Hiring a doula in Alaska
A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
Doulas are not medical professionals, but they are an invaluable asset to have on your birth team. They are there to provide support and guidance, answer any questions you may have, and help you advocate for yourself and your baby.
There are many things a doula can help with, but here are some of the most common:
1. Creating a birth plan: A doula can help you figure out what you want and need for your birth, and then help you communicate those wishes to your care provider.
2. Staying calm and relaxed: Childbirth is an intense experience, both physically and emotionally. A doula can help you stay focused and calm during labor, which can help you manage the pain and make better decisions.
3. Pain management: A doula can provide counter-pressure during contractions, help you find comfortable positions, and offer massage and other relaxation techniques.
4. Breastfeeding support: A doula can help you get started with breastfeeding, and provide guidance and support if you run into any difficulties.
5. Postpartum support: A doula can help you recover physically and emotionally after childbirth, and adjust to life with a new baby. They can also provide guidance on newborn care and breastfeeding.
Top doula businesses in Alaska
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Alaska:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Geneva Woods Birth Center||Midwives||+19075612626||2400 E 42nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99508|
|Heritage Birth Center||Midwives||+19077706655||445 W 9th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501|
Individual Doulas in Alaska by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Alaska and their prices. Please see this table and reach out to us if you are a doula and would like to be included:
Doulas in Alaska
|wdt_ID||Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State Full Name||Full Address||Service Range|
|44||Morgan Turner||Eagle River Birth and Baby||$1,500||2 to 12||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||http://www.eagleriverbirthandbaby.com||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||5 years and 80 births attended||DONA International, March 2017,BEST Doula Training, August 2018||Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||President of the Alaska Birth Collective||(907)230-2337||Alaska||Eagle River, AK||30 miles|
|45||Karen Wenger CD(DONA)||Best Beginnings Birth Services||$950 to $1000||$30 to $35||1 to 4 births and 3 to 6 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.bestbeginningsbirthservices.com||Academy of Certified Birth Educators and Labor Support - Labor Support Professional||30 years and 122 births attended||15 years and 30 families served||Academy of Certified Birth Educators, September 2020,DONA International, September 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Package discounts available||907.803.0100||Alaska||Wasilla, AK||60 miles|
|46||JMS Births||$1,600||Not specified||Group practice||https://jmsbirths.com||Type of practice: Group practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||View all 3 group practice doulas||907-854-4556||Alaska||Anchorage, AK||75 miles|
|47||Jennika Warner||Sunflower Doula Service||$800 to $1100||1 to 4||On-call doula service||Http://www.sunflowerdoulaservice.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula||3 years and 5 births attended||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), June 2018||Type of practice: On-call doula service||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI attend all hospitals in the Matsu Valley, Anchorage, and JBER. I suport with any desision you make for YOUR birth. I will have the right tools for you to be as comfortable as possible.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI attend all Birth Centers in the Matsu Valley and Anchorage. I will help make this experience as smototh as possible for you. I can provide the right tools and birth positions for you to be comfortamble.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend all home births in the Matsu Valley, Anchorage, and JBER with a trained Midwife present.||VBAC Trained||Hello! I have three packages. First is the empowering birth package which is $900. Second is fearless birth package which is $1,100. And lastly is the supported fearless cesarean package for $600. If you have any questions of what is in each package, I would love to send you my PDF link to know the details of each package. If you have any questions about the price of the plans, message me as well! I am pro-birth. If you would love to breastfeed your baby, I will be there too help you! If you want to formula feed your baby, I will support you! Whatever makes you happy, I'm happy. I will make sure this works out for you! Have a great day!||9078418873||Alaska||Wasilla, AK||50 miles Depending on the highway, I won’t be able to do Heavy Snow Storm but ignore the roads are clear and okay I will be there.|
|48||Hayley Kocinski||Empowered Birth Alaska||$1200 to $1600||$30||2 to 8 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.empoweredbirthalaska.com||Women Honoring Women, August 2019,Bebo Mia, June 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I'm a LGBTQIA+ friendly, inclusive, professional doula services for parents and families of all varieties, and support all types of births; it's your body, your baby, so birth your way! I'm an active participant in several local community perinatal quality initiatives including; the Alaska Birth Collective, the Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition, the Alaska Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and the Maternal Mortality Review Board to help continue to improve birth outcomes in our community. I am active in pursuing continuing education in the form of conferences/ lectures as well as formal course work and certifications. I regularly offer free educational materials and events to the public; follow my Facebook page 'Empowered Birth Alaska' to hear about them! I have also founded and run a free Facebook support group for local parents anywhere in their pregnancy journey; preconception to postpartum; called 'Pregnant in Alaska'. Last but not least, I also work part time for Municipality of Anchorage- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program supporting parents in their lactation journeys, which includes hosting free Facebook live events once a month to educate on a variety of lactation related topics (facebook & instagram @TLC Moms of AK).||You deserve to feel confident & empowered as you meet your littlest love. You'll receive evidence based education, shared traditional wisdom, a focus on key principals of holistic wellness, and unwavering nonjudgmental support for an optimal experience as you meet your baby. You'll feel ready to take on the journey of birth and step into postpartum knowing just how capable you are! Hayley is a Perinatal Support Practitioner based in Anchorage, Alaska & works in partnership with JMS Births to provide a variety of quality, inclusive, professional support services for people having babies, at every step of your birth journey. Services; birth and postpartum doula support, childbirth & lactation education, birth documentary & lifestyle photography, lactation support, placenta preparation arts services, and postpartum wellness coaching. Free consultation offered to answer questions, meet the doulas, and discuss how you can benefit from a doula on your team!||9075294055||Alaska||Anchorage, AK||60 miles|
|49||Delissa Owen||Delissa Owen Birth Doula||$100 to $600||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://www.delissathedoula.com/||Birth Arts International, February 2016||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||I require a $100 nonrefundable deposit and a signed contract to secure your date. I have a few different packages. For more details, go to my website at: https://www.delissathedoula.com/services||907-420-4932||Alaska||Soldotna, AK||20 miles|
|50||Meg McCarthy||Compass Birth Services||$1,000||1 to 3||Solo practice||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||7 years and 65 births attended||DONA International, May 2013||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||978-496-7913||Alaska||Juneau, AK||45 miles|
|51||Jessalyn Ward||Labor of Love Doula Service||$600||$25||0 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://laboroflovebyjessalyn.com||DONA International, November 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||907-723-8266||Alaska||Juneau, AK||20 miles|
|52||Danielle Beckmann||$200 to $400||1 to 4||Partnership with 1 other doula||DONA International, September 2020||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I will meet with you several time before and after the birth along with being with you durring the whole labor. Also 24 hour text/call/email support. The reduced fees are for those willing to fill out some paperwork rating my services to finish my total DONA certification. I have passed all classes and have previous Doula experience that I can give references for.||5132828512||Alaska||Girdwood, AK||100 miles|
|53||Dalecia Young||Due North Support Services LLC||$1,000||$25 to $40||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://duenorthsupportservices.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), June 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birthwith a professional midwife||Your personal needs, hopes, experiences and circumstances are unique, but you are not alone in this remarkable journey. Throughout pregnancy and early parenthood it is normal to experience a wide-range of emotions from strong hopes and fears about your birth, about the new life to come, to feel stretched far past your comfort zone, and to wrestle with the changes in your identity, body, and relationships. Due North Doula Care services provide physical, emotional, and informational support to people and their partners during labor and birth, as well as to families in the weeks following childbirth. Our Doula Care services are built on experience that helps you navigate any birth place (hospital, home, or birth center) and the transition into parenthood. We offer pregnancy coaching, postpartum care, and companionship and support during labor and delivery.||9073508458||Alaska||Anchorage, AK||40 miles|
|Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate||Clients per month||Type of practice||Contact||Birth Doula Certifications||Birth Doula Experience||Postpartum Doula Experience||Doula Training||Type of Practice||Attends Hospital Births||Attends Birth Center Births||Attends Home Center Births||College Education||Relevant volunteer or advocacy work||Fee details||Phone||State Full Name||Full Address||Service Range|
Doulas in Alaska by city:
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