Hiring a doula in Louisiana
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 Louisiana
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Louisiana:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Art of Birth – Doula Services||Doulas||+12253958578||Baton Rouge, LA 70806|
|A Caring Season Doula||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+13373562516||Baton Rouge, LA 70801|
|Blue Dream Birth Services||Doulas, Midwives, Lactation Services||+19852361919||Baton Rouge, LA 70816|
|Birth Center of Baton Rouge||Doulas, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Midwives||+12257611200||277 Rue de la Vie, Baton Rouge, LA 70817|
Individual Doulas in Louisiana by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Louisiana 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 Louisiana
|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|
|1660||Elizabeth Pruitt||Lizzy Cousins Maternity Care||$1,000||$15 to $20||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://lizzy110519.wixsite.com/lizzycousinsmaternit||Type of practice: Solo practice||Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers or only smoke outside||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||BA/BS||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAll assisted homebirths, there must be a midwife nurse attending the home birth.||9857055840||Louisiana||Mandeville, LA||45 miles Will travel further with a travel fee|
|1661||Anné Pautler, CD(DONA)||$0 to $1100||1 to 4||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||http://birthwiseinbirmingham.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||7 years and 51 births attended||DONA International, May 2013||Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsSpecializing in unmedicated births||Attends birth center births? No Birth CentersThere are no free standing birth centers in our area.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsThere are some legal implications regarding home births - I am happy to attend home births with a LPM in attendance.||BA/BS||For the past five years have worked with Birthwell Partners, a non profit organization that provides doula services and support to low resource mothers facing unique challenges. Currently serve on the Board of Directors for this organization.||I offer a discount to mothers who take out of hospital childbirth education classes. I also offer payment plans and am willing to discuss options if there is a hardship in the family.||(504) 427.2816||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||85 miles|
|1662||Olivia Quebedeaux||Love & Affection Doula Care LLC||$900||$20 to $35||1 to 3 births and 2 to 6 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://facebook.com/loveandaffectiondoulacarellc||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||1 years||1 years||BEST Doula Training, October 2020,Cornerstone Doula Trainings, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No limits.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsYou will receive individualized, same level of care regardless of your birth location.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersYou will receive individualized, same level of care regardless of your birth location.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthYou will receive individualized, same level of care regardless of your birth location.||With Birth Support you will receive 2 in person prenatal visits, pregnancy support via phone and email, in person appointments as requested, birth plan help, Seven weeks of 24/7 on-call time from 36-43 weeks, 2 postpartum visits, with Full Spectrum support included as needed at no additional cost. Individual services are available separately, feel free to contact!||2252842109||Louisiana||Baton Rouge, LA||25 miles Serving Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Denham Springs and in-between areas.|
|1663||Alexus Harrold||Divine Indigenous Births||$500 to $1500||Not specified||5 births and 5 postpartum families||Solo practice||A Life of Peace Wellness Institute - Certified Holistic Doula,A Life of Peace Wellness Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula||1 years and 6 births attended||1 years and 6 families served||A Life of Peace, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No limits||Attends hospital births? Some HospitalsHospital births only if it’s an emergency||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I am a Holistic and Spiritual Doula. For prenatal services $500, labor and birth services, $500, postpartum services $500, and for prenatal until postpartum $1,500||6822592895||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||100 miles I travel throughout the southern states!|
|1664||Mary Jane||Blue Dream Birth Services||$200 to $2000||2 to 8||Solo practice||https://shannonletsdoulath.wixsite.com/letsdoulathis||Birth Arts International, October 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||I volunteer for Planned Parenthood||Additional services can be selected with a additional fee.||Louisiana||Baton Rouge, LA||50 miles Travel is for birth only service and the remaining time is given virtually|
|1665||Natasha Zalewski||$700 to $1100||$25 to $35||1 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||Bebo Mia, July 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAs long as I’m allowed to with Covid guidelines.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAs long as I’m allowed to with Covid guidelines.||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||My fees are built into the weekly rate. Please view my packages available at linktr.ee/tashthedoula.||5046100133||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||25 miles|
|1666||NINA SIMPSON||LACTATION, BIRTH, & BEYOND, LLC||$750 to $900||$10 to $15||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.lactationbirthbeyond.com||Sista Midwife Productions, January 2021,DONA International, June 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers please.||Attends birth center births? No Birth CentersThere are no birth centers in the Monroe area, otherwise I would attend births at a local birth center.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI would love to attend a home birth close to the Monroe/West Monroe area.||BA/BS||Healthy Birth Ambassador for Region 8 in Louisiana Breastfeeding Counselor for Northeast, LA, for Breastfeeding USA||3183487999||Louisiana||West Monroe, LA||45 miles|
|1667||Sarah Hangartner||$700 to $1200||$20 to $50||0 to 3 births and 0 to 5 postpartum families||Solo practice||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 4 births attended||12 years and 10 families served||BEST Doula Training, June 2017,Sista Midwife Productions, March 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsHomebirth must be attended by healthcare provider. Will not assist unattended births at this time.||Fees are sliding scale to meet my communities needs. Reach out if you are looking for support, but finances are restrictive.||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||55 miles|
|1668||Annie McGlynn-Wright, PhD||MW Birth Doula, LLC||$900 to $1300||1 to 5||Solo practice||http://www.mwbirthdoula.com||Sista Midwife Productions, December 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthHome births in which a LMP, CMP, or certified nurse midwife is present||PhD||I serve on the New Orleans Maternal Health Coalition and the local MOMNIBUS group. In addition, I write about pregnancy-related policies and issues for academic and non-academic sources.||I offer a sliding scale for clients who have financial need. The fee includes: 3 prenatal appointments focused on providing birth related information and resources; breathing, relaxation, and visualization techniques for managing labor; continuous labor support (including at home); 2 postpartum visits which include basic breastfeeding or chest-feeding support.||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||15 miles|
|1669||Ante’a Boykin||Ascending into Birth Doula Services||$1000 to $1400||30||1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||5 years and 4 births attended||0 years and 0 families served||Self-trained, January 2016,BEST Doula Training, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI attend births at any hospitals that allow doulas in with the patients.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI attend births at any birthing center.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend home births of any kind.||BA/BS||My flat rate of $1000 includes 2 prenatal visits, Phone, text, and email support throughout pregnancy, support throughout labor and birth, 1 postpartum visit, and a referral guide. Your fee could go depending on if you want more visits (pre or post natal), equipment for a water/home birth, etc.||5043884310||Louisiana||New Orleans, LA||100 miles I am open to traveling to any of the surrounding cities of New Orleans, but it is an extra fee.|
|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|
Doulas in Louisiana: Business Spotlight
Titus Tellifero & Angela Bass
Business Name: Moon Belly Mama Wellness, LLC
Certified Holistic Doula through The Matrona Midwifery and Whapio Diane Bartlett. Also trained in Anatomy and Physiology, Prenatal Care, Holistic Birth, Conflict Resolution & Mediation, Placenta Medicine, and Traditional Herbalists.
Doula Services Offered:
We offer Birth, Postpartum, Nursing and Abortion and Adoption Support.
Doulas in Louisiana by city:
To see the full list of doulas in Louisiana by city, see some of our other posts: