Hiring a doula in Indiana
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 Indiana
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Indiana:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Birth Etc||Lactation Services, Doulas||+19494239764||Bloomington, IN 46077|
|Circle City Doulas||Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Placenta Encapsulations, Doulas||+13179920432||Zionsville, IN 46077|
|Creating Space Birth Services||Doulas||+13179385478||1235 Navajo Trail West Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46260|
|Hoosier Doulas and Massage||Doulas, Massage Therapy||+13179664652||Franklin, IN 46131|
|Bloomington Birth and Bodywork||Doulas, Massage, Massage Therapy||+12198058735||207 N Washington St, Bloomington, IN 47408|
|Bloomington Family Wellness||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Massage Therapy||+18125853685||320 W 8th St, Ste 104, Bloomington, IN 47404|
|Thrive||Massage, Doulas, Life Coach||+18123454088||115 N College Ave, Ste 235, Bloomington, IN 47404|
|Sacred Spines Chiropractic||Chiropractors, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Orthotics||+13179915505||6620 Parkdale Pl, Ste J, Indianapolis, IN 46254|
|Family Choice Surrogacy||Fertility, Doulas||+13177715479||12175 Visionary Way, Ste 1150, Fishers, IN 46038|
Individual Doulas in Indiana by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Indiana 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 Indiana
|wdt_ID||Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||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 Address||Service Range|
|1470||Nicole Ramsey & Bethany Dickinson||Ada’s Gift Doula Services||$800 to $1200||$20 to $30||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Partnership with 1 other doula||http://www.adasgiftdoulaservices.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||3 years||1 years||Childbirth International, June 2019,Childbirth International, May 2021||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsWe have attended births at 7 hospitals ~ working well with OBs & midwives both. We have supported VBAC, VBA2C, primary c-sections, primary vaginal births, inductions, repeat vaginal births, situations with preeclampsia, repeat c-sections, medication free births... We believe that every birth is better as a supported birth!||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersWe both have experience as doula support at Sacred Roots Birth Center & are always happy to be there again!||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAny home birth with a CNM or CPM. One of us has had multiple home births & both are supportive of the home birth environment.||BA/BS||We are members of ICAN and have worked with THE VBAC Link doula training program. We proudly support VBACs. Bethany is a former WIC lactation consultant. Nicole is admin of the Lafayette Breastfeeding Community Facebook group (check us out!).||$800 for births in Lafayette, IN or within a 30 mile range of the 47909 zipcode (we attend home births with midwives) 2021 births in a 30-60 mile range from the 47909 zip code are $950. In January, 2022 this fee will go up to $1200. Book a 2022 birth by December 31, 2021 and get $100 discount on our new rate for Indy births! Free phone consultation when considering doula services. Birth Doula package: Two prenatal visits with birth and pregnancy education, help creating a birth plan, exploring options, discussing pregnancy and newborn concerns. Phone/text support throughout pregnancy. On-call & continuous birth support. 1 postpartum visit after birth, and phone/text support for the first 2-6 weeks after birth (longer for clients also utilizing postpartum services).||317-324-8260||Indiana||Lafayette, IN||60 miles|
|1471||Tammy Knox Sandel||$800 to $900||$20 to $30||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||15 years and 85 births attended||1 years and 5 families served||DONA International, August 2006||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI am able to provide doula support for Attended home births.||BA/BS||Teacher of Embracing Natural Childbirth In-Home Private & Small Group Classes, Founder-Director of Bully Intervention Games (teaching social skills to 10,000 school children with improv comedy techniques), Professional Child Caregiver, 15 Years Service as Parent-Teacher Liaison, Former Co-Chair Lafayette Area Doula Info and Education Services||BIRTH SUPPORT package includes 2 prenatal visits, a postpartum visit, a written birth story, perinatal phone-email-text support, and continuous in-person support during your labor and birth. A deposit is made upon hiring, with balance due by baby's birth. POSTPARTUM SUPPORT is available in 2- or 3-hour chunks, payable at each visit and tailored to your needs to include gentle care for mother, partner, newborn, siblings, pets, or the home itself. Interviews are always free.||Indiana||West Lafayette, IN||20 miles If you need virtual support, let’s do it. I am here for you.|
|1472||Carli Mellentine||Willow Tree Doula Services||$950 to $1300||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://www.willowtreedoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||5 years and 150 births attended||DONA International, February 2017,Hypnobabies, October 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI will attend home births if a certified midwife is present.||AA/AS||Member & leadership team of Indy Birth Alliance, Former MOPS Coordinator, Former Teen MOPS Co-Coordinator||I'm a wife and a mom of five boys. I am passionate about helping women have a positive birth experience... whatever that looks like for you. Each pregnancy and birth is unique and beautiful. I am here for you and to support you and your family throughout the pregnancy and birth process. I am a certified DONA birth doula, a certified Lactation Counselor and a certified Hypnobabies doula. I want to help, educate and support women and their partners as they prepare for a wonderful birth experience. I would love to answer any questions and talk more about what you'd like for your birth. Consultations are free.||317-589-0711||Indiana||McCordsville, IN||40 miles|
|1473||Julia Piner||Happy Juju, LLC||$850||30||1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://happyjuju.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||5 years||3 years||DONA International, October 2016,DONA International, February 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers, deathly allergy to peanuts/tree nuts.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsA midwife must be in attendance.||2056179873||Indiana||Indianapolis, IN||60 miles|
|1474||Joy Czech CD(DONA)||Joy In Birth Doula Services||$450 to $850||$25 to $35||2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.joyinbirthdoula.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||6 years and 100 births attended||5 years and 15 families served||DONA International, March 2012||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: As a certified Birth Doula through DONA International, I relish the opportunity to serve the birthing community in Northwest Indiana Southwest Michigan, and Chicagoland area. I have a passion for helping others and for empowering women as they bring life into the world. Whether it be emotional support, information on classes, physical support, guided meditation, relaxation technique, or to simply occupy space so that they know they don't have to go through birth alone. I am excited to use my creative and kind energy to help guide women in their journey to motherhood.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I am fertility doula and provide preconception support to individuals and partners as they follow their path to parenthood. Just as a birth doula brings non-medical, non-judgmental informational, emotional, and physical support to the time around labor and birth, a fertility doula brings that same model to preconception and (in)fertility. For clients just beginning their conception journey, a fertility doula provides evidence-based information on tracking and charting fertility as well as holistic resources to support you along the way.||2192281492||Indiana||Hobart, IN||60 miles|
|1475||Zetta Gore||Doula Deloris||$600 to $900||0 to 5||Solo practice||https://zettadeloris.wixsite.com/douladeloris||DONA International, August 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsIncluding Cesareans and Inductions||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||AA/AS||Attending Indiana University to obtain my BS in Applied Health Science. Currently Majoring in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and minoring in Counseling and Youth Development.||I accept Cash, Check, Debit, Credit and online payments via Venmo||8126751571||Indiana||Williams, IN||50 miles|
|1476||Laurelen Muller||Essential Maternal Wellness||$650 to $1250||1 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.essentialmaternalwellness.com/||DONA International, April 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||MA/MS||Special Needs Advocate||$650 is my fee for basic birth doula services less than 50 miles from my home, $900 for greater than 30 miles (2 prenatal visits, birth services, and 1 postpartum visit). $150 is due at time of contract, remainder due at 38 weeks. I also offer packages that include birth photography wellness coaching for both the prenatal and postpartum periods. We work together to come up with a customized plan for physical and mental health, using nutrition, exercise, intentional rest and rehabilitation, and more. Please see my website for more information on those packages. Rates are negotiable and bartering accepted for qualifying births. I offer free and reduced rates for women who have chosen to continue pregnancy despite a challenging or unsupported situation, including those considering adoption. I also offer free and reduced rates for teen pregnancies. Military discounts available.||5024287833||Indiana||Indianapolis, IN||100 miles Currently attending births in Indianapolis, Louisville, Dayton, Bloomington, Cincinnati, Ft. Wayne, and everywhere in between!|
|1477||Leah Garner||Gracious Hands Doula Services||$800||20||1 to 3 births and 2 to 5 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.gracioushandsdoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||7 years and 69 births attended||9 years and 16 families served||DONA International, January 2011,DONA International, June 2013,Birth Arts International, June 2017,Birth Arts International, July 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? No Home Births||Indy Birth Alliance; Member & Lafayette Liaison Lafayette Area Doulas Co-Leader of the Greater Lafayette Breastfeeding Support Group||(765) 414-1355||Indiana||West Lafayette, IN||80 miles I typically work with families in the Tippecanoe County area and the Indianapolis region. Additional fees may be applied for farther locations.|
|1478||Sarah Knox||Mind Body Doula||$800||20||1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.mindbodydoula.net/||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula,International Doula Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula||1 years and 6 births attended||1 years and 2 families served||International Doula Institute, 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||BA/BS||#NAME?||Birth Doula: Investment: $800 Non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon contract signing (this covers prenatal visits unlimited support throughout pregnancy) A remainder of $500 is due 2 weeks before your estimated due date (this covers birth and postpartum support) Discount for repeat clients Postpartum Doula: Investment: $75 /day for 4 hours $120/night for 8 hours $20/hour for any additional hours needed *For customized bundles and pricing packages, please contact||Indiana||Fort Wayne, IN||50 miles|
|1479||Abigail Jorgensen, doula and childbirth educator||Abby the Sociologist Doula||$650 to $1050||0 to 6||Solo practice||https://abbythesociologistdoula.com||ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula||2 years and 4 births attended||DONA International, January 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI attend assisted home births.||BA/BS||608-285-2324||Indiana||South Bend, IN||50 miles|
|Name||Clinic Name||Birth Fee||Postpartum Rate - hourly||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 Address||Service Range|
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