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Found 11 Pros in Tampa, FL, 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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Joanna Guzman

Apollo Beach, FL

16 reviews • 160 families supported • 6 years experience

16 reviews • 160 families supported • 6 years experience

My name is Joanna Guzman owner of Brave Doula Birth Services and mother to 5 children. I am a Certified Perinatal Doula, VBAC Link Advanced Doula, Evidence-Based Birth Instructor, Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and a Student Midwife. I love to support birthing persons with a holistic approach.

Care philosophy

I like to provide a holistic approach along with Evidence Based information to my clients. So that they can be informed and advocate for themselves.

Areas served

  • Tampa Area
  • Hillsborough County
  • Pinellas County
  • Sarasota
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut

Reviews

  • Francis
    September 2, 2022 at 10:49 am | Client review

    An angel and advocate that made sure I had the birth of my dreams. I knew I wanted to hire her again for my second birth and I’m so glad I did. From the moment I started contracting I messaged her and she came over and off we headed to the birth center. Not only was she by my side all the way till my baby was birthed, but she helped with the hours after. She helped me shower and helped me with my “first pee” post birth. That was such an intimate moment but I felt safe with her.

$ flexible
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ISIS GRAHAM

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

4 reviews • 36 families supported • 7 years experience

As a birth worker, My care experience is limited due to previous work within the military. Since switching back to civilian life, my passion and focus on the birth world have taken the center of my life. In 2020, I leaped into faith and began a hybrid program through Jenny Joseph's "Common sense-birth" towards becoming a Licensed Midwife! I provide care from the beginning stages of pregnancy; this includes getting to know you, your family, and your partner on a personal level before birth. My care includes two doulas' during the second prenatal visit so that you're familiar with both myself and my backup doula. Attending your prenatal appointment to meet with your midwife before the big day is essential to supporting your desired birth outcome. I help properly prepare for postpartum care, from meal prep, light housework, organization, sibling care, and traditional birth celebration ceremonies. During the first 24 hours post-delivery, I will honor you with a "victory meal" either prepared by me (menu to be provided) or preferred meal pick up. Two check-ins during the first 72 hours and 4 weeks later. This is to asset moods, changes, and if more help or further support may be needed. Referrals and resources to be provided.

Care philosophy

My care philosophy is "Bringing traditions back to birth and healing." I am a believer in honoring traditions through prenatal and postpartum care. As an Afro-Indigenous woman, my birth work is rooted in ancestral practices and my goal is to remind my clients, you too, are here thanks to those who came before you. My care is limited to BIPOC only.

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida
  • All of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas county
  • USA

Reviews

  • shaday
    September 2, 2021 at 2:15 pm | Client review

    When I say isis is the best she’s like a mother grandmother and doula all in one
    She has all the remedies to any pain your going through while pregnant & after
    the money doesn’t matter because the experience is priceless!!!Having her in your life is a blessing you won’t regret her services

$ flexible
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Vonda Osborn

FL

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 2 years experience

I've always had the need to help people and support people. Long before I ever became a doula I was always the support person for friends and family the person people came to for questions and help with all baby and labory things. Helping Mama's and families bring their little ones into the world is the greatest joy and privilege I could imagine whether it's a first time mom or mom on her sixth the baby every bird is beautiful and unique and deserves all the love and celebration possible.

Care philosophy

This is your baby and your birth my job is to support you in anyway that I can. With no judgments or agendas of my own.

Areas served

  • Orlando FL
  • Altimont Springs
  • Celebration
  • Oveido
  • Clermont
  • st cloud
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Nicky Quick

Sarasota, FL

0 reviews • 850 families supported • 15 years experience

0 reviews • 850 families supported • 15 years experience

I have been working as a Doula in Sarasota for 15 year

Care philosophy

It is so important for me to meet my clients where they are at, building relationships and walking beside you during your pregnancy as we go through over

Areas served

  • Bradenton
  • Lakewood Ranc
$ flexible
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Celine Gagne

Palm Harbor, FL

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

My pregnancy and postpartum journey ignited my passion for educating and empowering other birthing people to have the birth experience they truly desire. I started my journey as a Doula to help others feel supported, validated, and prepared for birth and postpartum and act as a resource for evidence-based information and resources.

Care philosophy

As your Doula I will provide unbiased physical, emotional, and informational support that is compassionate, warmhearted, and tailored to your specific needs. No matter your birth preferences or location, I will provide evidence-based information to help you make decisions that lead to a safe and happy birth experience, and help you feel prepared and supported on your postpartum journey!

Areas served

  • Clearwater, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida
  • Pinellas County, Florida
  • Pasco County, Florida
  • Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Tampa Bay Area, Florida

Reviews

  • Celine
    June 11, 2021 at 2:32 am | Client review

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$ flexible
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Ann Maynard-Payne

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 25 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 25 years experience

I am trained in postpartum adjustment, newborn characteristics, care, feeding and development and the promotion of parent-infant bonding. I'm experienced in supporting families through their postpartum experience. Coming into the home during the fourth trimester following birth, my role is to provide education, non- judgmental support and companionship; and to assist with newborn care and family adjustment, meal preparation and light household tasks. As a postpartum doula I will offer evidence-based information on infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing and coping skills for new parents and can make appropriate referrals when necessary.

Care philosophy

My goal is to facilitate the transition to parenthood by supplying reliable and factual information, reassurance and hands-on support with children and household organization. By mothering the mother, I enable the new mother to recover from pregnancy and birth and focus her energy on bonding with her new baby.

Areas served

  • Hillsborough, Pasco , pinellas county
  • Tampa Bay Area
$ flexible
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Carmen Ramirez

Tampa, FL

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 1 families supported • 5 years experience

As a DONA trained and Common Sense Childbirth certified birth Doula, and Perinatal Educator I offer physical and emotional support as well as information for decision making. I have additional training in acupressure techniques for stress and pain management. I am also a licensed Acupuncturist. Concierge service includes unlimited support via telephone and email. I will be on call from the 36 wk

Care philosophy

A doula for every birthing person who seeks one. My passion is accessible support for all. Advocacy for POC, the underserved, the LGBTQ families-ALL are welcome here. I will work with you because we believe finances should not play a role in making a Doula a part of your experience. Let us help you make this possible!

Areas served

  • Tampa, Florida

Reviews

  • Jesenia
    February 9, 2021 at 5:56 pm | Client review

    Carmen is an amazing individual and acupuncturist. My family and I love her and continue using her services.

$ flexible
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Cheyenne Mcbryan

FL

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I got started in birth work after the birth of my second daughter. I had an amazing water birth at a birthing center with the support of my best friend (in the capacity of birth support) and my boyfriend. My experience was so incredible that I want every mother to experience what I did (or as close as possible). My goal is for each mother supported to have exactly the experience they want.

Care philosophy

Women deserved to be worshipped before, during, and after birth in whatever way they need to be. My goal is to support a mother in whatever fashion she needs by providing unlimited support and resources.I believe in the natural process of birth and supporting it and would like every mother to experience the beauty that birth can be, free from the interventions of the medical institution.

Areas served

  • Pasco County
  • Hillaborough County
  • Hernando County
  • Pinellas County

Reviews

  • Taylor
    December 23, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Peer review

    Cheyenne gives her all to her clients and I love being able to work in the same space as her. She has a great energy, willing to show up when called, and cares so much about her clients.

$ flexible
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Chaya Eaddy

Sarasota, FL

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 10 families supported • 1 years experience

We want to change the stigma of birth. We want to change how institutionalized a natural and beautiful process is. We want to break the patterns of health care professionals putting wants and needs before the families. We want healthy, thriving babies and families. We provide advocacy by helping YOU make sound decisions, we provide physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to moms in labor and postpartum. We are your backbone through every step of the way.

Care philosophy

Creating healthy beginnings is exactly what NBDC is all about. We want to give you back your medical freedom and choices. Want want to give security and knowledge to make the best choices for you and your family. We want to be there every step of the way for you!

Areas served

  • port charlotte
  • Tampa
  • North Port
  • Lakewood Ranch
  • Naples
  • Fort Myers

Reviews

  • Taylor
    January 11, 2021 at 11:52 am | Client review

    I went to school with Chaya and my pregnancy actually helped us reconnect! As a first time mom, I was terrified of the entire pregnancy, labor, and delivery experience but Chaya helped the process go smoothly!

$ flexible
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Taylor Bland

Tampa, FL

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

I started my doula business after the birth of my son. I was transferred from home to hospital, and it was absolutely not the birth I was expecting, nor desiring, and after being abandoned by my midwife, I felt scared, alone, and did not know my options at all. My son whose birth inspired my business, will be 5 this year. I went on to have a surrogate birth of twins, and discovered the realm of high-risk and multiples birth and my passion just grew and grew. I now train other doulas and commit my life to fertility, prenatal, birth and postpartum education, because education IS power. I support all the way from pre-conception to a year postpartum and offer several different package options.

Care philosophy

It is important to me that a birthing person feels safe in their birth space, wherever that may be. My priority is to keep them informed, confident, and feeling safe, during all times of their birth, whether that be completely unassisted, or an elected cesarean, all mamas deserve CHOICE and SAFETY. Autonomy is my philosophy.

Areas served

  • All areas from Sarasota to Lakeland to Gainesville
$ flexible
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Marsha Rothenburg, LPN, CBC

Sarasota, FL

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 37 years experience

1 reviews • 100 families supported • 37 years experience

Caring for families has been my passion for many years. In 1984 I became a nurse and first time mom. My career in women and childrens health began that same year and I haven't looked back. I have raised 3 wonderful children and I'm a proud grandmother to 2 adorable boys. Over the years I have had the opportunity to assist in the care of families in the hospital, physicians office and homes. Currently I am employed as a childbirth educator and lactation counselor teaching evidenced based baby care, breastfeeding, prepared childbirth and infant cpr. I would love to have a conversation on ways I can assist you on your journey to parenthood.

Care philosophy

I believe that every birthing family needs and deserves nurturing before during and after the birth of their baby.

Areas served

  • Sarasota, Florida
  • and surrounding areas

Reviews

  • Angie
    March 11, 2020 at 6:11 am | Client review

    My husband and I attended a breastfeeding class that Marsha taught and we really loved her teaching style and approach with new parents. I left that class feeling confident and ready to breastfeed. After I had my son, maybe 3 weeks in, I was having some latch issues and I called Marsha and she encouraged me over the phone but also came to the house and helped me figure out what was and wasn’t working. We tried different holds and latch techniques until I felt comfortable. We have had her back a few times since then and she has helped me gain self confidence as a new mom. I was so overwhelmed in the first few months and I am not sure what I would have done without her! I would recommend her to anyone I know with babies.

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Tampa, FL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL, 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL is $36 per hour, but typically ranges from $31 to $42 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 28 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Tampa area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Tampa, FL is higher than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Florida, which is $32 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL, 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL. 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 Tampa, FL, 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 Tampa, FL 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 Tampa, FL: 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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