Hiring a doula in Connecticut
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 Connecticut
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Connecticut:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|A Loving Touch-Doula Care||Doulas, Lactation Services, Parenting Classes||+12036715528||Branford, CT 06405|
|New Life Blessings||Doulas, Placenta Encapsulations, Midwives||+17746335263||28 Maple St, Southbridge, MA 01550|
|Beautiful Births & Beyond||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulations||+12034356695||Bethany, CT 06524|
|Birth & Beyond||Midwives||+12033188884||411 Durham Rd, Madison, CT 06443|
|Birth Partners,||Lactation Services, Doulas, Childbirth Education||+12033759963||Stratford, CT 06615|
Individual Doulas in Connecticut by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Connecticut 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 Connecticut
|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|
|966||Shannon Kent||Getadoula.com||$1600 to $1650||30||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://getadoula.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula,toLabor - Certified Professional Birth Doula||17 years and 426 births attended||17 years and 25 families served||ALACE (Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators), June 2006||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? Some HospitalsCurrently only attending births at Manchester Hospital||Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsOnly with CNM present||Volunteer for Perinatal Loss Association. Bereavement Committee team member.||Please look at the investment page on my website for all the ways I can support you!||8605085491||Connecticut||Ellington, CT||15 miles|
|967||Allison Petrides, CLD||Gentle Beginnings Doula Services LLC||$1200 to $1500||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://www.gentlebeginningsdoula.com||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) - Certified Labor Doula||2 years and 30 births attended||Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), 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||AA/AS||Please visit www.gentlebeginningsdoula.com for additional information.||2034424277||Connecticut||New Canaan, CT||30 miles One-time travel fee required for destinations outside of the Fairfield county area.|
|968||Jennifer Edmonds||The Supported Birth||$1400 to $1600||$35 to $40||1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.thesupportedbirth.com||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||9 years and 89 births attended||6 years and 29 families served||Childbirth International, March 2013||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No daytime availability at this time||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have previously attended births at Yale New Haven Hospital, St Raphael's (New Haven), Manchester Memorial Hospital (ECHN), Greenwich Hospital, Norwalk Hospital, Stamford Hospital, Bristol Hospital, Hospital of Central Connecticut (New Britain), Hartford Hospital, St Francis Hospital (Hartford), Danbury Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital (Bridgeport)Middlesex Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital (Sleepy Hollow), Northern Westchester Hospital (Mt Kisco), New York Presbyterian Hospital-Hudson Valley (Cortlandt), and South Shore Hospital.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI have previously attended births at the Connecticut Childbirth and Women's Center in Danbury and The Birthplace at St Vincent's in Bridgeport.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI'm always happy to attend births at home!||I'm excited to be a member of Birth Tribe, a collaborative of doulas throughout the state of Connecticut. I am also a member of the Connecticut Doula Collective which aims to promote the doula profession as part of a holistic model of maternity care in the state of Connecticut, by supporting women and their families, nurturing collaborative relationships with maternity care providers, and educating the community about doula care.||(860) 559-5066||Connecticut||New Haven, CT||60 miles My range is approximately 1 hour, but I am flexible. Sorry...no NYC or Long Island.|
|969||Rose Macomber, CD, CPD, CBC||Birthing Barakat||$650 to $850||$30 to $50||1 to 3 births and 1 to 8 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.birthingbarakat.com||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula,International Doula Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula||1 years and 2 births attended||1 years and 2 families served||International Doula Institute, 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||Fees dependent on services requested: Birth Doula Package : $850 Planned Belly Birth Package: $750 Pregnancy Only Support: $650 Postpartum Support: $30/hour Overnight Postpartum Support: $35/hour Multiples: Up to $50/hour||8606159322||Connecticut||Coventry, CT||50 miles|
|970||Jennese Birritteri||Blessed Journey, LLC||$900 to $1300||$30 to $35||0 to 3 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families||Other||https://www.blessed-journey.com||Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula,Stillbirthday - Certified Birth and Bereavement Doula,Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula||4 years and 45 births attended||3 years and 15 families served||Self-trained, January 2018||Type of practice: Other||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI am not serving unassisted home births at this time.||AA/AS||8608089073||Connecticut||New Britain, CT||30 miles|
|971||Melissa Duenas||Mama Warrior Doula||$1600 to $1850||3 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.mamawarriordoula.com||Madriella Doula Network - Certified Labor Doula,Madriella Doula Network - Certified Postpartum Doula||9 years and 422 births attended||DONA International, September 2013,Madriella, March 2018||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI also am on the doula lists where they exist at any hospital within my radius||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAre you looking for a homebirth midwife and aren't sure of your options? Let me help you find the perfect one for you and your familly.||I volunteer for an organization that provides doula services for free, or at very little cost, to low income families, women who are at risk, or young mothers. I also run Postpartum Support International Connecticut Chapter group, for women who are struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders or are simply looking for support adjusting to parenthood. If you would like information about attending one of these groups, please fee free to contact me for date and meeting times.||Included in my fee is childbirth education, advanced comfort techniques including rebozo, breastfeeding education and consultation services. I'm most well known for my advocation for clients who are hoping to VBAC (82 supported as of 2019). I also work with families who have a history of anxiety and depression, LGBTTQQIAAP+ families, military families and supply a large discount to those who are active duty. Families who are seeking a calm, peaceful and relaxing birth experience, it's possible with the right support! My birth philosphy is "Knowledge is Power", believing that clients who can communicate evidence based information that supports their wants and desires for labor are treated with respect and have significantly better outcomes during their labor & birth experiences. $200 deposit options available for payment plans and registry options as well. I would love to meet you either in person or via web conference software to find out if we are good match!||8608903970||Connecticut||Manchester, CT||50 miles|
|972||Colleen Myatt CD/PCD(DOÑA), CLC, PES||Beautiful Births & Beyond LLC||$1850 to $2000||$35 to $45||1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://beautifulbirthsandbeyond.com||DONA International - Certified Birth Doula,DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula||8 years and 307 births attended||8 years and 89 families served||DONA International, March 2013||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking within the household||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsBeing pregnant, experiencing labor and birth are not medical conditions. I believe women should have a voice in how they would like to labor and birth their babies. I offer open minded and compassionate support for all birthing persons. Whether you are planning a medicated birth, C-section, VBAC or would like an all natural birth, I am there for you.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||203-435-6695||Connecticut||Bethany, CT||60 miles No ferries|
|973||Kara Tweedie||$300 to $1000||$30 to $50||3 to 5 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families||Solo practice||International Doula Institute - Certified Birth Doula,International Doula Institute - Certified Postpartum Doula||1 years and 10 births attended||1 years and 6 families served||International Doula Institute, June 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI believe all women should have the opportunity to birth in the environment that makes them feel most comfortable and safe. Wether, that be at home, at a birth center, or at a hospital. I also support women who choose to have pain relief or scheduled c-sections. I am there for all your needs from start to finish and beyond!||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersBirthing at a birth center can be the perfect location for some moms, they get the comfort of feeling like they are home but with the extra help if needed.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthIf a birthing women feels safest birthing at home then that is where she should be.||Payment plans available.||8015979537||Connecticut||West Haven, CT||50 miles No ferries|
|974||Hannah Miller||Hannah The Doula||$200 to $750||$25 to $35||1 births and 1 postpartum families||Independent contractor with a doula agency||https://www.hannahthedoula.com||The Matrona - Certified Holistic Birth Doula||1 years and 5 births attended||2 years and 8 families served||DONA International, May 2019,Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2019,The Matrona, October 2020||Type of practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency||Postpartum limits/restrictions: Currently only booking overnights and cooking packages! Comfortable with all types of pets. No smokers please.||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Homebirths: $600; Hospital Births: $750; On-Call Sibling Care: $800; Offer discount to BIPOC clients Offering birth doula services at a reduced rate for BIPOC clients in New Britain, Bristol, Southington, Newington, West Hartford, Plainville, and Berlin.||8608404197||Connecticut||New Britain, CT||40 miles Additional fee for postpartum clients over 20 miles away.|
|975||Sooo-z Mastropietro||SooozDoula||$1000 to $1200||$35 to $60||1 to 3 births and 1 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.instagram.com/sooozdoula/||DONA International, September 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Postpartum limits/restrictions: I am available to assist with the newborn and new mother's needs. I can assist and advise with lactation as I am an experienced mother who nursed 3 children. I also assist with diapering, bathing, and mother's needs in order to facilitate a smooth transition in those early days. I do not care for older siblings unless specified ahead of time.||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have OR experience and I am comfortable supporting a cesarean birth.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI am delighted to attend births at birth centers.||BA/BS||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI would love to attend a home birth!||I work with pregnant women at a local shelter. The experience has given me a gift of giving to those who needed the greatest amount of support. It has taught me how to teach about childbirth, support those who have experienced trauma, and be the benevolent comrade one needs during this exceptional time.||2035360651||Connecticut||Westport, CT||50 miles no ferries, tolls and parking to be paid for by client|
|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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