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Found 6 Pros in St. Louis, MO, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Amber Stewart

St. Louis, MO

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 5 years experience

I am Amber Stewart founder of Postpartum Bliss. I am a certified Newborn care specialist and postpartum doula. We offer pregnancy support, daytime postpartum and newborn care support, overnight newborn and postpartum support (most popular!) And 24 hour support shifts. How can you benefit from overnight support services? Postpartum Bliss Overnight Care: Benefits, Duties and Support Bringing home a newborn is so exciting, but it can also be very intimidating and stressful. Overnight newborn support can relieve the stress, provide calm assistance and allow parents to recharge themselves with rest and a good night’s sleep! How can Postpartum Bliss help you at night? If mom is nursing, we will: • help with breastfeeding especially in the early days of arriving home • bring the baby to mom for feedings • change and soothe the baby back to sleep after feedings are completed • bring water and snacks to mom as needed • If and when the mom is pumping her milk, we will care for the baby exclusively, retrieving any pumped milk from outside the mother’s room that she has pumped during the night and properly storing it. • wash pumping equipment If mom is bottle feeding, we will: • exclusively care for the baby for the duration of the night. • feed, change, and settle the baby throughout the night • keep a detailed baby log at night that will be emailed to parents after every shift • give suggestions for building healthy sleep foundations • clean the bottles and make new formula for the next day What are the benefits of having Postpartum Bliss Overnight care? • Parents can have their questions from the day answered about their baby by an experienced caretaker • You get the much needed sleep you need, while knowing your baby is in loving professional hands • Sleep helps promote healing, giving the mother a more restful postpartum • Support with nursing relieves anxiety and gets mom back to sleep quicker • We offer short-term, long-term, and 24 hr support packages giving you as many or as few nights as needed Does the doula/newborn care specialist sleep at night? • Yes, Night doula/ncs may nap when the baby sleeps. They will sleep on a couch or bed next to baby’s bassinet and be ready to care for baby as soon as baby wakes up. What is the difference between an Overnight support and Daytime support? • Overnight care focuses on care for the baby only, and for mom if she is breastfeeding/pumping. • Daytime support includes baby care but also light housework, cooking, shopping, laundry and support for the family as a whole. Daytime Postpartum care’s main focus is moms recovery. • Daytime support provides sibling care • Daytime support is a minimum of 4 hrs/day and Overnight support is a minimum of 8 hrs/night (10 hr shifts are prefered) We currently have available openings for December and beyond and are offering a 10% early bird discount for package deals booked for 2023. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation today! Amber Stewart 636-221-5610

Care philosophy

Postpartum Bliss wants to make the addition of a new baby to your family as smooth as possible. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we are here to support you. We support families of all kinds to give you the skills and confidence you need to feel successful. Mothers deserve to be taken care of too. After all, you just brought a human into this world. You do not gave to do this alone!

Areas served

  • St.Louis
  • Kirkwood
  • Ladue
  • O'Fallon
  • Glendale
$ flexible
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Andrea Stone

St. Louis, MO

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi there! I’m Andrea! I am a momma of 1 sweet little boy. While I was pregnant, I knew that I wanted to deliver my baby with as little interventions as possible. I knew that I would be able to best achieve this through having a doula. So after going through a birthing class and using a doula for my birth, I decided that I want to help as many moms as possible to achieve their desired birth!

Care philosophy

I believe that all women should have the birth they desire. I am here to help educate, to allow you to advocate for yourself during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Areas served

  • St. Louis, MO

Reviews

  • Hadassah
    August 9, 2022 at 10:44 am | Client review

    Andrea Stone and Your Birth Empowered, LLC were a true blessing to us throughout our pregnancy and labor/delivery!! The care that we received has not stopped even after JJ’s birth! This sweet lady believes in the ministry of caring for parents, families and babies. She has definitely embraced her God given calling and is anointed in what she does!! ❤️💙
    We love our doula!!

$ flexible
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Cushena Woods

Florissant, MO

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

Hello, I am Cushena, a mom of 5, a wife, a licensed practical nurse, and now a student midwife.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is that I provide comfort, love, support, guidance, help, and evidence-based information that will allow you to make informed decisions. I listen and hold your space to ensure you are seen and heard. I love being a doula because I learn something new with each birth.

Areas served

  • St. Louis, MO. St. Charles, MO. BlackJack, MO

Reviews

  • Morgan
    October 26, 2022 at 11:25 am | Client review

    She had a lot of knowledge and even my nurse commented on how much she did for me during labor. She was great!

$ flexible
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Sarah Fogle

St. Louis, MO

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 150 families supported • 7 years experience

Expecting and new families seeking professional and compassionate guidance through pregnancy, birth and postpartum

Care philosophy

We combine our training, schooling and years or experience to meet you where you are in the parenthood journey and support you however needed.

Areas served

  • St. Louis
  • Southern IL
$ flexible
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Anna Sutkowski

St. Louis, MO

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

I offer 1:1 prenatal workshops, continuous birth support, and postpartum doula services. My offerings range from a one time meeting to opportunities to work together for many months. It’s taken me a long time to learn about my inner strength, my intuition, and the power that results from doing the work to heal myself and the world around me. But, I am learning and birth is one of my greatest teachers. As a doula, I support families throughout the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum process. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to pursue this passion of mine. Birth’s intimacy and transformation draws me in. I believe remnants of our births stay with us for our lifetimes, and to me this means birth can make the world a better place because it can change who we are and how we exist. I’m here to support. We begin working together in pregnancy when I teach you how to advocate for yourself by building relationships with your providers. We talk about questions to ask during pregnancy, what to expect as nearing birth, and we cover a multitude of options for coping with labor. At the birth, I am a continuous presence that calmly encourages and supports you. We talk through fears and emotions. I remind you that I believe in your intuition and power. Once your new family is home, I create space for your new family unit to bond and heal by offering gentle care for the parents and baby. I believe all birthing people should feel support and love when becoming parents.

Care philosophy

I'm here to support St. Louis families with a warm human-touch. I use my knowledge and experience to calmly guide you by sharing evidence based information, so that you birth your baby in a way that resonates with you. I’m with you throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to nourish you physically, mentally, and emotionally as you transform into parents. I'd love to chat with you!

Areas served

  • St. Louis County
  • St. Charles County
  • Jefferson County
  • Metro East

Reviews

  • Amelia
    April 8, 2021 at 10:59 pm | Peer review

    Anna is an incredibly warm person, and her calm presence will be an invaluable asset to your birth space. She is intuitive, nurturing, and kind. You’ll be so happy to have her on your birth team. As a fellow birth worker, I recommend her wholeheartedly.

$ flexible
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Brya Johnson

St. Louis, MO

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Brya Johnson and I am a recent MSW graduate from the STL region. My practice is called Abundant Spirit Birth Services because oftentimes the conversation surrounding birth focuses on infant mortality and the stark racial disparities. I want to shift my focus from mortality to vitality. I want my practice, which includes my care and support, to be infused with vitality and an abundance of spirit. Regardless of pregnancy outcome, I would like to be able to join my clients on a journey to their own abundance.

Care philosophy

I am striving towards reproductive justice, wellness and vitality for my clients, their families and their communities. Through supporting them on their journey, I hope to empower families to take the knowledge from their doula and infuse it within their communities. Community can create an abundance of spirit through spreading what should be communal knowledge.

Areas served

  • Chicago

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in St. Louis, MO offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO, 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO is $38 per hour, but typically ranges from $30 to $45 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 12 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the St. Louis area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in St. Louis, MO is higher than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Missouri, which is $31 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO, 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO. 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 St. Louis, MO, 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 St. Louis, MO 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 St. Louis, MO: 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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