  • Phoenix AZ
  • Chandler AZ
  • Tempe AZ
  • Scottsdale AZ

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 Tan Valley, AZ.  

You can browse through the available doulas in San Tan Valley, AZ 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 Tan Valley, AZ in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in San Tan Valley, AZ. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of San Tan Valley, AZ doulas: in a few hours, you will have a collection of doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience and read reviews. You can chat with each doula to learn more about them.
  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, you can expect the average cost of a doula in San Tan Valley, AZ to be $827, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Arizona. The cost of a doula in San Tan Valley, AZ can range from $665 to $989. These costs are based on a representative group of 204 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Arizona. The average cost of a doula in Arizona is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in San Tan Valley, AZ, 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 Tan Valley, AZ: 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 Tan Valley, AZ, 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 Tan Valley, AZ 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 Tan Valley, AZ 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 Tan Valley, AZ 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 Tan Valley, AZ 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 Tan Valley, AZ; 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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