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Found 10 Pros in Trenton, NJ, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
0 3500
Birth fee
$0 $7500
HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Wislene Riley

Newark, NJ

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 years experience

2 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 years experience

Hello! I am a young wife and mother to a beautiful 9 month old baby. I am passionate about birth and it all started with watching birth videos 3 years ago. I am on a mission to help all women, BIPOC especially have a great experience entering into motherhood whether it's the first time or fifth. I'm all about working around what my clients desire while also provide evidence-based information.

Care philosophy

I am all about teaching you all you need to know for your confidence, for you to advocate for yourself and have the best experience possible. I know the statistics are not in favor of BIPOC so one of my goals is to bridge the gap. I am also very big on partners/husbands being involved in the process. I offer faith-based services(non-denomination Christian) and childbirth education

Areas served

  • NYC, Jersey City, Elizabeth, East Orange, Kearny

Reviews

  • Woodlyn
    August 22, 2022 at 12:36 am | Peer review

    Wislène is awesome 🤩 at what she does. She is someone who listens carefully, attentively, and sympathetically. She gives great support and understanding. Highly recommend .⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

$ flexible
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Gabrielle Carpenter

Bloomfield, NJ

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

It has been five beautiful years since I began the voyage into the unknown world of birth. My name is Gabrielle, but you can just call me Gabi. I am the founder and owner of Cu’Yara Birthing Services. My journey into birth began in 2003 after the birth of my niece. My sister had decided to use midwives and at the time I didn’t quite understand birth or midwives; all I knew was that I had a brand new niece and my sister had used someone that was a midwife. I never thought anything of it but I was just 11 yrs old at the time so what did I know? A few years later she delivered my nephew in the middle of her dining room in a giant tub, again never thought anything of it and years went by and I found myself on the steps of Ramapo College working towards my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Community Mental health and women’s studies with the end goal of one day becoming a pediatric nurse or even labor delivery but something was missing. Just a few months shy of graduation day I started to question my journey and then as if the universe had heard my thoughts it sent me on this crazy adventure. I began having dreams of hands catching a baby and I couldn’t stop thinking about midwives even though the last time I had even heard the word was back when I was just 13 yrs old. So I did what anyone else would do I called my sister and I started asking all of the questions, which then led me to read Ina May Gaskin, the business of being born and so much more. Soon after I found Birthwise Midwifery School and applied to their following fall program. Two weeks before graduation day I found out I was accepted into Birthwise’s Certified Professional Midwifery program. I walked to my graduation excited, scared, and overwhelmed about this new journey that I was about to take place. I completed my DONA Birth Doula training a few weeks later and I guess you can say the rest is history. As I have developed and grown as a birth doula and student midwife I believe one thing has always stayed consistent, and I can honestly say that this path was chosen for me. I believe that midwifery and birth work are connected to the new life that grows inside the womb. It is watching an individual shed their once single body to allow a new one to grow. It is touching the spirit that has entered the form and has brought new life to this earth. Birth is powerful, beautiful, scary, and so many more things that I wish to comprehend. It is such a raw moment for birthing people and their families. I am honored to be with you as you become a new family. I am blessed to be able to welcome life with my hands. My team and I look forward to meeting you and your loved ones. My hopes and plan are to provide love, support, and community for you and your family. - Always, Gabi

Care philosophy

Cu’ Yara means the Sacred Place, and I believe that birth is sacred. No matter where you choose to give birth it should remain sacred. This meaning will be different for every family and that's okay. We at Cu’Yara promise to honor and respect that space for you and your family.

Areas served

  • New York, North and Central Jersey
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Claire Kagel

East Brunswick, NJ

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 7 years experience

2 reviews • 12 families supported • 7 years experience

I decided to become a doula after watching the birth of my first grandson. I completed my training through DONA International. I have since attended 12 births. I provide 2 prenatal visits, 24 hour a day phone contact from two weeks prior to your birth to two weeks after your birth. I will be in attendance during as much of labor and delivery you want. For example, if you would like me to begin support in your home I will, or I will come to the hospital or birth center to provide support. I will also provide a post delivery visit within two weeks of giving birth.

Care philosophy

I am a wife, mother of four amazing children, and grandmother of seven beautiful grandsons and a granddaughter. I have experienced four natural childbirths and was the doula for the births of all but one of my grandchildren. I am a DONA International certified birth doula who believes that each woman can be empowered to experience childbirth on her own terms.

Areas served

  • New Jersey
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Rockland County NY

Reviews

  • Sara
    August 15, 2022 at 11:10 am | Client review

    Claire is attentive and knowledgeable. Her calm demeanor calmed me and heled to strengthen me during labor and made it so much easier for me to relax and allow my body to do what it was made to do. I felt her presence when I needed it and she was 100% on my team, never leaving my side. I would highly recommend you hire her.

$ flexible
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Lauren Cooper

Cherry Hill, NJ

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 35 families supported • 1 years experience

As a birth doula, Lauren is on a mission to help families feel empowered and supported with care, love, and respect as they prepare to experience childbirth. It is a goal of hers to help women learn to trust in their beautiful, strong bodies in order to gain the confidence needed to realize their own physical and emotional potential. By living out this goal, she strives to provide comfort and knowledgeable support in order to remove the fear that is associated with birth today. The moment that a baby is born is joyous, magical, and wondrous, and it is her wish for all families to experience the birth of their babies as fully as possible.

Care philosophy

Lauren Cooper is a Certified Lactation Support Counselor and a DONA International trained birth doula whose passion is to support families' birth in awareness. Lauren has trust in, and respect for women and their capabilities in childbirth. It's a mission of her's to encourage every birthing person to trust their strong and sacred bodies during the natural process of childbirth.

Areas served

  • South Jersey
  • Central Jersey
  • Philadelphia
  • Delaware

Reviews

  • Larriesa
    September 13, 2022 at 11:02 am | Client review

    From the moment I met Lauren, I knew I had to have her on our birth team. She was so knowledgeable and confident in her answers and I could feel her genuineness while we had our meet and greet session. I felt like her price was very affordable for my family and in the end was worth every dollar of the investment. Lauren was there for us every step of the way with any questions we had, creating a birth plan, practicing relaxation techniques and helped create that comfortable space for us about the anxiety of birth. The moment I went into labor I called Lauren and within 2 hours she was at our hospital that was in the total opposite direction from her area and got there as quickly as possible. I felt so relieved when I saw her and she got right to work with guiding me through each contraction reminding me to focus on my breath and told me “I gotta get you moving” in my mind I’m like I do not want to move but I know she was right so we got to it. Lauren was so supportive of all our decisions and provided any education that we requested. I was so glad that not only did we get a doula but that chose Lauren. We would’ve literally been lost without her. She educated us so well on our rights and what choices we had in our birth which was extremely important. I’d recommend Lauren to anyone who wants to have top tier support and professionalism for their birth!

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Christina Emile

NJ

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

As a full-spectrum doula I provide dedicated labor doula services, childbirth education, and lactation consulting. My practice is grounded in personalized care and unwavering support for expectant parents and their babies. I am committed to providing comprehensive emotional, physical, and informational support throughout the childbirths and postpartum journey. By offering evidence-based information, comfort techniques, and continuous reassurance, I aim to empower families to make informed decisions and have a positive birth and postpartum experience.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a natural, normal process and that women have the right to choose how, when, and where they give birth. I support a woman's right to make informed decisions about her care and strive to help in aiding that freedom. I believe in the importance of informed decision-making and respect the unique desires, values, and experiences of each family.

Areas served

  • Mercer county

Reviews

  • Laura
    July 12, 2024 at 5:20 pm | Peer review

    I was impressed with Christina’s understanding of doula skills and knowledge. They demonstrated a strong ability to empathize with clients and provide emotional support during simulated scenarios. Their communication skills were excellent, and they showed a willingness to ask questions and clarify their understanding of the material.

$ flexible
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Nicole Spearman Akwe, CD

Bayonne, NJ

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 10 years experience

I have been providing birthing support, assistance, and care since 2013 nationally across the United States with a specialty in birth/miscarriage/abortion aftercare. So far, I have attended 4 births and have provided prenatal and post-partum services for over 10+ women. I am walking in my calling and I believe that all women deserve to have affordable support and care during birth. I am an African-American certified Muslim doula and I'm willing to work with all walks of life, religions, and cultures. I am so excited to meet new mothers!

Care philosophy

My name is Nicole Spearman Akwe, CD and I am a certified doula through Ancient Song Doula Services.I am certified in abortions, prenatal care, post partum care, miscarriages, inductions, and live births. I am excited to help pregnant persons through emotional, psychological, and spiritual support. I am excited to provide little-to-no-cost doula care for the greater New Jersey and New York area. I

Areas served

  • Southern New Jersey
  • Central New Jersey
  • Northern New Jersey
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
$ flexible
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Emily McMichael

Flemington, NJ

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 12 families supported • 2 years experience

I provide doula support and childbirth education for families in central NJ and eastern PA. I am a solo practice, but I always work with a backup doula.

Care philosophy

My support for your birth stems from a deep respect for the birthing person and birthing process. Your birth should be the birth you desire, barring special medical circumstances. When you invite me to become part of your birth team, I work with you to provide informational, emotional, and physical support before, during, and after labor and birth.

Areas served

  • Central NJ
  • Eastern PA
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Hayley Weichler

Franklin Township, NJ

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 6 years experience

Compassionate Beginnings Doula & Birth Services is a partnership with two doula who share on-call time. During our prenatal time together, you will get to know us both with our goal being to develop a comfortable, strong relationship each of us. You are fully supported from pregnancy to parenthood through the variety of services we have to offer.

Care philosophy

We are here to support your vision, preferences, and priorities during your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum healing. We provide you with the individualized preparation and care you deserve during this transformative time your life. We take the time to get to know you and your partner on a physical, emotional, and mental level to be there for everyone with the strongest support possible.

Areas served

  • Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Lambertville, NJ
  • Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Annandale, NJ
  • Clinton, NJ
  • Stewartsville, NJ
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Hopewell, NJ
  • Somerville, NJ
  • Morristown, NJ
  • Frenchtown, NJ
  • Lebanon, NJ
  • Branchburg, NJ
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Kimberly Suarez

NJ

1 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 12 families supported • 1 years experience

Based in Monmouth County, Little Sister Doula provides pregnancy, birth and lactation services for new and expecting families. We work with you and your support team to achieve a positive birth experience by giving you the tools and confidence to advocate for yourself. Kimberly Suarez is a DONA certified doula and certified lactation counselor whose own experiences inspired her to become a birth coach. A marketing professional from NYC and mother of two, Kimberly decided to pivot into a role that would allow her to talk about her passion for a living. She describes the birth of her daughter the most challenging moment in her life, and her son, a high she never truly came down from. She has made it her mission to help women transform their fear into faith while maintaining control of their mind, body, and story.

Care philosophy

We believe that a little sister is someone you can put your trust in. Someone who will uplift you and remind you of what you stand for, no matter what life (or labor) throws your way. You lead the way and I’ll back you up.

Areas served

  • Monmouth County, NJ
  • Colts Neck
  • Red Bank
  • Freehold

Reviews

  • Kerry
    June 7, 2022 at 3:57 am | Client review

    Little sister doula provided me the confidence and strength to follow through with my birth plan. Kimberly gave guidance without judgement and helped me discover a birth plan that was authentic to me and my values. She was there each step of the way. I’m sure I could have done it without her …but I am certainly glad I didn’t have to!

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Stephanie Cohen

NJ

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a mother of 2, familiar with medicalized birth and home deliveries. I have a passion for learning and educating, and am a studying nutritionist.

Care philosophy

Birth should be a cohesive system that comes from a loving and confident place.

Areas served

  • NJ, parts of PA and DE
  • NJ, some parts of PA and DE

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 Trenton, NJ.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Trenton, NJ 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 Trenton, NJ in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Trenton, NJ. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
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  1. Hire a doula with confidence: schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top doula choices. Hire your top doula and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Trenton, NJ to be $1,073, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of New Jersey. The cost of a doula in Trenton, NJ can range from $796 to $1,351. These costs are based on a representative group of 308 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of New Jersey. The average cost of a doula in New Jersey is higher than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Trenton, NJ 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 Trenton, NJ; 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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