Hiring a doula in Delaware
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 Delaware
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Delaware:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Dara the Doula||Doulas||+18569861457||Cherry Hill, NJ 08081|
|Birth in Full Bloom||Doulas, Lactation Services, Childbirth Education||+14107391359||Newark, DE 19711|
|Dauphin County Doulas||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Lactation Services||+17173296479||Harrisburg, PA 17112|
|The Womb Room||Yoga, Parenting Classes, Doulas||+14104504600||3355 Keswick Rd, Ste 104, Baltimore, MD 21211|
|Emma Yoder Doula Services||Doulas, Parenting Classes, Childbirth Education||+14452271130||West Chester, PA 19382|
|Katie Madden, RN IBCLC||Lactation Services, Midwives, Doulas||+13025015224||1601 Concord Pike Suite, Ste 56, Wilmington, DE 19803|
|Circle of Birth Doula Services||Doulas||+13023545676||Elsmere, DE 19805|
|Maryland Birth Services||Doulas, Childbirth Education||+14436019754||Bel Air, MD 21014|
|The Birth Center Holistic Women’s Health Care||Lactation Services, Doulas, Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+13026582229||620 Churchman’s Rd, Ste 101, Newark, DE 19702|
|Family Care Solutions||Sleep Specialists, Doulas, Lactation Services||+17036066033||Alexandria, VA 22306|
|Birth As You Wish Birth Services||Childbirth Education, Doulas||+14433424121||41620 Courthouse Rd, Ste 8, Leonardtown, MD 20650|
|Loving Birth Services||Doulas||+18568993177||Williamstown, NJ|
|Inner Circle Midwifery||Midwives, Doulas, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+12673355464||5443 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144|
|Samir Khanjar, MD||Obstetricians & Gynecologists||+14432457377||137 West High St, Ste 3B, Singerly Medical Offices, Elkton, MD 21921|
Individual Doulas in Delaware by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Delaware 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 Delaware
|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|
|1006||Lynne Govatos, CD(DONA)||$1,000||$25 to $35||1 to 2 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://facebook.com/doulalynne||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||4 years and 61 births attended||4 years and 5 families served||DONA International, May 2017||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||(302) 981-6403||Delaware||Newark, DE||60 miles|
|1007||Lyndsay Burns CD(BAI) CH PES||Sublime Motherhood LLC||$875 to $1475||$30 to $35||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/sublimemotherhood/||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula||7 years and 45 births attended||6 years and 43 families served||Self-trained, June 2014,DONA International, June 2015,Birth Arts International, January 2017,Placenta & Postpartum Association, March 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||I specialize in supporting clients pursuing VBAC/HBAC (vaginal birth/home birth after cesarean), natural hospital birth, and those who may have perinatal mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. Reduced fees are available for families who qualify for my support program, contact me for details! Current active member of Military Birth Resource Network and ICAN of Delaware. Formerly active member of Tidewater Doulas and Lighthouse Birth Collective.||Birth Doula support includes two prenatal visits, childbirth education, 24/7 on call availability, phone and email support, continuous care throughout labor and childbirth (no time limit), support after delivery, and a postpartum follow up visit!||(302) 331-3773||Delaware||Milford, DE||65 miles Travel fee applies over 100 miles.|
|1008||Jennifer Badillo (RN)(CLD)||JenniTheDoula LLC||$800||1 to 3||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.jennithedoula.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula||3 years and 78 births attended||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), August 2019||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAssisted Home Birth||BA/BS||We offer payments plans! My complete birth support services package includes three prenatal visits, labor and birth support, and one postpartum visit as well as text, email and phone support throughout your pregnancy. We'd love to set up a free in-person consultation or video chat with you!||9105455328||Delaware||Newark, DE||75 miles|
|1009||Sharna Gaymon||Precious Gifts from Above||$500 to $875||$20 to $30||1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||Type of practice: Solo practice||Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Postpartum limits/restrictions: I prefer no smoking but if someone in the family smokes, and it is done outside the home, I will consider. I love pets, but I prefer they are put up in a different room while services are rendered.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI am familiar with Christiana Hospital in Newark, De and Christiana (formerly) Union Hospital in Elkton, MD. But open to all hospitals.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersA midwife must be present.||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsAll home births except unattended home births. A midwife must be present.||443-406-6570||Delaware||Smyrna, DE||30 miles Please email if further than 30 miles|
|1010||Yvette Wright, RN, Doula||Circle of Birth Doula Services||$150 to $1475||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://www.circleofbirthdoula.com||DONA International, November 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsDoula support||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersDoula support||Attends home births? Any Home BirthDoula support and collaboration with Midwife attending||BA/BS||Registered Nurse Volunteer with Black Mothers in Power (legislation and policy creation) Co-Author of journal article entitled, "Breastfeeding and Practice Tips for Case Managers", published in Case Management Matters in 2018||*Labor Comfort Measures education *Birth Beginnings-Prenatal, Comfort techniques, Labor/delivery support, Postpartum visits *Virtual and/or In-Person Prenatal visits and initial Postpartum visits *Birth Now-Day of Labor only service *Chat with the Doula-telephonic or Zoom consulting call||302-354-5676||Delaware||Wilmington, DE||50 miles No Restrictions|
|1011||Karen Victoria (CD) - Madriella||Doula With Karen||$500||Solo practice||https://www.doulawithkaren.com||Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula||0 years and 0 births attended||Madriella, June 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsMust have an OB or Midwife attend. I will not attend unassisted home births.||• Certified Clinical Medical Assistant at “The Birth Center Holistic Women’s Health” • CPR/First Aid Certified • Certified Madriella Birth Doula • Current Sophomore at DESU heading for Bachelor’s in Nursing.||AA/AS||• Free Consultation • 2 Prenatal Visits • 1 hour immediate PP stay • 1 Postpartum Visit • 24/7 Support • The birth attendance * No hidden fees, I charge a $500.00 flat service fee that is paid in 2 separate payments of $250.00*||3024650766||Delaware||New Castle, DE||12 miles|
|1012||Maire Durkan||Buds and Blossoms Doula Service||$900 to $1200||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://www.budsandblossomsdoula.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula||3 years and 15 births attended||DONA International, April 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? Some HospitalsAs a certified birth doula, CD(DONA), all area hospitals accept DONA certification. I am affiliated with Christiana Hospital||Attends birth center births? Some Birth CentersI am affiliated with The Birth Center of Delaware||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsLow risk only||BA/BS||Fee includes unlimited texts, two 2 hour prenatal session in person or via Zoom (1 for practice of Labor techniques, information act the stages of labor, and developing a birth plan and the second for developing a postpartum plan, learning baby cues, information on breastfeeding and practical postpartum care). In person support of laboring person and their partner for the duration of labor and for 2 hours after the birth. Postpartum visit in person or via zoom within 5 days of birth.||302 2871005||Delaware||Wilmington, DE||30 miles I will travel an hour maximum to a birth location.|
|1013||Teri Ayoub||$1350 to $2000||$25 to $35||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||DONA International, January 2001||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers in house.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAll hospitals and Birthing Centers. Based on your particular needs will determine how far I should travel or if it is in your best interest to seek a Doula located closer to you.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersSame as hospitals.||Attends home births? Some Home Births||I became a doula in 2000. I went on to become certified as a labor, delivery and a postpartum doula through DONA International in 2001. I choose not to renew my certification in approximately 2007. However, I remain an active birth and postpartum doula. I completed the Spinning Babies Course in 2019. I have sat on panel discussions in the community discussing birth care, education, where improvements in the hospital setting can be made. I take great pride in educating my clients of their options so they can make informed decisions. I am a volunteer with the State of Delaware Emerency Medical Reserve Team.||301-910-4426||Delaware||Lewes, DE||100 miles To serve you best, it would depend on your particular needs that determine how far I will travel. I will travel most places in the country for overnight postpartum services.|
|1014||Ebonique Jones||$600 to $1200||1 to 3||Solo practice||DONA International, May 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI will only support home births where a medical professional (Midwife) is also present. No unassisted home births.||BA/BS||The fees vary dependent on travel as well as number of hours in continuous support of the birthing person. Everything else (prenatal and postpartum visit cost) are standard fee amounts and do not change. Reasonably negotiable pricing.||Delaware||Bear, DE||100 miles|
|1015||Teresa Muhammad||Ala's Traditional Doula||$800 to $1800||100||1 to 2 births and 5 to 10 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://traditionaldoula.com/||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula,Nafsa Project School - Certified Traditional Posptartum Birthworker||4 years and 32 births attended||4 years and 40 families served||International Doula Institute, July 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Community Emergency Response Member Master Gardener Certified Yoga Instructor P.A.I.L. Advocate Diaspora Death Doula||Postpartum Minimum 2 Hours Required Postpartum Recommend 4 Sessions (once per week)||302-298-4794||Delaware||Smyrna, DE||100 miles Extended Travel for postpartum|
|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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