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Found 6 Pros in Winston-Salem, NC, USA | Birth doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
$0 $500
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Paris Dearmon

Winston-Salem, NC

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I started in Herbal healing and moved over to birth work officially in the beginning of 2022 after becoming a yoga instructor. I've always been interested in helping people and once I began in the herbal community, doula work followed.

Care philosophy

As a holistic doula I focus on the birth person as a whole in many ways throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period.

Areas served

  • Greensboro NC
  • Charlotte NC
  • Burlington NC
  • Mount airy NC
  • Statesville NC
  • Salisbury
$ flexible
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CordeliaGrey Allen

Winston-Salem, NC

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 8 years experience

0 reviews • 80 families supported • 8 years experience

My specialty is birth photography, and deep holistic birth support that honors culture and spirit. I photograph and support every type of birth experience for every type of family. Including still birth and miscarriage. Unassisted birth and cesarean birth. I will hold space for you. I am an artist, a photographer, a storyteller and story keeper, a birth keeper, and a support person you can count on.

Care philosophy

My dear mothers, I believe in you and your ability to birth. I also believe in art, in honoring stories, in holding space.

Areas served

  • Greensboro
  • Durham
  • Raleigh
  • Winston Salem
  • Burlington
  • High point
  • Charlotte
  • Available for Travel
$ flexible
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Mya Hargrove

Greensboro, NC

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a Black DONA trained birth doula. I am early in my journey and I look forward to meeting new growing families!

Care philosophy

Hi Mamas! My goal is to make your journey to parenthood as positive as it should be. Every birthing person deserves to have a comfortable and positive birthing experience. I am committed to proving emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual support on this journey.

Areas served

  • Greensboro
  • Winston Salem
  • High Point
  • Charlotte
  • Burlington
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Gloria Paul

Statesville, NC

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I believe birth is an extremely important part of a woman's life. Her experience can cause trauma or it can be empowering. When she feels safe and loved and her voice is heard she will feel like she can do anything! My desire as a birth doula is to guide my clients into acheiving the birth they want through informed consent. Birth is very unpredictable but learning how to nagivate your choices and owning those choices helps you feel in control, even when things don't go as planned.

Care philosophy

Women's bodies were created for growing and birthing babies. I believe in supporting normal physiological childbirth when possible. Women are capable of birthing their baby their way with little intervention from others. I believe in allowing a woman to trust her own intuition and let nature take over.

Areas served

  • Statesville, NC
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Hickory, NC
  • Wintston-Salem, NC
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
$ flexible
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Jaden Millner

NC

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hi everyone! My name is Jaden Millner(she/her) I am located in Eden NC, I am the owner of Soleil Doula co. I finished my initial training with DONA in September of 2020, but I have decided to change agencies and am currently training as a full spectrum doula with Birthing Advocacy. I am a dog mom to the sweetest pup named Bear. A HUGE lover of reading and thrifting!!! Birth work has always been something that I have been interested in, even as a child I would pretend to be a midwife and my brother would be my patient. I found out what a doula was shortly after I had found out that I struggle with infertility, in that experience I felt called to serve others. My end goal is to become a midwife but I am so happy and fulfilled with being a doula so I plan to be here for a while. Thanks for reading! Feel free to search my social media! Instagram: soleildoula.co Facebook: Soleil Doula co.

Care philosophy

Every family deserves a doula, no matter their income, gender, sexuality, race, etc. I believe that every birthing person deserves to enjoy their birth experience and have the support needed to fulfill that.

Areas served

  • Eden, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • High Point, NC
  • Winston Salem, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Danville, VA
  • Martinsville, VA
  • Reidsville, NC
  • Burlington, NC
  • Graham, NC

Reviews

  • Jakyia
    April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Client review

    Jaden was really there for me during everything. I was having complications in my pregnancy and when she didn’t know something, she immediately did research and/or asked her mentor for additional information. During labor she was by myself the whole time advocating for me and my baby. I will definitely go to her again in the future!

$ flexible
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Olivia Bivens

Greensboro, NC

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

2 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Providing full spectrum birth services through the reproductive justice advocacy lens; so, lets Liv, Breathe and Birth together.

Care philosophy

Hi! I’m Liv, and my inclusive business helps birthing bodies achieve safe full spectrum services where their voices are valued.

Areas served

  • Raleigh, Nc
  • Durham, Nc
  • Burlington, Nc
  • Winston Salem, Nc

Reviews

  • Ashley
    June 19, 2021 at 4:58 am | Client review

    Olivia has been patient, soothing, and knowledgable throughout my pregnancy. I feel comfortable asking her questions and confident that she will find an answer quickly if she doesn’t already know!

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 Winston-Salem, NC.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC in three easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated doulas in Winston-Salem, NC. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  1. Get your list of Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC to be $854, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of North Carolina. The cost of a doula in Winston-Salem, NC can range from $690 to $1,019. These costs are based on a representative group of 96 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of North Carolina. The average cost of a doula in North Carolina is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

When hiring a birth doula in Winston-Salem, NC, 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 Winston-Salem, NC: 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 Winston-Salem, NC, 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 Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Winston-Salem, NC 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 Winston-Salem, NC; 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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