Alaska Doulas

Alaska Doulas


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Alaska Doula Directory

Anna Cha

Anchorage, AK


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA international - PENDING
Specialized Training: Antepartum doula
Phone:(907) 242-4408
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 20 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $550

Julie Banas

Wasilla, Alaska, 99654


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): Academy of Certified Birth Educators and Labor Support
Specialized Training: Cloth diapering education, Henna belly designs
Phone: 907 373 6813
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 1 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $450

Maggie Morock

Wasilla, AK


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA International - PENDING
Specialized Training: AM (apprentice midwife)
Phone: (907) 715-2654
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 12 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $0 to $500

Mariyam Medovaya

Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska


Specialization: Postpartum Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (Doulas Of North America), DONA (Doulas Of North America) - PENDING
Specialized Training: Health Coaching
Phone: 907-360-9950
Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 year of postpartum care experience
Languages spoken: English
Postpartum Doula Fee: $20

Stella Lyn

Palmer, AK


Specialization: Birth Doula/ Postpartum Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Apprentice Midwife, Community Herbalist
Phone: (907) 745-0835
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee/ Postpartum Doula Fee: $650/ $25


Arizona Doulas

Arizona Doulas


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Kelly Sunshine

Phoenix, AZ


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Placenta encapsulation
Phone: (602) 410-5968
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 87 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $600


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Arkansas (AK) Doulas

Arkansas (AK) Doulas




Arkansas Doula Network

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Birth Doula

Birth Doula


What is a Birth Doula?   

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The word “doula” is a Greek word meaning “a woman servant”.  For centuries women have been helping other women in labor. Before doula emerged as a separate profession, her role usually played a woman who has already had children of her own and therefore, had experience in labor (especially natural birth) and breastfeeding. These friendly mothers would encourage the laboring woman, massage her, hold her hand, take care of her older children and even her  husband if need be, since it is very common for the father or older siblings to be present in the setting of natural labor. After the baby was born, they would provide breastfeeding support, help with recovery and ease her into motherhood.

Every new mother knows how daunting and stressful a pregnancy and postpartum period can be without skilled outside help.  So, no wonder that nowadays doulas exist as professionally trained and experienced helpers indispensable for new moms. Also known as labor support doulas, they provide continuous informational, emotional and physical support before, during and immediately after birth, or provide practical and emotional support during postpartum period.  Studies show that the presence of a doula can cut down cesarean rates, reduce the need of medical interventions and overall increase the chance of natural labor. Women who use doulas usually have shorter, less painful labors, bond better with their newborns, recover faster after birth and breastfeed more easily. Read more on the benefits of having a doula here.

A doula is also a very important and skillful mediator between the laboring woman and her husband and the medical team.

Very often, fully immersed in the labor process, the parents cannot adequately communicate with the medical team and fully estimate the consequences of all the medical interventions suggested to them. A birth doula, being familiar with different medical procedures and interventions as well as with the mother’s birth plan and of course, having her interests at heart,  can successfully carry out the communication between the parents and the medical professionals without interrupting the labor process. Some parents describe a doula is an invisible person who knows when to step into action and ease the pain or protect the interests of the mother and the baby and vanish into the background when necessary. Regardless of where your birth takes places, at home, a birthing center or a hospital, a doula can offer her knowledge in the physiology of birth and breastfeeding, relaxation and breathing techniques, various birthing positions and kind of words of encouragement.


Connecticut Doulas

Connecticut Doulas




Connecticut Doula Network

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Specialization

  • Birth Doula

Certifications

  • CBI (Child Birth International)

Doula Experience

Rachel Wilson became a certified birth doula and childbirth educator in 2009 after the birth of her first daughter. She has supported women in a wide variety of birth settings, including home birth, scheduled cesarean section, and VBAC. In addition to being a childbirth educator and doula, Rachel is attended 3 semesters of midwifery school and is also a placenta encapsulation specialist and certified lactation counselor.

Fees

Doulas fees start at $1000

Languages Spoken

English

Footprints Doula Services


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Specialization

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula
  • Lactation Counselor/Consultant

Certifications

  • DONA (Doulas Of North America)

Doula Experience

I have been a birth and postpartum doula for 3 years and have attended 30 births.

Fees

$600-$750

Languages Spoken

English

A Loving Touch Doula Care


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Specialization

  • Postpartum Doula
  • Antepartum Doula

Certifications

  • CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Associations)

Doula Experience

I have been a postpartum doula since 2001. I offer support, guidance and educational information for new parents during the most wonderful transitional period in their lives. I have cared for over 100 families. Guiding moms and dads as they learn to care for their newborns.

Fees

$25-$30 per hour

Languages Spoken

English




Florida Doulas

Florida Doulas


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Alejandra DeMaio

Orlando, FL


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
Phone: (407) 780-5515
Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 25 births attended
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Birth Doula Fee: $600


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Carolina Quackenbush

Fort Lauderdale, FL


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
Phone: (305) 910-1799
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 13 births attended
Languages spoken:English and Spanish
Birth Doula Fee: $450 to $600


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Elizabeth Higley

Jacksonville, FL


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Breastfeeding Counselor (Breastfeeding Support Consultants -- Center for Lactation Education)
Phone:(904) 442-0953
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 18 births attended
Languages spoken:English
Birth Doula Fee:$450 to $550


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Jessica Willoughby

Tampa, FL


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Student Midwife
Phone: (813) 404-7120
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 100 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $600


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Hawaii Doulas

Hawaii Doulas


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Maggie Bijl

Kahului, HI

Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA International Certification
Specialized Training: Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher + Sacred Pregnancy Instructor
Phone:(808) 205-4914
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $500 to $800

Natasha McGill

Honolulu, HI

Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): PENDING
Specialized Training: Placenta encapsulation
Phone:843-714-0816
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 10 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $250 to $500

Tammy Uva

Honolulu, HI

Specialization: Antepartum, Birth, Postpartum Doula and Lactation Counseling
Doula Certification(s): DONA (Doulas Of North America), CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association ), ALPP (The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice)
Specialized Training: Lactation Counseling
Phone:808-225-0668
Birth Doula Experience: 35 Years Experience and over 350 births
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $750


Idaho Doulas

Idaho Doulas


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Marie Bigelow

Boise, ID


Specialization: Birth Doula
Doula Certification(s): DONA (DONA International)
Specialized Training: Lamaze International, Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth
Phone: (208) 376-3917
Birth Doula Experience: 9 years and 60 births attended
Languages spoken: English
Birth Doula Fee: $500 to $550


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Lactation Consultant

Lactation Consultant


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What is a lactation consultant and how can they help me?


According to the International Lactation Consultant Association website, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a healthcare professional that specializes in the clinical management of  breastfeeding. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLCs work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice.

According to the CDC Breastfeeding Report Card for 2013, 77% of infants begin breastfeeding. It is the highest number so far. Although, in 2010 only 49% of infants were still breastfed at 6 months.  Even though the rates of breastfeeding are going up in this country, a lot of work still remains to be done to support young mothers, so that more babies are breastfed and continued to breastfeed beyond 6 months. Proper emotional and informational support is essential for that. This is where lactation consultants come in.

Benefits of using an IBCLC:

  • Prenatal counseling about risk factors that may affect breastfeeding
  • Basic position and latch of the infant
  • Information about practices that promote successful breastfeeding
  • Preventing and managing common concerns such as poor latch, inadequate milk transfer or supply, nipple or breast pain, and calming a fussy baby
  • Milk expression and storage for mothers who must be separated from their babies
  • Strategies for breastfeeding after returning to work
  • Breastfeeding in challenging situations, such as breastfeeding twins or triplets, a premature or sick infant, or infants in special medical situations

If a lactation consultant is not affordable,  La Leche League International can provide a free lactation consultation through its local chapter leaders.

Maine Doulas

Maine Doulas




Maine Doula Network

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Acadia Birth Companion Doula Services

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Specialization

  • Birth Doula

Certifications

  • Other

Additional Certifications

DONA workshop

Doula Experience

Doula for 30 years. 50+ births attended in several types of settings.
Hospital, Birth Center, Home...
Worked at Heart 2 Heart Birth Center, Sanford, FL
Working on DONA qualifications for membership
Mother of 7 born at home and so far 5 grandchildren born naturally with no interventions necessary and no substances for ease of labor/delivery.

Fees

Base rate $500, asking consideration of affordability.
Gas $ Flat rate extra outside of a 30 mile radius

Languages Spoken

English

Sunshine Doula and Massage Services


Specialization

  • Birth Doula
  • Postpartum Doula

Certifications

  • DONA (Doulas Of North America)

Doula Experience

In 2000 I was DONA trained at Birthwise Midwifery School. From 2000-2002, I was on staff as doula at Maine Medical Center. I have attended over 350 births at Maine Med, Mercy, Mid Coast, St Mary's and Northern Sun. My experience includes: water birth, v-bac, twins, c-section, natural and medicated birth. I have worked as a postpartum doula for many new families, twins, overnight care and infant care.

Fees

1,200-1,500 birth doula fee
20-30 per hour for postpartum

Languages Spoken

English