Hiring a doula in Montana
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.
Individual Doulas in Montana by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Montana 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 Montana
|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|
|2566||Jess Matthys||Eileithyia Empowered Birth||$100 to $500||20||1 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://fb.me/nonadoulajess||DONA International, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAs long as there is a medical professional also in attendance.||I am working towards certification and am offering a discounted fee for my first three births.||4064250493||Montana||Red Lodge, MT||70 miles|
|2567||Jessica Schanaman||Birthroot Doula Services||$350 to $800||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.jsdoulaservices.com/||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||5 years and 17 births attended||Childbirth International, July 2017||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 there is a midwife or other care provider in attendance.||AA/AS||Volunteer at Teen Mother Infant Daycare - Norfolk, NE - 2016 CNA at St John's Lutheran Ministries - Billings, MT - 2017 to 2019||The fee includes 3 prenatal meetings, being available for support 24/7, being on call 2 weeks before your estimated due date, assisting you and your family during labor and the birth of your baby, birth photography, and 1 postpartum meeting. I also offer many other services. Please refer to the special services section on this page, or contact me for more information. I don't want anyone to feel that they cannot have a doula during their pregnancy and birth due to finances. Everyone should be able to have that support. I offer payment plans and military discount.||(402)860-0078||Montana||Billings, MT||75 miles|
|2568||Amaya Engleking||Ruah Born||Not specified||0||0 to 1 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://ruahborn.org/||The Matrona, August 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Non-smoking families only. I only work postpartum with those families I’ve served and gotten to know on a deep level during their pregnancies.||Attends hospital births? No HospitalsTransfers only.||Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAll of my children were born at home and I will be of best service to a mother consciously planning her homebirth. I will bring you meals every week we meet prenatally, at your home or at a park, etc. We will focus on nutrition and journaling as you undergo a spiritual journey.||In addition to being a currently enrolled student midwife at The Matrona, I also completed a four-month doula training course through Indie Birth, a group of independent midwives passionate about educating families in undisturbed birth. I also maintain a database of autonomous birth workers and holistic care providers, and build sisterhood at virtualbirthcollective.org||7089357823||Montana||Saint Ignatius, MT||50 miles|
|2569||Jamie Canning||Tiny Miracles Doula Services||$650 to $1950||35||1 to 5 births and 1 to 10 postpartum families||Doula agency owner||http://www.tinymiraclesdoula.com||Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||8 years and 100 births attended||8 years and 18 families served||Stillbirthday, September 2015||Type of practice: Doula agency owner||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsHome births must be attended by a healthcare professional (ie doctor, midwife)||MA/MS||Fees are based on the amount/type of services agreed upon and ability to pay. I offer massage techniques that both speed up labor and help cope with labor pain.||4066707433||Montana||Billings, MT||40 miles|
|2570||Emily Ziegler||Hygieia Women's Wellness||$500 to $1800||2 to 4||Solo practice||DONA International, December 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||BA/BS||Fees include 2 prenatal visits, labor support, and a postpartum visit. Optional add-ons include additional prenatal visits and birth photography.||9253099178||Montana||Bozeman, MT||50 miles|
|2571||Jess Matthys||$100 to $500||20||years||Montana|
|2572||Amaya Engleking||Not specified||0||years||Montana|
|2573||Jamie Canning||$650 to $1950||35||years||Montana|
|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 Montana by city:
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