Hiring a doula in Florida
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 Florida
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Florida:
Individual Doulas in Florida by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Florida 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 Florida
|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|
|1020||Victoria Daral||Good Hands Doula Services||$950 to $3500||$35 to $100||1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.goodhandsdoula.com/our-doulas.html||Madriella, September 2017||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Yoga Assisting Prenatal Stretching & Strengthening Certified Yoga Teacher 230 hrs Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED||6079723848||Florida||Hialeah, FL||100 miles I am a traveling doula, if the parents are an absolute match with me but also exceed a 100 mile radius, I will travel with compensation.|
|1021||Lauren Koontz||Radical Doula||$500 to $1200||1 to 4||Solo practice||http://www.radicaldoulaorlando.com||DONA International, May 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAll hospitals within 25-30 miles of Celebration||Attends birth center births? Some Birth CentersTree of Life Orlando||Attends home births? Any Home BirthOnly when attended by a Licensed Midwife||BA/BS||I offer a range of virtual and in-person birth services including birth doula support (south Orlando, FL), virtual doula support (anywhere in the US), virtual prenatal consultations, virtual prenatal yoga, and placenta encapsulation. My current packages and pricing can be viewed in detail at http://www.radicaldoula.co/services||Florida||Kissimmee, FL||25 miles|
|1022||Christin Murillo: Doulas of Jacksonville||CD-LD(BAI & PD), HCHD, CBE||$1,300||1 to 4||Doula agency owner||https://www.doulasofjacksonville.com/||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula,Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula,ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula||5 years||Birth Arts International, October 2018||Type of practice: Doula agency owner||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsMidwife attended home births only||#NAME?||Specializing in medication free birth, I have the privilege to serve women through all types of childbirth. Providing emotional & physical hands on support. One prenatal meeting, unlimited phone/text/email support from the date of hire, on-call for your birth with constant unwavering support during birth as well as One postpartum visit with breastfeeding, sleep and baby care support. Experience in The Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, vaginal birth with/wo epidural-nitrous, cesarean birth, induction and Natural Birth. Serving home birth, birth center & hospital based births. Spinning Babies trained. Trained Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula as well as Trained & Certified Birth Doula through Birth Arts International & ProDoula. CPR certified!||9196370692||Florida||Jacksonville, FL||40 miles|
|1023||April Dawn||The Mothered Momma||$500 to $1600||0 to 3||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/themotheredmommalmt||Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery - Certified Doula||30 years and 250 births attended||Commonsense Childbirth, June 2016||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAs the protocol and policies of most hospital environments can impede the natural progressions of a "physiological birth", it is for this reason EXACTLY, that I feel my support in this environment is of utmost importance.||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI am very grateful for the "home-like" atmosphere that these centers can provide those who cannot or would rather not birth in their own homes. The wonderful "Midwifery Model of care" that is afforded to women in these environments can also offer a firmer foundation upon which to build ones role as a parent, due to the extra care and education that tends to be absent in modern day obstetrical practice.||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI am always thrilled to assist a home birth, as I have found it is generally the least-stressful environment for both Mother and the newbie...:)||Volunteer educational and birth support services for teen and single Mothers in all birthing venues.||Our human experience begins in the womb and this experience, along with that of our own birth, shapes and affects our entire lifetime. My practice gifts the knowledge of over 30 years offering birth support, along with practical means of optimizing human function, various massage therapy techniques, whole food and herbal nutrition, and more. My focus is the ultimate empowerment of the birthing human and building of "the birthing team". My packages include extensive childbirth preparation/education, Birth Plan drafting, Breastfeeding education/support, massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, and nutritional support during pregnancy, labor and the post-partum period. I am also available as "birth support Only" doula, or, to simply prepare your birth team via education, according to your preference.||407 879 2971||Florida||Orlando, FL||50 miles Consultations are free, unless travel required is greater than 25 miles. Greater than 25 miles requires $25 travel fee for consult.|
|1024||Vonda Osborn||Baby Bump Birthing Services||$600 to $900||0 to 4||Solo practice||Self-trained, 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||Variety of different packages, including extra prenatal or post partum appointments and packages that include maternity, new born and family photography.||4075529213||Florida||Orlando, FL||35 miles|
|1025||Andreina Espejo||Born For Birth Maternity Services||$1,000||35||1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.bornforbirth.com||DONA International, September 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||I believe that the need for caring, sensitive, and knowledgeable support during pregnancy and childbirth is becoming more and more apparent. I view every pregnancy as a miracle and as a Doula, I feel honored to be able to contribute my expertise to women and families in the New York Metropolitan & Westchester areas. My fee is $1000.00 on a sliding scale if needed; that includes 2 prenatal meetings, unlimited phone, text, and email support from time of hire, continuous labor support through birth, and 1 postpartum visit.||Florida||Hollywood, FL||25 miles|
|1026||Jessica Gillan: Bellies, Boobs, Babies & Bliss||Doula, CLC, Midwife Assistant, Birth Photographer||$1,950||$35 to $45||2 to 6 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families||Solo practice||http://www.jessicagillan.com||HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method) - Professional Doula Training Certification||21 years and 500 births attended||21 years and 200 families served||DONA International, March 2002||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have a wonderful working relationship with local hospital staff and many of them have been my clients||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersThe birthing centers here in Jax are fantastic! You'd be in great hands||Attends home births? Any Home BirthMuch experience attending Home Births, local Midwives are amazing!||BA/BS||It is with upmost privilege and honor to be included in one's birth story. I sincerely appreciate your consideration when planning your birth team. I have had the honor of working with 500+ Families all over the US as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Former Intern for Health Foundations Birth Center (St Paul, MN), Certified HypnoBirthing Doula, Lactation Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Certified Infant Sleep Consultant, Accredited La Leche League Leader, with over 21 years of direct experience, 10 years of professional Lactation experience and over 500+ hours of education/training. * I also provide professional Birth Photography to my Clients, at no additional fee.* My College Education background is in Child Development with a Minor in Pediatric Nutrition. I am a Certified Midwife Assistant having trained at Ina May Gaskin’s "The Farm"; on a path to become a Midwife. My goal is for every Birthing Person to approach the 4th trimester with feelings of empowerment, elation, pride, peace and contentment about their Birthing Experiences. I believe in my clients and their ability to birth the way they feel best and safe. You only get to birth your baby once. That is it! Just once. Why not make it the most beautiful, special, memorable experience of your life? You deserve it! Lets doula this!||$35 an hour for Singletons $40 an hour for Twins||925-768-2100||Florida||Ponte Vedra Beach, FL||90 miles|
|1027||Morgan Faison||Your Path Doula||$600 to $800||$20 to $30||4 births and 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://yourpathdoulaservices.wordpress.com/||Commonsense Childbirth, June 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||6789827868||Florida||Orlando, FL||50 miles|
|1028||Diana Antheaume||Prenatal and birth Doula||$800 to $2000||3 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.facebook.com/youandiareearthdoula||DONA International, October 2016||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home Birth||Area director with Au Pair international||3 options: - First Option : 3 prenatal visits, continuous support during labor and birth, 1 postnatal visit. $ 1200 - Second Option: 6 prenatal visits, mindfulness meditation, belly casting, continuous support during labor and birth and 2 postnatal visits. $ 2000 - Third Option: 6 prenatal visits, mindfulness meditation, belly casting and 1 postpartum visit. $800 Payment plans and customs packages available. $200 off for the first 3 bookings.||805-971-9292||Florida||Jacksonville Beach, FL||35 miles|
|1029||Madeline Mosco||BeLoved Doula Care||$950||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://instagram.com/beloved_doula_care||Self-trained, July 2021||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsYou deserve to birth where they you safe- if that is at a hospital I'm all for it. I am comfortable navigating the hospital systems in Orlando, and the advocacy that requires.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home Births||BA/BS||My fees cover all services- including prenatal education visits, phone support, birth support and 1 postpartum visit.||Florida||Maitland, FL||15 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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