Hiring a doula in Idaho
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 Idaho
Below are some of the best doula businesses in Idaho:
|Business Name||Rating||Categories||Phone Number||Address|
|Mind Centered Birth||Doulas, Childbirth Education, Session Photography||+12087611925||14477 W Battenberg Dr, Boise, ID 83713|
|Elevated Birth||Doulas, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+13109742384||Boise, ID 83701|
|Baby Bonds||Lactation Services||+12089914488||8601 West Emerald St, Ste 160, Boise, ID 83704|
|First Choice Home Care||+12083227061||2563 S Five Mile Rd, Boise, ID 83709|
|Glen S Lovelace, MD||Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Midwives||+12083453136||333 N 1st St, Ste 260, Boise, ID 83702|
|Nampa Midwifery||Midwives, Childbirth Education, Prenatal/Perinatal Care||+12088001948||304 12th Ave Rd, Nampa, ID 83686|
Individual Doulas in Idaho by price:
We have also compiled a list of individual doulas working in Idaho 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 Idaho
|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|
|1318||Tialyr Anderson||Serenity & Sparrow Doula Services||$400||0 to 1||Solo practice||DONA International, March 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI will attend any home birth where a licensed midwife is present.||Current member of Treasure Valley Doulas||Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am a trained doula working on my certification through DONA International, and would be honored to partner with you for your unique birth journey. As your doula, I am dedicated to helping you have your healthiest and most ideal birth experience. My desire for my clients are to help them feel fully supported, confident, empowered, and informed in their pregnancy and birth. I am committed to helping your birth space feel peaceful, intimate, and joyful. My services include a free consultation, two prenatal appointments to discuss your birth plan and how to achieve your desired birth, continuous support during labor, birth and immediate postpartum, and two postpartum appointments. Please feel free to email me in regards to your free consultation as well as pricing or availability questions. **I am currently working as a student midwife and will not be taking any more doula clients in 2021.**||2086978465||Idaho||Nampa, ID||25 miles|
|1319||Lisa Walters CD (CBI)||Birth Doula||$800||1 to 3||Solo practice||http://lisajoywalters.net||Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula||5 years and 80 births attended||Childbirth International, August 2008||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||Volunteer birth doula with New Beginnings Maternity Home||Fee includes two prenatal appointments, on-call time starting two weeks before due date, continuous labor and birth support up to two hours after baby is born, and one postpartum visit.||574-612-1281||Idaho||Hayden, ID||50 miles|
|1320||Avery Whiteley||Avery the Doula||$300 to $600||$25 to $60||0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum families||Solo practice||https://www.treasurevalleydoulas.com/birthdoulaaverywhiteley.html||DONA International, October 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsAvailable on Zoom if I am unable to attend birth due to Covid-19||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersAvailable on Zoom if I am unable to attend birth due to Covid-19||Attends home births? Any Home BirthA licensed midwife must attend. Available on Zoom if I am unable to attend birth due to Covid-19||Congratulations on your journey! My goal as your Doula is to make you feel supported, encouraged and empowered during this special time. I am a professionally trained birth Doula pursuing certification, and I practice postpartum as well. I can assist you in devising a birth plan that fits your needs, discuss prenatally wishes for your birth, involve your partner in a supportive role and plenty more! I absolutely adore Doulas, and I firmly believe you can find your perfect match! Prenatal visit, discussing birth plan options and informational availability- $300 Prenatal visit, discussing birth plan options and informational availability, labor and delivery support, post-delivery follow up, breastfeeding support- $600||2088714861||Idaho||Boise, ID||100 miles No ferries|
|1321||Heather Lee - In person and virtual support||Bascha Birth Doula||$300 to $700||1 to 2||Solo practice||DONA International, February 2020||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||While working toward my certification my fees may not be as competitive with more experienced birth doulas. I hope you'll consider hiring me as I look forward to the opportunity of bringing partners closer together in one of the most memorable days of their lives. I hope to work with both parents- to- be, to help find their comfort level when providing comfort measures; encouraging and supporting their choices of navigation, on their birth day. Although not certified in ASL, I am expanding the use of my hands, to better communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing community.||208.407.1725||Idaho||Boise, ID||25 miles|
|1322||Amber Stewart||Mother In Bloom||$900||2 to 4||Solo practice||https://www.motherinbloom.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 BirthI attend home births attended by Midwives||250 retainer remaining balance due by 38 weeks payment plans accepted||9073887290||Idaho||Meridian, ID||100 miles Amber@motherinbloom.com|
|1323||Jaclyn Reilly||Jaclyn Reilly Doula||$600||1||Solo practice||http://jaclynreillydoula.com||Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula||3 years||DONA International, August 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||I am available to serve families birthing at home, at a birthing center, or the hospital. My services include 2-3 prenatal visits, unlimited texts/calls during your pregnancy, continuous support during your birthing time, help during the first hour with first latch & breastfeeding, and one post-partum visit. Plus recommendations on holistic care providers locally and other natural health resources. Trainings I have attended in the past 3 years: *Spinning Babies *Evidence Based Birth - Savvy Birth Pro * Mamastefit Birth Worker Course *Bradley Method Childbirth Education course||7143906451||Idaho||Coeur D Alene, ID||35 miles Coeur d Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum, East Spokane|
|1324||Andrea Roltgen||In The Vine Services||$950||1 to 2||Solo practice||http://inthevineservices.com/||Birth Arts International - Certified Birth Doula||6 years and 50 births attended||Self-trained, May 2013,Birth Arts International, July 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsI have experience attending births at all four Spokane hospitals, as well as Kootenai Health||Attends birth center births? All Birth CentersI have experience attending births at most local birth centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthI'm a student midwife, and midwife assistant, and am highly experienced with homebirth in the local area. I have worked with most of the area midwives, as well.||In addition to being an experienced Certified Doula, I am a Certified Childbirth Educator that maintains an active membership with ICEA, I’m a member of Spokane Professional Doula Association. I'm a student midwive, and an experienced homebirth midwife assistant. I am CPR and Basic Life Support Certified. I conduct low cost classes in the community; teaching Childbirth Education, hormones, wellness, body awareness, fertility and classes for young ladies going through puberty. I offer low cost doula services for teen mothers, and those considering adoption. I frequently work with area midwives to offer excellent continuity of care. I'm a Certified Herbalist, so I'm truly a birth educator, doula and practitioner that offers full scope care for the childbearing year. I am active with ICAN, and a mother with 2 previous C-Sections and 8 VBA2C (8 vaginal births after 2 c-section) , and maintain awareness of current local birth culture issues, as well as providers in the area.||I will work with families with flexible payment plans, reduced rate for hardship, reduced rate for combining with Childbirth Education classes, and will take a reduced fee for teen mothers.||2084161701||Idaho||Post Falls, ID||75 miles Travel fees beyon 50 miles may apply-let's meet and talk and work it out!|
|1325||Carina Bishop||Baby Belly Doula and Placenta Encapsulation||$775||0 to 3||Solo practice||http://placentabenefits.info/carinabishop||DONA International, October 2006,DONA International, June 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthAny home birth with a doctor or midwife present||BA/BS||I volunteered and served as a board member to Treasure Valley Doulas organization for four years.||I offer a complimentary consultation. My services include: phone/e-mail support throughout pregnancy, two prenatal visits, help in designing a useful birth plan, continuous support during labor and delivery, immediate postpartum and breastfeeding support, postpartum visit.||(208) 869-7268||Idaho||Boise, ID||30 miles|
|1326||Caitlin Martin||Empress Doula Services||$600||1 to 2||Solo practice||https://empressdoula.com/||DONA International, October 2019||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All Hospitals||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Some Home BirthsI will attend any home birth, as long as a certified nurse/midwife will be attending, as I am not medically trained.||Member of Treasure Valley Doulas||Congratulations on your pregnancy! Thank you for visiting my profile and I look forward to learning about you and your baby on the way. My goal is to support the birth you want, and help you advocate for what you wish to experience during your labor and birth. As someone open to all backgrounds, I strive to be available to support all situations. While I do have a standard birth fee, I am open to a sliding scale for those who need it or discussing a payment plan. My duty is to ease your pregnancy, labor and birth concerns during the time I will be on call for you. This is such a special time in your life and as a doula, I want you to feel empowered and in control of how you would like your birth to go! I can’t wait to speak to you and I hope you choose me to be a part of your birth team!||5416026554||Idaho||Meridian, ID||30 miles|
|1327||Brooke Fuller||The Village Mother||$600 to $1000||1 to 4||Solo practice||Indigo Birth, August 2020||Type of practice: Solo practice||Attends hospital births? All HospitalsMost of my experience is in hospital birth.||Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers||Attends home births? Any Home BirthYes, I specialize in supporting women through autonomous pregnancy and home birth.||BA/BS||I worked as an educator, teaching 7th grade for 11 years. I am a huge advocate for medical freedom and women's rights.||My services are not one size fits all. I work with each client to determine their individual wants and needs. With that said, I generally meet with moms a minimum of 4 times during pregnancy and 1 time during postpartum. I feel it's critical to build a close relationships with moms so they feel safe with me during their birthing time.||5593816445||Idaho||Athol, ID||60 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|
Doulas in Idaho by city:
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