Hiring a doula in Maryland
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 Maryland
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Maryland:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|The Womb Room||Yoga, Parenting Classes, Doulas||+14104504600||3355 Keswick Rd, Ste 104, Baltimore, MD 21211|
|DC Birth Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+13013388143||Washington, DC 20001|
|Birth You Desire||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Parenting Classes||+12402492488||5268-G Nicholson Ln, Ste 190, Kensington, MD 20895|
|My Birth Companion||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulations||+14437390113||Cockeysville, MD 21030|
|NOVA Birth Partners||Doulas, Nanny Services, Parenting Classes||+15714067705||10560 Main St, Ste 409, Fairfax, VA 22030|
|DMV Birth Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulations||+14438149547||2403 Bytham Ct, Windsor Mill, MD 21244|
|Overnight Newborn Care||Doulas, Nanny Services, Lactation Services||+13015262811||3900 Tunlaw Rd, Ste 403, Washington DC, MD 20007|
|Kairos Doulas||Doulas||+14104331103||Baltimore, MD 21218|
|Family Care Solutions||Sleep Specialists, Doulas, Lactation Services||+17036066033||Alexandria, VA 22306|
|Delicate Touch Births||Doulas||+13015180559||Frederick, MD 21701|
|Chesapeake Birth and Baby||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Childbirth Education||+14432547850||127 Kuethe Dr, Annapolis, MD 21403|
|Maryland Birth Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+14436019754||Bel Air, MD 21014|
|Embrace Births||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations||+14434709250||Baltimore, MD 21212|
|Love ‘N Care||Nanny Services, Lactation Services, Doulas||+14102848355||7036 Eastbrook Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224|
|Its Time For Healing Holistic Sanctuary||Naturopathic/Holistic, Doulas, Yoga||+12025997108||6404 Telegraph Rd., Ste 211, Alexandria, VA 22310|
|Susquehanna Doulas||Doulas, Lactation Services, Childbirth Education||+17178800904||Harrisburg, PA 17112|
|Doula Nathalie & Associates||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+12022791089||5206 Wilson Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814|
|Rock Creek Midwifery||Midwives, Doulas||+12027100294||Washington, DC 20012|
|Placenta Encapsulation Services – The Nurturing Root||Placenta Encapsulations||+14439568616||Baltimore, MD 21224|
|Birth As You Wish Birth Services||Childbirth Education, Doulas||+14433424121||41620 Courthouse Rd, Ste 8, Leonardtown, MD 20650|
|Hush Hush Little Baby Newborn Care||Nanny Services, Lactation Services, Doulas||+12026001005||Arlington, VA 22204|
|Doula 9 Months||Childbirth Education, Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations||+15619721010||780 Macsherry Dr, Arnold Md, MD 21012|
|Pediatric Sleep Specialist||Sleep Specialists, Doulas, Lactation Services||+12026810108||Washington, DC 20024|
Individual Doulas in Maryland by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Maryland 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 Maryland
|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|
|1736||Becky Rohrback CD(DONA) SBD||Maryland Birth Services, LLC||Not specified||Not specified||2 to 4 births and 2 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.marylandbirthservices.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||11 years and 225 births attended||3 years||DONA International, September 2009,ProDoula, January 2018,Stillbirthday, January 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: MBS offers Post Partum and Infant Care services based on your families unique needs and goals. Including but not limited to: feeding assistance, sleep goals, Infant comfort and soothing techniques, maternal post partum support, resources and much more.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||TENS Training and Certification- December 2019 Spinning Babies Training and Certification - January and December 2019 Stillbirthday Bereavement and Loss Doula certification and Training - 2017 Prodoula Infant Care and Newborn Care Specialist Training - 2018||4436019754||Maryland||Joppa, MD||58 miles serving Baltimore, Harford, Howard, County, Maryland and Newark and Christiana, Delaware|
|1737||Nathalie Grolleman CD/PCD(DONA) HCHD former ICU nurse||Doula Nathalie||$500 to $1750||$50 to $55||3 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.doulanathalie.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||4 years and 130 births attended||3 years and 50 families served||DONA International, June 2017,DONA International, January 2019,Hypnobabies, August 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI worked as an ICU/Cardiac Care nurse in the hospital at the labor and delivery department, the newborn department and the maternity department.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthOnly when a midwife is around. My last baby was a home birth||BA/BS||I am a member of DONA International||I am a certified birth and postpartum doula CD/PCD(DONA) HCHD and trained as a hypno-doula by hypnobabies I am a former ICU/Cardiac Care nurse back in the Netherlands. As your Doula, I will give you the best possible birth experience. I can be the guide you need during this life-changing journey. What drives me as a Doula is giving mothers the confidence to rely on their own power during and after labor. Since I have lived in several different countries, I easily bond with a variety of people from different backgrounds. The period around pregnancy, labor, and the time after that is unforgettable. It is a life-changing event that feels like an emotional and physical roller coaster. Being able to look back on a positive labor experience and the period following the birth makes all the difference. As a Postpartum doula, I will make sure you will have the best first week with your baby, to feel strong and confident enough to do it by yourself.||(202) 279-1089||Maryland||Bethesda, MD||30 miles|
|1738||Nicole Busse, LMT||Tranquil Baby Doula & Massage *COVID VACCINATED||$1,200||Not specified||1 to 2 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.tranquilbabydoula.com||DONA International, June 2002||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI travel to all local area hospitals to attend birth. My first son was born in a hospital with OBs.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI travel to all local birth centers. My second son was born at a free-standing birth center with a certified nurse midwife.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend all local homebirths. My third son was born at home, in a birthing tub, with a midwife.||BA/BS||I volunteer with Hospice of the Chesapeake providing massage therapy to adults and children who are under their care.||My birth doula fee is $1200. This includes two prenatal visits, a 60-minute massage during your postpartum period, and an infant massage lesson. I also include a complimentary, personalized Visual Birth Plan that nurses & care providers love! My postpartum doula fee is $525 for a package of 4 visits at 3-hours each visit. Additional hours may be added at $35/hr. Overnights are $300 for the entire night (10:00pm-7:00am).||(443) 569-1563||Maryland||Arnold, MD||45 miles|
|1739||Briana Gibbs||Ark of Advocacy||$600 to $1000||$45 to $55||1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.arkofadvocacy.life||Mama Glow, October 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Please no smoking in home or cats due to allergies. I am able to care for your family if you have a dog.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||AA/AS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Trained by the world renowned Latham Thomas, Entrepreneur, best-selling author, birth doula and founder of the holistic lifestyle community Mama Glow.||302-404-3036||Maryland||Fruitland, MD||55 miles|
|1740||Angie Mogensen||Loving ARMs Doula Services||$200 to $800||3 to 5||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/lovingarmsdoula||DONA International, March 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsWill need to determine whether the hospital is currently allowing doulas to be present in person.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersWill need to determine whether the birthing center is currently allowing doulas to be present in person.||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||Currently running a 25% discount on my services through November 2021. Just mention the discount when you reach out. I have completed my Doula Training workshop and am in the process of submitting my doula certification requirements through DONA International. My rate is a sliding scale based on household income - 1% of household income (max $800 rate). I provide other services (i.e., reiki) and additional prenatal and postnatal visits which can be added on if desired. I also donate 5% of my fee to the Baltimore Doula Project to help fund doula services for families who do not have the means to afford a doula.||240-818-8902||Maryland||Baltimore, MD||70 miles|
|1741||Nets Manela||Marom Healing and Maternity Services||$800 to $900||1 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.maromhealing.com||ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), October 2005||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsProvided my attendance is currently permitted||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||$800 for homebirths, $900 for hospital/birth center||(240) 997-5319||Maryland||Reisterstown, MD||50 miles Please see website for my qualifications|
|1742||Corby Linton||Indigo Doulas||$50 to $1300||Solo practice||https://www.indigodoulas.com||DONA International, March 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Volunteer at Mary's Center||$50 for due dates in August & September (code DOULA at checkout). $520 for due dates in October & November (code BABY60 at checkout). $1300 for due dates in November and after. I'm a new doula, so my first few births are priced accordingly.||Maryland||Rockville, MD||30 miles|
|1743||Renee Goodman||LIFE Births||Not specified||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.lifedoulabirths.com/||DONA International, July 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 believe that childbirth is a spiritual and sacred experience. Our past, present, and futures are in each individual birth. I am of the mindset of "a Doula for every person that wants one" and every family is deserving of a happy and healthy start! Childbirth should be filled with intention, respect, kindness, gentleness, and support. I can help your birthing and newborn care dreams and desires (as you define them) a reality! I am available via telephone or text for a no-cost consultation. Thank you.||443-731-6792||Maryland||Millersville, MD||50 miles I am willing to travel anywhere within in the Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan Regions.|
|1744||Akemi Tsuru||Vida Mia • Doula Services||$800 to $1100||1 to 3||Solo practice||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 14 births attended||DONA International, December 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsOnly non-smoking homes.||BA/BS||Volunteer in Baltimore Doula Project.||Accepting clients on a sliding scale. Tarifa especial para la comunidad latina.||4438503802||Maryland||Baltimore, MD||12 miles|
|1745||Kaely Harrod||Harrod Doula Services||$1500 to $1700||$40 to $50||1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://pug-moose-ytb9.squarespace.com/||ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula,MaternityWise International - Certified Postpartum Doula||4 years and 61 births attended||4 years and 20 families served||ProDoula, August 2018,MaternityWise, December 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: I cannot work in a home where smoking happens indoors because I have asthma.||Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals||Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI attend home births where a qualified Midwife is also present.||202-670-2007||Maryland||Temple Hills, MD||40 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|
Doulas in Maryland by city:
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