Hiring a doula in North Carolina
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 North Carolina
Below are some of the best doula businesses in North Carolina:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Queen City Newborn Care||Placenta Encapsulations, Parenting Classes, Doulas||+17045941349||8508 Quarters Ln, Charlotte, NC 28227|
|Key Doula and Newborn Nanny Service||Doulas, Nanny Services||+18587760608||Fort Mill, SC 29707|
|Harmonious Birth||Doulas, Yoga, Childbirth Education||+13109445165||Charlotte, NC 28078|
|Viumbe Wellness||Massage, Doulas, Childbirth Education||+18436957382||Harrisburg, NC 28075|
|The Wonders of Birth||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+17049808973||904 Montrose Dr, Shelby, NC 28150|
|Mpowered Souls||Life Coach, Doulas, Reiki||+17042585097||Charlotte, NC 28217|
Individual Doulas in North Carolina by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in North Carolina 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 North Carolina
|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|
|2502||Lerissa Heggen, HCHD HCHI||The Well Birth||$450 to $1000||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://thewellbirth.com/||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||2 years and 13 births attended||DONA International, May 2020,Hypnobabies, May 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||C-19 Vaccinated -: ($450group/$900private) Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Classes :- (hypnobabies.com) -: ($100) Birth Rehearsals :- -: ($1000) Birth Doula Services :- -: ($250) Mother Blessing Celebrations :-||(919) 335-3292||North Carolina||Apex, NC||40 miles|
|2503||Devon Handel||Birth and Breath||$1000 to $1100||1 to 3||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||http://www.birthandbreath.com||DONA International, December 2013||Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI mostly attend births at UNC, Duke Regional, Duke University hospitals, WakeMed, & Rex but will attend your birth wherever you're planning to deliver, as long as it's within my driving limit.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI attend births at the Women's Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill NC||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI attend births wherever my clients plan to give birth. As long as there is a Certified Nurse Midwife present, I'm honored to be a part of the homebirth magic.||BA/BS||I charge a flat rate, but offer payment plans or a sliding scale for those who truly cannot afford a doula. I believe any woman who wishes to have a doula should have one. There is an additional $50 flat fee for mileage beyond 30 miles or 45 min from my home to yours/ your birth place. $25 TENS Unit rental.||828.280.8854||North Carolina||Pittsboro, NC||45 miles There is a $50 fee for travel beyond 30 miles or 45 min drive from my home to yours.|
|2504||Emily Kelly||East Raleigh Doula Co.||$900 to $1000||2 to 4||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.eastraleighdoula.com||DONA International, August 2019,Hypnobabies, January 2021||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||BA/BS||Fee includes 2 prenatal visits 1 postpartum visit 24/7 on call support Labor Support during active labor through 2 hours postpartum Unlimited contact throughout pregnancy, labor and up to 6 weeks postpartum||9193680897||North Carolina||Clayton, NC||35 miles|
|2505||Emerald Doulas||Emerald Doulas, LLC||$1,300||$40 to $50||10 to 25 births and 5 to 30 postpartum families||Group practice with shared call schedule||http://www.emeralddoulas.com/||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula,DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Doula Trainings International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||9 years and 760 births attended||8 years and 1500 families served||DONA International, November 2011,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), April 2012||Type of practice: Group practice with shared call schedule||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsHome births attended by a Midwife (no unassisted births)||AA/AS||Flat rate for Birth support; no extra fees if you have a "long" birth. Postpartum support is $40 per hour & $50 per hour on holidays||919-864-8361||North Carolina||Durham, NC||30 miles Additional fee for travel beyond 20 miles (for Placenta Encapsulation only)|
|2506||Katie Farrar||Doula Mama||$500 to $850||0 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.doulamamanc.com/||BEST - Certified Birth Doula||1 years||BEST Doula Training, January 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsForsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist, Cone Health Women’s and Children’s Center||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersNatural Beginnings Birth Center||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsWill only attend planned assisted home births.||Birth Support Package - $500 - includes: 24/7 on-call period from 38 weeks to delivery; in-person support during labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period; availability for calls, texts, emails from the time of contract signing - not included: prenatal meetings, postpartum meetings Traditional Doula Support - $850 - 2 Prenatal Meetings - 1 Postpartum Meeting - 24/7 on-call period from 38 weeks to delivery - In-person birth and immediate postpartum support||336-473-8872||North Carolina||Winston Salem, NC||60 miles|
|2507||Staci Campbell, SBD, MSP, BAI, CBE||The Statesville Doula, LLC||$700 to $1750||$35 to $45||1 to 5 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.thestatesvilledoula.com||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula,Birth Arts International - Certified Postpartum Doula||5 years and 105 births attended||5 years and 32 families served||DONA International, November 2011,Bebo Mia, December 2017,Stillbirthday, May 2018,Hypnobabies, May 2018,Birth Arts International, November 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsNow Credentialed and Certified to attend births at all area Novant hospitals - I support families in all hospitals in Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, Hickory, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI support families in all birth centers in Charlotte, Mooresville, Statesville, Hickory, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI support all families who wish to birth at home within a 65 mile radius of Statesville.||AA/AS||Now I lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS) Dispatch/Community Volunteer, Stillbirthday bereavement support volunteer Pregnancy Alliance of North Carolina - President||**Now offering Lactation Consultations as a CLC** Hi! My name is Staci and I have a strong passion for birth work, informed consent, evidence based care, and supporting you in getting the birth you hope for, no matter how that looks. I am open to bartering and payment plans as means of payments. I promise I am judgement free! Postpartum doula fees are based on your desire for day vs. overnight night support. I am a Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula, able to assist families using hypnosis throughout their birthing time and a CLC - Certified Lactation Counselor, certified through ALPP.||(980) 389-0964||North Carolina||Statesville, NC||70 miles|
|2508||Joanne Dahill||Journey of Motherhood||$1200 to $1875||Not specified||2 to 4 births and 0 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://journeyofmotherhood.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||20 years and 628 births attended||3 years and 15 families served||DONA International, October 1999||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI find it easy to make a connection with the staff and work together in order to best support the birth giver, partner and other family members in attendance..||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersIt is a pleasure to attend births at the Women's Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill. The midwives, nurses and I know one another well and make a great team to offer excellent support to birthing families.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI am very happy that I am able to be of service to women who choose to birth in their homes. I have had the additional benefit of working as homebirth assistant since 2005.||I am currently offering services with Durham Volunteer Doulas.||In response to the Covic-19 pandemic, I am creating accommodations to my packages; let's have a conversation to determine how I can best be of service to you. The primary services that I offer postpartum are direct mother and baby care. All mothers will benefit from greater rest and nourishment. A postnatal massage is deeply nourishing. I also offer Therapeutic Breast Massage for Lactation which may stave off engorgement and can address and resolve plugged ducts. Babies, particularly those whose births were challenging or those who have tethered oral tissue and are in need of "tongue-tie" revision, can greatly benefit from massage, CranioSacral therapy and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education sessions. I also share massage tips and teach new parents TummyTime!™ Method strategies that are therapeutic and life-enhancing for babies.||(919) 698-9110||North Carolina||Durham, NC||40 miles|
|2509||Cailey Rash CD(DONA) CD-PIC||Babycakes Birth Services LLC||$1000 to $1200||$25 to $35||1 to 4||Solo practice||https://babycakesdoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula||3 years and 36 births attended||1 years||DONA International, October 2017,ProDoula, January 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers (due to personal health limitations). Please keep I mind that as a Birth Doula, I may be called into a birth before or during a postpartum shift. In the event that this happens, we will discuss options for rescheduling hours or sending in back up support if needed in the home.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Some Home Births||Cape Fear Area Doulas Scholarship Program, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Community Doula||9106631618||North Carolina||Wilmington, NC||50 miles|
|2510||Madelene Martin, MA||Beautiful Beginnings Doula Services||$400 to $600||$25 to $30||1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.beautifulbeginningsdoulallc.com||DONA International, December 2020,DONA International, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAttends home births with a Certified Nurse Midwife||BA/BS||Past volunteer with The Motherhood Collective, a non-profit organization supporting mothers from pre-conception to postpartum in Lynchburg, Virginia||Prices are reduced as I am completing my certification with DONA International (training has been completed). $200 off if I may use your birth for my certification. Discounted rates are available to mothers planning adoption. Do not let finances be a barrier to care! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.||(919) 330-1183||North Carolina||Fuquay Varina, NC||50 miles|
|2511||Gabe Lazarus, CD, HCHD||Sacredsong Birth & Wellness||$1,200||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://sacredsongdoula.com||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula||7 years and 111 births attended||DONA International, April 2014||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||BA/BS||I am a member of WomanWise Doula Collective. To learn more about this group, go to Womanwisedoulacollective.com I moderate a Homebirth Group for Central NC and I am an advocate for women's choice for place of birth.||919-538-4808||North Carolina||Pittsboro, NC||30 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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