Hiring a doula in Arkansas
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 Arkansas
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Arkansas:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Natural State Midwife Services||Midwives||+15015906285||13401 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211|
|Birth Works||Midwives||+15016632850||109 S Martin St, Little Rock, AR 72205|
Individual Doulas in Arkansas by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Arkansas 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 Arkansas
|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 Name||Full Address||Service Range|
|127||Jessica McGilvray, CBD (CBI), SBD, HCHD||Hands and Heart Doula Services||$700||$25||0 to 3 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.handsandheartdoula.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula,Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Postpartum Doula||7 years and 175 births attended||7 years and 59 families served||DONA International, May 2014,Madriella, January 2018,Childbirth International, February 2018,Stillbirthday, May 2018,Hypnobabies, June 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||Previous volunteer with Nashville Volunteer Doula Program at Vanderbilt and Centennial Women's Center, Active Member of the HEART Doula Network, Active Member of the Nashville Birth Collective, Professional Member of International Cesarian Awareness Network (ICAN), volunteer with the Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition I also provide volunteer loss doula services to women in the greater Nashville Area.||I am a birth, postpartum, sibling, and loss doula serving Central Arkansas and surrounding areas. It is my mission to provide evidence based information, unconditional support, and compassionate care to the women I work with and to help our clients find the joy in motherhood during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.||501-316-8811||Arkansas||Searcy, AR||60 miles|
|128||Euni Yutzy||$400||0 to 3||Solo practice||https://eunijo.wixsite.com/euniyutzybirthdoula||DONA International, January 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsNo unassisted births||6208999809||Arkansas||Huntsville, AR||45 miles|
|129||Avalyn Collier, CD (PALS)||Resilient Mama Birth Support||$600 to $800||1 to 2||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://email@example.com||Pacific Association for Labor Support (PALS) - Certified Doula||1 years and 2 births attended||PALS Doulas, January 2020||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 Birth||AA/AS||My regular rate is $800 to give you peace of mind for our time spent together and includes all services listed on my website, I also have a reduced rate services option. Please visit my website at www.resilientmamabirth.com for details about my services and other awesome things! Cannot wait to meet and support you through your journey.||360-940-0374||Arkansas||Springdale, AR||60 miles|
|130||Abigail Mino||Natural State Doulas||$1000 to $1600||$30 to $35||0 to 6||Partnership with 1 other doula||https://www.naturalstatedoulas.com||Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula||Clients per month: 0 to 6||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Services offered include group or private childbirth education, doula support packages, lactation support, and more. Please contact me for details on the packages available.||(479)651-9687||Arkansas||Fort Smith, AR||75 miles|
|131||Christi Ward||$800||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://facebook.com/NaturallyChristiDoula||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), March 2015||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals•I am happy to support you physically, emotionally, and informationally in any of our area hospitals and take great care to be a liaison between your family and the medical staff serving you. It’s a joy to help you achieve the birth experience you desire and create wonderful birth memories!||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers•I have attended births at both low intervention birthing suites in NWA and am happy to serve you in those locations.||Attends home births? Any Home Birth•For those wanting to give birth in the peaceful and comfortable environment of home, I am happy to support you alongside your midwife.||BA/BS||I trained and certified as a professional labor doula through CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.) I am also a member of NWA Birth Collective, networking with area doulas and engaging in efforts to best serve the NW Arkansas birth community.||$800 Birth Doula Package includes: 2-3 prenatal appointments with childbirth education and informational support as we navigate your birth plan and prepare for the birth you desire, continuous emotional, physical, and informational support during labor and birth, immediate postpartum support as well as 1 postpartum follow-up, and resources for additional needs that may arise. **Many insurance policies cover doula expenses and may allow you to use an HSA or be reimbursed.** Occasional travel outside the NWA area may also be available for an additional fee.** Contact me for calendar availability and to schedule a time to discuss how I can support you and your family.||479-903-6434||Arkansas||Springdale, AR||45 miles|
|132||Sara Tumlison||Sara Tumlison, Family Doula||$200 to $1000||$10 to $25||0 to 2 births and 0 to 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||Bebo Mia, June 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Please, no smoking in the home while I am present.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsPlease let your care provider know you have contracted and hired me as your doula prior to my arrival at the hospital.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI do not attend unassisted births - there must be an attending midwife present.||Governing Board member of the EOA of Washington County, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director of The NWA Birth Collective non-profit organization, Online Administrator for a local Peer-to-Peer Breastfeeding Support Group, Breastfeeding Mentor to Breastfeeding Mothers of Multiples||870-882-6854||Arkansas||Springdale, AR||40 miles|
|133||Jaimee Hunter, CLD||Four States Doulas||Not specified||1 to 4||Partnership with 2 or more doulas||http://www.fourstatesdoulas.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula||3 years and 43 births attended||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), June 2018||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||BA/BS||Jaimee believes wholeheartedly in each woman's right to choose the best birth options for herself and her family. Jaimee brings a supportive heart and warm enthusiasm to educating parents on their choices both prenatally and throughout the labor and delivery process. She is both a cheerleader and coach to help families navigate their journey into parenthood. Jaimee also holds her 200-hour yoga certification and is trained in working with pregnant bodies in yoga.||Arkansas||Texarkana, AR||70 miles|
|134||Cheyanne Covington||Cheyanne Covington Doula Services||$750 to $1050||$25 to $35||1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula,Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula||0 years and 4 births attended||0 years and 0 families served||Madriella, January 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Volunteer for teenage parents through Teen Action Support Center and Compassion House.||I offer discounted rates to teenage mothers and Police, Fire, EMS, and Military families.||Arkansas||Fayetteville, AR||35 miles|
|135||Sondra Rodocker||Arkansas Family Doulas||$1,300||$30||1 to 3 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families||Group practice with shared call schedule||http://www.arkansasfamilydoulas.com||ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula,ProDoula - Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula||9 years||8 years||DONA International, March 2013,ProDoula, May 2015,Madriella, March 2018||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 BirthsLicensed Midwife must be attending||Postpartum Support International Arkansas Support Coordinator and Board Member, Diaper Arkansas, International Association for Tongue Tied Professionals, Arkansas Breastfeeding Coalition, BirthWaves (Bereavement Support) Chapter Leader.||501-492-6644||Arkansas||Little Rock, AR||50 miles|
|136||Ashley Thorup||A.R.T. of Birth||$900 to $1000||1 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.artofbirthnwa.com/||DONA International, March 2019||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||Hi, I'm Ashley! I am a DONA-trained doula in Northwest Arkansas. My services include round the clock support via phone, email, and text from the time of hire, two prenatal visits, on-call, 24 hour support beginning at 37 weeks until you deliver, childbirth education, and a postpartum visit. Our first meeting is at no cost to ensure we are a good fit. If you believe we are a good match but have fee questions, please reach out and we can work something out. I am also happy to add additional services like extra postpartum support and prenatal yoga (I am a registered yoga teacher). I am honored to do this work and look forward to meeting you and supporting your birth journey.||479-883-6499||Arkansas||Fayetteville, AR||50 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 Name||Full Address||Service Range|
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