Hiring a doula in New Hampshire
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 New Hampshire
Below are some of the best doula businesses in New Hampshire:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Wildflower Midwifery||Midwives, Prenatal/Perinatal Care, Reproductive Health Services||+18022272268||Putney, VT 05346|
|8 Generations Birth Services||Midwives, Doulas||+18022341384||654 Granger Rd, Berlin, VT 05602|
|Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, MA, IBCLC||Lactation Services, Doulas, Yoga||+12039152733||Hanover, NH 03755|
|Concord Birth Center||Midwives, Doulas, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+16032288710||254 N State St, Unit D, Concord, NH 03301|
|Metta Studios||Yoga, Doulas, Aerial Fitness||+16174338469||40 Main St, Ste 136, Biddeford, ME 04005|
Individual Doulas in New Hampshire by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire
|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|
|2252||Ashley Brittain CD(DONA)||Saltwater Doula - @ashleybrittaindoula||$150 to $1200||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://saltwaterdoulanh.com/||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years||DONA International, December 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI will support a birth at any hospital! I have most often attended births at Portsmouth Hospital and Exeter Hospital.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI will support any birth center births! I have attended births at the Birth Cottage in Salem NH.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI will only attend home births that are accompanied by a certified midwife.||BA/BS||My full birth package includes 2-3 prenatal meetings to discuss birth preferences, fears, goals, childbirth education, medical/non medical pain management techniques, and more. I will be on call for 24-7 support via phone, text, or video chat leading up to the day labor starts and up to 6 weeks postpartum. I will provide constant labor support for the birthing person and their family from the time they are in active labor until 1-2 hours after birth. 1 postpartum visit is also included. I provide breastfeeding/bottle feeding support, a list of local resources tailored to your needs, access to my birth/postpartum lending library, photography throughout labor and birth if desired, and a custom postpartum basket made by me!||New Hampshire||Manchester, NH||50 miles I service areas all through Southern NH and up the seacoast|
|2253||Allison Morgan, CLD, CPD, CLE, CBE||Holistic Birth & Beyond||$700 to $1400||45||3 to 6 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.holisticbirthandbeyond.com/||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Postpartum Doula||4 years||4 years||Self-trained, August 2017,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersThe Birth Cottages (Milford & Salem locations) are ones I frequent most and I love working with this midwife team/environment.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthPer my doula certifying organization and my insurance, I do not attend planned unassisted home births.||AA/AS||I am a member of the NH Breastfeeding Taskforce. I spent a few weeks in India in August 2016 as a volunteer at a maternity clinic. I observed prenatal appointments, helped the staff and witnessed a birth. This was truly one of my favorite experiences as it has added to my passion for maternity. I am so lucky I was able to experience this.||The rate for my birth doula services varies depending on the package you would like. The rate for my postpartum doula services is $45/hour, and I am flexible with time depending on my schedule and what you are looking for. Payment plans are available and HSA/FSA cards are accepted.||(603) 851-1595||New Hampshire||Manchester, NH||50 miles|
|2254||Kathy Wohlfort||Life Tree Birth Care||$800 to $1300||0 to 2||Independent contractor with a doula agency||http://www.lifetreebirth.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||4 years and 32 births attended||DONA International, October 2017||Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsOnly if attended by a licensed medical professional (no unassisted home births)||MA/MS||Basic fee is for birth support only. The Complete Support fee includes 2 prenatal visits, birth support, and 1 post-partum visit. Virtual doula care is available at a discounted rate.||603-795-4466||New Hampshire||Lyme, NH||55 miles I provide birth doula support in the Upper Valley of VT & NH, and surrounding areas.|
|2255||Tia Parr||Birth Partners of New England||$650 to $1500||$25 to $35||1 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||http://www.birthpartnersne.com||DONA International, August 2012||Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||Fee includes several face to face prenatal visits, unlimited birth support, immediate postpartum care, and 1-2 postpartum visits.||603-661-5910||New Hampshire||Concord, NH||100 miles|
|2256||Larissa Brum, CD, Student Midwife||Intuitive Roots: Doula, Yoga, Childbirth Education||$1000 to $1500||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.intuitiverootsbirth.com||Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula||4 years and 109 births attended||DONA International, July 2017,Stillbirthday, January 2018||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||Birth Doula Package - $1200; Virtual Support - $750 Birth Doula + prenatal yoga - $1500 Placenta Encapsulation - $250 Placenta Tinctures - $50 Childbirth ed - please see website for different classes! 🙂 *Income based sliding scale available*||New Hampshire||Somersworth, NH||60 miles|
|2257||Becky Campbell||Delivering Joy Doula||$900||$30 to $40||Solo practice||https://www.deliveringjoydoula.com||DONA International, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAny home birth with a certified midwife||BA/BS||New Hampshire||Suncook, NH||80 miles|
|2258||Ashley Winters||The Dedicated Doula LLC||$925||35||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.thededicateddoula.com/||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 Birth||MA/MS||$500 retainer due when contract is signed $425 due at the first post partum visit Hourly postpartum rates paid day of service||(603)6600970||New Hampshire||Littleton, NH||65 miles|
|2259||Lauren Dean||$800 to $1500||$35 to $55||1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||4 years||6 years||Childbirth International, December 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||Happy to provide sliding scale pricing to those in need.||New Hampshire||Bedford, NH||60 miles|
|2260||Kim Murphy CD(DONA)||Earthside Doulas NH||$200 to $1200||0 to 2||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.facebook.com/earthsidedoulasnh||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||4 years and 10 births attended||DONA International, December 2017||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI am open to hospital births||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAll centers are a fabulous choice, too||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI've attended home births with great success||BA/BS||I am certified in prenatal yoga practice with Ohana Yoga NH||Fees are currently dependent upon services for virtual birth, partner training, prenatal yoga birth preparation series, attending birth, or lactation consulting. A standard birth with 2 initial meetings, birth attendance in-person, and 2 follow-ups is usually $800-$1000. With COVID pricing is very flexible and I offer a sliding scale for fees. I believe that no birth should go unsupported. I am also open to barter for services.||603-748-2709||New Hampshire||Henniker, NH||40 miles|
|2261||Jess Kimball||Sunflower Postpartum Care||$850 to $1250||$40 to $50||2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.sunflowerpostpartumcare.com/||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula,Birth Arts International - Certified Postpartum Doula||5 years and 30 births attended||9 years and 100 families served||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Clients per month: 2 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Working with Sage Mama Doula in Charlotte, NC. Volunteering at pregnancy centers in SC. Former doula and birth assistant with a VT midwifery practice. Newborn Care Specialist with agency in Charlotte, NC. Admin at National Midwifery Institute.||8026983003||New Hampshire||Hanover, NH||100 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 New Hampshire by city:
To see the full list of doulas in New Hampshire by city, see some of our other posts: